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logoThe Pokémon Platinum Version video game is coming to Nintendo DS on March 22nd and this spring Pokémon Trainers around the globe will battle for a chance to win it all at the 2009 Pokémon Video Game World Championships!

For Pokémon Trainers, it could not possibly get more exciting than this. Pokémon Video Game Regional Tournaments will be held this spring throughout the United States and Europe and the competition is guaranteed to be intense. Trainers tough enough to quality will earn an invitation and travel award to participate in the Pokémon Video Game National Championships held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 27th and 28th.

Pokémon Trainers who have the skill to quality at the National level will earn an invitation and travel award to the ultimate stage -- at the Pokémon Video Game World Championships! This prestigious event will take place in San Diego, California on August 14th and 15th.

Detailed rules will be announced in the coming weeks, but for now we can reveal the Pokémon Trainers will compete using the 2-on-2 Double Cup format, with no Pokémon allowed to exceed level 50. Stay tuned for more information about which Pokémon will be restricted.

The competition will take place exclusively using Pokémon Platinum Version, so be sure to pick up the game when it is released on March 22nd. With new adventures, never-before-seen Formes of powerful Pokémon and expanded online options, Pokémon Platinum Version has plenty of new surprises for Pokémon fans.

The Pokémon Video Game World Championships will showcase the world's best Pokémon Trainers and their prized Pokémon. When the competition begins, will you be prepared for battle? To participate in the Pokémon Video Game Championships, you'll need to bring your own copy of Pokémon Platinum Version.

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