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Compete in the Circle of Legends Online Competition! | Pokemon.com 07/03/2015

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Tune into the National Championships every day this weekend! 07/03/2015

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You can follow the live video stream on Pokemon’s Nationals hub page or Pokemon’s Twitch channel.

Video Game (VG) commentary is provided by Justin Flynn, Evan Latt, Duy “Dwee” Ha, Johnathan “ShadyPenguinn” Indovino, and Scott Glaza. Trading Card Game (TCG) commentary is provided by Josh “JWittz” Wittenkeller, Josue “Crim” Rojano, Dylan “ExoByte” Mayo, and Kyle “Pooka” Sucevich. Replays will be available to watch following events.

Friday, July 3rd – Streaming Schedule
9:00 AM TCG – Masters Day 1 Swiss
12:30 PM VG – Masters Day 1 Swiss
5:30 PM TCG – Masters Day 1 Swiss
Saturday. July 4th – Streaming Schedule
8:00 AM VG – Masters Day 2 Swiss
2:00 PM VG – Masters Top 8
3:00 PM VG – Masters Top 4
4:00 PM TCG – Masters Top 8
5:30 PM TCG – Masters Top 4
Sunday, July 5th – Streaming Schedule
9:00 AM TCG – Juniors Top 4
10:30 AM TCG – Juniors Finals
12:00 AM TCG – Seniors Finals
1:30 PM TCG – Masters Finals
3:00 PM VG – Juniors Finals
4:00 PM VG – Seniors Finals
5:00 PM VG – Masters Finals

Registration for International Challenge June opens soon 06/14/2015

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Graphic for the International Challenge June, showing Hydreigon, Talonflame, and Heatran.

The International Challenge series are opportunities for competitive VG players to earn Championship Points toward an invite to the World Championships by participating in wifi competitions. Registration stays open for a week or so, and is done through Pokemon Global Link and the participant’s format-legal version copy of the Pokemon video game. After registration closes, the competition typically lasts for 4-5 days over the following weekend, often with a restriction on how many battles can be played in a single day. When the competition ends, results are tabulated, and are often posted within the next two weeks.

Information on International Challenge June: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/7b6aa0b5-b3ef-441b-abaf-8a934d01b56b

Rules and regulations: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/29a1fc10-8de2-441a-8f48-1c4c32d9428f

2015 International Challenge February 02/09/2015

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From bulbanews:

The 2015 International Challenge February Wi-Fi tournament has been announced. There will be no Championship Points awarded to Play! Pokémon players in this tournament. Players may register between midnight UTC on Feb. 19 and 11:59 p.m. UTC on Feb. 26. The tournament will run from midnight UTC on Feb. 27 until 11:59 p.m. UTC on March 1.

Players born in 2000 or later will be in the Junior/Senior Division. Players born in 1999 or earlier will be in the Masters Division. Juniors may only play between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. locally. There will be 50,000 available spots on a first-come first-serve basis. The rankings will be announced on March 6. Players may only use Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

It is a Double Battles tournament, with all Pokémon hatched, caught or received as an event in Pokémon X and Y or Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire may be used. Pokémon transferred from the Generation V games cannot be used. Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie cannot be used in this tournament.

All Pokémon above level 50 will be auto-set to level 50. Each match will have a time limit of 15 minutes. Players will have 90 seconds choose their four Pokémon. Each turn players will have 45 seconds to switch or use a move. Players may battle 10 times per day for a maximum of 30 battles in the tournament.

Rare Berries Available Through New PMC Attraction 02/03/2015

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Players who access the Pokemon Global Link can now have a chance at obtaining a Custap, Micle, Jaboca, Rowap, or Enigma Berry for their XY/ORAS games by playing the PokeMileage Club’s new Poke Doll Grabber attraction. This is the first time that the Custap, Micle, Jaboca, and Rowap Berries have been made available to Gen VI games. Each level of play offers a different assortment out of 30 available berries. Getting a high score (getting 5 plushies to the top of the machine without dropping any by hitting an obstacle) gives you a chance at winning a rare berry.

WRAPLers, are you ready for a League Challenge DOUBLEHEADER? 02/02/2015

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March 14th @ Heroes & Villains, Warner Robins, GA (map)

  • Dewford LC
    • Expanded format
    • Registration: 11 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Registration Fee: $5
    • More Info: Pokemon
  • Mauville LC
    • Standard format
    • Registration: 2 PM – 2:45 PM (following Dewford LC)
    • Registration Fee: $5
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XY Primal Clash Prereleases 01/26/2015

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I will admit that I’m reporting on this a bit late, but Georgia still has one more prerelease to go:

January 31st @ Roswell, GA

  • Held at Super Games Inc. (map)
  • Registration: 12 PM – 12:45 PM
  • Registration Fee: $30 (cash only!)
  • More info: Pokemon | Facebook

Upcoming League Challenges 01/26/2015

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February 1st @ Newnan, GA

  • Expanded format
  • Dewford LC
  • Held at Heroes Cards, Comics, and Games (map)
  • Registration: 2 PM – 2:45 PM
  • Registration Fee: $5
  • More Info: Pokemon

February 28th @ Atlanta, GA

  • Standard format
  • Rustboro LC
  • Held at Victory Road (Georgia Tech Student Center, map)
  • Registration: 2 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Registration Fee: FREE
  • More Info: Pokemon | Facebook

March 7th @ Duluth, GA

  • Expanded format
  • Dewford LC
  • Held at Wasteland Gaming (map)
  • Registration: 12 PM – 12:45 PM
  • Registration Fee: $6
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Pokemon VGC 2015 Rules and Formats 12/15/2014

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Format: Standard Doubles.
Games: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire versions (cartridge or download).
Levels: All pokemon with levels higher than 50 will be autoleveled down to 50 for the duration of the battle. (They keep their moves, but their stats will be recalculated for the battle.)
Pokemon: Any pokemon from the National Pokedex (basically meaning any pokemon that has been made available so far), except for the following: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem (plus White and Black Kyurem), Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie. All pokemon on your team must have different National Pokedex numbers (this means that you may not have two or more of the same pokemon, even if they have different formes, like Wash Rotom and Heat Rotom).
Origin: Pokemon must have been obtained in some legal manner (capturing, hatching, evolving, or through an in-game event such as from an NPC or special download) in either Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire, with a blue pentagon showing on the pokemon’s status page to prove this. (Pokemon legally obtained in X or Y will, of course, have to be transferred to Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire for you to be able to use them.)
Hidden Abilities: Permitted.
Mega Evolutions: Permitted. Of course, you can still only perform one Mega Evolution per battle.
Items: All items obtainable in Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire (plus any that you get from the Pokemon Global Link or from special events) are permitted, except for the Soul Dew. Pokemon must all be holding different items, if they are holding any at all.
Moves: There are no banned moves. (This means you can still use your Dark Void Smeargles.)

You can read the rules document more in-depth here.

League Cancellation Reminders! 03/07/2014

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For the month of March, we will not be holding a League session on the 22nd. This is the day for the Georgia State Championships in Duluth (TCG only).

March 29th will be the day for our Xerneas LC. Registration is $5 for all participants. There is a possibility of a League session being held afterward if time and space constraints allow. (We’ll ask Palkia and Dialga if it’s OK.)

Finally, April 5th is the day for the Regional Championships in Athens (TCG on Saturday/Sunday, VG on Sunday only), so League will also be cancelled for that day.

If you still need to get your Xerneas Season participation credit, please make sure you attend a League session on either March 8th or 15th!