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 15th.


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

Event Pokémon

During the championships, special Lucario were given out to the people who came.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Master Ball LUCARIO Dex No. 448 Adamant nature. Fighting Force Palm None
Lv. 30 Type Aug. 17, 2008 Ground Bone Rush
Spr 5b 448.png Fighting Steel Pokémon Event Fire Sunny Day
OT WORLD08 Met at Lv. 30. Fire Blaze Kick
ID No. 08178   This Pokémon was available in the United States
on August 17, 2008.
Item Ability  
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.

Wonder Card

Wonder Card 448MS.png
Battle in Orlando
Thanks for coming
to the Pokémon TCG
World Championships
and Video Game


Junior division

Junior Champion:

  • Knight Silvayne

Junior Finalists:

  • Kento Mikata
  • Genki Taketomi
  • Knight Silvayne
  • Takerou Toyonaga

Senior division

Senior Champion:

  • Izuru Yoshimura

Senior Finalists

  • Christopher Halordain-Tsai
  • Yasuhito Kajiwara
  • Hideaki Shimizu
  • Izuru Yoshimura

External links

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