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Nice relaxing atmosphere; have your favorite Starbucks coffee or tea and enjoy the game. The competition is very low key. Have fun and laugh playing Pokemon.

Play 3 rounds with the new Evolutions set, using only the cards we give you – each Prerelease Deck contains 4 XY—Evolutions booster packs and 1 evolution pack. Each evolution pack contains 22 key cards from current and prior sets, plus 1 of 4 Prerelease promo cards. Every game you win, you will receive an additional pack! We also give you a sheet of damage counters – you get everything you need to play. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you.  Those who play all 3 rounds keep their original 4 packs plus evolution pack, plus any packs they win and will also get an additional 2 packs! Players will also receive a pair of collectible damage counter dice at the end of the event.

Be there at 6:30, we’ll start playing by 7pm and done by 8:30.

Great value – players will receive —

  • 4 + 2 packs of XY-Evolutions
  • 22 card key card pack
  • Another pack of XY-Evolutions for each game you win
  • Pair of collectible damge counter/legal randomizer dice!

$30 online advance ticket purchase only. No cash admission, no on site admission, no bulk cards. If you can’t or don’t buy your ticket from your computer or mobile at do not come to the event. Space for this event is provided by the venue; kindly patronize them. The event is not otherwise sponsored promoted or explained by the venue; please contact the organizer, Second City Gym with all questions.

Official listing


Save the date for Anaheim Regionals 2017

The Pokemon Regional Championships for Trading Card and Video Game are coming to Anaheim on President’s Day weekend 2017

Anaheim Regional Pokemon Championship

Saturday & Sunday February 18 & 19 2017

Bigger main event prizes, overflowing side event prize wall, many many ways to enjoy the weekend playing Pokemon games and hanging out with your friends!

More information coming Sept 2016.

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California Pokemon TCG State Championship 2016

Come and Play!

  • Two Day Event!
    • Saturday April 9 – TCG Championship Swiss Rounds
      • Standard format
    • Sunday April 10th.
      • TCG Championship T32 Swiss per attendance
      • TCG Championship Top 8s all divisions
      • Video Game Mid Season Showdown, Sunday April 10th
      • TCG League Challenge, Sunday April 10th
  • Enhanced TCG Placement Prizing
  • Great Raffle Prizes – if you print your own deck list and fill it out before the event!
  • Regular Ticket or Premium Entry Package
  • Play Points and Championship Points
  • Enhanced TCG Placement Prizing to Top 32 (SR/JR) or Top 64 (MA)

Two Day Event – Day 2 Swiss!

In addition to the separate Sunday TCG League Challenge and Video Game Midseason Showdown, the TCG State Championship will provide a Day 2 Swiss (T32) for any age division with 227 or more players!

How to Participate

  1. Get your PlayerID handy (or get a new one)
  2. Buy your ticket or premium entry package online
  3. Present your ticket (paper or app) at the door by 8:45 April 9
  4. Turn in your Standard Deck List in the 9am Players Meeting

Venue: MTG Deals

136 S San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776

  • Doors open 8am, Saturday April 9th.
  • Parking on streets and, per MTGDeals, at nearby Shakey’s lot
  • MTGDeals is also the exclusive vendor at this event – they buy your bulk cards & singles, too!

Tickets: Online Only –

Your Regular or Premium Package ticket for the TCG State Championship is available exclusively online from We are doing this because the venue capacity (320) is less than the attendance for this year’s TCG at Regional (436) – we don’t want anyone to show up and be turned away. If you have your ticket, you have a seat.

Premium Package – includes admission, Mega Scizor playmat, 3 packs, bottle of water and fixed table location throughout the event. Fixed location means you will have a special lettered table and your opponent will see your name as, for example: TABLE A – Jose Smythe. You stay at your table throughout the event, and your opponents come to you. Two fixed location opponents paired together will play at the highest ranked players table.

In the unlikely event tickets are available at the door, you will still need to purchase them from Eventbrite.

Deck List: Pre-print or Pre-write For Raffle

Use the Standard Format list provided by Pokemon or the PokeGym Decklist Builder to print your decklist in advance and you may be rewarded! Raffle prize winners will be randomly drawn from these deck lists. You can make a few neat changes to your pre-printed or pre-written list at the event if needed!

Deck lists will be available at the event but those will be marked ineligible for raffle prizes. You can even use notebook paper, but NO decklist that isn’t 8.5×11 paper will be accepted.

