Pokémon World Tournament

This article is about the in-game location and competition. For the real-world competitions, see World Championships.
Pokémon World Tournament
PWT
ポケモンワールドトーナメント
Pokémon World Tournament
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
B2W2 Prelease World Tournament Cynthia Eng.png
Map description: Trainers who are proud of their skills compete in tournaments.
Location: South of Driftveil City
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Pokémon World Tournament Map.png
Location of Pokémon World Tournament in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

The Pokémon World Tournament (Japanese: ポケモンワールドトーナメント Pokémon World Tournament), also known as the PWT, is a facility in Unova in Black 2 and White 2.

It is located to the south of Driftveil City, where the Cold Storage used to be in Pokémon Black and White. It is also connected to the Relic Passage and contains a harbor where one ship is perpetually docked. Prominent Trainers from previous games gather here to participate in battles in an eight-person single-elimination tournament. Single Battles, Double Battles, Triple Battles, and Rotation Battles are held here. Special Trainers can be downloaded via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. It also contains the Move Reminder, Move Deleter, and several Move Tutors.

It was built by Clay to encourage development in Driftveil City. Tournaments are occasionally shown on television.

The Pokémon World Tournament
aka the PWT

Call it what you like!

Tournaments

Tournaments (left attendant)

Driftveil

Main article: Driftveil Tournament

Unlocked when the Pokémon World Tournament is first visited, this tournament has many Trainers, with eighteen different competitors. All Pokémon are able to battle in this tournament. The first time it is entered, only Hugh, Cheren, and Colress can be battled, exclusively using level 25 Pokémon. The player, however, may battle with Pokémon of higher levels without being reduced. All entries from the second onward have different Trainers, with the additional restriction of all Pokémon being reduced to level 25.

Rental

Main article: Rental Tournament

The player will receive rental Pokémon to use during battle. Three rental Pokémon will be chosen out of a choice of six for all opponents. All Pokémon will be at level 50. This is unlocked after the Driftveil Tournament has been won once.

Mix

Main article: Mix Tournament

The opponents and their teams are the same as the ones from the Driftveil Tournament; however, Pokémon are set to level 50 instead. Additionally, Trainers will choose one Pokémon from each other's teams to be swapped before battle. All Pokémon are able to battle in this tournament. This is unlocked after the Driftveil Tournament has been won once.

Download

"Download Tournament is a tournament that you can download from the black PC next to me. The rules are different for each tournament. Please check the detailed rules before participating. The winner will be rewarded with a little more BP than usual. Good luck!"

Several tournaments can only be downloaded via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Only data for three download tournaments can be saved at a time. Since May 20, 2014, due to the closure of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, tournaments can no longer be downloaded.

Tournament Starting Date Battle Rule
Japanese English Japanese English
2012にほんだいひょうにちょうせん
2012 Japan Representative Challenge
N/A June 23, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
N/A Double Battle
しゅうけつ!ジムリーダー!
Gathered! Gym Leader!
N/A July 14, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
N/A Double Battle
チャンピオン ワタルにちょうせん!
Challenge the Champion Wataru!
N/A July 14, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
N/A Single Battle
伝説の ローテーションバトル!
The Legendary Rotation Battle!
N/A August 11, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
N/A Rotation Battle
でんせつのポケモンどうしのたたかい
The Battle Between Legendary Pokémon
N/A September 15, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
N/A Single Battle*
ジュニアせかいおうじゃに いどめ!
Challenge the Junior World Champion!
2012 Junior Division Challenge* October 22, 2012 to
October 24, 2012
October 21, 2012 to
October 23, 2012
Double Battle
ジュニアせかいおうじゃに いどめ!!
Challenge the Junior World Champion!
2012: Junior Division Challenge* October 24, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
October 23, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
Double Battle
シニアせかいおうじゃに いどめ!
Challenge the Senior World Champion!
2012: Senior Division Challenge November 5, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
November 5, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
Double Battle
マスターせかいおうじゃに いどめ!
Challenge the Master World Champion!
2012: Masters Division Challenge* November 19, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
November 18, 2012 to
November 20, 2012
Double Battle
マスターせかいおうじゃに いどめ!!
Challenge the Master World Champion!
2012 Masters Division Challenge* N/A November 20, 2012 to
May 20, 2014
Double Battle
イッシュリーグに キミも ちょうせん!
You Challenge the Isshu League Too!
N/A December 3, 2012 to
January 31, 2013
N/A Single Battle*


Specialty tournaments (right attendant)

Unova Leaders

Main article: Unova Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Unova region, along with former Gym Leaders Cilan, Chili, Cress, Lenora, and Brycen. All Pokémon are able to battle in this tournament. This is unlocked after entering the Hall of Fame.

