Pokémon 2010 Championship Series
The 2010 World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver & White games. This format was the first that allowed for use of up to 2 of the usually banned Legendary Pokémon. The World Championships were held in Konoa, Hawaii.
Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions that allow for players to increase their score in order to get a better chance at going to Worlds. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.
|Washington Regionals||Seattle, Washington||United States||8th May 2010||No|
|California Regionals||San Francisco, California||United States||15th May 2010||No|
|Arizona Regionals||Phoenix, Arizona||United States||22nd May 2010||No|
|Texas Regionals||Dallas, Texas||United States||29th May 2010||No|
|UK Regionals||Birmingham, United Kingdom||United Kingdom||29th May 2010||No|
|Georgia Regionals||Atlanta, Georgia||United States||5th June 2010||No|
|Germany Regionals||Cologne, Germany||Germany||5th June 2010||No|
|New Jersey Regionals||Newark, New Jersey||United States||12th June 2010||No|
|France Regionals||Lyon, France||France||12th June 2010||No|
|Spain Regionals||Madrid, Spain||Spain||19th June 2010||No|
National Championships are where the best players in the respective country or area come to compete. No points were required to enter but the winners were able to earn placement in the World Championships. The winners in areas outside of the US will often receive travel awards for the World Championships.
|Japan Nationals||Tokyo||Japan||20th June 2010||No|
|US Nationals||Indianapolis, Indiana||United States||25th - 27th June 2010||No|
The World Championships are where the best of the world come to participate and fight it off to become World Champion. Participation in the events is by invitation based on score and position, but people could gain entry in the Last Chance Qualifiers.
|World Championships||Kona, Hawaii||United States||13th - 15th August 2010||No|