Great Raffle Prizes

Watch for our announcements here – Worlds items, playmats, deck boxes and sleeves. Follow our @events2CG twitter or our page to stay up to date.

Enhanced TCG Prizing

The top 32 finishers in the Junior and Senior Divisions will receive booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions as follows:

  • 1st & 2nd place: 72 boosters
  • 3rd & 4th place: 24 boosters
  • 5th–8th place: 12 boosters
  • 9th–16th place: 6 boosters
  • 17th-32nd: 3 boosters (extra prizing by Second City Gym)

The top 64 finishers in the Masters Division will receive booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions as follows:

  • 1st & 2nd place: 108 boosters
  • 3rd & 4th place: 36 boosters
  • 5th–8th place: 18 boosters
  • 9th–16th place: 12 boosters (10 from OP & 2 from 2CG)
  • 17th-32nd place: 6 boosters (4 from OP & 2 from 2CG)
  • 33rd-64th place: 3 boosters (from Second City Gym)

State Championships Points

Placement Points Kicker
1 100 0
2 90 4
3–4 70 8
5–8 50 32
9–16 30 64
17–32 15 128
33–64 10 256

233 Giveaways!

Between our round 4 play for a deckbox or sleeves and our raffle items given away to players that fill out their decklist in advance, we are blowing out our giveaway items. Here’s a table of the items below – wish I had time to do pictures, but it took a day just to collect and count these!

Remember, decklists provided at the event are not eligible for the giveaway raffles. Check out the online Standard Decklist at PokeGym.Net/decklist or print the one linked in the CA States 2016 topic or even use 8.5×11 notebook paper – just not the one you can get at the event!

Item Type Quantity
Pika Cosplay Karp/Gyarados Bag 2
Fennekin Box 3
Pikachu Box 13
Charizard Box 4
Mega Gengar Box 3
Hoopa Box 47
Chespin Box 2
Froakie Box 1
Hoopa Unbound Box 15
Vintage Pika/Mewtwo Box 1
Hoopa Cap 3
Torchic Cap 4
Mudkip Cap 1
Treecko Cap 7
2015 Worlds Screen Cleaner Cloth 3
2015 WC Theme Deck 4
BREAKpoint Theme Deck 16
2CG CA Mat 3
Mega Gengar Mat 1
Mega Gardevoir Mat 11
OP Mat 1
Xerneas & Yveltal Mat 3
Greninja Break Mat 16
Vintage Starters Portfolio 1
Vintage Bulbasaur Portfolio 1
VG History Poster 9
Hoopa Gold Sleeves 11
Hoopa Black Sleeves 14
Charizard Sleeves 4
Mega Gengar Sleeves 4
Mega Charizard XY Sleeves 15
Pikachu Gift Tin 1
Pikachu Cookie Tin 1
2015 Worlds Competitor YXL Top 1
2015 Worlds Competitor YL Top 1
2015 Worlds Competitor YM Top 1
2014 Worlds Competitor YM Top 2
2014 Worlds Competitor S Top 1
2014 Worlds Competitor M Top 2

A fun opportunity for Pokémon video game players to enjoy a major competition, win placement & raffle prizes and earn Championship Points that go toward an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships.

  • Register
    • You need your PlayerID to register
    • The link is the only way to register, so do it now or borrow a phone to do it on site
  • Check in 1:00-1:45PM
    • You need your team sheet to check in
    • You need your team in the battle box to check in
    • You need $15 cash to check in ($15.50 credit)
  • Got clean Pokemon cards lying around? MTGDeals will buy your bulk commons/uncommons and give you cash good for admission. Come early if you want to do that!

Trainers will compete using their own Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games, as well as their own system in the Nintendo 3DS family. Get complete details on event requirements, rules, and prizes on the Video Game Midseason Showdowns information page.

Top Cut Awards

All Top Cut Players, in every division will receive a 2nd City Gym Power bank AND a cable to connect it to your 3DS.

TOP CUT Power Bank & DS Cable

TOP CUT Power Bank & 3DS Cable

Placement & Raffle Prizes

Placement and raffle prizes will EXPAND with the size of the age division, so bring a friend!

Raffle prizes are additive – for example a 64 player division will have all 4 raffle prizes. Placement gift certificates also get more valuable as the size of the division increases. The gift certificate will have an MSS logo on the front and congratulations on your level of placement inside.

