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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.

Wifi Competitions and how they work 01/16/2013

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For our Video Game players, wifi competitions are a great way to test your skills, learn new strategies, and get some experience in a competitive playing environment, all without having to leave your house (or wherever your nearest public wifi hotspot is). The new series of competitions allows more opportunities for players to earn Play Points and potentially earn Championship Points, which go toward being able to compete at Nationals and Worlds, respectively. They also offer participation prizes to those who meet the requirements to earn a ranking. The current schedule of announced wifi competitions can be found listed under the Tournaments tab. This article will help explain what you need to be able to compete in a wifi competition, how to register for one, and how to participate. (more…)

International Challenge January registration dates approaching 01/11/2013

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On January 17th, next Thursday (UTC), registration will open for the International Challenge January, a wifi competition held on the Pokemon Global Link. Registration will remain open for a week and will close at the end of the 24th, after which the competition will begin. There is a limit of 50,000 participants, so register as soon as you can! Rules are similar to those of the Winter Battle, except that the Juniors and Seniors will have separate age divisions. The participation prize this time will be a Jaboca Berry. The top 128 players in each age division will earn Championship Points, which go towards being able to compete at the World Championships in Vancouver. You can learn more about the competition, its rules, and how to register by visiting this link.

Updates on minor news! 01/10/2013

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  • VG players who participated in the 2012 VGCS Winter Battle will be able to pick up their Custap Berry participation prize today! Sign into the main Global Link page and click on the Promotions icon, then click the “You’ve Earned a Custap Berry!” topic. Click “Submit” and the item will be added to your Dream World treasure chest, where you can take it to plant in your garden (you get 5 berries), or just choose it to be sent to your game the next time you use Game Sync. While you’re checking on your Dream World account, you might as well pick up the Arceus pokedoll item which became available today (the Promotions password is UTAFTFA).
  • As for Junichi Masuda’s birthday this Saturday, this is one of the days scheduled in the game for the weather phenomenon known as “diamond dust” to occur in Snowpoint City and Mt. Silver in Gen IV games, as well as Icirrus City in Black and White. It should also appear in Icirrus City in Black 2 and White 2, and seeing it is the requirement to getting the Diamond Dust adventure medal. (Another day when diamond dust appears was December 31, but I was made aware of it too late to report it, and for that, I apologize.) It’s been confirmed that diamond dust actually does NOT fall in Icirrus City on this day, since it is not a Winter month in the game. You can still get the medal in BW2 by changing your DS system’s date back to Dec 31, visiting Icirrus City, then going inside the Pokemon Center and talking to Mr. Medal (save your game before changing your system’s date back to normal so that you don’t lose the medal). HOWEVER, doing so will cause all date-sensitive events in your game to become unavailable for 24 hours (this includes shop items in your Join Avenue as well as your C-Gear’s Game Sync function) so make sure you take care of whatever daily things you want to do before you change the game clock.