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Pokémon Video Game Showdown 2008

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The Pokémon Video Game Showdown was a massive Pokémon video game tournament. It pitted 128 players against each other in two age groups: the Senior Division and Junior Division. This tournament was, starting in 2009, replaced with the Pokémon Video Game Championships.

Contest workings

128 players assemble in a playing area, and pairs of players are randomly selected to play against each other at small tables with poles with numbers on them and two Nintendo DS Lite systems which are connected to an internal machine by wires; the DS cartridges are inserted into slots on the table. The battles are Double Battles and use the Double Cup rules. Players are gradually eliminated as they lose, until eight remain. These eight will go to the championships in Orlando, Florida. However, the contest continues on to decide the winner of a Wii, three extra Wii Remotes, and a copy of Pokémon Battle Revolution.

Qualifier tournaments

Two qualifier tournaments in the US and two in Japan decide who the top sixteen in each age group of each country are. These 64 players went to the championships in Orlando, Florida on August 15, 2008.

Championships

The championships were held in Orlando, Florida on August 15, 2008.

Event Pokémon

During the championships, a Lucario was distributed to players who attended the event.

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.

Tournament tree

Junior Division

  Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
                                               
1  Shouta Yokoyama JP  
32  Bye  
  1  Shouta Yokoyama JP  
  16  Kento Mikata JP  
17  Rayad Khan US
16  Kento Mikata JP  
  16  Kento Mikata JP  
  8  Mychael Bryan US  
9  Kousuke Shimizu JP  
24  Riho Maeda JP  
  9  Riho Maeda JP
  8  Mychael Bryan US  
25  Nagisa Marui JP
8  Mychael Bryan US  
  16  Kento Mikata JP  
  21  Genki Taketomi JP  
26  Misato Morioka JP  
10  Vincent Taylor US  
  28  Vincent Taylor US
  12  Genki Taketomi JP  
21  Genki Taketomi JP
12  Joshua Winfield US  
  21  Genki Taketomi JP
  29  Yuuki Takekawa JP  
13  Yudai Tachibana JP  
20  Alexander Cainglet US  
  20  Alexander Cainglet US
  29  Yuuki Takekawa JP  
29  Yuuki Takekawa JP
4  Wesley Bryan US  
16  Kento Mikata JP
18  Knight Silvayne US
3  Alexander Chong US  
30  Yuuho Takimoto JP  
  30  Yuuho Takimoto JP  
  19  Takumi Andou JP  
19  Takumi Andou JP
14  Christopher Tkach US  
  19  Takumi Andou JP  
  22  Takerou Toyonaga JP  
11  Grace Arnold US  
22  Takerou Toyonaga JP  
  22  Takerou Toyonaga JP
  27  Whitney Bryan US  
27  Whitney Bryan US
6  Shougo Izumi JP  
  22  Takerou Toyonaga JP
  18  Knight Silvayne US  
7  Ikuya Shimizu JP  
26  Yasuhisa Hosono JP  
  7  Ikuya Shimizu JP
  10  Atsushi Iwamiya JP  
23  Aaron Zheng US
10  Atsushi Iwamiya JP  
  7  Ikuya Shimizu JP
  18  Knight Silvayne US  
15  Samuel Hill US  
18  Knight Silvayne US  
  18  Knight Silvayne US
  31  Alex Castanares US  
31  Alex Castanares US
2  Luis Gonzalez US  

Senior Division

  Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
                                               
1  Chihiro Doken JP  
16  Jeremy Au-Yeung US  
  32  Jeremy Au-Yeung US  
  16  Minori Miyauchi JP  
17  Ray Rizzo US
16  Minori Miyauchi JP  
  16  Minori Miyauchi JP  
  8  Christopher Halordin-Tsai US  
9  Kousuke Shimizu JP  
24  Riho Maeda JP  
  24  Yoshiaki Katsuyama JP
  8  Christopher Halordin-Tsai US  
25  Paul Hornak US
8  Yoshiaki Katsuyama JP  
  8  Christopher Halordin-Tsai US  
  28  Yasuhito Kajiwara JP  
26  Taylor Owen US  
10  Christopher Halordin-Tsai US  
  28  Yasuhito Kajiwara JP
  12  Natsumi Kunisada JP  
21  Thomas Mifflin US
12  Natsumi Kunisada JP  
  28  Yasuhito Kajiwara JP
  29  Tomoaki Kondou JP  
13  Yoshitomo Tanaka JP  
20  Rick Guerra US  
  20  Yoshitomo Tanaka JP
  29  Tomoaki Kondou JP  
29  Tomoaki Kondou JP
4  Satomi Yamada JP  
28  Yasuhito Kajiwara JP
23  Izuru Yoshimura JP
3  Brian Davila US  
30  Christopher Hunter US  
  3  Brian Davila US  
  19  Berton Bailey US  
19  Berton Bailey US
14  Diego Leon US  
  19  Berton Bailey US  
  11  Hideaki Shimizu JP  
11  Hideaki Shimizu JP  
22  Satoshi Miyazaki JP  
  11  Hideaki Shimizu JP
  6  Aren Douglass US  
27  Tatsuya Ai JP
6  Aren Douglass US  
  11  Hideaki Shimizu JP
  23  Izuru Yoshimura JP  
7  Masataka Ishii JP  
26  Michael Macias US  
  7  Masataka Ishii JP
  23  Izuru Yoshimura JP  
23  Izuru Yoshimura JP
10  Michael Rivera US  
  23  Izuru Yoshimura JP
  2  Ryuuji Saitou US  
15  Noriko Kimura JP  
18  Dylan Bryan US  
  15  Noriko Kimura JP
  2  Ryuuji Saitou JP  
31  Marc Esquerra US
2  Ryuuji Saitou JP  

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