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Pokémon X and Y (ポケットモンスター X・Y)
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Developer: Publisher: Platform: Release Date(s): Mode(s): Rating(s): Controller(s):
Game Freak Nintendo / The Pokémon Company Nintendo 3DS October 12th, 2013 (JPN)
October 12th, 2013 (USA)
October 12th, 2013 (EUR)
Single player,
Multiplayer
CERO: A (JPN)
ESRB: E (US)
PEGI: 3+ (EUR)
Nintendo 3DS
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X and Y Main Page - Description - Story/Information - Pokémon Bank / Poké Transporter - Mega Evolution - Super Training - Player Search System (PSS) - Features - Screenshots - Holo Caster - Nintendo Network - Berries - Ribbons - Patches - Rating Battles
Pokémon Global Link
Poké Miles Store - Balloon Popping - Graffiti Eraser - Mine Cart Adventure - Poké Doll Grabber - Medals - Online Tournaments


6th Generation Online Competitions

Online competitions are held on the Pokémon Global Link. Participants of the tournaments need to register on the Pokémon Global Link by going to the Online Competitions links provided for that tournament while logged into the site.

List of Tournaments

Below is a list of the tournaments that took place throughout the world. Each description details the specific rules for the competition as each one had their own list. Some tournaments are only available for certain games.


Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Beta Competition (インターネット大会 テスト)

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Region: International
Registration Period: January 31st, 2014 at 02:30 until February 7th, 2014 at 02:30
Tournament Period: February 21st, 2014 at 00:00 until February 24th, 2014 at 23:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Pokémon caught or hatched from eggs in Kalos
Banned Pokémon: Players could not cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter, nor can they use 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, or Zygarde.
Description
The Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Beta Competition (インターネット大会 テスト Internet Tournament Test) was the first Pokémon Global Link online tournament to permit Kalos-region Pokémon. The tournament was split into two divisions, the Junior Category for those born in 1999 or later and the Master Category for those born in 1998 or earlier. Initial registration was offered January 27th, 2014 to participants who played enough matches to make it to the ranking list. On January 31st, 2014, the open-to-all registration was made available with limited positions and tournament positions were determined by lottery rather than the first-come-first-serve rule used in earlier online tournaments. Players that registered had an equal chance to be chosen to play in the tournament. Those that were chosen to play in the tournament were notified by e-mail on February 14th, 2014.

All Pokémon were changed to level 30 for the tournament and players were allowed 20 battles each day of the tournament. Unused battles from a previous day were carried over to the next day for a total of 60 battles. All Pokémon from the National Dex were allowed but they need to have been caught or hatched in Kalos.

Results were published February 28th, 2014. Players in the Junior Category were not allowed to battle between 11PM and 5:59AM local time. Participants also got a questionnaire to fill out to report on how they felt about the tournament which was then used to help decide on changes for upcoming tournaments.


Japan Cup 2014 (ジャパンカップ2014)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 23rd, 2014 at 14:00 until May 2nd, 2014 at 8:59
Tournament Period: May 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 until May 5th, 2014 at 22:59
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Pokémon found in the Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos and Mountain Kalos Dex
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not caught or hatched in the Kalos region, as well as Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Entry Gift: Ability Capsule
Description
As the preliminary competition for the Pokémon World Championships 2014, the PGL Japan Cup 2014 was held in Japan. The highest ranking participants received an invitation to an in-person tournament to determine who would represent Japan for the Pokémon World Championships held in Washington, DC.


Famitsu Challenge (ファミ通チャレンジ)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 10th, 2014 until April 18th, 2014 at 8:59
Tournament Period: May 18th, 2014 until May 21st, 2014 at 8:59
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior (players born in 2003 or later), Senior (players born between 2002 and 1999) and Master (players born in 1998 or earlier)
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Pokémon caught or hatched from eggs in Kalos
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not found in the Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos or Mountain Kalos Pokédexes, as well as Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, or Zygarde.
Entry Gift: Famitsu Challenger Medal
Description
The tournament used the same rules as the Japan Cup. All Participants received a special medal for their Global Link account.


2014 April Friendly

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Region: North America and Europe
Registration Period: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 00:00:00 through Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 23:59:00 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 00:00:00 through Monday, April 28, 2014 at 23:59:00 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 00:00:00 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players may use only Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédexes of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Players cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter.
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not found in the Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos or Mountain Kalos Pokédexes.
Description
Do you have a Pokémon party that you can't wait to battle with against top Trainers? Join the 2014 April Friendly, an Online Competition featuring players from around the world! The 2014 April Friendly features Single Battles, and every Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédex is eligible—even Legendary Pokémon such as Xerneas and Yveltal! All the Pokémon on your party will be set to Level 50 automatically for the duration of the battle—this goes for Pokémon above and below level 50.


