World Coronation Series

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The Pokémon World Coronation Series (Japanese: ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス Pokémon World Championships) is an anime-exclusive tournament. It is a competition held to determine the strongest Trainer in the world. It first appeared in Flash of the Titans!, where the previous annual championship season ended. The current season started in Destination: Coronation!.


To compete in the tournament, participants must register themselves online first. The current season received more than 10,000 entrants.

Each entrant generates a profile and a score according to the registration position.



Trainers are divided into four classes based on their win/loss ratio. Each class is represented by a different type of Poké Ball:

  • Normal Class (ノーマルクラス Normal Class)
  • Great Class (スーパークラス Super Class)
  • Ultra Class (ハイパークラス Hyper Class)
  • Master Class (マスタークラス Master Class)

The battles are all judged by the Drone Rotom, which serves for each of them to increase their overall score. In the event of a draw, no change happens, regardless of the difference between the contestants' rankings.

Trainers can usually only battle against other Trainers in the same class. However, the top-ranked Trainer of the Ultra Class can only advance to the Master Class by defeating the lowest-ranked member of the Masters Eight for their position in a special Promotion Match.

On occasion, one-day events called Battle Festival Challenges (Japanese: バトルフェス Battle Festivals) are held where many participants can gather to compete with each other at will. These events are held at stadiums and other such venues, and are open for the public to watch.

Normal Class

The scoreboard used during World Coronation Series matches

All first-time participants are automatically put into this class, regardless of any previous championships or statuses. The challenger must seek out opposing Trainers in nearby areas, and both must agree to battle.

Battles in Normal Class follow the following rules.

  • Both challengers must be of the same class.
  • Both challengers must send out their first Pokémon at the same time.
  • It consists of battles with one or two Pokémon for each Trainer.
  • Both challengers can switch their Pokémon at any time.

The class is represented by a normal Poké Ball.

Great Class

The venue of the Shalour City Battle Festival Challenge

Trainers reach this class after Normal Class. They must be between 999th and 100th place to advance to Great Class. The battle rules remain the same as in the Normal Class.

The class is represented by a Great Ball.

Ultra Class

Trainers reach this class after Great Class. They must be between 99th and ninth place to advance to Ultra Class. Unlike in the two previous classes, battles in Ultra Class are pre-scheduled, and each participant's opponent is decided for them. Battles in Ultra Class are usually broadcast worldwide, held in stadiums and other such venues, and have commentators apart from the evaluation of the Drone Rotom.

Battles in Ultra Class follow the following rules:

  • Both challengers must be of the same class.
  • Both challengers must send out their first Pokémon at the same time.
  • It consists of battles with one to three Pokémon for each Trainer.
  • Both challengers can switch their Pokémon at any time.
  • Each challenger can only use one of the following techniques per match: Mega Evolution, Z-Moves, or Dynamax.

The class is represented by an Ultra Ball.

The highest ranked Trainer of this class must defeat the lowest ranked member of the Masters Eight for their position in the Master Class.

Master Class

Wyndon Stadium

The Master Class consists of the eight Trainers who are at the top of the world ranking. They are called Masters Eight (Japanese: マスターズエイト Masters Eight) and are certified by the Pokémon Battle Commission (Japanese: ポケモン・バトル・コミッション Pokémon Battle Commission). They battle each other at the end of the season in a single-elimination tournament called the Masters Tournament where the winner becomes the Monarch (Japanese: 王者 Monarch). The finals are held at the Wyndon Stadium.

Outside the Masters Tournament, a member of the Masters Eight may request a battle against other members in the same class.

The class is represented by a Master Ball.


Profile of a registered Trainer

The following is a list of named participants in the current World Coronation Series by ranking as of JN109:

Trainer Class Ranking Additional note
Leon Master 1 Rank carried over from previous season, Monarch.
Cynthia Master 2
Steven Master 3
Lance Master 4
Diantha Master 5
Alain Master 6
Iris Master 7
Ash Master 8 Rank swapped with Raihan after winning a Promotion Match.
Raihan Ultra 9 Rank swapped with Ash after losing a Promotion Match.
Drasna Ultra 12↓
Volkner Ultra 27↓
Marnie Ultra 29↓
Bea Ultra 30↓
Flint Ultra Unknown↓ Knocked out of the Masters Eight off-screen.
Kricketina Great 895↓
Rinto Great Unknown↓
Dozer Great Unknown↓
Tony Great Unknown↓
Korrina Normal 1,001↓
Hayden Normal 1,024↓
Visquez Normal 2,109↓
Lob Normal Unknown↓
Oliver Normal Unknown↓

↓ - Indicates an unspecified rank drop due to a loss.

Masters Eight

The current Masters Eight

This group consists of the eight best Pokémon Trainers in the world. It consists of Elite Trainers who have won other championships and competitions around the world.

Current season
Trainer Rank
Leon 1
Cynthia 2
Steven 3
Lance 4
Diantha 5
Alain 6
Iris 7
Ash 8
Previous season
Trainer Rank
Leon Winner
Lance Runner-Up


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 寶可夢世界錦標賽 Bǎokěmèng Shìjiè Jǐnbiāosài
Finland Flag.png Finnish Maailman Kruunajaissarja
France Flag.png French Tournoi du Couronnement Mondial
Germany Flag.png German Krönungs-Weltmeisterschaften
Italy Flag.png Italian Torneo Mondiale per l'Incoronazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 월드 챔피언십 Pokémon World Championship
Poland Flag.png Polish Światowa Korona Bitew
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Campeonato da Coroação Mundial
Russia Flag.png Russian Кубок Коронаций
Spain Flag.png Spanish Serie Mundial de Coronación
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Giải vô địch Pokémon Thế giới

See also

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Champion League
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver GrandeLily of the Valley
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Palace of VictoryCerulean Cave
Pokémon AssociationPIA
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