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2012: Masters Division Challenge
マスターせかいおうじゃに いどめ! Challenge the Master World Champion!
Battle Rules: Double Battle
Double Battle. Use four Pokémon.
Levels will be set to Lv. 50.
No duplicate Pokémon or held items.
Battle the Top 4 Finalists from the
2012 Pokémon World Championships!

The 2012: Masters Division Challenge (Japanese: マスターせかいおうじゃに いどめ! Challenge the Master World Champion!) tournament features the top four contestants from Master Division from the World Championship Nationals that were held in Hawaii in August 2012. It is part of the series of tournaments based off of the tournament finalists. Its distribution began on November 18, 2012 for Japanese and international releases and will begin on April 4, 2013 for Korean release.

The tournament is conducted under Double Battle rules; therefore, the opponents will pick four of their six Pokémon to battle with. All Pokémon will be set to level 50. No duplicate Pokémon or held items are allowed, and no moves are banned. The Soul Dew is the only held item banned.

Due to an error in World Finalist Abel's team, a fixed version of the tournament has been released under the name 2012 Master Division Challenge (without the colon) since on November 20, 2012 for international releases.[1]


World Champion Ray

World Runner-up Wolfe

World Finalist Abel

The only difference between the original and the updated version is that his Metagross knows the illegal move Ice Beam instead of the move Ice Punch.

World Finalist Joe


  • Masters Division World Champion Ray Rizzo as "World Champion Ray"
  • Masters Division Runner-up Wolfe Glick as "World Runner-up Wolfe"
  • Masters Division 3rd Place Finisher Abel Martin Sanz as "World Finalist Abel"
  • Masters Division 4th Place Finisher Joe Pulkowski as "World Finalist Joe"

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese マスターせかいおうじゃに いどめ!
France Flag.png French Défi catégorie vétéran 2012
Germany Flag.png German Meisterklassen-Herausforderung 2012
Italy Flag.png Italian Categoria Master 2012
South Korea Flag.png Korean 주니어 세계강자에게 도전하자!
Spain Flag.png Spanish Reto Categoría Máster 2012


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