2013 Winter Friendly Tournament; Registration from Feb. 7th - 14th!

Ready for another Wi-Fi tournament on the Pokémon Global Link? Well, you're in luck, because the 2013 Winter Friendly has just been announced!

This tournament features a rather drastic change from the previous tournaments, with all Pokémon legal for use (except for Chatot) and with each battle using the Rotation Battle format. This means Pokémon such as Arceus, Darkrai, Keldeo, and even Genesect are allowed in your team. The Soul Dew item and the moves Sky Drop and Dark Void are all banned.

Registration is open on the Pokémon Global Link from February 7th (00:00 UTC) until February 14th (23:59 UTC). You will need a Pokémon Global Link account as well as either Pokémon Black 2 or Pokémon White 2 that has Game Synced with your online account, as with any Pokémon Global Link tournament. Registration is open to the first 50,000 entrants, so make sure you register early if you want to be guaranteed a chance to play!

The tournament will take place from February 15th (00:00 UTC) until February 18th (23:59 UTC) online. Full instructions can be found on the official tournament page. Everyone that participates in at least one battle with a win or loss result will receive a Micle Berry after the tournament concludes. This interesting berry is consumed when the user's HP falls low and it then raises the accuracy of the next move the user uses by 20%.

This is a great chance to battle against players from all around the world and in a different format than usual, so you should definitely check it out!


  • #1 Fennekin

    Is there any reason Chatot is banned?

    That's kinda funny to me. xP

  • #2 Shhmew

    I was going to ask the same thing. "LEGENDARIES, BUT NO CHATOT" I don't competitive battle so I thought there was some obvious answer that I wasn't getting...

  • #3 Zenith

    Chatot is banned because you can record your voice with Chatot's signature move, Chatter. If you can't visualize it, many people record vulgar words, thus banning Chatot... :(

  • #15 SacanadatheGallade

    I kinda likt chatte...(Reason: I like to say I like trains)

  • #4 BlacknMetal

    O_o seriously...I'm getting a Chatot and having it say "Fus Ro Dah"!

    That be funny...

  • #5 Luminargamer

    sound's interesting. i think i'll sign up for it as well.

  • #6 thelovelybulbasaur

    Poor Chatot :'(

  • #7 Fennekin

    Dang.  And I was sooo looking forward to annihilating the competition with my vicious team of Chatots....

  • #8 Volcarona920

    that would be fun. Im going to enter. it will be my first compettion.


  • #9 OshawattLand

    I am going to enter too! But I think it is still strange that chatot is banned but Legendary's are allowed. :what:

    Last edited by OshawattLand: 2/1/2013 5:07:19 PM
  • #10 Quaza123

    Sounds cool! Do you have to register or just get into it?


  • #11 Quaza123

    Hah, Maybe I won't enter. Your allowed Darkrai and not Dark Void :(

  • #12 Perfection169


    GO! MY TEAM OF SQUIRTLES!  (yes, I have about 20 of them)

  • #13 Nayol1234

    if i enter, this is going to be my first tournament. Here my team so far (hypothetically);




    4Keldeo/ Terrakion/ Virizion

    5White Kyreum


    Some pokemon i am considering include Rotom-W, Scizor, Mew, Dialga, and Arceus


    Last edited by Nayol1234: 2/1/2013 5:41:59 PM
  • #14 snivywhite8767

    When I first heard that the Winter Friendly was going on, I was thinking of all of the teams that I could use, and I was so excited! Then I find out that legendaries are allowed, and I'm just thinking "WHAT? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Battling competitively with legendary Pokemon is so new to me...

    Last edited by snivywhite8767: 2/2/2013 9:54:40 PM
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