The Pokémon World Championships is Coming to Washington DC!
Who’s excited for the Pokemon World Championships? We sure are! We’ll be attending this amazing event so be sure to check back afterwards for more coverage!
The 2019 Pokémon World Championships are returning to Washington, DC, from August 16 to 18. The best players from all over the world will compete for the title of Pokémon TCG, Video Game, or Pokkén Tournament World Champion—and for their share of the prizes!
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
Halls D & E
The Pokémon World Championships are an invitation-only event. Check out the Pokémon TCG Player Info, VGC Player Info, and Pokkén Tournament Player Info pages to learn more about how you can qualify for this year’s event.
If you’re attending the World Championships in any capacity, or even if you’re just passing by, you’ll want to bring your 3DS and your copy of Sun/Moon or Ultra Sun/Moon to receive an Aerodactyl! It will be available outside the event hall so you don’t need a badge to get the pokemon!
There will also be plenty of games to play outside of the events! Upcoming game demos as well as a console gaming lounge! So many games to play, with such nostalgia! Check out this awesome list!
Upcoming Game Demos
Be among the first to play the next wave of Pokémon games! Get hands-on with demo versions of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch and the upcoming mobile game Pokémon Masters. Get details on the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield demo and the Pokémon Masters demo.
Pokémon Console Gaming Lounge
Enjoy classic and modern video games with some of Pokémon’s biggest fans at the Pokémon Console Gaming Lounge. The lounge will have 32 consoles featuring some of the best Pokémon games from years past, available to play all weekend long at no additional cost.
Spectator activities also include learning to play the TCG, watching experts play, shopping at the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Shop, watching a screening of Detective Pikachu, and even a VIP signing featuring: Tsunekazu Ishihara, Junichi Masuda, and Shigeki Morimoto!
The Championships will also be streaming the exciting matches, but there isn’t a streaming schedule as of yet, check back for that info as the event approaches!