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Revision as of 01:47, 16 February 2013

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The Pokémon Trading Card Game 2008 World Championships was the fifth World Championships event hosted by Pokémon Organized Play. Its venue was the Hilton Hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and the event ran from August 15 through August 17. The event used the EX Holon Phantoms onwards Modified Format.

Knockout Brackets

Junior Division

Round 9   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
9  Joey Gaffney CA  
1  Tristan Robinson US     1  Tristan Robinson US  
7  Jacob Tamm US   7  Jacob Tamm US  
10  Emily Chan NO       1  Tristan Robinson US  
5  Sean Goh MY       3  Simone Zucchelli IT  
15  Joshua Simon US     5  Sean Goh MY
12  Olliver Barr US   3  Simone Zucchelli IT  
3  Simone Zucchelli IT       1  Tristan Robinson US
2  Takuto Itagaki JP       2  Takuto Itagaki JP
13  Andrew Lin Sun Choong AU     2  Takuto Itagaki JP  
11  Ty Wheeler US   6  Jun Hasebe JP  
6  Jun Hasebe JP       2  Takuto Itagaki JP
16  Heikki Kettunen FI       4  Noah Lawson US  
8  Kazuho Mizuta JP     8  Kazuho Mizuta JP
14  Olivier Marcant FR   4  Noah Lawson US  
4  Noah Lawson US  


Senior Division

Round 9   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
5  Aziz Al-Yami US  
11  Malik Hisyam Bin Zaihan MY     5  Aziz Al-Yami US  
16  Keegan Cox US   2  Paul Atanassov CA  
2  Paul Atanassov CA       2  Paul Atanassov CA  
9  Jonathan Bristow US       3  Nicholas Kolibas US  
8  Garrett Farrington US     8  Garrett Farrington US
10  Justin Bokhari US   3  Nicholas Kolibas US  
3  Nicholas Kolibas US       2  Paul Atanassov CA
1  Dylan Lefavour US       1  Dylan Lefavour US
13  Takashi Yoneda JP     1  Dylan Lefavour US  
14  Tord Reklev NO   6  Andy Meier US  
6  Andy Meier US       1  Dylan Lefavour US
7  Dylan Bryan US       4  Curran Hill US  
15  Tim Hornung US     7  Dylan Bryan US
12  Christian Miller US   4  Curran Hill US  
4  Curran Hill US  


Masters Division

Round 9   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
8  Esa Juntunen FI  
11  Agustin Pugliese AR     8  Esa Juntunen FI  
14  Kyle Sabelhaus US   4  Jimmy O'Brien US  
4  Jimmy O'Brien US       4  Jimmy O'Brien US  
10  Sami Sekkoum GB       2  Khanh Le NO  
7  Frank Diaz US     7  Frank Diaz US
2  Khanh Le NO   2  Khanh Le NO  
15  Morten Gundesen DK       2  Khanh Le NO
16  John Silvestro US       1  Jason Klaczynski US
1  Jason Klaczynski US     1  Jason Klaczynski US  
12  Tom Dolezal US   5  Yacine Sekkoum GB  
5  Yacine Sekkoum GB       1  Jason Klaczynski US
6  Takae Suzuki JP       3  Gino Lombardi US  
13  David Atanassov CA     6  Takae Suzuki JP
3  Gino Lombardi US   3  Gino Lombardi US  
9  Matthew Koo CA  


Invitation structure

Junior Senior Masters
2007 World Champions 4 4 4
National Championships Juniors Seniors Masters
Argentina 2 2 2
Australia 2 2 2
Austria 2 2 2
Belgium/Luxembourg 2 2 2
Canada 4 4 4
Chile 2 2 2
Czech Republic 2 2 2
Denmark 3 3 3
Finland 3 3 3
France 4 4 4
Germany 4 4 4
Italy 4 4 4
Japan 5 5 5
Malaysia 2 2 2
Malta 2 2 2
Mexico 4 4 4
Netherlands 4 4 4
New Zealand 2 2 2
Norway 4 4 4
Philippines 2 2 2
Portugal 2 2 2
Singapore 2 2 2
Slovenia 2 2 2
Spain 2 2 2
South Africa 2 2 2
Sweden 2 2 2
Switzerland 2 2 2
United Kingdom 4 4 4
United States 8 8 8
Premier Ratings Juniors Seniors Masters
Ratings APAC Zone 4 4 4
Ratings LA Zone 2 2 2
Ratings NA Zone 25 25 25
Ratings EU Zone 20 20 20
Last Chance Qualifier Juniors Seniors Masters
Guaranteed Invites 25 22 12

Previously, there were four guaranteed invites per division in the Last Chance Qualifiers: however, due to unprecedented numbers of players, Pokémon Organized Play announced an additional 47 invites into the World Championships. Similarly, it was announced at the United Kingdom Nationals that fourth place in each division would, in addition to the top three finishing players, receive an invitation to the championships.

There were, in total, 435 invites announced (also known as Travel Awards) for the 2008 World Championships; 145 in each division. Of these, Pokémon Organized Play sponsored and paid for 41 Travel Awards, including the top four finishers in last year's World Championships. After the announcement of various additional invitations, there were at least 485 invitations available for the World Championships.

Event Pokémon

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball LUCARIO Dex No. 448 Adamant nature. Fighting Force Palm Classic Ribbon
Lv. 30 Type   Ground Bone Rush
Spr 5b 448.png Fighting Steel Pokémon Event Fire Sunny Day
OT WORLD08 Apparently had a Fire Blaze Kick
ID No. 08178 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in the United States
on August 17, 2008.
Item Ability Lv. 30.
Leftovers Leftovers Inner Focus  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was obtained from the Poké Mart.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.


Pokémon World Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game only 2004-2008; TCG and Video Games 2009-on
2004: Blaziken TechMagma SpiritRocky BeachTeam Rushdown
2005: Bright AuraDark TyranitarKing of the WestQueendom
2006: B-L-SEeveelutionsMewtrickSuns & Moons
2007: FlyveesLegendary AscentRamboltSwift Empoleon
2008: Bliss ControlEmpotechIntimidationPsychic Lock
2009: StallgonCrowned TigerQueengarLuxdrill
2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
2013: Anguille Sous RocheAmerican GothicDarkraiUltimate Team Plasma
2014: Plasma PowerTrevgorEmerald KingCrazy Punch
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo


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