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The official Pokémon website has announced that Pokémon the Series, the Pokémon movies as well as Play! Pokémon tournament moments will be rebroadcasting on the official Pokémon Twitter account. Content will change weekly so be sure to check the official schedule.

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Stream Pokémon the Series and Play! Pokémon Matches on Twitch

Tune in for weekly Pokémon programming, including Pokémon the Series, movies, and Play! Pokémon matches.

Starting December 8, 2020, it's going to be easier than ever to dive into the world of Pokémon thanks to weekly Pokémon programming on the official Pokémon Twitch channel. You'll be able to tune in throughout the week to catch some of your favorite Pokémon content—including episodes of Pokémon the Series and Pokémon movies. Additionally, some of the best Play! Pokémon tournament moments will be rebroadcasting, allowing you to see some of the world's top Pokémon players in action.

New content will air each week, so follow the official Pokémon Twitch channel to see when the shows go live. You can follow the official Pokémon Twitter account for a weekly schedule.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/stream-pokemon-the-series-and-play-pokemon-matches-on-twitch/

Official Pokémon Twitch Channel Schedule for December 6th, 2020 to December 12th, 2020

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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.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2020/04/200422_at01.html

The official Pokémon website has posted a notice that all sanctioned Play! Pokémon events are canceled through May 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus spreading around the world. Our list of COVID-19 canceled Pokémon Events has been updated with this announcement.

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Important Update Regarding Play! Pokémon Events

The safety and well-being of our community, both competitors and organizers, is our top priority.

After discussions with event organizers and pursuant to guidance set forth by local, regional, and national health authorities, as well as the World Health Organization, all Play! Pokémon-sanctioned events through May 14, 2020 in North America, Latin America, South America, Oceania, South Africa, and Europe have been canceled. This includes all Pokémon Regional Championships, Special Events, League Challenges, League Cups, Premier Challenges, Midseason Showdowns, and Prerelease tournaments. No championship points will be awarded during this time. While independent of Pokémon, organizers of these events should act in the best interest of their event and community, including always being mindful of the safety of participants. We appreciate their cooperation and partnership during this challenging time. We are continuing to closely monitor health mandates, guidelines, and recommendations from appropriate government agencies while evaluating all independent and Pokémon-organized events on a case-by-case basis.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/important-update-regarding-play-pokemon-events/

The official Pokémon website has announced that a Krookodile based on the one used by Ryota Otsubo in the 2017's Pokémon World Championships Video Game Masters Division, will be distributed at the Pokémon North America International Championships at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, between Friday, July 6th, 2018 and Sunday, July 8th, 2018.

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Get a Champion's Krookodile!

Stop by the North America International Championships to add last year’s champion's Pokémon to your game.

The Pokémon North America International Championships features some of the finest players in the world battling it out in fierce Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game competitions. To commemorate the hard work that goes into being the best, Pokémon fans will be able to get a Krookodile that matches the one that Ryota Otsubo used to become 2017's Pokémon World Championships Video Game Masters Division Champion. During his victory, Ryota's Krookodile held a Groundium Z Z-Crystal, which this Pokémon will not be holding. You can, however, let your Krookodile hold the Groundium Z that you earn from Hapu when you defeat her in the Poni Island grand trial.

Come to the Pokémon North America International Championships at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, between Friday, July 6 and Sunday, July 8, 2018, and look for signs there to find out how to get your Krookodile via local wireless. You'll need your own system in the Nintendo 3DS family and a copy of Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon to get Ryota's Krookodile. You can receive Ryota's Krookodile even if you don't have an event badge.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-a-champions-krookodile/

The fifth online competition for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been announced. Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2017予選) will take place from April 28th, 2017 until May 8th, 2017 at 8:59 JST. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2017予選)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: Junior Category / Senior Category - Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 14:00 until Friday, April 28th at 8:59 JST
Master Category: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 14:00 until Saturday, April 15th at 8:59 JST
Tournament Period: Junior Category / Senior Category: April 28th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 1st, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule A: April 15th, 2017 at 9:00 until April 17th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule B: April 21st, 2017 at 9:00 until April 23rd, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule C: April 26th, 2017 at 9:00 until April 28th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule D: April 30th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 2nd, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule E: May 6th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 8th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Ranking Results Announcement: Late May 2017
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2006 or later
Senior: Born on or after January 1st, 2002 til December 31st, 2005.
Masters Division: Born 2001 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could only use Pokémon No. 01 to 301 from the Alola region Pokédex. Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, and Magearna could not be used. Pokémon must also be the Alola Form.
Description
Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying is a tournament that decides the best Pokémon trainers in Japan. The results of this competition will determine who gets to compete as a representative of Japan against the world's best Pokémon trainers at the Pokémon World Championships being held in Anaheim, California, USA in August 2017.

The top 50 players in each category will be invited to participate in the PJCS2017 live event. It is not necessary to participate in all five Master Category schedules to earn the right to participate in the live competition in the Master Category. If a player participates in at least three schedules and plays at least 3 games or more in each schedule, the ranking results will be calculated and published.
Competition Rules
• Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
• Mega Stones are not permitted.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle.
If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 9am JST.
• Up to 20 matches in total can be played in each schedule.
YouTube Promotional Video

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/48da1b87-fcaf-4641-9eeb-73a3943bf890

The official Pokémon website has announced that the North American International Championships will take place June 30th, 2017 to July 2nd, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. It also announced that the 2017 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 18th, 2017 to August 20th, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

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Get Details on the Big Summer Competitions

Announcing the locations and dates of the 2017 North American International Championships and 2017 World Championships.

