Battle Championship Winners In New Pokemon Black & White 2 DLC

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 20, 2012 in Videogames |

Pokemon 2012 World Championship

With the Wii U out and fully “online” compared to the Wii, you’d think that Nintendo was finally getting the whole “online gaming” thing. Of course, none of their games are online, and while there are cool things about it (notably the Miiverse social network), there are many missing features found in PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. But hey, baby steps! How about releasing some DLC for a recent game like the DS’s Pokemon Black 2 and White 2?

If you’re looking for a challenge, you can download the winners of this year’s Pokemon Video Game World Championships and battle their tough teams — for free, of course. Players have to visit the in-game Pokemon World Tournament to actually challenge these winners. As someone who plays Pokemon more for OCD-esque collecting than the deceptively deep competitive battle scene, I probably don’t stand a chance of beating these teams with my usual rock-paper-scissors strategies. However, DLC like this seems like a step above Nintendo’s minimal past offerings and could be a good way to further integrate the competitive fans into other players’ core experience, something that seems to be a subtle goal of these latest games.

Previous Pokemon DS games have had the ability to connect online, and Nintendo would occasionally take advantage of this by allowing access to a rare pokemon, often a pokemon with a unique ability, an unattainable legendary pokemon, or a pokemon that triggered a special in-game event. Annoyingly, many of their promotions still required hoofing it to Gamestop or Toys ‘R’ Us when there was no reason to not offer it online as well.

One can hope that Nintendo sticks with online Pokemon DLC instead of replicating the hassle of the old days. I’d like to see more progressive DLC content like this that features the players themselves or is partially created as a reaction to players, unlike most Pokemon DLC, which is planned out far in advance and always revealed early by eager fans searching through game code. It would be especially cool to see a rumored pokemon suddenly appear as a new legendary pokemon!

Here’s the complete list of your potential opponents:


World Champ Ray – Tyranitar, Garchomp, Cresselia, Hydreigon, Rotom, Metagross

World Runner-Up Wolfe Hitmontop, Cresselia, Thundurus, Terrakion, Heatran, Exeggutor

World Finalist Abel – Thundurus, Hitmontop, Latios, Cresselia, Metagross, Tyranitar

World Finalist Joe – Excadrill, Tyranitar, Gastrodon, Salamence, Rotom, Cresselia


World Champ Toler – Garchomp, Ludicolo, Cresselia, Hydreigon, Rotom, Metagross

World Runner-Up Jaime – Thundurus, Tyranitar, Metagross, Hitmontop, Latios, Swampert

World Finalist Nitesh – Heatran, Cresselia, Amoonguss, Metagross, Gyrados, Gastrodon

World Finalist Henry – Tryanitar, Excadrill, Thundurus, Volcarona, Latios, Hitmontop


World Champ Abram – Cloyster, Thundurus, Volcarona, Landorus, Tyranitar, Hitmontop

World Runner-Up Brian – Sableye, Tyranitar, Hydreigon, Metagross, Hitmontop, Rotom

World Finalist Brendan – Metagross, Tyranitar, Hitmontop, Cresselia, Zapdos, Gastrodon

World Finalist Kippei – Garchomp, Tyranitar, Scizor, Thundurus, Hitmontop, Cresselia

(As a side note: man, look at how similar a lot of those teams are! I guess those pokemon are currently popular in the meta-game.)

Source: Destructoid


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