Pokémon Regional Championships

Battle in Pokémon TCG and video game Regional Championships taking place all around the world. After the Pokémon International Championships, the Pokémon Regional Championships are the largest events in terms of both attendance and Championship Point payouts.

  • Up to $50,000 in prizes, scholarships, and gift cards (based on attendance)

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions to enter

Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own 60-card deck that matches the format listed below; Pokémon video game players must bring their own system and a legal team.

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

2018 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule

At the Pokémon Regional Championships, Tournament Organizers have the option of conducting Pokémon TCG events under the Expanded or Standard format. On the video game side, competitors will use Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon on systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.

Most Regional Championships have both Pokémon TCG and video game competitions, although some events may be exclusive to Pokémon TCG players or VGC players. Please check the Event Locator for more information about events.

North American Regional Championships Schedule

DatesLocationTCG Format
9/2/17 - 9/3/17Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, INExpanded
9/30/17 - 10/1/17Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CTStandard
10/7/17 - 10/8/17Ocean Center-Daytona Beach, FLExpanded
10/14/17 - 10/15/17Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC, CanadaStandard
11/25/17 - 11/26/17San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CAExpanded
12/16/17 - 12/17/17Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TNStandard
1/27/18 - 1/28/18Hyatt Regency DFW, Dallas, TX [located at Terminal C of DFW Airport]Expanded
2/17/18 - 2/18/18Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL (near St. Louis, MO)Standard
3/3/18 - 3/4/18OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA (near Anaheim, CA)Expanded
3/17/18 - 3/18/18The Park Expo & Conference Center, Charlotte, NCStandard
3/24/18 - 3/25/18Oregon Convention Center, Portland, ORStandard
5/5/18 - 5/6/18Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake City, UTExpanded
5/12/18 - 5/13/18Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaStandard
5/26/18 - 5/27/18Berglund Special Events Center, Roanoke, VAExpanded
6/2/18 - 6/3/18Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, WIStandard

Dates and locations subject to change.

European Regional Championships Schedule

See also: European Special Events Schedule

DatesLocationTCG Format
7/29/17 - 7/30/17Exhibition Centre Liverpool Hall A, Liverpool, UKStandard
9/16/17 - 9/17/17Musical-Theater, Bremen, GermanyStandard
1/27/18 - 1/28/18Dreamhack, Leipziger Messe, Leipzig, GermanyStandard
2/17/18 - 2/18/18Amiralen, Malmö, SwedenStandard
4/14/18 - 4/15/18Messe Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, GermanyExpanded
6/16/18 - 6/17/18Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, UKStandard

Dates and locations subject to change.

Latin American Regional Championships Schedule

Check back for more events in this region.

Oceania Regional Championships Schedule

Check back for more events in this region.

2018 Pokémon TCG Regionals Championship Points

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3-41300
5-810024
9-168048
17-3260100
33-6450200
65-12840400
129-25630800

Point totals subject to change.

2018 Pokémon VG Regionals Championship Points

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Regional Championships is:

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3-41300
5-81000
9-168048
17-3260100
33-6450200
65-12840400
129-25630800

Championship Point totals subject to change.

Entry Fee

Entry fees are determined by the Tournament Organizer. Please contact the Tournament Organizer or visit the event page for more information.

Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG and Video Game Regional Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the Regionals prizes for the 2018 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or cash

  • Awards under $5,000: Cash

Under 18 years of age:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. Unless otherwise specified, all prizes are paid in US dollars and subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.

Pokémon TCG Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–2425–100101–200201+
1$500.00$1,500.00$2,500.00$5,000.00
2$250.00$750.00$1,500.00$2,500.00
3–4$-$500.00$750.00$1,500.00
5–8$-$250.00$500.00$750.00
9–16$-$-$250.00$500.00
17–32$-$-$-$250.00

Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 64 Pokémon TCG players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

1st–8th place: 108 booster packs

9th–16th place: 72 booster packs

17th–32nd place: 36 booster packs

33rd–64th: 18 booster packs

Pokémon Video Game Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–2425–100101–200201+
1$500.00$1,000.00$2,000.00$3,000.00
2$250.00$500.00$1,000.00$2,000.00
3–4$-$250.00$500.00$1,000.00
5–8$-$-$250.00$500.00
9–16$-$-$-$250.00

Subject to change.

Additionally, the top 16 video game players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance, in eligible markets.

1st–2nd place: 72 booster packs

3rd–4th place: 36 booster packs

5th–8th place: 18 booster packs

9th–16th place: 9 booster packs




Last updated 7/26/2017

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