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The 2016 Pokémon World Championships was held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California in the United States from August 19 to 21, 2016. It was the thirteenth invitation-only championships for players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, as well as the eighth for players of the Pokémon video games. In addition, it is also the second event to host a Pokkén Tournament competition (and the first to have it announced in advance). It is the first time that San Francisco has hosted the event.

Like the previous year's event, there was no Last Chance Qualifiers for either the Trading Card Game or the video games at the event. Instead, players who earned enough Championship Points during the preceding season had the opportunity to enter the tournaments on either Friday or Saturday, depending on the amount of Championship Points received. The Pokkén Tournament Championships, on the other hand, held Last Chance Qualifiers on Friday.

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Trading Card Game Championships

The Pokémon Trading Card Game featured the 2015-16 Standard format, using all cards from XY onward. Players were able to receive invitations from outstanding performances at their country's National Championships, the previous year's World Championships, or through the number of Championship Points they obtained throughout the year.

The first day of the tournament featured a preliminary tournament for all World Championship qualifiers who did not earn an automatic invitation to day two. Players who earned enough match points during Swiss rounds joined the automatic qualifiers on day two. The second day of the tournament featured a series of Swiss rounds in each division. At the end of Swiss rounds, the top eight players in each division were seeded into single-elimination tournaments, with the finals being played on Sunday, to determine each division's World Champion.

Junior Division

Rowan Stavenow of Canada was the defending champion in the Junior Division. Rowan became eligible for the Senior Division in 2016, and earned an invitation to Day Two where he finished 84th.

Shunto Sadahiro of Japan became the new World Champion with a record of 8-0-2.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Enrico Marini Italy  
8  Riku Ushirosako Japan  
    8  Riku Ushirosako Japan  
    5  Yuta Ozawa Japan  
5  Yuta Ozawa Japan
4  Asaki Hasegawa Japan  
    8  Riku Ushirosako Japan
    6  Shunto Sadahiro Japan
3  Christian Moreno United States of America  
6  Shunto Sadahiro Japan  
    6  Shunto Sadahiro Japan
    2  Roan Godfrey-Robbins United States of America  
7  Kai Abe Japan
2  Roan Godfrey-Robbins United States of America  


Senior Division

Patrick Martinez of the United States was the defending champion. Martinez earned an invitation to Day Two, where he finished in the Top 16.

Jesper Eriksen of Denmark became the first Danish World Champion, finishing with a final record of 9-1.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Jesper Eriksen Denmark  
8  Tanner Hurley United States of America  
    1  Jesper Eriksen Denmark  
    5  Raphael Souto Brazil  
5  Raphael Souto Brazil
4  Spencer Perez-Dormitzer United States of America  
    1  Jesper Eriksen Denmark
    2  Connor Pederson United States of America
3  Attar Ricco Indonesia  
6  Cal Connor United States of America  
    3  Attar Rico Indonesia
    2  Connor Pederson United States of America  
7  Kim Hyeok South Korea
2  Connor Pedersen United States of America  


Masters Division

Jacob Van Wagner of the United States was the defending champion, but finshed 59th in Friday's tournament (Day One).

Shintaro Ito of Japan became the new World Champion with a final record of 9-1.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Bert Wolters Netherlands  
8  Ross Cawthon United States of America  
    8  Ross Cawthon United States of America  
    4  Cody Walinski United States of America  
5  Brad Curcio United States of America
4  Cody Walinski United States of America  
    4  Cody Walinski United States of America
    2  Shintaro Ito Japan
3  Samuel Hough United States of America  
6  Luca Schuster Austria  
    3  Samuel Hough United States of America
    2  Shintaro Ito Japan  
7  Gustavo Wada Brazil
2  Shintaro Ito Japan  


Video Game Championships

The first day of the tournament featured a preliminary tournament for all World Championship qualifiers who did not earn an automatic invitation to day two. Players with two or fewer losses during swiss rounds joined the automatic qualifiers on day two. Unlike in previous tournaments, players' match records were not carried over from Friday, and players were not forced to use the same team as on Friday. Players with no more than two losses (and no ties) competed in single-elimination rounds late Saturday. The top eight players in each division were seeded into single-elimination tournaments, with the finals being played on Sunday, to determine each division's World Champion.

