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Feb 28

2018 International Challenge March

Posted by Sunain | February 28th 2018 at 09:04 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Online Tournament, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The fourth international tournament for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced. The 2018 International Challenge March will take place from Friday, March 23rd, 2018 through Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 23:59 UTC. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

2018 International Challenge March

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: April 2018
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2003 or later
Masters Division: Born 2002 or earlier
Junior Division players are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are restricted to those that were caught, traded, hatched from Eggs, or received as a Mystery Gift in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon. Each Pokémon must have the black clover symbol on its Summary page. Pokémon from the National Pokédex No. 001 through 806 are permitted.

Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, and Ash-Greninja cannot be used.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will be eligible to earn Championship Points. All qualified participants will also receive 50 Battle Points. To qualify, eligible players must earn a place in the rankings by completing at least three battles.
Description
In the 2018 International Challenge March, Pokémon throughout the National Pokédex—excluding Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon—are permitted in battle. Put together your best team and shoot for the top of the leaderboards!

This competition features Double Battles with teams of six Pokémon, of which four will participate in each match. Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter are not permitted. See the competition regulations for a complete list of eligible Pokémon. All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles. There are no item restrictions except that no duplicate items are allowed. There will be a 5-minute player clock and 45-second turns.

The top players in each age division will receive Championship Points, which contribute toward the chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships. Players must be opted in to the Play! Pokémon program and have a Player ID at the time the competition begins to be eligible for Championship Points. All qualified competitors will also earn 50 Battle Points.
Competition Rules
• Items are allowed, but Trainers may not have duplicate items in their Battle Team.
• Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• No two Pokémon on your team may have the same National Pokédex number.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
• A 5-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select four Pokémon to battle with.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player’s selections have not been made by the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 times per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/da60dd45-d12a-4700-b875-c2e351c2cb5e
Jan 30

Ultra Sinnoh Classic

Posted by Sunain | January 30th 2018 at 12:37 PM EST
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Online Tournament, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The third international tournament for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced. Ultra Sinnoh Classic will take place from Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 23:59 UTC. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Ultra Sinnoh Classic

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: March 2018
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2003 or later
Masters Division: Born 2002 or earlier
Junior Division players are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are restricted to Pokémon found in the Sinnoh Pokédex. Regional variants of eligible Pokémon are prohibited. Mythical and some Legendary Pokémon cannot be used.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify.
Description
In the Ultra Sinnoh Classic Competition, Trainers create a team using only Pokémon found in the Sinnoh Pokédex, excluding Mythical and some Legendary Pokémon.

The competition features Single Battles with teams of three to six Pokémon, of which three will compete in each match. Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter will be permitted in battle. All Pokémon above and below Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles. There are no item restrictions except that Mega Stones and Z-Crystals are banned, and no duplicate items are allowed. There will be a 10-minute player clock, with 60-second turns.

All qualified participants in the Ultra Sinnoh Classic Online Competition will receive 50 Battle Points. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify. Registration for the Ultra Sinnoh Classic Online Competition starts Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 00:00 UTC.
Competition Rules
• Items are allowed, but Mega Stones, Z-Crystals, and duplicate items in a Battle Team are prohibited.
• Register three to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 60 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 times per day of the competition. Any unplayed games carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/98e52b61-f498-4cee-8765-8cedceaf8e8a
Jan 10

2018 International Challenge January

Posted by Sunain | January 10th 2018 at 01:37 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Online Tournament, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The second international tournament for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced. 2018 International Challenge January will take place from Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 23:59 UTC. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

2018 International Challenge January

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, January 26, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: February 2018
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2003 or later
Masters Division: Born 2002 or earlier
Junior Division players are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are restricted to those that were caught, traded, hatched from Eggs, or received as a Mystery Gift in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon. Each Pokémon must have the black clover symbol on its Summary page. Pokémon from the National Pokédex No. 001 through 806 are permitted.

Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, and Ash-Greninja cannot be used.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.
Description
Try new tactics using the 2018 Championship Series format in the 2018 International Challenge January Online Competition. With the new regulations in place, Pokémon throughout the National Pokédex—excluding Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon—are permitted in battle. It’s a great opportunity to showcase new strategies and try out fresh ideas.

The competition features Double Battles with teams of six Pokémon, of which four will participate in each match. Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter are not permitted. See the competition regulations for a complete list of eligible Pokémon. All Pokémon above and below Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles. There are no item restrictions except that no duplicate items are allowed. There will be a 5-minute player clock and 45-second turns.

