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The '''Global Battle Union''' (Japanese: '''グローバルバトルユニオン''' ''Global Battle Union''), also known as the GBU, is a part of the [[Pokémon Global Link]] that records battle records data from the Random Matchup Rating Mode in {{game|Black and White|s}}.<!--It started in August 2011.-->
 
In order to access to the Battle Union, a player must have an account with thea Global Link account. Rankings cannot even be seen without logging intoonto the Global Linksite first.
 
==Rankings==
Once a player has completed ten Random Match up [[NintendoFile:Red Wi-FiTrophy Connectionselect.png|Wi-Fi]] battles (ties and incomplete battles do not count) of any format, they are added into the ranking system of the Global Battle Union. All players are ranked according to the number of points that they have. The points are generally intended to account for the win-loss record of that player. In addition to seeing the general rankings and points of other players, players can also viewthumb|Selecting an "advanced" version of their own rankings by clicking a "details" button on the page.avatar]]
Every season, once a player has completed ten Random Matchup [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection|Wi-Fi]] {{pkmn|battle}}s (ties and incomplete battles do not count) of any format, they are added into the ranking system of the Global Battle Union. All players are ranked according to the number of points that they have. The points are generally intended to account for the win-loss record of that player.
 
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Players that end a season ranked in the top 100 of the overall rankings receive a special trophy avatar on the Global Link.
 
==Seasons==
Every three months, the Global Battle Union ends a season on a Tuesday, and a system maintenance is scheduled before the start and end of a season. The following day, a Wednesday, a new season will begin. Final rankings are released two to three weeks after a season ends. Once a new season starts, each player starts over with zero points.
 
Listed below are all of the Global Battle Union seasons that have been scheduled:
 
*Season 1: April 13th,13 2011-to June 18th through28, 2011
*Season 2: June 29th,29 2011-to September 27th through27, 2011
*Season 3 (current): September 28th, 201128 throughto December 27th27, 2011
*Season 4 (scheduled): December 28th28, 2011 throughto March 27th27, 2012
 
==TournamentsCompetitions==
In addition to its ranking system, the Global Battle Union also was intendedserves as the placevenue tofor officiallytournament signregistration. upA forDigital tournamentsPlayer forID onlineis tournamentsgiven forafter registering via the Battle Competition in the main menu of {{game|Black and White|s}}. A Battle Box for the party to used in the competition is then registered. The Battle Box Pokémon (even the order of their moves) may not be changed while the competition is on-going. Choosing the Battle Competition option again will allow players to participate in battles for the competition. Players can only cancel participation via the Battle Competition option, not the Global Battle Union.
 
To date, the Battle Union has hosted the following competitions:
 
;*[http://pglhelp.pokemon.com/en/gbu/10_11/ 2011 Autumn Friendly]
**Games:Date of competition- October 20th through October 24th, 2011{{2v2|Black|White}}
**Registration:Rankings released-October November12 1stto 19, 2011
**Duration:Size- 35October 20 to 24,000 2011
:Rules-**Release Doubleof battle,rankings: fourNovember Pokémon per battle1, Unova Pokédex only (with Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect being banned), flat level of 50.2011
**Maximum Number of Participants: 35,000 (initially 10,000)
**Rules: Double Battle, four Pokémon per battle, flat level of 50, Unova Pokédex only (excluding Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect).
 
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