Pokemon: League Day
What Happens Here?
Our Pokemon League provides a place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokemon Trading Card Game and the Pokemon video games, and have some fun. Using your own cards and Pokemon DS games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokemon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.
Even if you don't know all the rules of the game, at a league you can learn game basics and, in no time, perfect your strategy! Joining our league is the best way to hone your skills to compete in Pokemon tournaments from Battle Roads all the way up to the World Championships. Leagues are held in our safe, spacious gaming area and is run by official League Leaders.
How Does the League Work?
League cycles last approximately one full year, kicking off in September, and ending in August of the follow year. Each cycle contains eight seasons, and each time you get together to play scheduled league games is a league session. Because fun and participation are the focus of a Pokemon League, players earn the same rewards no matter whether they win or lose the games they play.
Come in, play eight (8) games, report to one of our friendly wizards that you've participated in our league day, and earn this month's promotion card!
League seasons generally last between a month and six weeks. It's not required to play in every league day, players can just jump right in whenever they want!
What do I need to bring to a league?
Players should bring their own deck of Pokemon TCG cards or their Nintendo DS and Pokemon DS games to play. Many players bring extra cards along to trade. Players will also need a POP ID, which are available at the register.
What Does it Cost to Play?
Our Pokemon League is a free, open-play event! By providing a free play environment, we hope that our customers will support our store by shopping in-house!
Are There Prizes?
Pokemon Organized Play supplies prizes (promotion
al cards and badges) to be awarded to players that participate in the league.
In addition to prizes that are awarded at the league for participation, players also earn points that can go toward our Player Rewards program. The more you play, the more you can earn! Find out more about player rewards.
What are Pokemon?
Pokemon are creatures of all shapes and sizes who live in the wild alongside humans. For the most part, Pokemon do not speak except to utter their names. Pokemon are raised and commanded by their owners (called "Trainers"). During their adventures, Pokemon grow and become more experienced and even, on occasion, evolve into stronger Pokemon. Some Pokemon, such as Pikachu, Piplup and Charizard, play prominent roles in the video game series, Trading Card Game, and television shows, but these are just a few of the nearly 750 creatures that inhabit the Pokemon universe.
In the Pokemon Trading Card Game, players build decks around their favorite Pokemon and then play against each other, sending their Pokemon into battle to prove who the best Pokemon Trainer is. Players can begin with theme decks pre-constructed decks designed to cover the basics of the game. Then, they can augment their card collections with booster packs that provide more cards, letting players develop more diverse decks. With thousands of cards to choose from, the game is never the same twice. The Pokemon Company International releases four sets of cards, called "expansions," each year, so the game continues to evolve and expand for both players and collectors.
In the video games, the player takes on the role of a young Trainer, whose journey involves traveling from town to town catching and training Pokemon, and battling against other Trainers' teams of Pokemon on a quest to become the Pokemon League Champion. An additional goal is to catch and catalog all of the many Pokemon within the game's world. All Pokemon have one or two innate element types that reflect the Pokemon's strengths or weaknesses. For example, Water-type Pokemon have a natural advantage over Fire-type Pokemon, who in turn have an advantage over Grass-type Pokemon, and so on. Despite this battling aspect of the games, the Pokemon games avoid explicit violence;Pokemon never die during the course of the game. Trainers are invited to take part in many peripheral activities when playing, including talent and beauty contests, tournaments, and fishing (for Pokemon, of course!).
What is a TCG?
A trading card game (TCG) is a game played using specially designed sets of playing cards. While trading cards have been around for longer, TCGs combine the appeal of collecting with strategic gameplay.
What is a Nintendo DS?
The Nintendo DS (abbreviated to DS or NDS) is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. A distinctive feature of the system is the presence of two separate LCD screens, the lower of which is a touchscreen, encompassed within a clamshell design. The Nintendo DS also features a built-in microphone and supports wireless standards, allowing players to interact with each other within short range, or online with the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.