Upcoming Game Demos
Be among the first to play the next wave of Pokémon games! Get hands-on with demo versions of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch and the upcoming mobile game Pokémon Masters. Get details on the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shielddemo and the Pokémon Masters demo.
Pokémon Console Gaming Lounge
Enjoy classic and modern video games with some of Pokémon’s biggest fans at the Pokémon Console Gaming Lounge. The lounge will have 32 consoles featuring some of the best Pokémon games from years past, available to play all weekend long at no additional cost.
- Pokémon Snap
- Pokémon Stadium
- Pokémon Stadium 2
- Pokémon Puzzle League
- Pokémon Colosseum
- Pokémon Pinball
- Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Pokémon TCG First-Step Activity
Are you interested in learning how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, but you’re not sure how to get started? Bring a friend (or make a new one), and take the first steps on the path to becoming a Pokémon TCG player. In this activity, players will build their first deck and then battle a friend, all with the help of a guide.
See the Experts Play Pokémon
Players from more than 40 countries will be competing for over $500,000 in prizes during the weekend. Come be a part of the audience and cheer on the best players in the Pokémon TCG, video games, and Pokkén Tournament DX.
You can get in on the action without joining the main event by competing in some of the hundreds of smaller side events that will take place inside the event hall. Competitors can earn tickets to redeem for fun Pokémon prizes at the prize wall. Most events last between one and three hours, so they’re easy to fit into your schedule.
Come check out the Pokémon Center pop-up shop available during show hours at the event! Get awesome plush, apparel, and other merchandise normally found only at PokemonCenter.com!
Thursday: 2–8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Screening
Come watch POKÉMON Detective Pikachu with other fans in a pop-up theater in room 146 on level 1 of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This screening will use the special “Detective Mode” from the new home video release. Screening start times are below:
Friday: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon and 4 p.m.
During the weekend, VIPs will be available for signings at specific hours.
- Tsunekazu Ishihara
- Junichi Masuda
- Shigeki Morimoto
- Shigeru Ohmori