Placement & Raffle Prize Table

Placement & Raffle Prize Table


Play! Points: 3
Best Finish Limit (shared with VGC Regional Championships): 3
Championship Points:

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 90 0
2 80 0
3-4 72 0
5–8 64 0
9–16 54 32
17–32 34 64

Too many ties in Championship Swiss? Try again at our league challenge!

Dozens of TCG raffle prizes! Gift Certificate placement prizes per attendance. Watch or @events2cg or this post for detail updates!

  • Tournament Name
    State League Challenge
  • Category
    TCG: Standard
  • Date
    April 10, 2016
  • Registration
    1:00PM to 1:45PM
  • Admission
    7$10 Cash or $10:50 Credit

Luxray-side event

SoCal Regionals Overview

All Players and Rides – 91 freeway into Anaheim is CLOSED – use alternate route.

Everything you need to know is included in the SoCal Winter 2016 Regionals Info! post, or organized under the 2016 WINTER POKEMON SOCAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS menu above, so check it out! But, as an overview, here is the weekend schedule and mandatory online registration links.

Registration LInks

TRADING CARD REGISTRATION LINKS You must register online, then check-in on-site. Playmats to the first 275 players who check-in for TCG championship. Championship admission is $20 cash only, exact change please. League Challenge admission is $10 cash or credit & gift card prizing and raffles for LC!

  1. Feb. 20, 2016, 8 a.m. – Anaheim Winter TCG Regional Championship
  2. Feb. 20, 2016, 12:30 p.m. – Anaheim Regional League Challenge #1 – EXPANDED format
  3. Feb. 21, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – Anaheim Regional League Challenge #2STANDARD format

VIDEO GAME REGISTRATION LINKS You must register online, then check-in on-site. Playmats to the first 275 players who check-in for VG championship. Championship admission is $20 cash only, exact change please. Premiere Challenge admission is FREE if you checked-in for VGC (see table above) or $10 cash or credit for standalone admission. Gift card prizing & raffles for PC!

  1. Feb. 21, 2016, 8 a.m. – Anaheim Winter VG Regional Championship
  2. Feb. 20, 2016, noon – Anaheim Regional Premiere Challenge #1
  3. Feb. 21, 2016, 1 p.m. – Anaheim Regional Premiere Challenge #2

Thanks for registering for the event!  We look forward to seeing you!

Please read the bullet point guide below, word for word, for successful participation.


Trading Card Players – Saturday

  • Bring a lunch Saturday – no lunch break just extended round 3.
  • Venue will have water and snacks for sale, but nearest fast food is ~1 mile.
  • Have your PlayerID and $20 CASH to check-in.
  • First 275 check-ins get a Luxray Mat.
  • Deck list is collected at Player Meeting, not check-in.
  • Deck lists passed out-on site NOT eligible for raffles, so print and fill one out NOW.
  • BREAKpoint is NOT legal for this event.
  • TCG 265/66/41 means we’ll have 9 rounds for Masters and T32 Swiss Sunday, if those numbers hold up.
  • Top 8 for all divisions on Sunday, sorry no exception this time.
  • Venue has 500 person cap – we must stop admitting people at 500 occupants.
Video Game Players – Sunday
  • Have your VGC16 format team in the Battle Box and your console fully charged BEFORE you get in the car to come!
  • There will be a Japanese/Filipino Food Truck Sunday. Lunch Break follows round 3, but nearest fast food is ~1 mile.
  • Have your PlayerID and $20 CASH to check-in.
  • First 275 check-ins get a Luxray mat, while supplies last.*
  • Charge your game completely before the event.
  • VGC raffles based on championship roster – 156/21/10 registration numbers means we’re at Tier 2 for raffles!
SoCal Pokemon Regional Championships
Day & Time Check-in for: Important Notes
Saturday 8am TCG Championship Until 8:45 – first 275 TCG players to check-in get a mat!
Saturday 12:30pm TCG League Challenge #1 TCG Sides begin at this time, as well.
Saturday 1:30pm VG Championship (early Check-in) VGC optional early check-in for Mat and PC #1,2 admission
Saturday 1:30pm VG Premiere Challenge #1 VG sides begin at this time, as well
Sunday 8am VG Championship Until 8:45 – first 275 VGC to check-in get a mat, while supplies last.*
Sunday 9:30am TCG League Challenge #2 TCG Sides begin at this time, as well.
Sunday 12:30pm VG Premiere Challenge #2 VG Sides begin at this time, as well
Bring lunch Saturday Doors open 8am Saturday & Sunday Clear the hall before 8:30pm Saturday & Sunday
Register online only Check-in on site
*Some mats may be shifted to TCG due to low VG registration; other prizes or discount admission may be substituted if last minute registrations exceed projection.

