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2013 International Challenge - March (Official Play! Pokemon Wi-Fi Tournament)

Discussion in 'Nintendo Formats' started by jstinftw!, Mar 8, 2013.

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Will you be playing in the 2013IC-M?

  1. Yes (MAKE SURE TO READ THE ENTIRE 1st POST)

    79.6%
  2. Maybe

    2.0%
  3. No

    18.4%
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  1. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

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    The 2013 International Challenge - March



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    Battling has begun!
    March 22nd-25th!
    Good luck, trainers!
    May your BATTLES be ever in your FAVOR!



    The 2013 International Challenge - March 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.
    And our prize for participating in this tournament?
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    The Rowap Berry!
    When the holder takes damage from a special attack, the Pokémon that landed the attack is also damaged.
    Also, if you are participating in the official Play! Pokemon VGC Events, you can earn Championship Points to play at Worlds if you rank well!
    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 talking about 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?
    Could it be that you have a question?
    Feel free to 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.


    Let us know you'll be playing! Fill up the form below! (note: I will do my very best to actually stay up to date, but it will still depend on my free time and availability. Do trust that all teams will eventually be up.)
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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)
    Age Division: (Junior Division: Born 2002 or later / Senior Division Born 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001 / Masters Division: Born 1997 or earlier)
    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!)


    ex.

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    Gym Leader Cheren (Cheren)
    Master Division
    1234 5678 9101
    From Nuvema Town, Unova.
    "Everyone has a different dream. Search for your life's purpose."
    Cheren's Team
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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!

    Good luck in the tournament, trainers!
    May the battles be ever in your favor!
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  2. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

    RANKINGS​

    After the tournament is over, this is where we can rank ourselves and see how well we did in comparison.

    1.
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    3.
    4.
    5.
     
  3. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

    Junior Division​

    All players born 2002 or later will have their registrations shown here.


    -----------------------------------------------------------


    Senior Division
    All players born after 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001 will have their registrations shown here.

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    Ace Trainer Ty'Riq (zombieoverkill12)
    Seniors Division
    3912 6257 6550
    From the United States.
    "Now witness the true power of DARKNESS"
    Ty'Riq's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Ace Trainer Tyler (Greatemboar)
    Seniors Division
    3053 5889 1248
    From Scotland.
    "I'll show you my GENIUS strategy."
    Tyler's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Ace Trainer Cameron (drizzleboy12)
    Seniors Division
    0000 0000 0000
    From Maryland, USA.
    "I'm a TRAINER. Pleased to meet you."
    Cameron's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013
  4. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

    Master Division - 1​

    All players born after 1997 will have their registrations shown here.

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    PKMN Breeder Justin (jstinftw!)
    Masters Division
    0175 9162 4631
    From the Philippines.
    "May GARBODOR safely land on YOU."
    Justin’s Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Ace Trainer Floodz (floodz66)
    Masters Division
    0648 5031 0180
    From the United States.
    "Hello. I've Arrived."
    Floodz's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    PKMN Breeder James (Devlinvl)
    Masters Division
    2752 8986 5781
    From California, USA.
    "I am TRAINER! I'm pleased to meet you."
    James's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Scientist Nate (Morpher01)
    Masters Division
    1249 6879 5631
    From Delaware, USA.
    "I am STRANGENESS! I'm pleased to meet you."
    Nate's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    Hiker ASH (MSK)
    Masters Division
    5243 9963 2462
    From SE, England.
    "Hello! TYRANITAR!"
    ASH's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    PKMN Breeder Yusuke (Blissy)
    Masters Division
    4900 4985 6759
    From the Massachusetts, USA.
    "The power of anime is awesome!"
    Yusuke's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    Ace Trainer Aaron (Galvazar)
    Masters Division
    4685 7154 0994
    From the Mexico.
    "I'm a Trainer. Pleased to meet you."
    Aaron's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013
  5. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

    Master Division - 2​

    All players born after 1997 will have their registrations shown here.

