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Bakugan Battle League – Blog Entry #5

On Saturday, October 9th, Day 4 of the Bakugan Battle League continued on at participating Toys “R” Us stores across the United States. Thank you to everyone who came out and brawled with us. Your brawls and votes have been cast for the next exciting chapter of the BBL story. The winning exclusive Ability Card is… “Destroy Evil!”

We’d like to give a special shout out to two helpful brawlers at Toys “R” Us #8334 in Lynchburg, VA where League Master Melissa would like to recognize these two outstanding brawlers for going beyond the call of brawler duty and helping some of the other, much younger attendees. Thanks to these two awesome brawlers!

And now, reporting in from around the US are BBL Minion Force members with their exciting coverage of their local BBL events:

– BakuganFreedom reports for duty and covers Hayward, CA complete with video of his exciting double brawl and his new Bakugan Dragonoid Colossus. While at this event, BakuganFreedom added the exclusive Dragonoid Colossus to his arsenal and then entered into an intense Double Battle, where he and fellow brawlers duked it out for the cameras. Check out the excitement!

– BBL Minion Forcer Eversoris covers his awesome event in Glendale, AZ and scores some exciting interviews! Eversoris reports in with an amazing shot of two Aranauts in battle, and interviews with a supportive Baku-Dad and a very avid Bakugan collector, Trainmon.

– Welcoming back another Minion Force Veteran, Disco reports in from Warner Robins, GA where brawlers converged to battle it out on the field AND do some massive trading. Enthusiasts brought their vast collections to brawl, trade and show off their most coveted Bakugan.

We’d also like to thank Canadian brawlers for joining us for their 2nd event day held on Saturday, October 16th and for making this event day an exciting one to remember. We can’t wait to see you at the Finale on Saturday, November 13th!

For more information on the BBL in Canada, check out the Canada section on

The Bakugan Battle League Showdown Finale at your local Toys “R” Us is the final event day for the Bakugan Battle League on Saturday, November 13th. We hope you’ll come out with your Bakugan and your best brawling strategies. Find out the results of the BBL League Showdown in the next and final BBL Blog!

Enlist in the Bakugan Battle League Minion Force and download the exclusive membership kit that includes a special badge, certificate, capture guidelines, and images for use with your content! For more information check out the BBL Minion Force Announcement in the official forums.

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Welcome to the first issue of Battle Tactics with BrightLight!

I’m very excited to bring you this new article which will be published monthly, highlighting battle strategies for you to hone your brawling skills and become a top brawler. And with Baku-Con just around the corner, there’s no better time than now to develop your brawling tactics!

Let’s get this brawl started with my first strategy tip!

Gate Card Placement: Conditional

The order in which you play your Gate cards is almost as important as which cards you choose to play with. Gate cards are unusual as they don’t necessarily do anything outside of a battle. It’s not until they are actually used in a brawl that you will see their full affect. So, you have to strategically think ahead when playing Gate cards.

Using a card more than once is a great battle tactic! Take for example, the Gate card ‘Flybeetle Rescue’ which allows you to put a used Red Ability card into your unused pile. When using this Gate card you need to make sure that by the time a battle begins on the card that you have a Red Ability card in your used pile. If you are using a Red Ability card with a generic use like ‘Try Again’, which allows you to re-roll any Pyrus, Haos, or Subterra Bakugan, then don’t play ‘Flybeetle Rescue’ until you have already used ‘Try Again’. However, if you are using a Red Ability card like ‘Flames of Light’ then you can play ‘Flybeetle Rescue’ first. Then, use the ‘Flames of Light’ to add a Bakugan to the Gate card when your opponent lands on it.

Using Gate cards and Ability cards in a strategic order is critical to claiming ultimate victory on the battlefield and is one of the most basic but necessary tactics to keep in mind.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my first tip and I can’t wait to share more battle tactics with you each month. If you have a strategy that you would like to share with me for a future article, send your tip to with the following subject line – “Battle Tactics with Bright Light: My Strategy Tip”!

Brawl on!

~ BrightLight

For more strategy tips, visit the ‘Battle Tactics with BrightLight’ section of the official Bakugan community here

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BakuCon U.S. Champion Announced!




BakuCon U.S. Champ --- Christopher Ruff

Fanatics of the toy and TV phenomenon Bakugan traveled from all over the country to New York’s Roseland Ballroom on the weekend, for their chance to be crowned the first ever Bakugan national champion at Baku-Con.  Christopher Ruff of Cerritos, California won the title, besting thousands of tournament hopefuls from Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando and New York.

Thousands packed the Roseland Ballroom over the weekend, as kids not only came to compete, but also to participate in a wide variety of Bakugan activities.  Spin Master flew in 128 of the top Bakugan brawlers from across America to compete in the weekend’s championship event, who had been competing in regional Baku-Con tournaments since the beginning of January.

“Kids are crazy over Bakugan, and they really loved the Baku-Con experience,” said Harold Chizick, VP Global Communications and Promotions for Spin Master.  “They came out in droves for each of the regionals, and the Roseland Ballroom was buzzing with excitement over the weekend.  The action was just amazing.  Congratulations to Christopher Ruff for being an amazing brawler, and becoming the first ever Bakugan national champion.”

Regional Baku-Con champions are Chicago’s Abel Fernandez, Los Angeles’ Elijah Torres, Dallas’ Nick Spagnoletti, Orlando’s Matt Torres, and New York City’s Andrew Perico.

BakuCon U.S. Championship Award Ceremony

Access Bakugan’s official YouTube channel below to view the BakuCon U.S. Championship award ceremony… 


 Congratulations from Bakugan and Spin Master!

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Eli and Lord Darkus at BakuCon LA, Day 1!’s Marketing Manager and Lord Darkus, Day 1 at Bakucon Los Angeles.

Way to go, Eli!

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BakuCon Tournament Rules Update!

The BakuCon Tournament Rules have been updated. Please refer to the following announcement that has been posted on the official Bakugan homepage and community sites.

Official tournament rules now address Season 1 product,
Bakugan Traps, Launchers and Ramps, and Bonuses.

Please visit for the latest updates!

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