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    Default Spring Friendly; a Pokemon Wi-Fi Tournament

    I don't know if I'm allowed to make this instead of a mod, but I just refreshed my twitter feed and I saw the news. And I'm excited about it.




    Originally tweeted by Serebii


    Serebii Update: Spring Friendly International WiFi Tournament Announced. Registration begins on May 2 Tournament May 10 serebii.net/index2.shtml

    And then on the main site


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    In The Games Department
    Pokémon Black & White - Spring Friendly
    For those with the International games, the new WiFi tournament, the Spring Friendly, has been announced. This WiFi tournament is another tournament which runs the same rules as the previous ones. It contains players from everywhere other than Japan and Korea. Registration opens up at 00:00 UTC on May 2nd and lasts until 23:59 on May 9th with the tournament running from May 10th through to May 14th

    A tournament that we can all take place in from the convenience of our own homes. I guess rules would probably be something important, so I'll include those. For those familiar, they are exactly the same as the rules for the 2012 VGC Tournament.


    Standard Format Style
    All sanctioned Pokémon video game tournaments require players to assemble a team of Pokémon, with items,
    prior to the start of the event. The standard format style for all PLAY! Pokémon tournaments is Double Battle.


    5.1. Double Battle
    In Double Battles, each player selects four Pokémon from his or her party of six to battle with. At the
    start of the battle, players send out the first two Pokémon in their party, making a total of four Pokémon
    on the battlefield. Game play continues until a player knocks out all four of his or her opponent’s
    Pokémon.
    6. Standard Team Construction Rules
    When building a team for a PLAY! Pokémon tournament, all players must adhere to these standard construction
    rules.
    A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number
    Each Pokémon on a player’s team can hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item
    A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same nickname
    A player’s team cannot contain a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example,
    an Unfezant named “Pidove”)
    Pokémon may only use moves that have been learned through one of the following methods:
    o By leveling up
    o By TM or HM
    o As an Egg move, through breeding
    o From a character in the game
    o A move already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion




    The Modified format is the standard tournament format for PLAY! Pokémon video game events. This format will be used at all premier events unless specified otherwise. The Modified format for the 2011–2012 season will use the following restrictions:
    Only Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Game Cards are permitted for use.
    Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–646, that are caught in the
    game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution
    The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team:
    o 150 – Mewtwo
    o 151 – Mew
    o 249 – Lugia
    o 250 – Ho-Oh
    o 251 – Celebi
    o 382 – Kyogre
    o 383 – Groudon
    o 384 – Rayquaza
    o 385 – Jirachi
    o 386 – Deoxys
    o 483 – Dialga
    o 484 – Palkia
    o 487 – Giratina
    o 489 – Phione
    o 490 – Manaphy
    o 491 – Darkrai
    o 492 – Shaymin
    o 493 – Arceus
    o 494 – Victini
    o 643 – Reshiram
    o 644 – Zekrom
    o 646 – Kyurem
    Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box.
    Pokémon above level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration of battle.
    Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities that have been officially released via Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion.
    Pokémon may not know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void.
    The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle.
    Source.


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    I'm probably screwing myself over by saying this, but I figure most people will not be very familiar with the Double Battle Format. If you noticed, there are no tiers. This isn't a Smogon-run tournament, which means there will be a huge difference between what most Competitive Players are used to, along with the fact that there is a big difference between Singles and Doubles.


    If you plan on entering, might I suggest taking a look into VGC-style battling. It's the best practice for Double Battles in this format, since a lot of the main threats will probably carry over. (: If you have any particular questions, you should definitely ask.
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    I'm just gonna use the same team I've used throughout Pokemon Black and hopefully have fun. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer Frankie View Post
    I'm just gonna use the same team I've used throughout Pokemon Black and hopefully have fun. ^^
    I'm sure it will! Good luck with your team! I'm probably going to be using another modified version of my 2012 International Challenge team.

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    Hopefully, this won't be as big a mess as the Autumn Unfriendly.

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    I'll be sticking with the team I used in the last wifi competition myself. Now for the first question that popped in my head when I heard about this: "Why no Winter Friendly Nintendo?"
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    I should probably start training a real team, huh...
    Oh well. I might not enter anyway ^^'


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    Quote Originally Posted by PokeMaster366 View Post
    Hopefully, this won't be as big a mess as the Autumn Unfriendly.
    The 2012 International Challenge wasn't so bad. There were rage-quitters, sure, but it wasn't as bad as the Autumn Friendly. (:

    Quote Originally Posted by Silvershark View Post
    I'll be sticking with the team I used in the last wifi competition myself. Now for the first question that popped in my head when I heard about this: "Why no Winter Friendly Nintendo?"
    Hahaha! Winter is not friendly, that's why. XD

    Quote Originally Posted by Soperman View Post
    I should probably start training a real team, huh...
    Oh well. I might not enter anyway ^^'
    Hahah yeah. It seems that this whole Wi-Fi tourney thing is going to actually be a thing. Having a team for it could be useful. XD But if you don't enter ,it's pointless so. haha

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    Missed the last tournament, not missing this one.
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    Chances are I'll slack off on breeding the team again, but if I do end up getting myself back into pokemon breeding, I'm definitely entering.

