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Dec 17

Pokémon Players Cup III

Posted by Sunain | December 17th 2020 at 02:08 PM EST
Tags: TCG, Games, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Players Cup
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The Pokémon Company International has announced the details for the Pokémon Players Cup III which begins in begins January 2021 and includes the TCG and Video Games.

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Pokémon Players Cup III Begins January 2021, Includes TCG and Video Games

Get the info you need to participate in and watch the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Pokkén Tournament DX competition.

Get ready, Trainers! The Pokémon Players Cup III online tournament is approaching. This exciting competition will take place January through April 2021, and it will see some of the best Pokémon Trainers from around the world square off to win prizes and glory. Participation in the Pokémon Players Cup III is open to all Masters Division players, and the tournament will take place entirely online.

There will be three separate competitions in the Pokémon Players Cup III—one featuring the Pokémon Trading Card Game, one featuring the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, and one featuring the Pokkén Tournament DX video game.

Eligible competitors can earn their places in the Region Qualifiers through qualifying events. To participate in these events, players MUST have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have a Player ID by January 18 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Pokémon TCG players also need to have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with a Player ID attached to their PTC account between October 18 and January 18 to participate.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video game players will battle in the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier to lock in a spot for the Region Qualifiers. Video game players need to have linked their Pokémon Trainer Club account to their Nintendo account before the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier begins.

Pokémon TCG players will compete in tournaments during a qualifying period in the Pokémon TCG Online.

Pokkén Tournament DX players will compete in Online Qualifiers within their region. All players will be required to register online before the qualification date and will need an account with both Discord and Battlefy to participate.

All Pokémon Players Cup III events will be streamed so fans can watch the thrilling battles and cheer on their favorite competitors. You can follow along on www.pokemon.com, on Twitch, or on YouTube. Our team of experts will be on hand to provide insightful commentary on all the action. G

Good luck, Trainers!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-players-cup-iii-begins-january-2021-includes-tcg-and-video-games/

Pokémon Players Cup III: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Video Game Event Information

Masters Division Pokémon Trainers competing in the third Pokémon Players Cup for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will battle through several tournament phases. Battles in each phase will adhere to current Pokémon Video Game Championships rules.

In the first phase, players will compete to maximize their placement in the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier, which will take place from Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PST through Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST. The top players by rating zone—after removing ineligible players—will advance to be able to register for the Pokémon Players Cup III Region Qualifiers. Players will need to link their Nintendo Account to their Pokémon Trainer Club account before the competition to be eligible.

More information about the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier will be released at a later date.

Players Advancing from the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier

  • North America rating zone (US and Canada): 256 players
  • Europe rating zone (Europe): 256 players
  • Latin America rating zone (Latin America and Caribbean): 256 players
  • Oceania rating zone (Oceania): 128 players
The Oceania rating zone comprises only Australia and New Zealand.

In March, these players will compete in a Region Qualifier within their region (based on rating zone, excluding South Africa and Russia). Each Region Qualifier will be a separate double-elimination bracket taking place over two weekends so that play times can be optimized by rating zone. Players will be required to register their team online before the first Region Qualifier date and will need an account with both Discord and Battlefy to participate.

Matches will be best of three and will use the Ranked Battles rules. Specific details on rules and report times will be available closer to the event.

Check back for full tournament rules at a later date.

Pokémon Players Cup III Region Qualifier Schedule

March 20: Double-elimination bracket play until 16 players remain in each region
March 27: Bracket play continues until 4 players remain in each region

Pokémon Players Cup III Global Finals

The Global Finals will include 16 players—4 from each Region Qualifier. The finals will be a new double-elimination bracket, and players will be able to submit a new team list. The Global Finals will be played on April 10­–11 at a time to be determined and sent to finalists via email.

Pokémon Players Cup III Eligibility

The following players will not be eligible to participate in the Region Qualifiers.

  • Players who were born in 2005 or later (Junior and Senior Divisions, based on the 2021 season)
  • Players who reside outside countries supported by the following Play! Pokémon rating zones: North America (US and Canada), Europe, Latin America, and Oceania
  • Players who have not opted in to the Play! Pokémon Terms of Use
  • Players who are unable to abide by the VGC tournament rules
Additional eligibility rules may apply.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup-iii/vg-event-info/

Pokémon Players Cup III: Pokémon TCG Event Information

Pokémon Trading Card Game matches for the Pokémon Players Cup III will take place via the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Eligible Masters Division players will compete through several tournament phases for glory, bragging rights, and prizes.