SoCal Winter 2016 Regionals Info!

2016 Winter Pokemon SoCal Regional Championships

Two days of fun with Pokemon Games, Competitions, Door Prizes and Friends!

Play! Pokemon at the Regional Championship

Compete for prizes and points or just have fun playing, drawing, shopping and talking Pokémon!


For video game and trading card Pokemon trainers of all ages. You can compete in the championship, or side events or just play in league! The prizing has been enhanced for the main Trading Card and Video Game championships. Side events and main events both have great prizes!

The first 275 players in each championship tournament will get a Luxray playmat, but only the 6 division winners will take home the Champion’s Greninja!

Regional Champion's Mat

Regional Champion’s Mat

Get Ready to Have Fun

Be prepared to have a great time! We’ve prepared for a smooth event with scores of door and side event prizes, but you need to do a few things to get ready before you show up in order to win door prizes.

NOTE: bring water and snacks and/or a lunch – we’re about a mile from nearest fast food!

1. Get Your PlayerID Ready

You need a Play! Pokemon PlayerID in order to register, play and receive prizes!

Get your Play! Pokemon PlayerID

If you don’t have a PlayerID you should get one online before the event, because everyone will be expected to register online, either at home, or on a friends mobile at the event. If you’ve forgotten your PlayerID, then look it up online or get a new one. We are not able look it up for you on site.

Use your PlayerID to Register Online

You only registration for this event is online and it will open Friday, February 12, 2016. You can register from your computer or from a friends phone on site, but you must register online before you check in.

Have your PlayerID to Check In On Site

Registered players check in on site by telling your PlayerID to staff and paying your admission for the wristbands for your events. Have your driver or family with you before you check-in, so they can get a wristband, too. No pure spectator admission.

2. Get Your Admission Ready

When you check for the championship events, you will pay a $20 admission fee… in cash.

  • Championships cash only, exact change please.
  • Vendors will convert bulk to cash.
  • Credit is OK for challenges and side events, but not championship.

Trading Card Game Tournaments Admission

  • Trading Card Game Regional Championship – Saturday 8am
    • $20 cash all age groups (exact change please to speed your fellow players through the line). First 275 TCG players to check-in get a Greninja Mat!
  • Trading Card Game Side Events
    • Separate admission all ages..
      • League Challenges
        • Saturday #1 Expanded $10 – requires deck list.
        • Sunday #2 Standard $10 – requires deck list.
      • 4 person team battle (price per person) – sealed ($20), Standard Constructed ($5).
      • 8 person – Rochester draft ($20), Standard Constructed ($5).

Video Game Tournaments Admission

  • Video Game Regional Championship – Sunday 8am
    • $20 cash for all age groups (exact change please, to speed your fellow players through the line). First 275 VG players to check-in get a Luxray Mat!
    • Your regional championship wristband also includes FREE admission to up to 2 Premiere Challenges this weekend! You may check in for VG championship after 10am on Saturday and play in Saturday’s premiere challenge.
  • Premiere Challenges – Saturday and Sunday – NO team sheet required!
    • Saturday $10 or FREE for Regional Championship wristband wearers!
    • Sunday $10 or FREE for Regional Championship wristband wearers!
  • Video Game Side Events
    • Separate admisison all ages.
    • Various side events require VGC16 legal teams.
    • See details in the video game side events info on this website.

Bulk for admission info!

VG or TCG Regionals Championship Players – pay with BULK POKEMON CARDS

Do you have a stack of old Pokemon cards laying around? Use it for your admission to the either championship!

Bring 400 clean, common or uncommon cards.

  • ANY set.
  • NO trainers.
  • NO energy.
  • JUST Pokemon.

How does it work?

  1. Have them counted and facing the same direction.
  2. Hand them to Torta Rare Finds/Rick Garcia’s crew outside the hall.
  3. Use the ticket they will give in place of your $20 cash at check-in.