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    PKMN Breeder KuzKan (KuzKan)
    Masters Division
    0906 0885 3154
    From the Portugal.
    "What is your favourite pokemon?"
    KuzKan's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    PKMN Breeder Zach (Zachmac)
    Masters Division
    0000 0000 0000
    From Arizona, United States.
    "Garbodor bothers me."
    Zach's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    PKMN Ranger Phil (Philzone)
    Masters Division
    2581 1006 2053
    From North West, England.
    "In comes ME."
    Phil's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Ace Trainer Nuno (Fire Hero)
    Masters Division
    0000 0000 0000
    From Portugal.
    " I want to be like TYPLHOSION!"
    Nuno's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    Parasol Lady Emma (Aschur)
    Masters Division
    0000 0000 0000
    From Tennessee, USA.
    "I wonder if DITTO is yummy..."
    Emma's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Ace Trainer Halkel (Halkel)
    Masters Division
    3053 471 8420
    From Greater London, United Kingdom.
    "Battle? Sounds good!"
    Halkel's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Ace Trainer Frankie's (Trainer Frankie)
    Masters Division
    4685 6298 7256
    From Greater London, United Kingdom.
    "I'll show you my UNIQUE strategy!"
    Frankie's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2013
  6. jstinftw!

    jstinftw! hontoni

    Master Division - 3​

    All players born after 1997 will have their registrations shown here.

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    Ace Trainer Joseph (Joltik-Kid)
    Masters Division
    0906 0885 3154
    From the United States.
    "Hello! Good luck!!"
    Joseph's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Scientist Shreyas (Shreyas)
    Masters Division
    3225 4376 5228
    From California, USA.
    "I'm a Trainer. Pleased to meet you."
    Shreyas's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    PKMN Ranger X (bleuumbreon)
    Masters Division
    0476 6990 7190
    From India.
    "LET'S GO!"
    X's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    PKMN Breeder *Helen* (Heliotrope)
    Masters Division
    1851 0451 9138
    From England.
    "I'm a Trainer. Pleased to meet you."
    *Helen*'s Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    PKMN Breeder *Helen* (Heliotrope)
    Masters Division
    5415 8539 5430
    From England.
    "I'm a Trainer. Pleased to meet you."
    *Helen*'s Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    Lass Rai (Panic_excl)
    Masters Division
    2452 4122 3003
    From England.
    "Hello! Victory!"
    Rai's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    PKMN Ranger Outrage (joej m)
    Masters Division
    5458 9353 0367
    From Maryland, USA.
    "Let's Battle! I say Easy Win!"
    Outrage's Team
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2013
  7. Shreyas

    Shreyas Well-Known Member

    Can't wait for this to start :3
    I don't know my exact team just yet... but I'll be participating, and I'll post my information later ;)
     
  8. KuzKan

    KuzKan Well-Known Member

    OT: KuzKan
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Breeder
    Age Division: Masters
    Friend Code: 0906 0885 3154
    Location: Portugal
    Message: What is your favourite pokemon?
    Team: Garchomp; Cresselia; Volcarona; Hitmontop; Tentacruel; Breloom


    I missed participating in one of these :D
    Good luck everyone :D
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2013
  9. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid What am I doing ಠ_ಠ

    OT: Joseph
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Ace Trainer
    Age Division: Masters
    Location: United States
    Message: Hello! Good Luck!!
    Team: Tyranitar, Gliscor, Reuniclus, Heatran, Ferrothorn, Lileep

    Why am I using Lileep you ask? Because Storm Drain plus eviolite is awesome. Anyway, hoping I'll do a little better this time, because I'm still pretty indifferent on double battles.
     
  10. The Master Chief

    The Master Chief A.K.A Tythaeus

    OT: Ty'Riq
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Ace Trainer
    Age Division: Seniors
    Friend Code: 3912-6257-6550
    Location: United States
    Message: Now witness the true power of DARKNESS
    Team: Tyranitar, *Rotom-Heat, Hitmontop, Garchomp, *Latios, *Scizor

    Just a sand team. Nothing Special -3-

    *=hmm i thinking on whether or not i should replace it with rotom-wash, excadrill(sand rush), gastrodon(storm drain), breloom(poison heal), reuniclus(magic gaurd) or a special based landurus(Sand force) -_-
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2013
  11. floodz66

    floodz66 The Masked Trainer

    OT: Floodz
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Ace Trainer
    Age Division: Masters
    Friend Code: 0648-5031-0180
    Location: United States
    Message: Hello. I've Arrived.
    Team: Latias, Rotom-W, Scizor, Tyranitar, Gliscor, Heatran.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  12. joej m

    joej m Club Double Trouble

    OT: Outrage
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Pokemon Ranger
    Age Division: Masters (should be seniors... but i messed my b day up on it and i can't change it xD)
    Friend Code: 5458 9353 0367
    Location: Maryland
    Message: Let's Battle! I say Easy Win!
    Team: Latias, Gastrodon ( the blue one xD), Thundurus, Scizor, Landorus-T, Chandelure
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  13. Zachmac

