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2012 VGCS Winter Battle: The Wi-Fi Tournament Discusion Thread

Discussion in 'Nintendo Formats' started by jstinftw!, Dec 7, 2012.

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Will you be participating?

  1. Yes (Don't forget to fill in the registration form!!)

    84.3%
  2. Maybe

    7.8%
  3. No

    7.8%
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  1. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

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    Sign-Ups are currently taking place! From Dec 6th-14th.
    Battling begins December 15th-17th!
    So get training!​



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    The 2012 VGCS Winter Battle is a Wi-Fi tournament held by The Pokemon Company, International, or TCPi. Trainers from all over the world will be able to battle each other from the comforts of their own home, or wherever Wi-Fi is available. Be sure to sign up on the official Pokemon.com website, as well as on the Global Link to ensure that you can participate!

    Use this thread as your way to discuss whatever you need with your fellow trainers in relation to the tournament. Feel like the current GBU Metagame, and what that could mean in the competition? Or maybe you want to discuss possible teams, or Pokemon you may be using? Maybe you just want to get a few practice battles in? Do so here!


    Rules for this Competition:

    • This competition will use Double Battle format.
    • The Wonder Launcher will not be used.
    • Players must use a copy of Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2 .
    • Players may use Pokémon found in the Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2 National Pokédex, from No. 001–
    649. However, the following Pokémon cannot be used: 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.
    • Register 4–6 of your Lv. 1–100 Pokémon to your Battle Box.
    • Pokémon Level 51 or higher will automatically become Level 50 during battles.
    • Nicknames you have given to your Pokémon will not be displayed.
    • A 30-minute time limit for each match will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome
    has not been determined when the time limit expires, the game will automatically apply tiebreakers to determine a winner.
    • At the beginning of each battle, players have two minutes to select four Pokémon to battle with.
    • At the beginning of each turn, players have one minute to select moves for both Pokémon, or change the Active Pokémon.
    If a player has not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.​

    Age Divisions:

    Players competing in the 2012 VGCS Winter Battle will be divided into two age divisions:
    • Junior/Senior Division: Born 1998 or later
    • Masters Division: Born 1997 or earlier​

    Battles and Result Tracking:

    • Players may battle as often as they like during the Wi-Fi Competition.
    • Competition results will be tracked separately from GBU Random Matchups, and the competition ranking will be displayed in the
    Competition Info section.​

    Useable Pokemon:

    • All Pokémon Level 51 or higher will have their level reduced to Level 50 during the battle.
    • Pokémon below Level 50 remain at their actual level rather than being raised to Level 50 for the battle.
    • A player's team may not contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number.
    • Pokémon may use only moves learned by one of these methods:
    1) By leveling up
    2) By TM or HM
    3) As an Egg Move, through breeding
    4) From a character in the game
    5) Already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion​
    • Pokémon cannot use the move Sky Drop or Dark Void during battle.​

    Battle Box:
    • Before the battle starts, the Pokémon on each player’s team will be displayed briefly to his or her opponent. Moves and held items
    are not displayed.
    • When you register your Pokémon for the Wi-Fi Competition after receiving the Digital Player ID, your Battle Box will be locked.
    You will no longer be able to change your Pokémon’s moves or held items. Do not change the order of moves for Pokémon in your
    locked Battle Box during the competition, or errors may occur that prevent you from completing your battles.​

    Items:
    • Each Pokémon on a player’s team may use held items, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item during battle.
    • All items must have been acquired in Pokémon Black Version 2, Pokémon White Version 2 , Pokémon Black Version , or Pokémon
    White Version , through the Pokémon Global Link, or at an offi cial Pokémon event or promotion.​

    Move Effects:
    • The move Nature Power will turn into Earthquake.
    • The move Secret Power has a 30% chance of lowering the opponent's accuracy by one stage.
    • The move Camoufl age changes the user's type to Ground type.​

    Winner in Special Cases:

    • If a player’s fi nal Pokémon used Selfdestruct, Explosion, Destiny Bond, or Final Gambit, and both players’ fi nal Pokémon faint as
    a result, the player who used the move loses that game.
    • If a player’s fi nal Pokémon used Double Edge, Volt Tackle, Flare Blitz, Take Down, Submission, Brave Bird, Wood Hammer,
    Head Smash, Struggle, or Wild Volt, or was holding Life Orb, and both players’ fi nal Pokémon faint as a result, the player who
    used the move wins that game.
    • If both players’ final Pokémon faint due to damage from a weather condition, such as Hail or Sandstorm, the player whose
    Pokémon faints last wins the game.
    • If a Pokémon’s Ability (such as Rough Skin, Aftermath, Liquid Ooze, or Iron Barbs) or held item (such as Rocky Helmet), results
    in each player’s fi nal Pokémon fainting, the player whose Pokémon had the Ability or held item wins the game.​

