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Tags: TCG, Games, Press Release, Pokémon Center, Pokémon World Championships, Pokkén Tournament DX
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 - DetailsThe 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.
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 RegistrationEntry 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 EventsSide 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 OpenAttendees 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 QualifierBattle 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.
StreamingFollow 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.
Checking InDay 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 RegistrationRegistration 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 CompetitorsQualified 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 CompetitorsPlayers 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 SpectatorsSpectator 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
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, Detective Pikachu, Pokkén Tournament DX
Detective Pikachu opens his casebook on Nintendo 3DS systems, and Blastoise surfs onto the battlefield in Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo SwitchGet ready to embark on an epic action-adventure game like no other with a very special Pikachu and his good friend Tim. Join the unlikely duo as they work to uncover the mysteries of Ryme City and find Tim’s missing father in Detective Pikachu. The game is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Detective Pikachu features:
- The ultimate crime-busting duo – Team up with self-proclaimed great Detective Pikachu. You have never seen or heard a Pikachu like this one before.
- An incredible Pokémon metropolis – Venture among the people and Pokémon that fill the streets of Ryme City as you search high and low for clues.
- Opportunities to investigate Pokémon mysteries – Become the ultimate detective with Pikachu and search crime scenes, solve puzzles, talk to witnesses and find evidence to crack the case.
- Get help from Pikachu with Easy mode – New to sleuthing or need help uncovering evidence? Don’t worry, Detective Pikachu features an Easy Mode where Pikachu will provide handy hints.
A special extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo is also available now. The amiibo allows players to view all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier. These clips feature Pikachu’s quips and antics—and may even contain a hint.
To celebrate the launch of Detective Pikachu, a free Pikachu iMessage sticker set is available now on iOS. The sticker set includes eight stickers featuring Detective Pikachu in various poses. Fans who want to know more about the story of the game can check out the illustrated prequel story, “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case.” Taking place before Detective Pikachu teams up with Tim, the short story sets the scene for the video game. “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case” is available to download at no charge on Apple iBooks Store and Amazon’s Kindle Store now for a limited time.
Detective Pikachu is available now to purchase digitally or in-store at retail. For all information, please visit: https://detectivepikachu.pokemon.com/en-gb/
Also available today is the second wave of new content for the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. Prepare to wash away the competition as this wave of DLC unleashes the Water-type Battle Pokémon Blastoise, brand-new avatar items, new Trainer titles and two new Support Pokémon—the Mythical Pokémon Mew and Celebi. The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC is available now for £13.49. The Battle Pack includes this wave of content as well as the initial wave, which includes the Battle Pokémon Aegislash and Support Pokémon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Players who have already purchased the Battle Pack DLC will be able to simply download an update containing this second wave of characters.
YouTube Promo - Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 2 - Available Now - Nintendo Switch
Article edited on 2018-03-23 10:32:31 by Sunain
Tags: Patches, Nintendo Switch, Pokkén Tournament DX
The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack grants immediate access to Avatar items upon purchase and two waves of DLC as they are released. The Battle Pack contains 2 new Battle Pokémon and 2 new Support Pokémon Sets. With these Pokémon joining the fray, the battle is just getting started!
Wave 1 released on January 31st, 2018 contains the Battle Pokémon Aegislash, a new Support Pokémon set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu and additional Avatar items.
Pokkén Tournament DX Version 1.2.0 Patch Notes:
- Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 1 compatibility has been added.
- Video capture compatibility added. Hold the Capture Button to capture up to 30 seconds of the previous footage.
- The system must be updated to Ver 4.0.0 or higher to use this feature.
- This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.
- Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
- If the system is connected to the Internet, the update will download and install automatically.
- Once you have updated the game, you will not be able to play back replay data from a previous version.
Complete These Steps:
- Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
- Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
- The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
- Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch, Pokkén Tournament DX
Nintendo Download, Jan. 11, 2018: Build Before You Buy!The Battle Pack is now available for purchase in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, and includes two Waves of Battle Pokémon and Support Pokémon Sets. Wave 1 of the Battle Pack contains Battle Pokémon Aegislash and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Aegislash can change between two formes, and players can wield them both. Wave 2 includes the new Battle Pokémon Blastoise and a new Support Pokémon Set featuring Mew and Celebi. Wave 1 will be available Jan. 31, and Wave 2 is scheduled for March 23. Both Waves of DLC are only available with purchase of the Battle Pack; they are not sold individually. Content will be available as it is released.
