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Game Freak Nintendo / The Pokémon Company Nintendo DS June 23rd, 2012 (JPN)
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B2W2 Wi-Fi Tournaments

Wi-Fi competitions are held on the Pokémon Global Link. Participants of the tournaments need to register on the Pokémon Global Link by going to the Wi-Fi Competitions links while logged into the site.

Players then need to setup their Battle Box by going to a Pokémon Center in the game and access the PC. Choose "Someone's PC" and then choose "Battle Box." Players can then choose up to 6 Pokémon and move them to their Battle Box for use in the Wi-Fi competition.

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List of Tournaments

Below is a list of the tournaments that took place throughout the world. Each description details the specific rules for the competition as each one had their own list.

2013 Global Showdown (2013グローバルショーダウン), 2013 June International Challenge (2013 インターナショナルチャレンジ JUNE), 2013 Spring Friendly, 2013 April International Challenge (2013 インターナショナルチャレンジ APRIL), Japan Cup 2013 (ジャパンカップ2013), NicoNico Championships 2013 (ニコニコ超選手権2013), 2013 March International Challenge (インターナショナルチャレンジ), Kanto Cup (カントーカップ), 2013 Winter Friendly—January, 2013 International Challenge (インターナショナルチャレンジ), Christmas Cup (クリスマスカップ), 2012 VGCS Winter Battle, Eievui Cup (イーブイカップ), Pokémon Center Cup (ポケモンセンターカップ オンライン), All Star Cup 2012 (オールスターカップ2012), The Beginning Cup (ビギニングカップ).

2013 Global Showdown (2013グローバルショーダウン)

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Region: International
Registration Period: July 19th, 2013 at 13:00 until July 25th, 2013 at 23:59
Tournament Period: July 26th, 2013 at 00:00 until July 29th, 2013 at 23:59
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Chatot
Entry Gift:
The 2013 Global Showdown tournament for Black 2 & White 2 was open to all regions to participate against each other but was limited to 50,000 participants.

There was three entry categories: Junior (born after 2002), Senior (born between 1998 and 2001) and Master (born before 1997). The moves Dark Void and Sky Drop couldn't be used. Soul Dew couldn't be held by a Pokémon.

This was the final competition hosted at the current PGL website! Those who participate in this competition received priority opportunity to participate in a test competition featuring Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, hosted at the new PGL website!

2013 June International Challenge (2013 インターナショナルチャレンジ JUNE)

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Region: International
Registration Period: June 14th, 2013 at 13:00 until June 20th, 2013 at 23:59
Tournament Period: June 21th at 00:00 until June 24th, 2013 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect
Entry Gift: Ganlon Berry, Petaya Berry, Apicot Berry
The 2013 International Challenge which took place in June was the forth International tournament for Black 2 & White 2 that was open to all regions to participate against each other.

There was three entry categories: Junior (born after 2002), Senior (born between 1998 and 2001) and Master (born before 1997).

2013 Spring Friendly

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Information Description
Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, May 9, 2013 00:00 UTC through Thursday, May 16, 2013 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, May 17, 2013 00:00 UTC through Monday, May 20, 2013 23:59 UTC
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Unova Pokédex
Banned Pokémon: Pokémon may not hold the item Soul Dew and may not use the move Sky Drop or Dark Void during battle.
Entry Gift: Black Kyurem and White Kyurem C-Gears
Start training for a new Wi-Fi tournament! Registration has begun for the 2013 Spring Friendly at the Pokémon Global Link. This Wi-Fi Competition runs May 17–20 and includes players from all over the globe, so you can test your team against the world’s best! Plus, all qualifying players in the 2013 Spring Friendly will receive two C-Gear skins featuring Black Kyurem and Pokémon White Kyurem for their Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2 game!

The 2013 Spring Friendly features Single Battles, where all Pokémon are automatically set to Level 30 while participating. It is open to every Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, so check the rules to see which Pokémon are eligible before registering.

Players competing in the 2013 International Challenge April will be divided into two age divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1998 or later and Masters Division: Born 1997 or earlier

2013 April International Challenge (2013 インターナショナルチャレンジ APRIL)

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Region: International
Registration Period: April 12th, 2013 at 13:00 until April 18th, 2013 at 23:59
Tournament Period: April 19th at 00:00 until April 21th, 2013 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect
Entry Gift: Liechi Berry and a Salac Berry
The 2013 International Challenge which took place in March was the third International tournament for Black 2 & White 2 that was open to all regions to participate against each other.

There was three entry categories: Junior (born after 2002), Senior (born between 1998 and 2001) and Master (born before 1997).