    Time Limit:

    • The tournament timer automatically counts down during your battle. If time runs out before either player causes his or her
    opponent’s fi nal Pokémon to faint, the winner of the game will be determined by the criteria below.
    1) Remaining Pokémon
    a. If one player has more remaining Pokémon than the other, that player wins the game.
    b. If both players have the same number of Pokémon remaining, the winner is determined by average
    percentage of HP remaining.​
    2) Average Percentage of HP Remaining
    a. If one player’s team has a higher average percentage of HP remaining, that player wins the game.
    b. If both players’ teams have the same average HP remaining, the result of the game is determined by total HP remaining.​
    3) Total HP Remaining
    a. If one player’s team has a higher total HP remaining, that player wins the game.
    b. If both players’ teams have the same total HP remaining, the game is a tie.​

    Turn Timer:

    • The timer counts down while players are choosing moves.
    • If time runs out, a move is automatically chosen for you, so be careful.​
    Source.


    Participants
    Let us know you'll be playing! Fill up the form below!
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    SPPF Registration Form:

    OT: (Your in-game character's name)
    Gender: (Your in-game character's gender)
    Trainer Sprite: (Breeder, Scientist, Hiker, Roughneck, Preschooler, Youngster, Ace Trainer, or Ranger)
    Friend Code: (check your Pal Pad)
    Location: (Where did you register yourself in the game? On the Globe in the Pokemon Centers!)
    Message: (What is the message that you put into the bottom of your Trainer Card?)
    Team: (What team will you be using? Don't know? Tell us when you figure it out!)


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    PKMN Breeder Justin (jstinftw!)
    0175 9162 4631
    From Philippines.
    "GOURMET is the reason for LIFE!"
    The Team
    TBD


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    PKMN Breeder Astral (CrystalNinetales)
    3440 1035 0248
    From Virginia, USA.
    "When it comes to DOUBLE TEAM, my choice is always STRATEGY!"
    The Team
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    Parasol Lady Schala (zozo)
    0390 6638 6817
    From Ontario, Canada.
    "I don't want to SELFDESTRUCT!"
    The Team
    TBD


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    Scientist Thing (your boss)
    1893 9069 3350
    From Maryland, USA.
    "Do you think BATTLE BOX can actually ATTACK?"
    The Team
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    Ace Trainer GC7 (GC7)
    2795 8630 0735
    From Los Angeles, California, USA.
    "I'm A Trainer, Please To Meet You."
    The Team
    TBD


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    Ace Trainer Cameron (drizzleboy12)
    4642 4541 3357
    From Maryland, USA.
    "I'm A Trainer, Please To Meet You."
    The Team
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    PKMN Ranger Outrage (joej m)
    3354 1879 7795
    From Maryland, USA.
    "Let's battle! I say EASY WIN"
    The Team
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    PKMN Breeder Saints (Saints 5)
    0175 9142 1128
    From California, USA.
    "I wonder if MAGIKARP are YUMMY..."
    The Team
    TBD

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    Preschooler Artemis (Lorenzo The Comic)
    4256-1689-3703
    From Maryland, USA.
    "I'm a Trainer, Please to meet you."
    The Team
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    PKMN Breeder KuzKan (KuzKan)
    0906 0885 3154
    From Portugal.
    "What is your favorite pokemon?"
    The Team
    TBD


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    Ace Trainer Andrew (Bestgamepearl)
    2323-4368-2348
    From Pennsylvania, USA.
    "I never miss WINS. It's part of what I do every day."
    The Team
    TBD


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    PKMN Breeder Zach (Zachmac)
    3826 6350 3103
    From Arizona, USA.
    "GARBODOR bothers me"
    The Team
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    PKMN Breeder Marbi Z (Marbi Z)
    2151-5992-5438
    From Pennsylvania, USA.
    "I love LOPUNNY! I love GARDEVOIR too!"
    The Team
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    PKMN Breeder Melky (Melkiah)
    2108-6550-5795
    From Texas, USA.
    "I win! Good Day! (pikaface)!"
    The Team
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    PKMN Breeder Ching (Chingchar)
    1593-3069-5095
    From England, United Kingdom.
    "I'm a Trainer, Please to meet you."
    The Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]





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    And that's it!
    Feel free to discuss anything in relation to the tournament;
    your teams, your strategies, your thoughts, practice battles, requests, trades, all of it!

