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

  • City Championships update
    Planning for Virginia's TCG City Championships is completed, and all events are posted on pokemon.com's event locator, but we know you are here for the short version. Tournament play starts next Saturday, November 28 in Newport News with check-in for registered players from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

    Online registration is open for Newport News as well as Richmond, Midlothian, Hampton, Norfolk, and Charlottesville here on Virginia Pokémon. Online registration is also open for Staunton, Abingdon, and Fincastle. Dates for all upcoming City Championships are listed on our home page, with details for each event available on the link. Because these are expected to be large events, advance registration is recommended, because there may not be available seating for walk-up players who failed to register.

    City Championships are FREE for Junior and Senior division players, and just $10.00 for Masters. City Championships are open to all players in good standing with Pokémon Organized Play; no qualification or invitation other than the entry fee is needed. Players receive a promotional card (while supplies last) and 2 Play! Points. Top finishers win booster packs of XY - BREAKthrough; prizes extend to top 4 in Juniors and Seniors, and top 16 in Masters. Also, top finishers earn Championship Points to qualify for the Pokémon World Championships next August in San Francisco!

    The format for all of Virginia's City Championships is Standard. The Standard format has also been announced as the format for State Championships this spring, and U. S. National Championships in July. The BREAKthrough expansion will be legal for City Championships, as well as all expansions from XY and later.

    Posted Nov 23, 2015, 12:47 PM by Tim Copeland
  • City Championships news
    City Championship symbol
    City Championships are just weeks away, and tournament organizers in Virginia have announced that one format will be used for their events. Premier Tournament Organizer David Tuskey announced on Facebook today that all CCs in Virginia will be Standard format. Virginia CC events hosted by PTO Marthe Honts and TO Tim Copeland will also utilize the Standard format.

    Virginia City Championships are now listed on this page. This season the championships will begin in Newport News, site of an established league, but a new location for City Championships. Twelve City Championships are planned, with final approvale pending from TPCi. Online registration has opened for the first three events: Newport News, Richmond, and Midlothian. 

    In addition, Premier Challenges, League Challenges, and Sanctioned events are popping up almost daily. Subscribe to Virginia Pokémon News and Website Updates for more updates of local Pokémon news!
    Posted Nov 16, 2015, 5:06 PM by Tim Copeland
  • BREAKthrough!
    Prerelease events for the new TCG expansion, XY - BREAKthrough, begin this week on Saturday, October 24 in Richmond at Collector's Heaven, and on Sunday, October 25 in Norfolk at Atlantis Games and Comics. Both events start check-in at 11:00 AM, and cost $30.00 including taxes (cash, no plastic). Online registration is offered (and highly recommended) for these events, to allow enough product to be delivered for each event. Unregistered players who wish to "walk-up" may be out of luck if supplies run short after all registered players are seated. Promotional items are available "while supplies last".

    Prereleases continue the following weekend, starting Friday, October 30 in Fincastle at the Fincastle Library. Check-in starts at 5:30 PM with entry fee $30.00. Fincastle's 2nd Annual Pokemon Costume Contest will also be held. Online registration is also available for this event.

    BREAKthrough events continue on Saturday, October 31 in Fairfax at Hobby Works in Fair City Mall. Check-in for this event begins at 11:00 AM. Chantilly hosts the final prerelease event on November 1 at The Fantastic Store, with check-in beginning at 12:00 PM noon. These events will also cost $30.00 and online registration is offered as well.

    Video Game

    Premier Challenge Kickoff Premier Challenges continue for the Sceptile Series until November 30, and proceed directly into the Blaziken Series beginning December 1. Five events are still sanctioned for the Sceptile Series in Virginia, with tournaments coming this weekend on Saturday, October 24 in Midlothian, and next weekend on Saturday, October 31 in Blacksburg on the Virginia Tech campus, and Sunday, November 1 in Charlottesville. Click the links for event details such as check-in times and entry fees.

