Champions League Promos in Japan (SM Era and Beyond)

What is the Champions League?

At the start of the SM era, TPC reformed organized play system in Japan and introduced Champions League (CL) as a tier of the newly-formed Championship Series system.

Champions League is the Japanese equivalent of Regional Championships in Play! Pokémon, which is held 4 times per season in different major cities in Japan and allows up to 2000 or more players to compete for prizes and chances to participate in higher-tier tournaments including Pokémon Japan Championships (PJCS) or even Pokémon World Championships (WCS).

This article is about the Champions League tournaments in modern competitive play in Japan (not to be confused with the legacy Champion’s League which @HumanForScale introduced in his excellent article).

The CL series often gains attentions from promo collectors as it issues the most promotional cards of all organized play in Japan since the SM era, including participation promos, promos from side events, promos only obtainable by reaching later stages of each tournament, and finally the trophy cards for winning all the way to the top.

Regular Pokémon Promos

Below is a list of all regular Pokémon promos released in CL. Most of them were either participation prizes or prizes players can earn by trading a small amount of Play Points they got through the tournaments or side events.

The only exceptions in the list are Lunala (066/SM-P) and Solgaleo (067/SM-P), which were only given to the tournaments’ top players, and hence becoming hurdles for promo completionists.

Another card catching many collectors’ attention is the full art Pikachu (068/SM-P). Although originally given to all participants in CL 2017 Okayama and Final and thus wasn’t considered rare, the great illustration had made the card a must-have among increasing number of Pikachu collectors. This card also has a variant 061/S-P with the same artwork but a different stamp, which we will mention later.

2017




2018





2019



2020




2021-2023



Distribution details
Index Japanese English With Stamp From By Estimate Total
039/SM-P トゲデマル Togedemaru CL2017 CL2017 Osaka 1 Participating Many Many
CL2017 Miyagi Participating Many
066/SM-P ルナアーラ Lunala CL2017 CL2017 Okayama Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8 80+
CL2017 Okayama Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Aichi Juniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Aichi Seniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Juniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Seniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Juniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Seniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Osaka 2 Juniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Osaka 2 Seniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
067/SM-P ソルガレオ Solgaleo CL2017 CL2017 Okayama Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8 80+
CL2017 Okayama Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Aichi Juniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Aichi Seniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Juniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Seniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Juniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Seniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Osaka 2 Juniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Osaka 2 Seniors Advancing to Climax Stage Few
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing in top 16 8
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing in top 16 8
068/SM-P ピカチュウ Pikachu CL2017 CL2017 Okayama Participating Many Many
CL2017 Final Participating Many
127/SM-P カプ・コケコ Tapu Koko CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Participating in matches Many Many
154/SM-P カプ・コケコ Tapu Koko CL Certified Tournament CL2018 1st Certified Receiving Welcome Kit 1536 1536
155/SM-P マーシャドー Marshadow CL Certified Tournament CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 8 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 4 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 4 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 4 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 4 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 4 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 4 Play Points Many
221/SM-P ルガルガン Lycanroc CL2018 CL2018 Nagoya Participating in matches Many Many
CL2018 Kyoto Participating in matches Many
236/SM-P ウルトラネクロズマ Ultra Necrozma PJCS2018 PJCS2018 Participating Many Many
267/SM-P べベノム Poipole CL2019 CL2019 Tokyo Participating in matches Many Many
CL2019 Niigata Participating in matches Many
321/SM-P メルタン Meltan CL2019 CL2019 Chiba Receiving Welcome Kit 1800 Many
CL2019 Kyoto Participating in matches Many
PJCS2019 Participating in matches Many
322/SM-P ジラーチ Jirachi CL2019 CL2019 Chiba Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 4 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 6 Play Points Many
403/SM-P イーブイ Eevee CL2020 CL2020 Tokyo Participating in matches Many Many
CL2020 Aichi Participating in matches Many
404/SM-P ボルケニオン Volcanion CL2020 CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 6 Play Points Many Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 6 Play Points Many
405/SM-P ミュウツー Mewtwo CL2020 CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 6 Play Points Many Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 6 Play Points Many
032/S-P モルペコ Morpeko CL2020 CL2020 Aichi Participating in matches Many Many
135/S-P ガラルジグザグマ Galarian Zigzagoon CL2021 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 2640 7284
CL2021 Aichi Participating 2620
PJCS2021 Participating 2024
244/S-P ワンパチ Yamper CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 1940 11080
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 2130
CL2022 Aichi Participating 2130
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 2370
PJCS2022 Participating 2510
307/S-P ヒスイ ビリリダマ Hisuian Voltorb CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 4650 9050
CL2023 Kyoto Participating 4400

