With the lights turned on low and the sound turned up, a Pokemon battle overtook a room Friday at the St. Charles Public Library as kids from all over the area came to the second annual tournament.
Aaron Rogalski, 9, of West Chicago, who had never been in an organized Pokemon tournament, was all smiles after he won one of the rounds he was in. "It's great" he said.
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The tournament was played on a Wii system on a large projection screen making it easy for everyone to see the outcome of the battles and for Expert Pokemon Judge Gabriel De La Cruz, 21, of Naperville, make sure everything was going smoothly.
"It's a fun way for kids to interact with each other and also a great way for them to be creative," he said.