Pokémon 2009 Championship Series
The 2009 World Championship Series was the first ever World Championship series for the Video Games and sixth for TCG, 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.
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.
|Washington Regionals||Seattle, Washington||United States||9th May 2009||No|
|California Regionals||San Francisco, California||United States||16th May 2009||No|
|Arizona Regionals||Phoenix, Arizona||United States||23rd May 2009||No|
|Texas Regionals||Dallas, Texas||United States||30th May 2009||No|
|UK Regionals||London, England||United Kingdom||30th May 2009||No|
|Pennsylvania Regionals||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||United States||6th June 2009||No|
|Tennessee Regionals||Nashville, Tennessee||United States||13th June 2009||No|
|Germany Regionals||Berlin, Germany||Germany||13th June 2009||No|
|France Nationals||Paris, France||France||20th June 2009||No|
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.
|Japan Nationals||Tokyo||Japan||4th May 2009|
|US Nationals||St. Louis, Missouri||United States||27th - 28th June 2009||No|
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.
|World Championships||San Diego, California||United States||14th - 15th August 2009||No|