2014 International Challenge May (2014 インターナショナルチャレンジ May)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 00:00:00 through Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 23:59:00 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 00:00:00 through Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 23:59:00 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement:
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players may use only Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédexes of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Players cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter.
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not found in the Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos or Mountain Kalos Pokédexes and Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde.
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles Points (Japan), Enigma Berry (North America, Europe and Australasia)
Description
Same format as the Japan Cup 2014 (ジャパンカップ2014). The competition will use Double Battle format and players can register 4–6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon were automatically lowered to Level 50 during battles and the nicknames players had given to their Pokémon were not displayed. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select 4 Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Junior Division players were limited to playing between the hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (local time).


Think Fast Competition (爆速!シングルバトル!!)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 00:00:00 through Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 23:59:00 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 00:00:00 through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 23:59:00 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, June 13, 2014
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players may use only Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédexes of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Players cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter.
Banned Pokémon:
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles Points
Description
Do you have a Pokémon party that you can't wait to battle with against top Trainers? Join the Think Fast Competition, an Online Competition featuring players from around the world! This challenge emphasizes speed, speed, and more speed—you’ll have to make snap decisions about which Pokémon and moves to use. With only a 30-second preview time, and just 15 seconds to choose your next move, time is of the essence! The match time limit is also only 10 minutes, so you should have plenty of time to squeeze in a couple of extra battles.

The Think Fast Competition features Single Battles, and every Pokémon in the National Pokédex is eligible—even Legendary Pokémon such as Xerneas and Yveltal! All the Pokémon in your party will be set to Level 50 automatically for the duration of the battle—this goes for Pokémon above and below Level 50.

Time Limit per Battle: 10 minutes maximum

Time Allotted to Selecting Pokémon for Battle: 30 seconds

Time Allotted to Selecting Moves per Turn: 15 seconds


2014 International Challenge June (2014 インターナショナルチャレンジ June)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 00:00 through Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, June 20, 2014 at 00:00 through Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 00:00:00 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players may use only Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédexes of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Players cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter.
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not found in the Central Kalos, Coastal Kalos or Mountain Kalos Pokédexes and Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde.
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles Points
Description
Start training for the 2014 International Challenge June, the latest Online Competition to put your battling skills to the test. The 2014 International Challenge June is open to all Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players around the world.



Eevee Friendly (イーブイ フレンドリーマッチ)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Rotation Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players may use Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon. Players cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter.
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon non Eeveelution Pokémon
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles Points
Description
In the Eevee Friendly, only Eevee and its Evolutions can participate in exciting Rotation Battles!

The competition used Rotation Battle format and players could register 4–6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon were automatically set to Level 30 during battles and the nicknames players had given to their Pokémon were not displayed. A 30-minute time limit for each match will automatically is enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome has not been determined when the time limit expires, the game will automatically apply tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select 4 Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players have 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.


Battle of Legends Online Competition (ポケモン バトルレジェンド)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, August 1, 2014
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Rotation Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players may use any Pokémon from the National Pokédex. However, only up to two of the following Pokémon may be registered to the Battle Box: 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. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 Versions via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon that are not directly from XY
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles Points
Description
In the Battle of Legends Online Competition, Legendary and Mythical Pokémon join in the fun!

The competition used Rotation Battle format and players could register 4–6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon were automatically raised to Level 100 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select 4 Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player.


Super Speed Double Battle Online Competition (超速!ダブルバトル!!)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, August 15, 2014
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players may use any Pokémon from the National Pokédex, excluding the following: 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, and Diancie. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 Versions via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles Points
Description
Battle against Trainers from around the world in lightning-fast Double Battles! Who will emerge as the master of the Super Speed Double Battle Online Competition?

The competition used Rotation Battle format and players could register 3–6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 10-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 15 seconds to select 3 Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 20 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player.


