Pokémon VGC Events for the 2019 Season

Find all major events (Special Events, Regionals and Internationals) for the 2019 Play! Pokémon season here and plan your season ahead!

Season2019 Season
DatesJuly 13, 2018 – August 18, 2019
Worlds Washington, D.C. 2019
VideogamePokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
SeasonPlay! Pokémon structure & CP payouts

2019 World Championships

  • Date: August 16-18, 2019
  • Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.
  • Check out here the qualification bars for the biggest event of the year!

International Championships

  • Check out the CP payouts and Travel Award cut-off dates for the 2019 Season Internationals here.
16-18 Nov 18Latin AmericaBRASão Paulo, BrazilSunResults
15-17 Feb 19OceaniaAUSMelbourne, AustraliaMoonResults
26-28 Apr 19EuropeDEUBerlin, GermanyUltraResults
21-23 Jun 19North AmericaUSAColumbus, OHUltraResults

National Championships

  • National events in special rating zones (Japan, South Korea…) only open to residents of such rating zone/country.
  • Each country with National Championships follows its own system in order to qualify for the 2019 World Championships.
8-9 Jun 19Japan National ChampionshipsJPNChiba, JapanUltra
9 Jun 2019Korean League FinalsKORSeoul, South KoreaUltraResults


13-14 Jul 18Valencia Special EventESPValencia, SpainResults
29-30 Sep 18Frankfurt RegionalsDEUFrankfurt, GermanySunResults
3-4 Nov 18Lille Special EventFRALille, FranceSunResults
15-16 Dec 18Harrogate RegionalsGBRHarrogate, United KingdomSunResults
23-24 Feb 19Cannes Special EventFRACannes, FranceMoonResults
23-24 Mar 19Bolzano Special EventITABolzano, ItalyMoonResults
11-12 May 19Bristol RegionalsGBRBristol, United KingdomUltraResults
15-16 Jun 19Jönköping RegionalsSWEJönköping, SwedenUltra

North America

25-26 Ago 18Nashville OpenUSANashville, TNResults
15-16 Sep 18Philadelphia RegionalsUSAOaks, PASunResults
5-6 Oct 18Memphis RegionalsUSAMemphis, TNSunResults
26-27 Oct 18Portland RegionalsUSAPortland, ORSunResults
24-25 Nov 18Roanoke RegionalsUSARoanoke, VASunResults
15-16 Dec 18Anaheim RegionalsUSAAnaheim, CASunResults
19-20 Jan 19Dallas RegionalsUSADallas, TXMoonResults
22-23 Feb 19Collinsville RegionalsUSACollinsville, ILMoonResults
9-10 Mar 19Toronto RegionalsCANBrampton, ONMoonResults
15-16 Mar 19Greensboro RegionalsUSAGreensboro, NCMoonResults
19-20 Apr 19Daytona Beach RegionalsUSADaytona Beach, FLUltraResults
3-4 May 19Hartford RegionalsUSAHartford, CTUltraResults
18-19 May 19Santa Clara RegionalsUSASanta Clara, CAUltraResults
1-2 Jun 19Madison RegionalsUSAMadison, WIUltraResults

Asia Pacific

1-2 Sep 18Melbourne Spe. EventAUSMelbourne, AustraliaResults
1-2 Dec 18Brisbane RegionalsAUSBrisbane, AustraliaSunResults
15-16 Dec 18Katong Special EventSGPKatong, SingaporeSunResults
22-23 Dec 18Malaysia OpenMYSKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaSunResults
5-6 Jan 19Tampines Special EventSGPTampines, SingaporeSunResults
27 Jan 19Malaysia Special Event IIMYSKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMoonResults
16-17 Mar 19Perth RegionalsAUSPerth, AustraliaMoonResults
4-5 May 19Taipei Special EventTWNTaipei, TaiwanUltraResults
11-12 May 19Hong Kong RegionalsHKGHong KongUltraResults
11-12 Mar 19Kuala Lumpur RegionalsMYSKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaUltraResults
18-19 May 19Sydney RegionalsAUSSydney, AustraliaUltraResults
25 May 19Ang Mo Kio Special EventSGPAng Mo Kio, SingaporeUltraResults
16 Jun 19Auckland Special EventNZLAuckland, New ZealandUltra 

