Pokémon Special Championship

Video Game and Trading Card Game

June 4 - 5, Milan – Mediolanum Forum

Informations

Challenge players from all over the world and earn Championship Points to get an invitation to the Pokémon World Championship in London!

Location

Milan – Mediolanum Forum

Via Giuseppe di Vittorio 6, 20090, Assago (MI)

The event will be held at the Mediolanum Forum, an outstanding location that has already hosted the Italian National Pokémon Championship in the past.

Informations

Access to the venue will be allowed only to attendees who have properly registered online and to one designated guardian, just in the case the player is a minor or for proven medical needs. Players up to age 17 (inclusive) must be accompanied by a parent or supervisor. There is no admission for the general public.

In compliance with safety protocols related to COVID-19 of the Play! Pokémon, program, players over the age of 12 will be required to present proof that they have completed their vaccination cycle and they have to wear a FFP2 mask or higher type for the entire duration of the event. See the Safety page for more information.

Everyone who takes part in the Pokémon Special Championship, including guardians, will receive a wristband and a badge when they check in on Saturday morning, June 4, both of which must be worn for the entire duration of the event.

In the outdoor area of the Mediolanum Forum there are several refreshment points, and it will not be allowed to consume food or drinks in the tournament hall.

A relax area that includes a charging point for consoles and smartphones will be available to players and guardians.

For any doubt or information, you can contact us through the email address special@pokemonmillennium.net

Registration

This special Pokémon Championship event is free and open to players of all ages and countries. Attendees will be divided among three age divisions: Junior (born in 2010 and later), Senior (born through 2006 and 2009 inclusive), and Master (born in 2005 or earlier).

In order to participate, player must have a Player ID, which can be obtained by registering a Training Club account on the official Pokémon website.

There will be 648 seats available among Pokémon Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon Video Games
Category Seats
Master 289
Senior 20
Junior 15
Pokémon TCG
Category Seats
Master 264
Senior 40
Junior 20

To ensure that all players can participate, available registration seats will be opened on RK9.gg in several waves:

Wave Seats Wave date
First wave 448 seats for the three VG and TCG divisions Wednesday, May 11, 07:00 p.m. CEST
Second wave 200 seats for the three VG and TCG divisions Thursday, May 12, 07:00 p.m. CEST
Third wave Variable seats depending on the unconfirmed registrations Friday, May 27, 07:00 p.m. CEST

Some seats may be available again in the days before the event, consult the RK9 website often.

We recommend that all players set up their account on RK9.gg platform before the registration opening, in order to speed up the registration process for the tournament when entries become available. Underage players must have an account linked to a parent or guardian profile to complete the registration (it is not necessary to be the same person who will accompany the player to the event).

If you have any difficulty using the RK9.gg platform click here to read the dedicated guide.

Prizes and formats

The tournament will follow the official Play! Pokémon. formats. Players will need to bring their valid 60-card deck or their copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield along with their system from Nintendo Switch family, and a legal Pokémon. For more information, visit the official Pokémon website.

For players whit good results, there are plenty Championship Points that will gain them an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships along with exclusive prizes from the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon TCG (All Divisions)
Place Championship Point Pokémon TCG booster packs Kicker participants
1° place 200 108 0
2° place 160 108 0
3°-4° place 130 108 0
5°-8° place 100 108 0
9°-16° place 80 72 48
17°-32° place 60 36 100
33°-64° place 50 18 200
Pokémon Video Game (All Divisions)
Place Championship Point Pokémon TCG booster packs Kicker participants
1° place 200 72 0
2° place 160 72 0
3°-4° place 130 36 0
5°-8° place 100 18 0
9°-16° place 80 9 48
17°-32° place 60 0 100
33°-64° place 50 0 200

Winners will also receive trophies and other exclusive gifts.

Schedule

Doors are scheduled to open at 8:00 a.m. CEST on Saturday, June 4, and at 8:30 a.m. CEST on Sunday, June 5. Players are expected to adhere to the schedule and show up at the designated check-in area in time.

The pairings will be available online through the RK9.gg platform and in the totems on site.

Times are indicative and may be subject to change for organizational needs with or without notice.

Doors opening and players check-in

Pre-tournament checks

Publication of 1st round pairings and Opening Announcement

Swiss rounds

Lunch break (variable depending on the timing)

Doors opening and players check-in

Pre-tournament checks

Publication of 1st round pairings and Opening Announcement

Swiss rounds (variable depending on the number of players)

Lunch break

Doors opening

Publication of 1st round pairings

Swiss Rounds

Lunch break (variable, depending on the timing)

Top 8 and Top 4 by Single elimination

Master Final and award ceremony

Doors opening

Publication of 1st round pairings

Top 16, Top 8 and Top 4 by Single elimination

Lunch break (variable, depending on the timing)

Master Final and award ceremony

Doors opening

Publication of 1st round pairings

Top 8 and Top 4 by Single elimination

Lunch break

Junior and Senior Finals and award ceremony

Side Events

Players who didn’t make it to the final stages of the tournament can continue to have fun on Sunday, June 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.with a series of activities dedicated to them about Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game, with many exclusive gifts!

Come back to this page soon to find out all the details!

Safety

In compliance with the safety protocols of the Play! Pokémon Program related to COVID-19 players and any guardians are expected to follow a series of requirements and precautions:

  • Attendees over the age of 18 (inclusive) will need to show documentation* to certify the completion of a World Health Organization-recognized, vaccination cycle, including a booster dose (third dose/booster);
  • Attendees aged 12-17 years who have received only two doses of the vaccine may still participate in the events without providing documentation* regarding the booster dose (third dose/booster).
  • Attendees under the age of 12 may attend events without needing to provide documentation* of the vaccine received.

*It is considered valid for control purposes the presentation of official certifications such as Green Pass / EU COVID digital certificate.

If players:

  • over the age of 18 (inclusive) unable to receive the third dose (booster) because they contracted COVID-19;
  • Hold a certificate of exemption from vaccination;
  • Has unique reasons why they have not yet completed the vaccination cycle.

They will need to submit a specific event entry request to Play! Pokémon customer service through this page by May 28, 2022. Customer Service must also be notified of your Player ID so that it can be properly certified.

Players will be required to wear an FFP2 type mask or better (surgical/cloth not allowed) for the entire duration of the event, to sanitize their hands before facing opponents and to keep a safe distance of 1 meter (3 feet) from other people.

A rapid or molecular swab / test is not required to attend the event.

It is not allowed to consume food or beverages in the tournament room, but only in the dedicated areas outside the venue, where there are several refreshment points.

For more information, read the official Play! Pokémon statement.

Any person who has or develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will not be allowed into the facility, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated.