The 2024 Pokémon World Championships venue has been unveiled by The Pokémon Company during the closing ceremony of the 2023 Championships. The announcement was made through a representative and a life-sized Pikachu in Hawaiian-themed outfits, inviting attendees to next year’s event in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The event will return to the United States after being hosted in London in 2022 and Yokohama in 2023. The choice of location carries a sense of familiarity for the Pokémon community, as Hawaii has hosted three previous Championships (in 2007, 2010, and 2012). However, this time the event will take place in Honolulu instead of its previous location, Waikoloa Village.
This year’s Championships saw Vance Kelley claim first place in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Masters Division, followed by Shohei Kimura in the Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) Masters Division. The Pokémon Unite Masters Division was secured by team Luminosity. Various participants earned cash prizes based on their standings.
What are your thoughts about the 2024 Pokémon World Championships location choice? Are you excited that the Championships are finally returning to the States after two years? Are you planning to attend the event next year? Let us know in the comments section below.