Welcome to Virginia Pokémon! This site serves to promote and inform players of the Pokémon events, Pokémon leagues, and Pokémon tournaments going on in Virginia. Below is a calendar of upcoming events in Virginia.

News and Website Updates

  • Fates Collide online registration opens
    Online registrations are now available for the Fates Collide Prereleases in Chantilly, Fairfax, and Winchester! (David and Pam's events). Remember that our events will offer JAPANESE deckboxes and card sleeves as door prizes! Register here.
    Posted Apr 1, 2016, 6:43 AM by Tim Copeland
  • Changes Coming to Prereleases
    Prerelease tournaments are an awesome way to discover a new Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion. Players can get cards up to two weeks before the expansion has launched and start thinking of ways to put together their next great deck. Plus, Prerelease tournaments are fun opportunities to get together with other Pokémon fans! There is typically a fee required to play in Pokémon TCG Prerelease tournaments, set by the Tournament Organizer.

    For future expansions, the format of Prerelease tournaments will be slightly different. Rather than just building a deck out of booster packs, each player will now receive a special Prerelease box. This box contains a 22-card Prerelease pack to provide a solid foundation, plus four 10-card booster packs and an exclusive foil promo card. Players will use the cards from their Prerelease box, plus basic Energy cards provided by the Tournament Organizer, to build a 40-card deck.

    Then, it's time to compete against the other Pokémon TCG deck builders! Players will start with only four Prize cards, to accelerate play and account for the smaller decks. Everyone who completes the tournament will receive additional prizes. Check with the Tournament Organizer for info on the specific prizes you'll be playing for at your event.

    Keep checking Pokemon.com for new opportunities to play in upcoming Pokémon TCG Prerelease tournaments!
    Posted Mar 14, 2016, 12:41 PM by Tim Copeland
  • State Championships detailed
    Details for the State Championships for Pokémon TCG in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland are posted on pokemon.com through its Advanced Tournament Search. State/Province Championships are Premier events in the Play! Pokémon tournament cycle, taking place in March-April in Canada and the United States, one event per state or province.  Players can earn Championship Points and build their Premier Rating at these events, determining who receives invitations to the Pokémon World Championships.

    The Maryland State Championships will be held on Saturday, March 19 in Glen Burnie at Games Comics and Stuff. Other states holding championships on this date include Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. A few states have championships on March 26, including New York, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

    Sharing Saturday, April 2 with states like Florida and Indiana is the North Carolina State Championships in Mooresville at the Hilton Garden Inn Mooresville/Charlotte. This venue features a Midseason Showdown tournament for Video Game players on Sunday, April 3.

    Closing out the States series on Saturday, April 9 is the Virginia State Championships in Chantilly at The Fantastic Store. Online registration is now live for VA States. Other States on the same day include Delaware and Ohio, but Virginia will also feature a day 2 Midseason Showdown for VG players with online registration for this VG event as well.
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 11:54 AM by Tim Copeland
  • It's a Showdown!
    Three Midseason Showdown events are scheduled in Virginia for Video Game players. Midseason Showdowns are VG tournaments similar to TCG State Championships, run by selected Tournament Organizers in March and April. Players can build their VG Championship Points at these events, determining who receives invitations to the Pokémon World Championships.

    The first Midseason Showdown event is next weekend, on Saturday, March 12 in Chantilly at The Fantastic Store. Online registration is open for this event; the entry fee is $10 for Masters and $5 for Juniors and Seniors! Check-in for registered players is 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM and structure will be single-game Swiss rounds, with best-of-three-games in single elimination Top Cut. Tournament Organizer for this event is Timothy Foley.

    Another Midseason Showdown follows in two weeks, on Saturday, March 26 in Midlothian at Richmond Comix. Online registration will be offered (and highly reccommended for this venue). The entry fee is also $10 for Masters and $5 for Juniors and Seniors. Check-in for registered players is 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM,and Maria Gabriela Ochoa Perez is the Tournament Organizer.

    Virginia's final Midseason Showdown is the same weekend as the Virginia State Championships for TCG players, at the same location. This Midseason Showdown is scheduled for Sunday, April 10 in Chantilly at The Fantastic Store. Online registration will be offered, the entry fee will be $10 for all ages, and 1st Place trophies will be offered to the winner of each age division. Premier Tournament Organizer David Tuskey organized this MSS; check-in time is 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

    Details for the Virginia State Championships will be posted on the Virginia Pokémon News and Website Updates later this week!
    Posted Mar 4, 2016, 9:17 PM by Tim Copeland
  • TCG Regional Championships results
    Thanks to quick action by The Pokémon Company, International, the TCG top 8 results from all three age divisions from the Winter Regional Championships in Virginia are posted on pokemon.com. Each quarter-finalist's name is linked to their deck list!

    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 7:55 PM by Tim Copeland
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Fates Collide Prereleases
Apr 30 (Sat): Fredericksburg
Apr 30 (Sat): Midlothian
Apr 30 (Sat): Winchester*
May 1 (Sun): Charlottesville
May 1 (Sun): Glen Allen

*PTO-run Prerelease

League Challenge
TCG League Challenges
Apr 30 (Sat): Virginia Beach
May 7 (Sat): Hampton
May 8 (Sun): Fincastle
May 13 (Fri): Amelia
May 21 (Sat): Yorktown

Premier Challenge Alpha
VG Premier Challenges
Apr 29 (Fri): Vienna
May 14 (Sat): Chantilly
May 15 (Sun): Fairfax
May 21 (Sat): Midlothian
May 30 (Mon): Fredericksburg

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