    I'll probably get the new Kid Icarus game as soon as I get school work out of the way anyways....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Szayel View Post
    Missed the last tournament, not missing this one.
    Nice! VGC Style tournaments are somewhat of a rarity, so I think everyone interested should definitely try it. (:

    Quote Originally Posted by Zachmac View Post
    Chances are I'll slack off on breeding the team again, but if I do end up getting myself back into pokemon breeding, I'm definitely entering.

    I'll probably get the new Kid Icarus game as soon as I get school work out of the way anyways....
    Psssshhh... Pokemon > Kid Icarus. > jk, haha.

    But yeah, I totally forgot that you were actually pretty active in the Autumn Friendly! Hopefully you do join (again, I get excited for people who are joining. haha)!

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    This is great for people like me who don't have the time to go to real VGCs :]
    Definitely participating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAwesomeGarchompHD View Post
    This is great for people like me who don't have the time to go to real VGCs :]
    Definitely participating.
    Same! Exact same reason why I get hyped about these tournaments (and why my podcast will run a tournament using VGC rules afterwards).

    By the way, for those who need more Pokemon in their lives and are either bored or have lots of time, Episode 20: Renee the Ursaring of my podcast, StriatonRadio, and Episode 76: No Lemon, No Melon of The Pokemon Podcast: It's Super Effective talk about Double Battles and VGCs, so if you need some tips on Double Battles as well, these could be good listens. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by NACHOE! View Post
    Psssshhh... Pokemon > Kid Icarus. > jk, haha.

    But yeah, I totally forgot that you were actually pretty active in the Autumn Friendly! Hopefully you do join (again, I get excited for people who are joining. haha)!
    Something happened to my 3DS charger. :/ Now I can't breed the pokemon myself until I get a new one.

    ....But I could get desperate and offer IOU's to people who are willing to breed for me.
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    I've just registered for this, so hopefully it'll be alright. Skipped the last wi-fi tourney, part out of lack of time and partly due to Autumn Friendly woes.
    Now, just to come up with a team ha

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    I'll participate for fun (not a huge double battler). I need to get started on EV training though.

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    I participate in these things for fun, and for experience if I ever manage to get good enough for the actual 'live' VGC tournaments.
    I hope there aren't as many rage-quitters this time, or none at all; half my total battle count in the 2012 International Challenge were lost to those people...
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    Registrations end today! Hopefully all of you are able to register, and have your teams ready! (:

    Good luck!

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    I entered, which is something I wouldn't normally do because I am not much for competitive battling. I am using my current in-game team. It's not my original White team, but one I am comfortable battling with. Hopefully it will be fun!
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    The competition is live! Good luck to everyone!
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    I've been searching for 2 hours and not one opponent..........

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    Total battles: 17
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    I was off to a rough start when I lost my first battle to a team of Swift Swimmers that did nothing but spam Ice Beam and Surf the whole battle. After that I started doing better, only losing twice more today do to misprediction on my part. And not too many ragequits so far, just one guy that quit as soon as I brought in my Drizzletoed to counter his Ninetales. There was another who disconnected after I beat him, but it happened so late after the battle that the win counted anyways. I suspect it was just a poor connection due to the long loading time before, during, and after the battle. No battle videos yet, had a few iffy battles, but nothing particularly interesting yet.
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    Now I'm regretting not building a team. :/

    Next tournament, I'm going to build my team around rain dance. >:D Then I won't have to worry about Ninetails/Tyranitar.
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    At the end of the day I have 5 wins and 8 losses. My first 8 games were all losses, my last 5 were all wins, and I didn't have any disconnects. I hope I can continue the streak tomorrow.
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    Just registered my team and I'm looking for a battle now. Didn't have time to do so over the past couple of days.

    ...So am I the only one looking for a battle right now or what?

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    So I nervously began the Spring Friendly this morning, after having to navigate some problems with the internet. My first opponent was chosen, and I thought for sure that I didn't stand a chance. Well, I won my first battle. I was happy about it, but quickly lost my second. I have a lot to do around the house today, so I will give a third battle a go later this afternoon. My team is...unconventional at best. We'll see how well they fare later on!
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