All our vendors will likely be buying bulk during the event, as well, so bring your extra extras to sell.

3. Get your Team or Deck Ready

Video Game. Teams for both Regional Championship and Premiere Challenge must be put into the Battle Box on an Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby game, and constructed according to the official  VG Tournament Rules and Formats document.

Trading Card Game. Card backs or sleeves must be clean, have official Pokemon art and be unmarked throughout the event.

  • Decks constructed for the Championship and Saturday League Challenge #1 must be Expanded format legal.
  • Decks for Sunday League Challenge #2, must be Standard format legal.
  • Decks for the side events will be Expanded or Standard noted at the side event signup.

4. Get Your List Ready In Advance

TRADING CARD GAME premiere events, including championship and League Challenges REQUIRE DECK LISTS – complete, accurate and legible. Raffles will be drawn from your deck list. Only deck lists printed off-site will be eligible for raffle prizes. We will provide deck and team lists on site, but these will be marked so that they are ineligible for raffle prize drawings. Deck lists will be collected at the player meetings, not at check-in.

Expanded Format Deck List (8.5×11)

VIDEO GAME premiere events, including championship and Premiere Challenges will be done via locked Battle Box and DO NOT REQUIRE TEAM SHEETS. Raffles for these events will be based on the scoring computer roster.

5. Understand Event Attendance Limits

There is no provision this year for non-playing spectators, other than up to 3 family members of a minor or 1 driver – these must accompany their player at check-in. Younger siblings accompanying a player can do league or creative center.

If you are coming to the event to do business – buying, selling or trading for sale stock –  and you are not one of our authorized vendors – do not come. Players, our vendors will gladly buy your bulk and special cards, etc. and they have some amazing Pokémon specialties, cards and unobtainium to sell you!


  • Your PlayerID, Online Registration and On-site cash only championship admission required for all ages.
  • Print your deck list at home to be eligible for great door prizes. No team lists needed for VG.
  • No admission for people doing business or just watching, but family and drivers welcome within limits.

Where and When

Nearby theme parks, transportation and many lodging options — this year’s regional is more accessible and fun than ever! Free parking behind the venue and on the street. Join us at our new…


Anaheim Business Expo Center
1960 S Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA 92805

Get directions from the venue website.
NOTE: eastbound and westbound lanes of the 91 freeway will be CLOSED between the 71 and I-15 from Friday, February 19 at 9 pm to Monday, February 22. Don’t take the 91 to Anaheim! Use an alternate route.


  • TCG best 2 of 3 swiss on Saturday, Top Cut on Sunday, all divisions.
  • VG single game swiss rounds on Sunday, followed closely by Top Cuts, all divisions.

Saturday, February 20th 2016

  • Doors open 8am for check-in. Register online in advance, starting February 12, 2016.
    • 8am TCG Championship Check-in; extended round 3 & 6 for meal break.
    • 12:30 PM TCG League Challenge #1 and Side Events Check-in
    • 1:30 PM VG Premiere Challenge #1 Check-in
  • Hall must be clear by 8:30pm


  • Doors open 8am for check-in. Register online in advance, starting February 12, 2016.
    • 8am Video Game Championship Check-in; extended round 3 & 6 for meal break.
    • 9:30 AM TCG League Challenge #2 and Side Events Check-in
    • 12:30 PM VG Premiere Challenge #2 Check-in
  • Hall must be clear by 8:30pm


Street & Neighboring Lot Parking Map – provided by venue.

Yellow street and loaner lot parking. Back of venue also allowed.

Yellow mark shows street and loaner lot parking. Back of venue also allowed.



Lot parking is also provided BEHIND the venue (big lot).

Lot Parking Map


There are many options in the area. Please use the Internet search engines to find a location and price that is right for you.

Trading Card Game Championships

This year’s championships feature increased Organized Play prizing for all age groups, and Second City Gym is adding “play for a prize” rounds and other prizes to the event.

Official Info

This season’s TCG Regional Championships will feature the Expanded format. Unlike last season, both the Swiss rounds and the single-elimination finals will use the Expanded format. Because all Standard decks are legal in the Expanded format, players may use the same decks they use for Standard format tournaments. The Pokémon TCG Winter Regionals will be held on the weekends of February 13, February 20, and February 27, 2016. Gameplay typically begins on Saturday and concludes on Sunday. Check the tournament listings for details.