    Online registration is offered for the Blacksburg event on Hallow'een, and is highly recommended for this event. The football team is out of town so parking on campus at the Squires Building and nearby is anticipated.

    2014-2015 Hoenn Gym Challenge cycle winds up

    League Challenge Chespin League locations are holding their final League Challenges, most associated with the Sootopolis Gym season, before November 1. Four tournaments are scheduled this week, on Thursday, October 22 in Midlothian; Saturday, October 25 in Virginia Beach; and two on Sunday, October 25 in Midlothian and Fairfax. Please check the event details by clicking on the link for information about times, costs, and format.

    The final League Challenges before the new League cycle begins are on Thursday, October 29 in Charlottesville, and Friday, October 30 in Amelia. Tournament organizers are awaiting details on League Challenges in the new league cycle for 2015-2016 so there may be some weeks before the TCG League Challenge schedule gets going again. Stay tuned to Virginia Pokémon News and Website Updates for continuing coverage of local Pokémon news!
    Posted Oct 20, 2015, 2:44 AM by David Tuskey
  • We return you to your scheduled program...
    With two weekends of Regional Championship Series behind us, local events are heavily scheduled for the next few weeks before and during prerelease events for XY - BREAKthrough next weekend. Online registration is offered for all five Virginia prerelease events.

    League Challenge ChespinPremier Challenge Kickoff Six League Challenges are sanctioned for this week, starting Friday, October 16 in Vienna. Saturday, October 17 has tournaments set in Richmond and Hampton. The weekend closes with three events on Sunday, October 18, in Amelia, Norfolk, and Fairfax.

    Video game players can participate in a VG Premier Challenge in Virginia Beach on Saturday, October 17. This event is Tidewater's first Pokémon VG tournament to offer Championship Points! Online registration is open and required for this event.

    Closing out the month, another four TCG League Challenges and a VG Premier Challenge are scheduled for next weekend, with the first two BREAKthrough Prereleases next week, so News and Website Updates will return next week with (of course) more Virginia Pokémon News!
    Posted Oct 12, 2015, 6:50 PM by Tim Copeland
  • Video Game Premier Challenge Rescheduled
    Due to the serious threat posed by inclement weather affecting Virginia's coastline, I regret that this Sunday's event at Hobbytown, USA, has been cancelled. Please consider joining us in Amelia, VA on October 11 for another opportunity to participate in a Premier Video Game Challenge.

    EDIT: I am very happy to announce that the Virginia Beach Premier Video Challenge (Sceptile Series) has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, October 17 at 11 AM. Online registration is REQUIRED and OPEN here on Virginia Pokémon.
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 9:00 AM by Tim Copeland
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City Championships
Nov 28 (Sat): Newport News
Dec 5 (Sat): Richmond
Dec 12 (Sat): Midlothian
Dec 19 (Sat): Hampton
Dec 20 (Sun): Norfolk
Dec 26 (Sat): Charlottesville
Dec 27 (Sun): Staunton
Jan 2 (Sat): Virginia Beach
Jan 9 (Sat): Abingdon
Jan 10 (Sun): Fincastle
Jan 16 (Sat): Fairfax
Jan 17 (Sun): Chantilly

Premier Challenge Alpha
Premier Challenges
Nov 28 (Sat): Midlothian Pug
Dec 18 (Fri): Vienna
Dec 19 (Sat): Henrico
Dec 20 (Sun): Midlothian RCX
Dec 21 (Mon): Glen Allen
Dec 22 (Tue): Fredericksburg
Dec 27 (Sun): Staunton
Jan 10 (Sun): Fincastle

League Challenge
League Challenges
Nov 27 (Fri): Midlothian
Nov 28 (Sat): Virginia Beach

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Sanctioned VG
Dec 3 (Thu): Fredericksburg
Sanctioned TCG
Dec 13 (Sun): Abingdon

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