The 2019 VGC World Championship Series is the second utilising Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon games and adopts the GS Cup format once more, allowing for players to use two restricted Legendary PokĂ©mon. With this, the series, for the first time, is set into three different series each with restrictions. First bans all Mega Evolutions, Primals and Z-Moves, second bans all Mega Evolutions, Primals and Ultra Necrozma and the third allows for everything. The 2019 World Championships are to be held in Washington D.C.
VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2019)
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.
|Best Finish Limit: None|
|Name||Date||Entry Gift||CP Given?|
|2018 International Challenge November||November 30th - Decemeber 2nd 2018||Shiny Tapu Lele||Yes|
|2019 International Challenge February||February 22nd - 24th 2018||Shiny Tapu Bulu||Yes|
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.
|Standard Premier Challenge|
Best Finish Limit: 2 Per Series
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.
|Best Finish Limit: 8 (2 Per Series)|
|Best Finish Limit: 8|
|Philadelphia Regional Championships||Oaks, Philadelphia||United States||September 14 2018 - September 16 2018||Unknown|
|Frankfurt Regional Championships||Frankfurt, Germany||Germany||September 29 2018 - September 30 2018||Unknown|
|Memphis Regional Championships||Memphis, Tennessee||United States||October 5 2018 - October 7 2018||Unknown|
|Portland Regional Championships||Portland, Oregan||United States||October 26 2018 - October 28 2018||Unknown|
|Roanoke Regional Championships||Roanoke, Virginia||United States||November 24 2018 - November 25 2018||Unknown|
|Anaheim Regional Championships||Anaheim, California||United States||December 15 2018 - December 16 2018||Unknown|
|Harrogate Regional Championships||Harrogate, England||United Kingdom||December 15 2018 - December 16 2018||Unknown|
|Dallas Regional Championships||Dallas, Texas||United States||January 19 2019 - January 20 2019||Unknown|
|Collinsville Regional Championships||Collinsville, Illinois||United States||February 22 2019 - February 24 2019||Unknown|
|Ontario Regional Championships||Brampton, Ontario||Canada||March 8 2019 - March 10 2019||Unknown|
|Greensboro Regional Championships||Greensboro, North Carolina||United States||March 15 2019 - March 17 2019||Unknown|
|Daytona Beach Regional Championships||Daytona Beach, Florida||United States||April 19 2019 - April 21 2019||Unknown|
|Hartford Regional Championships||Hartford, Connecticut||United States||May 3 2019 - May 5 2019||Unknown|
|Bristol Regional Championships||Bristol, England||United Kingdom||May 11 2018 - May 12 2019||Unknown|
|Santa Clara Regional Championships||Santa Clara, California||United States||May 18 2019 - May 19 2019||Unknown|
|Madison Regional Championships||Madison Wisconsin||United States||May 31 2019 - June 2 2019||Unknown|
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.
|Best Finish Limit: 4|
Following the removal of the National Championship Series, four special Championships are to be held. These will get special points akin to that of Nationals and high prize payouts.
|Best Finish Limit: 4|
|Latin America International Championships||Sao Paolo||Brazil||November 16th - November 18th 2018||Unknown|
|Oceania International Championships||Melbourne||Australia||February 15th - 17th 2019||Unknown|
|European International Championships||Berlin||Germany||April 26th - 28th 2019||Unknown|
|North American International Championships||Columbus, Ohio||United States||June 2019||Unknown|
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.
|World Championships||Washington D.C.||United States||August 2019||None||Yes|