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:
● 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.
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.
The cost of the event will vary depending on the division a player is in.
For our 2022 Season, online pre-registration and payment will be the only option available for registrations.
The tournament structure will be Best of 3 Swiss Rounds, with Single Elimination Top Cut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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