Pokémon Oceania Championships 2019-2020


Pokémon Regional Championship Frequently Asked Questions

 I have never played in a Pokémon tournament, where do I start?

The first step in participating in a Play! Pokémon event such as a Pokémon Regional Championship is to set up a Pokémon Trainer Club account, which allows you to attend and earn Championship Points and Play! Points.

Once logged in, the next step is to create a Pokémon Player ID, which is used to track your progress, rewards and achievements in Play! Pokémon events. To do this:

  • Complete the instructions found on this document in order to create your Player ID
  • Congratulations! You are ready to register to play in Play! Pokémon Events!

What do I need to bring with me to play in a tournament?


  • Photo Identification
  • Player ID


● A copy (physical or digital) of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield for the Nintendo Switch with the latest game patch installed.
● A fully charged Nintendo Switch with working USB-C port.
● A team of tournament-legal Pokémon (see the Tournament Rules and check back regularly before the event for updated rules).
● Players are strongly encouraged to bring a charger for their systems, as tournament staff will not have chargers available for loan.
● Players are strongly encouraged to bring a wired Nintendo Switch Pro controller to improve their gameplay experience.


  • A completed decklist, which can be downloaded here. This will be submitted in an online format in the 2022 Season.
  • English cards only
  • A 60 card, standard format deck

How do I register for the Pokémon Regional Championships?

Players must register online to secure themselves a tournament entry.

Limited registration spots may be open on-site on the day of each event, however registration caps will still apply. Please check each city in the navigation bar for times & registration links.

Please ensure you have your Pokémon Player ID available. If you don’t have a Pokémon Player ID, one will be provided.

How much does it cost to register?

The cost of the event will vary depending on the division a player is in.

  • For Masters division players, the pre-registration fee is $35AUD
  • For Juniors and Seniors division players the pre-registration fee is $20AUD

What payment options will be available on the day?

For our 2022 Season, online pre-registration and payment will be the only option available for registrations.

What is the tournament structure?

The tournament structure will be Best of 3 Swiss Rounds, with Single Elimination Top Cut.

How many players are allowed to compete?

Due to ongoing changes in venue and government COVID-19 restrictions, we suggest checking each individual Regionals page closer to the event to see how many players will be competing.

Can I attend the event as a spectator?

Spectator passes (except those required for guardians of under 16 players) will not be available for purchase in 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. 

Can I bring in food and drink to the venue and is there food nearby?

Food and Drink can not be consumed within any of the venues we are hosting Regionals at this year. 

At each of the venues there are multiple places nearby where players and family members can purchase food and drinks.

How do I get to the event?

Each Pokémon Regional Championship will have their own recommended transport method. Please see each individual city for details of local transport requirements, including public transport and nearby parking facilities.

Are these family friendly events?

The Pokémon Regional Championships are family friendly events, with attendees consisting of a diverse range of ages and cultural backgrounds.

Drugs and alcohol will not be permitted at these events. Persons who are found in possession of or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the venue.

Likewise, inappropriate or offensive language will not be tolerated.

For assistance, please email eslpkmhelp@gmail.com