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Jun 29

2018 Pokémon World Championships - Details

Posted by Sunain | June 29th 2018 at 03:19 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Games, Press Release, Pokémon Center, Pokémon World Championships, Pokkén Tournament DX
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The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in Nashville, Tennessee. The registration fee for spectators of all ages is $10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges.

2018 Pokémon World Championships - Details

The 2018 Pokémon World Championships are coming to Nashville, Tennessee, from August 24–26. The best players from all over the world will compete for the title of Pokémon TCG, Video Game, or Pokkén Tournament World Champion, and for a combined prize pool worth more than $500,000 in prizes!

The Pokémon World Championships are an invitation-only event. Players have been battling throughout the 2018 Championship Series season to earn a seat at this prestigious competition.

Spectators are invited to come watch the action all weekend long. Come see all the battles in person and participate in side events throughout the three-day event. There is a small fee for a spectator badge, which also includes two Pokémon TCG booster packs. The spectator badge is good for all three days of the event.

Event location:
Nashville Music City Center, Halls C & D
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Play for all divisions for both the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions will begin on Friday, August 24. Top players who qualified for a Day Two invitation will join the field on Saturday, August 25. These tournaments will conclude with the final rounds on Sunday, August 26.

The Pokkén Tournament World Championships will take place entirely on Saturday, August 25, with a Last Chance Qualifier occurring on Friday, August 24.

Badges and Registration

Entry to this event will require a badge for all attendees, including competitors in the main event as well as spectators. Children age 5 and under will be given a wristband at no charge to allow entry into the event space.

Registration for competitors and spectators must be completed online. Get complete details on how to register to attend.

Competitors can pick up their badges and welcome kits on Thursday, August 23, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D at the Nashville Music City Center.

Side Events

Side events will take place throughout the weekend (Friday through Sunday). Only attendees with an event badge (including competitors and spectators) will be able to participate in side events.

Nashville Open

Attendees can battle in the Nashville Open, a marquee side event for both Pokémon TCG and video game players. The Nashville Open will award Championship Points equivalent to a Pokémon Regional Championships event, applicable to the 2019 Championship Series season. Details on the 2019 Championship Series are coming in late July.

Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier

Battle for the remaining few spots in the Pokkén Tournament World Championships at the Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, August 24! Registration for the Last Chance Qualifier includes a spectator badge for entry into the Pokémon World Championships hall for the whole weekend.

Streaming

Follow the action on Twitch.tv/team/Pokemon all weekend long! There will be four live streams for the event: a Pokémon TCG stream, a VGC stream, a Pokkén Tournament DX stream, and the Main Stage stream. The Main Stage stream will include the opening ceremonies on Friday at 9 a.m., as well as the Pokkén Tournament DX finals on Saturday. Then, don't miss the Pokémon TCG and VGC finals on Sunday. The weekend will conclude with the closing ceremonies late Sunday afternoon.

Pokémon Center A Pokémon Center store will be on site, giving players and fans a chance to buy Pokémon merchandise they won't find anywhere else, including special World Championships products. Badges will not be required to visit the Pokémon Center. The Pokémon Center will be in Hall A1.

Checking In

Day One players must check in Thursday at the Nashville Music City Center. If, due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or missed connections, a player is unable to check in Thursday, that player should report to the check-in desk as early as possible Friday (during check-in hours at the Nashville Music City Center, starting at 8 a.m.) and notify a staff member. All Day One players are required to be checked in and seated for their age division's player meeting Friday morning.

Good luck to all competitors at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships!

2018 Worlds Event Registration

Registration for the World Championships will take place entirely online.

A badge is required to enter the event space at all times. Badges must be visibly worn while within the event space.

Badges can only be purchased online using a credit or debit card, and can only be picked up on site at the event. Cash or check payments for badges will not be accepted.

Competitors and spectators can check in and pick up their badges at the Nashville Music City Center, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D, at the following times:

Thursday, August 23, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Proof of age may be requested during check-in. Failure to provide proof of age may result in the player being denied participation in the tournament, at the organizer's discretion.

Registration for Main Event Competitors

Qualified competitors who have received invitations are highly encouraged to RSVP via the online registration system. Players can begin to RSVP in mid-July, after the conclusion of the 2018 season. There is no registration fee for competitors.

All competitors will receive one competitor badge and Worlds lanyard, plus one spectator badge for a guest or parent/guardian. This spectator badge will not include any other items. Any additional spectator badges must be purchased online. All competitors who RSVP online will also be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit. Items will be distributed on site at the event. Substitute product may be provided if necessary. Players who do not RSVP in advance will still be allowed to play, but may not be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit.

Competitors will be required to provide their name, player ID number, and some form of ID to pick up their competitor badge. Junior and Senior Division competitors must also have a guardian present to pick up their competitor badge.

