This year’s Pokemon World Championships will not be a public event. According to the official Pokemon site, the move was done due to “limited venue capacity and overwhelming demand” and for “the interest of providing the best possible event experience to our qualified players and their families”. The site explains that “only invited players and their families will be permitted to enter the venue this year, and everyone must have an official event badge. Each invited player will be given a Player badge. Each invited player under 18 years of age will be guaranteed one Guest badge at check-in, to allow one parent or guardian into the event venue. We will do our best to accommodate additional family members of invited players, but attendees should note that additional Guest badges are not guaranteed. Any additional Guest badges will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and supplies are limited. An email with these details is being sent to invited players”. The email that the site is talking about stated that “there will not be unique Pokémon GO events or special Pokémon GO spawnings at the venue”.
The Pokemon World Championships begin in eight days.