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League Cup (TCG)

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The League Cup consists of tournaments introduced after the overhaul of The Play! Pokémon season structure in 2016-2017. It replaced City Championships and should be considered as the next step in the Play! Pokémon Championship Series after League Challenge.

League Cups give players the opportunity to earn up to 50 Championship Points and have a Best Finish Limit of 2 per season. Only for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons, their BFL were shared with League Challenge. They give 2 Play! Points, a special variant card available to all partecipants and a limited League Cup playmat available to first-place finishers in each of three age divisions.

Held twice per season 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 Swiss round with top cut to single-elimination rounds.

Typical prize structure

Place Prize
1st
  • 50 Championship Points
  • Exclusive League Cup playmat
2nd
  • 40 Championship Points
3rd
  • 32 Championship Points
4th
  • 32 Championship Points
5th-8th
  • 24 Championship Points (if 24 players or more)
9th-16th
  • 20 Championship Points (if 48 players or more)
17th-32nd
  • 16 Championship Points (if 100 players or more)
33rd-64th
  • 13 Championship Points (if 200 players or more)


Cards and Playmats given as reward

Evolutions Season League Cup Promo. Alternative version of Ninja Boy

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 League Cup stamps and a different Holofoil pattern according to which expansion it belongs to.

League Cup promos
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
103/114 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ninja Boy (Steam Siege) Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Evolutions Season League Cup
123/149 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nest Ball (Sun & Moon) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Sun & Moon Season League Cup
119/145 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Aqua Patch (Guardian Rising) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Guardian Rising Season League Cup
113/147 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Bodybuilding Dumbbells (Burning Shadows) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Burning Shadows Season League Cup
91/111 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Counter Catcher (Crimson Invasion) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Crimson Invasion Season League Cup
122/156 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Escape Board (Ultra Prism) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Ultra Prism Season League Cup
113/131 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mysterious Treasure (Forbidden Light) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Forbidden Light Season League Cup
142/168 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rare Candy (Celestial Storm) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Celestial Storm Season League Cup
172/214 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Electropower (Lost Thunder) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Lost Thunder Season League Cup
68a/73 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ultra Ball (Shining Legends – Yellow A Alternate cards) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Team Up Season League Cup
102a/131 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Beast Ring (Forbidden Light – Yellow A Alternate cards) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Unbroken Bonds Season League Cup
182a/214 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pokégear 3.0 (Unbroken Bonds – Yellow A Alternate cards) I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Reverse Holo Pokémon League Unified Minds Season League Cup
 


League Cup playmats

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Evolutions Season League Cup Mega Blastoise Playmat
LeagueCupSun&Moon Decidueye Playmat.jpg
Sun & Moon Season League Cup Decidueye Playmat
Guardians Rising Season League Cup Tapu Koko Playmat
LeagueCupBurningShadows Ho-Oh Playmat.jpg
Burning Shadows Season League Cup Ho-Oh Playmat
Crimson Invasion Season League Cup Silvally Playmat
LeagueCupUltraPrism Leafeon Playmat.jpg
Ultra Prism Season League Cup Leafeon Playmat
LeagueCupForbiddenLight Greninja Playmat.jpg
Forbidden Light Season League Cup Greninja Playmat
Celestial Storm Season League Cup Jirachi Playmat
LeagueCupLostThunder Celebi Playmat.jpg
Lost Thunder Season League Cup Celebi Playmat
LeagueCupTeamUp Mimikyu&Gengar Playmat.jpg
Team Up Season League Cup Mimikyu & Gengar Playmat
Unbroken Bonds Season League Cup Gardevoir & Sylveon Playmat
Unified Minds Season League Cup Mewtwo & Mew Playmat


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