In light of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), The Pokémon Company has decided to cancel the Pokémon Japan Championships 2020 (PJCS2020), which was scheduled to be held at Pacifico Yokohama on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 and Sunday, June 28th, 2020. Our list of COVID-19 canceled Pokémon Events has been updated with this announcement.

The Pokémon Company thanks you for your continued patronage of Pokémon games and card games. At the same time, they would like to apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the event. The health and safety of the contestants, staff, and the local community was their top priority, and they appreciate your understanding.

Due to the cancellation of PJCS2020, the granting of entry rights to the top winners of the 2020 International Challenge, to be held or scheduled to be held in April/May, to the PJCS2020 Game Division has been cancelled. Please also note that the carry-over of the entry rights for the PJCS 2020 games that were granted to the top winners of the 2020 International Challenge February, including those for PJCS 2021, has not yet been determined, so they will consider this matter again, depending on the circumstances.

The "2020 International Challenge May", an Internet competition for Pocket Monsters Sword and Shield is scheduled to be held in May 2020.