news\ Aug 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

The 2017 Pokemon World Championships are officially on

Here's a breakdown of when you can catch them.

The best Pokemon players in the world have gathered in Anaheim, CA this weekend for the 2017 Pokemon World Championships. Competitions will take place across three different platforms, the main games in Pokemon Sun and Moon, the physical Trading Card Game, and Pokken Tournament on the Wii U. The competition began today (and is still going as of this writing), but you still have two days worth of action ahead.

Here's the schedule breakdown of the weekend's events courtesy of an official press release (all times are Pacific Standard Time).

Main Channel

Friday:

  • 9 a.m.: Opening Ceremony

  • 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds

  • 2–6 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds

  • Saturday:

  • 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds

  • 3:30–5 p.m.:  Pokkén Tournament Top 4 & Finals

  • 5:30–10 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Top Cut

  • Sunday:

  • 9 a.m.: Pokémon TCG Junior Division Finals

  • Immediately following: Pokémon TCG Senior Division Finals

  • Immediately following: Pokémon TCG Masters Division Finals

  • 30-minute break

  • Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Junior Division Finals

  • Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Senior Division Finals

  • Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Masters Division Finals

  • Immediately following: Closing Ceremony

Pokémon TCG Channel

Friday:

  • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds

  • Saturday:

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds

  • 6–10 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Top Cut

  • Sunday: Off air

Pokémon Video Game Channel

Friday:

  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds

  • Saturday:

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds

  • 4:30–8:30 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Top Cut

  • Sunday: Off air

Pokkén Tournament  Channel

Friday:

  • 10 a.m. – Noon:  Pokkén Tournament Last Chance Qualifier

  • 1–5 p.m.:  Pokkén Tournament Last Chance Qualifier (as needed)

  • Saturday:

  • 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.:  Pokkén Tournament World Championships

  • Sunday: Off air

You can catch all the action on the official Pokemon Championships website via Twitch, which features a convenient set of tabs that can take you to each channel. It'll be interesting to see the Alolan Pokemon that will prove popular amongst the competitors, and in the early going, it would appear that the Island Guardian, Tapu Koko is one of them.

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