The top players in each age division will receive Championship Points, which contribute toward the chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships. Players must be opted in to the Play! Pokémon program and have a Player ID at the time the competition begins to be eligible for Championship Points. All qualified competitors will also earn 50 Battle Points.

Registration for the 2018 International Challenge January begins Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 00:00 UTC.

The competition goes from Friday, January 26, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 23:59 UTC. Trainers will be limited to 15 battles per day. Junior and Senior Division players (born in 2003 or later) are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Competition Rules
• Items are allowed, but Trainers may not have duplicate items in their Battle Team.
• Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• No two Pokémon on your team may have the same National Pokédex number.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
• A 5-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select four Pokémon to battle with.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player’s selections have not been made by the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 times per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/71bc8aca-0e9b-4bc9-bcff-b956957f68d6

Article edited on 2018-01-10 01:38:44 by Sunain
Nov 28

Johto x Alola (ジョウト×アローラ)

Posted by Sunain | November 28th 2017 at 11:54 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Online Tournament, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The first tournament for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced. Johto x Alola (ジョウト×アローラ) will take place from Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 23:59 UTC. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Johto x Alola (ジョウト×アローラ)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: December 2017
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2003 or later
Masters Division: Born 2002 or earlier
Junior Division players are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are restricted to Pokémon found in the Johto and Alola Pokédexes. Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma and all Mythical Pokémon cannot be used.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.
Description
The first Online Competition featuring the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games brings together Pokémon from two regions. In the Johto x Alola Competition, Trainers create a team using only Pokémon found in the Johto and Alola Pokédexes, excluding Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon. It’s a great opportunity to put Pokémon you may have caught in the recently rereleased Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver into action!

With new Pokémon adventures come new Pokémon Global Link Online Competitions! It’s time to get ready for the Johto x Alola Online Competition, the first Online Competition to feature Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. This Double Battle tournament will permit the Pokémon found in the Alola region’s expanded Pokédex. And to celebrate the recent release of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver on Virtual Console, it’ll permit Pokémon originally discovered in Johto and Kanto, too.

Pokémon transferred through Poké Transporter will be permitted in this competition. All held items will be permitted—including Mega Stones and Z-Crystals. Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon will be prohibited, so you should check out the regulations for full details before you start planning your team.

Adjusting to the unusual group of Pokémon available for this competition is sure to be a fun challenge for veterans and first-time participants alike. We’ll go over some key elements to consider when constructing your team for this competition: Mega-Evolved Pokémon, the new Ultra Beasts, and Move Tutors found in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, and some other key Pokémon likely to be major players in the Johto x Alola Online Competition.

Make Room for Mega-Evolved Pokémon
After a year off from most competitions, expect Mega-Evolved Pokémon to be major factors in the Johto x Alola Online Competition. Many powerful Mega-Evolved Pokémon are available for this competition, so you should make sure your team has a plan against each of them.

Mega Salamence is one of the most powerful Mega-Evolved Pokémon, and it could be especially effective in this competition because Mega Gardevoir isn’t permitted. The Aerilate Ability causes Hyper Voice and Double-Edge to deal sky-high damage, and Mega Salamence’s attacks will come quick thanks to its breakneck Speed. Even the Intimidate Ability most Salamence have is sure to be highly coveted because the competition bars Landorus.

Battles using Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games rarely featured Mega Metagross, but the discovery of Tapu Lele has made it a more formidable opponent. Zen Headbutt deals incredible damage on Psychic Terrain, and Mega Metagross’s Steel-type attacks are impactful against the bevy of Fairy-type Pokémon in modern battles. It’s sure to stand out with Aegislash and many of the most powerful Ground-type Pokémon unavailable for this competition, but you can pair it with Tapu Bulu’s Grassy Surge if you’re still concerned about Earthquake attacks.

Mega Charizard Y is a dominant attacker under the harsh sunlight summoned by its Drought Ability, and it too has some unique advantages in this competition. Teams based around the Drizzle Ability are missing Ludicolo and Swampert for this competition, while teams built around Sandstorm are missing Excadrill. This could cause fewer Trainers to bring teams featuring Abilities that change the weather and keep the skies clear for Trainers employing Charizard, who may only have to worry about Tyranitar.

