Originally Posted by Fat Team Rocket Elite
"The 2008 POKÉMON® Video Game Showdown (“Tournament”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty United States..."
Apparently Canadians are ineligible for the Tourney again.
Curses, foiled again. Looks like it will be a while before I get to compete in an official tournament.
However, this "Showdown" tournament seems to have rather stupid rules. I suppose it fits with how the Battle Tower works (in a way), but honestly, to get the most competitive team, you'd have to alter EV spreads (Stats are maxed at less than 252 EVs at level 50 IIRC), and prey that you have some good Pokémon at less than level 50 that are eligible for the tournament. On top of all that, you'd better hope you never cloned via Action Replay or PokéSav (though the latter isn't really a good idea anyway from what I've heard), else you have to get another cart (or borrow a friend's), transfer over all your valuable Pokémon (which for some may be many), and restart.
Heh, maybe I'm not so sorry I'm missing this tournament. On a side note, this is another good reason to clone your Pokémon right after they hatch.