Dragonite, Chansey, and Togedemaru each had their turns wowing the crowd and making lasting memories for Trainers from all over the world.
That intro though. The Pokémon Company is not messing around.
Nicholas won the first game decisively. So decisively, in fact, that he knocked out the same amount of his own Pokémon that Phillip did.
Tapu Koko and Arcanine were the most used Pokémon at the top level of these championships.
Much to the delight of the local crowd, the dynamite Dragon-type swept through all four of its remaining opponents, pulling off one of the most shocking victories the Video Game Championships has ever seen.
Day 2 is on today.
Four teams to watch for.
Registration ends after June 28.
“This feels like a miniature version of the World Championships.”
The biggest surprise in the Masters Division tournament was undoubtedly that five different Pokémon with weather-changing Abilities made it to the top cut.
It seems like only a few of the new Pokémon have managed to adapt to the new format.
How Arcanine became top-tier.
Replay of the first Pokémon International Championships.
Don’t be surprised if Pokémon that have been neglected so far this season finish near the top of the standings.
North American International Championships on June 30–July 2. Pokémon World Championships on August 18–20.
April 21–23, 2017 at the WTC Events Center in Sao Paulo.
March 10-12, 2017.
Some flew in all the way from Japan to compete in this first-of-its-kind event.
The first Pokémon International Championships are kicking off.