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League Challenge (TCG)

League Challenge logo

The League Challenge consists of tournaments introduced after the overhaul of The Play! Pokémon season structure in 2013-2014. It replaced Battle Road Tournaments as the entry level tournaments in the Play! Pokémon Championship Series.

League Challenges give players the opportunity to earn up to 15 Championship Points and have a Best Finish Limit of 2 per season. They give 1 Play! Points and special variant cards available to those who placed in the top four in each age division. Held once per month at select Pokémon League locations, these tournaments may use the Standard or Expandend format, at the Tournament Organizer's discretion. League Challenge events consist of only Swiss round without top cut to single-elimination rounds.

Typical prize structure

Place Prize
1st
  • 15 Championship Points
  • 1st Place stamp promotional card
2nd
  • 12 Championship Points
  • 2nd Place stamp promotional card
3rd
  • 10 Championship Points
  • 3rd Place stamp promotional card
4th
  • 10 Championship Points
  • 4th Place stamp promotional card
5th-8th
  • 8 Championship Points (if 24 players or more)
9th-16th
  • 6 Championship Points (if 48 players or more)
17th-32nd
  • 4 Championship Points (if 100 players or more)


Cards given as reward

Froakie Season League Challenge promo cards featuring Delibird

Cards given as reward are typically based on regular version of the same cards released in the expansion paired with each Pokémon League seasons. Each card has a '"1st Place'", '"2nd Place'", '"3rd Place'", and '"4th Place"' stamps and a different Holofoil pattern according to which expansion it belongs to.

League Challenge promos
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
4/108 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Scyther (Dark Explorers) Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Chespin Season League Challenge (October 2013)
Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Fennekin Season League Challenge (December 2013)
38/149 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Delibird (Boundaries Crossed) Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Froakie Season League Challenge (January 2014)
Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Xerneas Season League Challenge (February 2014)
97/113 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Deino (Legendary Treasures) Dragon [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Yveltal Season League Challenge (April 2014)
Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Chesnaught Season League Challenge (May 2014)
64/146 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Solrock (XY) Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Delphox Season League Challenge (June 2014)
Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Greninja Season League Challenge (August 2014)
56/146 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pumpkaboo (XY) Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Rustboro Season League Challenge (December 2014)
Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Dewford Season League Challenge (January 2015)
31/106 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Avalugg (Flashfire) Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Mauville Season League Challenge (February 2015)
Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Lavaridge Season League Challenge (April 2015)
8/111 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Shelmet (Furious Fists) Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Petalburg Season League Challenge (May 2015)
Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Fortree Season League Challenge (June 2015)
66/119 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Klefki (Phantom Forces) Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Mossdeep Season League Challenge (August 2015)
Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Sootopolis Season League Challenge (September 2015)
78/162 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Marowak (BREAKthrough) Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Plain Reverse Holo Pokémon League Nature Season League Challenge (November 2015)
Plain Reverse Holo Pokémon League Tech Season League Challenge (December 2015)
Plain Reverse Holo Pokémon League BREAK Season League Challenge (January 2016)
40/122 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Greninja (BREAKpoint) Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Parallel Season League Challenge (February 2016)
Reverse Holo Pokémon League Rift Season League Challenge (March 2016)
Reverse Holo Pokémon League Worlds Collide Season League Challenge (April 2016)
63/124 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lucario (Fates Collide) Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League New Friends Season League Challenge (May 2016)
Reverse Holo Pokémon League Alakazam! Season League Challenge (June 2016)
Reverse Holo Pokémon League Closure Season League Challenge (July 2016)
15/114 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Volcarona (Steam Siege) GrassFire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Steam Siege Season League Challenge (August 2016)
Reverse Holo Pokémon League Gear Season League Challenge (September 2016)
Reverse Holo Pokémon League Rescue Season League Challenge (October 2016)
53/108 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mew (Evolutions) Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo Pokémon League Evolutions Season League Challenge
20/149 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tsareena (Sun & Moon) Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Sun & Moon Season League Challenge
55/145 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Oricorio (Guardians Rising) Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Guardians Rising Season League Challenge
41/147 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Raichu (Burning Shadows) Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Burning Shadows Season League Challenge
84/111 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Regigigas (Crimson Invasion) Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Crimson Invasion Season League Challenge
83/156 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magnezone (Ultra Prism) Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Ultra Prism Season League Challenge
51/131 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Malamar (Forbidden Light) Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season League Challenge
24/168 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magcargo (Celestial Storm) Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Celestial Storm Season League Challenge
82/214 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zebstrika (Lost Thunder) Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Lost Thunder Season League Challenge
112a/147 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Acerola (Yellow A Alternate cards) Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Team Up Season League Challenge
135a/156 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Volkner (Yellow A Alternate cards) Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Unbroken Bonds Season League Challenge
 


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