2017 World Championships

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The 2017 Pokémon World Championships was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from August 18 to 20, 2017. It was the fourteenth invitation-only championships for players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, as well as the ninth for players of the Pokémon video games. In addition, it is also the third event to host a Pokkén Tournament competition. The championships featured a share of over $500,000 in prizes. It is the second time that Anaheim held the World Championships, having previously held the TCG-only 2006 World Championships.

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. For the Pokkén Tournament Championships, however, Last Chance Qualifiers was held on Friday.

Trading Card Game Championships

The Pokémon Trading Card Game featured the 2016-17 Standard format, using all cards from Primal Clash onward. Players were able to receive invitations through the number of Championship Points they obtained throughout the season, with the best of them receiving Day Two Invitations.

Junior Division

Shunto Sadahiro of Japan is the defending champion. Sadahiro earned an invitation to Day Two, where he finished 43rd.

Tobias Strømdahl finished with a record of 8-0-2, becoming the first Norwegian Pokémon World Champion.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Kabu Fukase    
8  Regan Retzloff    
    1  Kabu Fukase    
    5  Minaki Hasegawa    
5  Minaki Hasegawa  
4  Tsubasa Watanabe    
    5  Minaki Hasegawa  
    3  Tobias Strømdahl  
3  Tobias Strømdahl    
6  Niko Ishida    
    3  Tobias Strømdahl  
    7  William Wallce    
7  William Wallace  
2  Lucas Mancuso    



Senior Division

Jesper Eriksen of Denmark was the defending champion but became eligible for Masters Division in 2017. He earned an invitation to Day Two and withdrew after four rounds.

Zachary Bokhari became the new World Champion with a record of 8-0-2.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Nick Conocenti    
8  Yuu Ito    
    8  Yuu Ito    
    5  Michael Long    
5  Michael Long  
4  Justin Lambert    
    5  Michael Long  
    2  Zachary Bokhari  
3  Takumi Kaji    
6  Connor Pedersen    
    3  Takumi Kaji  
    2  Zachary Bokhari    
7  Tanner Hurley  
2  Zachary Bokhari    



Masters Division

Shintaro Ito of Japan was the defending champion. He earned an invitation to Day Two, where he placed 41st.

Diego Cassiraga finished with a record of 9-1-1 to become the first Argentinian World Champion.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Reiji Nishiguchi    
8  Sho Sasaki    
    8  Sho Sasazki    
    4  Naoto Suzuki    
5  Sam Chen  
4  Naoto Suzuki    
    4  Naoto Suzuki  
    6  Diego Cassiraga  
3  Pablo Meza    
6  Diego Cassiraga    
    6  Diego Cassiraga  
    7  Xander Pero    
7  Xander Pero  
2  Jimmy Pendarvis    



Video Game Championships

Players were able to receive invitations through the number of Championship Points they obtained throughout the season, with the best of them receiving Day Two Invitations. The Top 2 players in each age division received an invitation and Travel Award to the 2018 World Championships.

This year, participants used Pokémon Sun and Moon. All matches were conducted via Double Battles. Any Pokémon in the National Pokédex with a black clover in the Pokémon's summary screen were able to be used, with the exception of some Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, including Solgaleo, Lunala, and Magearna. Pokémon were not allowed to hold Mega Stones.

Junior Division

Cory Connor of the United States was the defending champion but did not attend.

Nicholas Kan of Australia, the Junior Division Champion of the Oceania, Latin American, and North American International Challenges, became the new World Champion.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Zachary Lazaroff    
8  Cho Sangyeon    
    1  Zachary Lazaroff    
    5  Tomás Serrano    
5  Tomás Serrano  
4  Ren Tanioku    
    5  Tomás Serrano  
    3  Nicholas Kan  
3  Nicholas Kan    
6  Corey Yuen    
    3  Nicholas Kan  
    7  Wonn Lee    
7  Wonn Lee  
2  William Axel Jesus Sanchez Bernal    



Senior Division

Carson Confer of the United States was the defending champion. He became eligible for the Master Division in 2017, where he was knocked out in Day One.

