S'pore girl, 7, wins international Pokemon championship against much older competition

Her Eevee by her side.

Nyi Nyi Thet | February 24, 2020, 12:59 PM

Simone Lim is seven years old, and she is also a Pokemon Champion.

Here she is with her trusty plush Eevee.

Lim took first place at the Pokemon International Championships in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend -- specifically the Junior Championships grand final for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Here's the prize money.

According to Mashable, this was Lim's first major tournament, and she was pitted in the finals with reigning Oceania champion, Justin Miranda-Radbord.

She had gone up 1-0 in the first round, but Justin had tied it all up, but thankfully, Lim pulled off this gem of a move with her Tyranitar...

... and triumphed.

With a stirring post-game press conference to boot.

Here's a longer version.


Here's her entire match.


The incredibly wholesome affair saw only one slight hiccup.

Can't reach.

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