Start preparing for two of the largest Pokémon tournaments of the year: the North American International Championships and the Pokémon World Championships!

The inaugural 2017 North American International Championships will take place June 30–July 2 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, the longtime home of the US National Championships. There are no residency restrictions for the North American International Championships—the event is open to all Pokémon TCG and video game players from around the world. In addition to the exciting prizes for Pokémon International Championships, this is the last chance to earn significant Championship Points on the way to a World Championships invitation.

Then, on August 18–20, the top players from around the globe will converge on the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, to battle at the 2017 Pokémon World Championships. Only the Pokémon TCG and video game Trainers who battled at Championship Series events throughout the season and managed to earn enough Championship Points will qualify for this prestigious competition. Competitors will be battling for the title of World Champion and a share of over $500,000 in prizes!

Pokkén Tournament players will also have the chance to show off their fighting skills at the Pokémon World Championships. On Friday, participants in the Last Chance Qualifier tournament will battle for the remaining seats in Pokkén Tournament World Championships. Then, the 2017 Pokkén Tournament World Championships will take place on Saturday, August 19, finishing with the grand finals on Saturday night, where the prize pool will be $20,000. Players will be competing using the Wii U version of Pokkén Tournament.

Opportunities are running short to earn an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships, so be sure to give it your all as we draw closer to the main event in August.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2017 North American International Championships and Pokémon World Championships, including how all attendees will be able to register online in advance. Good luck to everyone planning to compete at this year's big events!

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-details-on-the-big-summer-competitions/

World Champion Mark McQuillan’s Shiny Machamp will be distributed at the 2016 Pokémon US National Championships. The Machamp is Level 50 and comes with the moves Dynamic Punch, Stone Edge, Wide Guard and Knock Off. The 2016 Pokémon US National Championships are being held from July 1st, 2016 until July 3rd, 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

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Get a Special Machamp at Nationals!

US Pokémon National Championships attendees can get a Shiny Machamp like World Champion Mark McQuillan’s!

If you're heading to the US Pokémon National Championships, don't miss your chance to get a special Machamp just like the one Mark McQuillan used on his team when he became the 2015 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion. This Shiny Machamp has the same item, moves, and Nature as the Pokémon on Mark's team. Remember to bring your Nintendo 3DS system and your copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/nationals/2016/machamp/

The official Japanese website has announced that the Pokémon World Championships Japan Representative Decision Tournament (ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス 日本代表決定大会) will be broadcast live on NicoNico on June 14th, 2015 from 12:50 until 16:30 JST. Winners will represent Japan at the Pokémon World Championships which take place in Boston, Massachusetts on August 21st, 2015 until August 23rd, 2015.

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Broadcast Times

Junior Finals: 13:00 until 13:15 JST
Seniors Finals: 15:20 until 15:35 JST
Masters Finals: 15:50 until 16:05 JST
Awards Ceremony: 16:10 until 16:25 JST

Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/06/150605_gm01.html and http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv223482680

As a preliminary competition for the Pokémon World Championships 2015 being held Friday, August 21, through Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, the Japan Cup 2015 (ジャパンカップ2015) will be held for ORAS players in Japan. The top 32 players from the Junior/Senior and the top 31 in the Masters categories get a berth in the Pokémon World Championships Japan Representative Decision Tournament (ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス 日本代表決定大会) to be held on Sunday June 14th, 2015. 1 extra Masters slot is available but is being saved for another tournament which will be announced at a later time. Details of this tournament have been added to our 6th Generation Online Competition page.

Japan Cup 2015 (ジャパンカップ2015)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 17th, 2015 at 14:00 until May 1st, 2015 at 8:59
Tournament Period: May 1st, 2015 at 9:00 until May 5th, 2015 at 22:59
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 2004 or later
Senior Division: Born in 2000 to 2003
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not caught or hatched in XY or ORAS, as well as Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie.
Entry Gift: None
Description
The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.

Source: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/a1729b5a-630e-44b4-a3f4-1ae2196ba335

The 2014 Pokémon World Championships - Japan Nationals (ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス 日本代表決定大会) took place at the International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan on June 29th, 2014. The finals were broadcast live on NicoNico but can still be watched by using the Premium membership Timeshift option. Teacher Takashima (タカシマ先生) was on-hand as a host and judge for the proceedings. Highlight screenshots from the broadcast are available on the imageboard thread.

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The results of each Video Game division are listed below:

Junior Results

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Junior Champion
(ジュニア 優勝)

Riku Miyoshi
(みよし りく)
Runner-up
(ジュニア 準優勝)

Kouta Tashiro
(たしろ こうた)
Top 4 (ベスト4)

Masaki Kaneko
(かねこ まさき)
Top 4 (ベスト4)

Ryuusei Yasue
(やすえ りゅうせい)

Senior Results

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Senior Champion
(シニア 優勝)

Kazutaka Yahiro
(やひろ かずたか)
Runner-up
(シニア 準優勝)

Takumi Furugoori
(ふるごおり たくみ)
Top 4 (ベスト4)

Shuusuke Tsuboi
(つぼい しゅうすけ)
Top 4 (ベスト4)

Keita Miyamoto
(みやもと けいた)

Master Results

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Masters Champion
(マスター 優勝)

Yousuke Isagi
(いさぎ ようすけ)
Runner-up
(マスター 準優勝)

Ryouta Otsubo
(おおつぼ りょうた)
Top 4 (ベスト4)

Yuuya Katou
(かとう ゆうや)
Top 4 (ベスト4)

Daichi Kumabe
(くまべ だいち)

Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/wcs2014/report/game_japan.html and NicoNico
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