Calling all UK Pokémon Trainers, A Wild Tournament Appears!


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y fans rejoice, as Nintendo Europe have announced that they will be holding a Pokémon Battle Tournament right here on British soil, and you can register right here! The tournament will allow players of all ages and skill levels to compete in selected areas and GAME stores across the nation to win some incredible prizes as well as a fast track to the UK Pokémon VCG Championships in May this year. The competition will host regional qualifiers across the UK with the winners participating in the London finale on the 26th of April this year. There are four different levels to compete in:

Ultimate Pokémon Expert

The most challenging of the tournament heats, for trainers who are 13 and over, pits player against player in a double battle with flat rules (Some Legendaries banned, fighting with four of your six Pokémon all scaled down to lvl 50), this battle is the ultimate test of your skill as a trainer and your ability to use your Pokémon as a team. But there’s a pay off for all of your hard work, as the grand prize is a place in Round 2 for the winner and runner-up at the UK Pokémon VCG’s, and for the winner alone a seven night trip to Tokyo with travel, a place to stay and a visit to the Pokémon Center!

Junior Pokémon Expert

For those 12 and under, the Junior Pokémon Experts will use the same rules as the Ultimate’s, and the victor’s prize is a three night stay at Alton Towers Resort and a weekend ticket to the theme park! Once again the winner and runner-up will receive a boost to the second round of the Pokémon UK VCG’s and the dream of becoming a fully-fledged Pokémon master.

Pokémon Apprentice

Good good young apprentice… This more casual round will see players of all ages come together to strut their Poké-stuff as they engage in a double battle with normal rules, competing for the prize of a great bundle of 2014 3DS games and a hefty collection of Pokémon Trading Card Game packs.

Ultimate Pokémon Team

Definitely the heat with the most ‘awwww’ factor, this challenge sees families team-up with one 16+ member and one member under 12 battling it out with other family groups. The four-player match will be conducted under normal double battle rules and the spoils are a whopping £250 of Nintendo UK Online Store vouchers, and a four-person trip to London just in time for the EGX London Exhibition, which of course, the winners will receive tickets for!

The regional qualifiers will be held at the following locations soon, so grab your running shoes and head over to your nearest store to compete!

Saturday 1st March – Bullring, Birmingham 
Saturday 1st March – GAME Churchill Square, Brighton
Sunday 2nd March – GAME Murraygate, Dundee
Saturday 8th March – Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle
Saturday 8th March – GAME Hamleys, London
Saturday 8th March – GAME Cardiff St. David’s Centre
Saturday 15th March –  WestQuay, Southampton
Saturday 15th March – GAME Meadowhall, Sheffield
Saturday 15th March – GAME Castle Street, Banbury
Saturday 22nd March – Bluewater, Kent
Saturday 22nd March – GAME Back Of The Inns, Norwich
Saturday 22nd March – GAME Victoria Centre, Nottingham
Saturday 29th March – Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester
Saturday 29th March – GAME Westfield Stratford City, London
Saturday 5th April – Intu Braehead, Glasgow
Saturday 5th April – GAME Cribbs Causeway, Bristol

The Pokémon Battle Tournament UK begins on the 1st of March. Sign up now for your chance to be the very best!

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