Pokémon Video Game Premier Challenge

Get started with Pokémon video game competitions at Premier Challenge events! Enjoy the thrill of live competitive battles and get started on the path toward the Pokémon World Championships. Premier Challenges are the smallest events in the Championship Series season and provide a great way for players to try competitive Pokémon play in person.

  • Welcomes players of all skill levels

  • Offers a fun time with other Pokémon fans

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions

These events have modest Championship Point payouts and provide players with an excellent opportunity to get started in Pokémon video game tournament play. Tournament Organizer may award additional prizes, which may vary from event to event. Please check the details offered by the Tournament Organizer for more information.

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

2018 Pokémon Video Game Premier Challenge

The Premier Challenge schedule in the 2018 season will be divided into four series:

Autumn Series: September 1 – October 31, 2017

Winter Series: November 1 – January 31, 2018

Spring Series: February 1 – April 30, 2018

Summer Series: May 1 – June 30, 2018

The Best Finish Limit for the 2018 Pokémon VG Premier Challenge is 2 per series. Championship Point details can be found here.

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Premier Challenge is:

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
1150
2120
3-4100
5-8824
9-16648
17-324100

Note: Championship Point values subject to change.

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