2022 Pokémon World Championships Closing Ceremony Recap
New Pokémon TCG news, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet updates, and the location of next year’s competition.
The 2022 Pokémon World Championships have wrapped up, but not before Tsunekazu Ishihara, President of The Pokémon Company, shared some exciting news during the event’s closing ceremony. In addition to announcing the return of a classic Pokémon Trading Card Game play mechanic and delivering an update on Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, Mr. Ishihara also revealed the location of the 2023 Pokémon World Championships!
As you can see in the video above, Pokémon ex are returning to the Pokémon TCG in the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet Series. Pokémon ex will appear in each stage of Evolution—as Basic, Stage 1, and Stage 2 Pokémon. They have high HP, along with powerful attacks and Abilities, and when one of them is Knocked Out, two Prize cards are taken. These Pokémon have the power to turn the tide of battle in an instant! Pokémon ex will provide all sorts of new strategies as players adjust their decks to utilize (and counter!) these new cards.
You’d better be ready to battle when exploring the Paldea region in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, because the Battle Stadium will provide plenty of fierce competition! If your battling skills are good enough, you might even be able to join other players next year at the 2023 Pokémon World Championships in Yokohama, Japan. This will be the first time that the Pokémon World Championships take place in Japan, so it’s bound to be an incredible event!
For more details about all the excitement from the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, visit the official Worlds website.
- Shed Tail: Create a substitute, then swap places with a party Pokémon in waiting
- Tera Blast: Changes type when the user has Terastallized
- Mirror Herb: Copies an opponent’s stat increases when consumed
- Loaded Dice: Makes multistrike moves more likely to hit more times
Competitive Play Trailer | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
The game’s about to change in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!
Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet — Coming in 2023! ❤️💜
(ex)pect the unexpected, #PokemonTCG: Scarlet & Violet!
The new standard is coming in 2023.
During the 2022 Pokémon World Championships closing ceremonies on August 21, 2022, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed 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.