Registration for the Global Battle Union 2012 International Challenge begins March 15th.
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!
All you need to participate is a Pokémon Trainer Club account and a copy of either game with its Game Sync ID registered at the Pokémon Global Link. The top players will earn a special avatar for their Pokémon Global Link account to signify their success!
When creating your battle party, you can select from nearly every Pokémon in the National Pokédex. Train hard and develop smart strategies to reach the top of the tournament leaderboards! The rules for selecting Pokémon and their moves match the rules for the Video Game Championship Series, including the recent changes regarding the Dark Void move.
The regulations for the 2012 International Challenge are almost identical to the rules for the live Pokémon Video Game Championship season. All battles are Double Battles, and the Wonder Launcher may not be used. Each team will consist of four to six Pokémon stored in the Battle Box, and before every battle, each player will pick four of those to participate. Your Pokémon can be any level; however, Pokémon that are higher than Level 50 will be set to Level 50 for the duration of the battle (Pokémon at lower levels will not be affected). All known Pokémon in the National Pokédex are eligible to battle, with the following exceptions: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem. Finally, the length of each battle is limited to 30 minutes, and players will have 60 seconds to choose a move each turn.
All players will begin the tournament with the same Rating number. As you win matches, your Rating will go up, and if you lose, your Rating will go down. At the beginning of each battle, you’ll be paired with a player who has a similar Rating. Play as many matches as you can to increase your Rating. At the end of the tournament, you’ll be ranked based on your final Rating!
Registration for the 2012 International Challenge begins March 15th. Check back here and at Pokemon.com/PGL for complete rules and details!