2010 Series

The 2010 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver & White games. This format was the first that allowed for use of up to 2 of the usually banned Legendary Pokémon. The World Championships were held in Konoa, Hawaii.

VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2010)

Usable Games Pokémon HeartGold, Pokémon SoulSilver
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. No more than 2 of the following: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus
Banned Items: Soul Dew
Clauses: No same Pokémon, No same item

VGC Winners
Junior: Shota Yamamoto (Japan)
Senior: Ray Rizzo (US)

TCG Winners
Junior: Yuka Furusawa (Japan)
Senior: Jacob Lesage (Canada)
Master: Yuta Komatsuda (Japan)

Regionals Details

Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions that allow for players to increase their score in order to get a better chance at going to Worlds. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Washington Regionals Seattle, Washington United States 8th May 2010
Eevee
No
California Regionals San Francisco, California United States 15th May 2010
Eevee
No
Arizona Regionals Phoenix, Arizona United States 22nd May 2010
Eevee
No
Texas Regionals Dallas, Texas United States 29th May 2010
Eevee
No
UK Regionals Birmingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom 29th May 2010
Eevee
No
Georgia Regionals Atlanta, Georgia United States 5th June 2010
Eevee
No
Germany Regionals Cologne, Germany Germany 5th June 2010
Eevee
No
New Jersey Regionals Newark, New Jersey United States 12th June 2010
Eevee
No
France Regionals Lyon, France France 12th June 2010
Eevee
No
Spain Regionals Madrid, Spain Spain 19th June 2010
Eevee
No

Nationals Details

National Championships are where the best players in the respective country or area come to compete. No points were required to enter but the winners were able to earn placement in the World Championships. The winners in areas outside of the US will often receive travel awards for the World Championships.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Japan Nationals Tokyo Japan 20th June 2010 None No
US Nationals Indianapolis, Indiana United States 25th - 27th June 2010
Eevee
No

Worlds Details

The World Championships are where the best of the world come to participate and fight it off to become World Champion. Participation in the events is by invitation based on score and position, but people could gain entry in the Last Chance Qualifiers.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
World Championships Kona, Hawaii United States 13th - 15th August 2010
Crobat
No
 
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