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Pokemon TCG Playing Club: Gym Leader Challenge - 27/06/24

Pokemon TCG Playing Club: Gym Leader Challenge - 27/06/24

 18:00 (Play begins at 18:20 - 21:30 (ish) at Card Catcher Shop! (see details below)

Cost: £6 - To be paid on the day, but please enter your details to book your space on here. When Billing Information is filled, click Proceed to payment, which will skip, and not take any payments, presenting a finalise button.

The challenge will be using a standard tournament based system, with Swiss rounds being employed to keep match ups balanced, and keep everyone playing whilst having fun.

The £6 entry fee will include a free pack of playable Pokemon Trading cards. Additional Pokemon TCG packs will be given to participants who come in the top 3. Spaces are limited, so please book before arriving.

Gym Leader Challenge adds a different twist to the standard Pokemon TCG Format, with different rules:

  • Your deck can only contain one type (color) of Pokémon.

  • Only one of each card with the same name allowed in a deck, except for Basic Energy.

  • Cards with a Rule Box are not allowed.

  • ACE SPEC cards are not allowed.

  • Legal Cards: Black & White – onwards, note some cards are banned.

  • 60 card decks are built & 6 Prize Card games are played with the most current Pokemon TCG rules.

Find out more at:

Pokemon Trainer ID: In order to compete in the challenge, you will need to have a Trainer ID, you can sign up to create a Trainer Account with Pokemon here:

(If you are 13 and under, your parent/ guardian will need to create an account for you)

Location and times:

The challenge will be based in our shop! Located at: 118 High Street, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 5HH.

What you will need:

  • A Gym Leader Challenge legal deck
  • Whilst not essential, Deck Sleeves are highly recommended in order to keep your cards safe, damaged or marked cards will be disallowed.


  • All people 16 and under will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian OR have written permission to be on site. please contact us beforehand if this is the case.
  • Food and opened drinks need to be consumed away from cards. if you have a bottle with a cap, you may have it with you as long as it is sealed between drinks.
  • Keep all hands to ourselves, and away from other people's items and cards unless given permission.
  • No squabbles, any disagreements should be brought to the attention of the person in charge.
  • Excitement is good! But disruptive behavior is not, please refrain from shouting over others.
  • We will be looking to play the Standard Format, and so cards stamped E and later will need to be used. Guidance on this can be given if required.
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