Are there any requirements for attendance?

The Winter Regional Championships do not require an invitation or qualification. All players in good standing are welcome to participate. Players need to bring their own 60-card Expanded format deck.

What is the entry fee?

Players in all age divisions will be charged an entry fee determined by the tournament organizer. See event listing for details.

What are the prizes?

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing! Top players receive Championship Points as detailed here.

1st Place

  • A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 1st Place trophy
  • Deck Box, Pokemon Character Hat & CHAMPION playmat
  • A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships
  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 72 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 108 packs

2nd Place

  • Deck Box, Pokemon Character Hat & FINALIST playmat
  • A first- and second-round bye at the US or Canada National Championships*
  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 72 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 108 packs

3rd and 4th Place

  • Deck Box, Pokemon Character Hat & TOP 4 playmat
  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 36 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 72 packs

5th Place through 8th Place

  • Deck Box, Pokemon Character Hat & TOP 8 playmat
  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 36 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 54 packs

9th Place through 16th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 18 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 36 packs

17th Place through 32nd Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 12 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 24 packs

33rd Place through 64th Place

  • Booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions
    • Junior and Senior Division players receive 6 packs
    • Masters Division players receive 12 packs

65th Place through 128th Place

  • Masters Division players receive 6 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

TCG Championship Points – Regional Championships

Placement Points Kicker
1 150 0
2 135 4
3–4 105 8
5–8 75 32
9–16 45 64
17–32 30 128
33–64 15 256


Trading Card Game Side Events

Didn’t make top cut or day 2? We’ll have side events all day Saturday and Sunday!

Side Events

  • Side Events – choose from Standard or Expanded formats for various side events!
  • In addition to the scheduled league challenges (Saturday (EXP) and Sunday (STD) ), side events include:
    • 4 person Team Battle – constructed and sealed.
    • 8 person Single Elimination – Rochester Draft and constructed.

Video Game Championship

Sunday Video Game Championship includes free admission to up to 2 Premiere Challenges being held on this weekend – just do the optional check-in after 10am on Saturday if you want the Saturday PC. Great prizes, including a Red Blue 20th anniversary bundle and a whole day of competition.

Team Construction Rules

  1. You must play with  Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 
  2. You must put your team in the Battle Box.
  3. You must restrict your team according to the official rules document: VG Tournament Rules and Formats


All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Championship Points – awarded according to event placement

Placement Championship Points Required attendance
for placement points (Kicker)
1 150 0
2 135 0
3–4 120 0
5–8 105 0
9–16 92 32
17–32 56 64
33–64 34 128
65–128 20 256


All video game championship players will receive an entry in the drawing for Nintendo 3DS Red Blue 20th Anniversary system bundle, with 2 covers and the Red and Blue games pre-installed! (bundle to to shipped Feb 27th to the winner).

1st Place

  • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award
  • A Second City Gym Golden Magikarp+Pikachu Statue Bank!
  • A Nintendo 3DS Red Blue 20th Anniversary system bundle, with 2 covers and the Red and Blue games pre-installed! (bundle to to shipped Feb 27th to the winner)
  • A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

2nd Place

  • A combination of 72 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

3rd and 4th Place

  • A combination of 36 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

5th Place through 8th Place

  • A combination of 18 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

9th Place through 16th Place

  • A combination of 9 booster packs from current Pokémon TCG expansions

Video Game Side Events

Your championship ticket includes admission to both Premiere Challenges, one on Saturday, one on Sunday. Other VG Sides require separate admission.

Premiere Challenges

FREE admission to VG championship players! Separate $10 admission available if you didn’t check-in for VGC. There is an optional VGC check-in on Saturday after 10am that will get you into VGC and both PCs.

  • Premier Challenge Check-in Saturday 1:30, Sunday 12:30.
  • Prizes include gift cards proportional to attendance.

VG Sides

All untethered VG events will have time limits enforced by the judging staff for the event.

Singles Format [Best of One- Single Elimination] – Bring 6 Pokémon to each battle and chose 3 of them to battle with. Standard VGC16 Pokémon and item rules apply.

Little Cup [Best of One-Single Elimination] – Singles, bring 6 Pokémon to each battle and chose 3 of them to battle with. Standard VGC16 item rules apply. All Pokémon must be the lowest stage of evolution in a line that can evolve and must be Lv 5 or less in the battle box. For the battle all Pokémon will be auto Leveled to 50.

