Pokemon Video Game Regional Championships Fort Wayne, IN
Tournament Info

Date: October 14th 2012
Registration Time:
Masters: 8:30am-10:30am

Juniors and Seniors: 10:30am-12:00pm
Those not in line by Registration end times will not play in tournament...
Play begins: After Registration has Finish

Cost for main tournament:FREE!!!

Tournament Location:
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

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Age Groups
All Ages Welcome!! Pokémon Organized Play separates players into three age divisions; Junior, Senior and Masters. The age division that a player participates in is set at the beginning of the tournament season, based on their year of birth, and does not change over the course of that season. This allows players to compete against the same pool of opponents over the course of the season.

The age divisions are as follows:
  • Junior Division: Born in 2002 or later
  • Senior Division: Born in 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001
  • Masters Division: Born in 1997 or earlier

    What you need to Bring

  • POP ID #, If you don't have one or have lost yours, one will be assigned to you at the tournament.
  • Players may use any system in the Nintendo DS family of systems during the competition. This includes the Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL, and the Nintendo 3DS. Players are responsible for bringing a charger that is compatible with their system
  • Only Poke´mon Black Version and Poke´mon White Version Game Cards are permitted for use. The second Generation of these games are not legal for the Autumn Regionals
  • Make sure your DS is fully charged as there will be limited locations to charge your DS
  • Make Registration Easy by setting up before you get there by following these instructions on how to set up your battle box.Click here for PDF

    Main Tournament Format


    Standard Format Style
    All sanctioned Pokémon video game tournaments require players to assemble a team of Pokémon, with items, prior to the start of the event. The standard format style for all PLAY! Pokémon tournaments is Double Battle.

    Double Battle
    In Double Battles, each player selects four Pokémon from his or her party of six to battle with. At the start of the battle, players send out the first two Pokémon in their party, making a total of four Pokémon on the battlefield. Game play continues until a player knocks out all four of his or her opponent's Pokémon.

    Standard Team Construction Rules
    When building a team for a PLAY! Pokémon tournament, all players must adhere to these standard construction rules.

  • A player's team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number

  • Each Pokémon on a player's team can hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item

  • ˇ A player's team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same nickname

  • A playe's team cannot contain a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example, an Unfezant named Pidove)

  • Pokémon may only use moves that have been learned through one of the following methods:
     o By leveling up
     o By TM or HM
     o As an Egg move, through breeding
     o From a character in the game
     o A move already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion

    External Devices
    The use of external devices to modify or create items or Pokémon in a player's party is expressly forbidden. Players found to have Pokémon or items that have been tampered with will be disqualified from competition, regardless of whether the Pokémon or items belong to that player or were traded for. Players should only have Pokémon that they have raised themselves and items that they have received through normal game play. It is always the player's responsibility to have legal Pokémon and items during the competition.

    Sanctioned Format
    Pokémon Organized Play supports one format for sanctioned play: Modified. Sanctioned events are listed on the POP website, and the results are reported to POP after the event concludes.

    Modified Format
    The Modified format is the standard tournament format for PLAY! Pokémon video game events. This format will be used at all premier events unless specified otherwise. The Modified format for the 2012-2013 season will use the following restrictions:

  • Only Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Game Cards are permitted for use.

  • Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001-646, that are caught in the game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution

  • The following Pokémon may not be on a player's team:
     o 150 Mewtwo
     o 151 Mew
     o 249 Lugia
     o 250 HoOh
     o 251 Celebi
     o 382 Kyogre
     o 383 Groudon
     o 384 Rayquaza
     o 385 Jirachi
     o 386 Deoxys
     o 483 Dialga
     o 484 Palkia
     o 487 Giratina
     o 489 Phione
     o 490 Manaphy
     o 491 Darkrai
     o 492 Shaymin
     o 493 Arceus
     o 494 Victini
     o 643 Reshiram
     o 644 Zekrom
     o 646 Kyurem

  • Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box.

  • Pokémon above level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration of battle.

  • Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities that have been officially released via Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion.

  • Pokémon may not know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void.

  • The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle.


    All participants receive a Regional Championship promo card for entering, while supplies last. They will also recieve 3 "Play! Points.

    So what can you earn for winning? Top placers in each age group (see above) will receive the following:

    1st Place

  • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 1st Place award
  • A Travel Award (including a parent or legal guardian for players under 18) to the 2013 U.S. National Championships at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, OR the Canada National Championships in Toronto, ON.*
  • A first-round bye at the U.S. National Championships**
  • 120 Championship Points

    2nd Place

  • A Pokémon VG Regional Championships 2nd Place award
  • A Travel Stipend of $500 for Junior and Senior Division finalists, collected on site at the National Championships. Valid ID will be required to collect your stipend.
  • A Travel Stipend of $300 for Masters Division finalists, collected on site at the National Championships. Valid ID will be required to collect your stipend.
  • A first- round bye at the U.S. National Championships**
  • 110 Championship Points (if division attendance is 4 or greater)

    3rd & 4th Place

  • A Travel Stipend of $500 for Junior and Senior Division semi-finalists, collected on site at the National Championships. Valid ID will be required to collect your stipend.
  • A Pokémon TCG Regional Championships 3rd or 4th Place award
  • 90 Championship Points (if division attendance is 8 or greater)

    5th Place through 8th Place

  • 70 Championship Points(if division attendance is 32 or greater)

    9th Place through 12th Place

  • 50 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

    13th Place through 16th Place

  • 40 Championship Points (if division attendance is 64 or greater)

    17th Place through 32nd Place

  • 20 Championship Points (if division attendance is 128 or greater)

    33rd Place through 64th Place

  • 10 Championship Point (if division attendance is 256 or greater)

    * Travel awards and byes are awarded to the winning Canadian or United States player and are awarded to the National Championships corresponding to the player's nationality. A Canadian player is therefore eligible to win a travel award to the Canadian National Championship from an event hosted in the United States, and vice versa.

    ** Byes do not stack. If you have won a bye in another event such as the S/P/T Championship and finish in the top 2 of a Regional Championship, you will receive a maximum first- and second-round bye at your National Championships.

    ~ Travel awards do not stack. If you have won a travel award at a previous Regional Championships event, the travel award will pass down to the next eligible player. If there is a stipend awarded to the player who the travel award is passed to, that stipend will instead be awarded to the player the travel award was passed down from. Travel stipends DO stack, meaning that a player may earn multiple travel stipends.

    Hotel Information

    Holiday Inn at IPFW & Coliseum
    4111 Paul Shaffer Drive
    Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46825
    Phone: 260-482-3800

    Rooms for $99 a night, call and ask for "Pokemon Championship" rate or Use Group Code: POK

    This hotel is directly across from conference center.
    Reservations must be made by Oct 12th to recieve discount rate.

    The Hyatt Place Fort Wayne
    111 W. Washington Center Road
    Fort Wayne, IN, 46825
    Tel: 1-260-471-8522
    Hyatt Website
    Rooms for $99 a night
    For hotel Discount Use Group Code: G-POKE
    Or Call and ask for "Pokemon Championship" Rate
    Reservations must be made by Sept 13th to recieve discount rate.

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