Pokémon-GX and V Promos

There is a very clear line between the cards issued before and after 2020:

  • Before 2020, players can earn these cards by trading in Play Points, although these cards require more Play Points than regular Pokémon promos. Also, promos left over from previous distributions are still available for redeem in follow-up tournaments.
  • To reduce the risk of COVID infections, tournaments from 2021 to late 2022 were no longer held with side events, and these cards are given out instead to players obtaining certain numbers of wins in the tournaments. In addition, cards distributed in the previous seasons are no longer carried into the next season, making each card harder to obtain.

Two cards in this category are worth a mention. The first is Indeedee V (059/S-P) which is stamped with the CL 2020 stamp but given out in CL 2021. The card was speculated to be planned for CL 2020 Kyoto or Miyagi, but as the tournaments were cancelled due to COVID, the card was passed on to CL 2021, allowing Traditional Chinese copies of this card - released two months earlier through the language-exclusive Infinite Power expansion - to become the first language released for this card.

The other card is Victini V (243/S-P) which features artwork from TPCI’s V Battle Decks. The V Battle Deck copy was an art variant of the Victini V card from the Sword & Shield set, but when the Japanese copies were first distributed in CL 2022 Kyoto, TPCI misprinted the card with contents from the Battle Styles Victini V. As card contents and artwork must match in all languages, TPC immediately announced an errata which banned the error copies from all organized play and offered corrected copies to recipients from CL 2022 Kyoto through mail, which is why CL 2022 Kyoto was listed twice in the list. Recipients from all other CLs received the corrected copy (shown on the right), and the error copy (left) spiked up immediately after the announcement.


2018



2019



2020-2023




308/S-P

Below is a list of all Pokémon-GX and V promos released in CL.

Distribution details
Index Japanese English With Stamp From By Estimate Total
124/SM-P エーフィGX Espeon-GX CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 8 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 24 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 8 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 14 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 14 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 14 Play Points Many
125/SM-P ブラッキーGX Umbreon-GX CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 8 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 24 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 8 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 14 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 14 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 14 Play Points Many
220/SM-P ネクロズマGX Necrozma-GX CL2018 CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 8 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 8 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 14 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 14 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 14 Play Points Many
268/SM-P リーフィアGX Leafeon-GX CL2019 CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 8 Play Points Many Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 14 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 14 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 14 Play Points Many
269/SM-P グレイシアGX Glaceon-GX CL2019 CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 8 Play Points Many Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 14 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 14 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 14 Play Points Many
323/SM-P ニンフィアGX Sylveon-GX CL2019 CL2019 Chiba Trading in 8 Play Points Many Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 14 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 8 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 14 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 14 Play Points Many
033/S-P バチンウニV Pincurchin V CL2020 CL2020 Aichi Reaching 14 Play Points Many Many
059/S-P イエッサンV Indeedee V CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Juniors Winning 4 matches Few Few
CL2021 Yokohama Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2021 Yokohama Masters Reaching Qualifier Round 2 256
CL2021 Aichi Juniors Winning 4 matches Few
CL2021 Aichi Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2021 Aichi Masters Winning 7 matches Few
CL2021 Aichi Open Winning 5 matches Few
PJCS2021 Juniors Winning 4 matches Few
PJCS2021 Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
PJCS2021 Masters Winning 5 matches Few
243/S-P ビクティニV Victini V CL2022 Error Copy CL2022 Kyoto Juniors Winning 4 matches Few Few
CL2022 Kyoto Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Kyoto Masters Winning 5 matches Few
243/S-P ビクティニV Victini V CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Juniors Winning 4 matches Few Many
CL2022 Kyoto Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Kyoto Masters Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Fukuoka Juniors Winning 4 matches Few
CL2022 Fukuoka Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Fukuoka Masters Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Aichi Juniors Winning 4 matches Few
CL2022 Aichi Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Aichi Masters Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Aichi Open Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Yokohama Juniors Winning 4 matches Few
CL2022 Yokohama Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2022 Yokohama Masters Winning 5 matches Few
PJCS2022 Juniors Winning 4 matches Few
PJCS2022 Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
PJCS2022 Masters Winning 5 matches Few
308/S-P ヒスイ バクフーンV Hisuian Typhlosion V CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Juniors Winning 4 matches Few Few
CL2023 Yokohama Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2023 Yokohama Masters Winning 5 matches Few
CL2023 Kyoto Juniors Winning 4 matches Few
CL2023 Kyoto Seniors Winning 5 matches Few
CL2023 Kyoto Masters Winning 5 matches Few