Kanto Leaders

Main article: Kanto Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Kanto region. This is unlocked after winning the Unova Leaders Tournament once.

Johto Leaders

Main article: Johto Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Johto region. This is unlocked after winning the Unova Leaders Tournament once.

Hoenn Leaders

Main article: Hoenn Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Hoenn region. This is unlocked after winning the Unova Leaders Tournament once.

Sinnoh Leaders

Main article: Sinnoh Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from the Sinnoh region. This is unlocked after winning the Unova Leaders Tournament once.

World Leaders

Main article: World Leaders Tournament

The opponents consist of Gym Leaders from all five regions, along with former Unovan Gym Leaders Cilan, Chili, Cress, Lenora, and Brycen. This is unlocked after winning the Unova, Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh Leaders Tournaments.

Champions

Main article: Champions Tournament

The opponents consist of Pokémon Champions from all five regions. This is unlocked after winning the World Leaders Tournament 10 times.

Rental Master

Main article: Rental Master Tournament

The rules are the same as those of the Rental Tournament, except all rental Pokémon will be fully evolved, with the exception of Porygon2. Opponents will consist of those of the World Leaders tournament, but their rental Pokémon will vary regardless of the Trainer. This is unlocked after winning the Driftveil, Rental, Unova Leaders, Kanto Leaders, Johto Leaders, Hoenn Leaders, and Sinnoh Leaders Tournaments once.

Mix Master

Main article: Mix Master Tournament

The rules are the same as those of the Mix Tournament, except that Pokémon of the same species are not allowed, Soul Dew and Sky Drop are banned, and the Pokémon listed below are banned. Opponents consist of only Gym Leaders from Black 2 and White 2 and Bianca, and they will use the same teams from the World Leaders tournament. This is unlocked after winning the Driftveil, Mix, Unova Leaders, Kanto Leaders, Johto Leaders, Hoenn Leaders, and Sinnoh Leaders Tournaments once.

Type Expert

Main article: Type Expert Tournament

These battles focus on a specific type, which both the player and opponents must exclusively use. This is unlocked after winning the Driftveil, Unova Leaders, Kanto Leaders, Johto Leaders, Hoenn Leaders, and Sinnoh Leaders Tournaments once.

Notable participants

The Mix Master Tournament shares its participants with the Unova Leaders Tournament.

On the player's first visit, Hugh, Cheren, and Colress are the only notable participants in the Driftveil Tournament. On subsequent visits, Hugh and Colress cannot appear, but any of the notable Trainers listed below may appear.

Trainer Tournament
Driftveil Rental Rental Master Mix Unova Leaders Kanto Leaders Johto Leaders Hoenn Leaders Sinnoh Leaders World Leaders Type Expert Champions
  Alder
  Bianca
  Blaine Fire
  Blue
  Brawly Fighting
  Brock Rock
  Brycen Ice
  Bugsy Bug
  Burgh Bug
  Byron Steel
  Candice Ice
  Cheren Normal
  Chili Fire
  Chuck Fighting
  Cilan Grass
  Clair Dragon
  Clay Ground
  Cress Water
  Cynthia
  Drayden Dragon
  Elesa Electric
  Erika Grass
  Falkner Flying
  Fantina Ghost
  Flannery Fire
  Gardenia Grass
  Giovanni Ground
  Janine Poison
  Jasmine Steel
  Juan Water
  Lance
  Lenora Normal
  Lt. Surge Electric
  Liza Psychic
  Marlon Water
  Maylene Fighting
  Misty Water
  Morty Ghost
  Norman Normal
  Pryce Ice
  Red
  Roark Rock
  Roxanne Rock
  Roxie Poison
  Sabrina Psychic
  Skyla Flying
  Steven
  Tate Psychic
  Volkner Electric
  Wake Water
  Wallace
  Wattson Electric
  Whitney Normal
  Winona Flying

Banned Pokémon

While explicitly stated in the rules of various tournaments that "Legendary or mythical Pokémon may not participate", not all Legendary Pokémon are prohibited from participating.

