Start a League (General Info/Requirements)

Pokémon Leagues are casual meetups where players can play, trade, and learn about the Pokémon TCG. It's a great introduction to the Play! Pokémon, as well as an excellent way to contribute to the community. We expect Leagues to be run in clean, publicly accessible venues.

Your venue must meet the following criteria* to be classified as an in-store League location:

  • Must be a “brick-and-mortar” establishment with a storefront, a visible point of sale, and regular daytime opening hours.

  • Must sell the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

  • Must provide accessibility to all potential attendees without discrimination.

  • Must have space for at least 8 players either inside or directly adjacent to your store.

The League application process can be found here.

If you have already received the Organizer certification in the Professor Program, and would like to start a league please log in to your account to fill out the League Application for your venue. If you don't already have a Play! Pokémon account, please create one. Once you have an account, follow these steps to become an organizer.




This information applies to the United States and Canada only. Eligibility criteria may vary based on geographic region. This information is subject to change at any time. Please check back regularly for updates.

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