Most Pokémon we often see holding Mega Stones in competitions have been spotted in Alola, too. Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of Landorus’s and Heatran’s absences is Mega Mawile, which is likely to be the premier Mega-Evolved Pokémon on teams focused around Trick Room. Teams built around Mega Gengar’s Shadow Tag will be missing out on Gothitelle and Liepard in this competition, but Whimsicott’s presence ensures some Trainers will try out the tricky Ghost type. And plenty of less frequently seen Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be available to resourceful Trainers, including Mega Ampharos, Mega Manectric, Mega Lopunny, Mega Houndoom, Mega Sableye, Mega Steelix, and Mega Tyranitar.

New Challengers Approach
The Johto x Alola Online Competition will be the first opportunity for Trainers to try out the newly discovered Ultra Beasts in tournament play. Each are sure to be worthy competitors. Don’t forget that each of them has the Beast Boost Ability, which increases the Ultra Beast’s highest stat after it knocks out a foe.

The capacity to learn Trick Room and strong scores in key stats may enable UB Assembly to overcome its challenging type combination in this competition. Trainers may seize the opportunity to try it out in a tournament where so few other Pokémon that can learn Trick Room are permitted—especially with Aegislash, Landorus, and Terrakion prohibited.

UB Burst might have been more hotly anticipated when the Alola region featured fewer Fire-type Pokémon than it does now, but its Special Attack and types may still allow it to heat up the tournament. Its type combination should enable it to be a key attacker against Metagross, Tapu Lele, and Charizard, and it can learn Will-O-Wisp to slow down physical attackers like Kangaskhan.

Several previously introduced Alolan Pokémon moved up the roster a little thanks to new discoveries. Two new Z-Moves could garner some attention. Kommo-o’s Clangorous Soulblaze boosts all its stats and damages both foes, so Trainers may take the chance to try out stat-boosting strategies that require less commitment than Eevee’s Extreme Evoboost. Mimikyu has a new Z-Move, too, and we expect to see some Trainers try it given how popular Fairium Z was. And don’t forget to check out the new Move Tutors—Tapu Fini and Primarina can now learn Icy Wind, Togedemaru can learn Electroweb, and Silvally can learn Tailwind.

Regional Reinforcements
Several hundred Pokémon are eligible for this competition, so it can be tricky to know which ones to focus on as you prepare. There are a few more Pokémon to give special attention.

Arcanine was one of the most popular Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon competitions, largely because few other Pokémon with the Intimidate Ability were permitted. It’s still likely to be a popular choice in the Johto x Alola Online Competition, but expect the additions of Hitmontop and Scrafty to diversify the field. Both are also capable of learning Fake Out, making them better choices for strategies that take a few turns to get going.

Teams looking to combat Intimidate have the option of selecting Bisharp for its Defiant Ability, but we’ve seen more Trainers stick with Milotic’s Competitive Ability recently (even when both Pokémon are available). Jellicent’s Cursed Body could be another key Ability in longer battles in this competition: the Floating Pokémon has been a much more popular choice for battles in Alola than it was in Hoenn or Kalos.

Keep an eye out for some tricky combinations available in this competition. We often see Trainers pair a Volcarona that knows Quiver Dance with a Pokémon that knows Fake Out to help it safely raise its Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. An Azumarill that knows Belly Drum and Aqua Jet can be almost unstoppable if you don’t take it down quickly, so be careful if you see one paired with a Pokémon that knows Follow Me or Rage Powder.

Most of Kanto and Johto’s Legendary Pokémon are permitted in this competition, and many of them will join the tapu as this tournament’s preeminent threats. Zapdos is normally selected because it can use Tailwind, but it’s a tricky foe because it can do heavy damage with Electrium Z or hunker down for a long battle with Misty or Psychic Seed (keep an eye out for Hawlucha using similar strategies). Entei’s Sacred Fire makes it an amazing Fire-type attacker, while Suicune’s appeal is incredible stoutness combined with Tailwind or Icy Wind.

Veteran competitors are probably used to fighting the tapu and their Surge Abilities by now. Each are important enough that we’d suggest brushing up on Terrains if you’re not sure how each of them work. Keep an eye out for Abilities that change the weather as well—Charizard and Tyranitar are likely to be frequent combatants in the Johto x Alola Online Competition. Pelipper, Politoed, Torkoal, Ninetales, and Alolan Ninetales could all make appearances, too.

