Get ready for the International Pokémon Challenge

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Attention, coaches and fans of Pokémon of all the world; you can start to warm up your engines for him May International Challenge in preparation for the opening of the registration period, which begins on May 8The May 2014 International Challenge tournament is open to all video game players Pokémon X y Pokémon Y around the globe.

El registration period begins on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 00:00 UTC and ends on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 23:59 UTC, unless the participation quota is reached before that date. Places for the May 2014 International Challenge are limited, so it is important that players register as soon as possible. The tournament starts on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 00:00 UTC.


Tournament dates

As of 00:00 UTC on Friday, May 16, 2014
until 23:59 UTC on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Registration period

As of 00:00 UTC on Thursday, May 8, 2014
Until 23:59 UTC on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

  • To participate, you must first register with Pokémon Global Link (PGL).
  • Registration will be done in order of arrival. When the number of participants is reached, the registration will be closed.
  • Players will not be able to register for the tournament after the tournament has started. They must do so in PGL during the registration period.

Quota of participants

50 (this limit is subject to change and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis).

Classification announcement

It will take place at 00:00 UTC on Thursday, May 22, 2014 (may be subject to change).

Compatible games

Pokémon X or Pokémon Y

Tournament regulations

  • The combat mode for the tournament will be Double Combat.
  • Participants must use a Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game.
  • Participants will only be able to use Pokémon from the Kalos Pokédex of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.
  • Register four to six Pokémon with levels between 1 and 100 in your Battle Box.
  • All Pokémon will become Level 50 for the duration of the battles.
  • Nicknames you have given to your Pokémon will not be displayed.
  • The matches will be automatically set to have a duration limit of 15 minutes. If no winner has been declared after the time limit has elapsed, the result of the match will be decided by the tiebreaker criteria.
  • At the beginning of each fight, each player will have 90 seconds to choose the four Pokémon they want to fight with.
  • At the beginning of each turn, each player will have 45 seconds to select the moves or to change the Pokémon they are fighting. The game will automatically select by the player if he has not done so before time runs out.
  • The following Pokémon cannot be used in this tournament: Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
  • Players in the Junior / Senior category will only be able to play between 06:00 and 23:00 (local time).

Age categories

Players in the May 2014 International Challenge will be divided into two age categories:

  • Junior / Senior Category: Born in 1999 or later.
  • Master category: born in 1998 or before.

The fighting and its results

  • Players will be able to fight up to 20 matches per day during the tournament.
  • The results of this tournament will be counted independently of the Points Matches. The tournament ranking will be displayed in the "Tournament Status" section.

Pokémon that can be used

Participants will only be able to use Pokémon from the Kalos Pokédex of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.

Exceptions: Pokémon that have been brought into Pokémon X or Pokémon Y cannot be used using the downloadable program for the Nintendo 3DS Poké Shuttle system.

The following Pokémon cannot be used in this tournament: Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.

A participant may not have more than one Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on their team.

Pokémon can only use moves that they have learned by any of the following methods:

  • When leveling up.
  • From MT or MO.
  • Like an Egg movement, through breeding.
  • From a game character.
  • Already learned by a Pokémon that has been received through an official Pokémon promotion or event.

Combat Box

  • Before a fight begins, each player's Pokémon team will be briefly displayed to their opponent. Movements or objects will not be displayed.
  • Once the player has registered their Pokémon for the Online Tournament and received their Digital Player Certificate, their Combat Box will be locked, thus preventing them from changing their Pokémon's moves or items. The player should not change the order of the movements of Pokémon that are in the already locked Combat Box, as this could cause errors that would prevent their participation in the combats.


  • Each Pokémon on a team can carry an item, but two Pokémon on the same team cannot carry the same item.
  • Pokémon X or Pokémon Y are accepted as allowed items, as well as those obtained from the Pokémon Global Link or through an official Pokémon event or promotion.

Effects of movements

  • The Adaptation move will change to Earthquake.
  • The Secret Damage move has a 30% chance to lower the opponent's Accuracy by one level.
  • The Camouflage move changes the type of the Pokémon that uses it to Ground.
  • Winners in special cases
  • If a player's last Pokémon uses Self-Destruct, Blast, Same Fate, or Tribute, and that move weakens both players' last Pokémon, the player who used that move will lose the combat.
  • If a player's last Pokémon uses Double Edged, Elec Block, Fireblast, Knockback, Submission, Bold Bird, Sledgehammer, Headbutt, Combat, or Cruel Volt, or carries Life Sphere, and both players' last Pokémon are weakened as a result, that player will win the match.
  • If some weather change, such as hail or sandstorm, completely weakens both players' last Pokémon, the player whose Pokémon weakens last wins the fight.
  • If a Pokémon's ability, such as Rough Skin, Chink, Sludge, Steel Tip, or the item it is carrying, such as Jagged Helmet, causes both players' last Pokémon to weaken, the player with that ability or item wins.