This year, matches were Double Battles using Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Any Pokémon in the National Pokédex were eligible, except Mythical Pokémon. Unlike previous years, up to two special Pokémon could be used. All Pokémon were required to have a blue pentagon.

Similar to Flat Battle mode, Pokémon of Levels 51 and above were temporarily reduced to Level 50, while Pokémon Level 50 and below retained their levels. Held items except for Soul Dew could be used, but no two Pokémon from the same team could hold the same held items. Players were not allowed to change their held items after they had registered, and could only use items from within the game and those received at an official Pokémon event or promotion. Players were allowed to change teams after Friday's preliminary tournament.

Junior Division

Kotone Yasue of Japan was the defending champion but was eligible for the Seniors Division this year. The 18 players who finished with two or fewer losses in Saturday's tournament were invited to the single-elimination rounds.

Cory Connor of the United States, who finished in the Top 8 the previous year, became the new Junior Division World Champion.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Rikuto Noda Japan  
8  Chang Joon Seo South Korea  
    1  Rikuto Noda Japan  
    12  Cory Connor United States of America  
12  Cory Connor United States of America
4  Corey Yuen Singapore  
    12  Cory Connor United States of America
    11  Shu Harasaki Japan
3  Kaisei Ichikawa Japan  
11  Shu Harasaki Japan  
    11  Shu Harasaki Japan
    2  Enzo Reci United States of America  
10  Parker Hurley United States of America
2  Enzo Reci United States of America  


Senior Division

Mark McQuillan of the United Kingdom was the defending champion. McQuillan became eligible for the Masters Division in 2016. The 16 players who finished with two or fewer losses in Saturday's tournament were invited to the single-elimination rounds.

Carson Confer of the United States became the new World Champion.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
16  Carson Confer United States of America  
9  Nils Dunlop Sweden  
    16  Carson Confer United States of America  
    4  Mostafa Afr United States of America  
5  Daravone Souphommanychanh Canada
4  Mostafa Afr United States of America  
    16  Carson Confer United States of America
    11  Yuki Wata Japan
3  Hong Ju Young South Korea  
11  Yuki Wata Japan  
    11  Yuki Wata Japan
    7  Kazuki Ogushi Japan  
7  Kazuki Ogushi Japan
15  Brendan Zheng United States  


Masters Division

Shoma Honami of Japan was the defending champion. The 24 players who finished with two or fewer losses in Saturday's tournament were invited to the single-elimination rounds.

On his sixth consecutive visit to Worlds, including being runner-up at the 2012 World Championships, Wolfe Glick of the United States won the Masters Division Video Game World Championship.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Aaron Traylor United States of America  
9  Markus Stadter Germany  
    9  Markus Stadter Germany  
    5  Wolfe Glick United States of America  
4  Justin Carris United States of America
5  Wolfe Glick United States of America  
    5  Wolfe Glick United States of America
    19  Johnathan Evans United States of America
18  Eduardo Cunha Portugal  
23  Baris Akcos Germany  
    18  Eduardo Cunha Portugal
    19  Johnathan Evans United States of America  
19  Johnathan Evans United States of America
6  Barry Anderson United Kingdom  


Pokkén Tournament Championships

Unlike the surprise Pokkén Tournament invitational competition at last year's event, invitations for the first Pokkén Tournament World Championships were won at various tournaments held throughout the year or through accumulating enough Championship Points. The Pokkén Tournament Championship Series has only two age divisions, Seniors and Masters, as opposed to the three used by the TCG and video game tournaments. A strict limit of players per division was placed upon the Championships, only allowing 64 Masters Division players and 16 Seniors Division players. Of those players, only 43 from the Masters and 8 from the Seniors received invitations; the North American and European regions had 18 Masters and 4 Seniors invitations each, while Japan had 7 Masters invitations (an eighth was given but the player did not attend Worlds). All remaining slots were given to those who qualified through the Last Chance Qualifiers.

