2014 Series

The 2014 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon X & Y games. Being the first for Pokémon X & Y, it focused solely upon the Pokédex from those games featuring 450 Pokémon. This series was also the first to include Premier Challenges, which allowed for small competitions that let players gain Championship Points to earn a place in the final. The World Championship Final was in Washington D.C.

VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2014)

Usable Games Pokémon X, Pokémon Y
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Kalos Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X & Y, Pokémon not in Kalos Pokédex
Clauses: No same Pokémon, No same item
Players may only use Pokémon with items or moves obtained in Pokémon X or Y

VGC Winners
Junior: Kota Yamamoto (Japan)
Senior: Nikolai Zielinski (US)
Master: Se Jun Park (Korea)

TCG Winners
Junior: Haruto Kobayashi (Japan)
Senior: Trent Orndorff (US)
Master: Andrew Estrada (Canada)

Online Competitions

Throughout the Play! Pokémon series, there were numerous online competitions that will give CP to players if their Play! Pokémon account is linked to their Organised Play ID. The CP is organised to the top 256 players worldwide, regardless of region.

Placement 1 2-8 9-16 17-64 65-128
CP Prize 10 8 4 2 1


Name Date Entry Gift CP Given?
Japan Cup 2014 2nd May - 4th May 2014 Ability Capsule No
2014 International Challenge - May 16th - 19th May 2014 Enigma Berry Yes
2014 International Challenge - June 20th - 23rd June 2014 1000 PokéMiles Yes

Premier Challenges

Premier Challenges are small competitions dotted around the various countries in the world. These competitions typically happen once a month or so depending on the organisers and can provide a small amount of CP which can then be used to help participate in the Worlds Championships.

Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-12 13-16 17-32
CP Prize 15 12 10 8 4 2 1
Kicker
Min Entry
      16 32 32 64


Regionals Details

Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions beyond the Premier Challenges to allow for players to earn CP. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.

Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128
CP Prize 120 110 90 70 50 30 10 5
Kicker
Min Entry
          64 128 256


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
California Autumn Regionals Pleasanton United States 12th - 13th October 2013 None No
Arizona Autumn Regionals Phoenix, Arizona United States 19th -20th October 2013 None No
Indiana Autumn Regionals Fort Wayne, Indiana United States 26th - 27th October 2013 None No
Texas Autumn Regionals Houston, Texas United States 27th - 27th October 2013 None No
Pennsylvania Autumn Regionals Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 28th - 27th October 2013 None No
Virginia Winter Regionals Doswell, Virginia United States 11th - 12th January 2014 None No
Missouri Winter Regionals St. Louis, Missouri United States 18th - 19th January 204 None No
California Winter Regionals Long Beach, California United States 18th - 19th January 204 None No
Oregon Winter Regionals Salem, Oregon United States 18th - 19th January 204 None No
Florida Winter Regionals Orlando, Florida United States 25th - 26th January 2014 None No
Massachusetts Spring Regionals Sturbridge, Massachusetts United States 5th - 6th April 2014 None No
Georgia Spring Regionals Athens, Georgia United States 5th - 6th April 2014 None No
Kansas Spring Regionals Leawood, Kansas United States 5th - 6th April 2014 None No
Washington Spring Regionals Seattle, Washington United States 5th - 6th April 2014 None No
Utah Spring Regionals Salt Lake City, Utah United States 12th - 13th April 2014 None No
Wisconsin Spring Regionals Madison, Wisconsin United States 12th - 13th April 2014 None No
Perth Regionals Perth
West Australia
Australia 10th May 2014 None No
Adelaide Regionals Adelaide
South Australia
Australia 11th May 2014 None No
Sydney Regionals Sydney
New South Wales
Australia 17th May 2014 None No
Queensland Regionals Brisbane
Queensland
Australia 18th May 2014 None No
Melbourne Regionals Melbourne
Victoria
Australia 24th May 2014 None No
Auckland Regionals Auckland New Zealand 31st May 2014 None No

Nationals Details

National Championships are where the best players in the respective country or area come to compete. No CP is required to enter but a massive amount of CP is given to the winners. The winners in areas outside of the US will often receive travel awards for the World Championships.

Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128
CP Prize 480 440 360 210 150 90 30 15
Kicker
Min Entry
            128 256


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Germany Nationals Bochum
Germany
Germany 3rd - 4th May 2014
Mamoswine
No
UK Nationals Manchester
England
United Kingdom 24th - 25th May 2014
Mamoswine
No
Italy Nationals Assago Italy 31st May 2014 - 1st June 2014
Mamoswine
No
South Africa Nationals Johannesburg South Africa 15th June 2014 None No
US Nationals Indianapolis
Indiana
United States 4th - 6th July 2014
Mamoswine
Yes
Australia Nationals Melbourne
Victoria
Australia 13th July 2014 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 CP.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
World Championships Washington DC United States 15th - 17th August 2014
Aegislash
Yes
 
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