Video Game Tournament, Sunday 2/24/13

The Fincastle Pokemon Gym will be hosting our first sanctioned video game tournament on Sunday, February 24th.  Join us at the Fincastle Library meeting room for this fun competition, and learn how to make your pokemon team even stronger.

Registration will be from 1:30 to 2 PM, and game play will start shortly after 2 PM.  A registration form is required and can be completed at the library when you arrive.  Matches will be double battles through the Union Room, with the number of swiss rounds determined by attendance.

Tournament Rules:

  1. Only Pokemon Black, White, Black 2 or White 2 games may be used.
  2. Players will compete in Double, Flat Battles with no Wonder Launcher through the Union Room.
  3. Players will battle with their Party Pokemon.
  4. Players will play swiss rounds (number of rounds determined by attendance) with a 20 minute time limit per round.
  5. If a battle is still going at the end of regulation time, Tiebreakers are as follows:
    1. Greater number of Pokemon remaining is the winner
    2. Greater total HP left between active Pokemon
    3. Next Pokemon knocked out (as shown in battle animation)

Team Requirements:

  1. No two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number.
  2. No two Pokémon with the same nickname.
  3. No Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example, an Unfezant named “Pidove”).
  4. Pokemon must be bred, raised or trained by the player (not hacked).
  5. Pokemon may not know the move Sky Drop or Dark Void.
  6. Each Pokémon can hold an item.  No two Pokémon may hold the same item.
  7. A Pokemon may not hold Soul Dew.
  8. The Pokemon listed below cannot be used:
  • 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, Genesect, White Kyurem, Black Kyurem.

We look forward to this fun and exciting event, and we’ll have some great video game prizes, including exclusive characters released at this year’s Winter Regionals.  Other Pokemon door prizes will also be available.

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