In anticipation for Pokemon Emerald, fourteen finalists will compete for supremacy.
14 Competitors Battle to Win Trip to Japan
REDMOND, Wash.--April 26, 2005--Fourteen finalist Pokemon(R) masters will meet on April 30 at Seattle's famous Space Needle to determine who will be crowned the "Pokemon(R) Emerald" Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain.
The United States and Canada have been divided into seven competitive Battle Frontiers for a monthlong series of knowledge tests of Pokemon characters and their abilities. Two finalists from each Battle Frontier bested more than 36,000 contest registrants during the "Pokemon Emerald" Frontier Battle Brain competition online. Entertainment industry veteran and Emerald City ambassador Grant Goodeve will host the final battle as the finalists compete to win a trip for two to the new Pokemon Park in Nagoya, Japan.
"These competitors represent the best of the millions of Pokemon fans," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "The Battle in Seattle will put their skills and brains to the test and crown the 'Pokemon Emerald' Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain."
The "Pokemon Emerald" Frontier Battle Brain competition is being held in anticipation of the May 1 release of the Pokemon Emerald video game for Game Boy(R) Advance SP. More than 146,000 Pokemon fans already have placed a deposit to pre-register to buy the game. Pokemon games remain extremely popular and typically sell more than 1 million copies each. "Pokemon(R) FireRed" and "Pokemon(R) LeafGreen" were the top two selling games (respectively) for hand-helds in 2004, selling more than 2.4 million combined. "Pokemon Emerald" is rated E for Everyone. To date, more than 136 million Pokemon video games have been sold worldwide.