Japan Cup 2013 (ジャパンカップ2013)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 26th, 2013 at 13:00 until May 2nd, 2013 at 23:59
Tournament Period: May 3rd at 00:00 until May 6th, 2013 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect
Entry Gift: Rowap Berry and Black Kyurem/White Kyurem C-Gear Skins
The Japan Cup 2013 took place in May in Japan was the second Japan Cup Tournament. There was three entry categories: Junior (born after 2002), Senior (born between 1998 and 2001) and Master (born before 1997).

It was later announced on April 18th, 2013, that to celebrate the Pokémon Global Link Japan Cup 2013 (ジャパンカップ2013), all those that registered and participated in the tournament could get the Black Kyurem or White Kyurem C-Gear skins as a gift. Dates Available for Japan: April 26th, 2013 at 13:00 until June 11th, 2013 at 16:00.

NicoNico Championships 2013 (ニコニコ超選手権2013)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 3rd, 2013 at 13:00 until April 5th, 2013 at 23:59
Tournament Period: April 6th, 2013 at 0:00 until April 8th, 2013 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect.
Entry Gift: None
The official Japanese Pokémon Global Link website has announced the NicoNico Championships 2013 (ニコニコ超選手権2013) Wi-Fi tournament on March 7th, 2013. NicoNico Douga is a popular video sharing website in Japan. The tournament was only open to players of the Japanese version of Pocket Monsters Black 2 and White 2 who were at least 18 years of age or older. The initial tournament took place from April 6th, 2013 until April 8th, 2013 with the top 4 players to be invited to a battle in real life at the NicoNico Conference 2 which took place April 27th, 2013 and April 28th, 2013. Further details on this tournament were revealed on March 22nd, 2013.

2013 March International Challenge (インターナショナルチャレンジ)

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Region: International
Registration Period: March 15th, 2013 at 13:00 until March 21st, 2013 at 23:59
Tournament Period: March 22nd at 00:00 until March 25th, 2013 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect
Entry Gift: Rowap Berry
The 2013 International Challenge which took place in March was the second International tournament for Black 2 & White 2 that was open to all regions to participate against each other.

There was three entry categories: Junior (born after 2002), Senior (born between 1998 and 2001) and Master (born before 1997).

Kanto Cup (カントーカップ)

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Region: International
Registration Period: February 15th, 2013 at 13:00 until February 22nd, 2013 at 23:59
Tournament Period: February 23rd, 2013 at 00:00 and goes until February 25th, 2013 at 23:59
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Kanto Dex
Banned Pokémon: Mew and Mewtwo
Entry Gift: C-Gear Skins
The Kanto Cup (カントーカップ) Wi-Fi tournament has been announced for all players of the Japanese versions of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. players. Registration for the tournament is from February 15th, 2013 at 13:00 until February 22nd, 2013 at 23:59. The tournament starts on February 23rd, 2013 at 00:00 and goes until February 25th, 2013 at 23:59. This tournament is a Single Battle and only Kanto Pokémon can participate with the exception of Mewtwo and Mew. All participants will receive the Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise C-Gear skin for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. They were previously only available in Black and White.

2013 Winter Friendly—January

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday,February 7, 2013 at 00:00 UTC until Thursday February 14, 2013 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 00:00 UTC until Monday, February 18, 2013 at 23:59 UTC
Battle Type: Rotation Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Chatot
Pokémon may not hold the item Soul Dew.
Pokémon cannot use the move Sky Drop or Dark Void during battle.
Entry Gift: Micle Berry
Start training for the 2013 Winter Friendly, the latest Wi-Fi Competition to put your battling skills to the test. The 2013 Winter Friendly—January is open to all Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 players around the world.

2013 International Challenge (インターナショナルチャレンジ)

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Region: International
Registration Period: January 18th, 2013 at 13:00 until January 24th, 2013 at 23:59
Tournament Period: January 25th, 2013 at 00:00 until January 28th, 2013 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect
Entry Gift: Jaboca Berry
The 2013 International Challenge which took place in January was the first International tournament for Black 2 & White 2 that was open to all regions to participate against each other.

There was three entry categories: Junior (born after 2002), Senior (born between 1998 and 2001) and Master (born before 1997).

Christmas Cup (クリスマスカップ)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: December 14th, 2012 at 13:00 until December 20th, 2012 at 23:59
Tournament Period: December 21st, 2012 at 0:00 until December 24th, 2012 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Perap
Entry Gift: Custap Berry (イバンのみ)
To celebrate the Christmas season, a special Christmas Cup (クリスマスカップ) tournament was held and was open to all Pokémon except Perap (ペラップ) as they can use the move Chatter. Participants in the tournament each received a Custap Berry (イバンのみ).

