2009 Series

The 2009 VGC World Championship Series was the first ever World Championship series, following the Showdown that existed in 2008. This series ran on Pokémon Platinum and utilised the full National Pokédex of the time. The World Championships were held in San Diego in the United States.

VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2009)

Usable Games Pokémon Platinum
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus
Clauses: No same Pokémon, No same item

VGC Winners
Junior: Jeremiah Fan (US)
Senior: Kazuyuki Tsuji (Japan)

TCG Winners
Junior: Tsubasa Nakamura (Japan)
Senior: Takuto Itagaki (Japan)
Master: Stephen Silvestro (US)

Regionals Details

Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions that allow for players to increase their score in order to get a better chance at going to Worlds. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Washington Regionals Seattle, Washington United States 9th May 2009
Milotic
No
California Regionals San Francisco, California United States 16th May 2009
Milotic
No
Arizona Regionals Phoenix, Arizona United States 23rd May 2009
Milotic
No
Texas Regionals Dallas, Texas United States 30th May 2009
Milotic
No
UK Regionals London, England United Kingdom 30th May 2009
Milotic
No
Pennsylvania Regionals Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 6th June 2009
Milotic
No
Tennessee Regionals Nashville, Tennessee United States 13th June 2009
Milotic
No
Germany Regionals Berlin, Germany Germany 13th June 2009
Milotic
No
France Nationals Paris, France France 20th June 2009
Milotic
No

Nationals Details

National Championships are where the best players in the respective country or area come to compete. No points were required to enter but the winners were able to earn placement in the World Championships. The winners in areas outside of the US will often receive travel awards for the World Championships.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Japan Nationals Tokyo Japan 4th May 2009 None
US Nationals St. Louis, Missouri United States 27th - 28th June 2009 None No

Worlds Details

The World Championships are where the best of the world come to participate and fight it off to become World Champion. Participation in the events is by invitation based on score and position, but people could gain entry in the Last Chance Qualifiers.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
World Championships San Diego, California United States 14th - 15th August 2009
Weavile
No
 
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