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Pokémon National Championships Scheduled for Over 30 Countries, Six Continents

Posted by Jake Shapiro

World Championships set for 16th-17th August in Washington, D.C.

Google's search for Pokémon Masters may have been an April Fools' joke — albeit with a fun mini-game included — but true Poké-legends will emerge at this year's Pokémon Championships for both Pokémon X & Y and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. National Championships will take place in over 30 countries across six continents (the Antarctica championships must have been cancelled), and the tournaments will culminate on 16th-17th August with the 11th annual Pokémon World Championships in Washington, D.C. in the U.S.

A few important dates for those of you keen to take part:

  • German National Championships: 3rd-4th May in Bochum, Germany
  • UK National Championships: 24th-25th May in Manchester, England
  • Italian National Championships: 31st May-1st June in Milan, Italy
  • Canadian National Championships: 28th June in Kitchener, Ontario
  • US National Championships: 4th-6th July in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • World Championships: 16th-17th August in Washington, D.C.

The World Championships in D.C. will take place at the 2,300,000-square-foot Walter E. Washington Convention Center, which will be decked out in all means of Poképhernalia for the thousands in attendance. If you want to take part in these tournaments head over to to see more details.

Will you be competing in or attending any of the tournaments? Let us know in the comments below.


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User Comments (12)



PrincessEevee9 said:

You think with WiFi connection you could just complete in person and online. No way can do the Indianapolis competition.



EverythingAmiibo said:

I'm from Indianapolis!!
I live in Scotland though, so I'm entering the Glasgow heat, I've been working on my team for a month now!



ReshiramZekrom said:

If the Canadian tournament was in Prince Edward Island instead of Ontario, I would've considered attending. But then again, there's no chance of it coming to a city (the largest in my province BTW) with a population of 30 000...

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