Pokémon Video Game Showdown 2008

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The Pokémon Video Game Showdown was a massive Pokémon video game tournament held alongside the 2008 World Championships. 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
  LUCARIO Dex No. 448 Adamant nature. Fighting Force Palm  
Lv. 30 Type   Ground Bone Rush
  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 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    
32  Bye  
  1  Shouta Yokoyama    
  16  Kento Mikata    
17  Rayad Khan  
16  Kento Mikata    
  16  Kento Mikata    
  8  Mychael Bryan    
9  Kousuke Shimizu    
24  Riho Maeda    
  9  Riho Maeda  
  8  Mychael Bryan    
25  Nagisa Marui  
8  Mychael Bryan    
  16  Kento Mikata    
  21  Genki Taketomi    
26  Misato Morioka    
10  Vincent Taylor    
  28  Vincent Taylor  
  12  Genki Taketomi    
21  Genki Taketomi  
12  Joshua Winfield    
  21  Genki Taketomi  
  29  Yuuki Takekawa    
13  Yudai Tachibana    
20  Alexander Cainglet    
  20  Alexander Cainglet  
  29  Yuuki Takekawa    
29  Yuuki Takekawa  
4  Wesley Bryan    
16  Kento Mikata  
18  Knight Silvayne  
3  Alexander Chong    
30  Yuuho Takimoto    
  30  Yuuho Takimoto    
  19  Takumi Andou    
19  Takumi Andou  
14  Christopher Tkach    
  19  Takumi Andou    
  22  Takerou Toyonaga    
11  Grace Arnold    
22  Takerou Toyonaga    
  22  Takerou Toyonaga  
  27  Whitney Bryan    
27  Whitney Bryan  
6  Shougo Izumi    
  22  Takerou Toyonaga  
  18  Knight Silvayne    
7  Ikuya Shimizu    
26  Yasuhisa Hosono    
  7  Ikuya Shimizu  
  10  Atsushi Iwamiya    
23  Aaron Zheng  
10  Atsushi Iwamiya    
  7  Ikuya Shimizu  
  18  Knight Silvayne    
15  Samuel Hill    
18  Knight Silvayne    
  18  Knight Silvayne  
  31  Alex Castanares    
31  Alex Castanares  
2  Luis Gonzalez    

Senior Division

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

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