2023 Taiwan Nationals Qualifier

EventPokémon Championships 2022-23 Taiwan Preliminaries
Date13–14 May 2023
Attendance427 players
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2023 Season – VGC Regulation Set C
FormatIn-game ladder competition
OrganizerThe Pokémon Company (TPC)

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Top 128 players qualified to Taiwan Nationals! The rating of the 128th player was 1532.511.

11643.4TWNHsiao Kuang
41609.5TWNKevin Lan
51608.3TWNKufeng Tien Yin
61607.0TWNLiu Jian-ting
81600.6TWNMi Toutzu Nen Tatui

101597.4TWNYang Hao-hsiang
111592.9TWNSun Hao-hsuan
121592.2TWNChou Tsung-hsiao
131589.8TWNTsao Che-ming
141589.3TWNYeh Kuan-cheng
151589.3TWNWeilan Paohsiao Hu
161589.1TWNLi Chia-ching

Check here the full top 128 standings!

Platform and schedule

The tournament is held online, in your Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game, at the Online competitions section of the Poké Portal’s Battle Stadium.

The tournament starts on 13 May 2023 at 9:00 Taiwan time (01:00 UTC), and you are able to enter any battle from 9:00 to 15:00 Taiwan time both on Day 1 (13 May) and Day 2 (14 May). You are able to play up to 20 battles until 14 May 2023 at 15:00 Taiwan time (07:00 UTC).

You need to complete at least 10 battles to be eligible for prizes.


This event is an official Online Competition, and is part of the 2023 official circuit in Taiwan.

As a participation prize, any player that finishes at least 10 battles will receive 10,000 League Points.

Additionally, the top 128 players qualify to the 2023 Taiwan National Championships, to be held live in Taipei on 27–28 May.

1st to 128thTaiwan Nationals invite


The 2023 Taiwan Nationals Qualifiers is an official Online Competition featuring double battles, and is region-locked. It is the fifth Online Competition in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for players in Taiwan, and the first one relevant in the VGC circuit for them.Online Competitions are usually a part of the casual gameplay, but they have been featured in the official circuit for some years now. Region-locked Online Competitions are something new to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, and they have been chosen to act as qualifiers to the National Championships in South East Asia or even as National Championships themselves.Previous editions of the Taiwan National Championships were open to everyone. This is the first time that a qualifying method has been implemented.

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 Kaohsiung Regionals, played in the VGC Regulation Set B in March 2023. The finals saw Taiwanese Yang Da-wei defeat 2022 Hong Kong Nationals finalist Ma Chun Yeung to achieve his first major title.

American James Evans, the 2018 Senior Division World Champion, defeated Brazilian Gabriel Agati in the NAIC finals.

Sign-up instructions

Sign-ups for the event are done through your own Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game, starting on 9 May 2023 at 9:00 Taiwan time (01:00 UTC). To register, enter the Poké Portal → Battle Stadium → Online competitions → Search for a competition (in the Official Competitions column).

Note that the tournament is only available if your region is set to Taiwan!

You need to register and lock a team at the time of registration.

Sign-ups close on 13 May 2023 at 8:59 Taiwan time (00:59 UTC).

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