It’s tough to be so close to victory only to come in second place. Normally a trophy is still a nice consolation prize, letting you know that it was still worth the effort. Not this time, however. The Pokémon World Championship was held this weekend, and the junior division final match saw Haruki Miyamoto the victor. This left Isaac Terceira to collect the second place trophy. It then proceeded to fall apart the moment he touched it.
The trophy featured a Pikachu holding a smaller trophy. However, the smaller trophy tumbled right off, as if it was never attached at all. Poor kid. Still, he’s at least a better TCG player than I’ll ever be.
The Pokémon World Championships feature a multitude of events. This year, the events included the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament, and, for the first time ever, Pokémon Go. Counting all the different divisions, there were nine champions crowned this year. And as far as I know, none of their trophies broke.
Next year’s Worlds will take place in London, England. Hopefully, Isaac can get his hands on a replacement trophy before then, but maybe he’ll be able to win a better one next year.
Pokémon Sword and Shield will be out by then, along with their various battle changes. The Pokémon TCG will have added the horrendously named “V” cards to the game, too. And with all the changes coming to Pokémon Go, who knows what that title will look like in the next year? The next World Championship will surely be a completely fresh experience.