Everything has been building up to this moment for competitive Pokemon players. The Pokemon World Championships are coming up this August, and excitement within the tournament track is at an all-time high. Whoever wins the competition next month will be crowned Pokemon World Champion, and while that’s a pretty big accomplishment in and of itself, The Pokemon Company felt that their fans deserved something a little more. That’s exactly what they’ll be giving them too, because a brand new prize is now up for grabs.
Anyone who’s ever wanted to be immortalized in a video game will have the opportunity to win just that this August, as a select few participants at the World Pokemon Championships will secure their spots to appear in the forthcoming Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2.
This blockbuster prize was announced earlier this week, much to the thrill of pocket monster enthusiasts who already plan on entering the competition. The top contenders during the WPC will have their likeness transformed into a Pokemon-styled sprite character, and will then have themselves (and their entire championship-calibre team of Pokemon) transferred to the millions of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 owners across the globe via Nintendo Wi-Fi connection. They can then be battled in the new Pokemon World Tournament mode alongside a ton of classic gym leaders from previous Pokemon games.
Anyone who read two-time Pokemon World Champion Ray Rizzo’s top five tips on how to build the ultimate Pokemon team knows that it’s far from an easy task. Still, if given the chance to live forever in a Pokemon video game, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that would pass up an opportunity like that.
The Pokemon World Championships are scheduled to take place in Waikoloa, Hawaii between August 10th and 12th. You can be sure that the competition will heat up as word spreads of this epic prize, but hopefully no one goes as crazy as members from team Spain did earlier this year; inciting a poop-related incident during a Pokemon Tournament in Birmingham, UK.
Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 are exploding into North American retailers on October 7th, exclusively for the Nintendo DS.
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