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Pokémon Video Game Championship Series

Returning in 2015



The Pokémon Video Game Championship Series is back, and the search for Australia and New Zealand's best Pokémon Trainers is on! If you enjoy Pokémon Video Games and want to meet other Pokémon fans, then come along and join in the fun at one of the events taking place in Australia and New Zealand.

In previous years in Australia and New Zealand, players competed at Regional Championship events and top finishers were awarded travel awards to the National Championships, where they could compete for qualification and travel awards to the World Championships. In the 2015 season, players will be able to compete in more events than ever as the series expands with the introduction of Premier Challenge Tournaments and Championship Points that build toward coveted World Championships invitations and travel awards to the Pokémon Video Game World Championships held in Boston, U.S. in August!





2015 Pokémon video game
regional championships

The Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships are back and will be held from April 11 through to May 16 at the below locations. Anyone can attend, and players who place in the top 2 in each age division will receive flights and accommodation to the 2015 Pokémon Video Game Australian. National Championships, with details to be announced soon!

Brisbane

Saturday 11th April
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
South Bank
9:00am - 6:00pm
Registration closes 10:00am

Melbourne

Sunday 3rd May
Collingwood Town Hall
Collingwood

Sydney

Saturday 18th April
Paddington Town Hall
Paddington
9:00am - 7:00pm
Registration closes 10:00am

Auckland (NZ)

Saturday 9th May
Aotea Centre
Auckland

Perth

Sunday 26th April
Perth Arena
Perth

Adelaide

Saturday 16th May
The Ellington
Hackney


    

2015 Pokémon video game
national championships

Stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding the 2015 Pokémon Video Game National Championships.


What games will be played?

The 2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series will be played exclusively using Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS.

What are the age divisions?

Junior Division: Born in 2004 or later
Senior Division: Born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier

What are the rules?

To read the rules in full, please click here.

Key Rules:

  • Battles will take place in Double Battle format, where each player selects four Pokémon from his or her party of six to battle with.
  • Pokémon used must have a blue pentagon in the Pokémon summary screen.
  • Pokémon above Level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration of battle.
  • No two Pokémon may hold the same item.
  • The following Pokémon may not be on a player's team:

    • 150 - Mewtwo
    • 151 - Mew
    • 249 - Lugia
    • 250 - Ho-Oh
    • 251 - Celebi
    • 382 - Kyogre
    • 383 - Groudon
    • 384 - Rayquaza
    • 385 - Jirachi
    • 386 - Deoxys
    • 483 - Dialga
    • 484 - Palkia
    • 487 - Giratina
    • 489 - Phione
    • 490 - Manaphy
    • 491 - Darkrai
    • 492 - Shaymin
    • 493 - Arceus
    • 494 - Victini
    • 643 - Reshiram
    • 644 - Zekrom
    • 646 - Kyurem
    • 647 - Keldeo
    • 648 - Meloetta
    • 649 - Genesect
    • 716 - Xerneas
    • 717 - Yveltal
    • 718 - Zygarde
    • 719 - Diancie

How do Championship Points work?

With the introduction of Championship Points in 2015, players in Australia and New Zealand will compete in the Asia-Pacific Rating Zone, with the top placed players in each age division qualifying for invitation to the Pokémon Video Game World Championships based on their Championship Points standing at the end of the season.

Pokémon Video Game World Championships qualification invitations for Asia-Pacific Rating Zone:
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier - Top 18
Senior Division: Born in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 - Top 18
Junior Division: Born in 2004 or later - Top 10

For more information regarding the accrual of Championship Points, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/earn-championship-points-vg/

What are the prizes?

Just for competing, all players will receive a Pokémon Video Game Championship Series lanyard and competitor card.

Players who place in the top 2 in each age division at each Regional Championship event will receive flights and accommodation to the 2015 Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships, with details to be announced soon!

In addition, at the end of the season, the top two placed players in each age division from the Asia-Pacific Rating Zone will receive a travel award to the 2015 Pokémon Video Game World Championships in Boston,U.S.!

Premier Challenge Tournaments

New in the 2015 season in Australia and New Zealand, Premier Challenges allow specially approved Tournament Organisers to run video game events at locations in Australia and New Zealand, with all players receiving Championship Points for participating. Premier Challenges will provide a good opportunity for players to enjoy playing Pokémon with other fans and gain valuable experience at smaller events in the lead up to the Regional and National Championships

Keep up to date with the details and locations of Premier Challenges at: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/find-an-event/

How to prepare and what to bring:

  • One of the Nintendo 3DS family systems (fully charged!)
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Game Card or Download version
  • Play! Pokémon Identification Number (Player ID)

    Players will need to have a Play! Pokémon Identification Number (Player ID) to track their tournament play throughout the season - players should bring this Player ID number to all events they attend

    If you don't have a Player ID, you will need to register a Pokémon Trainer Club account, and the player ID number can be found in the Play! Pokémon Account tab.

    Please visit: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-trainer-club/sign-up/
  • Players are also encouraged to print and complete a registration form and team list to allow for faster registration on event day. Click here



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