The Pokémon World Championship Series has been going on since 2004 for the TCG and 2009 for the Video Games and brings players from across the world to earn the title of World Champion. This runs concurrently with the Trading Card Game championships. Each year the format shifts to the latest game to allow for different strategies. The series has multiple small events known as Premier Challenges across the globe, followed by Regional Championships, then National Championships before the accumulated winners get a chance to participate in the World Championships.

2018 Series

The 2018 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon games. The 2018 World Championships are to be held in Nashville, Tennessee

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2017 Series

The 2017 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon Sun & Moon games. As such, they introduce new rules to match, utilising the Alola Pokédex. It continues with Premier Challenges and Midseason Showdowns, but rather than National Championships, there are instead four big Contintental Championships at the end of the season. The 2017 World Championships were held in Anaheim, California

VGC Winners
Junior: Nicholas Kan (Australia)
Senior: Hong Juyong (South Korea)
Master: Ryota Otsubo (Japan)

TCG Winners
Junior: Tobias Stromdahl (Norway)
Senior: Zachary Bokhari (US )
Master: Diego Cassiraga (Argentina)

Pokkén Tournament
Master: Hisaharu 'Tonosama' Abe

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2016 Series

The 2016 VGC World Championship Series is the second utilising the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire games. Due to this, the format changed considerably. Rather than the standard rules of the prior year, this season allows for the use of more Pokémon, specifically all non-Mythical Legendary Pokémon, allowing for up to 2 in your Battle Box, making it a very different metagame. It made a start earlier than ever before with a special event at the 2015 World Championships. This series includes a variety of new features and updates. First off is the introduction of Enhanced Premier Challenges. These challenges are for those Premier Challenges of 65 or higher entrants and has an increase in CP for every qualifying player except the winner. It also introduces Mid-Season Showdowns. These are events akin to Regional Championships, and share a Best Finish Limit, but have lower CP. The 2016 World Championships were be held in San Francisco, California

VGC Winners
Junior: Cory Connor (US)
Senior: Carson Confer (US)
Master: Wolfe Glick (US)

TCG Winners
Junior: Shunto Sadahiro (Japan)
Senior: Jesper Eriksen (Denmark)
Master: Shintaro Ito (Japan)

Pokkén Tournament
Senior: Josh Simmonite
Master: Masami Sato

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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 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

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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 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)

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2013 Series

The 2013 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 games. Despite that, the format changed very little from the previous year, just allowing for the new forms intorduced in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2. This was the last series to include the special point structure and it added another set of Regional Championships in the winter. The World Championships were held in Vancouver in Canada

VGC Winners
Junior: Brendan Zheng (US)
Senior: Hayden McTavish (US)
Master: Arash Ommati (Italy)

TCG Winners
Junior: Ondrej Kujal (Czech Republic)
Senior: Kaiwen Cabbabe (Australia)
Master: Jason Klaczynski (US)

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2012 Series

The 2012 VGC World Championship Series is the second utilising the Pokémon Black & White games. This format was altered from the previous year to allow for the full range of Pokémon to be used from the National Pokédex. This series also added a second wave of Regional Championships in the United States. The World Championships were held in Waikoloa in Hawaii. The winners of this competition had their teams appear as battleable in downloadable competitions in the Pokémon World Tournament in Black 2 & White 2

VGC Winners
Junior: Abram Burrows (US)
Senior: Toler Webb (US)
Master: Ray Rizzo (US)

TCG Winners
Junior: Shuto Itagaki (Japan)
Senior: Chase Moloney (Canada)
Master: Igor Costa (Portugal)

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2011 Series

The 2011 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon Black & White games. This format was altered and allowed for only the use of the Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. In practice, this series also separated VGC matches for Seniors into two different categories: Masters for over 16s and Seniors for those between 11 and 16. This series had a loss of Japan having their own specific competitions offline due to the Sendai Tsunami, but Japan later entered through online methods which continued onwards. The World Championships were held in San Diego.

VGC Winners
Junior: Brian Hough (US)
Senior: Kamran Jahadi (US)
Master: Ray Rizzo (US)

TCG Winners
Junior: Gustavo Wada (Brazil)
Senior: Christopher Kan (Australia)
Master: David Cohen (US)

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2010 Series

The 2010 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver & White games. This format was the first that allowed for use of up to 2 of the usually banned Legendary Pokémon. The World Championships were held in Konoa, Hawaii.

VGC Winners
Junior: Shota Yamamoto (Japan)
Senior: Ray Rizzo (US)

TCG Winners
Junior: Yuka Furusawa (Japan)
Senior: Jacob Lesage (Canada)
Master: Yuta Komatsuda (Japan)

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

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

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