March 25, 2021

Pokémon Players Cup IV Begins April 2021, Includes Pokémon TCG and Video Games

Get the info you need to participate in and watch the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Pokkén Tournament DX competition.

The Pokémon Players Cup IV online tournament is approaching, Trainers. This exciting competition will take place April through July 2021, and it will see some of the best Pokémon Trainers from around the world square off to win a share of $45,000 in prizes and, perhaps more importantly, bragging rights as one of the top Pokémon Trainers in the world. Participation in the Pokémon Players Cup IV is open to all Masters Division players, and the tournament will take place entirely online.

There will be three separate competitions in the Pokémon Players Cup IV—one featuring the Pokémon Trading Card Game, one featuring the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, and one featuring the Pokkén Tournament DX video game.

Eligible competitors can earn their places in the Region Qualifiers through qualifying events. To participate in these events, players MUST have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have a Player ID before the first phase of a Players Cup tournament. Pokémon TCG players also need to have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with a Player ID attached to their PTC account between January 16, 2021, and April 16, 2021, to participate.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video game players will battle in the Pokémon Players Cup IV Qualifier to lock in a spot for the Region Qualifiers. Video game players need to have linked their Pokémon Trainer Club account to their Nintendo account before the Pokémon Players Cup IV Qualifier begins. See details for video game participants.

Pokémon TCG players will compete in tournaments during a qualifying period in the Pokémon TCG Online. See details for Pokémon TCG participants.

Pokkén Tournament DX players will compete in Online Qualifiers within their region. All players will be required to register online before the qualification date and will need an account with both Discord and Battlefy to participate. See details for Pokkén Tournament DX participants.

All Pokémon Players Cup IV events will be streamed to fans can watch the thrilling battles and cheer on their favorite competitors. You can follow along here on, on Twitch, or on YouTube. Our team of experts will be on hand to provide insightful commentary on all the action. Get details on Pokémon Players Cup IV streaming.

Get additional information about the Pokémon Players Cup IV, including rules, eligibility requirements, dates, and more.

Good luck, Trainers!

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