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

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Winter Friendly updates/errors 02/06/2013

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In the last article posted about the Winter Friendly, the format for the competition was listed as being Double Battles. The format for this competition is actually Rotation Battles. This has been corrected in the previous article.

Some other things you should know about the Winter Friendly that are different from past competitions:

  • The only banned pokemon in this competition is Chatot. That means you can bring all your big strong (legally-obtained) legendaries to play!
  • The only banned item is still Soul Dew.
  • The only banned moves are Dark Void (you can still use Darkrai, but it may not have this move) and Sky Drop.
  • The only requirement for getting into the rankings and earning the participation prize is to complete 1 battle instead of 10.

Registration has just opened for the Winter Friendly. Information on how to register for wifi competitions can be found here. Be sure to complete your registration before 7pm February 14th!

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.

Championship Points Opportunities for Pokemon VG Players! 12/06/2012

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Coming up soon is the 2012 VGCS Winter Battle, a wifi competition similar to the previous Spring Friendly and Autumn Friendly tournaments, but with a big difference; players can earn Championship Points, which go toward being able to compete at the World Championships in Vancouver next summer, while the top finishers can also earn byes at the upcoming Winter Regional Championships in January. You can even get a Custap Berry in your game just for earning a ranking!

The Winter Battle will be one of several wifi competitions lined up for the 2012-2013 Video Game Championships series, giving video game players more chances to become eligible to compete at Worlds. Registration is already open at the Pokemon Global Link (click Competitions to reach the signup page) and will remain open until 6:59 PM EST, December 13th (or until the registration cap of 50,000 entrants is reached, whichever occurs first). The tournament will then begin exactly at 7:00, December 13th, and will end on the 17th.

To earn the Custap Berry item prize in this competition, players must complete at least 10 games and maintain a low disconnect rate. For each of the three age divisions, 128 players from North America, as well as 128 from Europe, will earn Championship Points. The top 16 North American finishers will earn a first-round bye at the next Regionals. If you want to try to earn a high ranking in order to win Championship Points or the award byes, then you will need to battle as often as you can during the competition period!

This competition, like other wifi competitions as well as live competitions, will be using the new Modified format for the Pokemon Video Games, which involves Double Battles only. Players who wish to participate will need a copy of Pokemon Black 2 or Pokemon White 2 (so as to include the new Therian formes of Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus, as well as pokemon with hidden Abilities that can only be obtained using these versions), with a legal team of 6 pokemon and items. You can read more about the new rules and formats for the Video Game here.

2012 International Challenge coming soon! 02/13/2012

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Another exciting event is on the way in the Global Battle Union! Take part in the 2012 International Challenge, a tournament open to Pokémon Trainers around the world. Following last year’s successful Autumn Friendly Tournament, the 2012 International Challenge will give Trainers a chance to demonstrate their awesome battling skills in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. With the additional participation of Japanese and Korean competitors, the 2012 International Challenge will truly be a global event! Click here to read the rest of this article at Pokemon.com.