stay up to date
patches and firmware
switch system
ver. 1.1.1
sword & shield
CANCELLED - 2020 Pokémon Premier Challenge - June

NOTE: As stated at the Official Play! Pokémon website, after careful review and pursuant to guidance set forth by local, regional, and national health authorities, as well as the World Health Organization, Public Health England, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series is suspended and all sanctioned Play! Pokémon events including League, Club, Prerelease, League Challenge, League Cup, Premier Challenge, and Midseason Showdown are canceled until further notice. No Championship Points will be awarded for the remainder of the season. Any points earned up to this point for the current Championship Series will roll over to the 2021 Play! Pokémon Championship Series. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of all our competitors at an expanded 2021 Pokémon World Championships in London. All invitations to the 2020 Pokémon World Championships will be honored for the 2021 World Championships. We are closely monitoring health mandates, guidelines, and recommendations from appropriate government agencies to determine when the resumption of events and operations will be safe for our communities. Further details are being actively worked on and we will communicate them with all of you as soon as they are finalized.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

12:00 - 12:45pm registration
1pm (approx.) start of Round 1

Unrated Gaming
15617 Studebaker Rd
Suite #3
Norwalk, California 90650

(Located directly behind the Chevron Gas Station)

Entry Fee:
$5 cash/credit card (we accept All Major Credit Cards, ApplePay, GooglePay, and SamsungPay)

Due to limited space, this event will be limited to 57 players. Spaces are given on a first-come-first-served basis. If possible, we will try to fit in as many players as possible over the cap, but we can not guarantee extra space availability.

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:

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

Placement Points/CP Kicker
1 30 0
2 16 0
3-4 12 0
5-8 8 24
9-16 6 48
17-32 4 100

Main Tournament Format and RulesThis 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; National Pokédex numbers #001-009, #079, and #722-730; 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:
  • • Alcremie
    • Appletun
    • Butterfree
    • Charizard
    • Centiskorch
    • Coalossal
    • Corviknight
    • Drednaw
    • Eevee
    • Flapple
    • Grimmsnarl
    • Hatterene
    • Kingler
    • Lapras
    • Meowth
    • Orbeetle
    • Pikachu
    • Snorlax
    • Sandaconda