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Play in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Beta Competition! | News | Pokemon.com 01/31/2014

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Play in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Beta Competition! | News | Pokemon.com.

If you participated in the 2013 Global Showdown and earned a ranking in that competition, you automatically qualify to participate in the new XY beta competition. Check your PGL account to see whether or not you earned a registration slot. If you haven’t, you can request an invitation by following the instructions given in the link.

The competition period begins February 21st and lasts through the 24th. You are allowed up to 20 battles per day, but if you don’t meet that quota, any “unplayed” battles are rolled over into the next day (ex. if you only play 15 battles one day, you are allowed 5 extra battles the next day).

Format is Doubles with levels auto set to 30. National Pokedex #s 1-718 are allowed, barring 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, or Zygarde, and any pokemon brought over through PokeTransporter. Other than that, there don’t appear to be any restrictions on species or item multiples, or on moves.

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Get ready for the 2013 Winter Friendly! 02/01/2013

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Right on the heels of the International Challenge January comes the Winter Friendly wifi competition, giving players another chance to test their competitive teams! Translated from UTC to EST times, registration will open at 7 PM on February 6th, and will remain open through 6:59 PM, February 14th. The competition will then begin right at 7 PM and last through 6:59 PM on February 18th. The format for this competition is rotation battle, and players are limited to using Pokemon Black 2 or White 2 versions. The participation prize for completing 1 battle to earn a ranking is a Micle Berry. More information can be found here.

A few more odds & ends 01/23/2013

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This sure has been a busy news month, eh?

  • Pokemon game director Junichi Masuda made a new post about Pokemon XY on his blog. Go read it!
  • The International Challenge January VG wifi tournament starts TOMORROW at 7:00 PM EST. If you want to compete, make sure you register before 6:59 tomorrow! Information on how to participate can still be found here.
  • Also for our VG players, there will be another Keldeo distribution starting on January 25th. You can get a level 50 Keldeo for your Black2/White2 game through Mystery Gift by Nintendo WFC (even if you already have one). The event lasts until February 12th. If you’ve never used Mystery Gift before, here’s a video of a Mewtwo event download to show you how.
  • For more Keldeo goodness, you can tune in to Cartoon Network on Sunday, February 3rd, at 1:00 PM to see a repeat broadcast of Kyurem Vs. the Sword of Justice, following a marathon of Rival Destinies episodes which starts at 11:00 AM. Stay tuned after the movie to see an episode from the upcoming season Adventures in Unova!
  • Last but not least, THIS Sunday, January 27th, will be the 47th birthday of Ken Sugimori, the Art Director at Game Freak. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve definitely seen his work; he was the lead character design artist on all the main series Pokemon games, all the way back to the original Red and Green (Japanese) versions. Though Game Freak has more Pokemon designers on staff now, Sugimori is still responsible for the designs of the version mascot legendaries (Dialga, Lugia, Zekrom, etc.), as well as the evolution lines of the starter pokemon. Chances are, your favorite pokemon was originally designed by Ken Sugimori! If you want to wish him a happy birthday, you can do so by leaving a message on his Twitter, @SUPER_32X.

January/February events update 01/18/2013

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  • This Saturday marks the start of the Castelia Gym season at our local League. Come by any Saturday from tomorrow to February 9th to get your Play Point for this season. If you haven’t ordered a Badge Case yet, be sure to order it before February 9th to have it arrive with the supplies for the Nimbasa Gym season in March.
  • The Southeastern Winter Regional Championships will be held this weekend on January 19th and 20th in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Professor Raz (Rodel) will be on the judge staff. Good luck to everyone competing! More information on this event can be found under the Tournaments tab.
  • Registration for the International Challenge January wifi competition is now open. It will close at 6:59 PM EST on January 24th, after which the competition will begin. Feel free to test your team this Saturday at League before registering. More information on this event can be found under the Tournaments tab.
  • We will be holding a Plasma Storm sealed tournament on February 16th! Registration begins at 11:00 AM with a fee of $27, and the tournament begins at 12:00 noon. More information on this event can be found under the Local tab.
  • For players with Pokedex 3D Pro, the data for Genesect is now available. Under Pokemon Challenge, delete one of the quizzes toward the bottom of the list, replace the password with “PHSKUTDF” and then take the new quiz generated by the password. Once you complete the quiz, you will unlock the Genesect data. If you have the Pokedex app on your iOS-compatible system, type “SNMPSCTP” into the search field to unlock Genesect.