Pokémon Video Game Midseason Showdowns

Put your Pokémon video game battling skills to the test in Video Game Midseason Showdowns. Midseason Showdown events are a step up from Premier Challenge competitions, featuring an increased Championship Point payout.

  • A step up from Premier Challenges

  • Earn significant Championship Points

  • Strengthen your connection with the Pokémon community

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions

The Midseason Showdowns give Pokémon video game players more opportunities to earn Championship Points and to test their skills in preparation for larger events.

All players who have a Trainer Club account and are in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program are welcome to participate.

In the 2019 season, Midseason Showdowns will typically only occur during the middle month of a series, unless they are featured as a side event at larger tournaments like Regional Championships or special conventions.

2019 Pokémon VG Midseason Showdowns

The Best Finish Limit for the 2019 Pokémon VG Midseason Showdowns is 2 per series.

Sun Series: September 4, 2018, through January 7, 2019

Moon Series: January 8 through April 1, 2019

Ultra Series: April 2 through June 23, 2019


The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Midseason Showdowns:

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
1500
2400
3–4320
5–82524
9–162048
17–3216100
33–6413200

Note: Championship Point values subject to change.

Midseason Showdowns counting toward travel awards to the Oceania International Championships will primarily take place in October, during the Sun series.

Midseason Showdowns counting toward travel awards to the Europe International Championships will primarily take place in December, during the Sun series.

Midseason Showdowns counting toward travel awards to the North America International Championships will primarily take place in March, during the Moon series.

Further Midseason Showdowns counting toward the 2019 Pokémon World Championships will take place in May, during the Ultra series.

Additional Midseason Showdowns will also be run at most Regional Championships and select Special Championships outside of these timeframes.

Championship Series Events

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