With all of the entries counted and the selection finalised - enrolment is now officially closed. Around 2000 out of a million Pokémon Game Boy hopefuls have been specially picked to compete in the big one. Forget glory at Euro 2000 or a Gold in Sydney ? all kids dream of these days is becoming a Pokémon Master. Now the ball starts rolling. The nationwide search for the UK?s ultimate Pokémon Master commences on the Nintendo Pokémon Tour.
After months of hard training - the time is nigh. The Pokémon Championship 2000 will begin in July and by September, the UK will have its first ever Pokémon Master. Regional qualifying heats will kick off on July 15th 2000 and hit a total of 14 regional venues on the Nintendo Pokémon Tour.
Our country will watch with baited breath as our boys and girls battle for supremacy. Battles will be held between each trainers? chosen Pokémon from their own Red and Blue games on N64?s Pokémon Stadium. Each winner will realise their dream by representing their region in the prestigous UK Pokémon Championship Finals to be staged in London, during September 2000.
For those not competing there is still the opportunity to get involved in all sorts of other Pokémon paraphernalia. Mew ? the secret 151st Pokémon ? will be available to be downloaded at every event, so bring your Game Boy. No collection is complete without Mew and a special area will be set aside to cope with the expected heavy numbers. Players can also visit the Games Arena where it all happens. All the Pokémon games will be there including Pokémon Stadium and the yet to be released Pokémon Snap. Players can also train and trade on Red, Blue & Yellow with other PokéTrainers. Fulfil your dream.
The Nintendo Pokémon Tour will be hosted at:
15/7/00 ? Bluewater, Greenhithe.
22/7/00 ? Central, Milton Keynes.
24/7/00 ? Merryhill, Dudley, West Midlands.
25/7/00 ? Harlequin, Watford.
27/7/00 ? Metrocentre, Gateshead.
29/7/00 ? Gyle Centre, Edinburgh.
31/7/00 ? Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow.
2/8/00 ? Castlecourt, Belfast Co Antrim.
4/8/00 ? Omni Centre, Dublin.
6/8/00 ? Queen?s Arcade, Cardiff.
8/8/00 ? Bargate Centre, Southampton.
10/8/00 ? Trafford Centre, Manchester.
12/8/00 ? Broadmead Centre, Bristol.
14/8/00 - Meadowhall, Sheffield.
For further information contact
Jennie Kong or Thea Gray
Tel: 020 7471 6680