Trainer Promos

Trainer promos are also released regularly, with one Item and one Stadium card released every season starting from CL 2018.

Items

Players will receive the Item promo of the season if they reached top 64 in a CL tournament or “clearing” Second Stage in CL 2018 to 2020 Juniors by earning 3 straight wins (the estimates are marked as 32+ because only the 32 fastest players to clear Second Stage can advance into the next stage, which implies that there were at least 32 recipients but might have more). Although the Item promos are only stamped reverse-holo copies of regular Item cards, the high bars of winning them have turned them into another hurdle for collectors wishing to complete Japanese promos.

One thing to note about the Item promos is that if TCG entered a new era in the middle of a season, the Item promo may also be replaced with a copy from the new era, consequently reducing distribution counts of both the older and the newer copies. Pal Pad (406/SM-P and later 031/S-P) from CL 2020 had run into this change, which combined with a season shortened by COVID turned its both copies into the rarest and most expensive cards of all Item promos.








Supporters

There were only 2 Supporter promos given in CL: one for participating in a side event, and the other by earning at least 1 Championship Point in the 2020 season.


Stadiums

Stadium promos from CL feature exclusive artworks popular among collectors and represent finales of each season. To receive these cards, players must battle through organized tournaments within the season including Trainers Leagues, City Leagues, CLs and PJCS, where they will earn Championship Points (CPs) based on their tournament results. Once they reached a certain points, they will receive the Stadium promo of the season in October. For these promos, market prices of earlier copies can be significantly higher than recent copies as CP requirements to receive one are much higher back then.





Distribution details
Index Japanese English With Stamp From By Estimate Total
040/SM-P こだわりハチマキ Choice Band CL2017 CL2017 Osaka 1 Trading in 6 Play Points Many Many
CL2017 Miyagi Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2017 Final Winning 2 matches in 3-on-3 Many
126/SM-P ムキムキダンベル Bodybuilding Dumbbells CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Juniors Clearing First Stage 32+ 704+
CL2018 Yokohama Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2018 Yokohama Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2018 1st Certified Finishing in top 64 64
CL2018 Nagoya Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+
CL2018 Nagoya Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2018 Nagoya Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2018 Kyoto Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+
CL2018 Kyoto Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2018 Kyoto Masters Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2018 Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+
PJCS2018 Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2018 Masters Finishing in top 64 64
271/SM-P エスケープボード Escape Board CL2019 CL2019 Tokyo Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+ 832+
CL2019 Tokyo Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2019 Tokyo Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2019 Niigata Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+
CL2019 Niigata Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2019 Niigata Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2019 Niigata Open Finishing in top 64 64
CL2019 Chiba Standard Finishing in top 64 64
CL2019 Chiba Expanded Finishing in top 64 64
CL2019 Kyoto Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+
CL2019 Kyoto Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2019 Kyoto Masters Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2019 Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+
PJCS2019 Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2019 Masters Finishing in top 64 64
406/SM-P ともだちてちょう Pal Pad CL2020 CL2020 Tokyo Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+ 224+
CL2020 Tokyo Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2020 Tokyo Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2020 Tokyo Open Finishing in top 64 64
031/S-P ともだちてちょう Pal Pad CL2020 CL2020 Aichi Juniors Clearing Second Stage 32+ 224+
CL2020 Aichi Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2020 Aichi Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2020 Aichi Open Finishing in top 64 64
136/S-P げんきのハチマキ Vitality Band CL2021 CL2021 Yokohama Juniors Finishing in top 64 64 640
CL2021 Yokohama Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2021 Yokohama Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2021 Aichi Juniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2021 Aichi Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2021 Aichi Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2021 Aichi Open Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2021 Juniors Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2021 Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2021 Masters Finishing in top 64 64
245/S-P あなぬけのヒモ Escape Rope CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Juniors Finishing in top 64 64 1024
CL2022 Kyoto Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Kyoto Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Fukuoka Juniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Fukuoka Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Fukuoka Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Aichi Juniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Aichi Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Aichi Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Aichi Open Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Yokohama Juniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Yokohama Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2022 Yokohama Masters Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2022 Juniors Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2022 Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
PJCS2022 Masters Finishing in top 64 64
309/S-P エネくじ Energy Loto CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Juniors Finishing in top 64 64 384
CL2023 Yokohama Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2023 Yokohama Masters Finishing in top 64 64
CL2023 Kyoto Juniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2023 Kyoto Seniors Finishing in top 64 64
CL2023 Kyoto Masters Finishing in top 64 64
082/SM-P ハラ Hala CL2017 CL2017 Final Participating in 3-on-3 Many Many
128/S-P 博士の研究(マグノリア博士) Professor’s Research CL2020 CL2020 Season Reaching 1 Championship Point Many Many
248/SM-P プレイヤーズセレモニー Player’s Ceremony CL2018 CL2018 Season Reaching 120 Championship Points Many Many
398/SM-P プレイヤーズセレモニー Player’s Ceremony CL2019 CL2019 Season Reaching 60 Championship Points Many Many
127/S-P プレイヤーズセレモニー Player’s Ceremony CL2020 CL2020 Season Reaching 30 Championship Points Many Many
254/S-P おいわいファンファーレ Celebration Fanfare CL2021 CL2021 Season Reaching 30 Championship Points Many Many
306/S-P おいわいファンファーレ Celebration Fanfare CL2022 CL2022 Season Reaching 30 Championship Points Many Many

