Pokémon TCG, video game, Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE, and Pokkén Tournament DX competitors, as well as spectators, can register online for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, taking place August 18–21 at the ExCeL London events center in London, England.
Registration for the World Championships will take place entirely online.
A badge is required to enter the event space at all times. Badges must be visibly worn while within the event space.
Badges can only be purchased online using a credit or debit card and can only be picked up on site at the event. Cash or check payments for badges will not be accepted.
Competitors and spectators can check in and pick up their badges at the ExCeL London events center, in Hall N22 at the following times:
Wednesday, August 17, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, August 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Main event competitors playing on Thursday must check in and receive their badge on Wednesday. Players who qualified directly to Day Two and begin play on Friday may check in anytime Wednesday or Thursday by 3PM.
Proof of age may be requested during check-in. Failure to provide proof of age may result in the player being denied participation in the tournament, at the organizer's discretion. Parent or guardian must be present at badge pickup for Junior and Senior players.
By entering or attending a Play! Pokémon event, all attendees agree to adhere to the rules and requirements outlined in our COVID-19 policies. Please read this policy thoroughly before registering for and arriving at the event.
Main Event Competitor Registration
Qualified competitors who have received invitations are highly encouraged to RSVP via the online registration system. There is no registration fee for competitors.
Pokémon UNITE invited teams will need to complete online team registration and rosters through Battlefy and RK9.
All competitors will receive one competitor badge and Worlds lanyard, plus one spectator badge for a guest or parent/guardian. This spectator badge will not include any other items. Any additional spectator badges must be purchased online. All competitors who RSVP online and show up in person will also be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit. Items will be distributed on site at the event. Substitute product may be provided if necessary. Players who do not RSVP in advance will still be allowed to play,but may not be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit.
Competitors will be required to provide their name, player ID number, and some form of ID to pick up their competitor badge. Junior and Senior Division competitors must also have a guardian present to pick up their competitor badge.
Eligible players must be present to pick up a welcome kit. Welcome kits will not be distributed to anyone other than the eligible player. Welcome kits will not be shipped to players who do not attend the event.
Pokémon GO LCQ and Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ Competitor Registration
Players who would like to battle in the Pokémon GO Last Chance Qualifier or the Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier will also need to register online prior to the start of the competition.
The registration fee for spectators of all ages is £10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges. Spectator registration will be available for online purchase throughout the event weekend, until 1:00 p.m. BST on Sunday, August 21, or until badges sell out.
A registration confirmation email (sent after spectator registration is completed via the registration website) will be required to pick up spectator badges. A maximum of two spectator badges can be purchased at one time.
Children age 5 and under do not need to be registered in advance, and will instead be given wristbands on site at the event. Children age 5 and under do not receive any additional items.
All side events will take place inside the event space, so attendees must wear an official event badge at all times to participate.
Bag and Personal Items Policy
To ensure the safety of all attendees, the following items will not be permitted into the event:
Items which could be considered "weapons" and would not pass airline security (including all firearms, sharp objects, mock weapons, and sprays)
Electronic smoking devices
Bags larger than 9" x 14" x 22" (23cm x 36cm x 56 cm). If an airline would not classify it a carry-on, it is too big. Please check with your hotel about bag storage options.
Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substance
Apparel, objects or signs with explicit wording or pictures
Animals (other than service animals)
All bags are subject to search upon entry to the event, and security retains the right to refuse entry.
Good luck to all competitors at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships!