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2020 Pokémon Midseason Showdown - Spring

Sunday, March 22, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm registration
12:00pm (approx.) start of Round 1

Esports Arena
120 W. 5th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Entry Fee:
$10 cash/credit card (venue fee paid directly to the venue). After paying, present your receipt at the registration station to complete your registration for the event.

Along with your Nintendo Switch and a copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield we highly suggest, while not required, that you also bring a Nintendo Switch Stand and LAN Adapter to connect to your matches via LAN Mode. We will provide LAN Cables at every table for you and your opponent to use. This will help reduce wireless interference and the possibility of game disconnects as well as allow you to use your favorite wired controllers. Click on the following link to see a list of suggested LAN accessories for Pokémon Tournaments:

Prizes will be awarded for each age division (subject to change):

Top finishers in each age category well also receive the following Championship Points:

Placement Points/CP Kicker
1 50 0
2 40 0
3-4 32 0
5-8 25 24
9-16 20 48
17-32 16 100
33-64 13 200

Main Tournament Format and Rules
This tournament will use the VGC 2020 Sword & Shield Standard Format. Click here to view the complete rules.

  • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same Galar Pokédex number
  • Players may use Pokémon with Galar Pokédex numbers #001-397, provided they were caught or hatched in the game or were received at an official event or distribution
  • Pokémon must have the black Galar symbol on their summary screen to signify that they originated in the Galar region
  • Each Pokémon may hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item
  • Presently, the following are the only Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor that are permitted in Championship Series events:
    • Butterfree
    • Corviknight
    • Drednaw
    • Centiskorch
    • Meowth
    • Pikachu
    • Eevee
    • Snorlax
    • Sandaconda
    • Charizard (only permitted with the Ability Blaze)