Energy promos

During the SM era, there was only one set of basic Energy promos released, which was stamped as CL 2018 promos but distributed throughout all seasons until 2020. These cards could be obtained by trading in Play Points.

In contrast, SWSH era had a separate set of Energies released every season with stamps representing the year of release except the 2021 season, when CL 2020 copies - presumably unreleased due to shortened season - were carried over and released instead. Distribution method was also changed to simply by participating in the tournament.

Distribution details
Index Japanese English With Stamp From By Estimate Total
128/SM-P 基本草エネルギー Grass Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
129/SM-P 基本炎エネルギー Fire Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
130/SM-P 基本水エネルギー Water Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
131/SM-P 基本雷エネルギー Lightning Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
132/SM-P 基本超エネルギー Psychic Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
133/SM-P 基本闘エネルギー Fighting Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
134/SM-P 基本悪エネルギー Darkness Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
135/SM-P 基本鋼エネルギー Metal Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
136/SM-P 基本フェアリーエネルギー Fairy Energy CL2018 CL2018 Yokohama Trading in 4 Play Points Many Many
CL2018 1st Certified Trading in 12 Play Points Many
CL2018 Nagoya Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2018 Kyoto Trading in 6 Play Points Many
PJCS2018 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Tokyo Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Niigata Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Chiba Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2019 Kyoto Reaching 10 Play Points Many
PJCS2019 Trading in 6 Play Points Many
CL2020 Tokyo Reaching 10 Play Points Many
CL2020 Aichi Reaching 10 Play Points Many
060/S-P 基本草エネルギー Grass Energy CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 330 910
CL2021 Aichi Participating 327
PJCS2021 Participating 253
061/S-P 基本炎エネルギー Fire Energy CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 330 910
CL2021 Aichi Participating 327
PJCS2021 Participating 253
062/S-P 基本水エネルギー Water Energy CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 330 910
CL2021 Aichi Participating 327
PJCS2021 Participating 253
063/S-P 基本雷エネルギー Lightning Energy CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 330 910
CL2021 Aichi Participating 327
PJCS2021 Participating 253
064/S-P 基本超エネルギー Psychic Energy CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 330 910
CL2021 Aichi Participating 327
PJCS2021 Participating 253
065/S-P 基本闘エネルギー Fighting Energy CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 330 910
CL2021 Aichi Participating 327
PJCS2021 Participating 253
066/S-P 基本悪エネルギー Darkness Energy CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 330 910
CL2021 Aichi Participating 327
PJCS2021 Participating 253
067/S-P 基本鋼エネルギー Metal Energy CL2020 CL2021 Yokohama Participating 330 910
CL2021 Aichi Participating 327
PJCS2021 Participating 253
246/S-P 基本草エネルギー Grass Energy CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 242 1383
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 266
CL2022 Aichi Participating 266
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 296
PJCS2022 Participating 313
247/S-P 基本炎エネルギー Fire Energy CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 242 1383
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 266
CL2022 Aichi Participating 266
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 296
PJCS2022 Participating 313
248/S-P 基本水エネルギー Water Energy CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 242 1383
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 266
CL2022 Aichi Participating 266
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 296
PJCS2022 Participating 313
249/S-P 基本雷エネルギー Lightning Energy CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 242 1383
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 266