Invitations were given to the winners, and in select cases runners-up, of various tournaments throughout the year. Several were sanctioned independent tournaments, including: DreamHack events held in Austin, Texas and Jönköping, Sweden; St. Louis Showdown held in Collinsville, Illinois; CEO 2016 held in Orlando, Florida; and EVO 2016 held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Invitational tournaments were also held at the US Spring Regionals and the National Championships of Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The tournament was the double elimination format. Top 16 sets and below were best two out of three games, while Top 8 sets and above were best three out of five. All games were played on Ferrum Stadium.

Seniors Division

Josh "woomy!gun" Simmonite of the United Kingdom beat Dale "Bolimar" Causey of the United States to become the first Pokkén Tournament Seniors Division World Champion.

Winners Semifinals   Winners Final   Grand Final   Reset
Blaziken  Wayland Lindsay United States of America  
Lucario  Bolimar United States of America     Lucario  Bolimar United States of America  
Pikachu Libre  (EZ$) Jaxob United States of America   Charizard  woomy!gun United Kingdom     Charizard  woomy!gun United Kingdom   Charizard  woomy!gun United Kingdom
Charizard  woomy!gun United Kingdom     Lucario  Bolimar United States of America   Lucario  Bolimar United States of America
Losers Quarterfinals   Losers Semifinal   Losers Final
Blaziken  Wayland Lindsay United States of America     Lucario  Bolimar United States of America
Pikachu  A-aron     Blaziken  Wayland Lindsay United States of America     Blaziken  Wayland Lindsay United States of America
Pikachu Libre  (EZ$) Jaxob United States of America   Suicune  Galactasaur United Kingdom  
Suicune  Galactasaur United Kingdom  

Masters Division

Masami "Potetin" Sato of Japan beat Takuma "Azazel" Araki of Japan to become the first Pokkén Tournament Masters Division World Champion.

Winners Semifinals   Winners Final   Grand Final   Reset
Machamp  Azazel Japan  
Sceptile  Teejay United States of America     Machamp  Azazel Japan  
Lucario  Deity Light United States of America   Weavile  Potetin Japan     Machamp  Azazel Japan   Machamp  Azazel Japan
Mewtwo  Potetin Japan     Mewtwo/Chandelure  Potetin Japan   Chandelure  Potetin Japan
Losers Quarterfinals   Losers Semifinal   Losers Final
Sceptile  Teejay United States of America     Mewtwo  Potetin Japan
Suicune  Buntan Japan     Sceptile  Teejay United States of America     Lucario  Deity Light United States of America
Lucario  Deity Light United States of America   Lucario  Deity Light United States of America  
Mewtwo  Tanoshimi Japan  

Event Pokémon

Bulbasaur

#001 Bulbasaur /
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 5 001Bulbasaur.png
Type:
Grass Poison
Ability: Chlorophyll
Held item: Venusaurite Venusaurite
ID: 08196
OT: WORLDS16
Met: WCS 2016 (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Event Ribbon Event Ribbon
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Celebrate
Normal Status
--
None None
Games Method Region Location Duration
ORAS local wireless all 2016 World Championships, San Francisco, United States August 19 to 21, 2016
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the receiving system's date when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Charmander

#004 Charmander /
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 5 004Charmander.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability: Solar Power
Held item: Charizardite X Charizardite X
ID: 08196
OT: WORLDS16
Met: WCS 2016 (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Event Ribbon Event Ribbon
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Celebrate
Normal Status
--
None None
Games Method Region Location Duration
ORAS local wireless all 2016 World Championships, San Francisco, United States August 19 to 21, 2016
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the receiving system's date when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

Squirtle

#007 Squirtle /
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 5 007Squirtle.png
Type:
Water Unknown
Ability: Rain Dish
Held item: Blastoisinite Blastoisinite
ID: 08196
OT: WORLDS16
Met: WCS 2016 (fateful encounter)
Nature: Random
Ribbon: Event Ribbon Event Ribbon
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Celebrate
Normal Status
--
None None
Games Method Region Location Duration
ORAS local wireless all 2016 World Championships, San Francisco, United States August 19 to 21, 2016
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the receiving system's date when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

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