The first Pokemon Online Competition for Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon is on! Titled Battle of Alola, this is the first online tournament for the two games and each participant will earn 50 Battle points. The tournament will be between Pokemon captured in the Alola region.
You will need your Pokemon Trainer Club account and the Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon video game to register for the Battle of Alola. The registration deadline is on December 16, 2016 at 00.00 UTC. You can get all the official terms and conditions of the game at the Pokemon Global Link (PGL).
How to Register for the Battle of Alola
Log into your account from the PGL homepage and click on ‘Online Competitions.’ This will let you go through the terms and conditions, accept the regulations and get ready for the battle.
The competition will run from Friday, December 16 through to Sunday 18 at 23.49 UTC. Each trainer has a cap to the number of battles they can take place in on a day. Your goal should be to reach the very top of the leader board with each competition you engage in.
Tournament Specifications and Requirements
You will have to create a team from Pokemon captured in the Alola region and use them in Single Battle scenarios. Only three of the six Pokemon in your band will enter each battle and they will all receive Lv. 50 clearance for the battle. Remember that Plus items won’t be allowed so it is up to you to put your best team forward.
The Battle of Alola will be open to Junior or Senior groups for people born in 2002 or later and Master Division for those born in 2001 or earlier. The Junior/Senior players will only play between 6A.M. and 11P.M (time used is the easternmost time zone for each player’s country)
- Players may use Ash-Greninja and Pokémon with Alola Pokédex numbers 1–204, 206–288, and 293–299; players are allowed to include one special Pokémon in their Battle Team, such as Solgaleo or Lunala.
- Register three to six of your Lv. 1–100 Pokémon to your Battle Team.
- All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
- Three of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
- A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. 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 three Pokémon with which to battle.
- At the beginning of each turn, players have 60 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
- Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.
- For additional details, please come back to check the competition’s regulations page when registration opens.
- A Pokémon Trainer Club membership
- A wireless Internet connection
- A Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game with a Game Sync ID registered in the Pokémon Global Link (PGL)
- The birth date you have registered in your Pokémon Trainer Club account will determine the age division in which you play. If it’s discovered during the competition that your birth-date information is incorrect, you may be disqualified from the competition and future competitions.