CL2022 Aichi Participating 266
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 296
PJCS2022 Participating 313
250/S-P 基本超エネルギー Psychic Energy CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 242 1383
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 266
CL2022 Aichi Participating 266
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 296
PJCS2022 Participating 313
251/S-P 基本闘エネルギー Fighting Energy CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 242 1383
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 266
CL2022 Aichi Participating 266
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 296
PJCS2022 Participating 313
252/S-P 基本悪エネルギー Darkness Energy CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 242 1383
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 266
CL2022 Aichi Participating 266
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 296
PJCS2022 Participating 313
253/S-P 基本鋼エネルギー Metal Energy CL2022 CL2022 Kyoto Participating 242 1383
CL2022 Fukuoka Participating 266
CL2022 Aichi Participating 266
CL2022 Yokohama Participating 296
PJCS2022 Participating 313
329/S-P 基本草エネルギー Grass Energy CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 581
330/S-P 基本炎エネルギー Fire Energy CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 581
331/S-P 基本水エネルギー Water Energy CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 581
332/S-P 基本雷エネルギー Lightning Energy CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 581
333/S-P 基本超エネルギー Psychic Energy CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 581
334/S-P 基本闘エネルギー Fighting Energy CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 581
335/S-P 基本悪エネルギー Darkness Energy CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 581
336/S-P 基本鋼エネルギー Metal Energy CL2023 CL2023 Yokohama Participating 581
329/S-P 基本草エネルギー Grass Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating 550
330/S-P 基本炎エネルギー Fire Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating 550
331/S-P 基本水エネルギー Water Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating 550
332/S-P 基本雷エネルギー Lightning Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating 550
333/S-P 基本超エネルギー Psychic Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating 550
334/S-P 基本闘エネルギー Fighting Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating 550
335/S-P 基本悪エネルギー Darkness Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating 550
336/S-P 基本鋼エネルギー Metal Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating 550
329/S-P 基本草エネルギー Grass Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating in side event 550+
330/S-P 基本炎エネルギー Fire Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating in side event 550+
331/S-P 基本水エネルギー Water Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating in side event 550+
332/S-P 基本雷エネルギー Lightning Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating in side event 550+
333/S-P 基本超エネルギー Psychic Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating in side event 550+
334/S-P 基本闘エネルギー Fighting Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating in side event 550+
335/S-P 基本悪エネルギー Darkness Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating in side event 550+
336/S-P 基本鋼エネルギー Metal Energy CL2023 CL2023 Kyoto Participating in side event 550+

Trophies

And yes, the holy grail of all tournament promos.

CL followed previous generations and offered its top winners trophies in forms of specially printed cards in frames. The cards given out were Victory Decorations in SM era and Victory Proofs in SWSH era, and are stamped with the venues in which they were earned.

SM Era Artwork (Feb. 2017 to Sep. 2019)



SWSH Era Artwork (Dec. 2019 to Dec. 2022)



Distribution counts of each card are listed in the tables below. Some collectors who read sources such as Bulbapedia may find some unfamiliar numbers in the tables, which was due to Bulbapedia miscounting distribution numbers in some early CL events whose winners were not determined by single elimination tournaments. The numbers in Bulbapedia were corrected prior to this writing.



