The 2022 Pokémon World Championship is in full swing, with trainers from around the world taking part in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Tournament DX and Pokémon UNITE at ExCeL London. Before the event, the President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, welcomed participants to watch the World Championship and shared special news about Pokémon Master EX and Pokémon UNITE.
Pokemon Master EX
Mr. Ishihara first announced that Ash and Pikachu will be coming to Pokémon Masters EX as a master sync pair! They will be the first synchronised pairs to feature an entirely new type of movement – partner movement. Companion moves are unlocked after special conditions are met, and do more damage than regular moves. Ash & Pikachu will be available for Scouting from August 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM PDT until October 16, 2022 at 2:59 PM PDT.
It’s been revealed that Trainer Lodge – a new addition to Pokémon Masters EX that allows you to create valuable new memories with your favorite trainers – will be August 24 at 11:00 PM PDT. The initial list of trainers you can invite to the Trainer’s Shack will include famous faces like Blue, Cynthia and Lillie. As Pokémon Masters EX approaches its third anniversary, you can earn up to 10,000 gems in three-year-old Rally events and scout up to 100 simultaneous pairs by claiming 10 Daily Scouting Tickets. These gifts are only available for a short time, so take the time to visit Pasio and enjoy these amazing anniversary deals!
Pokémon UNITE celebrated its one-year anniversary in early July and made its World Championship debut with exciting news. A new arena has been discovered on Aeos Island – Theia Sky Ruins! The legendary Pokémon Rayquaza lurks in the center of this map, waiting for potential challengers. Get ready for ranked and standard battles starting September 2, 2022.
2022 Pokémon World Championship Closing Ceremony August 21
Mr. Ishihara also promised to announce at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Pokémon World Championship on August 21, 2022, about the Pokémon trading card game and the Pokémon that will be released globally on November 18, 2022 New details for the Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games.
Stay up to date with the latest news and catch all the competitive Pokémon action at the World Series Twitch.tv/Pokemon
Source: The Pokemon Company