Pikachu Tournamentchu (ピカチュウ大会チュウ!)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: August 14th, 2014 at 14:00 until August 22nd, 2014 at 8:59
Tournament Period: August 22nd, 2014 until August 25th, 2014 at 8:59
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, August 29, 2014
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Triple Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players are required to use Pikachu and last evolution chain Pokémon were not allowed to be used. Players may use only Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédexes of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. All Pokémon not caught or hatched in the Kalos region.
Entry Gift: Light Ball
Description
This tournament was based off of The Great Pikachu Outbreak! at Yokohama Minato Mirai (ピカチュウ大量発生チュウ! at 横浜みなとみらい). Players could not use evolved Pokémon such as Lizardon, Garura or Kentaros.

The competition used Triple Battle format and players could register 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 30 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


Diamond Storm (ダイヤストーム)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: September 4th, 2014 at 14:00 until September 12th, 2014 at 8:59
Tournament Period: September 12th, 2014 at 9:00 until September 15th, 2014 at 8:59
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, September 19th, 2014
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 1999 or later.
Masters Division: Born 1998 or earlier.
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players were required to use the Diancie that was distributed at theaters in Japan for Movie 17. Players cannot use Pokémon that were brought to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y using the Nintendo 3DS downloadable software Poké Transporter. Players may use only Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédexes of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y except Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde and Mewtwo.
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles
Description
Players were required to use the Diancie distributed at the theater for the 17th Pocket Monsters movie.

The competition used Single Battle format and players could register 3 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


Fairy Face-Off Online Competition (フェアリーガーデン)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, September 26, 2014, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, October 3, 2014
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players could only use Fairy-type Pokémon from the National Pokédex (including dual-type Pokémon as long as one of the types is Fairy), excluding Xerneas and Diancie. Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Pokémon brought over via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles
Description
The age divisions for Online Competitions were updated for the 2015 Season and the Fairy Face-Off was the first competition affected. The new age divisions were: Junior Division: Born in 2000 or later and Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.

Fairy-type Pokémon have been an exciting addition to the Pokémon battling scene and the Fairy Face-Off! Online Competition allowed only Fairy-type Pokémon. The competition used Single Battle format and players could register 3 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 30 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


Hoenn Pokémon NicoNico Match (ホウエンポケモン ニコニコマッチ)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: October 2nd, 2014 at 14:00 until October 10th, 2014 at 8:59 JST
Tournament Period: October 10th, 2014 at 9:00 until October 14th, 2014 at 8:59 JST
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, October 17th, 2014
Finals: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 as part of the ORAS NicoNico Broadcast
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 1996 or later
Masters Division: Born in 1995 or earlier.
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Only Hoenn Pokémon with National Dex id's of 252 to 384 could be used. Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza could be used but only one per battle box.
Entry Gift: 2525 PokéMiles
Description
To celebrate the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, this competition was held for players of Pokémon X and Y.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 25 during battles. A 25-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 25 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 25 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 25 rounds per day.

The top two players from the tournament were invited to the finals which took place live on The Eve of Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire's Release Day" Niconico Countdown Event @ Nico Farre (ポケットモンスター オメガルビー・アルファサファイア発売前日ニコニコ カウントダウンイベント@ニコファーレ) broadcast. The winner of that final got to battle against Shigeki Morimoto from Game Freak, Inc., developers of the Pocket Monsters series!!


Trick-or-Treat Friendly / Halloween Party (ハロウィンパーティー)

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Region: International
Registration Period: October 16th, 2014 at 14:00 until October 24th, 2014 at 8:59 JST
Tournament Period: October 24th, 2014 at 9:00 until October 27th, 2014 at 8:59 JST
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, October 31st, 2014
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Any National Dex Pokémon from 1 to 719 with a Ghost type, excluding Rotom and Giratina. Pumpjin (パンプジン) was required. Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Pokémon brought over via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 5 Rare Candy
Description
To celebrate the Halloween season, this tournament featured Pumpjin (パンプジン) which was required to be used by all participant.

The competition used the Single Battle format and players could register 3 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


Battle of Hoenn Online Competition

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Region: International except Japan and Korea
Registration Period: Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, January 23, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, January 30, 2015
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players could use Pokémon found only in the Hoenn Pokédex of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, excluding Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, and Deoxys. Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: Tyrunt
Description
To test the Pokémon players had caught in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the Battle of Hoenn Online Competition was the first tournament players could compete in online.

