A Memorable Adventure: Pokémon North American International Championship 2023!

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A Memorable Adventure: Pokémon North American International Championship 2023!

Join us on a thrilling journey as we recount an unforgettable experience at the Pokémon North American Internal Championships. As avid Pokémon trainers, attending this prestigious event was a dream come true. From the electrifying battles to the camaraderie among fellow trainers, every moment was filled with excitement and anticipation

The championships took place in the Greater Columbus Converntion Center and was buzzing with energy and adorned with vibrant Pokémon decorations. The air was thick with anticipation as trainers from all over the world gathered to showcase their skills. The venue was a melting pot of trainers, each with their own unique strategies and teams, creating an atmosphere of friendly competition.

This year we took a group of local kids who showed up with a fierce competitive edge and awe inspiring eyes. Each brough a custom built deck with specially crafted strategies. Inspired by their local coaches these young trainers travled hours by car and stayed up late for weeks practicing.

The heart of the Championships was undoubtedly the battles. We witnessed fierce matchups between trainers, where strategic thinking, quick decision-making, and a deep understanding of the Pokémon metagame were put to the test. The crowd erupted with cheers and applause as skilled trainers executed their well-planned strategies, making every battle an exhilarating experience.

One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity to connect with fellow trainers who shared the same passion for Pokémon. Everywhere we turned, there were conversations about team compositions, battle tactics, and favorite Pokémon memories. The sense of community and the chance to make new friends who understood our Pokémon obsession was truly heartwarming.

To add to the excitement, there were special appearances by Pokémon internet celebrities, including well-known Pokémon experts and competitive players. Our team even got autographs from some of their favorites.

Adjacent to the main event area was a bustling marketplace filled with Pokémon-themed merchandise, trading cards, plush toys, and exclusive event memorabilia. It was a paradise for collectors and enthusiasts, offering a chance to expand our collections and take home unique souvenirs to remember our time at the Championships.


Being the first major event for most of our team, the majority of our players's didnt meet their abmitions. Dispite this, they returned home with ambitions to start a local compentive team and take home the gold next time.


Attending the Pokémon North American Internal Championships was an experience beyond words. From the electrifying battles to the friendships forged, it was a celebration of the Pokémon community coming together to showcase their skills and share their love for the franchise. The memories we made and the lessons we learned will forever be cherished, reminding us of the incredible world Pokémon has created. We cannot wait for the next adventure that awaits us in the Pokémon universe.

Jake with Arceus Figure
-Jake (July 2nd, 2023)

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