Following the 2011 Autumn Friendly and the 2012 International Challenge, the 2012 Spring Friendly is going to be the third Wi-Fi tounament open to players around the world outside Japan and South Korea. Registrations for the tournament begin on May 2nd, 00:00 UTC and last until May 9th, 23:59 UTC. The tournament itself will run from May 10th, 00:00 UTC until May 14th, 23:59 UTC. Once again, the tournament will follow the VGC 2012 format, that is double battles where Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem and the unobtainable Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect are not allowed. The tournament will use the Battle Box and Battle Competition features of Pokémon Black and White just like the ones before. You can see the official announcement below:
Another exciting Global Battle Union Wi-Fi Competition is on the way!
Start training for the 2012 Spring Friendly, the latest Wi-Fi Competition that will put your battling skills to the test! The Spring Friendly is open to players around the world, with the exception of Japan and South Korea. To participate, all you need is a copy of Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version and a Pokémon Trainer Club account. The regulations for the tournament are virtually identical to live Video Game Championships tournaments, as well as the 2012 International Challenge.
Registration for the 2012 Spring Friendly begins on the Pokémon Global Link at 0:00:00 UTC on Wednesday, May 2nd, and goes on until 23:59:00 UTC on Wednesday, May 9th, unless the player cap is met before then. Space is limited for the 2012 Spring Friendly, so be sure to register as soon as possible. The tournament commences at 0:00:00 UTC on Thursday, May 10th. You’ll have until 23:59:00 UTC on Monday, May 14th, to win as many battles as you can!