The Pokémon Video Game Championship Series is back, and the search for Australia and New Zealand's best Pokémon Trainers is on! If you enjoy Pokémon Video Games and want to meet other Pokémon fans, then come along and join in the fun at one of the events taking place in Australia and New Zealand.
In previous years in Australia and New Zealand, players competed at Regional Championship events and top finishers were awarded travel awards to the National Championships, where they could compete for qualification and travel awards to the World Championships. In the 2015 season, players will be able to compete in more events than ever as the series expands with the introduction of Premier Challenge Tournaments and Championship Points that build toward coveted World Championships invitations and travel awards to the Pokémon Video Game World Championships held in Boston, U.S. in August!
The Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships are back and will be held from April 11 through to May 16 at the below locations. Anyone can attend, and players who place in the top 2 in each age division will receive flights and accommodation to the 2015 Pokémon Video Game Australian. National Championships, with details to be announced soon!
Saturday 11th April
Sunday 3rd May
Saturday 18th April
Saturday 9th May
Sunday 26th April
Saturday 16th May
June 6th - 8th
Melbourne Park Function Centre
A special treat awaits Pokémon fans when the Queen’s Birthday weekend rolls around, with the 2015 Pokémon Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card National Championships combining for a massive three-day event for the first time!
With the competition split over the three days, players should take note of the following:
The event is shaping up to be fun-filled and full of Pokémon action for both spectators and players.
Stay tuned for the announcement of a host of exciting activities that will complement the main event, where players will compete for Championship Points that build toward coveted invitations to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston, U.S.!
The 2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series will be played exclusively using Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS.
Junior Division: Born in 2004 or later
Senior Division: Born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier
To read the rules in full, please click here.
With the introduction of Championship Points in 2015, players in Australia and New Zealand will compete in the Asia-Pacific Rating Zone, with the top placed players in each age division qualifying for invitation to the Pokémon Video Game World Championships based on their Championship Points standing at the end of the season.
Pokémon Video Game World Championships qualification invitations for Asia-Pacific Rating Zone:
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier - Top 18
Senior Division: Born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 - Top 18
Junior Division: Born in 2004 or later - Top 10
For more information regarding the accrual of Championship Points, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/earn-championship-points-vg/
Just for competing, all players will receive a Pokémon Video Game Championship Series lanyard and competitor card.
Players who place in the top 2 in each age division at each Regional Championship event will receive flights and accommodation to the 2015 Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships, with details to be announced soon!
In addition, at the end of the season, the top two placed players in each age division from the Asia-Pacific Rating Zone will receive a travel award to the 2015 Pokémon Video Game World Championships in Boston,U.S.!
New in the 2015 season in Australia and New Zealand, Premier Challenges allow specially approved Tournament Organisers to run video game events at locations in Australia and New Zealand, with all players receiving Championship Points for participating. Premier Challenges will provide a good opportunity for players to enjoy playing Pokémon with other fans and gain valuable experience at smaller events in the lead up to the Regional and National Championships
Keep up to date with the details and locations of Premier Challenges at: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/find-an-event/
Playable on Nintendo 3DS Only