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Mar 15

Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying

Posted by Sunain | March 15th 2017 at 03:01 AM EDT
Tags: YouTube, Pokémon World Championships, Pokémon Video Game National Championships
Comments: 0
The fifth online competition for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been announced. Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2017予選) will take place from April 28th, 2017 until May 8th, 2017 at 8:59 JST. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2017予選)

Region: Japan
Registration Period: Junior Category / Senior Category - Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 14:00 until Friday, April 28th at 8:59 JST
Master Category: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 14:00 until Saturday, April 15th at 8:59 JST
Tournament Period: Junior Category / Senior Category: April 28th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 1st, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule A: April 15th, 2017 at 9:00 until April 17th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule B: April 21st, 2017 at 9:00 until April 23rd, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule C: April 26th, 2017 at 9:00 until April 28th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule D: April 30th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 2nd, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule E: May 6th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 8th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Ranking Results Announcement: Late May 2017
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2006 or later
Senior: Born on or after January 1st, 2002 til December 31st, 2005.
Masters Division: Born 2001 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could only use Pokémon No. 01 to 301 from the Alola region Pokédex. Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, and Magearna could not be used. Pokémon must also be the Alola Form.
Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying is a tournament that decides the best Pokémon trainers in Japan. The results of this competition will determine who gets to compete as a representative of Japan against the world's best Pokémon trainers at the Pokémon World Championships being held in Anaheim, California, USA in August 2017.

The top 50 players in each category will be invited to participate in the PJCS2017 live event. It is not necessary to participate in all five Master Category schedules to earn the right to participate in the live competition in the Master Category. If a player participates in at least three schedules and plays at least 3 games or more in each schedule, the ranking results will be calculated and published.
Competition Rules
• Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
• Mega Stones are not permitted.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle.
If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 9am JST.
• Up to 20 matches in total can be played in each schedule.
YouTube Promotional Video

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/48da1b87-fcaf-4641-9eeb-73a3943bf890

Article edited on 2017-03-15 05:01:43 by Sunain
Aug 12

Entry Restrictions at the 2016 World Championships / Play! Pokémon Changes in 2017

Posted by Sunain | August 12th 2016 at 08:28 PM EDT
Tags: Video Games, TCG, Press Release, Pokémon World Championships
Comments: 2

The official Pokémon website has announced that for the 2016 World Championships that take place in San Francisco from August 19th until August 21st, 2016, the general public will be unable to attend due to limited venue space. Fans wishing to see the World Championships are being told to watch the stream of the event.

Also announced were changes to the upcoming Play! Pokémon 2017 Championship Series. More money will be given out to players as well as additional travel certificates to make it easier for players to be able to attend events.

Entry Restrictions at the 2016 World Championships

Please read this important message about new venue entry regulations for the 2016 Pokémon World Championships.

Due to limited venue capacity and overwhelming demand, the 2016 Pokémon World Championships will be closed to the general public in the interest of providing the best possible event experience to our qualified players and their families. While the event has been open to the public in years past, only invited players and their families will be permitted to enter the venue this year, and everyone must have an official event badge.

Each invited player will be given a Player badge. Each invited player under 18 years of age will be guaranteed one Guest badge at check-in, to allow one parent or guardian into the event venue. We will do our best to accommodate additional family members of invited players, but attendees should note that additional Guest badges are not guaranteed. Any additional Guest badges will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and supplies are limited. An email with these details is being sent to invited players.

Fans who want to follow the action from the 2016 Pokémon World Championships can head to Pokemon.com/Live, where we'll be broadcasting Pokémon Trading Card Game, video game, and Pokkén Tournament matches all weekend long. Thank you for understanding the changes to the event's attendance in 2016.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/entry-restrictions-at-the-2016-world-championships/

Big Play! Pokémon Changes on the Way for 2017

Check out the major revisions coming to the world of competitive Pokémon gaming.

Get ready for an epic year of competitive Pokémon TCG and video game battling at all levels—including the Championship Series—with all-new events in the 2017 Play! Pokémon season. We're making significant changes to the program to improve players' chances to compete and win across the world. Take a look.

This year, we're introducing a new Championship Series event in each of the four core rating zones. The European Championships, North American Championships, Latin American Championships, and Asia Pacific Championships will take place throughout the season and are open to all players worldwide. These amazing events will feature high Championship Point payouts and a total prize pool of nearly $250,000 per event. In addition, Travel Awards and Stipends will be available to players worldwide based on Championship Point performance in their home rating zone. Travel Awards and Stipends available for each of these events may vary by rating zone and by age division. Stay tuned for more details closer to the events.

Pokémon Regional Championships will now be more accessible to players around the world and will feature bigger prizes. Every Regionals will offer more than $50,000 in prize money, scholarships, and Travel Certificates based on attendance. These competitions will be spread more evenly throughout the 2017 Championship Series season instead of clustered over several weekends during the year, making it easier for players to attend multiple Regionals throughout the season. There are no residency restrictions for 2017 Pokémon Regional Championships; players are free to travel to foreign events. Travel Certificates earned at Regionals will be deposited to a travel account that winners may use as they wish.

City Championships will now be known as League Cup events. Participating hobby stores will be eligible to host one League Cup event per quarter, giving Pokémon TCG players more opportunities to play in their local area. The Championship Points structure for top finishers at a League Cup event will be the same as for the former City Championships. Also, Pokémon League Challenges will return as entry-level events, giving Pokémon TCG players a great place to get started and even more opportunities to compete in local events.

The Premier Challenge and Midseason Showdown events will return in the 2017 Championship Series season as local events for Pokémon video game players. Premier Challenges will provide players with frequent opportunities to play at local events and to try out new strategies in smaller events. Midseason Showdowns are larger events that will give players the opportunity to compete for a greater number of Championship Points in their local area.

