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The 2012 Pokémon World Championships was the ninth annual invitation-only championships for players in the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon video games, marking the fourth consecutive year of this international event. The event was held in August 2012 at Waikoloa, Hawaii. This was the fourth time that the city hosted the World Championships, the previous three years being 2006, 2007,and 2010.

Trading Card Game Championships

The Pokémon Trading Card Game continued with the 2011-12 Modified format introduced this year using all cards from HeartGold & SoulSilver onward. Players were able to receive invites from outstanding performances at their country's National Championships, the previous year's World Championships, or through the number of Championship Points they have compared to others in their region.

Video Game Championships

The 2012 Video Game Championships were held from 10th to 12th August at Waikaloa, Hawaii.

As there are no new versions of the game released this year, participants used the Black and White Versions for the tournament.


All matches were conducted via Double Battles and any Pokémon in the National Pokédex could be entered, with the exception of Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect.

Similar to Flat Battle mode, Pokémon of Levels 51 and above were temporarily reduced to Level 50, while Pokémon Level 50 and below retained their levels. Held items may be used, but no two Pokémon from the same team may hold the same held item. Players were not allowed to change their held items after they have registered, and can only use items from within the game and those received at an official Pokémon event or promotion.

Moves were restricted to those learnt from the game through leveling up, breeding, TMs and HMs, from a character in the game or from an official event or promotion. Sky Drop and Dark Void were banned in this format, with Sky Drop being banned due to a glitch.

The Wonder Launcher may not be used.

Event Pokémon

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball Pikachu Dex No. 025 Timid nature. Flying Fly Event Ribbon
Lv. 50 Type   Electric Thunderbolt
Spr 5b 025 f.png Electric Unknown Worlds 2012 Grass Grass Knot
OT WORLD12 Apparently had a Normal Protect
ID No. 08122 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in the United States
on August 12, 2012.
Item Ability Lv. 50.
Light Ball Light Ball Lightningrod  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

See also

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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
2015: The Flying HammerPunches 'n' BitesHonorStoisePrimal Groudon
2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo