2015 Series

The 2015 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. As such, it features a jump in the number of usable Pokémon from the 450 of the Kalos Pokédex up to the full National Pokédex. This championship series fully integrated Premier Challenges globally into the system. It also started to introduce more Regional Championships outside of North America. The World Championship Final was held in Boston, Massachusetts. At the World Championships, a Pokkén Invitational Tournament was also held

VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2015)

Usable Games Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
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, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Banned Items: Soul Dew
Clauses: No same Pokémon, No same item
Players may only use Pokémon with items or moves obtained in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire

VGC Winners
Junior: Kotone Yasue (Japan)
Senior: Mark Mcquillan (United Kingdom)
Master: Shoma Honami (Japan)

TCG Winners
Junior: Rowan Stavenow (Canada)
Senior: Patrick Martinez (US)
Master: Jacob Van Wagner (US)

Pokkén Invitational
Winner: Reepal "Rip" Parbhoo

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 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256
CP Prize 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1


Name Date Entry Gift CP Given?
2015 International Challenge - February 27th February 2015 - March 1st 2015 2000 Pokémiles No
Japan Cup 2015 1st May - 5th May 2015
Master Ball
No
2015 International Challenge - April 24th April - 26th April 2015 None 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 33-64
CP Prize 40 32 26 20 14 8 4 2
Kicker
Min Entry
      16 32 32 64 128


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 120 100 80 60 40 30 20 10
Kicker
Min Entry
          64 128 256


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Arizona Autumn Regionals Phoenix, Arizona United States 4th - 5th October 2014 None No
Pennsylvania Autumn Regionals Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 4th - 5th October 2014 None No
Texas Autumn Regionals Houston, Texas United States 11th - 12th October 2014 None No
Indiana Autumn Regionals Fort Wayne, Indiana United States 18th - 19th October 2014 None No
California Autumn Regionals San Jose, California United States 18th - 19th October 2014 None No
Arnhem Winter Regionals Arnhem The Netherlands 7th - 8th February 2015 None No
Missouri Winter Regionals St. Louis, Missouri United States 14th - 15th February 2015 None Yes
Oregon Winter Regionals Portland, Oregon United States 14th - 15th February 2015 None No
Virginia Winter Regionals Doswell, Virginia United States 14th - 15th February 2015 None No
California Winter Regionals Lancaster, California United States 14th - 15th February 2015 None No
Florida Winter Regionals Kissimmee, Florida United States 28th February 2015 - 1st March 2015 None No
Brisbane Regionals Brisbane, Queensland Australia 11th April 2015 None No
Sydney Regionals Sydney, New South Wales Australia 18th April 2015 None No
Mexico Spring Regionals Mexico City, Mexico Mexico 18th April 2015 None No
UK Spring Regionals Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands United Kingdom 18th April 2015 None No
Italy Regionals Rome, Italy Italy 19th April 2015 None No
Perth Regionals Perth, West Australia Australia 26th April 2015 None No
Colombia Spring Regionals Bogota, Colombia Colombia 2nd May 2015 None No
Melbourne Regionals Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3rd May 2015 None No
Argentina Regionals Buenos Aires Argentina 9th May 2015 None No
Auckland Regionals Auckland New Zealand 9th May 2015 None No
Adelaide Regionals Adelaide, South Australia Australia 16th May 2015 None No
Colombia Spring Regionals Bogota, Colombia Colombia 16th May 2015 None No
Washington Spring Regionals Seattle, Washington United States 16th - 17th May 2015 None No
Utah Spring Regionals Salt Lake City, Utah United States 23rd - 24th May 2015 None No
Kansas Spring Regionals Leawood, Kansas United States 23rd - 24th May 2015 None No
Georgia Spring Regionals Athens, Georgia United States 30th - 31st May 2015 None No
Wisconsin Spring Regionals Madison, Wisconsin United States 30th - 31st May 2015 None Yes
Peru Regionals Lima Peru 13th - 14th June 2015 None No
Santiago Regionals Santiago de Chile Chile 27th June 2015 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 600 500 400 300 200 150 100 50
Kicker
Min Entry
          64 128 256


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Germany Nationals Stuttgart Germany 16th - 17th May 2015
Pachirisu
No
UK Nationals Manchester United Kingdom 30th - 31st May 2015
Pachirisu
No
Australia Nationals Melbourne, Victoria Australia 6th - 8th June 2015
Pachirisu
No
Italy Nationals Assago Italy 13th - 14th June 2015
Pachirisu
No
Singapore Nationals Singapore Singapore 27th-28th June 2015 None No
US Nationals Indianapolis, Indiana United States 3rd - 5th July 2015
Pachirisu
Yes

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 Boston, Massachusetts United States 21st - 23rd August 2015
Sharpedo
Yes
 
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