Ready to have the time of your life?
Are you looking to trade cards to build up your collection, searching for help on how to construct your first deck, or even getting ready to compete with a deck that you saw succeed on an official Pokémon TCG stream? There’s no better place to start than your local Pokémon League! Learn more about what a Pokémon League entails and how to get started on attending your first event.
Signing Up to Play
Before you head out for your first event, it’s important to have your own Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) account. All official Play! Pokémon events you participate in are recorded to your account, as well as how many Championship Points you’ve earned—the key to getting an invitation to the World Championships!
Don’t forget to bring your Player ID!
PTC accounts are also used with a variety of games and apps, including Pokémon GO and Pokémon UNITE, so you may already have one. If you don’t have a PTC account already, you can make one right here on Pokemon.com. You’ll also need to make sure you have a Pokémon Player ID, which you can generate in the Play! Pokémon Settings section of the Profile Editing page. You will need this Pokémon Player ID to participate at all official Play! Pokémon events.
Once you’ve set up your PTC account and generated a Pokémon Player ID, you can start searching for a Pokémon League near you! This can be done at the Event Locator, where you search your general area for local game stores hosting Play! Pokémon events including Pokémon Leagues, League Challenges, League Cups, and Prerelease tournaments.
You can read Pokemon Co.’s full guide on preparing for a Play! Pokémon event here.