    Zachmac Crystalline Guardian

    OT: Zach
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Breeder
    Age Division: Master
    Friend Code:
    Location: Arizona, United States.
    Message: GARBODOR bothers me.
    Team: Cresselia, Aggron, Azumarril, Bronzong, Hariyama, Dragonite

    Almost the same as last time, but with Azumarril and pokemon that are actually EV trained correctly.
     
  14. Go2heck

    Go2heck New Member

    Double battles again?
    :(
    And here I thought they were branching out in to different forms of battles
    No matter
    Its sounds exciting!
    Although I hope they solve the rage quitting problem
    It's still really bad
     
  15. Shreyas

    Shreyas Well-Known Member

    Anything that you can get championship points from will be Doubles. But, it's still really fun!
    Unfortunately, the rage quitting problem will not be easy to stop. They can only lower the amount of disconnections by applying stricter rules to it, but even then you have people that continue to do it :(
     
  16. The Master Chief

    The Master Chief A.K.A Tythaeus

    at least they somewhat solved rage-quitting in random-matchup but I wonder why rage-quitters even bother participating in these events -_- just dont partake if you're going to rq
     
  17. Go2heck

    Go2heck New Member

    I know >_>
    I got disqualified from the last two tournaments because of it
    It's just.... GAH
    In other news
    Ot: Eggman
    Gender: Male
    Trainer sprite: Scientist
    Age division: Seniors
    Friendcode: 3440-2450-9680
    Location: Illinois, United States
    Message: I want to go home with OLD MAN...
    Team: To be announced

    I'm an experienced triple and rotation battler, as well as a competent single battler. However, I have a disliking for double battles, for some reason, I was never able to get into it. It feels....restricted, not the wide variety of triple battles, not the singularity and decisive tactics of single battles, just awkwardly inbetween.
    Well whatever, good luck to everyone! Perhaps I'll be facing you~
     
  18. MSK

    MSK Well-Known Member

    I'm in, and am also hoping the RQ'ers are less frequent. To everyone on here who is playing I encourage you to do what I did in the previous tournament and keep a note of the Trainer name and location of anyone who RQ's on you, then email them all to Nintendo Customer support at the end of the tournament, if enough people email the same names (cos we all know it's the same people doing the RQ'ing when they get a high score) then hopefully Nintendo will ban them from future events.

    Also quick note on this tournament, although everyone including Serebii is saying this is a Double's tournament, the news page on the Official Pokémon website actually says this will be Rotation Battles again (although when you click on the rules link that does say Double's). Possibly a typo on the news page but could catch people out.

    OT: ASH
    Gender: Male
    Trainer Sprite: Hiker
    Age Division: Masters
    Friend Code:
    Location: SE England
    Message:
    Team: Tyranitar, Excadrill, Thundurus, Kingdra, Scizor, Wobbuffet

    I'm sticking with the core of my successful sand team, swapping out my Landorus for my newly caught and trained Shiny Thundurus just to see if he functions better against the inevitable Rain teams I will come up against.

    Going with Wob over Uxie this time just to see how he plays.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  19. Shreyas

    Shreyas Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I actually do see a pretty nice improvement from my first online tournament. There are definitely less disconnections from the past.

    Actually, I'm pretty sure game freak keeps track of this themselves. If they can keep your game from battling for an hour, they probably can count how many times you disconnected intentionally, and that way keep the disconnectors in their line of sight. However, they have not ban anyone from participating as of now (or so I think...).

    Also, it would be cool if some of you guys can provide a live stream of some of your matches. I personally enjoy watching them, and it's a great way to keep track of how your battles go and have a record of some of the matches.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  20. KuzKan

    KuzKan Well-Known Member

    @Shreyas Aaron aka CybertronVGC usually streams it ^^
    He postes the link in this thread aswell so its a matter of keeping your eyes open and beeing online xD
    His battles are usually pretty cool
     
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