Official recap of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships Opening Ceremony revealed, Pokémon Masters EX and Pokémon UNITE take center stage, with news to come for the Pokémon TCG and the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games

The Pokémon Company has revealed more details regarding the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Read on below to learn more:

Recapping the World Championships Opening Ceremony

Pokémon Masters EX and Pokémon UNITE take center stage, with news to come for the Pokémon TCG and the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games.

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships are in full swing, with Trainers from all over the world competing in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Pokémon GO, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Pokémon UNITE at ExCeL London. Before the event, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara welcomed attendees to the excitement of Worlds and shared special news about Pokémon Masters EX and Pokémon UNITE.

Mr. Ishihara began by announcing that Ash & Pikachu are coming to Pokémon Masters EX as a master sync pair! They will be the first sync pair with a brand-new move type—buddy moves. Buddy moves unlock after meeting a special condition and deal significantly more damage than regular moves. Ash & Pikachu will be available to scout from August 27, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. PDT to October 16, 2022, at 2:59 p.m. PDT.

It was also revealed that the Trainer Lodge—a new addition to Pokémon Masters EX that lets you make precious new memories with your favorite Trainers—will open on August 24, at 11:00 p.m. PDT. The initial roster of Trainers you can invite to the Trainer Lodge will include famous faces such as Blue, Cynthia, and Lillie. As Pokémon Masters EX heads toward its three-year anniversary, you can earn up to 10,000 gems during the Run-Up to Three Years Rally and scout up to 100 sync pairs by claiming daily 10-Pair Scout Tickets. These presents are only available for a short time, so take time to visit Pasio and enjoy these amazing anniversary perks!

Pokémon UNITE celebrated its one-year anniversary earlier this July and makes its debut at Worlds with its own exciting news. A new arena has been discovered on Aeos Island—the Theia Sky Ruins! The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza lurks at the center of this map, awaiting would-be challengers. Get ready to compete here in Ranked and Standard battles starting on September 2, 2022.

Mr. Ishihara also promised that the 2022 Pokémon World Championships closing ceremonies on August 21, 2022, will reveal new details about the Pokémon Trading Card Game as well as the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games due to release worldwide on November 18, 2022.

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and catch all the competitive Pokémon action at Worlds at Twitch.tv/Pokemon!

Source: Pokemon.com

Worlds Is Back in London and Live on Twitch!

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships are live in London and streaming live on Twitch.

The Pokémon World Championships are live in London, and you can catch all the action live on Twitch until the games conclude on August 21, 2022! Trainers will be battling it out in the Pokémon TCGPokémon VGCPokémon GOPokémon UNITE, and Pokkén Tournament DX for the chance to hoist a World Championships trophy. Tune in to Twitch.tv/Pokemon and follow your favorite games and Trainers as they compete in the first Pokémon World Championships since 2019.

For more information on the Worlds livestream, check out the Worlds broadcast schedule.

Source: Pokemon.com

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Welcome to Pokémon Worlds 2022

Welcome to Worlds 2022!

Pokémon Worlds 2022 has begun! Join us over 4 days, while competitors from around the globe catch, train, and battle across Pokémon VG, Pokémon TCG, Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE, and Pokkén Tournament DX!

Train On!

Update: News about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet series will officially be revealed this Sunday during the 2022 Pokémon World Championships Closing Ceremony.

2022 Pokémon World Championships Streaming Schedule: Tune-In to Twitch for the Very Best of Competitive Pokémon!

More details shared for Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store and special broadcast digital rewards

August 12, 2022—The 2022 Pokémon World Championships, the premier competitive Pokémon event of the year, kicks off Thursday, August 18. Fans around the world can tune in to all the action with live broadcasts from The Pokémon Company International on Twitch. The livestreams from London, UK will feature intense matchups and expert commentary from all four days of the event.

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships are an international event where the world’s most elite Pokémon video game, Pokémon UNITE, Pokémon GO, Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) players will come together to compete to be the very best. Competitors from all over the world will battle for the title of Pokémon World Champion and more than $1,000,000 in prizes.

The live stream is headlined by a main stage stream that will broadcast the opening ceremony on Thursday morning, followed by rotating matchups throughout the weekend, and the final matches and closing ceremony on Sunday. The weekend’s streams are:

Streaming Schedule: All times BST

Thursday, August 18:

Opening Ceremony on all streams at 9 a.m.

Main Stage Stream:

  • 9 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
  • 9:30 a.m.: Preshow

Pokémon VG Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.: VG Swiss Rounds

Pokémon TCG Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: TCG Swiss Rounds

Pokkén Tournament DX Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier

Pokémon GO Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pokémon GO Last Chance Qualifier

Friday, August 19:
Pokémon VG Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: VG Swiss Rounds

Pokémon TCG Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.: TCG Swiss Rounds

Pokkén Tournament DX Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament DX Main Double Elimination Bracket
    • Finals: 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Pokémon GO Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Pokémon GO Main Double Elimination Bracket

Pokémon UNITE Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Group Stage

Saturday, August 20:
Pokémon VG Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: VG Single Elimination Top Cut

Pokémon TCG Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.: TCG Single Elimination Top Cut

Pokémon GO Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Main Bracket Completes
    • Finals: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. with trophy presentation immediately following

Pokémon UNITE Stream:

  • 9 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Double Elimination Bracket
    • Finals: 5 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. with trophy presentation immediately following

Sunday, August 21:

Main Stage Stream:

  • 9 a.m.:
    • TCG Junior Finals
    • TCG Senior Finals
    • TCG Masters Finals
  • 12:30 p.m.:
    • VG Junior Finals
    • VG Senior Finals
    • VG Masters Finals
  • 4 p.m.:
    • Closing Ceremony

Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store
Additionally, fans in London can also look forward to the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store available throughout the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, featuring a range of Pokémon Center-branded products and Pokémon World Championships merchandise not found anywhere else, including the Pikachu 2022 Pokémon World Championships Poké Plush.

Store Hours (in BST):

  • Wednesday, August 17 à 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18 à 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19 à 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20 à 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21 à 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store will be located in the Capital Hall of the ExCeL Centre London

All times approximate and subject to change.

Broadcast Digital Rewards
Fans can tune in to the Pokémon World Championships livestream to receive special digital rewards!

Video Game Distribution Featuring Mythical Pokémon Victini
Victini will be distributed as follows: [1]

  • GamePokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • Level: 50
  • Moves:
    • V-Create
    • Zen Headbutt
    • Work Up
    • Flame Charge

Other Digital Broadcast Rewards
Fans can additionally receive the following while watching the broadcast:

  • Pokémon UNITE Worlds-themed T-shirt  [2]
  • Pokémon GO Worlds-themed T-shirt [3]
  • Pokémon TCG – Path to the Peak (SWSH10 #213)[4] card in Pokémon TCG Online & Pokémon TCG Live

The safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities and partners continue to be our top priority. Information on our COVID-19 policy can be found here.


[1] Per User Redemption Limit: 1 / Redemption Expires: August 22, 2022 @ 23:59 UTC
[2] Redemption Expires: August 30, 2022 @ 23:59 UTC
[3] Redemption Expires: August 22, 2022 @ 23:59 UTC
[4] Per User Redemption Limit: 1 / Redemption Expires: August 29, 2022 @ 06:00 UTC

Source: Pokemon.com and Nintendo.com

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