The Pokémon Video Game Showdown is a BATTLE of the best Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl players from Japan and the United States. The United States Qualifier Tournaments are now complete, and 32 of the country's best Pokémon Trainers have risen to the top. These competitors will join Japan's top 32 Trainers to face off in the Pokémon Video Game Showdown Finals in Orlando, Florida. The competition takes place on August 16th, 2008, and the battles are bound to be legendary. For competition updates straight from Orlando, stay tuned to the official Pokémon Video Game Showdown and 2008 Pokémon TCG World Championships website. Los Angeles Showdown: zerowing's warstory (includes many pictures from yamipoli and OmegaDonut) omni's warstory POKEMONBATTLEBRAIN's warstory LA Showdown Finals part 1 LA Showdown Finals part 2 New York City Showdown: Bonta-kun's warstory (champion) kindnug's warstory Expert Evan's warstory XxBlueCookiesXx's warstory Hikari Meoru's warstory NYC Showdown Finals part 1 NYC Showdown Finals part 2 Congratulations to everyone going to Orlando representing Smogon, lets make a big impression when we get there. Pre-July 20 stuff: http://showdown.pokemon.com In case the site goes down: I would put off trying to register for the next couple days (it's the 15th as of this posting). The site is really slow right now, and I don't want to risk being put into some sort of semi-registered limbo due to the site lagging on me. According to their stuff, it's not first-come, first-served, so that's not an issue. Use of the Transform glitch is almost certainly banned (only possible in early Japanese DP, short version is that any Pokemon that can Transform by any means can learn any Sketchable move) When they say your team must consist of 4 Pokemon, do they mean that like JAA was (bring 6, see their team, select 4) or you have to just put 4 Pokemon in your team? Consensus so far is that you have to put 4 Pokemon on your team, since it's apparently on DP instead of PBR. Smeargle apparently cannot use Seed Flare or Judgment. Dark Void is legal. All event moves are allowed.