2023 Pokémon World Championships Spectators Request
August 11–13, 2023

Welcome to the spectator information page for the 2023 Pokémon World Championships!

For complete and up to date information about the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, please visit the event website.

If this is your first time signing in to RK9.gg – welcome!
In order to request a Spectator Badge, your RK9 profile will need to contain your first name, last name, and country.

Spectator Badge purchases will be processed in two phases.

Phase 1: Interest List Signup

Prospective spectators must indicate their interest to purchase a Spectator Badge by signing up for the Spectator Interest List before 11:59 pm PDT on June 7, 2023. Once the Interest List deadline has passed, there will be a randomized draw of the individuals on the Interest List, to select who can then purchase a Spectator Badge. Please note that the number of individuals who sign up for the Interest List may exceed the number of Spectator Badges available. In that case, only individuals who have been selected will be able to purchase a Spectator Badge.

Phase 2: Register and Purchase (for selected individuals only)

The Interest List drawing will occur on June 8, 2023. Individuals selected from the list will be contacted via their RK9 profile email once the drawing is finalized. Once the selection email is sent, individuals will have 72 hours from the email's sent time to register and fully complete payment for their Spectator Badge. Individuals must purchase their Spectator Badge from the same RK9 account that they registered their interest from, no exceptions. It is each individual's responsibility to ensure they can access their RK9 account within the 72 hour timeframe.

If an individual does not register and fully complete their purchase in that time window, their badge(s) will be released to the next name on the Interest List. All individuals selected will be contacted via their RK9 profile email and will be given a 72 hour window to register and fully pay for their Spectator Badge(s).

For those who are selected, the registration fee for a single Spectator Badge is ¥2000 (includes tax) for an attendee over the age of five. Badges can only be purchased online using a credit or debit card. Cash, check, or wire payments will not be accepted. All paid spectators will receive two booster packs (subject to change) when they pick up their badges. No additional Spectator Badges will be sold on site, and no passes will be released for sale online during the show.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

A maximum of two Spectator Badges may be purchased per account due to limited quantity. Each account is limited to one order, no matter the quantity ordered.

All attendees, including spectators, will be required to read and agree to the Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols prior to purchase.

If selected, upon purchase of a Spectator Badge(s), you will receive a confirmation email to your RK9 profile email. This confirmation is required to pick up your Spectator Badge(s), along with valid photo identification. Children aged 5 and under do not need to be registered in advance and will instead be given wristbands on site at the event. Children aged 5 and under do not receive any additional items.

Event and Interest List details
August 11–13, 2023
Pacifico Yokohama
Halls A, B, C, and D
1-Chome-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward
Yokohama, JP Kanagawa 220-0012
Non-refundable and non-transferable
Spectator badge orders are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person or account. The person who ordered the spectator badge(s) will be required to check in with valid photo identification in order to pick up the spectator badge order.
Event website
Interest list closed
June 8, 2023
3:59 PM JST (Asia/Tokyo)

Please note:
There will be a separate registration process outside of RK9.gg to reserve a time to enter the Pokémon Center store.
Invited World Championship competitors will receive two complimentary spectator badges, in addition to their competitor badge.

If you have requested to be on the Interest List, you must sign in to view your request status.