Weakness Cup Online Competition announced for Pokémon Sun and Moon, permits Pokémon with at least five weaknesses

Be on guard in the Weakness Cup Online Competition, where every Pokémon in battle is weak to at least five types. Trainers will assemble a team from a limited list of Pokémon, and go head-to-head in Single Battles where an unexpected attack could mean an instant knockout. The battles will take place in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter are permitted in battle. All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of each match. The complete list of eligible Pokémon will be available in the competition regulations.

All qualified Trainers who play in at least three battles will earn Ampharosite, Altarianite, Latiosite, and Latiasite Mega Stones, the items needed to make Ampharos, Altaria, and the Legendary Pokémon Latios and Latias Mega Evolve in battle.

Registration for the Weakness Cup begins Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 00:00 UTC. The competition goes from Friday, July 28, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, July 30, at 23:59 UTC. Trainers will be limited to 15 battles per day.

You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game with a party of eligible Pokémon. And you’ll need to read and accept the regulations on the Pokémon Global Link before the battle period begins.

For more information on the Weakness Cup, read on below and keep checking Pokemon.com and the Pokémon Global Link.

Competition Information

Sign-Up Period
Thursday, July 20, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 23:59 UTC
• You must sign up during this period to participate in the competition.
• You may sign up for the competition once per game registered to your PGL account.

Competition Period
Friday, July 28, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 23:59 UTC

Participation Gift
Qualified participants will receive Ampharosite, Altarianite, Latiosite, and Latiasite Mega Stones. To qualify, players must complete at least three battles.

Age Divisions
Junior/Senior Division: Born 2002 or later
Masters Division: Born 2001 or earlier
• Junior/Senior Division players are limited to playing between 6 A.M. and 11 P.M., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.

Ranking Results Announcement
August 2017 (announcement time subject to change)

Compatible Games
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

Competition Rules
• This competition uses Single Battle format.
• Eligible Pokémon are restricted to National Pokédex No. 001 through 799 with five or more weaknesses. Mythical and some Legendary Pokémon cannot be used.
• Mega Stones are not allowed.
• Items are restricted to Weakness Policy and any Berries that lessen the damage taken from supereffective attacks (for example, Babiri Berry, Charti Berry, or Occa Berry). A Trainer’s Battle Team may not have duplicate items.
• Register three to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.
• For additional details, please come back to check the competition’s regulations page when registration opens.

Participation Requirements
​• 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 birthdate information is incorrect, you may be disqualified from the competition and from future competitions.

Source: Pokémon Global Link


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