The competition used the Single Battle format and players could register 3 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


Generation Showdown Online Competition (Generation Showdown~ジェネレーション ショウダウン)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, February 13, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, February 15, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, February 20, 2015
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 719, with the exception of the following: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, and Diancie. Players could register a maximum of two Pokémon to the Battle Box from the following list: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 1,000 Poké Miles
Description
In the Generation Showdown Online Competition, players dueled in epic battles using virtually any known Pokémon and each team could have up to two special Pokémon, such as Legendary or Mythical Pokémon.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


2015 International Challenge February (2015 インターナショナルチャレンジ February)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, February 27, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, March 6, 2015
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 719, with the exception of the following: 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, and Diancie. Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 2,000 Poké Miles
Description
Compete in the 2015 International Challenge February, an online competition that will pit you against players from around the world.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


Enter the Dragon Type (燃えよ!ドラゴンタイプ!)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, March 20, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, March 27, 2015
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Players needed to have at least one Dragon-type Pokémon participating in battle in this competition. This included Pokémon that gain the Dragon type after Mega Evolving, as well as Arceus holding a Draco Plate. Players could register a maximum of two Pokémon to their Battle Box from the following list: 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, and Diancie. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: Amaura with the Snow Warning Hidden Ability
Description
Dragon-type Pokémon take center stage in the Enter the Dragon Type Online Competition! In this new competition, every team must include at least one Dragon-type Pokémon, or a Pokémon that can Mega Evolve into a Dragon-type Pokémon.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box and all must have been used. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


Japan Cup 2015 (ジャパンカップ2015)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 17th, 2015 at 14:00 until May 1st, 2015 at 8:59
Tournament Period: May 1st, 2015 at 9:00 until May 5th, 2015 at 22:59
Max number of participants: 50 000
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born in 2004 or later
Senior Division: Born in 2000 to 2003
Masters Division: Born in 1999 or earlier.
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not caught or hatched in XY or ORAS, as well as 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, and Diancie.
Entry Gift: Master Ball
Description
As the preliminary competition for the Pokémon World Championships 2015, the Japan Cup 2015 was held in Japan. The top 32 players from the Junior/Senior and the top 31 in the Masters categories got a berth in the Pokémon World Championships Japan Representative Decision Tournament (ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス 日本代表決定大会) held on Sunday June 14th, 2015. 1 extra Masters slot was available but was saved for another tournament.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


NicoNico Ultra Championship 2015 (ニコニコ超選手権2015)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 4th, 2015 at 14:00 until April 10th, 2015 at 8:59
Tournament Period: April 10th, 2015 at 9:00 until April 13th, 2015 at 22:59
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, April 17th, 2015
Player divisions: Only those born before April 1st, 1997 (18 years of age or older could participate)
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon not caught or hatched in XY or ORAS, as well as 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, and Diancie.
Entry Gift: None
Description
This tournament determined who got the last seat in the Masters Divisions Pokémon World Championships Japan Representative Decision Tournament (ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス 日本代表決定大会). The top two players in the NicoNico Ultra Championship 2015 (ニコニコ超選手権2015) tournament got to participate in the NicoNico Ultra Championship 2015 Finals (ニコニコ超選手権2015決勝戦) which was held at Makuhari Messe as part of Niconico Chokaigi 2015 (ニコニコ超会議2015) on April 26th and 27th, 2015.

The competition used the Single Battle format and players could register 3 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


2015 International Challenge April (2015 インターナショナルチャレンジ April)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, April 24, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, May 1st, 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born 1999 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 719, with the exception of the following: 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, and Diancie. Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: None
Description
This Online Competition featured Trainers from around the world competing in Double Battles using nearly every known Pokémon. As with the 2015 Pokémon International Challenge February, the Pokémon must have been acquired in Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. All Pokémon above Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles.

The top 256 players in each age division (based on Play! Pokémon regulations) received Championship Points, which contributed towards their chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships. Players must have been opted into the Play! Pokémon program and have a Player ID at the time the competition to be eligible for Championship Points.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could only play 10 rounds per day.


Little Cup (リトルマッチ)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, May 22, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, May 24, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born 1999 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex numbers 1 through 719, except for: Pokémon without an Evolution and Pokémon that have evolved. Players could only use Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Extra Rules:Players could not register two or more of the same Pokémon.
Players could not have two or more of the same item.
The items Eviolite and Soul Dew were not allowed.
The moves Sonic Boom and Dragon Rage were not allowed.
Entry Gift: 1,000 Poké Miles
Description
In the Little Cup Online Competition, the rules were designed for quick, exciting battles that were easy for anyone to play. Player couldn't use any Pokémon that had evolved or that were incapable of evolving. For example, players could use Charmander, but not Charmeleon or Charizard and couldn't use Kangaskhan because it doesn’t evolve into any other Pokémon.

