Pokemon TCG: Monthly League Challenge

25 Mar 2017 10:30 – 15:00
Location: Little Shop of Magic, 8665 West Flamingo Road, #2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Category: Collectible Card Games
Ticket Type Price Quantity
Pokemon - Monthly League Challenge (March) US$5.00 N/A

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Pokemon Monthly League Challenge

What Happens Here?

Our Pokémon League Challenges provide you a place to try out the skills you learned in our Pokemon Leagues! These monthly tournaments offer a great opportunity to play at a semi-competivie level, all while offering players the ability to earn exclusive promo cards and prepare for larger tournaments like Pre-Releases or Regionals. These events are perfect for players of all skill levels.

Please Note: Unlike larger Pokemon tournaments, we cannot always split our Monthly League Challenges into Age Divisions. Age Division splits will be determined by attendance.

What is the Format?

The format is constructed with four (4), forty-five (45) minute rounds of Swiss pairings.

Please Note: You may drop from the tournament at any time. Please mark you are dropping on the match slip and inform the Tournament Organizers on staff before leaving.

What do I need to bring to a League Challenge?

Monthly League Challenges are played using the Standard Format.  You can find out what expansions are part of the 2017 Standard Rotation here.

Players should bring their own Standard Format deck of Pokémon TCG cards. Players will also need a Pokemon POP ID, which are available at the register.

What Does it Cost to Play?

The cost of the tournament is $5.00.

Are There Prizes?

Prizes will be distributed in the form of booster packs, and are based off points accumulated not standing:

12 Points- 5 Packs

9 Points- 3 Packs

6 Points- 1 Pack

Additionally, a special Promo card will be distributed based off tournament standing and are awarded to the Top 4 in every Age Division. Age Divisions are divided as follows:

Junior: 0-11 years old

Seniors: 12-15 years old

Masters: 16-99+ years old

What are Pokemon?

Pokémon are creatures of all shapes and sizes who live in the wild alongside humans. For the most part, Pokémon do not speak except to utter their names. Pokémon are raised and commended by their owners (called "Trainers"). During their adventures, Pokémon grow and become more experienced and even, on occasion, evolve into stronger Pokémon. Some Pokémon, 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 500 creatures that inhabit the Pokémon universe.

In the Pokémon Trading Card Game, players build decks around their favorite Pokémon and then play against each other, sending their Pokémon into battle to prove who the best Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon, and battling against other Trainers' teams of Pokémon on a quest to become the Pokémon League Champion. An additional goal is to catch and catalog all of the many Pokémon within the game's world. All Pokémon have one or two innate element types that reflect the Pokémon's strengths or weaknesses. For example, Water-type Pokémon have a natural advantage over Fire-type Pokémon, who in turn have an advantage over Grass-type Pokémon, and so on. Despite this battling aspect of the games, the Pokémon games avoid explicit violence; Pokémon 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 Pokémon, 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.