Multi Free-for-All [Best of One-Single Elimination] – Multi Battle bring 6 Pokémon to each battle and chose 3 of them to battle with. Last Pokémon standing in the fight is the winner. Standard VGC16 Pokémon and item rules apply.

Triples [Best of One-Single Elimination] – Triple Battle, bring 6 Pokémon to each battle and chose 6 of them to battle with. Standard VGC16 Pokémon and item rules apply.

Roulette [Best of One-Single Elimination] – Fill a box with 30 Unique Pokémon with Unique Items (No two Pokémon can have the same Pokédex number, no two items can be the same) that are VGC16 legal. The organizer will randomly select 6 numbers and players must use the Pokémon in the box slot that corresponds with the number the organizer choses. Pokémon must battle in the order they were drawn.

VGC Multi Cup [Best of One-Swiss] – Standard Multi Battle with VGC16 rules.

Side event prizes include gift cards and Pokemon Themed Items!

Other Activities

You do need to be a championship or side event checked in player to get in, but once you’re in, there are all kinds of things to do when you need a break from competition!

Draw & Make

For anyone who would like to draw or model Pokémon. Our ‘Sketchers’ will award promo cards to each artist submitting a drawing or model for our creative center that is the product of their best effort.  Our professors will also award prize tickets to multiple clay models and ‘color in’ or ‘freehand’ drawings created in the creative center at the event several times each day. Prize ticket award schedule will be posted and timed to match breaks in each day’s play schedule.

 Informal Pokemon Art and Artifact Exhibition

Our “Sketchers” will display and exhibit a Pokemon themed art or accessory that you submit. Ribbons will be awarded and we’ll hype your art on our website and Facebook page. See the Info Booth for registration!


For those who love Pokemon merchandise and play items. We will have multiple vendors selling all sorts of Pokemon items: Cards, consoles, styli, keychains, plush, etc. They’ll also be buying your cards and code cards, etc. Please note only officially authorized vendors may buy or sell and trading space and quantity of trade goods is limited at this event.

if you are a person with a side business, like to make quick money at events or have a ton of stuff to trade, better read our limitations and prohibitions before showing up.


For those who need someone to talk to that speaks Pokemon. A Pokemon fan has a universal language that only other fans understand. Meet your friends and make new ones, and just live the Pokemon life, while playing at this event.


We’re have great vendors for buying your cards and selling singles, packs, supplies, Pokémon artifacts, unobtainium (Un) and fun stuff. In their own words and alphabetical order!

  • Cradilicious – Pokémon Center plushies from JAPAN, deck boxes, sleeves, charms, and more from the Japan Pokémon Centers! Selling single cards and packs.
  • Legacy Cards – Legacy Cards has a large variety of products for sale ranging from singles and accessories to items from Japan. We also buy most cards! We will also be having daily raffles so stop by our booth and see what we have to offer!.
  • MTGDeals – The best spot to buy, sell and trade cards. Best prices on singles and bulk. Check out our buy list for a taste of our great prices! Just type in the name of a card to check it out.
  • Torta’s Rare Finds – Torta Rare Finds basically brings Pokemon Center to the event! Sleeves, plush, key chains, apparel, etc… Also buying and selling singles and bulk.

Winter 2016 Regionals FAQ

Is it possible to participate in both Trading Card and Video Game Championship??


Yes! If you don’t make day 2 swiss rounds or top cut in TCG, you can participate in Video Game Championship on day 2.

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Can I attend as a spectator?

Spectators will not be allowed this year, due to a strict cap of 500 occupants.

Everyone in the venue must have a wristband for that day. Anyone not wearing a wristband, or who does not show that they are wearing a wristband when asked, will be asked to leave. These are the ONLY ways you can get a wristband:

  1. Championship Player – you will get a wristband when you check in for your championship event. Players in TCG championship day 2 swiss or top cut will be given a day 2 wristband at check-in for day 2.
  2. Side Event Player – when you enter the building, you may buy a side event / merchandise ticket for $5. You will get a wristband at that time.
  3. Parent/sibling or rideaccompany your player at each day’s check-in. Up to 1 driver or 3 immediate family can get wristbands for free.
  4. Approved vendors, venue employees and reporters who contact us in advance – you will get a wristband at setup or check-in.

