Although it's too late to be immortalized forever in Pokemon Black and White Version 2, starting today you can at least battle those who were good enough to make it into the game. The special "Pokemon World Tournament" event has been unlocked in the latest Pokemon game, and players can now start battling digitized versions of the current top 12 players in the world.
The winners of the 2012 Pokemon World Championship have been inserted into the game, and currently the junior division players are awaiting your challenge. The senior and masters division winners will become available on Nov. 5 and Nov. 19, respectively.
All you have to do is head to the Pokemon World Tournament in Driftveil City to access the battle distribution. The division winners are as follows:
- Junior Division World Champ Abram Burrows as World Champ Abram
- Junior Division Runner-up Brian Hough as World Runner-up Brian
- Junior Division 3rd Place Finisher Brendan Zheng as World Finalist Brendan
- Junior Division 4th Place Finisher Kippei Takaki as World Finalist Kippei
- Senior Division World Champ Toler Webb as World Champ Toler
- Senior Division Runner-up Jaime Martinez Alonzo as World Runner-up Jaime
- Senior Division 3rd Place Finisher Nitesh Manem as World Finalist Nitesh
- Senior Division 4th Place Finisher Henry Maxon as World Finalist Henry
- Masters Division World Champ Ray Rizzo as World Champ Ray
- Masters Division Runner-up Wolfe Glick as World Runner-up Wolfe
- Masters Division 3rd Place Finisher Abel Martin Sanz as World Finalist Abel
- Masters Division 4th Place Finisher Joe Polkowski as World Finalist Joe
So give it a shot if you think you can take on the champions—they should provide a challenge, even in AI form. And in case you missed it, the highlights reel from the Championship in Hawaii makes us wish we had been there. And that we were twelve years old still. Sigh.