Registration for Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ Competitors

Players who would like to battle in the Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier will also need to register online prior to the start of the competition. The entry fee for the Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ is $30 for all players. Registration for the LCQ includes a spectator badge to the Pokémon World Championships for the entrant. Players under age 18 will receive one additional spectator badge and lanyard at no charge for a parent or guardian. Additionally, all registrants will receive six Pokémon TCG booster packs. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Registration for Spectators

Spectator registration will also be entirely online, and is limited. Spectator registration will be open until badges sell out. Until that time, they will continue to be available (for online purchase only) throughout the event weekend, until 1 p.m. Sunday, August 26.

The registration fee for spectators of all ages is $10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges.

A registration confirmation email (sent after spectator registration is completed via the registration website) will be required to pick up spectator badges. A maximum of six spectator badges can be purchased at one time.

Children age 5 and under do not need to be registered in advance, and will instead be given wristbands on site at the event. Children age 5 and under do not receive any additional items.

Sources: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/registration/ and https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/about/

Article edited on 2018-06-29 03:31:02 by Sunain
Dec 14

Pocket Monsters Crystal Version - Virtual Console - January 26th, 2018

Posted by Sunain | December 14th 2017 at 09:35 AM EST
Tags: Games, Virtual Console, Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, YouTube
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To celebrate the 17th anniversary of the game Pocket Monsters Crystal Version, which was first released in Japan on December 14th, 2000, the official Pokémon websites have announced that Pocket Monsters Crystal Version will be released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on January 26th, 2018. A download card will be available to purchase starting on January 8th, 2018 for 1,111 yen plus tax in Japan. Players will be able to transfer Pokémon caught in Pocket Monsters Crystal Version to Pocket Monsters Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon via Pokémon Bank.

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/VCCR/

Pokémon Crystal Shines on Virtual Console

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The beloved Pokémon adventure arrives on Nintendo’s Virtual Console with modern-day enhancements.

Get ready to relive a classic Pokémon adventure as Pokémon Crystal makes its way to Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on January 26, 2018. This is the definitive edition of the second generation of Pokémon titles (which also includes Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver), and fans will now be able to experience this journey through the Johto region with modern enhancements that make the game even better!

Pokémon devotees will certainly want to check out this game to experience the first appearance of innovations that continue to be a part of the series to this day, such as a female hero and a Battle Tower. Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver, and Pokémon Crystal also mark the debut of Dark- and Steel-type Pokémon, day/night cycles, and Pokémon Eggs.

As you're exploring, be sure to take advantage of updated features like wireless Pokémon battling and trading. Compatibility with Poké Transporter and Pokémon Bank will be added after the game launches, so it will be easy to get any Legendary Pokémon you catch in Pokémon Crystal into your copies of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

Be sure to pick up your copy of Pokémon Crystal when it launches on Nintendo's Virtual Console on January 26, 2018!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-crystal-shines-on-virtual-console/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Crystal - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo 3DS



Article edited on 2017-12-14 09:57:01 by Sunain
Dec 14

Pokémon Hub

Posted by Sunain | December 14th 2017 at 08:27 AM EST
Tags: TCG, Games, Merchandise
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A new officially licensed Pokémon merchandise store called the Pokémon Hub opens on December 15th, 2017 at 11am at the K11 shopping mall in Hong Kong.

The Pokémon Hub will feature displays of rare Pokémon TCG Sun and Moon series cards as part of the extensive card display and the latest Pokémon anime series on their multiple TV screens. The store will also feature gaming with Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/pokemonhubhk/posts

Article edited on 2017-12-14 08:29:32 by Sunain
Mar 03

Kapu-Kokeko Campaign

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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced the Kapu-Kokeko Campaign (カプ・コケコキャンペーン) will be held starting on March 17th, 2017 in Japan. Kapu-Kokeko related products and promo presents will be available throughout the campaign. Kapu-Kokeko is a Pokémon that appears in the Nintendo 3DS games Pocket Monsters Sun and Moon as well as the TV anime series. It is known as the Guardian deity of Melemele Island.

Alternate-Colored Kapu-Kokeko Event Pokémon Distribution

From March 17th, 2017 until April 9th, 2017, players of Pocket Monsters Sun and Moon will be able to obtain a serial code to get an Alternate-Colored Kapu-Kokeko. Kapu-Kokeko normally has a yellow appearance but this special Black Alternate-Colored Kapu-Kokeko cannot be obtained in regular gameplay. The serial code can be used from March 17th, 2017 until May 31st, 2017.

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Alternate-Colored Kapu-Kokeko Event Pokémon Distribution Details

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Level: 60
Poké ball: Cherish Ball
Type: Electric/Fairy
Ability: Electric Surge
Held Item: Electric Seed
Attack 1: Nature's Madness
Attack 2: Discharge
Attack 3: Agility
Attack 4: Electro Ball

Z-Move - Guardian of Alola

If the player has obtained the Tapunium Z (Kapu-Z カプZ) by battling Kapu-Kokeko at the Ruins of Conflict, they can upgrade Nature's Madness to the special Z-Move Guardian of Alola.

