Pokémon Video Game Midseason Showdown

Put your Pokémon video game battling skills to the test in Video Game Midseason Showdowns. Midseason Showdown events are a step up from Premier Challenge competitions, featuring an increased Championship Point payout.

  • A step up from Premier Challenges

  • Earn significant Championship Points

  • Strengthen your connection with the Pokémon community

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions

The Midseason Showdowns give Pokémon video game players more opportunities to earn Championship Points and to test their skills in preparation for larger events.

All players who have a Trainer Club account and are in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program are welcome to participate.

In the 2019 season, Midseason Showdowns will typically only occur during the middle month of a series, unless they are featured as a side event at larger tournaments like Regional Championships or special conventions.

2019 Pokémon VG Midseason Showdown

The Best Finish Limit for the 2019 Pokémon VG Midseason Showdown is 2 per series.

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Midseason Showdown:

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
1500
2400
3–4320
5–82524
9–162048
17–3216100
33–6413200

Note: Championship Point values subject to change.

Sun Series: September 4, 2018, through January 7, 2019

Moon Series: January 8 through April 1, 2019

Ultra Series: April 2 through June 23, 2019

Championship Series Events

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