Pokémon VGC events for the 2022 Season

Find all major events for the 2022 Play! Pokémon season here! As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemics, this season mixes the long-awaited end of the online era and the progressive return of live events. In the meantime, the official Sword and Shield formats and an unofficial Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl VGC format try to maintain the competitive scene alive!

Check out all the information regarding the 2020-22 season structure here (CP payouts, prizes and invites).

For major events held during the 2021 Season (before Series 11), check here.

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Latest update: 14 Jan 2022: Announcement of Japan Nationals and official ladder competitions.

International Championships

DateEventWinnerFormat
22-24 Apr 2022Europe Internationals
DEU Frankfurt am Main
TBDSeries 12
24-26 Jun 2022North America Internationals
USA Columbus, OH
TBDSeries 12

National Championships

DateEventWinnerFormat
11-12 Jun 2022Taiwan Nationals
TWN TBD
TBDSeries 12
Jun 2022 (TBC)Japan Nationals
JPN TBD
TBDSeries 12

Regional Championships and Special Events

North America

DateEventWinnerFormat
18-20 Mar 2022USA
Salt Lake City Regionals
TBDSeries 12
1-3 Apr 2022USA
Orlando Regionals
TBDSeries 12
6-8 May 2022USA
Indianapolis Regionals
TBDSeries 12
20-22 May 2022USA
Secaucus Regionals
TBDSeries 12
27-29 May 2022CAN
Vancouver Regionals
TBDSeries 12
17-19 Jun 2022USA
Milwaukee Regionals
TBDSeries 12

Europe

DateEventWinnerFormat
26-27 Mar 2022GBR
Liverpool Regionals
TBDSeries 12
7-8 May 2022ESP
Bilbao Special Event
TBDSeries 12
May 2022 (TBC)DEU
Regionals (TBC)
TBDSeries 12
4-5 Jun 2022ITA
Milan Special Event
TBDSeries 12

Asia

DateEventWinnerFormat
7 Nov 2021TWN
Kaohsiung Regionals
TWN
Liu Jian-ting
Series 11
9 Jan 2022TWN
Taipei Regionals
TWN
Yang Chieh-lun
Series 11

Online events

Official events

DateEventWinnerFormat
30-31 Oct 2021Pokémon Global ExhibitionITA
Leonardo Bonanomi
Series 11

Official ladder competitions

DateEventWinnerFormat
18-20 Feb 20222022 International Challenge FebruaryTBDSeries 12
11-13 Mar 20222022 International Challenge MarchTBDSeries 12
15-17 Apr 20222022 International Challenge AprilTBDSeries 12
6-8 May 20222022 Japan Nationals QualifiersTBDSeries 12

Victory Road events

DateEventWinnerFormat
13-14 Nov 2021VR Series 11 ChallengeUSA
Joseph Ugarte
Series 11
15-16 Jan 2022VR x GGtoor Series 12 ChallengeESP
Jesús Jiménez
Series 12

Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl events

DateEventWinnerFormat
4-5 Dec 2021VR x GGtoor Sinnoh OpenUSA
James Evans
BDSP VGC (unofficial)
8-9 Jan 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit: BDSP Q1ITA
Gaetano Di Trapani
BDSP VGC (unofficial)
5-6 Feb 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit: BDSP Q2TBDBDSP VGC (unofficial)
12-13 Mar 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit: BDSP Q3TBDBDSP VGC (unofficial)
9-10 Apr 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit: BDSP Q4TBDBDSP VGC (unofficial)
Victory Road