2019 World Championships
The 2019 Pokémon World Championships was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from August 16 to 19, 2019. It was the sixteenth invitation-only championships for players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the eleventh for players of the Pokémon video games, and the fourth for players of Pokkén Tournament. The championships featured a share of over $500,000 in prizes. It is the second time that Washington, D.C. held the competition, having previously held the 2014 World Championships.
Invitations for the Trading Card Game and the video game events were awarded to players who accumulated enough Championship Points throughout the season. Invitations for Pokkén Tournament were awarded to the top placements at three International Championships and players from Japan. There were also Last Chance Qualifiers held on Friday for Pokkén Tournament.
Trading Card Game Championships
The Pokémon Trading Card Game featured the 2019-20 Standard format, using all cards from Ultra Prism onward. Players received invitations from gaining enough Championship Points throughout the 2018-19 format or from the previous year's World Championships. Blaine's Quiz Show was not legal for play specifically at this event due to the confusion it could cause at multilingual tournaments.
Naohito Inoue of Japan was the defending champion but became eligible for the Seniors Division in 2019. He did not advance to Day Two, finishing with a record of 4–3.
Haruki Miyamoto of Japan became the new World Champion with a record of 8-1-1.
Magnus Pedersen of Denmark was the defending champion but was eligible for the Masters Division in 2019. He earned an invitation to Day Two where he finished 73rd.
Kaya Lichtleitner of Germany became the new World Champion with a final record of 8-0-2.
Robin Schulz of Germany was the defending champion and finished in 20th place.
Henry Brand of Australia became the new World Champion, defeating the 2016 TCG World Champion Shintaro Ito of Japan. Brand finished with a record of 8-1-1.
Video Game Championships
Matches will take place in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and will be all Double Battles. All Pokémon except Ash-Greninja and Mythical Pokémon are eligible, given they have an Alola symbol. As with the 2010 and 2016 World Championships, up to two special Pokémon can be used under the GS Cup format. All moves and held items are allowed. Levels for all Pokémon were adjusted to level 50 and no duplicate Pokémon or items were allowed. Players were given seven minutes of move selection time per game.
Wonn Lee of Japan was the defending champion but was eligible for the Senior Division in 2019, where he finished 47th.
Pi Wu of Taiwan defeated Teddy French of England to become the first Taiwanese World Champion.
James Evans of the United States was the defending champion but was eligible for the Masters Division in 2019. He was knocked out in Round 6 of Day One.
Ko Tsukide of Japan defeated Lewis Tan of Australia to become the new World Champion.
Paul Ruiz of Ecuador was the defending champion. He received an invitation to Day Two but was knocked out in Round 3.
Naoto Mizobuchi of Japan became the new World Champion after defeating the Japanese National Champion Hirofumi Kimura.
Pokkén Tournament Championships
Invitations were given out to top placements at the Oceania, Europe, and North America International Championships. Two Senior and four Masters invites were awarded at the Europe and North America Championships each, while the Oceania Championships only awarded one Senior and two Masters invites. The remaining invitations were split between Japanese players and players who made it through the Last Chance Qualifiers.
Pokkén Tournament DX was used for the tournament, with every player required to use their own HORI Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad or HORI Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Pad. The tournament was double elimination and was the Team Battle format, with each match being best three out of five games.
Kato Yusuke of Japan was the defending champion in the Seniors Division and was runner-up for 2019. The previous year's runner-up, Colin "Ashgreninja1" Jones, defeated him to become Pokkén Tournament DX Senior Division Champion.
Jacob "ThankSwalot" Waller of the United States was the defending champion in the Masters Division but was knocked out in Top 16. After finishing second in the Last Chance Qualifier, Subutan finished with no losses to become the new Pokkén Tournament DX Masters Division Champion.
Pokémon GO Invitational Tournament
An invitational tournament for Pokémon GO was held on the first day of the World Championships. Six competitors and Game Freak's Junichi Masuda and Shigeki Morimoto competed in Trainer Battles against each other in a double elimination tournament. The Great League was utilized and each match was best three out of five games.
|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.|
- Isaac Terceira, upon receiving their Runner-up winner trophy; started to walk away holding the trophy when the silver cup broke off. He got the trophy fixed up moments afterward.
|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.|