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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.

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Trading Card Game Championships

The Pokémon Trading Card Game will feature the 2018-19 Standard format, using all cards from Sun & Moon onward. Players received invitations from gaining enough Championship Points throughout the year or from the previous year's World Championships.

Junior Division

Naohito Inoue of Japan is the defending champion.

Haruki Miyamoto of Japan became the new World Champion. Isaac Terceira of the United States was the Runner-up.

Senior Division

Magnus Pedersen of Denmark is the defending champion.

Kaya Lichtleitner of Germany became the new World Champion. Grant Shen of the United States was the Runner-up.

Masters Division

Robin Schulz of Germany is the defending champion.

Henry Brand of Australia became the new World Champion. Shintaro Ito of Japan was the Runner-up.

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.

Junior Division

Wonn Lee of Japan is the defending champion.

Pi Wu of Taiwan became the new World Champion. Teddy French of Great Britian was the Runner-up.

Senior Division

James Evans of the United States is the defending champion.

Ko Tsukide of Japan became the new World Champion. Lewis Tan of Australia was the Runner-up.

Masters Division

Paul Ruiz of Ecuador is the defending champion.

Naoto Mizobuchi of Japan became the new World Champion. Hirofumi Kimura of Japan was the Runner-up.


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.

Senior Division

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.

Winners Semifinals   Winners Final   Grand Final   Reset
 Kato Japan  
 Ashgreninja1 United States      Ashgreninja1 United States  
 YveltalX    YveltalX     Shadow Mewtwo, Aegislash, Mewtwo  Ashgreninja1 United States      N/A  
 Kotaro Japan     Pikachu Libre, Aegislash, Mewtwo  Kato Japan      N/A  
Losers Quarterfinals   Losers Semifinal   Losers Final
 Kotaro Japan      YveltalX
 Indigomega      Indigomega      Kato Japan
 Kato Japan    Kato Japan  
 Sneezy  

Masters Division

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.

Winners Semifinals   Winners Final   Grand Final   Reset
Shadow Mewtwo, Braixen, Decidueye  Tonosama Japan  
Darkrai, Sceptile, Braixen  Shadowcat United States     Shadow Mewtwo, Decidueye, Braixen  Tonosama Japan  
Pikachu Libre, Weavile, Mewtwo  Potetin Japan   Pikachu Libre, Braixen, Aegislash  Subutan Japan     Chandelure/Aegislash, Braixen, Pikachu Libre  Subutan Japan      N/A  
Chandelure, Pikachu Libe, Braixen  Subutan Japan     Pikachu Libre, Aegislash, Darkrai  Haruyuki Japan      N/A  
Losers Quarterfinals   Losers Semifinal   Losers Final
Darkrai, Sceptile, Braixen  Shadowcat United States     Aegislash, Pikachu Libre, Darkrai  Haruyuki Japan
Pikachu Libre, Aegislash, Darkrai  Haruyuki Japan     Aegislash, Pikachu Libre, Darkrai  Haruyuki Japan     Shadow Mewtwo, Braixen, Decidueye  Tonosama Japan
Pikachu Libre, Weavile, Mewtwo  Potetin Japan   Pikachu Libre, Weavile, Mewtwo  Potetin Japan  
Decidueye, Mewtwo, Shadow Mewtwo  Sarutaro Japan  

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.

Winners Semifinals   Winners Final   Grand Final   Reset
3  PogoKieng Canada  
0  Carrymeh United States     1  PogoKieng Canada  
0  Strawburry17 United States   3  Poké AK United States     2  Poké AK United States   0  Poké AK United States
3  Poké AK United States     3  PogoKieng Canada   3  PokeKieng Canada
Losers Quarterfinals   Losers Semifinal   Losers Final
3  Carrymeh United States     0  Carrymeh United States
0  Yamada Japan     3  Carrymeh United States     3  PogoKieng Canada
2  Strawburry17 United States   0  Shigeki Morimoto Japan  
3  Shigeki Morimoto Japan  

Event Pokémon

#142 Aerodactyl
Cherish Ball summary IV.png Level 50 142Aerodactyl.png
Type:
Rock Flying
Ability: Unnerve
Held item: Rare Bone Rare Bone
ID: Unknown
OT: Unknown
Met: Unknown
Nature: Unknown
Ribbon: Unknown Ribbon Unknown Ribbon
Celebrate
Normal Status
Ancient Power
Rock Special
Rock Polish
Rock Status
Wide Guard
Rock Status
Games Method Region Location Duration
SMUSUM local wireless all Walter E. Washington Convention Center Halls D & E, Washington, DC, United States August 16 to 18, 2019
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.

Trivia

  • Isaac Terceira, upon recieveing 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.

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