The competition used the Single Battle format and players could register 3 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box but only 3 could battle. Pokémon automatically became Level 5 during battles. A 10-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 30 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day. The new day began at 00:00 UTC.


2015 International Challenge June (2015 インターナショナルチャレンジ June)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, June 26, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Mid July 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born 1999 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex numbers 1 through 719, except for: 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, and Diancie. Players could only use Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Extra Rules:Players could not register two or more of the same Pokémon.
Players could not have two or more of the same item.
The item Soul Dew was not allowed.
Entry Gift: The top 256 players in each age division received Championship Points.
Description
The 2015 International Challenge June Online Competition featured Trainers from around the world competing in Double Battles using nearly every known Pokémon. Pokémon acquired in Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire were permitted in the competition and the top players in each age division (based on Play! Pokémon regulations) received Championship Points, which contribute toward the chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships. Players must have opted into the Play! Pokémon program and had a Player ID at the time the competition to be eligible for Championship Points.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


Circle of Legends (サークル・オブ・レジェンド)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, July 16, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, July 24, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Early August 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born 1999 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Rotation Battle
Banned Pokémon: All non-Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 1,000 Poké Miles
Description
Clash with Legendary and Mythical Pokémon in the Circle of Legends Online Competition! Players could compete with the rarest and most powerful Pokémon of all time in thrilling Rotation Battles using Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Players could bring in Pokémon from past games via Poké Transporter and their team could only include Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. All Pokémon were set to Lv. 100 for the duration of the match.

The competition used the Rotation Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 100 during battles. A 20-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


Pikachu Cup (戦う!ピカチュウ大会チュウ!)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, August 21, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Early September 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2000 or later
Masters Division: Born 1999 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use any Pokémon from the National Pokédex with the Electric type, excluding Zapdos, Raikou, Arceus, Thundurus, and Zekrom. Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 1st through 3rd: Special Pikachu, 4th through 12th: Light Ball, 13th or beyond: 1,000 Poké Miles
Description
Play shocking battles in the Pikachu Cup, an Online Competition where only Electric-type Pokémon are allowed, including Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter. If Pikachu is among the top three most-used Pokémon in the tournament, all qualified participants will receive a Special Pikachu! If Pikachu finishes 4th through 12th in the usage rankings, everyone will receive a Light Ball. If Pikachu is not in the top 12, all Trainers will receive 1,000 Poké Miles.

The competition used the Rotation Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 60 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 30 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


Pokémon Global Link Corocoro Challenge (ポケモングローバルリンク コロコロチャレンジ)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: Thursday, August 27th, 2015 through Friday, September 25th, 2015
Tournament Period: Friday, September 25th, 2015 through Monday, September 28th, 2015
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: October 6th, 2015
Player divisions: Elementary Schoool Division: Born April 2nd, 2003 or later
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use any Pokémon from the National Pokédex 0 - 720 except for 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, and Hoopa Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: TBA
Description
The top 32 players from the East competed in the Corocoro Challenge East Champion Decision Tournament which took place on November 8th, 2015 at Pacifico Yokohama and the top 32 players from the West competed in the Corocoro Challenge West Champion Decision Tournament (コロコロチャレンジ 東日本王者決定大会/西日本王者決定大会) which took place at Osaka Intex on November 15th, 2015. The winners of the tournaments were invited to the Champion Decision Tournament (王者決定大会) held in December 2015.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

Primal Battle

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, September 25, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, September 27, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Friday, October 9th, 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 719, with the exception of the following: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie.
Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 1,000 Poké Miles
Description
Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre join the clash in the Primal Battle Online Competition! In addition to the Pokémon that are typically allowed, Groudon and Kyogre could also be included on a players team. All battles were Double Battles using Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Players weren't allowed to bring in Pokémon from past games via Poké Transporter.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 20-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

Spooky Cup (トリック・オア・トリート!?)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, October 23, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, October 25, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: November, 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: All Pokémon except those listed in the chart below.
Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Mega Stones could also not be used.
Entry Gift: 10 Rare Candies
Description
Players could complete in the Spooky Cup with the creepiest and most frightening Pokémon they could find! In this event, players created a team using only the Pokémon that were selected as the spookiest of all. All battles were Double Battles played in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 20-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

