The spring regionals are about to begin but Pokémon is wasting no time in revealing the next step of the tournament. Starting in May, participants from more than 30 countries will be competing in the Pokémon National Championships.
Pokémaniacs from around the globe will be battling with their X and Y games or trading card decks to gain the top spot. Not only will winners gain fame, recognition and prizes (including cash) they will also receive invitations to compete in the 11th annual Pokémon World Championships in Washington, D.C. Below are some of the international locations and dates. Additional Pokémon National Championships will be held in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Not every event will host both the video game and card game so, for more details and information go here.
- 2014 Pokémon German National Championships: May 3–4, 2014, in Bochum, Germany
- 2014 Pokémon UK National Championships: May 24–25, 2014, in Manchester, England
- 2014 Pokémon Italian National Championships: May 31–June 1, 2014, in Milan, Italy
- 2014 Pokémon Canadian National Championships: June 28, 20414, in Kitchener, Ontario
- 2014 Pokémon US National Championships: July 4-6, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana