Hot on the heels of the Ultra Sinnoh Classic, the next Pokémon Online Competition was recently announced. The next International Challenge of 2018 is on the way for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon players, promising even more exciting battles under the 2018 Championship Series format. In the 2018 International Challenge March, Pokémon throughout the National Pokédex—excluding Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon—are permitted in battle.
Registration for the 2018 International Challenge March begins Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 00:00 UTC. All Trainers will need a Pokémon Trainer Club account, a wireless internet connection, and their own Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon video game with a party of eligible Pokémon. See the competition regulations for more details. The competition goes from Friday, March 23, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 23:59 UTC. Trainers will be limited to 15 battles per day. Junior and Senior Division players (born in 2003 or later) are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.
The top players in each age division will receive Championship Points, which contribute toward the chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships. Players must be opted in to the Play! Pokémon program and have a Player ID at the time the competition begins to be eligible for Championship Points. All qualified participants will also receive 50 Battle Points. To qualify, eligible players must earn a place in the rankings by completing at least three battles.