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The Pokémon Game Show (Japanese: ポケモンゲームショー Pokémon Game Show) was a promotional event held on August 17 and 18, 2013. It was held at the Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.
Junichi Masuda, Imakuni?, Ray Rizzo, and Shokotan and the hosts from Pokémon Smash! appeared at the event. The Pokémon Smash! hosts played an exhibition match of Pokémon X and Y.
Many cosplayers attended the event. At one point, cosplayers for all the player characters in the games arrived to perform a countdown.
There was an area where visitors could pre-order Pokémon X and Y.
Demos for Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Rumble U were playable at the event. While Pokémon Rumble U was already released at the time of this event, this was the first time demos for Pokémon X and Y were playable.
There was a corner with a stage where games of Pokédex Game Pokémania were run. There was also an area with a mass of Pokémon Tretta arcade machines available for visitors to play.
A trailer announcing Pokémon Origins premiered at this event.
A retrospective featuring Pikachu leaving Pokémon Red being run on a Game Boy, then walking past previous games on their respective consoles until arriving at Pokémon X and Y aired at the event. At the end of this video, a short clip of HD Blaziken and Lucario facing each other in a city briefly appeared, seemingly hinting at an upcoming HD Pokémon game.
The games featured in this promotional video were Pokémon Red on a Game Boy, a Generation I game on a Game Boy, Pokémon Snap on a Nintendo 64, Pokémon Gold on a Game Boy Advance, Pokémon Gold or Silver on a Game Boy Advance, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge a Game Boy Advance, Pokémon Sapphire on a Game Boy Advance, Pokémon Ruby or Sapphire on a Game Boy Advance, Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! on a Game Boy Advance, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire on a Game Boy Advance, Pokémon Channel on a Nintendo GameCube, Pokémon Trozei! on a Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Pearl on a Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Ranger on a Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Diamond on a Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Battle Revolution on a Wii, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs on a Nintendo 3DS, My Pokémon Ranch on a Wii, Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure on a Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Black or White on a Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Black on a Nintendo 3DS, Pokédex 3D or Pokédex 3D Pro on a Nintendo 3DS, and PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond on a Wii. After jumping through the portal in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Pikachu surfs on a Pokémon Trading Card Game card and passes various cards and all the TCG type symbols (including Fairy), surfs over the top of a Pokémon Battle Chess board with Xerneas and Yveltal pieces, then surfs over some Pokédex Game Pokémania cards and jumps onto one, and is then lifted up to a Pokémon Tretta machine with several pucks. From here, a light bridge appears leading past Pokémon Rumble U on a Wii U, which Pikachu walks along, walking past Pokémon Conquest on a Nintendo 3DS XL, Pokémon Dream Radar on a Nintendo 3DS XL, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity on a Nintendo 3DS XL, terminating at Pokémon X and Y on a Nintendo 3DS XL systems. The screen cuts to "2013.10.12 On Sale" (the release date of Pokémon X and Y), but is affected by static, with a face-off between high resolution models of Blaziken and Lucario in a detailed city environment appearing briefly (later revealed to be Pokkén Tournament). The video finishes with credits.
Tournaments and competitions
Video game battle corner
There was a battle corner where players could battle other attendees with Generation V games. Games with rental teams were available for use for players without a Generation V game.
At one point, a player was selected to battle against three-time Pokémon Video Game World Champion Ray Rizzo on stage. The selected player, Naruki Konno, defeated Rizzo. Rizzo communicated via an interpreter.
Trading Card Game tournament
A Pokémon Trading Card Game tournament, called the Pokémon Card Game Pokémon Game Show Tournament ~"Mystery Card" Battle~, was held each day at the event. In this tournament, it was said that cards never seen before would be used. Winners of TCG battles obtained exclusive Pokémon Game Show promotional cards. Players who won three games in a row received a Pikachu Coin; the top four players received an original promo card: Keldeo-EX on the 17th and a Rayquaza-EX on the 18th.
There were two age brackets: Primary School League, which primary school-age or younger children could enter; and Open League, where all ages could enter. The games were played with 60-card decks using 6 prizes. Players had to bring along their own 60-card deck, and at the start of the event were given two copies Team Flare Grunt in a sealed "mystery pack", which had to replace two of the player's cards; players could keep the Team Flare Grunt cards after participating. No rental decks were be available.
Pokémon Tretta Lab
A Pokémon Tretta Lab was available, where Rookie Pokémon Tretta Pikachu was given away as a present. Attendees also had the chance to challenge the Red Genesect. Winners received a Red Genesect Trophy.
Pokémon Center store
The logo used for the temporary Pokémon Center store
A temporary Pokémon Center store was set up at the event. As well as selling Pokémon merchandise like all Pokémon Centers, it also had a capsule-toy vending machine selling Pokémon Scramble U NFC figures; special Black Kyurem and White Kyurem figures exclusive to the event were available here.
Scramble U White Kyurem Figure
Scramble U Black Kyurem Figure
Pokémon Game Show Pokémon
These Pokémon were distributed randomly over two separate distribution periods, giving players two chances to obtain two different Pokémon. Each Pokémon is based on a Pokémon used by previous Pokémon Champions. Their level and moveset are based on the respective originated main game series. These Pokémon have IVs of 30 for all stats.
This Pokémon is based on Blue's Pidgeot in Pokémon Red and Green. The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, February 27, 1996.
This Pokémon is based on Lance's Dragonite in Pokémon Gold and Silver. The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, November 21, 1999.
This Pokémon is based on Steven's Metagross in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, November 21, 2002.
This Pokémon is based on Wallace's Milotic in Pokémon Emerald. The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, September 16, 2004.
This Pokémon is based on Cynthia's Spiritomb in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, September 28, 2006.
This Pokémon is based on Alder's Volcarona in Pokémon Black and White. The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, September 18, 2010.
This Pokémon is based on Iris's Haxorus from the first battle in Normal Mode in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, June 23, 2012.
TCG tournament info
Official video from the event