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This article is about the in-game location and competition. For the real-world competitions, see World Championships.
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon World Tournament
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
B2W2 Prelease World Tournament Cynthia Eng.png
Map description: Trainers who are proud of their skills compete in tournaments.
Location: South of Driftveil City
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Pokémon World Tournament Map.png
Location of Pokémon World Tournament in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

The Pokémon World Tournament (Japanese: ポケモンワールドトーナメント Pokémon World Tournament), also known as the PWT, is a facility in Unova in Black 2 and White 2.

It is located to the south of Driftveil City, where the Cold Storage used to be in Pokémon Black and White. It is also connected to the Relic Passage and contains a harbor where one ship is perpetually docked. Prominent Trainers from previous games gather here to participate in battles in an eight person single-elimination tournament. Single Battles, Double Battles, Triple Battles, and Rotation Battles are held here. Special Trainers can be downloaded via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. It also contains the move relearner, Move Deleter, and several Move Tutors.

It was built by Clay to encourage development in Driftveil City. Tournaments are occasionally shown on television.

The Pokémon World Tournament
aka the PWT

Call it what you like!


Tournaments (left attendant)


Main article: Driftveil Tournament

Unlocked when the Pokémon World Tournament is first visited, this tournament has many Trainers, with eighteen different competitors. All Pokémon are able to battle in this tournament. The first time it is entered, only Hugh, Cheren, and Colress can be battled, exclusively using level 25 Pokémon. The player, however, may battle with Pokémon of higher levels without being reduced. All entries from the second onwards have different Trainers, with the additional restriction of all Pokémon being reduced to level 25.


Main article: Rental Tournament

The player will receive rental Pokémon to use during battle. Three rental Pokémon will be chosen out of a choice of six for all opponents. All Pokémon will be at level 50. This is unlocked after the Driftveil Tournament has been won once.


Main article: Mix Tournament

The opponents and their teams are the same as the ones from the Driftveil Tournament; however, Pokémon are set to level 50 instead. Additionally, Trainers will choose one Pokémon from each other's teams to be swapped before battle. All Pokémon are able to battle in this tournament. This is unlocked after the Driftveil Tournament has been won once.


"Download Tournament is a tournament that you can download from the black PC next to me. The rules are different for each tournament. Please check the detailed rules before participating. The winner will be rewarded with a little more BP than usual. Good luck!"

Several tournaments can only be downloaded via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Only data for three download tournaments can be saved at a time.

Tournament Starting Date Battle Rule
Japanese English Japanese English
2012 Japan Representative Challenge
N/A June 23, 2012 N/A Double Battle
Gathered! Gym Leader!
N/A July 14, 2012 N/A Double Battle
チャンピオン ワタルにちょうせん!
Challenge the Champion Wataru!
N/A July 14, 2012 N/A Single Battle
伝説の ローテーションバトル!
The Legendary Rotation Battle!
N/A August 11, 2012 N/A Rotation Battle
The Battle Between Legendary Pokémon
N/A September 15, 2012 N/A Single Battle*
ジュニアせかいおうじゃに いどめ!
Challenge the Junior World Champion!
2012 Junior Division Challenge* October 22, 2012 to
October 24, 2012
October 21, 2012 to
October 23, 2012
Double Battle
ジュニアせかいおうじゃに いどめ!!
Challenge the Junior World Champion!
2012: Junior Division Challenge* October 24, 2012 October 23, 2012 Double Battle
シニアせかいおうじゃに いどめ!
Challenge the Senior World Champion!
2012: Senior Division Challenge November 5, 2012 November 5, 2012 Double Battle
マスターせかいおうじゃに いどめ!
Challenge the Master World Champion!
2012: Masters Division Challenge* November 19, 2012 November 18, 2012 to
November 20, 2012
Double Battle
マスターせかいおうじゃに いどめ!!
Challenge the Master World Champion!
2012 Masters Division Challenge* N/A November 20, 2012 Double Battle
イッシュリーグに キミも ちょうせん!
You Challenge the Isshu League Too!
N/A December 3, 2012 to
January 31, 2013
N/A Single Battle*

Specialty tournaments (right attendant)

Unova Leaders

Main article: Unova Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders (and several former Gym Leaders) from the Unova region, along with Bianca. All Pokémon are able to battle in this tournament. This is unlocked after entering the Hall of Fame.

Kanto Leaders

Main article: Kanto Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Kanto region. This is unlocked after winning the Unova Leaders Tournament once.

Johto Leaders

Main article: Johto Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Johto region. This is unlocked after winning the Unova Leaders Tournament once.

Hoenn Leaders

Main article: Hoenn Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Hoenn region. This is unlocked after winning the Unova Leaders Tournament once.

Sinnoh Leaders

Main article: Sinnoh Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Sinnoh region. This is unlocked after winning the Unova Leaders Tournament once.

World Leaders

Main article: World Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from all five regions (and several former Gym Leaders), along with Bianca. This is unlocked after winning the Unova, Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh Leaders Tournaments.


