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Pokemon World Championship 2026 to be held in San Francisco

One Championship down, and now onto the next one. But this Championship is the most important of them all.

You may remember an event named Pokemon World Championship, where all fans of Pokemon come together, and engage in various battles in Pokemon-related games. It is a three-day event, where all participating players compete for the grand prize, which is more than two million dollars. A sweet prize to win, even sweeter when you defeat numerous players.

Well, there are rumors that a certain city would be the host for the Pokemon World Championship in 2026. Yes, it is two years ahead, but it is always time to think about and plan Pokemon-related events. If it is an event such as the Pokemon World Championship, well, I would start planning for it way earlier.

San Francisco would be hosting the Pokemon World Championship for the second time in a decade, and if this is true, the Pokemon World Championship would mark its seventh time being held in California.

Supposedly, organizers of the Pokemon World Championship 2026 event will be booking out the Moscone Center, as well as obtaining hotel rooms. These hotel rooms “revealed” the time of the event, and the Pokemon World Championship 2026, according to those hotel records, is scheduled for August 28, 2026, until August 30, 2026.

These said hotel records also tell us that organizers were considering bringing the Pokemon World Championship to San Francisco either in 2025, or 2026, but in the end, they chose 2026.

That year, 2026, also happens to be the 30th anniversary of the Pokemon series, which makes it even more special than it already is.

Do you like Pokemon World Championship events? When was the last time you participated in one?

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Ivana Kachurova

Fresh out-of-uni writer, with a passion for gaming (a girl that likes games?!) and technology, as the newest addition to the FGR family, she will make sure to keep up with the latest news happening in the gaming community and report to you as fast as she can. Faster than The Flash. As an absolute fan of Shakespeare (the greatest human being, duh) you might find her where the gaming world and the literature world collide. The best of both worlds.

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