The following Pokémon, along with their respective alternate forms, are not allowed in any of the tournaments except where noted above:

Battle Points

Battle Points will be awarded for winning a tournament. If the player loses, a shard will be given as a consolation prize. Battle Points vary depending on the tournament and performance.

Battle Points
Tournament Single Double Triple Rotation
Driftveil 1 1 2 2
Rental 1 1 2 2
Mix 1 1 2 2
Unova Leaders 1 1 2 2
Kanto Leaders 2 2 3 3
Johto Leaders 2 2 3 3
Hoenn Leaders 2 2 3 3
Sinnoh Leaders 2 2 3 3
Rental Master 2 2 3 3
World Leaders 3-9 3-12 3-18 3-12
Champions 3-9 3-12 3-18 3-12

Exchange Service Corner

Left attendant
  TM17 (Protect)
6BP
  TM20 (Safeguard)
6BP
  TM32 (Double Team)
6BP
  TM59 (Incinerate)
6BP
  TM31 (Brick Break)
12BP
  TM79 (Frost Breath)
12BP
  TM89 (U-turn)
12BP
  TM10 (Hidden Power)
18BP
  TM23 (Smack Down)
18BP
  TM48 (Round)
18BP
  TM75 (Swords Dance)
18BP
  TM87 (Swagger)
18BP
  TM88 (Pluck)
18BP
  TM34 (Sludge Wave)
24BP
  TM51 (Ally Switch)
24BP
  TM60 (Quash)
24BP
  TM64 (Explosion)
24BP
  TM77 (Psych Up)
24BP
Right attendant
  Protein
1BP
  Calcium
1BP
  Iron
1BP
  Zinc
1BP
  Carbos
1BP
  HP Up
1BP
  Fire Stone
3BP
  Thunderstone
3BP
  Water Stone
3BP
  Leaf Stone
3BP
  Scope Lens
8BP
  Wide Lens
8BP
  Muscle Band
8BP
  Wise Glasses
8BP
  Razor Claw
8BP
  Razor Fang
8BP
  Binding Band
8BP
  Focus Band
12BP
  Zoom Lens
12BP
  Iron Ball
12BP
  Air Balloon
12BP
  Power Bracer
16BP
  Power Belt
16BP
  Power Lens
16BP
  Power Band
16BP
  Power Anklet
16BP
  Power Weight
16BP
  Toxic Orb
16BP
  Flame Orb
16BP
  White Herb
16BP
  Power Herb
16BP
  Absorb Bulb
16BP
  Cell Battery
16BP
  Red Card
16BP
  Eject Button
16BP
  Choice Band
24BP
  Choice Specs
24BP
  Choice Scarf
24BP
  Focus Sash
24BP
  Life Orb
24BP
  Rare Candy
24BP


Move manipulation

From west to east, there are: a Move Reminder, Move Deleter and two Move Tutors.

The Move Reminder will reteach moves to the player's Pokémon for a Heart Scale.

The Move Tutor will teach these moves to Starter Pokémon, as long as they are at max friendship:

Left*
Move Type Cat.
Frenzy Plant  Grass  Special
Blast Burn  Fire  Special
Hydro Cannon  Water  Special
Right
Move Type Cat.
Grass Pledge  Grass  Special
Fire Pledge  Fire  Special
Water Pledge  Water  Special


Items

Exterior

Item Location Games
  Ether Southeast of the Relic Passage entrance (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Rocky Helmet Gift from the Worker southeast of the fountain  B2  W2 
  Zinc In the trash can north of the fountain (hidden)  B2  W2 
  PP Up At the end of the western pier  B2  W2 

Interior

Item Location Games
  Red Shard Randomly given as a consolation prize after losing a tournament  B2  W2 
  Green Shard Randomly given as a consolation prize after losing a tournament  B2  W2 
  Blue Shard Randomly given as a consolation prize after losing a tournament  B2  W2 
  Yellow Shard Randomly given as a consolation prize after losing a tournament  B2  W2 

Layout

Version Exterior Interior
Black 2    
White 2
 

In the anime

 
The Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup stadium in the anime

A tournament bearing the Pokémon World Tournament's name, called the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup, was held in Lacunosa Town from Jostling for the Junior Cup! to Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!. The winner of the tournament was given the right to challenge Alder.

