Battle in the 2018 International Challenge November Online Competition
Battle in the 2018 International Challenge November Online Competition, where players can earn Championship Points toward the 2019 Pokémon World Championships. All qualified participants will also receive a Shiny Tapu Lele for their game.
This fun competition will use the regulations from the Sun Series, the first of three formats in the 2019 Championship Series Season. Pokémon throughout the National Pokédex—including a limited number of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon—are permitted in battle. Importantly, Z-Crystals, Mega Stones, the Blue Orb, and the Red Orb are not permitted as held items. Also, Rayquaza may not know the move Dragon Ascent.
This competition features Double Battles with teams of six Pokémon, of which four will participate in each match. Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter are not permitted. See the competition regulations for a complete list of eligible Pokémon. All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles. No duplicate items are allowed. There will be a 7-minute player clock and 45-second turns.
The top players in each age division will receive Championship Points, which contribute toward the chances of earning an invitation to the 2019 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.
Look forward to future International Challenges that coincide with the new progressive video game formats during the 2019 Championship Series season. Get details on the upcoming formats.
Registration for the 2018 International Challenge November begins Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 00:00 UTC.
The competition goes from Friday, November 30, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 23:59 UTC. Trainers will be limited to 15 battles per day.
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.
Good luck, Trainers!
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, November 29, 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.
Friday, November 30, 2018, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 23:59 UTC
Qualified participants will be eligible to earn Championship Points.
All qualified participants will also receive a Shiny Tapu Lele.
• To qualify, eligible players must earn a place in the rankings by completing at least three battles.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
• This competition uses the Double Battle format.
• Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• National Pokédex No. 001 through 807 are eligible, excluding Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora, and Ash-Greninja.
• You can register no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma.
• No two Pokémon on your team may have the same National Pokédex number.
• Rayquaza may not know the move Dragon Ascent.
• Eligible Pokémon are restricted to those that you caught, hatched from Eggs, or received as a Mystery Gift in Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, or Pokémon Ultra Moon.
• Items are allowed, but Trainers may not have duplicate items in their Battle Team.
• Z-Crystals and Mega Stones are not permitted.
• Blue Orb and Red Orb items are not permitted.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
• A 7-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 four Pokémon to battle with.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player’s selections have not been made by 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 will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.
• 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)
Ranking Results Announcement
December 2018 (subject to change)
Source: Pokémon Global Link