Guardian Guardian

How to Obtain the Serial Code for Kapu-Kokeko

If a player purchases a copy of Pocket Monsters Sun and Moon or shows the title screen on their Nintendo 3DS at a participating shop, they will receive a paper with a serial code written on it. The following shops are offering the serial code at participating locations: Apita·Piago, Aeon·Aeon Supercenter·Aeon Style·Aeon retail stores, Ito Yokado, EDION, GEO, Joshin Denki, TSUTAYA, Toys R Us, Nojima, Bic Camera, Fuji, Tay Two, Heiwado, Yamada Denki, Yodobashi Camera , WonderGOO, Pokémon Centers·Pokémon Stores, Amazon.co.jp, Rakuten Books and some 7-Eleven.

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Players can also obtain the code digitally from a Nintendo Zone via the 7-Eleven DS via 7-Spot. Those wishing to obtain the code from 7-Eleven must bring their Nintendo 3DS to a participating DS via 7-Spot and obtain the code through the app by opening the campaign page and then touching the "Get the Serial code (シリアルコードをゲット!)" button. Write down the serial code on a piece of paper before proceeding to a different screen.

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GET Pokémon Card Game Sun and Moon 5 Pack Campaign!

Starting on Friday, March 17th, 2017, when players buy 5 booster packs for the Pokémon Card Game, players can receive a promotinal card pack with at least 11 cards including: 9 energy cards, a Black Alternate-Colored Kapu-Kokeko card and a Salandit card.

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Kapu-Kokeko Appears on the March 23rd, 2017 Episode of Pocket Monsters Sun and Moon

The March 23rd, 2017 episode of the TV Anime series Pocket Monsters Sun and Moon titled: Intense Electric Shock Training! A Rematch with Kapu-Kokeko!! will feature Kapu-Kokeko. How will Satoshi and Pikachu fight against an opponent like Kapu-Kokeko who boasts overwhelming strength?! Don't miss this exciting episode!

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/sp/kapu-kokeko/

Article edited on 2017-03-28 08:48:55 by Sunain
Apr 20

Alternate-colored Mewtwo / Zygarde / Yveltal Event Pokémon Distributions

Posted by Sunain | April 20th 2016 at 05:22 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Games, Event Pokémon, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Pocket Monsters XY&Z
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An alternate-colored Mewtwo will be distributed at the Korean Nationals Qualifying event held at the Pangyo Hyundai Department Store in Seongnam, South Korea from May 5th, 2016 until May 8th, 2016 to players of X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. The level 100 Mewtwo has the ability Unnerve, know the moves Psystrike, Psychic, Recover and Aura Sphere and is holding the item Mewtwonite Y.

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Source: http://pokemonkorea.co.kr/wcs2016/

Yveltal and Zygarde - Serial Code Distribution - Pokémon XYZ

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To promote the airing of Pokémon XYZ on various kids stations in Korea, Yveltal and Zygarde serial codes were given out during broadcasts of the series for use in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. On April 20th, 2016, during the 8pm broadcast of the anime on Daekyo Kids TV and at 4pm on Animax, the serial code POKEMONXYZ was revealed to unlock Yveltal.

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The alternate-colored Yveltal is level 100, has the ability Dark Aura and know the moves Oblivion Wing, Sucker Punch, Dark Pulse and Foul Play.

On April 20th, 2016, during the 6pm broadcast of the anime on KBS Kids, the serial code ZYGARDE was revealed to unlock Zygarde. The alternate-colored Zygarde is level 100, has the ability Aura Break and know the moves Land's Wrath, Extreme Speed, Glare and Outrage.

Source: http://pokemonkorea.co.kr/?inc=news-news_view&IDX=10622

Article edited on 2016-04-20 05:28:17 by Sunain
Dec 17

TSG's Retro Pokémon Marathon December 17-20, 2015

Posted by TSS_Killer | December 17th 2015 at 05:41 PM EST
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Our friends over at TSG (TheSpeedGamers) is once again hosting a Pokémon Marathon for charity. This time they will be playing through the first two generations of Pokémon games on the Game Boy/Game Boy Color in a period of 72 hours.

TSG has been holding video game charity marathons since 2008, and they have raised over $500,000 for over a dozen different charities.

This Pokémon Marathon is raising money for Rocking H Ranch (Est. 1992), which in turn supports many different charities, including:

Paws for Reflection Ranch
Tara Sawyer Foundation
Trent's Retreat Nonprofit Foundation
Backpacks for Kids

If you would like to donate to Rocking H Ranch, click here.

We wish the best of luck to TSG during this marathon and we hope all donation goals are met. Game on!

Source: TSG.tv

Article edited on 2015-12-21 03:26:25 by Sunain
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