Pokémon Regional Championships

You can battle in Pokémon TCG and video game Regional Championships, which take place all over the world. After the Pokémon International Championships, the Pokémon Regional Championships are the largest events in terms of both attendance and Championship Point payouts.

  • Up to $50,000 in prizes, scholarships, and gift cards (based on attendance)

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions to enter

Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own 60-card deck that matches the format listed below; Pokémon video game players must bring their own game system and a legal Pokémon team.

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


2020 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule

At the Pokémon Regional Championships, Tournament Organizers have the option of conducting Pokémon TCG events in the Standard or Expanded format. Pokémon Video Game Championship Series events will begin the season using the 2019 Ultra Series Format on the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games on systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Events will transition to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield on the Nintendo Switch system beginning on January 4, 2020.

Most Regional Championships have both Pokémon TCG and video game competitions, although some events may be exclusive to Pokémon TCG players or VGC players. Please check the Event Locator for more information about events.


US and Canada Regional Championships Schedule

DateLocationTCG Format
Sept. 28–29, 2019Atlantic City Convention Center - Hall A
One Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ
Standard
Oct. 11–13, 2019Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN
Standard
Nov. 2–3, 2019Greater Richmond Convention Center - Hall D
403 N 3rd St.
Richmond, VA
Expanded
Nov. 8–10, 2019Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR
Expanded
Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 2019Ocean Center
101 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL
Standard
Dec. 7–8, 2019San Diego Convention Center - Hall E
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA
Standard
Jan. 17–19, 2020Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport
2334 N International Pkwy
Dallas, TX
Expanded
Feb. 28–Mar. 1, 2020Gateway Center
1 Gateway Dr.
Collinsville, IL
Expanded
Mar. 13–15, 2020The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Standard
Mar. 20–22, 2020Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St.
Charlotte, NC
Expanded
Apr. 4–5, 2020Salt Palace Convention Center - Hall 1
100 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Expanded
May 8–10, 2020Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle St.
Albany, NY
Standard
May 22–24, 2020Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Standard
May 23–24, 2020Santa Clara Convention Center - Hall C
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA
Standard
June 5–7, 2020Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Standard

Dates, locations, and formats subject to change. More events may be added at a later date.


European Regional Championships Schedule

See also: Europe Special Events Schedule

DateLocationTCG Format
Sept. 7–8, 2019Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Sheaf St
Sheffield S1 2BP
United Kingdom
Standard
Sept. 28–29, 2019Sartory Säle
Friesenstraße 44-48
50670 Köln
Germany
Standard
Jan. 11–12, 2020Ruhr Congress
Stadionring 20
44791 Bochum, Germany
Standard
Mar. 7–8, 2020Baltiska Hallen
Eric Perssons väg 8A
217 62 Malmö, Sweden
Standard
May 2–3, 2020Exhibition Centre Liverpool – Hall A
King's Dock, Port of Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4FP, United Kingdom
Standard

Dates, locations, and formats subject to change. More events may be added at a later date.


Latin American Regional Championships Schedule

DateLocationTCG Format
Jan. 25–26, 2020Amcham Business Center
R. da Paz, 1431
Chácara Santo Antônio (Zona Sul), São Paulo - SP, 04713-001
Brazil*
Standard
Mar. 28–29, 2020Expoville
R. XV de Novembro, 4315
Glória, Joinville - SC, 89216-201
Brazil*
Standard
May 30–31, 2020Praia Centro Hotel
Av. Monsenhor Tabosa, 740
Praia de Iracema, Fortaleza - CE, 60165-01
Brazil*
Standard

*Pokémon Trading Card Game only

Dates, locations, and formats subject to change. More events may be added at a later date.


Oceania Regional Championships Schedule

DateLocationTCG Format
Dec. 7–8, 2019Brisbane City Hall
64 Adelaide St
Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Standard
Dec. 21–22, 2019Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Standard
Mar. 14–15, 2020Perth Town Hall
601 Hay St
Perth WA 6000, Australia
Standard
May 16–17, 2020Quaycentre's Hall of Legends
Olympic Blvd
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia
Standard

Dates, locations, and formats subject to change. More events may be added at a later date.


2020 Pokémon TCG Regionals Championship Points

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon TCG Regional Championships is as follows:

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3–41300
5–81000
9–168048
17–3260100
33–6450200
65–12840400
129–25630800

Notes:
Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Special Events)
Point totals subject to change.


2020 Pokémon VG Regionals Championship Points

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Regional Championships is as follows:

Best Finish Limit: 6 (shared with Special Events)

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3–41300
5–81000
9–168048
17–3260100
33–6450200
65–12840400
129–25630800

Notes:
Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Special Events)
Championship Point totals subject to change.


Entry Fee

Entry fees are determined by the Tournament Organizer. Please contact the Tournament Organizer or visit the event page for more information.


Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG and Video Game Regional Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the Regionals prizes for the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or cash

  • Awards under $5,000: Cash

Under 18 years of age:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. Unless otherwise specified, all prizes are paid in US dollars and are subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.


Pokémon TCG Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$500$1,500$2,500$5,000
2$250$750$1,500$2,500
3–4$-$500$750$1,500
5–8$-$250$500$750
9–16$-$-$250$500
17–32$-$-$-$250

Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 64 Pokémon TCG players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

1st–8th place: 108 booster packs

9th–16th place: 72 booster packs

17th–32nd place: 36 booster packs

33rd–64th place: 18 booster packs


Pokémon Video Game Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$500$1,000$2,000$3,000
2$250$500$1,000$2,000
3–4$-$250$500$1,000
5–8$-$-$250$500
9–16$-$-$-$250

Subject to change.

Additionally, the top 16 video game players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance, in eligible markets.

1st–2nd place: 72 booster packs

3rd–4th place: 36 booster packs

5th–8th place: 18 booster packs

9th–16th place: 9 booster packs

Championship Series Events

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