In the first phase, players will compete to reach the top of their rating zone's Pokémon TCG Online Tournament Rep leaderboard in the Standard format for the month of February 2021. The top players in each rating zone—after removing ineligible players—will advance and be able to register for the Pokémon Players Cup III Region Qualifiers. There is no charge to register.

Pokémon Players Cup III and the February Leaderboard

The Players Cup III will continue to use the new feature first rolled out for the second Players Cup. All eligible players will have 50 Tournament Keys added to their Pokémon TCG Online account prior to the start of the open qualifier period, which runs from January 26 at 10:00 a.m. PST to February 26 at 9:59 a.m. PST. Each Tournament Key provides one entry into a special Standard format Pokémon Players Cup III qualifier tournament queue. No additional Tournament Keys will be distributed during the qualifier period, so every eligible player will have the same number of chances to qualify during the Pokémon Players Cup III open qualifier phase!

Additionally, Tournament Rep awards will be disabled for all other Standard format tournament queues for the duration of the qualification period, so the only players that will appear on the February Standard format Tournament Rep leaderboard will be those participating in the Pokémon Players Cup III qualifier tournaments.

In order to receive these Tournament Keys, a player must meet all the eligibility requirements and have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with a Pokémon Trainer Club account that has a linked Player ID between the dates of October 18, 2020, and January 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST. Tournament Keys will appear in accounts on January 25.

As a reminder, starting with the second Players Cup, the way Tournament Rep is calculated has been updated. Tournament Rep points will be awarded as follows.

  • 1st place: 5 points
  • 2nd place: 3 points
  • 3rd & 4th place: 1 point each
  • 5th–8th place: 0 points

Players Advancing from the February Leaderboard

  • North America rating zone (US and Canada): 256 players
  • Europe rating zone (Europe): 256 players
  • Latin America rating zone (Latin America and Caribbean): 256 players
  • Oceania rating zone (Australia and New Zealand): 128 players
In March, these players will compete in a Region Qualifier within their region (based on rating zone, excluding South Africa and Russia). Each Region Qualifier will be a separate double-elimination bracket taking place over two weekends so play times can be optimized by rating zone. Players will be required to register their deck list online before the first Region Qualifier date and will need an account with both Discord and Battlefy to participate.

Matches will be best of three and will use the Standard format. Specific details on rules and report times will be available closer to the event.

Check back for the full tournament rules.

Pokémon Players Cup III Regional Online Qualifier Schedule

March 20: Double-elimination bracket play until 16 players remain in each region
March 27: Bracket play continues until 4 players remain in each region

The players handbook and email communication will provide the specific play time for each region, which will be announced closer to the event date.

Pokémon Players Cup III Global Finals

The Global Finals will include 16 players—4 from each Region Qualifier. The finals will be a new double-elimination bracket, and players will be able to submit a new deck list. The Global Finals will be played April 10–11 at a time to be determined and sent to finalists via email.

Pokémon Players Cup III Eligibility

The following players will not be eligible to participate in the Region Qualifiers.

  • Players who were born in 2005 or later (Junior and Senior Divisions, based on the 2021 season)
  • Players who reside outside countries supported by the following Play! Pokémon rating zones: North America (US and Canada), Europe, Latin America, and Oceania
  • Players who have not opted in to the Play! Pokémon Terms of Use
  • Players who do not log in to the Pokémon TCG Online between October 18, 2020, and January 18, 2021, at 18:00 UTC after successfully opting in to the Play! Pokémon Terms of Use and receiving a Player ID
Additional eligibility rules may apply. *All details, including rules, dates, and eligibility are subject to change.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup-iii/tcg-event-info/

Article edited on 2020-12-17 02:09:12 by Sunain
Dec 01

Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2020 at 01:20 PM EST
Tags: Games, Press Release, YouTube
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The Pokémon Company has announced a new Minigames and Activities website called Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest which will be active from December 1st, 2020 until January 3rd, 2021. Pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Play Minigames and Enjoy Fun Activities at Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest

Visit this kid-centric website to play seasonal minigames, complete activities, and collect Pokémon badges.

