2023 Kaohsiung Regionals

Event2023 Taiwan Regional League: Kaohsiung
LocationTWN Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Date18 March 2023
Attendance206 players
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2023 Season – VGC Regulation Set B
Format7 Swiss rounds + top 16 single elimination
Open team lists
OrganizerThe Pokémon Company (Taiwan)

Table of Contents

Teams and results

17-0TWNYang Da-wei
Worlds D1 + Nationals D2
Sandy ShocksGreat TuskTalonflameIron BundleFlutter ManeTyranitar
27-0HKGMa Chun Yeung
Nationals D2
Iron HandsGreat TuskIron JugulisIron BundleGholdengoGothitelle
36-1TWNSie Meng-ru
Scream TailMeowscaradaCeruledgeDondozoMaushold FourSalamence
46-1TWNLin Chin-hsuan
Great TuskBrute BonnetTalonflameIron BundleFlutter ManeBaxcalibur
56-1TWNLi Nien-wei
Sandy ShocksAmoongussTalonflameAzumarillGholdengoTyranitar
66-1TWNTing Yu-liang
Scream TailAmoongussCeruledgeIron JugulisMaushold FourCorviknight
76-1TWNLin Yu-jen
Great TuskLilligantTorkoalKingambitFlutter ManeDragonite
86-1TWNDuh Jenn-chau
Iron HandsAmoongussArcaninePalafinFlutter ManeRoaring Moon
96-1TWNYang Chieh-lun
Tatsugiri CurlyDondozoArcanineGlimmoraFlutter ManeDragonite
106-1TWNYang Hao-hsiang
Great TuskGothitelleTalonflameIron BundleSylveonTyranitar
116-1TWNSun Hao-hsuan
AnnihilapeMeowscaradaTalonflameGrimmsnarlMaushold FourGholdengo
126-1TWNKu Chao-chen
Great TuskGholdengoArmarougeMurkrowFlutter ManeDragonite
136-1TWNHung Kai-lun
AnnihilapeMausholdTalonflameIron BundleFlutter ManeGrimmsnarl
145-2TWNLiu Jian-ting
155-2TWNTseng Yan-rong
Great TuskGothitelleTalonflameIron BundleFlutter ManeTyranitar
165-2TWNYu Chun-chieh
Sandy ShocksMeowscaradaGarganaclDondozoMimikyuBaxcalibur

Take a look at the following matches:


Some of the matches of the tournament will be streamed live in the official Pokémon YouTube channel in Chinese, featuring Wu Chen and Shinn as casters.

Take a look at the following matches:

Venue and schedule

The tournament is held in the following location:

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center
高雄市 高雄展覽館北館

North Hall, No. 39, Chenggong 2nd Road
806 Cianjhen District, Kaohsiung City

The on-site registration starts on 18 March 2023 at 08:00 local time (00:00 UTC), and the tournament itself starts at 09:00 local time (01:00 UTC) with the Swiss rounds. The top cut is played consecutively on the same day, estimated at around 16:30 local time (08:30 UTC).


This event is part of the 2023 official TPC circuit in Taiwan, which does not use Championship Points (CPs) as a qualification system, instead rewarding the best players with some advantage in the National Championships to be held at the end of the season. For the first time ever, the Regional champion will receive a Day 1 invite to the 2023 World Championships.

As a participation goodie, all players were provided a special commemorative card.

Additionally, the best-placed players received the following prizes (although the tournament is open to anyone, only players with Taiwanese passport or residency in Taiwan can earn Worlds-related prizes):

PlacementQualificationsOther prizes
WinnerWorlds Day 1 invite +
Nationals Day 2 invite
1 Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet & Violet edition
1 Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet Double Pack
1 Pokémon TCG booster box
Runner-upNationals Day 2 invite1 set of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers
Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet videogame
1 Pokémon TCG booster box
Semifinalists1 Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet videogame
1 Pokémon TCG booster box


The Kaohsiung Regionals is an official TPC Regional-level event for Pokémon VGC and TCG. It is the third Regionals of the 2023 season in the Taiwanese circuit, and the second played in Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet.

The ruleset is VGC Regulation Set B. For the first time in Taiwan, it will be played with open team lists. It is the first tournament in Taiwan since the formats were renamed from Series to Regulation Sets.

A little bit of history

Taiwan has been one of the regions hosting an the official TPC circuit since June 2020, and it was part of the Oceania region of the official TPCI circuit before that. It has hosted multiple major events, including Regional Championships, Special Events, and both TPCI-era and current TPC-era National Championships. It was the only region in the world to consistently host major live events during the 2020–2022 seasons. Taiwan’s greatest VGC success was Wu Pi‘s 2019 Junior Division World Championship win.

The most recent tournament held in Taiwan was the 2023 Tainan Regionals, played in the VGC Regulation Set A (then called Series 1) in December 2022. The finals saw Taiwanese Tseng Yan-rong defeat fellow compatriot Ku Chao-chen.

Sign-up instructions

Sign-ups for the event are done through a registration form. In order to be allowed entry, all players must have been in Taiwan at least 7 days before the event, must not be under COVID-19-related health restrictions, and must have a body temperature lower than 37.5 °C at the venue entrance. Minors need to bring this parental consent form.

Sign-ups are free, and open since the announcement of the tournament. There is a capacity of 256 players.

Sign-ups close five days before the event, on 13 March 2023 at 23:59 local time (15:59 UTC). The registrations are confirmed on 14 March 2023.

For registered players, team list submission is performed on-site. Teamlists can be filled out in advance using this template.

Victory Road