Elegible Pokémon for Spooky Cup

19 — Rattata 20 — Raticate 23 — Ekans 24 — Arbok 25 — Pikachu 41 — Zubat
42 — Golbat 46 — Paras 47 — Parasect 88 — Grimer 89 — Muk 92 — Gastly
93 — Haunter 94 — Gengar 104 — Cubone 105 — Marowak 109 — Koffing 110 — Weezing
114 — Tangela 122 — Mr. Mime 132 — Ditto 140 — Kabuto 141 — Kabutops 163 — Hoothoot
164 — Noctowl 167 — Spinarak 168 — Ariados 169 — Crobat 197 — Umbreon 198 — Murkrow
200 — Misdreavus 201 — Unown 207 — Gligar 210 — Granbull 215 — Sneasel 228 — Houndour
229 — Houndoom 262 — Mightyena 269 — Dustox 275 — Shiftry 292 — Shedinja 293 — Whismur
294 — Loudred 295 — Exploud 302 — Sableye 303 — Mawile 316 — Gulpin 317 — Swalot
318 — Carvanha 319 — Sharpedo 331 — Cacnea 332 — Cacturne 336 — Seviper 337 — Lunatone
343 — Baltoy 344 — Claydol 353 — Shuppet 354 — Banette 355 — Duskull 356 — Dusclops
359 — Absol 361 — Snorunt 362 — Glalie 425 — Drifloon 426 — Drifblim 429 — Mismagius
430 — Honchkrow 434 — Stunky 435 — Skuntank 442 — Spiritomb 451 — Skorupi 452 — Drapion
453 — Croagunk 454 — Toxicroak 461 — Weavile 465 — Tangrowth 472 — Gliscor 477 — Dusknoir
478 — Froslass 479 — Rotom 509 — Purrloin 510 — Liepard 527 — Woobat 528 — Swoobat
543 — Venipede 544 — Whirlipede 545 — Scolipede 550 — Basculin 552 — Krokorok 553 — Krookodile
561 — Sigilyph 562 — Yamask 563 — Cofagrigus 569 — Garbodor 570 — Zorua 571 — Zoroark
574 — Gothita 575 — Gothorita 576 — Gothitelle 592 — Frillish 593 — Jellicent 595 — Joltik
596 — Galvantula 605 — Elgyem 606 — Beheeyem 607 — Litwick 608 — Lampent 609 — Chandelure
623 — Golurk 634 — Zweilous 635 — Hydreigon 637 — Volcarona 677 — Espurr 678 — Meowstic
679 — Honedge 680 — Doublade 681 — Aegislash 687 — Malamar 708 — Phantump 709 — Trevenant
710 — Pumpkaboo 711 — Gourgeist 714 — Noibat 715 — Noivern

Scrappy Skirmish (Alternation Battle~オルタネーション バトル)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, November 13, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Late November, 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 720, with the exception of the following: 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, and Hoopa. Furthermore, Pokémon that finished among the top 12 in previous 2015 Double Battle Online Competitions were not allowed and those Pokémon are listed in the chart below.
Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 1,000 Poké Miles
Description
The Scrappy Skirmish Online Competition was a format chosen by Pokémon fans around the world in a Pokémon Global Link poll. In the Scrappy Skirmish, players created a team and battled using only Pokémon that never cracked the top 12 in any 2015 Double Battle Online Competitions. All battles were Double Battles played in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Players could not bring in Pokémon from earlier games via Poké Transporter.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players could register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 20-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


Ineligible Pokémon that finished among the top 12 in previous 2015 Double Battle Online Competitions

003 — Venusaur 006 — Charizard 025 — Pikachu 094 — Gengar 115 — Kangaskhan 135 — Jolteon
171 — Lanturn 181 — Ampharos 245 — Suicune 248 — Tyranitar 272 — Ludicolo 282 — Gardevoir
303 — Mawile 310 — Manectric 373 — Salamence 405 — Luxray 445 — Garchomp 466 — Electivire
479 — Rotom 485 — Heatran 488 — Cresselia 587 — Emolga 591 — Amoonguss 596 — Galvantula
604 — Eelektross 618 — Stunfisk 625 — Bisharp 635 — Hydreigon 639 — Terrakion 642 — Thundurus
645 — Landorus 658 — Greninja 663 — Talonflame 681 — Aegislash 695 — Heliolisk 700 — Sylveon