Distribution details - Winner
Index Japanese English With Stamp From By Estimate Total
SM-P 勝利の勲章 Victory Decoration CL2017 Osaka Winner CL2017 Osaka 1 Juniors Winning 1 50
CL2017 Osaka 1 Seniors Winning 1
CL2017 Osaka 1 Open Winning 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Juniors Winning 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Seniors Winning 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Sendai Winner CL2017 Miyagi 3-on-3 Winning 3
CL2017 Okayama Winner CL2017 Okayama Open Group 1 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Okayama Open Group 2 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Aichi Winner CL2017 Aichi Juniors Winning 1
CL2017 Aichi Seniors Winning 1
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 1 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 2 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Chiba Winner CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Juniors Winning 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Seniors Winning 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 1 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 2 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Juniors Winning 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Seniors Winning 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing 1st 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing 1st 1
CL2018 Yokohama Winner CL2018 Yokohama Juniors Winning 1
CL2018 Yokohama Seniors Winning 1
CL2018 Yokohama Masters Winning 1
CL2018 1st Certified Winner CL2018 1st Certified Winning 1
CL2018 Nagoya Winner CL2018 Nagoya Juniors Winning 1
CL2018 Nagoya Seniors Winning 1
CL2018 Nagoya Masters Winning 1
CL2018 Kyoto Winner CL2018 Kyoto Juniors Winning 1
CL2018 Kyoto Seniors Winning 1
CL2018 Kyoto Masters Winning 1
CL2019 Tokyo Winner CL2019 Tokyo Juniors Winning 1
CL2019 Tokyo Seniors Winning 1
CL2019 Tokyo Masters Winning 1
CL2019 Niigata Winner CL2019 Niigata Juniors Winning 1
CL2019 Niigata Seniors Winning 1
CL2019 Niigata Masters Winning 1
CL2019 Niigata Open Winning 1
CL2019 Chiba Winner CL2019 Chiba Standard Winning 1
CL2019 Niigata Expanded Winning 1
CL2019 Kyoto Winner CL2019 Kyoto Juniors Winning 1
CL2019 Kyoto Seniors Winning 1
CL2019 Kyoto Masters Winning 1
CL2020 Tokyo Winner CL2020 Tokyo Juniors Winning 1
CL2020 Tokyo Seniors Winning 1
CL2020 Tokyo Masters Winning 1
CL2020 Tokyo Open Winning 1
S-P 勝利の証 Victory Proof CL2020 Aichi Winner CL2020 Aichi Juniors Winning 1 30
CL2020 Aichi Seniors Winning 1
CL2020 Aichi Masters Winning 1
CL2020 Aichi Open Winning 1
CL2021 Yokohama Winner CL2021 Yokohama Juniors Winning 1
CL2021 Yokohama Seniors Winning 1
CL2021 Yokohama Masters Winning 1
CL2021 Aichi Winner CL2021 Aichi Juniors Winning 1
CL2021 Aichi Seniors Winning 1
CL2021 Aichi Masters Winning 1
CL2021 Aichi Open Winning 1
CL2022 Kyoto Winner CL2022 Kyoto Juniors Winning 1
CL2022 Kyoto Seniors Winning 1
CL2022 Kyoto Masters Winning 1
CL2022 Fukuoka Winner CL2022 Fukuoka Juniors Winning 1
CL2022 Fukuoka Seniors Winning 1
CL2022 Fukuoka Masters Winning 1
CL2022 Aichi Winner CL2022 Aichi Juniors Winning 1
CL2022 Aichi Seniors Winning 1
CL2022 Aichi Masters Winning 1
CL2022 Aichi Open Winning 1
CL2022 Yokohama Winner CL2022 Yokohama Juniors Winning 1
CL2022 Yokohama Seniors Winning 1
CL2022 Yokohama Masters Winning 1
CL2023 Yokohama Winner CL2023 Yokohama Juniors Winning 1
CL2023 Yokohama Seniors Winning 1
CL2023 Yokohama Masters Winning 1
CL2023 Kyoto Winner CL2023 Kyoto Juniors Winning 1
CL2023 Kyoto Seniors Winning 1
CL2023 Kyoto Masters Winning 1
Distribution details - 2nd Place
Index Japanese English With Stamp From By Estimate Total
SM-P 勝利の勲章 Victory Decoration CL2017 Osaka 2nd Place CL2017 Osaka 1 Juniors Finishing 2nd 1 50
CL2017 Osaka 1 Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Osaka 1 Open Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Sendai 2nd Place CL2017 Miyagi 3-on-3 Finishing 2nd 3
CL2017 Okayama 2nd Place CL2017 Okayama Open Group 1 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Okayama Open Group 2 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Aichi 2nd Place CL2017 Aichi Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Aichi Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 1 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 2 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Chiba 2nd Place CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 1 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 2 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Yokohama 2nd Place CL2018 Yokohama Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Yokohama Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Yokohama Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 1st Certified 2nd Place CL2018 1st Certified Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Nagoya 2nd Place CL2018 Nagoya Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Nagoya Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Nagoya Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Kyoto 2nd Place CL2018 Kyoto Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Kyoto Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2018 Kyoto Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Tokyo 2nd Place CL2019 Tokyo Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Tokyo Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Tokyo Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Niigata 2nd Place CL2019 Niigata Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Niigata Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Niigata Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Niigata Open Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Chiba 2nd Place CL2019 Chiba Standard Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Niigata Expanded Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Kyoto 2nd Place CL2019 Kyoto Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Kyoto Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2019 Kyoto Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2020 Tokyo 2nd Place CL2020 Tokyo Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2020 Tokyo Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2020 Tokyo Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2020 Tokyo Open Finishing 2nd 1
S-P 勝利の証 Victory Proof CL2020 Aichi 2nd Place CL2020 Aichi Juniors Finishing 2nd 1 30
CL2020 Aichi Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2020 Aichi Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2020 Aichi Open Finishing 2nd 1
