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 transitions from the long-awaited end of the online era to the return of Regional-level live events. Also, an unofficial Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl VGC format has had some events!

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 news!

Latest update: 17 May 2022: Registrations for North America International Championships are open!

Registrations are open for some events!

  • Sign up here for AUS Perth Regionals!
  • Sign up here for KOR Pokémon Trainers Cup! (only for residents in South Korea)
  • Sign up here for FRA Lille Regionals!
  • Sign up here for USA Secaucus Regionals!
  • Sign up here for MYS Malaysia Nationals Qualifiers! (online, only for residents in Malaysia)
  • Sign up here for SGP Singapore Nationals Qualifiers! (online, only for residents in Singapore)
  • Sign up here for DEU Bremen Regionals!
  • Sign up here for CAN Vancouver Regionals!
  • Sign up here for PHL Philippines Nationals Qualifiers(online, only for residents in Philippines)
  • Sign up here for THA Thailand Nationals! (only for residents in Thailand)
  • Sign up here for ITA Milan Special Event!
  • Sign up here for CHL Santiago Regionals!
  • Sign up here for AUS Melbourne Regionals!
  • Sign up here for USA Milwaukee Regionals!
  • Sign up here for North America International Championships!
  • Sign up in your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game for the 2022 International Challenge March by entering the VS menu → Battle Station → Online competitions → Search Official Competitions!

2022 World Championships

DateEventWinnerFormat
18-21 Aug 2022World Championships
GBR London
All info here!Series 12

International Championships

DateEventWinnerFormat
22-24 Apr 2022Europe Internationals
DEU Frankfurt am Main
ESP
Eric Rios
Series 12
24-26 Jun 2022North America Internationals
USA Columbus, OH
Sign-ups open!Series 12

National Championships

DateEventWinnerFormat
29 May 2022Thailand Nationals
THA Bangkok
Sign-ups open!Series 12
11-12 Jun 2022Japan Nationals
JPN Chiba
All info here!Series 12
11-12 Jun 2022Taiwan Nationals
TWN TBD
TBDSeries 12
11 Jun 2022Malaysia Nationals
MYS Kuala Lumpur
All info here!Series 12
12 Jun 2022Philippines Nationals
PHL Quezon City
All info here!Series 12
12 Jun 2022Singapore Nationals
SGP Singapore
All info here!Series 12
2022 (TBC)Hong Kong Nationals
HKG TBD
TBDSeries 12

Regional Championships and Special Events

North America

DateEventWinnerFormat
19-20 Mar 2022USA
Salt Lake City Regionals
CHN
Peng Chongjun
Series 12
7-8 May 2022USA
Indianapolis Regionals
SWI
Stefan Mott
Series 12
21-22 May 2022USA
Secaucus Regionals
Sign-ups open!Series 12
28-29 May 2022CAN
Vancouver Regionals
Sign-ups open!Series 12
18-19 Jun 2022USA
Milwaukee Regionals
Sign-ups open!Series 12

Europe

DateEventWinnerFormat
26-27 Mar 2022GBR
Liverpool Regionals
ESP
Eric Rios
Series 12
7-8 May 2022ESP
Bilbao Special Event
DEU
Jonas Wiegel
Series 12
21-22 May 2022FRA
Lille Regionals
Sign-ups open!Series 12
28-29 May 2022DEU
Bremen Regionals 
Sign-ups open!Series 12
4-5 Jun 2022ITA
Milan Special Event
Sign-ups open!Series 12

Latin America

DateEventWinnerFormat
4 Jun 2022CHL
Santiago Regionals
Sign-ups open!Series 12

Oceania

DateEventWinnerFormat
12-13 Mar 2022AUS
Brisbane Regionals
AUS
Henry Rich
Series 12
21-22 May 2022AUS
Perth Regionals
Sign-ups open!Series 12
11-12 Jun 2022AUS
Melbourne Regionals 
Sign-ups open!Series 12

South Korea

DateEventWinnerFormat
4 Jun 2022Pokémon Trainers Cup
KOR TBD
All info here!
Series 12

Rest of Asia

Please note that Asia is no longer a part of TPCI and thus its Regionals do not award CPs.

DateEventWinnerFormat
7 Nov 2021TWN
Kaohsiung Regionals
TWN
Liu Jian-ting
Series 11
9 Jan 2022TWN
Taipei Regionals
TWN
Yang Chieh-lun
Series 11
9 Apr 2022TWN
Taichung Regionals
TWN
Tsai Chien-chien
Series 12

Official online events

Official events

DateEventWinnerFormat
30-31 Oct 2021Pokémon Global ExhibitionITA
Leonardo Bonanomi
Series 11
21-22 May 2022KOR
Pokémon Trainers Cup Main Stage
Sign-ups open!Series 12
28 May 2022MYS
Malaysia Nationals Qualifiers
Sign-ups open!Series 12
28 May 2022SGP
Singapore Nationals Qualifiers
Sign-ups open!Series 12
29 May 2022PHL
Philippines Nationals Qualifiers
Sign-ups open!Series 12

Official ladder competitions

DateEventWinnerFormat
18-20 Feb 2022International Challenge FebruaryITA
Marco Silva
Series 12
11-13 Mar 2022International Challenge MarchKOR
Jiseok Lee
Series 12
15-17 Apr 2022International Challenge AprilUSA
Kyle Livinghouse
Series 12
6-8 May 2022Global Challenge 2022 Spring
(Japan Nationals Qualifiers)
JPN
Shuji Endo
Series 12

Ranked Battles in-game ladder

DateEventWinnerFormat
1-28 Feb 2022Season 27
(February 2022)
KOR
Jiseok Lee
Series 12
1-31 Mar 2022Season 28
(March 2022)
JPN
Yuma Kinugawa
Series 12
1-30 Apr 2022Season 29
(April 2022)
JPN
Yuma Kinugawa
Series 12
1-31 May 2022Season 30
(May 2022)
Ladder season ongoing!Series 12

Victory Road and other grassroots events

Victory Road events

DateEventWinnerFormat
13-14 Nov 2021VR Series 11 ChallengeUSA
Joseph Ugarte
Series 11
15-16 Jan 2022VR January S12 ChallengeESP
Jesús Jiménez
Series 12
12-13 Feb 2022Hatterene Series IV
AUS
Krystal Mackellar
Series 12
26-27 Feb 2022VR February S12 ChallengeUSA
Joseph Ugarte
Series 12
9-10 Apr 2022Victory Road to FrankfurtITA
Francesco Pero
Series 12
14-15 May 2022VR May S12 ChallengeKOR
Jeongso Lee
Series 12

Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl events

DateEventWinnerFormat
4-5 Dec 2021VR Sinnoh OpenUSA
James Evans
BDSP VGC
8-9 Jan 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Q1
ITA
Gaetano Di Trapani
BDSP VGC
5-6 Feb 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Q2
ESP
Jesús Jiménez
BDSP VGC
12-13 Mar 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Q3
ESP
Juan Benítez
BDSP VGC
9-10 Apr 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Q4
ESP
Jesús Jiménez
BDSP VGC
30 Apr-1 May 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Grand Finals
ESP
Víctor Medina
BDSP VGC
Victory Road