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The Pokemon World Championships: A Thrilling Event for Pokemon Enthusiasts

Attention Pokemon trainers and fans! Get ready for an exhilarating experience at the Pokemon World Championships. This highly anticipated event is set to take place from Thursday, August 18, to Sunday, August 21, offering a full schedule of side events and thrilling competitions. Whether you’re a Trading Card Game (TCG) player, a Pokemon Sword and Shield video game enthusiast, a Pokkén Tournament DX fan, or an avid Pokemon GO player, there’s something for everyone at this extraordinary gathering of Trainers from all corners of the world.

Exciting Schedule and Events

The Pokemon World Championships opens its doors promptly at 8 a.m. each day from Thursday, August 18, through Saturday, August 20. On Sunday, August 21, the doors will open at 8:30 a.m. This four-day extravaganza features a wide array of side events that attendees can participate in, regardless of whether they are competing in the main event. It’s a splendid opportunity to engage in Pokemon TCG, Pokemon Sword and Shield video game, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Pokemon GO competitions, all while connecting with Trainers from across the globe.

Trading Card Game Side Events

If you’re a fan of the Pokemon TCG, you’re in for a treat. The side events cater to various playing styles and formats, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Dive into Standard format pickup games or showcase your skills in Build & Battle tournaments. Experience the excitement of the Ditto Draft, available in both single-pack and four-pack versions. Those seeking a unique challenge can test their mettle in the Gym Leader Challenge, where decks are restricted to a specific type. Plus, the Team Format and Raid Format events offer opportunities for collaboration and epic battles against colossal Raid Format bosses. Don’t forget to check out the new Pokemon TCG Alternative Play Handbook for more details on these exciting formats!

Pokemon Sword and Shield Video Game Side Events

If you’re a Pokemon Sword and Shield player, the World Championships have got you covered too. Join pickup games throughout the weekend or participate in one of three different tournament formats. The Spikemuth Doubles event spices up the Series 12 rules by banning Dynamaxing and the Series 12 restricted list. The Catch Cup challenges Trainers to catch and train a new team within a 30-minute time limit before competing in a three-round tournament. For a truly unique experience, the Malamar Cup requires players to hold their Nintendo Switch upside down throughout the entire tournament. These events promise thrilling battles and unexpected twists, so bring your A-game and show off your skills!

Pokkén Tournament DX Side Events

Fans of the action-packed Pokkén Tournament DX will also find their home at the World Championships. Engage in intense battles in the Team Battle format, where you and two teammates take on rival groups, with each controlling one Pokemon on the team. The King of the Hill event allows winners to stay and face new opponents in an exciting showdown, earning points for each victory. Those who achieve an impressive win streak will even receive a bonus. All Pokkén Tournament DX side events will be held in the designated area of the hall, providing an electrifying atmosphere for competitors and spectators alike.

Pokemon GO Side Events

If you prefer the mobile gaming experience, Pokemon GO enthusiasts will have the chance to participate in a variety of thrilling events throughout the weekend. Battle other players or embark on captivating Field Research activities. Returning from the North America International Championships is a popular scavenger hunt activity, customized for this event to immerse you in the World Championships spirit. Whether you’re exploring new areas or engaging in competitive play, there’s no shortage of exciting opportunities to get involved in the world of Pokemon GO.

Pokemon UNITE Side Events

The Pokemon UNITE side events, making their triumphant debut at the World Championships, offer a unique way to experience Pokemon in a team-based multiplayer online battle arena game. If you’re curious about this exciting addition to the Pokemon universe, don’t miss the chance to talk with our Professors. They will guide you through downloading the game and provide valuable tips to help you jump into the action. Pokemon UNITE promises to deliver an enthralling gaming experience and a new chapter in Pokemon fandom.

A Talent Lineup Like No Other

At the 2022 Pokemon World Championships, we are honored to host a fantastic collection of experts who will guide and entertain you throughout the event. These knowledgeable individuals will accompany Trainers from around the world as they showcase their skills and compete passionately in five different games. It’s an opportunity to witness greatness and appreciate the immense talent and dedication within the Pokemon community. Prepare to be captivated by the incredible feats and strategies exhibited by these extraordinary Trainers.


The Pokemon World Championships is a must-attend event for Pokemon enthusiasts and fans. With its diverse range of side events, thrilling competitions, and the chance to immerse yourself in the world of Pokemon, it promises an unforgettable experience. Whether you prefer the Pokemon TCG, the Pokemon Sword and Shield video game, Pokkén Tournament DX, or Pokemon GO, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Gather your teammates, prepare your decks, fine-tune your strategies, and get ready to join Trainers from all corners of the globe in celebrating the world of Pokemon.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can participate in the Pokemon World Championships?

Any Pokemon enthusiast can attend the Pokemon World Championships. The side events are open to all attendees who have an official event badge, regardless of whether they are participating in the main event.

2. Are the side events separate from the main event competitions?

Yes, the side events are separate from the main event competitions. They provide additional opportunities for Trainers to engage in various Pokemon games and formats, offering a unique and exciting experience outside of the main competitions.

3. Can I bring my own Pokemon Sword and Shield game and Nintendo Switch to participate in the side events?

Absolutely! If you bring your own Nintendo Switch system and Pokemon Sword or Shield game, you can participate in the side events specifically designed for Pokemon Sword and Shield

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