We may be quickly headed towards the end of the year, but that doesn't mean the news is slowing down. This week we've seen the release of the first trailer for the up-coming arc which features N in Pokémon Best Wishes: 2, and the latest Pokémon Global Link Wi-Fi tournament has also been revealed with sign-ups now open. Fair warning that the N news does include spoilers for the anime, but read on if you wish to know more!
The latest Wi-Fi tournament hosted by the Pokémon Global Link was revealed a couple of days ago, going by the name of 2012 VGCS Winter Battle the tournament will be using the VGC13 rules (which pretty much match the rules used for VGC12), but it does have some interesting prizes at stake for the best players. This tournament is the first of five to be held over Wi-Fi which will be giving players the chance to earn Championship Points which go towards players earning an invite to the Pokémon Video Game World Championships 2013 if they earn enough of them. However, that isn't all that is at stake for players; for the top 16 players from North America they will be given a first round bye for an up-coming Regional Championship event.
To make the tournament somewhat fairer for the younger players, the tournament is being split into two different age divisions, Juniors and Masters. For those of you who would normally be in the Seniors divisions don't worry, as you'll still be able to earn points. For everyone who signs-up and take part in 10 battles and make it onto the tournament leaderboards, you will receive a special berry called the Custap Berry,which is an in-game item that makes it more likely that the holder will strike first on the next turn when its HP becomes low.
If you wish to know more about the Championship Points and suchlike, competitive Pokémon site Nuggetbridge have done a very good job of explaining things right here. Sign-ups for the tournament are open until the 13th of December. Best of luck to all those who take part!
First Trailer For N Arc Of Pokémon Best Wishes: 2 Revealed
Many suspected that once Ash finished off his adventures in the Unova League that he'd be leaving the region for adventures anew, but fear not. His time in Unova isn't over just yet as his biggest adventure is yet to begin.
This recently revealed arc will see Ash and friends met N for the first time, as well Ghetsis and Colress and the new Team Plasma seen throughout the latest main series Pokémon games, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. This arc will also be seeing the return of a fan favourite in the form of Ash's Charizard, which should be a real treat for Pokémon fans who have been following the anime since Ash's adventures in Kanto and Johto.
The first episode of the arc will be aired in Japan on the 17th of January 2013, and for those of you interested in viewing the trailer, you can do so here.