CL2021 Yokohama 2nd Place CL2021 Yokohama Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2021 Yokohama Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2021 Yokohama Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2021 Aichi 2nd Place CL2021 Aichi Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2021 Aichi Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2021 Aichi Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2021 Aichi Open Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Kyoto 2nd Place CL2022 Kyoto Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Kyoto Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Kyoto Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Fukuoka 2nd Place CL2022 Fukuoka Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Fukuoka Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Fukuoka Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Aichi 2nd Place CL2022 Aichi Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Aichi Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Aichi Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Aichi Open Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Yokohama 2nd Place CL2022 Yokohama Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Yokohama Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2022 Yokohama Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2023 Yokohama 2nd Place CL2023 Yokohama Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2023 Yokohama Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2023 Yokohama Masters Finishing 2nd 1
CL2023 Kyoto 2nd Place CL2023 Kyoto Juniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2023 Kyoto Seniors Finishing 2nd 1
CL2023 Kyoto Masters Finishing 2nd 1
Distribution details - 3rd Place
Index Japanese English With Stamp From By Estimate Total
SM-P 勝利の勲章 Victory Decoration CL2017 Osaka 3rd Place CL2017 Osaka 1 Juniors Joining but losing semis 2 90
CL2017 Osaka 1 Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Osaka 1 Open Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Osaka 2 Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Osaka 2 Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Osaka 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Sendai 3rd Place CL2017 Miyagi 3-on-3 Joining but losing semis 6
CL2017 Okayama 3rd Place CL2017 Okayama Open Group 1 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Okayama Open Group 2 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Aichi 3rd Place CL2017 Aichi Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Aichi Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 1 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Aichi Masters Group 2 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Chiba 3rd Place CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 1 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 1 Masters Group 2 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 1 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2017 Chiba Day 2 Masters Group 2 Finishing 3rd 1
CL2018 Yokohama 3rd Place CL2018 Yokohama Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 Yokohama Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 Yokohama Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 1st Certified 3rd Place CL2018 1st Certified Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 Nagoya 3rd Place CL2018 Nagoya Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 Nagoya Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 Nagoya Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 Kyoto 3rd Place CL2018 Kyoto Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 Kyoto Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2018 Kyoto Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Tokyo 3rd Place CL2019 Tokyo Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Tokyo Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Tokyo Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Niigata 3rd Place CL2019 Niigata Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Niigata Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Niigata Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Niigata Open Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Chiba 3rd Place CL2019 Chiba Standard Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Niigata Expanded Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Kyoto 3rd Place CL2019 Kyoto Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Kyoto Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2019 Kyoto Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2020 Tokyo 3rd Place CL2020 Tokyo Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2020 Tokyo Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2020 Tokyo Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2020 Tokyo Open Joining but losing semis 2
S-P 勝利の証 Victory Proof CL2020 Aichi 3rd Place CL2020 Aichi Juniors Joining but losing semis 2 60
CL2020 Aichi Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2020 Aichi Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2020 Aichi Open Joining but losing semis 2
CL2021 Yokohama 3rd Place CL2021 Yokohama Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2021 Yokohama Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2021 Yokohama Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2021 Aichi 3rd Place CL2021 Aichi Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2021 Aichi Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2021 Aichi Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2021 Aichi Open Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Kyoto 3rd Place CL2022 Kyoto Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Kyoto Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Kyoto Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Fukuoka 3rd Place CL2022 Fukuoka Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Fukuoka Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Fukuoka Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Aichi 3rd Place CL2022 Aichi Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Aichi Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Aichi Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Aichi Open Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Yokohama 3rd Place CL2022 Yokohama Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Yokohama Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2022 Yokohama Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2023 Yokohama 3rd Place CL2023 Yokohama Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2023 Yokohama Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2023 Yokohama Masters Joining but losing semis 2
CL2023 Kyoto 3rd Place CL2023 Kyoto Juniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2023 Kyoto Seniors Joining but losing semis 2
CL2023 Kyoto Masters Joining but losing semis 2