Don’t forget to register for the Johto x Alola Online Competition between Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 23:59 UTC so you don’t miss out. Battles will start on Friday, December 15, 2017, and you’ll net an easy 50 BP if you complete at least one battle. Good luck in the competition, and check back once rankings are posted to find out which strategies were victorious.
Competition Rules
• Items are allowed, but Trainers may not have duplicate items in their Battle Team.
• Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select four Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Sources: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/f3982e5b-1a59-432f-8d64-e54650916f41 and https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/cb263209-c5fb-4e56-94c7-845902f6e233

Article edited on 2017-11-28 11:55:55 by Sunain
Aug 01

2017 No Holds Barred Competition (シャドースチール)

Posted by Sunain | August 1st 2017 at 04:11 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Global Link, Online Tournament, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The tenth online competition for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been announced. 2017 No Holds Barred Competition (シャドースチール) will take place from Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, August 27th, 2017, at 23:59 UTC. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

2017 No Holds Barred (シャドースチール)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, August 24th, 2017, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, August 27th, 2017, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: September 2017
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2002 or later
Masters Division: Born 2001 or earlier
Junior/Senior Division players are limited to playing between 6 A.M. and 11 P.M., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are restricted to National Pokédex No. 001 through 802, except Arceus and some Legendary Pokémon. Duplicate Pokémon are permitted.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.
Description
It's an all-out brawl in the 2017 No Holds Barred Online Competition. Get ready to battle with (nearly) everything you got—with the exception of several Legendary Pokémon and Arceus, the whole Pokédex is eligible for you to include on your toughest team. Plus, you can use duplicate Pokémon and duplicate items, and every Pokémon will be set to Lv. 100 for the duration of these Single Battle clashes. The battles will take place in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter are permitted in battle. The complete list of eligible Pokémon will be available in the competition regulations.

All qualified participants in the 2017 No Holds Barred competition will receive 50 Battle Points. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify.
Competition Rules
• Items are permitted, including Mega Stones and Z-Crystals.
• A Trainer’s Battle Team may have duplicate items.
• Register three to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 100 for the duration of each match.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 30 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Sources: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/c8a271a4-dcdd-43f4-8dc8-ee7131dc7802 and https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/9602e82f-cd2d-4944-acbc-8227d90f9847
Jun 13

tiny tourney (プリティプリマ)

Posted by Sunain | June 13th 2017 at 12:04 PM EDT
Tags: Online Tournament, Sun & Moon
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The eighth online competition for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been announced. tiny tourney (プリティプリマ) will take place from Friday, June 23, 2017 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 23:59 UTC. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.


tiny tourney (プリティプリマ)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, June 23, 2017, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: July 2017
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2002 or later
Masters Division: Born 2001 or earlier
Junior/Senior Division players are limited to playing between 6 A.M. and 11 P.M., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Eligible Pokémon are restricted to National Pokédex No. 001 through 801, excluding Pokémon over 1 meter (3'03") tall, all Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants in the tiny tourney Online Competition will receive a Galladite, a Gardevoirite, and a Lopunnite Mega Stone. To qualify, players must complete at least three battles.
Description
Starting June 23 at 00:00 UTC, the next Online Competition is the tiny tourney, a Double Battle competition permitting only Pokémon that are equal to or less than one meter (3'03") in height. Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon will be prohibited from competing. You can even earn a Galladite, Gardevoirite, and a Lopunnite just for signing up and playing a few games, so read on to find out more about this exciting competition.

With a name like the “tiny tourney,” you might be imagining battles between small, cute Pokémon like Clefairy, Pikachu, and Trubbish. But like any other Online Competition, Trainers aiming for high ratings will look for the most effective Pokémon available under the constraints of the competition.

Here are some key Pokémon to remember as you prepare for the tiny tourney. Whether you include these Pokémon on your team or not, you’ll have better results if your team is prepared to battle against these miniature behemoths.

Keep Up with Kartana A majority of the most powerful Pokémon aren’t permitted in the tiny tourney, but the tiniest Ultra Beast fits this competition’s unique criteria perfectly. Expect Kartana to make a sizable impact on this competition.

Kartana’s high Attack and Speed could make it the most dangerous attacker available. The Drawn Sword Pokémon is normally taught attacks from three different types—Grass, Steel, and Fighting. Keep an eye out for Substitute as well, a tactic Trainers in the Video Game Championships have used to successfully defend this frail Ultra Beast.

Include Pokémon that can resist Kartana’s Grass- and Steel-type attacks on your team—they’ll help against opposing Ferrothorn, too. Heat Rotom, Flareon, Chandelure, or a Ferrothorn of your own are all great choices. If you’re looking for more ways to stop Kartana from slicing through your team, try giving a Choice Scarf or Focus Sash to a Pokémon that knows a Fire-type attack.

