Pokémon World Championships: What to Anticipate

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The 2023 Pokémon World Championships will happen from August 11 to 13, 2023, in Yokohama, Japan. Pokémon GO shall be celebrating with an in-game occasion, and bonuses for these at Worlds, together with a particular pose for whoever is topped the Pokémon GO Champion!

Pokémon GO

Match Dates & Occasions


Thursday, August 10: 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. PDT — Bracket Stage


Friday, August 11: 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. PDT — Bracket Stage till Prime 2


Saturday, August 12: 5:00 p.m. to six:00 p.m. PDT — Grand Finals

Watch here for unique timed analysis on day 1 and a pair of!

Match Format and Construction

Trainers will play within the Nice League, with a 1500 max CP.

The next Pokémon are banned from the event:



  • Ditto




  • Shedinja




  • Articuno (Galarian)




  • Zapdos (Galarian)




  • Moltres (Galarian)




  • Carbink



  • Diancie


Match pairings shall be posted to Challonge

Matches are better of three, aside from the Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals, that are greatest of 5.

These occasions will function in a “bring-six-pick-three” format. Because of this all gamers will create a workforce of as much as six Pokémon, of which three shall be introduced to every sport. The six Pokémon in a participant’s workforce should keep the identical all through the event. No modifications could also be made to the Pokémon chosen, their strikes, their CP, or another function. Nevertheless, the three Pokémon introduced to every sport might fluctuate.

In the beginning of every spherical, there shall be a Staff Preview section wherein gamers might view the six Pokémon on their opponent’s workforce and every Pokémon’s CP. Every participant then decides in secret which three of their Pokémon to deliver to every sport. Solely the potential Pokémon and their CP are seen to the opponent. Gamers aren't proven their opponent’s assaults throughout Staff Preview.

For extra info on Pokémon GO play, try this link.

Pokémon TCG

Match Dates & Occasions


Thursday, August 10: 5:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. PDT — Day 1 Swiss


Friday, August 11: 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. PDT — Bracket Stage till Prime 2


Saturday, August 12: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PDT — Ultimate matches for all three Pokémon TCG age divisions

Watch Thursday and Friday here, and Saturday on the principle Pokémon channel.

Match Format and Construction

The Pokémon TCG World Championships is run in three phases over three days. Matches in Swiss will use the best-of-three sport format with a 50-minute timer. Matches within the single-elimination high lower will use best-of-three sport format with a 75-minute timer.

The Normal format shall be used all through the complete World Championships. No playing cards are at present banned within the Normal format

  • Match win = 3 match factors
  • Match tie = 1 match level
  • Match loss = 0 match factors

Friday: Gamers who attain the required variety of match factors throughout the Swiss rounds will advance to Day Two on Saturday.

The most effective gamers in every area will earn an invite that enables them to advance on to Day Two with out taking part in in Friday’s rounds.

Saturday: All gamers, together with those that earned Day Two invites and people who superior from Friday, will play in a brand new set of Swiss rounds to be accomplished on Saturday. This shall be handled as a brand new event: match information from Friday is not going to carry ahead, and gamers aren't required to make use of the identical deck they performed on Friday.

Sunday: Ultimate rounds shall be performed on Sunday, August 13, for all age divisions.

For extra info on TCG play, try this link.

Pokémon VGC

Match Dates & Occasions


Thursday, August 10: 5:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. PDT — Day 1 Swiss


Friday, August 11: 5:00 p.m. to six:00 a.m. PDT — Day 2 Swiss, Prime 8, and Prime 4


Saturday, August 12: 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. PDT — Ultimate matches for all three Pokémon VGC age divisions

Watch here

Match Format and Construction

The Pokémon VGC World Championships is run in three phases over three days. The variety of Swiss rounds will rely upon whole attendance on the occasion. Data on the variety of anticipated rounds might be discovered within the Play! Pokémon Match Guidelines Handbook, web page 24.

Every participant selects 4 Pokémon from their Battle Staff to battle with. In the beginning of the battle, gamers ship out the primary two Pokémon of their celebration, making a complete of 4 Pokémon on the battlefield. Gameplay continues till a participant makes all 4 of their opponent’s Pokémon faint or till the in-game time restrict has expired.

Regulation D

Paldea Pokédex No. 001–398 in addition to sure different Pokémon are eligible to take part. 

  • Solely Pokémon obtained within the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet video games or these transferred from Pokémon HOME are eligible.
  • Terastallizing is permitted.

The next Pokémon are banned from play:



Arceus




Calyrex




Dialga




Diancie




Eternatus




Giratina




Groudon




Hoopa




Iron Treads




Koraidon




Kyogre




Magearna




Meloetta




Mew




Mewtwo




Miraidon




Palkia




Rayquaza




Volcanion




Zarude




Zacian




Zamazenta


Strolling Wake  

Friday: All gamers with Day One invites will play Swiss rounds. Gamers who end on Friday with two or fewer losses and no ties will advance to play on Saturday.

The most effective gamers in every zone will earn an invite that enables them to advance on to Day Two with out taking part in in Friday’s rounds.

Saturday: Gamers who earned Day Two invites and gamers who superior from Friday will play in a brand new set of Swiss rounds to be accomplished on Saturday. This shall be handled as a brand new event—match information from Friday is not going to carry ahead, and gamers aren't required to make use of the identical workforce as on Friday.

Sunday: Ultimate rounds shall be performed for all age divisions.

For extra info on VGC play, try this link.

Pokémon Unite

Match Dates & Occasions


Thursday, August 10: 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. PDT — Group Play


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Friday, August 11: 5:00 p.m. to five:00 a.m. PDT — Bracket Play

Watch here.

Match Format and Construction

Groups will compete 5-on-5 utilizing the customized event foyer function, taking part in matches on the Theia Sky Ruins map in Pokémon UNITE.

Friday: The 31 groups will play within the Group Stage, the place they are going to battle different groups of their group in a Single Spherical Robin format till the Prime 8 are decided. These groups will advance to the bracket stage.

Saturday: The Prime 8 groups will compete in a newly seeded double-elimination bracket till a Champion is topped.

For extra info on Unite play, try this link.

Pokémon GO Worlds 2023 Occasion

You should definitely try our occasion information for the Pokémon World Championships 2023 world occasion, and timed analysis information for the next thrilling encounters:

  • Pikachu carrying an unique Worlds 2023 tee
  • Shiny Scraggy debut
  • Passimian debut
  • The 2023 Worlds Tee (Yellow) shall be out there globally through a code shared throughout the Pokémon GO World Championships dwell stream. You can too get the code when it’s distributed through official Pokémon GO social media channels shortly after the stream. The code shall be legitimate via August 20, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. UTC.

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