2016 Pokemon World Championships are coming next year


The Pokémon Company has finally declared the venue and dates for the 2016 Pokemon World Championships. So put on your caps, select worthy Pokémon and head out to San Francisco to become the very best.

Pokémon World Championships is an e-sport event that is held every year by The Pokémon Company International. It sees top Pokémon video game players from around the world competing to be the best. The event is organised by Play! Pokémon, a branch of the Pokémon Company that is responsible for holding trade card and Pokémon video game competitions.

2016 Pokemon World Championship VG Series

As declared by the Pokémon Company, 2016 Pokemon World Championships will be held on August 19-21, 2016. The event will take place in the San Francisco Marriot Marquis Hotel. The event is an invitation-only competition for players who will have qualified throughout the 2016 Pokemon World Championships Series Season.


To get into the video game competition, some basic information you need to know is:

  • All battles will be Double Battles played in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
  • Time limits for battles will vary by event. At major events (Regional Championships and above), battles will have a 15-minute time limit, 45-second move timer, and a 90-second Team Preview.
  • Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter will not be permitted (the blue pentagon is required).
  • All discovered Pokémon will be allowed except the following Mythical Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa.
  • Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
  • All items will be allowed except Soul Dew. Each Pokémon must hold a different item.

2016 Pokemon World Championship Legendary

The event features playable legendary Pokémon as shown on their website.

Would you be attending the 2016 Pokemon World Championships? Are you ready to be the best no one ever was? Would you be able to catch them all? We’ll find out.