August 11, 2023

A Pokémon GO World Championships Celebration: Advanced Tactics

A Pokémon GO World Championships Celebration: Advanced Tactics

Hey, Trainers!

Sophtoph and SpeediestChief here!

Let’s take a look at advanced tactics for Trainers looking to get their battle strategies tournament-ready for the Pokémon GO World Championship Series!

Reviewing the foundations

Shadow Pokémon

Shadow Pokémon can become powerful allies once you rescue them from Team GO Rocket. Let’s take a deep dive into both Shadow Pokémon and Purified Pokémon, and explore what makes them special!

Trading Pokémon

Trading Pokémon with your fellow Trainers can have huge benefits! You can obtain strong Pokémon for your team, evolve and power up your Pokémon using less Stardust and Candy, and more!

Maximizing your resources for Battles

The most talented Trainers look for every advantage in battle! These are some fun ways to manage and maximize your resources.

Powering up Pokémon with Candy XL

Many of the most powerful Pokémon require Candy XL to power up. Here’s a guide on how to build them!

Preparing for a tournament

OK, great! Now that we know how to capture and train powerful Pokémon for battles, it’s time to build our team. Let’s move on to the next phase…

Team Building

Team building is one of the greatest challenges for Trainers, no matter their level of experience! Let’s listen to one of our battle experts break down the most important keys to building a strong team of six Pokémon.

Reading Teams of 6

When you encounter your first opponent, you’ll need to analyze their team of six Pokémon and predict how they will use them against your team. Let’s take a closer look at the challenges of team reading!

Winning a best-of-three match

Let’s put it all together with a real-life example! This is how the 2023 EUIC Champion, TontonBatteuse, won the Grand Finals against Nesabethan!

Advanced Mechanics

Great work! There’s always more to learn about Pokémon GO battles. Let’s take a closer look at the mechanics and strategies that the best Trainers use to win!

Energy management

One of the most important parts of battling other Trainers in Pokémon GO is energy management. Managing your energy during a battle can make all the difference! Let’s watch a detailed explanation of how to maximize energy!

Charged Attack timing

In Pokémon GO battles, timing is everything! Let’s follow along and learn how to time Charged Attacks perfectly!

Advanced Charged Attack timing

As a final note, let’s take an even closer look at Charged Attack timing!

Tune in to the Pokémon GO World Championships this weekend!

The 2023 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 11 to 13, 2023, in Yokohama, Japan.

The top qualifying Pokémon GO players from around the globe will compete to determine who will be crowned the 2023 Pokémon GO World Champion!

Tune in and watch all the action beginning at 9:00 a.m. JST each day!

Trainers who tune into Twitch may even spot codes to receive rewards!

English Stream

Japanese Stream

Well, that’s all for now, Trainers! We hope the detailed explanations in these videos help you prepare for your next Pokémon GO battle event!

To start your journey to becoming a Pokémon GO World Champion, you can find local, regional, and international championships near you on the official Play! Pokémon website.

Sophtoph is a contributing writer for

SpeediestChief2 is a Pokémon GO caster for the Pokémon Company International.