The 12 finalists from this year's Pokémon World Championships will be the basis for Pokémon Trainers in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 to challenge players as part of the in-game Pokémon World Tournament, Nintendo has announced.

Beginning October 22, three distribution events via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will unlock Pokémon World Tournament events featuring those finalists.

Each distribution will feature four finalists from a Pokémon World Championships age division, and you can battle them after reaching the Pokémon World Tournament found in the Unova region's Driftveil City.

Players will battle the Pokémon teams that these top Trainers used at the 2012 Pokémon World Championships, including their moves, held items, Abilities, and Natures.

To participate in the Pokémon World Tournament distributions, you will need to have a copy of Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2, a DS or 3DS, and wireless broadband Internet access.

Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will be released October 12. Further information regarding the Pokémon Trainers will be announced on October 15.