At every event listed above, players can earn Championship Points to qualify for the most prestigious event in the Championship Series: the Pokémon World Championships. Championship Point totals needed to qualify for the 2017 World Championships will be announced in September.

Play! Pokémon will no longer host Pokémon State or National Championships. The Play! Pokémon team may approve independently operated National Championships on a case-by-case basis. The Championship Points and prizes available at these events will vary.

We look forward to seeing you at Play! Pokémon events during the 2017 season. Good luck throughout the year on your climb toward the title of Pokémon World Champion.

Stay tuned for more information on specific events during the 2017 Championship Series season.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/big-play-pokemon-changes-on-the-way-for-2017/

Article edited on 2016-08-12 08:28:28 by Sunain
Dec 09

New Details about the 2016 Pokémon World Championships

Posted by Sunain | December 9th 2015 at 03:16 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon World Championships
Comments: 2
The official Pokémon website has announced new details about the 2016 Pokémon World Championships. Players from all over the globe will head to San Francisco on August 19th to 21st, 2016, to try to become the next Pokémon TCG or Video Game World Champion! The three-day event will take place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. The Pokémon World Championships is an invitation-only competition for players who have qualified throughout the 2016 Championship Series season, but there will be fun side events and other opportunities for everyone who attends!


Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2016/about/

Article edited on 2015-12-09 03:17:49 by Sunain
Oct 30

Pokémon World Championships 2015 Winning Bangiras

Posted by Sunain | October 30th 2015 at 06:31 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, Pokémon World Championships, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Store
Comments: 0
From November 7th, 2015 until December 6th, 2015, all Pokémon Center, Pokémon Stores and the Hokuriku Oyabe Pokémon Store Outlet will be distributing an alternate-colored Bangiras that matches the one that Kotone Yasue used to become the Junior Division Pokémon World Champion. It will be distributed to players of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


According to the official Pokémon website, Kotone Yasue's Bangiras knew the Moves: Crunch, Rock Slide, Low Kick and Protect. Its Nature was Adamant, it was holding a Life Orb and its Ability was Sand Stream.

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2015/teams/juniors/#team-kotone-yasue-japan-world-champion and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/10/151030_p01.html

Article edited on 2015-10-30 06:33:22 by Sunain
Aug 23

2015 Pokémon World Champions / Police Arrest Suspects at 2015 Worlds / San Francisco 2016

Posted by Sunain | August 23rd 2015 at 06:24 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Pokémon World Championships
Comments: 0
The World Finals for the TCG and Video Games championships were held on August 23rd, 2015 in Boston, MA, United States. Players from around the world competed at the tournament.

2015 Pokémon World Champions

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Masters TCG Champion: Jacob Van Wagner (USA)
Senior TCG Champion: Patrick Martinez (USA)
Junior TCG Champion: Rowan Stavenow (Canada)

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Masters VG Champion: Shoma Honami (Japan)
Senior VG Champion: Mark McQuillan (Great Britain)
Junior VG Champion: Kotone Yasue (Japan)

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/meet-the-2015-pokemon-world-champions/

Boston Police Department Thwarts Two Armed Suspects

The Boston Police Department arrested 2 suspects, 18 year old Kevin Norton and 27 year old James Stumbo from Iowa, United States for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and other firearm related offenses. The FBI is assisting the police department with the investigation of this matter.

The Pokemon Company said they were made aware of the threats which were posted on social media.

"Prior to the event this weekend, our community of players made us aware of a security issue. We gathered information and gave it as soon as possible to the authorities at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center who acted swiftly and spearheaded communication with the Boston Police Department. Due to quick action, the potential threat was resolved. The Pokémon Company International takes the safety of our fans seriously and will continue to ensure proper security measures are a priority."

Source: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/29860467/2-men-arrested-with-several-guns-near-pokemon-world-championship

Update September 1st, 2015:

The two men will be held without bail for at least four months as they await trial.

2016 Pokémon World Championships - San Francisco

During the closing ceremonies, it was announced that the 2016 Pokémon World Championships will be held in San Francisco, CA, United States.


Source: https://twitter.com/Pokemon/status/635540662088171520

Article edited on 2015-09-02 02:56:54 by Sunain
Aug 21

Pokkén Tournament heading to the Nintendo Wii U

Posted by Sunain | August 21st 2015 at 02:05 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo Wii U, YouTube, Pokémon World Championships, POKKÉN TOURNAMENT
Comments: 0
At the Opening Ceremonies of the 2015 Pokémon World Championships, it was announced that Pokkén Tournament would be released on the Nintendo Wii U in the Spring of 2016.


Pokkén Tournament Battles Its Way onto Wii U

Arcade Hit Comes to Nintendo’s Wii U in Spring 2016 - The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo today announced the upcoming release of Pokkén Tournament for Nintendo’s Wii U. Currently an arcade game available only in Japan, Pokkén Tournament for Wii U will be released worldwide in spring 2016.

Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., producers of TEKKEN®, one of the most successful fighting-game franchises in history, Pokkén Tournament brings Pokémon to life in a way never before seen, where Pokémon in battle move in direct response to the player’s actions. The intuitive controls make this fighting game accessible to players of all skill levels, and the stunning visuals emphasise the size and power of each Pokémon.

“Pokkén Tournament combines the best elements of a traditional fighting game with an authentic Pokémon experience,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “Fans will be thrilled to see their favourite Pokémon battle in a whole new way.”

YouTube Trailer

Article edited on 2015-08-23 08:18:49 by Sunain

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