No, it’s not another Twitch Plays Pokemon broadcasts. For the first time ever, this year’s Pokemon National Championships will be streamed live on Twitch TV.
The National Championships will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can tune in to Twitch at the following times to see what’s going on:
- Saturday, July 5, noon–5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Swiss Rounds
- Saturday, July 5, 5–9 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
- Sunday, July 6, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Top Cut and Finals
- Sunday, July 6, 2–5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Top Cut and Finals
Anyone who attends with their 3DS/2DS and Pokemon X or Pokemon Y game can receive a free Shiny Mamoswine. This powerful Pokémon is similar to the Mamoswine used by 2013 Pokémon World Champion Arash Omatti, the first Pokémon video game World Champion from Italy. The Level 50 Shiny Mamoswine has an Adamant Nature, comes with the Thick Fat Ability, and holds a Choice Scarf item. This Mamoswine also knows the following moves: Icicle Spear, Earthquake, Icicle Crash, and Rock Slide.
To pre-register or find out more information about this event, check out Pokemon’s website here.