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Pokémon X & Y Battle Tournament announced

Nintendo UK has announced details of the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014.



Prizes for winners include a trip to Tokyo and a range of Nintendo products. Four players will also receive fast track entry to take part in the UK Pokémon Video Game Championship series, taking place in May.

The qualifying events will begin on 1st March at selected GAME stores and shopping centres across the UK, with the Grand Final taking place in London in April. The two top placing Trainers from the ‘Ultimate Pokémon Expert’ and ‘Junior Expert’ age categories at the Grand Final will then be offered fast track entry to the Pokémon UK Video Game Championships event this coming Spring.

Four titles are up for grabs:


Ultimate Pokémon Expert – open to those aged thirteen years or older
Junior Expert – for Pokémon Trainers 12 or under
Ultimate Team – open for two family members (one aged 16 or older, and one 12 or under)
Pokémon Apprentice – for new Pokémon enthusiasts

The winners of each category will be crowned at the Nintendo Grand Final in London on 26th April.

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