This article was inspired by another thread on the forum that raised my curiosity on CL promos. Anyone collecting these feel free to make the best use of this post!

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Very nice guide and checklist. Helps a lot if you are trying to collect a sub-set of CL promos. I wonder what prompted them to change the design of the stamp from Japanese to English starting 2019. I kind of preferred the Japanese stamp tbh. English stamps seems to be catered towards international participants / collectors, which also does not seem likely.
Thanks again!

Cheers!

Beautiful post. I’m a big rare item and trainer collector. I have the first 8 on trainer list. This was exactly what I was looking for in my previous inquiry.

You should work as a detective or solving murders if you don’t already!

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Thanks for the appreciation!

The design change actually started from 2018. You can consider 2017 as the start of TPC’s effort to reform the organized play system and 2019 as the end:

  • 2017: introduced CLs as regional tournaments and CPs for qualification
  • 2018:
    • Introduced Trainers League, City League and Station League, which are tournaments organized at stores level. In the past, winning store level tournaments only offers chances to compete in regionals. This is no longer the case as the newly introduced leagues offers CPs which could count towards PJCS qualification. New designs were adopted for the leagues’ logos.
    • “Japan Champion Decision Tournament” was renamed to PJCS and its logo redesigned.
  • 2019: CL logo redesigned to match other leagues. The entire organized play system in Japan was renamed to “Pokémon Card Game Championship Series”, and Trainers League, City League, CL and PJCS are named as the four major tiers of this new system.

The newly-formed system works more as a whole top-to-bottom competitive play system. It is possible that TPC wants a more organized system for both Japan and Asia-Pacific regions it was about to expand to (in fact the Asia Championship Series system deployed in Taiwan, HK, Thai and Indonesia works very close to the current system in Japan), but only TPC can tell.

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Thanks so much for the detailed answer. Appreciate your research.

Cheers!

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Great topic and article! Are you ok if I alter the formatting and add a table of contents ?

Absolutely, feel free to modify it any way you feel easier for folks to read. I’ve been focusing on contents so it definitely helps if the formatting can also be polished!

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Done! I added images too of the cards. If you want, you can copy and paste the tables into the OP or a post below and they can be added directly instead of as an image

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Thanks for helping on the format!

I was a bit hesitant to paste the whole table as I’m not sure if there’s a way to format them properly for reading, but if posting the table directly would help sharing and maintaining information, then I’ll be glad to provide them!

Table pasted into post, let me know your thoughts!

I can understand why you had them as links before, since it’s indeed a bit too much scrolling to read the information now imho. But, luckily we have collapsible spoiler tags you could use here around the tables perhaps?

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Greetz,
Quuador

The tables are indeed too long and wode for mobile but I think they can be shrunk by combining some of the columns.

The benefit of the table is that it’s easier to add new rows for like 2023 and 2024 and also makes the thread show up in search when you are looking for information on a particular card

I won’t have time to edit anything over the next few days, if you want, you can put the tables in a spoiler tag or just add then to a post below for now

Yeah the article was way too long with the tables, and also it’s causing lags in the editor.

I’ll put the tables in spoiler tags for now, might spend the next few days trying to figure out how to consolidate some of the rows. Thanks for the suggestion!

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