2023 Pokemon Championship Series: Exciting Updates and Details
The Pokemon Company has recently shared new and exciting details about the highly anticipated 2023 Pokemon Championship Series. In this article, we will dive into the latest updates, tournaments, and games that await Pokemon enthusiasts and competitive players from around the world. Let’s explore what the 2023 season has in store for us!
Update 2/16/2023: Mystery Gift Code for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Before we explore the details of the upcoming championship series, an enticing update awaits Pokemon fans. From now until February 20, 2023, players can utilize the Mystery Gift code 1STCHAMPSV to unlock the exclusive Pokemon Garganacal, belonging to San Diego Regionals Champion Jiseok Lee, in the games Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Preview of the 2023 Pokemon Championship Series
After the exhilarating 2022 Pokemon Championship Series, it’s time to get ready for the much-anticipated 2023 season. This year’s series aims to bring together various Pokemon games, including the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG), Pokemon video games, Pokemon GO, and Pokemon UNITE. With Regional Championships and International Championships being held worldwide, players in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania can look forward to fierce competitions and the chance to earn Travel Awards.
Age Divisions for the 2023 Season
As we enter the 2023 season, the age divisions for players have been updated. It’s crucial to take note of the following divisions based on the year of birth:
- Junior Division: Born in 2011 or later
- Senior Division: Born in 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010
- Masters Division: Born in 2006 or earlier
Exploring the Pokemon Championship Series Games
2023 Pokemon TCG Championship Series
The Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) Championship Series retains its current structure for the 2023 season. However, it’s important to note that all local Championship Point (CP) tournaments, such as League Challenges and League Cups, will remain suspended until further notice.
2023 Pokemon Video Game Championship (VGC) Series
With the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet later this year, the structure of the 2023 VGC circuit will be reevaluated. After the 2022 World Championships, there won’t be any Video Game Championship Series events until January 2023. Starting from that point, all competitive events will take place in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. Further information regarding this series will be announced later in 2022.
2023 Pokemon GO Championship Series
Following the success of the inaugural 2022 season, Pokemon GO will once again be a part of the 2023 Pokemon Championship Series. Pokemon GO will feature in numerous events alongside the Pokemon TCG and VGC events. Notably, all players will compete in a single age division for the 2023 Pokemon GO Championship Series.
2023 Pokemon UNITE Championship Series
Get ready, trainers! Pokemon UNITE will make its return to the Pokemon Championship Series in 2023. Stay tuned as more exciting details about this series will be unveiled.
Event Schedule and Travel Awards
The 2023 season will bring a host of Regional Championships to North America, Europe, and Latin America. Furthermore, special events are set to make a comeback in Europe. While there are currently no announced Regional Championships for Oceania, rest assured that details about those events will be disclosed at a later date.
In the 2023 Pokemon Championship Series, most Regional Championships will feature both the Pokemon TCG and Pokemon GO. Additionally, Regionals occurring after January 2023 will also incorporate the VGC events in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. It’s essential to note that dates, locations, and formats are subject to change.
North America Regional Championships Schedule
Mark your calendars for the North America Regional Championships, where you can witness thrilling battles and fierce competition. Here’s a look at the schedule:
|September 16â€“18, 2022||Baltimore Regional Championships||Pokemon TCG, Pokemon GO|
|October 14â€“16, 2022||Salt Lake City Regional Championships||Pokemon TCG, Pokemon GO|
|December 2â€“4, 2022||Toronto Regional Championships||Pokemon TCG, Pokemon GO|
|December 16â€“18, 2022||Arlington Regional Championships||Pokemon TCG, Pokemon GO|
|January 6â€“8, 2023||San Diego Regional Championships||Pokemon TCG, Pokemon GO, VGC|
|February 3â€“5, 2023|