Main article: Champions Tournament

The opponents consist of Pokémon Champions from all five regions. This is unlocked after winning the World Leaders Tournament 10 times.

Rental Master

Main article: Rental Master Tournament

The rules are the same as those of the Rental Tournament, except all rental Pokémon will be fully evolved, with the exception of Porygon2. Opponents will consist of those of the World Leaders tournament, but their rental Pokémon will vary regardless of the Trainer. This is unlocked after winning the Driftveil, Rental, Mix, Unova Leaders, Kanto Leaders, Johto Leaders, Hoenn Leaders, and Sinnoh Leaders Tournaments once.

Mix Master

Main article: Mix Master Tournament

The rules are the same as those of the Mix Tournament, except that Pokémon of the same species are not allowed, Soul Dew and Sky Drop are banned, and the Pokémon listed below are banned. Opponents consist of only Gym Leaders from Black 2 and White 2 and Bianca, and they will use the same teams from the World Leaders tournament. This is unlocked after winning the Driftveil, Rental, Mix, Unova Leaders, Kanto Leaders, Johto Leaders, Hoenn Leaders, and Sinnoh Leaders Tournaments once.

Type Expert

Main article: Type Expert Tournament

These battles focus on a specific type, which both the player and opponents must exclusively use. This is unlocked after winning the Driftveil, Rental, Mix, Unova Leaders, Kanto Leaders, Johto Leaders, Hoenn Leaders, and Sinnoh Leaders Tournaments once.

Notable participants

Trainer Tournament
Driftveil Unova Leaders Kanto Leaders Johto Leaders Hoenn Leaders Sinnoh Leaders World Leaders Type Master Champions
Alder OD.png Alder
Bianca OD.png Bianca
Blaine OD.png Blaine
Blue OD.png Blue
Brawly OD.png Brawly
Brock OD.png Brock
Brycen OD.png Brycen
Bugsy OD.png Bugsy
Burgh OD.png Burgh
Byron OD.png Byron
Candice OD.png Candice
Cheren OD.png Cheren
Chili OD.png Chili
Chuck OD.png Chuck
Cilan OD.png Cilan
Clair OD.png Clair
Clay OD.png Clay
Colress OD.png Colress
Cress OD.png Cress
Cynthia OD.png Cynthia
Drayden OD.png Drayden
Elesa OD.png Elesa
Erika OD.png Erika
Falkner OD.png Falkner
Fantina OD.png Fantina
Flannery OD.png Flannery
Gardenia OD.png Gardenia
Giovanni OD.png Giovanni
Hugh OD.png Hugh
Janine OD.png Janine
Jasmine OD.png Jasmine
Juan OD.png Juan
Lance OD.png Lance
Lenora OD.png Lenora
Lt Surge OD.png Lt. Surge
Liza OD.png Liza
Marlon OD.png Marlon
Maylene OD.png Maylene
Misty OD.png Misty
Morty OD.png Morty
Norman OD.png Norman
Pryce OD.png Pryce
Red OD.png Red
Roark OD.png Roark
Roxanne OD.png Roxanne
Roxie OD.png Roxie
Sabrina OD.png Sabrina
Skyla OD.png Skyla
Steven OD.png Steven
Tate OD.png Tate
Volkner OD.png Volkner
Crasher Wake OD.png Wake
Wallace OD.png Wallace
Wattson OD.png Wattson
Whitney OD.png Whitney
Winona OD.png Winona

Banned Pokémon

While explicitly stated in the rules of various tournaments that "Legendary or mythical Pokémon may not participate", not all legendary Pokémon are prohibited from participating.

The following Pokémon are not allowed in any of the tournaments except where noted above:

Mewtwo Mewtwo Mew Mew Lugia Lugia Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Celebi Celebi Kyogre Kyogre Groudon Groudon
Rayquaza Rayquaza Jirachi Jirachi Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Dialga Dialga
Palkia Palkia Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Phione Phione Manaphy Manaphy Darkrai Darkrai Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Arceus Arceus Victini Victini Reshiram Reshiram Zekrom Zekrom Kyurem Kyurem Kyurem Black
Kyurem White
Keldeo Keldeo
Ordinary Form
Keldeo Keldeo
Resolute Form
Meloetta Meloetta
Aria Forme
Meloetta Meloetta
Pirouette Forme
Genesect Genesect Egg Egg

Battle Points

Battle Points will be awarded for winning a tournament. If the player loses, a shard will be given as a consolation prize. Battle Points vary depending on the tournament and performance.

