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[[File:Global Battle Union Japanese logo.png|thumb|Japanese Global Battle Union logo]]
The '''Global Battle Union''' (Japanese: '''グローバルバトルユニオン''' ''Global Battle Union''), commonly shortened to '''GBU''', is a part of the [[Pokémon Global Link]] that displays battle records from the Random Matchup Rating Mode in {{game|Black and White|s}} and {{game|Black 2 and White 2|s}}.<!--It started in August 2011.-->
 
In order to access the Global Battle Union, a player must have a Pokémon Global Link account. Rankings cannot even be seen without logging on to the site first.
 
===Rating===
[[File:Red Trophy select.png|thumb|Selecting ana prize 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 rating system of the Global Battle Union. All players are rated according to the number of points that they have. The points are generally intended to account for the win-loss record of that player.
 
 
===Rules===
In Rating mode, players must follow a certain set of rules. Players who choose Free mode have the option to make use of these rules. The rules are subject to changes caused by the likes of glitches, world championships, overall balance, and unreleased Pokémon. For example, as mentioned in the games, the initial list of banned Pokémon only included the following: [[Pokémon Egg]]s, {{p|Mewtwo}}, {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Lugia}}, {{p|Ho-Oh}}, {{p|Celebi}}, {{p|Rayquaza}}, {{p|Jirachi}}, {{p|Deoxys}}, {{p|Chatot}}, <!--NO Dialga-->{{p|Palkia}}, {{p|Giratina}}, {{p|Phione}}, {{p|Manaphy}}, {{p|Darkrai}}, {{p|Shaymin}}, {{p|Arceus}}, {{p|Victini}}, {{p|Reshiram}}, {{p|Zekrom}}, and {{p|Kyurem}}. The list of course excluded {{p|Keldeo}}, {{p|Meloetta}}, and {{p|Genesect}} as they were yet to be released. If a player has Pokémon Black and White Version 2, [[Form differences#Kami trio|Therian Formes]] of Thunderus{{p|Thundurus}}, {{p|Tornadus}} and Landurus{{p|Landorus}} are also not allowed since they can't be obtained in the Pokémon Black and White Version.
 
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==Competitions==
In addition to its ranking system, the Global Battle Union serves as the venue for tournament registration. A Digital Player ID is given after registering via the Battle Competition in the main menu of {{gameincomplete|Black and White|s}}. The {{DL|Pokémon Storage System|Battle Boxsection}} is used for the party to be used in the competition, which is then registered and locked. 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.
In addition to its ranking system, the Global Battle Union serves as the venue for tournament registration. A Digital Player ID is given after registering via the Battle Competition in the main menu of {{game|Black and White|s}} and {{game|Black 2 and White 2|s}}. The {{DL|Pokémon Storage System|Battle Box}} is used for the party to be used in the competition, which is then registered and locked. 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:
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