Pokémon hat. Photo by Marcus Dieterle.

Pack your Pokéballs and catch all the action this weekend at the 2023 Pokémon Regional Championships at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Fans of the Pokémon trading card game and video games will be able to mingle, engage in friendly battles, attend seminars, and win prizes during the three-day championship event Sept. 16-18.

Players from across the region and nation will compete for up to $50,000 in scholarships and prizes, Championship Points and the title of Pokémon Regional Champion.

Competitors can even potentially earn an invitation to the 2023 Pokémon International Championships.

The International Championship for North America will be held in June 2023. Exact dates and locations will be announced at a later time.

This weekend’s regional championship in Baltimore will run from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees can find a full schedule of championship events and activities here.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...