Pokémon events to celebrate Pokémon Center's 15th anniversary announced

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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Several Pokémon events have been announced to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Pokémon Centers in Japan. A tournament will be held to commemorate the giveaways. Each of the seven Pokémon are level 100 and come in a Cherish Ball. Each Pokémon is picked from the logos of each Pokémon Center.

Empoleon will be distributed for Pokémon Center Sapporo from May 15 until May 21. Serperior will be distributed for Pokémon Center Touhoku from May 22 until May 28. Pikachu will be distributed for Pokémon Center Tokyo from May 29 until June 4. Torterra will be distributed for Pokémon Center Yokohama from June 5 until June 11. Infernape will be distributed for Pokémon Center Nagoya from June 12 until June 18. Emboar will be distributed for Pokémon Center Osaka from June 19 until June 25. Samurott will be distributed for Pokémon Center Fukuoka from June 26 until July 2. Each of the Pokémon will be available at every Pokémon Center, including the Pokémon Center that the Pokémon is based off of.

From July 3 until July 7, a random Pokémon from that group can be received. It is possible to receive a duplicate of a Pokémon that was received earlier. The Pokémon Center this event is available for is unknown at this time. These Pokémon are available for the Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 games. The Pokémon are banned from the GTS.

If the player shows the Pokémon they received to a staff member at the Pokémon Center, they will get a Battle Enhancement Guide With Postcard for that Pokémon. It will advise ways of battling with the Pokémon, what Pokémon work well with it, and other information. There are a limited number of guides available.

Empoleon has a Air Balloon, and has the OT of PCS. Serperior has Leftovers, and has the OT of PCTH. Pikachu has a Light Ball, and has the OT of PCT. Torterra has a Choice Band, and has the OT of PCY. Infernape has a Focus Sash, and the OT of PCH. Emboar has a Choice Scarf, and has the OT of PCO. Samurott has an Expert Belt, and has the OT of PCF.

A tournament called the Pokémon Center Battle will be held in commemoration of the Pokémon event giveaways. The tournament will be held on July 6 and 7 at all Pokémon Centers in Japan. To participate, players must have one of the seven Pokémon given away in their party. If they continue to win battles, they will receive a lottery ticket.

Lottery winners will battle against other players from other Pokémon Centers that won the lottery. Their battles will be shown live on screens in the Pokémon Centers. The tournament on July 6 is a Double Battles 4 vs 4 tournament; there is no age limit for this tournament. The tournament on July 7 is a Single Battles 3 vs 3 tournament; this tournament is for lower-school age children and lower.

Battles will occur from when the Pokémon Center opens at 2:30 p.m. and the lottery will take place at 3:00 p.m. There will only be 18 different winners per store per day. The battles for the lottery winners will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Players may not use Mew, Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Chatot, Dialga, Palkia, Arceus, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, or Genesect in the tournament.

The Wonder Launcher may not be used. More than one of the same Pokémon cannot be used. The Pokémon may not hold the same items. The battles will take place via infared. All Pokémon will be scaled to level 50. Soul Dew may not be held by a Pokémon. Sky Drop and Dark Void may not be used in the tournament.

Thanks to bluesun for the translation.