First Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Wi-Fi Tournament announced

Two new Pokémon Global Link promotions also revealed
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  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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The first Japanese tournament for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection has been revealed. The tournament is called the Beginning Cup. Beginning Cup Registration starts August 20, 2012 and ends August 23, 2012. This tournament starts August 24, 2012 and ends August 26, 2012.

The tournament is divided into these categories:

  • Masters - participants born before 1996
  • Senior - participants born between 1997 and 2000
  • Junior - participants born after 2001

The Beginning Cup is a Double Battle tournament that only allows Pokémon that are listed in the Unova Pokédex for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect are not allowed to be used in the tournament. Participants who disconnect during the tournament will be penalized under the new rules.

A new C-Gear skin has also been revealed for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. This C-Gear skin represents the 2012 World Championships and has a Pikachu on the skin. This promotion starts August 20, 2012 and ends September 25, 2012.

A new decor for the Dream Home has also been revealed. The Manaphy Doll requires a password that will be given by email from the Pokémon Daisuki Club. This promotion begins August 17, 2012.