Festive Feud (クリスマス・トライ)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, December 11, 2015, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: December, 2015
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Triple Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could only use only red, green, and white Pokémon.
Players could only use Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter couldn not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: A Delibird holding a Relic Gold and that knows the move Happy Hour. To qualify, players had to earn a place in the rankings by completing at least three battles
Description
What better way to spread holiday cheer than with Pokémon battles in the Festive Feud Online Competition! In this competition, everyone who completes at least three battles in the Festive Feud could receive a Delibird that knows the move Happy Hour, a rare move that increases the reward for winning a battle. Delibird is also holding a Relic Gold, a valuable item that previously hasn’t been available in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

The competition used the Triple Battle format and players had to register 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 20-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

Eligible Pokémon for Festive Feud

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2016 International Challenge January (2016 インターナショナルチャレンジ January)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, January 29, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, January 31, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: February 2016
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could only use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 720, with the exception of the following: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa.
Players could register a maximum of two Pokémon to the Battle Box from the following list: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Players could only use Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter couldn not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: The top 256 players in each age division (based on Play! Pokémon parameters) received Championship Points.
Description
Play in the first Online Competition to use the latest Pokémon Video Game Championship Series format in the International Challenge January! Start testing new strategies and ideas that you’ll be able to use throughout the 2016 season! Top players will be eligible to earn Championship Points as progress toward an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships this August. All battles are Double Battles played in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. You may not bring in Pokémon from earlier games via Poké Transporter (the blue pentagon is required). All Pokémon above Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the match.

The competition used the Double Battle format and players had to register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


Kanto Classic (カントークラシック)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, March 4, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: March 2016
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 151, with the exception of the following: Mewtwo and Mew.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter were allowed to participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: Lv. 62 Dragonite
Description
Wind back the clock with the Kanto Classic Online Competition! In this latest tournament, players were allowed to use only the first 149 Pokémon in the National Pokédex, meaning only Pokémon playres could catch in the classic Pokémon games. To add to the fun, all battles wwere Single Battles, all six Pokémon competed in each battle and no items were allowed! Players could see how they fared in battles much as they were when Pokémon debuted 20 years ago.

All qualified participants who completed at least three matches received a Dragonite—just like the Pokémon that League Champion Lance had at his side in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue! As with Lance's partner Pokémon, this Lv. 62 Dragonite knows Barrier, a move that Dragonite cannot ordinarily learn. This Dragonite also knows Agility, Slam, and Hyper Beam. Don't miss your chance to get this nostalgic and powerful Dragonite!

All battles were played in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Players could bring in Pokémon from earlier games via Poké Transporter. All Pokémon above Lv. 50 were set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the match.

The competition used the Single Battle format and players had to register 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 60-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 60 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


2016 International Challenge March

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, March 25, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: April 2016
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 720, with the exception of the following: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa.
Players could register a maximum of two Pokémon to the Battle Box from the following list: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: 2,000 Poké Miles
Description
The 2016 International Challenge March gave players even more opportunities to fine-tune their teams for Video Game Championship Series events. Players could test their best strategies against other tough competitors in preparation for their next big live tournament. The top finishers were eligible to earn Championship Points as progress toward an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships in August 2016.

The competition used the Double Battles format and players had to register 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

Japan Championships 2016 (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2016)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: Monday, April 4, 2016, at 9:00 JST through Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 8:59 JST
Tournament Period: Thursday, Aprl 28, 2016, at 9:00 JST through Monday, May 2, 2016, at 8:59 JST
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: Mid-May 2016
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born before January 2005
Senior Division: Born January 1st, 2001 through December 31st, 2004.Masters Division: Born December 31st, 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 720, with the exception of the following: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, Hoopa and Volcanion.
Players could register a maximum of two Pokémon to the Battle Box from the following list: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: TBA
Description
Japan Championships 2016 gave players even more opportunities to fine-tune their teams for Video Game Championship Series events. The top finishers were eligible to earn Championship Points as progress toward an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships in August 2016.

The competition used the Double Battles format and players had to register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


Flash Clash

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Region: International (Japan excluded as Japan Championships 2016 ran at the same time)
Registration Period: Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, April 29, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: May 2016
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 720, with the exception of the following: 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, and Hoopa.
Players could use only Pokémon found, caught, hatched from an Egg, or received through a special promotion in Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Pokémon may not hold a Mega Stone nor a Focus Sash in this tournament.
Entry Gift: 2000 PokéMiles
Description
Make time to play in the Flash Clash Online Competition, where players needed to make snap decisions to guide their Pokémon to victory. Only one of the players Pokémon were allowed to battle, so players had to make thier training and move selection count! Players only had 10 seconds to decide which move to use, and the timer for a whole match was five minutes. Preparation, instincts, and luck were all be necessary to win this speedy competition!