Make Room for Rotom
Washing machines and microwave ovens probably aren’t the first objects you’d think of as “tiny,” but the small body of Rotom itself is a perfect fit for this competition. We anticipate many Trainers will quickly add the popular poltergeist to their teams, but selecting which electronic device Rotom should inhabit is trickier. ​

Trainers looking to improve their matchups against Kartana should look to Heat Rotom. It takes little damage from Kartana’s attacks and can fire back with Overheat. Plus, it can use its Electric-type attacks to fight other Fire-type Pokémon or even deal heavy damage to most opposing Water-type Pokémon.

Wash Rotom is often the most popular Rotom form for tournaments, but its normally manageable weakness to Grass-type attacks is more significant in this competition. It’s still strong against the Fire-type Pokémon Trainers may bring to check Kartana and Ferrothorn, so it may still be a popular choice to use alongside these Pokémon on teams that have answers to them.

Each Rotom form is best battled differently, so make sure your team can handle pairings of Electric- with Fire-, Water-, or even Grass-type attacks.

Tricky Trick Room
The Pokémon that can use Trick Room in this competition are powerful—especially with Chandelure and Reuniclus available—but it’s a little tougher to find Pokémon to score knockouts. Trainers forming Trick Room teams should give Azumarill, Ferrothorn, Escavalier, Wishiwashi, and Marowak a longer look than they otherwise might in a different competition.

Double Battles are often won by the Trainer who can better control the Speed of the Pokémon on the battlefield. The pool of Pokémon available in the tiny tourney may leave Trainers short on Pokémon to execute their usual strategies, but Porygon2 and Mimikyu are still available to form the core of Trick Room teams.

With so many strong Pokémon capable of learning Trick Room available, make sure you don’t create a team of only quick, frail Pokémon. You may even want to consider teaching a Pokémon Taunt, Roar, or Whirlwind to stop Trick Room from ever activating.

Parting Shots
If you’re having a hard time thinking of Pokémon for your team, here are some extra ideas.

Porygon2 isn’t the only Pokémon to consider giving the Eviolite item to in the tiny tourney. Many Pokémon get larger when they evolve, becoming ineligible for this competition in the process. Pokémon you may normally rule out, like Doublade, Misdreavus, and Pokémon with weather-changing Abilities, may be worth considering without their evolved forms available.

Mega Evolution is prohibited during the tiny tourney, but Z-Moves are not, so keep an eye out for unconventional tactics. Teams built around Eevee and its Extreme Evoboost will be difficult to stop in this competition. And Porygon-Z’s Z-Conversion can be equally tough to shut down, so try not to give it uncontested turns on the battlefield.

Trainers will likely pair Eevee with Clefairy, one of the only Pokémon available that can redirect attacks away from its teammates. The combination of the move Follow Me and the Friend Guard Ability allow Clefairy to defend its teammates from all kinds of attacks, so it’s a great option for all kinds of teams in this competition. ​

The only Legendary Pokémon permitted in the competition are Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit. In addition to great stats, each of these Pokémon can also learn Trick Room. Using Trick Room while it is already active returns the field to normal, allowing these Pokémon to help fast teams stay faster against teams built around Trick Room. Azelf deserves extra attention—it’s naturally quicker than Kartana and capable of learning Flamethrower.

Azumarill faces some stiff challenges from Rotom, Kartana, and Ferrothorn in this competition, but don’t count out the Aqua Rabbit Pokémon. The combination of Belly Drum and Aqua Jet is too powerful to be ignored in any competition, so make sure you have some answers to this Pokémon on your team. ​

No Pokémon represents a greater risk than Shedinja, but the Shed Pokémon is a fun rogue choice when fewer Pokémon are permitted. Its Wonder Guard Ability will leave you wondering which opposing Pokémon are packing surprise Fire-type attacks for Kartana, but the impact Shedinja has in the team preview phase can be valuable even if you don’t bring it to battle.

These are just some of the great Pokémon available in the tiny tourney. Check out the regulations to find out exactly which Pokémon are permitted in this Online Competition. Try to come up with your own strategies that other Trainers aren’t expecting before the tournament starts—you may even come up with the winning strategy! And don’t forget to sign up and battle to get your hands on a Galladite, Gardevoirite, and Lopunnite.
Competition Rules
• Mega Stones are not allowed.
• Items are allowed, but Trainers may not have duplicate items in their Battle Team. • Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select four Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/d4d24e3b-a0fa-4620-a443-5e29b615486d

Article edited on 2017-06-23 12:04:39 by Sunain
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