Latin America

20-21 Oct 18Santiago Special EventCHLSantiago, ChileSunResults
8-9 Dec 18Antofagasta Special EventCHLAntofagasta, ChileSunResults
13 Jan 19Panamá Special EventPANCiudad de PanamáMoonResults
19 Jan 19Buenos Aires Special EventARGBuenos Aires, ArgentinaMoonResults
26 Jan 19Guayaquil Special EventECUGuayaquil, EcuadorMoonResults
27 Jan 19La Libertad Special EventSLVLa Libertad, El SalvadorMoonResults
2 Feb 19Campinas Special EventBRACampinas, SP, BrazilMoonResults
3 Feb 19CDMX Special EventMEXCDMX, MéxicoMoonResults
9 Feb 19Lima Special EventPERLima, PerúMoonResults
9 Mar 19San José Special EventCRISan José, Costa RicaMoonResults
9 Mar 19Buenos Aires Spe. Event IIARGBuenos Aires, ArgentinaMoonResults
24 Mar 19Bogotá Special EventCOLBogotá, ColombiaMoonResults
24 Mar 19Antiguo Cuscatlán Special EventSLVLa Libertad, El SalvadorMoonResults
7 Apr 19Asunción Special EventPRYAsunción, ParaguayUltraResults
13 Apr 19Santiago Special Event IICHLSantiago, ChileUltraResults
20 Apr 19Cochabamba Special EventBOLCochabamba, BoliviaUltraResults
27-28 Apr 19Monterrey Special EventMEXMonterrey, MéxicoUltraResults
12 May 19Cancún Special EventMEXCancún, MéxicoUltraResults
12 May 19Panamá Special Event IIPANCiudad de PanamáUltraResults
18 May 19Lima Special Event IIPERLima, PerúUltraResults
25 May 19Guayaquil Special Event IIECUGuayaquil, EcuadorUltraResults
26 May 19Bogotá Special Event IICOLBogotá, ColombiaUltraResults
26 May 19Guatemala Special EventGTMGuatemala, GuatemalaUltraResults
9 Jun 19Santiago RegionalsCHLSantiago, ChileUltraResults
15 May 19Curitiba Special EventBRACuritiba, BrazilUltra

South Korea

  • South Korea enjoys its own competition system, run by Nintendo of Korea and open to residents only.
  • Players get their Worlds Invites based on the amount of Korean CP they get from various qualifiers. You can read more on that topic at the official site (in Korean).
23 Dec 18Korean Autumn LeagueSKRSeoul, South KoreaSunResults
16 Feb 19Korean Winter LeagueSKRSeoul, South KoreaMoonResults
4 May 2019Korean Spring LeagueSKRSeoul, South KoreaUltraResults
9 Jun 2019Korean League FinalsSKRSeoul, South KoreaUltraResults
Seasonal Events - CP distribution
PlacementKorean Points
1100 CP
270 CP
3-450 CP
5-830 CP
9-1610 CP
2019 Korean National Championships - CP distribution
PlacementKorean Points
1200 CP
2100 CP
3-470 CP
5-850 CP
9-1630 CP
Worlds Qualification for South Korea
Worlds InviteRanking in Korean Points
Day 2Top 4 in CP after Nationals
Day 1Top 16 in CP after Nationals

South Africa

  • South Africa enjoys its own competition system. The local player (as all events are residence-locked) to get the highest amount of points at the end of the season is awarded an invite for the 2019 World Championships with flight and accomodations provided by The Pokémon Company International.
19 May 19Johannesburg Special EventZAFJohannesburg, South AfricaUltra
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