Battle Points
Tournament Single Double Triple Rotation
Driftveil 1 1 2 2
Rental 1 1 2 2
Mix 1 1 2 2
Unova Leaders 1 1 2 2
Kanto Leaders 2 2 3 3
Johto Leaders 2 2 3 3
Hoenn Leaders 2 2 3 3
Sinnoh Leaders 2 2 3 3
Rental Master 2 2 3 3
World Leaders 3-9 3-12 3-18 3-12
Champions 3-9 3-12 3-18 3-12

Exchange Service Corner

Left attendant
TM Normal TM17 (Protect)
TM Normal TM20 (Safeguard)
TM Normal TM32 (Double Team)
TM Fire TM59 (Incinerate)
TM Fighting TM31 (Brick Break)
TM Ice TM79 (Frost Breath)
TM Bug TM89 (U-turn)
TM Normal TM10 (Hidden Power)
TM Rock TM23 (Smack Down)
TM Normal TM48 (Round)
TM Normal TM75 (Swords Dance)
TM Normal TM87 (Swagger)
TM Flying TM88 (Pluck)
TM Poison TM34 (Sludge Wave)
TM Psychic TM51 (Ally Switch)
TM Dark TM60 (Quash)
TM Normal TM64 (Explosion)
TM Normal TM77 (Psych Up)
Right attendant
Protein Protein
Calcium Calcium
Iron Iron
Zinc Zinc
Carbos Carbos
Fire Stone Fire Stone
Thunderstone Thunderstone
Water Stone Water Stone
Leaf Stone Leaf Stone
Scope Lens Scope Lens
Wide Lens Wide Lens
Muscle Band Muscle Band
Wise Glasses Wise Glasses
Razor Claw Razor Claw
Razor Fang Razor Fang
Binding Band Binding Band
Focus Band Focus Band
Zoom Lens Zoom Lens
Iron Ball Iron Ball
Air Balloon Air Balloon
Power Bracer Power Bracer
Power Belt Power Belt
Power Lens Power Lens
Power Band Power Band
Power Anklet Power Anklet
Power Weight Power Weight
Toxic Orb Toxic Orb
Flame Orb Flame Orb
White Herb White Herb
Power Herb Power Herb
Absorb Bulb Absorb Bulb
Cell Battery Cell Battery
Red Card Red Card
Eject Button Eject Button
Choice Band Choice Band
Choice Specs Choice Specs
Choice Scarf Choice Scarf
Focus Sash Focus Sash
Life Orb Life Orb
Rare Candy Rare Candy


Item Location Games
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether Outside; near road (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Rocky Helmet Sprite.png Rocky Helmet Outside; from the Worker southeast of the fountain  B2  W2 
Bag Zinc Sprite.png Zinc Outside; in trash can near fountain (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up Outside; on the pier  B2  W2 

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Pokémon World Tournament in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Vaporeon Water Plasma Freeze Uncommon 20/116 Thunder Knuckle Uncommon 009/051


  • Iris is the only character to have been Champion at the time of release to be absent from the tournament, and one of only two Gym Leaders to be absent from it, the other being Koga. Bianca is the only participant of Unova Leaders and World Leaders that isn't a Gym Leader.
    • Also, Blue and Wallace both have been Gym Leaders and are the only ones that don't take part in a Leader Tournament but still take part in a Tournament. This may be because they have been Champions.
  • All rental Pokémon in the Pokémon World Tournament have an ID number of 41122.
  • The Champions Tournament is the only tournament that does not play the track PWT決勝戦! PWT Final! during its final match, playing the battle theme of the respective Champion instead.
  • Unlike other battle facilities, such as the Battle Frontier and Battle Subway, the Pokémon World Tournament is not streak-based, nor does it force the player to save their game at any point before, during or after their challenge.
  • It is explicitly stated that the world's best Trainers gather at the Pokémon World Tournement; however, there is no tournament for any members of any Elite Four and none of them appear in any other tournament.
  • The in-game maps show the Pokémon World Tournament facility to be on the mainland of Unova. However, the facility is actually on an island.
  • If a Pokémon caught in the Cold Storage is traded to Black 2 or White 2, its status screen will say it was caught at the "PWT".

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 神奇寶貝世界錦標賽 Shénqí-bǎobèi Shìjiè Jǐnbiāosài
France Flag.png French Pokémon World Tournament
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon World Tournament
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon World Tournament
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬월드토너먼트 Pokémon World Tournament
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon World Tournament

Pokémon World Tournaments
Left attendant DriftveilMixRental
Right attendant
Specialty tournaments
Mix MasterRental MasterChampions
Gym Leader tournaments UnovaKantoJohtoHoennSinnohWorld (KantoJohtoHoennSinnohUnova)
Type Expert Tournaments NormalFightingFlyingPoisonGroundRockBugGhostSteelFireWaterGrass
Download Tournaments 2012 Japan Representative ChallengeGathered! Gym Leader!Challenge the Champion Lance!
The Legendary Rotation Battle!The Battle Between Legendary Pokémon
2012: Division Challenge (JuniorSeniorMasters)You Challenge the Isshu League Too!

Trio Badge.png Basic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Freeze Badge.png Legend Badge.png
Basic Badge.png Toxic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Legend Badge.png Wave Badge.png
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
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