Looking for some fun diversions to keep young Pokémon fans entertained this season? Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest is here to help! From December 1, 2020, to January 3, 2021, you can visit this special website to play minigames and enjoy a variety of activities. By playing games and completing special events, you can collect Pokémon badges that highlight your accomplishments. You may even discover badges featuring amazing Legendary and Mythical Pokémon!

Head over to the Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest website now to begin your wintertime Pokémon adventure!

YouTube Clip - Get Ready for Winter Fun with Pikachu and Friends!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLXt_roIjhc

Join the fun this festive season with the Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest

The Pokémon Company International announces Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest, a fun-filled website for younger Pokémon fans

Today, The Pokémon Company International launched Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest, a new website designed for younger Trainers. From December 1, 2020, at 6 a.m. PT until January 3, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PT, aspiring Pokémon Trainers will be able to access a variety of free to-play minigames and activities and to test their Pokémon knowledge on mobile devices, tablets, and computers that have a web browser.

The main objective in Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest is to earn Razz Berries. Once players earn a certain number of Razz Berries during a game, they will be awarded a badge pouch containing Pokémon badges to add to their collection. There are over 890 Pokémon badges to collect! Razz Berries collected by players are also added to their team’s daily total, which will add to their progress in the team races. The first team to cross a race checkpoint will be awarded an in-game item.

Players can also earn extra Razz Berries and Pokémon badges by reaching milestones in the team races, using the daily rewards wheel, or collecting special daily rewards. They can even collect Legendary Pokémon badges when obtaining Legendary pouches, and Mythical Pokémon badges by completing the daily Mythical missions!

Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest features the following minigames and activities:

Battle Dunk
Tapping with their mouse or fingers to aim and release their selected Pokémon, players will need to knock as many enemy Pokémon out of the arena as they can without running out of energy. But be very careful—the other Pokémon are also trying to knock you out of the arena!

Pair Up
In a quickfire matching game, players will have 60 seconds to test their Pokémon knowledge and find the matching cards as quickly as possible for the best score. This game has four levels of difficulty: match all of the same Pokémon together, match each Pokémon with its Evolution, match each Pokémon with a card showing its correct type, or match each Pokémon with a card showing a type that it is weak against!

Relay Ridge
In this obstacle course, players will need to get as far as they can by safely moving Pokémon along the top of the cliff without falling off or hitting too many obstacles. When reaching checkpoints, Pokémon will automatically swap, their health will be restored, and Razz Berries will be rewarded.

Snow Holes
A group of Diglett is causing chaos in the snow fields and threatening to break the ice! Players will need to get rid of them by tapping as quickly as possible. Dugtrio might even make an appearance for a bonus round!

Waterfall Crossing
In this minigame, players will need to help Pokémon cross the river safely, by bouncing them across on their raft using their mouse or fingers. But they must also watch out for Jigglypuff! This Pokémon will make the players’ Pokémon fall asleep, and players will need to spend precious time waking them up!

Winter Fest Scene Creator
This corner of Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest will give Trainers a platform to express their creativity by putting together their very own Winter Fest scene filled with Pokémon. A range of characters, backgrounds and items are available to be added to the picture, creating fun and wintry scenes.

Article edited on 2020-12-03 02:26:58 by Sunain
Oct 25

Which Pokémon Games Did You Play?

Posted by Sunain | October 25th 2019 at 08:42 AM EDT
Tags: Games, Red and Green
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Pocket Monsters Red and Green were released in 1996. A booklet called Which Pokémon Games Did You Play? (キミが遊んだのはどのポケモン?), reviews the 23 year history of the "Pocket Monsters" game series. If you read this booklet, you will be able to relive the fun memories of the "Pocket Monsters" games that you played! The booklet is also available on the web for free in PDF form, so be sure to check it out. Also, the physical version of the booklet is being distributed well at game stores nationwide in Japan.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/10/191025_gm01.html

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Article edited on 2019-10-25 01:23:06 by Sunain
Jul 22

TiMi Studio Group and the The Pokémon Company Announce a New Pokémon Game

Posted by Sunain | July 22nd 2019 at 09:29 AM EDT
Tags: Games, Press Release, Tencent, TiMi Studio Group, Pokémon UNITE
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China’s Tencent Games and the The Pokémon Company have announced a partnership to develop a new game but no details were announced nor what platform it will be released on. The game will be worked on by TiMi Studio Group who have created games such as Arena of Valor and Call of Duty Mobile.

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Source: https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4396915061563565

Article edited on 2019-10-09 10:51:46 by Sunain
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
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