Pokémon Europe International Championships Side Events

The Pokémon Europe International Championships will host a full schedule of side events open to all attendees who have an official event badge, regardless of whether the attendee is playing in the main event. Come battle for great prizes in smaller Pokémon TCG and video game competitions throughout the weekend. It's a great opportunity to compete against players from around the world.

Most side events require an entry fee. Side event registration opens Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The prize wall closes early Sunday afternoon when the Europe International Championships closing ceremonies start. Prizes must be redeemed by that time. See the side events area at the venue for more details.

Most on-demand side event pods are single-elimination brackets of 8 players. There will be free-of-charge round robin pods of 4 players available to Junior Division players each day. Players will receive prize wall tickets based on their record.

Midseason Showdowns and Pokémon TCG Cups will operate as best-of-1 Swiss, followed by a best-of-3 single-elimination Top Cut. For Masters, these events will start on Saturday, with the Top 8 taking place on Sunday. For Juniors and Seniors, the events have a player cap of 64 players per age division, playing a maximum of 5 rounds of Swiss followed by the Top Cut and taking place entirely on Sunday.

There are also events for players of Pokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! See below for details.

All times CEST. Times are subject to change.


Video Game Side Events

Friday, April 26

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Ultra Series pickup pods€5
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Ultra Series round robin pods (Juniors)No cost
3 p.m.Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! battle€10

Saturday, April 27

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Ultra Series pickup pods€5
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Ultra Series pickup pods (Juniors)No cost
10 a.m.Midseason Showdown (Masters)€15
NoonPokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! battle€10

Sunday, April 28

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.Ultra Series pickup pods€5
9 a.m.Midseason Showdown (Juniors and Seniors)€15
10 a.m.Midseason Showdown Top Cut (Masters)

Video Game Side Event Special Formats

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! battle side events will be played on Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! for the Nintendo Switch. Every player is required to have their own game and Nintendo Switch system. Players compete in Single Battle format using the Normal Rules rule set. Mewtwo, Mew, Meltan, and Melmetal are not permitted for use in these events.


Pokémon TCG Side Events

Friday, April 26

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Standard pickup pods€5
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Standard pickup pods (Juniors)No cost
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Booster Battle pickup pods€5
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Build & Battle pickup pods€20

Saturday, April 27

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Standard pickup pods€5
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Standard pickup pods (Juniors)No cost
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Booster Battle pickup pods€5
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Build & Battle pickup pods€20
10 a.m.TCG Cup (Masters)€15

Sunday, April 28

8:30 a.m.TCG Cup (Juniors and Seniors)€15
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.Standard pickup pods€5
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.Standard pickup pods (Juniors)No cost
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.Booster Battle pickup pods€5
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.Build & Battle pickup pods€20
10 a.m.TCG Cup Top Cut (Masters)

TCG Side Event Special Formats

Build & Battle pickup pods of 10 players will be available for a variety of expansions. The list of eligible expansions will be posted at the event.

Players in Booster Battle pickup pods will receive a booster pack and build a 10-card deck using the cards from their booster and additional Energy cards. Mutant Evolution rules are in play.


Pokkén Tournament DX Side Events

Friday, April 26

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.3-v-3 pickup pods€5
1 p.m.1-v-1 tournament€10

Saturday, April 27

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.3-v-3 pickup pods€5

Sunday, April 28

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.3-v-3 pickup pods€5
10 a.m.Crew Battle€5/player

Pokkén Tournament DX Side Event Special Formats

Crew Battle side events are played in teams of 3 players. Battles take place on a single station in the 3-v-3 format, with each crew member playing 1 Pokémon from the team. When that Pokémon is knocked out, the next player substitutes in, until all 3 players and Pokémon from one team are knocked out. Players are not required to have their own Pokkén Tournament DX game and Nintendo Switch system to participate in this side event.


Pokémon GO Side Events

Friday, April 26

11 a.m.Morning League€5
2 p.m.Afternoon League€5
5 p.m.Evening League€5

Saturday, April 27

11 a.m.Morning League€5
2 p.m.Afternoon League€5
5 p.m.Evening League€5

Sunday, April 28

11 a.m.Morning League€5
1 p.m.Afternoon League€5

Pokémon GO Side Event Special Formats

Each League will be played in the Great League. Players bring a team of 6 Pokémon, from which they choose 3 to use in each battle. Players may not have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on their team.

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