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    Good luck in the tournament, trainers!
    May the battles be in your favor!
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  2. Nitocrys

    Nitocrys Call of the Mountain

    Already signed up. :D

    OT: Astral
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Breeder
    Friend Code: 3440 1035 0248
    Location: Virginia, USA
    Message: When it comes to DOUBLE TEAM, my choice is always STRATEGY!

    I decided to bring back Alakazam and Raikou from the Autumn Friendly, hopefully they do fairly well. :)

    Ignore the attachment, idk why it popped up. lol
     

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  3. zozo

    zozo SLIMED!

    I'm in on this too. :) I do enjoy these wi-fi tournaments. Here's hoping the rage-quitting is way down this time around.
    I'm not completely sure which team I'll be using this time around. It will probably end up being a mix-and-match from the various teams I have made. But I do know that no matter what the final team ends up being, my faithful old Lickilicky will be standing by. That has got to be the most useful Pokemon I have ever bred.

    OT: Schala
    Gender: Female
    Trainer Sprite: Parasol Lady
    Friend Code: (in sig and I'm too lazy to re-post it)
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    Message: I don't want to DOWNLOAD! (will change DOWNLOAD to SELFDESTRUCT as soon as I am able.)
     
  4. Dragalge

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    OT: Thing
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Scientist
    Friend Code: B2: 1893 9069 3350
    Location: Maryland, USA
    Message: Do you think BATTLE BOX can actually ATTACK?

    Try me.
     
  5. GC7

    GC7 This War Is Ours!

    Already Signed Up :D
    Finally a good tournament to get away from all that smogon stuff :p
    OT: GC7
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Ace Trainer
    Friend Code: 2795 8630 0735
    Location: Los Angeles, California
    Message: I'm A Trainer, Please To Meet You......... (Yeah Too Lazy To Customize It xD)
    Team: ButterFree, Kangaskhan, Latios, Mamoswine,Rotom-W,Chandelure
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  6. Nitocrys

    Nitocrys Call of the Mountain

    There's probably gonna be some smogonites in it, but yeah, it's nice to get away from all those tiers and just battle for fun.
     
  7. drizzleboy12

    drizzleboy12 2nd VGC MA regional

    OT: Cameron
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Ace Trainer
    Friend Code: 4642 4541 3357
    Location: Maryland
    Message: I'm A Trainer, Please To Meet You
     
  8. joej m

    joej m Club Double Trouble

    OT: Outrage
    Gender: male
    Trainer Sprite: pkmn ranger
    Friend Code: (check your Pal Pad) 3354 1879 7795
    Location: USA, maryland
    Message: Let's battle! I say EASY WIN

    imma see if i can do better than last time! (autumn friendly rank: 51st) I've gotten a lot of experience now.

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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  9. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

    So awesome to see some of you Autumn Friendly guys back on! Getting everything all set up. :)

    Should we do a team highlight as well? So we can see what everyone's running, get some discussion, etc? Or would that be a bit undermining to the whole tournament feel?
     
  10. joej m

    joej m Club Double Trouble

    i think that would be good! :)
     
  11. Nitocrys

    Nitocrys Call of the Mountain

    i think we should do that, as it might help the newer people out a bit.
     
  12. joej m

    joej m Club Double Trouble

    if your gonna post teams here:
    tyranitar
    excadrill
    hitmontop
    cresselia
    garchomp
    zapdos
     
  13. Nitocrys

    Nitocrys Call of the Mountain

    My team:

    Hydreigon
    Metagross
    Breeloom
    Alakazam (back from the friendly)
    Raikou (back from the friendly)
    Jellicent
     
  14. Dragalge

    Dragalge This is more than 20 characters long

    You will never know my team:

    Mamoswine
    Hydreigon
    Scizor
    Landorus
    Thundurus
    ??????????
     
  15. joej m

    joej m Club Double Trouble

    @your boss. put a tyranitar in there. it will work well with scizor and with landorus and mamoswine.
     
  16. drizzleboy12

    drizzleboy12 2nd VGC MA regional

    My team is

    Slowking
    Gastridon
    Scizor
    Tornadus
    Amoongus
    Hitmontop
     
  17. PokeMaster366

    PokeMaster366 Well-Known Member

    Here's my current team:

    Hippowdon
    Excadrill
    Cresselia
    Escavalier
    Hydreigon
    ?
     
  18. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

    Alright, I'll add them. Pokemaster, what about the rest of your info?
     
  19. Dragalge

    Dragalge This is more than 20 characters long

    You also skipped zozo.

    Anyway my 6th member is gonna be the wondrous Scrafty!
     
  20. Saints 5

    Saints 5 Member

    OT: Saints
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Breeder
    Friend Code: 0175 9142 1128
    Location: California, USA
    Message: I wonder if Magikarp are yummy...
    Team: I'm undecided right now.
     
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