Battle it out for Pokemon titles

Fans of the Pokémon games are being invited to test their skills against others in a battle tournament.

The search has begun for the best Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players in the Nintendo Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014.

Qualifying events have begun ahead of the Grand Final in London next month, with the latest qualifying round taking place at Newcastle’s Eldon Square on Saturday, March 8, from 9am to 7pm.

There are four titles up for grabs – Ultimate Pokémon Expert, Junior Expert, Ultimate Team and Pokémon Apprentice.

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