There was two categories in the tournament: Elementary School for those born on or after April 2nd, 2000 and those Junior High School or older who were born before April 1st, 2000.

2012 VGCS Winter Battle

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Region: International (Japan and Korea Excluded)
Registration Period: December 5th, 2012 until December 13th, 2012
Tournament Period: December 13th, 2012 until December 17th, 2012
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Chatot
Entry Gift: Custap Berry
The 2012 VGCS Winter Battle is the first time results from a GBU Wi-Fi Competition will count in a North American Pokémon Video Game Championships Series season, adding to an already exciting year that kicked off with the Autumn Regional Championships this October. The powerful Custap Berry gives the Pokémon holding it a better chance to strike first the turn after its HP gets low.

Beginning with the 2012 VGCS Winter Battle, taking place December 13th through December 17th, top finishers of the Wi-Fi tournament will earn byes at live tournaments, including January's Pokémon Winter Regional Championships. Top participants will also receive Championship Points, bringing them one step closer to potentially earning invitations to the 2013 Pokémon World Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Eievui Cup (イーブイカップ)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: November 30th, 2012 until December 6th, 2012
Tournament Period: December 7th, 2012 until December 9th, 2012
Battle Type: Rotation Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon and Glaceon
Banned Pokémon: All other Pokémon
Entry Gift: 8 Pokémon dolls for Dream Home
The "Eievui Cup" was a B2W2-only tournament using rotation battles where the only allowed Pokémon are Eievui and its 7 evolutions Showers, Thunders, Booster, Blacky, Eifie, Leafia and Glacia. Registration will run from November 30th to December 6th, and will be open for a maximum of 50000 participants, spread over the age brackets Junior (born after to 2001, 10000 participants max), Senior (born between 1997 and 2000, 10000 participants max) and Master (born before 2000, 30000 participants max). All participants will receive a special promotional set of 8 Pokémon dolls for their dream home.

Pokémon Center Cup (ポケモンセンターカップ オンライン)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: October 26th, 2012 at 13:00 until November 1st, 2012 at 23:59
Tournament Period: November 2nd, 2012 until November 4th, 2012 at 23:59
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Dex
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Chatot, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect
Entry Gift: Pokémon Center de Style♪
The Pokémon Center Cup (ポケモンセンターカップ オンライン) was a Wi-Fi Tournament for the Japanese Pokémon Global Battle Union and it was a Single Battle tournament to feature players strongest Pokémon. The tournament was open to the first 50000 players that had a copy of the Japanese versions of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (ポケットモンスター ブラック2・ホワイト2) and registered for the tournament.

Players names that were listed in the tournaments rankings were also be able to get the special Musical Pokémon Center de Style♪ (ポケモンセンターDEオシャレ♪) starting on November 21st, 2012.

There were 3 categories in this tournament: Junior (Born after January 1, 2001), Senior (Born between January 1, 1997 and December 31st, 2000) and Master (Born before December 31st, 1996). The top three winners in each tournament category will also receive a set of Black Kyurem and White Kyurem plushies.

All Star Cup 2012 (オールスターカップ2012)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: September 14th, 2012 at 13:00 until September 20th, 2012 at 23:59
Tournament Period: September 21st, 2012 at 00:00 until September 23rd, 2012 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Isshu Dex
Banned Pokémon: None
Entry Gift: Micle Berry
The All Star Cup 2012 let players use any Pokémon from the Isshu dex, even legendary and mythical Pokémon that were excluded from previous competitions, such as Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect.

There were 3 categories in this tournament: Junior (Born after January 1, 2001), Senior (Born between January 1, 1997 and December 31st, 2000) and Master (Born before December 31st, 1996).

The Beginning Cup (ビギニングカップ)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: August 20th, 2012 at 13:00 until August 23rd, 2012 at 23:59
Tournament Period: August 24th, 2012 at 00:00 until August 26th, 2012 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Isshu Dex
Banned Pokémon: Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect
Entry Gift: Pokémon World Champioship 2012 C-Gear Skin
The Beginning Cup was a Double Battle tournament and the eligible Pokémon include all the Pokémon from the new Isshu dex in the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 games with the exception of Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect. People who wanted to participate must have registered to the Pokémon Daisuki Club and Pokémon Global Link sites to sign up for the tournament and the registration operated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

There were three age brackets, Juniors (for those born after 2001), Seniors (for those born from 1997 to 2000) and Masters (for those born before 1996).

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