Pokémon North America International Championships

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The 2018 Pokémon North America International Championships are the fourth and final International Championships event of the 2018 Championship Series season. The event is one of the largest of the entire 2018 season and features exciting competition for both Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game Championships (VGC) players. This year's competition will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on July 6–8, 2018. Huge amounts of Championship Points and thousands of dollars in prizes will be on the line in both the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon VGC and Pokémon TCG competitions.

Event location:
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Halls C & D
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

The Senior Division Pokémon TCG and all Masters Division competitions will begin Friday, July 6, and go through Sunday, July 8. The Senior Division Pokémon VGC and all Junior Division competitions will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

The North America International Championships will also feature a Pokkén Tournament Championship Series event. The top finishers will qualify for the 2018 Pokkén Tournament World Championships.

Anyone in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program can participate! Players can find more information on the Play! Pokémon Rules and Resources page.


Entry to this event will require a badge for all attendees, including both competitors and spectators. Bag checks will be enforced for all attendees at the event.


Attendance for the Pokémon TCG, VGC, and Pokkén Tournament DX tournaments will be capped.


Pokémon TCG players will compete using the Standard format, and they are allowed to use English-language cards, as well as cards from their home market in languages other than English. The VGC competition will be played using Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon; all regions and language versions of the games are permitted. Players' Nintendo 3DS systems need to be updated with the most recent patch and software version.

Good luck to all competitors at the 2018 Pokémon North America International Championships!

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