The competition used the Single Battles format and players had to register up to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 5-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 30 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 10 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 20 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


Johto Classic (ジョウトオープン)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, May 27, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: June 2016
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could only use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 251, with the exception of the following: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Celebi.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants in the Johto Classic Online Competition received a special Pokémon.
Description
Revisit the gilded age of Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver, and Pokémon Crystal in the Johto Classic! Create your best team using only the first 251 Pokémon in the National Pokédex—all the Pokémon you could have originally acquired through the Kanto and Johto regions (with the exception of Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Celebi, which will not be permitted). You’ll compete in Single Battles, and out of your team of up to six Pokémon, only three will enter each battle. Mega Stones will not be allowed. All qualified participants in the Johto Classic received a special Pokémon to be announced prior to the sign-up period.

The competition used the Single Battles format and players had to register up to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 60-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 60 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

2016 International Challenge June (2016 インターナショナルチャレンジ June)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, June 24, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: July 2016
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 721, with the exception of the following: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, Hoopa, and Volcanion.
Players could register a maximum of two Pokémon to the Battle Box from the following list: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could not participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive 2,000 Poké Miles, which can be used at the PokéMileage Club on the Pokémon Global Link. To qualify, players must earn a place in the rankings by completing at least one battle. In addition, as a big thank you and congratulations to everyone who had qualified by participating in a Play! Pokémon event and earned at least one video game Play! Point during the 2016 season received a Shiny Mewtwo.
Description
The 2016 International Challenge June is one of the last chances to test players best battle strategies in the 2016 season! Top players were eligible to earn Championship Points as progress toward an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships in San Francisco, California, in August 2016. All battles were Double Battles played in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

The competition used the Double Battles format and players had to register 4 to 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 15-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

Sinnoh Classic (シンオウダービー)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, July 22, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: August 2016
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 493, with the exception of the following: Dragonite, Mewtwo, Mew, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: All qualified participants in the Sinnoh Classic will receive a Garchomp just like the one Cynthia used as the Sinnoh League Champion in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. To qualify, players must earn a place in the rankings by completing at least three battles.
Garchomp
Lv. 66
OT: Cynthia
Ability: Sand Veil
Moves: Dragon Rush, Brick Break, Giga Impact, Earthquake
Description
Return to the era of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl with the Sinnoh Classic. Put together the best team you can using the first 493 Pokémon in the National Pokédex—all the Pokémon you could have originally acquired through the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions. In the spirit of the 2008 Video Game Showdown, one of the first worldwide Pokémon video game competitions, all battles will be Double Battles with each Trainer bringing four Pokémon to battle.

The competition used the Double Battles format and players had to register 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box with 4 able to be used during each match. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 60-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 60 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 10 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.

Unova Classic (イッシュファイナル)

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, August 26, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, August 28, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Max number of participants: 50 000
Ranking Results Announcement: September 2016
Player divisions: Junior/Senior Division: Born 2001 or later
Masters Division: Born 2000 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Triple Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could use Pokémon with National Pokédex number 1 through 649, with the exception of the following: 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, and Genesect.
Pokémon brought over from Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, or Pokémon White Version 2 via Poké Transporter could participate in this competition.
Entry Gift: All qualified participants in the Unova Classic will receive a Darmanitan just like the one the mysterious N had at his side in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. To qualify, players must earn a place in the rankings by completing at least three battles.

Darmanitan
Lv. 35
OT: N
Ability: Zen Mode
Moves: Thrash, Belly Drum, Flare Blitz, Hammer Arm
Description
Vibrant battles await in the Unova Classic Online Competition! The first 649 Pokémon in the National Pokédex were permitted, meaning any Pokémon discovered as of Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. All battles were Triple Battles, and all six Pokémon could compete in each match. Restricted Legendary Pokémon and all Mythical Pokémon were not be permitted. Mega Stones and Soul Dew were not allowed.

The competition used the Triple Battle format and players had to register 6 of their level 1–100 Pokémon to their Battle Box. Pokémon automatically became Level 50 during battles. A 30-minute time limit for each match was automatically enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome had not been determined when the time limit expired, the game automatically applied tiebreakers to determine a winner. At the beginning of each battle, players had 90 seconds to select their Pokémon to battle with. At the beginning of each turn, players had 60 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player had not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game automatically made selections for the player. Players could battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games would carry over to the following day.


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