Pokemon has officially announced the dates for this year’s World Championships. The World Championships will happen in London from August 18th through August 21st and will feature the Pokemon TCG, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield video games, Pokken Tournament DX, Pokemon Unite, and Pokemon GO. The text of the official announcement follows below.
This August, the Pokémon World Championships will make their long-anticipated return! For the first time in history, the big event will be held outside North America when London, England, hosts the competition August 18–21, 2022. The event will include competitions for the Pokémon TCG, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE, and Pokkén Tournament DX. The venue for the event is the enormous ExCeL London event center, which has also hosted previous Europe International Championships.
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London, England E16 1XL
Worlds is now a four-day event, with exciting activities for players and spectators alike. The very best Pokémon Trainers will be vying for the title of World Champion, but that’s only the beginning of the fun—other activities will be available for all Pokémon fans.
From August 17–21, the 2022 Pokémon World Championships will also be home to a Pokémon Center store, where fans will be able to purchase a wide variety of products including a range of items themed around the tournament. The Pokémon Center will remain open while supplies last.
Invited players will not have to pay an entry fee to participate at Worlds, but there will be a nominal fee for spectator badges. Stay tuned for more information on the cost and availability of spectator badges.
The safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities, and partners continues to be our top priority. Information on our COVID-19 policy can be found here.
We’ll have much more news and info on the Pokémon World Championships as we get closer to the event. Keep checking Pokemon.com for the latest details throughout the year.