Hundreds of Pokémon Trainers from all over Australia showed up to the Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Battle Competitions over the past few weeks. When they weren't battling their way through the elimination rounds on a quest to the finals, fans were trading and showing off their Pokémon, while testing out the new features and ways to connect in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version
With over 150 new Pokémon to choose from, Pokémon Trainers were faced with the difficult decision of selecting only four to use in the Double Battle Competition. With a Nintendo 3DS and limited edition Pokémon T-shirt on the line, the pressure was intense and the finals proved to be spectacular in each state, showcasing a vast array of different tactics and strategies. There were finals decided by only a few Hit Points, and finals decided by a single missed attack. In the end, five champions stood victorious, signalling the end of the Pokémon Battle Competitions for 2011.
Melbourne Victorian Runner Up Attila (left) relaxes after a tough final with Champion Tim Hughes (right)
Adelaide South Australian Champion Matthew Borg (right) enjoys the win with old school mate and Runner-Up Joseph Sclauzero (left)
Brisbane Queensland Champion James Clark (left) celebrates the win with Jamie from Nintendo and Runner Up PhillipWomack (right)
Perth Western Australian Champion Lionel Pryce (left) shows off his prizes with Runner Up Gabriel Voon (right)