Currently, in the masters division, fourth-seed Hideyuki Taida is facing six-seed Shoma Honami, both of Japan. In the junior division, top-seeded Ryan Jaehyun Park of South Korea will face Kotone Yasue of Japan. In the senior division, third-seeded Koki Honda of Japan faces super-underdog eight-seed Mark Mcquillan of the United Kingdom.
The Pokémon World Championships also feature a trading card tournament. Both tournaments have three age divisions and this year's prize pool, awarded to the top 16 finishers in all divisions, is more than $500,000, which is more than four times the prize pool awarded in 2014. This year's top finishers get $25,000 each; the prize was $10,000 a year ago.