Important Note #1 – There is no ‘open admission’ to the venue. Read our FAQ about the limits on trading, selling and other activities.

Important Note #2 – All wristband holders must keep your wristband on until you are done being in the building for the day. Replacement wristbands will be available as time permits and for a fee.

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Can I photograph, stream or record audio or video at the event?

The short answer is that players and relatives with wristbands are welcome to do some personal photographs or videos; be sure not to become a distraction to a game in progress. The organizer and staff may take pictures or set up streams or recordings as duties require or permit. Everyone else must contact the organizer at more than two weeks in advance of the event.

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What are the prerequisites to play in the Regional Championship?

There are no Play! Points or other requirements to be eligible to play for either Video or Trading Card Game. Be sure to read the details in the “Get Ready to Have Fun” heading of the lead post or the Regionals Menu on this website so that you have everything you need to participate in the event.

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Will I be photographed, streamed or recorded at this event?

Attendance at this Pokémon event may lead to your image and likeness being photographed and video recorded by or on behalf of The Pokémon Company International, or by third parties outside of the control of The Pokémon Company International (TPCi). By entering or remaining at this event, you grant permission for TPCi, its affiliates, and media organizations to publish your name, image, likeness, team or deck composition, methods of play, and written or oral statements in connection with any still photograph, live or recorded video display, or other transmission or reproduction, in whole or in part, of the event, whether or not those items come from items created by representatives of TPCi, and you acknowledge that third parties may create such items and you waive any claim against TPCi with respect to them.

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Can I trade or sell at the event? Can I run my own event?

Please understand we state these limits because we want to bring you affordable, well-prized events to play in! These rules are here to keep fun events and strong prizing moving forward.

Trading. We encourage personal trading, but there are limits! In short, if you want to trade for your collection, you’re probably OK. If you want to trade for your side business, likely not. In addition, limit the amount of trade items as follows:

  • Don’t bring more trade items than fit in a bag, purse or backpack smaller than 16x16x8 inches. Keep it with you at all times; do not give it to someone to hold who also has a bag or backpack.
  • Do not enter the venue with a wheeled storage, such as a crate, backpack, suitcase or box.
  • Do not take up more than 1 chair worth of floor space (including you; your bag goes under the chair) or more than 1 standard TCG mat worth of table space at any time.
  • Traders who, in the judgment of the organizer, interfere with, or generate complaints from authorized vendors will be asked surrender your wristband and leave the venue.

Buying and Selling. In short, if you’re attending the event to make money, and you’re not one of the authorized vendors, don’t enter the venue. Authorized vendors will be present at fixed booths with whom you may buy and sell freely. Authorized vendors are an important part of bringing you affordable and well-prized events. We therefore discourage selling personal items and prohibit buying or selling for any sort of business, side business or quick money. Except for transactions with authorized vendors, personal sales of more than $20 or 10 cards or 3 other items per day are prohibited. Examples of prohibited selling include but are not limited to: 16 code cards, a deck, a box of boosters, 6 mats, 4 plush). Approaching other players or staff to buy in excess of the limits is also prohibited. If you are in violation of buying and selling prohibitions, or cause complaints from staff or vendors with buying or selling behavior, that is unauthorized vending and you will be asked to surrender your wristband and leave the venue.

Other Events.

If you organize your own event in our event space, you will be asked to surrender your wristband and leave.

Violations of trading, buying, selling or improper use of event space may be reported to Pokemon Organized Play.

We unfortunately have to think of example limits and state these things in writing because each  area has been abused in the past and people have tried to argue the case for their abuse. If in the opinion of the organizer, your behavior is detrimental to the event, you may be asked to leave, potentially without refund. This is very unlikely to happen to a person with common sense, self-control and who is at the event to play in the Spirit of the Game.

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Will you look up my PlayerID for me?

No. Please see our Get Ready to Have Fun page for links that will help you find your PlayerID or obtain a new one BEFORE you show up to the event.

In registering 500 people without delaying the event start and running the event overtime, we do not have time to look up your PlayerID. If you show up and ask for your PlayerID, presumably having tried the listed steps, you will be given a new ID.

The current tournament operations manager system does not provide a way to consolidate PlayerID’s accessible to organizers from their different computers, their operators different computers or between organizers. Therefore players must keep track of their own PlayerID. Use of a phone contact, email message or password management software have been effective methods some players have used to track their PlayerID. You may also have associated it with your account.

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