The actual Pokémon World Tournament was mentioned in Flash of the Titans!, where Lance was revealed to have won it.

In the manga

 
The Pokémon World Tournament in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

The Pokémon World Tournament first appeared in Colress Machine. After exiting the Relic Passage, Blake arrived at the PWT building's construction site in his search of a mysterious cold air emanating from the abandoned Cold Storage. There, he found Zinzolin lying unconscious in front of the Cold Storage after being defeated by Colress.

The construction site reappeared in Deduction Time, where Leo and Hugh's sister also exited the Relic Passage there. They encountered Elesa upon arrival, and were soon also joined by Skyla and Looker. All five subsequently boarded Skyla's plane and headed to Undella Town.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Pokémon World Tournament in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Vaporeon   Plasma Freeze   20/116 Thunder Knuckle   009/051
 


Trivia

  • Iris is the only character to have been Champion at the time of the release of Black 2 and White 2 to be absent from the tournament, and one of only two Gym Leaders to be absent from it, the other being Koga.
    • Also, though Blue and Wallace have both been Gym Leaders, they do not take part in a Leader Tournament, instead taking part in the Champions Tournament.
  • All Gym Leaders use Pokémon with 20 individual values in each stat; Champions use Pokémon with 25 individual values.
  • All rental Pokémon in the Pokémon World Tournament have an ID number of 41122 and 20 individual values in each stat.
  • The Champions Tournament is the only tournament that does not play the track PWT決勝戦! PWT Final Battle! during its final match, playing the battle theme of the respective Champion instead.
  • Unlike other battle facilities, such as the Battle Frontier and Battle Subway, the Pokémon World Tournament is not streak-based, nor does it force the player to save their game at any point before, during, or after their challenge.
  • It is explicitly stated that the world's best Trainers gather at the Pokémon World Tournament; however, no members of any Elite Four appear except Lance (who has also been a Champion).
  • The in-game maps show the Pokémon World Tournament facility to be on the mainland of Unova. However, the facility is actually on an island.
  • If a Pokémon caught in the Cold Storage is traded to Black 2 or White 2, its status screen will say it was caught at the "PWT". This is due to the Cold Storage and the PWT being at the same codepoint (0x0024) on the location list.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 小精靈世界錦標賽 Síujīnglìhng Saigaai Gámbīuchoi
Mandarin 神奇寶貝世界錦標賽 Shénqí Bǎobèi Shìjiè Jǐnbiāosài
  Finnish Pokémon World Tournament
  French Pokémon World Tournament
  German Pokémon World Tournament
  Italian Pokémon World Tournament
  Korean 포켓몬월드토너먼트 Pokémon World Tournament
  Polish Pokémonowy Puchar Świata
  Brazilian Portuguese Pokémon World Tournament
  Spanish Pokémon World Tournament




Pokémon World Tournaments
Left attendant DriftveilMixRental
Right attendant
Specialty tournaments
Mix MasterRental MasterChampions
Gym Leader tournaments UnovaKantoJohtoHoennSinnohWorld (KantoJohtoHoennSinnohUnova)
Type Expert Tournaments NormalFightingFlyingPoisonGroundRockBugGhostSteelFireWaterGrass
ElectricPsychicIceDragonDark
Download Tournaments 2012 Japan Representative ChallengeGathered! Gym Leader!Challenge the Champion Lance!
The Legendary Rotation Battle!The Battle Between Legendary Pokémon
2012: Division Challenge (JuniorSeniorMasters)You Challenge the Unova League Too!


Unova
               
               
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve


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