Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition announced for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon featuring only Kalos Pokémon

We’re going back to Kalos with the Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition hosted at the PGL. Only Pokémon from the Kalos region will be allowed in this tournament, but no region symbol is required, so you can bring in Pokémon from other games via Poké Transporter as long as they’re in the Kalos Pokédex. For this Single Battle competition, players will make a team of six Pokémon, of which three will compete in each match.

Although Greninja is famously from the Kalos region, the special Ash-Greninja will not be allowed to battle. Mythical Pokémon, some Legendary Pokémon, and the Alolan variants of any Pokémon will not be permitted. All Pokémon above and below Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles.

Trainers may have originally experienced the Kalos region first in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, but for the Ultra Kalos Classic, you’ll need either Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon to compete. There will be a 10-minute player clock and 60-second turns.

All qualified participants in the Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition will receive 50 Battle Points. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify.

Registration for the Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition starts on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 00:00 UTC.

The competition goes from Friday, April 27, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 23:59 UTC. Trainers will be limited to 15 battles per day. Junior 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.

All Trainers will need a Pokémon Trainer Club account, a wireless internet connection, and their own Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moonvideo game with a party of eligible Pokémon. See the competition regulations for more details.

Good luck, Trainers!

Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition Information

Sign-up Period

Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, April 26, 2018, 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, April 27, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 23:59 UTC

Participation Gift

Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify.

Age Divisions

Junior Division: Born 2003 or later

Masters Division: Born 2002 or earlier

• Junior Division players are limited to playing between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., based on the easternmost time zone in each player’s country.

Ranking Results Announcement

May 2018 (announcement time subject to change)

Compatible Games

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon

Competition Rules

• This competition uses Single Battle format.

• Eligible Pokémon are restricted to Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédex. Regional variants of eligible Pokémon are prohibited.

• Mythical and some Legendary Pokémon cannot be used.

• Z-Crystals are prohibited.

• Duplicate items are prohibited.

• Register three to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.

• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.

• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.

• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.

• At the beginning of each turn, players have 60 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.

• Players may battle up to 15 times per day of the competition. Any unplayed games carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

• For additional details, please check the competition’s regulations page when registration opens.

Participation Requirements

• A Pokémon Trainer Club membership

• A wireless internet connection

• A Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra 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 future competitions.

Source: Pokémon Global Link

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