2012 Series

The 2012 VGC World Championship Series is the second utilising the Pokémon Black & White games. This format was altered from the previous year to allow for the full range of Pokémon to be used from the National Pokédex. This series also added a second wave of Regional Championships in the United States. The World Championships were held in Waikoloa in Hawaii. The winners of this competition had their teams appear as battleable in downloadable competitions in the Pokémon World Tournament in Black 2 & White 2

VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2012)

Usable Games Pokémon Black, Pokémon White
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect
Banned Items: Soul Dew
Clauses: No same Pokémon, No same item

VGC Winners
Junior: Abram Burrows (US)
Senior: Toler Webb (US)
Master: Ray Rizzo (US)

TCG Winners
Junior: Shuto Itagaki (Japan)
Senior: Chase Moloney (Canada)
Master: Igor Costa (Portugal)

Online Competitions

Throughout the Play! Pokémon series, there were numerous online competitions that will give CP to players if their Play! Pokémon account is linked to their Organised Play ID. The CP is organised to the top 256 players worldwide, regardless of region.

Name Date Entry Gift CP Given?
2012 International Challenge 22nd - 26th March 2012 None No
Japan Cup 2012 Spring 2nd - 6th May 2012 None No
Korea Representative Election Tournament Wi-Fi Qualification Tournament 9th - 13th May 2012 None No

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?
California Autumn Regionals Long Beach, California United States 12th - 13th November 2011 None No
Florida Autumn Regionals Lake Buena Vista, Florida United States 12th - 13th November 2011 None No
Indiana Autumn Regionals Fort Wayne, Indiana United States 12th - 13th November 2011 None No
Missouri Autumn Regionals Crestwood, Missouri United States 12th - 13th November 2011 None No
Oregon Autumn Regionals Salem, Oregon United States 12th - 13th November 2011 None No
Rhode Island Autumn Regionals Providence, Rhode Island United States 12th - 13th November 2011 None No
Virginia Autumn Regionals Doswell, Virginia United States 12th - 13th November 2011 None No
California Spring Regionals Pleasanton, California United States 14th - 15th April 2012 None No
Colorado Spring Regionals Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 14th - 15th April 2012 None No
Georgia Spring Regionals Athens, Georgia United States 14th - 15th April 2012 None No
Pennsylvania Spring Regionals Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 14th - 15th April 2012 None No
Texas Spring Regionals Houston, Texas United States 14th - 15th April 2012 None No
Wisconsin Spring Regionals Madison, Wisconsin United States 14th - 15th April 2012 None No
British Columbia Spring Regionals Surrey, British Columbia Canada 14th - 15th April 2012 None No
Ontario Spring Regionals Toronto, Ontario Canada 14th - 15th April 2012 None 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?
UK Nationals Birmingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom 3rd March 2012
Larvitar
No
Germany Nationals Essen, Germany Germany 10th March 2012
Larvitar
No
France Nationals Paris, France France 17th March 2012
Larvitar
No
Spain Nationals Madrid, Spain Spain 24th March 2012
Larvitar
No
Italy Nationals Assago, Milan Italy 31st March 2012
Larvitar
No
US Nationals Indianapolis, Indiana United States 30th June - 1st July 2012
Larvitar
No
Canada Nationals Toronto, Ontario Canada 30th June - 1st July 2012
Larvitar
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 Waikoloa, Hawaii United States 10th - 12th August 2012
Pikachu
Yes
 
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