Japan Championships 2022


Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center Halls 2 and 3 (Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture)


June 11th - 12th 2022


Video Game
Trading Card Game
Pokémon GO

The Japan Championships 2022 are the Championships that allow players from Japan to earn a place in the Pokémon World Championships. Entry to the competition is earned through a variety of competitions.

Players in VGC earn their place by ranking high in the 2022 International Challenge February, 2022 International Challenge February, 2022 International Challenge February and Japan Championship Qualifiers online competitions. The top 30 players from the International Challenges and 60 from the Qualifiers will be able to participate.

Players with TCG have to enter a lottery after participating in a Pokémon Card Game Players Club event. In addition to that, the top 32 players in the Pokémon Champions League Kyoto, Fukuoka, Aichi and Yokohama competitions, and the Top 200 in CSP ranking will have priority

Players in Pokémon GO will need to earn entry in various online competitions held by The Pokémon Company, as well as special tournaments held at Pokémon Centers across Japan.

Japan Championships 2022


VGC Rule Set:

Usable Games Pokémon Sword & Shield
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Available National Pokédex, (if they have Galar Mark or Battle Ready Mark
Pokémon Limits: Team of 4 to 6 Pokémon from Level 1 to Level 100. All Pokémon then set to Level 50
Restricted Pokémon: Two of the following per team: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, Calyrex
Battle Time: 20 Minutes
Your Time: 7 Minutes
Team Preview: 90 Seconds
Turn Time: 45 Seconds

TCG Rule Set:

Format: Standard
Eligibility: Sword & Shield onwards: D Regulation Mark

GO Rule Set:

League Format: Great League
Max CP: 1500 CP

Banned Pokémon: Ditto, Shedinja



VGC: Kentaro Matsumoto (Japan)
TCG: Yamano Takeru (Japan)

Special Distributions

Kohei Fujida's Sableye

Game: Pokémon Sword & Shield
Location: At Home

This distribution was given to players on the online stream for the Video Game part of the Japan Championships and was based on the Sableye used by Kohei Fujida in the 2021 Japan Championships

Level 50
Hold Item:

Eject Button
Careful Nature.
Date of Receiving
a Battle Competition. Apparently had a fateful encounter at Lv. 50
Fake Out
Foul Play
Kohei Fujida's Sableye


Game: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Promo
Location: At the event

This Promo Card was given as part of the Japan Championships stream. If you tweet about the tournament with the hashtag #ポケカPJCS2022 and follow Ponyta Ishii, Raichu Umekawa and Nanapuru on Twitter, you will have a chance of winning the Yamper card and one of 8 basic energy, all with the Pokémon Japan Championship Series 2022 logo on them


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Shohei Taguchi
Shohei Shibata
Raichu Umekawa
Kosuke Hiraiwa
Yuu Enomoto