What is a Pokémon League?

Play! Pokémon League events offer a casual and fun environment where you can join up and play the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Pokémon League events are especially good for people new to playing Pokémon games, and for those who want to get their first feel for competitive play.

A Pokémon League provides a way for you to get together with other fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and have some fun. Using your own cards, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

Even if you don’t know all the rules of the game, at a League you can learn game basics and, in no time, perfect your strategy! Joining a League is the best way to hone your skills to compete in Pokémon tournaments, from League Challenges all the way up to the World Championships. Leagues are held in safe public locations, such as game stores, community centers, or libraries, and are run by official League organizers.

As you participate in League events, you’ll keep track of your League matches. Every match counts - whether you win or not! If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!

Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, completing activities, and trading cards.

The first step to participating in Play! Pokémon events like League is to set up a Pokémon Trainer Club account! Once you have set up your Pokémon Trainer Club account, you will be able to track the events you are attending and earn Player Rewards, Championship Points, and Play! Points.