Pokémon National Championships venues and dates announced -- Are you going to try out?

The Pokémon Company announces National Championships locations and dates for this year's event; World Championships to be held in Washington D.C. in August.

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The Pokémon Company today announced the venues and dates for its upcoming Pokémon National Championships, with more than 30 countries around the world chosen to host.

Thousands of Pokémon X & Y players (all of which are probably better than you) will compete in 30 countries across six continents for a chance to play in the 11th annual Pokemon World Championships.

Locations for the marquee events are listed below, and you can check out the infographic above for a full breakdown of where the Pokemon tournaments will be held.

  • 2014 Pokémon German National Championships: May 3–4, 2014, in Bochum, Germany
  • 2014 Pokémon UK National Championships: May 24–25, 2014, in Manchester, England
  • 2014 Pokémon Italian National Championships: May 31–June 1, 2014, in Milan, Italy
  • 2014 Pokémon Canadian National Championships: June 28, 20414, in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 2014 Pokémon US National Championships: July 4-6, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana

Those who advance on from the Pokémon National Championships will compete in the Pokémon World Championships at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., August 16-17, 2014.

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