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World Tournament in different regions

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Konja7, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Konja7

    Konja7 Well-Known Member

    In the Episode 12, Lance is called the winner of the Drifveil (Hodomoe) City World Tournament.

    Drifveil City is in Unnova region.

    So, are the Pokemon World Tournaments held in different regions?
     
  2. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    That was a reference to the PWT in the games, something the anime originally passed over
     
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  3. Konja7

    Konja7 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the answer

    I totally forgot about that aspect of the game.
     
  4. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    It didn't pass over it, it just represented it with the "Pokemon World Tournament Junior Cup", which was basically the same thing as the Battle Frontier Glass Noisemaker Cup we just had a couple episodes ago - a random tournament they just slapped the name of something entirely unrelated from the games on.

    ...come to think of it, that's basically what the anime does with the Pokemon Leagues from the games, too.
     
  5. Rock Captain 99

    Rock Captain 99 Following the dreams!!

    Makes sense for being held in different regions, to accomodate more league winners!
     
  6. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix Go, Go Power Rangers

    Honestly, I'd take world tournaments happening across regions over Galar gyms any time of the day.

    Unlikely to happen though.
     
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  7. Pepsi_Plunge

    Pepsi_Plunge Dojyaaa~~aan

    From my understanding Lance won the last WT and it took place in Driftveil, this one took place in Galar and Leon won it, the World Cup is not held in the same place every time.
     
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  8. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    No, the Pokemon World Tournament and the Pokemon World Championships are two different things, they just have annoyingly similar names. The Pokemon World Tournament is an actual thing in the games (B2W2), while the Pokemon World Championships seems to be named after the real world tournament of the same name.
     
  9. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    So basically, well no but actually yes.
     
  10. thats confusing tbh
     
  11. Konja7

    Konja7 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the clarification. I was confused about these names.
     
  12. Kazuniya

    Kazuniya Reading some posts

    So. I guess this will be a thing?

    The latest episode kept it quite vague, but the gym challenge certainly wasn't mentioned from what I can tell. We need more info. I'm confused on why Ash kept the Dynamax band if he's not going use Dynamax so frequently, I guess when he faces Leon in the future?
     
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  13. i2i

    i2i Big Bad Wolf

    I'm sure he'll make several trips back to Galar before he has his rematch with Leon.
     
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  14. U.N. Owen

    U.N. Owen In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night ...

    From the broken and beginner Japanese and help of an additional translator, I've translated what Go was saying. Most of this is obvious from the visuals.

    Trainers are divided into tiers, standard, great, ultra, and master. To climb these ranks, you must register online and battle lots of trainers. I liked that Go pointed out that your win to loss ratio and the difficulty of your battle is taken into account. It would mean that some shmuck steamrolling his way through Magikarp isn't obviously going to move up the ranks faster just because he can game the system that way.
     
  15. World Turtle

    World Turtle Well-Known Member

    So...
    Master Ball : Top 8
    Ultra Ball: Top 9-99
    Great Ball: Top 100-999
    Pokeball: Top 1000+

    So this appears to have aspects of the battle tower tiers just without the beginner trainer level. I haven't done it myself yet, but I read on IGN it took them 12 wins without losing to get to Rank 6. So how many wins does it take to get to Master Ball tier? That might give us an idea about how many battles Ash has to win.

    However the anime is giving us a ranking system of 1-1000+
    So for the Pokeball Tier: If this was a regular league tournament just with a 1000+ participants that'd be like 10 rounds right? So Ash battles 10 trainers and gets up to Great Ball tier?
     
  16. Konja7

    Konja7 Well-Known Member

    No. The Pokeball (Normal Class) has the ranking from 1000 onwards. The number of people in this rank is undefined.

    It seems that anyone can sign up for this tournament. The hard part is improve their rank.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2020
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  17. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I wouldn't mind more tournaments in the anime in general if it means that we'd possibly see some familiar faces show up when Satoshi competes, so Pokemon World Tournaments sound like something that would be worth looking forward to, as long as they're handled well unlike the Junior Cup version that we got in Isshu.
     
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  18. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    I'm glad we are doing something different than a badge quest for a change. Though I wonder if Ash will get some sort of item the more he rises through the ranks
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2020
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  19. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix Go, Go Power Rangers

    Doesn't need to be an item though. It can be an app or a result screen on the Rotomphone.
     
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  20. Henry's Journey

    Henry's Journey Well-Known Member

    This will be exciting, hopefully some Galar gym leaders will be challengers for Ash.
     

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