YouTube Clip - Nintendo Direct Mini 1.11.2018
YouTube Clip - POKKÉN TOURNAMENT DX [Nintendo Direct mini 2018.1.11]
Original YouTube Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFzRgLY9IG4
Article edited on 2018-01-31 09:17:55 by Sunain
Tags: Twitch, The Pokémon Company International, Pokkén Tournament DX
In-game content and emotes from Pokkén Tournament DX & TEKKEN with Twitch PrimeTo celebrate our expansion of Twitch Prime to Japan, starting today, Twitch Prime members around the world can claim amazing content from many of the top game publishers in Japan. This month, Twitch Prime members can receive Pokkén Tournament DX in-game items and twelve exclusive Pokémon emotes from The Pokémon Company, and eight TEKKEN emotes from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. This offer joins a golden classic card pack from Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone, in-game items from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, and more. An early present from Twitch Prime and Pokémon — Free in-game items for Pokkén Tournament DX!
This month, enjoy Pokkén Tournament DX Holiday themed avatar items and also twelve Pokémon emotes on Twitch. This offer includes:
· In-game Avatar Holiday Ornament Item: Redeem using code QRRZ7LBS4TDV in-game
· In-game Avatar Male Cat Whiskers Item with 7 color variations: Redeem using code LT48EFNGRBRZ in-game
· In-game Avatar Female Cat Whiskers Items with 7 color variations: Redeem using code L9VPUW8QN9TB in-game
· In-game Avatar Holiday Title Item: Redeem using code 5W6LEN4TNVF5 in-game
Pokkén Tournament Help and FAQs
Q. How do I access my Pokemon emotes?
A. As an active Twitch Prime member, they have been automatically added to your available Twitch Prime emotes.
Q. How long will I have the emotes?
A. The Pokemon emotes will be available until January 7th 2018.
Q. How do I use the emotes?
A. You can use the emotes in chat in any channel by selecting the emote from the emote selector menu or with text commands.
Q. How do I redeem my Pokken Tournament DX items?
A. Log into Pokken Tournament DX on your Nintendo Switch. On the home screen, hit X and go to “Special Code”. Enter the item codes there, and they will be added to your Avatar.
Q. What if I redeemed to the wrong account, can I switch?
A. No, once the code is used it cannot be transferred.
Article edited on 2017-12-07 08:20:36 by Sunain
Tags: Nintendo, Patches, Nintendo Switch, Pokkén Tournament DX
Pokkén Tournament DX Ver. 1.1.0 Patch Notes:
- Players can now participate in online Team Battles.
- A recording feature has been added to Free Training in Practice Mode.
- Players can get special titles based on their ranking in Official Group Matches.
- Official Group Matches are groups held officially for Pokkén Tournament DX. Rewards are only available for certain Official Group Matches.
- It is now possible to change how battle records are displayed.
- Battle records will be displayed when players enter a group.
- Team Battles are now available in Event Mode
- Adjustments have been made to some Pokémon and attacks.
|All Battle Pokémon||System||Fixed an issue that caused Support Pokémon to be called and Synergy Burst to be activated simultaneously when players press L and R while being hit with an attack that does not cause hit stun.|
|All Battle Pokémon||Double Jump||Fixed an issue where players couldn’t double jump diagonally after certain actions in Field Phase.
Fixed an issue where players couldn’t double jump while affected by a positive status increasing their number of jumps.
|Lucario||Forward Weak Attack||Fixed an issue that allowed Lucario to move during a Burst Attack’s animation when hit by a Burst Attack with specific timing.|
|Machamp||Burst Attack||Fixed an issue that allowed opponents to move during its Burst Attack’s animation.|
|Suicine||Aurora Beam||Fixed an issue where an Aurora Beam to the left or right couldn’t be used from a canceled Ranged Attack.|
|Gengar||Permeate||Fixed an issue that allowed players to use Permeate again after using Permeate, double jumping, and then using a Jumping Ranged Attack.|
|Chandelure||Overheat||Fixed an issue where Chandelure did not turn black when affected by a negative status when its action was interrupted by an opponent’s attack.|
|Chandelure||Forward Strong Attack (Synergy Burst active)||Fixed an issue that caused its stats to change after using Burst Attack.|
|Garchomp||Dragon Claw (Field Phase)||Fixed an issue where players couldn’t transition to Running Stance when canceling a Ranged Attack into this move.|
|Empoleon||Grab attack (Duel Phase)||Fixed an issue where some attacks would combo after a Phase Shift.|
|Scizor||Metal Claw||Fixed an issue where some attacks would combo after a Phase Shift.|
|Scizor||Bug Bite to dash step||Fixed an issue where Duel Phase moves could be used after a Phase Shift.|
|Decidueye||Razor Leaf to Soaring Stance to dash step||Fixed an issue where players could double jump even if they were not affected by a positive status increasing Decidueye’s number of jumps.|
|Decidueye||Soaring Stance||Fixed an issue where players temporarily lost control of the Pokémon after it was hit by an attack with specific timing.|
|Decidueye||Soaring Stance to Strong Attack||Fixed an issue where when only the first hit connected, opponents were unable to move even after the hit stun had finished.|
Article edited on 2017-11-15 01:45:04 by Sunain