Pokémon Video Game Championship Points

Information subject to change.

Video Game Championship Points are awarded to players based on how well they finish at each Play! Pokémon Championship Series event.

VGC events that award Championship Points include the following:

More tournament types will be announced at a later date.

About the Championship Points system

All Championship Series events award Championship Points to players who finish at first place in their age division. Players finishing below first place earn points only if the attendance at a specific event and in their age division reaches a specific threshold. The awarding of additional Championship Points at an event based on attendance is called a Kicker.

Each Championship Series event has a Best Finish Limit. This is the maximum number of scores that can count for that series, with higher-scoring placements replacing lower scores.

To be eligible for Championship Points and Play! Points, players must have a registered Player ID attached to their Pokémon Trainer Club account and must opt in to the Play! Pokémon program.

VGC Championship Points tables

Championship Points will be used to determine various awards during the 2023 Championship Series season, including invitations to the Pokémon World Championships.

More tournament types and their corresponding VGC Championship Point structures will be announced at a later date.

Regional Championships & Special Events

Best Finish Limit: 6
Play! Points: 3

Placement Championship Points Kicker (# of participants)
1 200 0
2 160 0
3–4 130 0
5–8 100 0
9–16 80 48
17–32 60 100
33–64 50 200
65–128 40 400
129–256 30 800

VGC International Championships

Best Finish Limit: 4
Play! Points: 5

Placement Championship Points Kicker (# of participants)
1 500 0
2 400 0
3–4 320 0
5–8 250 0
9–16 200 48
17–32 160 100
33–64 130 200
65–128 100 400
129–256 80 800
257–512 60 1600

Special Events

Special Events take place in addition to standard Championship Series events. Most of these occur either as side events at major Championship Series tournaments or as standalone events scheduled at gaming conventions. The format and prizes at Special Events may vary.

Championship Series Events

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