Hong Juyoung became the new World Champion.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Taiki Okamoto    
8  Yuki Wata    
    8  Yuki Wata    
    5  William Sepesi    
5  William Sepesi  
4  Chang Joonseo    
    8  Yuki Wata  
    2  Hong Juyoung  
3  Izumi Motoe    
6  Beau Berg    
    6  Beau Berg  
    2  Hong Juyoung    
7  Parth Patel  
2  Hong Juyoung    



Masters Division

Wolfe Glick of the United States was the defending champion and made it into the Top 16.

The Masters Division Japanese National Champion Ryota Otsubo became the new World Champion.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Nils Dunlop    
8  Ryota Otsubo    
    8  Ryota Otsubo    
    5  Tomoyuki Yoshimura    
5  Tomoyuki Yoshimura  
4  René Alvarenga    
    8  Ryota Otsubo  
    6  Sam Pandelis  
3  Sebastian Escalante    
6  Sam Pandelis    
    6  Sam Pandelis  
    7  Paul Ruiz    
7  Paul Ruiz  
2  Dorian Andre Quiñones Vallejos    



Pokkén Tournament Championships

For the 2017 Pokkén World Championships, the previous year's age divisions were removed, allowing players of any ages to compete against each other. However, the number of competitors followed the former Senior Division's limit of 16. Eight of these players received invites through two officially sanctioned tournaments (four from each): CEO 2017 in Orlando, Florida, the United States and Dreamhack Summer 2017 in Jönköping, Sweden. The remaining eight spots were given to Japanese players and those who qualified through the Last Chance Qualifiers held on Friday, August 18.

The Wii U version of the game was the one used for the tournament, as opposed to the updated Japanese arcade version. The tournament utilized the double elimination format. Top 32 and earlier sets were best two out of three games, while Top 16 and on were best three out of five. All games were played on Ferrum Stadium.

The previous year's two champions, Josh "woomy!gun" Simmonite of the United Kingdom and Masami "Potetin" Sato of Japan, did not attend the tournament. After winning EVO 2016 but not being able to attend Worlds that year, Hisaharu "Tonosama" Abe defeated Fujioka "Mikukey_HOMURA" Shuhei to become the Pokkén World Champion.

Winners Semifinals   Winners Final   Grand Final   Reset
Suicune  Elm    
Chandelure  Mikukey_HOMURA       Chandelure  Mikukey_HOMURA    
Braixen  Tonosama     Braixen  Tonosama       Braixen  Tonosama     Braixen  Tonosama  
Machamp/
Sceptile/Mewtwo
 Azazel       Chandelure  Mikukey_HOMURA     Chandelure  Mikukey_HOMURA  
Losers Quarterfinals   Losers Semifinal   Losers Final
Suicune  Elm       Chandelure  Mikukey_HOMURA  
Gengar  APOLLO       Suicune  Elm       Mewtwo  Azazel  
Machamp  Azazel     Machamp  Azazel    
Mewtwo  Thulius    

Event Pokémon

#103 Exeggutor
Alolan Form
  Level 50  
Type:
Grass Dragon
Ability: Harvest
Held item:   Sitrus Berry
ID: 081817
OT: Worlds17
Met: WCS 2017 (fateful encounter)
Nature: Modest
Ribbon:   Event Ribbon
Power Swap
Psychic Status
Celebrate
Normal Status
Leaf Storm
Grass Special
Draco Meteor
Dragon Special
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM local wireless all Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, United States August 18 to 20, 2017
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

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Pokémon World Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game only 2004-2008; TCG and Video Games 2009-on
2004: Blaziken TechMagma SpiritRocky BeachTeam Rushdown
2005: Bright AuraDark TyranitarKing of the WestQueendom
2006: B-L-SEeveelutionsMewtrickSuns & Moons
2007: FlyveesLegendary AscentRamboltSwift Empoleon
2008: Bliss ControlEmpotechIntimidationPsychic Lock
2009: StallgonCrowned TigerQueengarLuxdrill
2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
2013: Anguille Sous RocheAmerican GothicDarkraiUltimate Team Plasma
2014: Plasma PowerTrevgorEmerald KingCrazy Punch
2015: The Flying HammerPunches 'n' BitesHonorStoisePrimal Groudon
2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
2018: Victory MapDragones y SombrasGarbanetteBuzzroc
2019: Pikarom JudgeFire BoxMind BlownPerfection
2021:
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo


  This article is part of both Project TCG and Project Games, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game Championship Tournaments.