Time limit

The tournament timer will automatically mark the duration of the match. In the event that time runs out before one of the players weakens their opponent's last Pokémon, the winner of the match will be determined based on the following criteria:

  • Remaining Pokémon
  • If a player has more Pokémon standing than their opponent, they win the fight.
  • If both players have the same number of Pokémon standing, the combat result will be determined by the average percentage of HP remaining, as described below.
  • Average percentage of PS remaining
  • The player whose team has the highest average HP remaining percentage wins.
  • If both players' teams have the same average HP percentage remaining, the match result will be determined by the total HP remaining, as described below.
  • Total HP remaining
  • The player whose team has the highest HP total remaining wins.
  • If both players' teams have the same total HP remaining, the result will be a tie.

Time limit during shifts

  • There is a time limit for selecting movements.
  • The player must bear in mind that, if this time runs out, a movement will be executed randomly.

Participation requirements

  • Have a Pokémon Trainer Club account.
  • Have a wireless internet connection.
  • Have a Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game with a PGL registered Sync ID.
  • If you have registered both games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, to the same PGL account, choose the version you want to use for this tournament.
  • To receive Championship Points, you must have a Player ID and have opted out to participate in the Play! Pokemon.

How to register

1. Log in to Pokémon Global Link and go to Online Tournaments to register for the tournament.

Attention: No player will be able to register for the tournament once it has started.

2. Set up your Battle Box!

Start the game, go to a Pokémon Center and turn on the PC. Select "Someone's CP" or "Olivier's CP" and then "Move Pokémon." Your Combat Box is located to the left of the first box on your PC. Choose up to six Pokémon, and put them in your Battle Box. Close the PC menu.

3. Download your Digital Player Certificate!

From within the game, tap the PSS menu button at the top of the PSS screen to open the menu. Then select "Combat Area". Say yes if they ask you to connect to the internet. Select “Online Tournament” and then “Participate”, and the Digital Player Certificate will begin to download.

4. Register your Combat Box!

When you have downloaded the Digital Player Certificate, make sure that the Pokémon you want to use in the tournament are in your Battle Box and register it. To do this, select "Combat Area" from the PSS menu. Say yes if they ask you to connect to the internet. Select “Online Tournament” and then “Combat”, and they will ask you if you want to register.

Note: Once registered, your Battle Box will remain locked until the tournament ends.

5. Take part in the tournament!

When the tournament starts, go to the PSS menu and choose “Battle Area”. Say yes if they ask you to connect to the internet. Select "Online Tournament" and then "Fight" to be matched up with your opponent.

This Online Tournament will take place at the Pokémon Global Link. To sign up for Pokémon Global Link, you will first need to have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and password. To create a new Pokémon Trainer Club account, click on the “SIGN UP!” Button.

After registering for the Pokémon Trainer Club, you will see a registration page for the Pokémon Global Link.

If you already have a Pokémon Trainer Club account, use your Pokémon Trainer Club username and password to log into the Pokémon Global Link. You will be asked to register a PGL account.

If you have a copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y, please have your Sync ID available when you log in to Pokémon Global Link.

Information about classifications

The conditions to enter the classification of the International Challenge of May 2014 are the following:

  • Players must completely finish at least 1 match, either won or lost. Players who do not completely finish at least 1 match will not be included in the ranking.
  • Players who have logged out a significant number of times will not appear in the leaderboard.

Apart from the above criteria, if The Pokémon Company International considers that a player is behaving inappropriately, damaging the playing environment, that player could be excluded from the ranking.


  • Players who make it through the leaderboards will receive an Enigma Berry.
  • The first 128 players in each age category (separately for North America and Europe) will receive Championship Points. Players must have opted in to participate in the Play! Pokémon and have a player ID before starting the tournament.


A player may be penalized or disqualified from any future tournament if he violates the regulations in any of the following ways:

  • Whether you have used external devices to alter game save data to create or modify Pokémon.
  • If you have been disconnected a considerable number of times during matches (after being paired with another player, but before the match results are transferred). If the player uses an unstable internet connection, they may be penalized.
  • If he harasses or intimidates other players, or behaves in an inappropriate way.
  • If it hinders or hinders the tournament in any way.
  • If you register using a false name or providing false information during registration.
  • If he presents any other conduct that is inappropriate in the tournament or hinders the course of it.
  • Don't be considerate of your opponents. Do not harass, insult or slander your opponents in internet forums, blogs or any other site. Show your sportsmanship, even after fights.
  • If for some reason you have to leave a match, select "FLEE" and leave the match. Giving up a fight is equivalent to a loss, so avoid quitting whenever possible and fight fights only when you have enough time to finish them.
  • If a player is caught behaving in an inappropriate manner other than that of a Pokémon Trainer, they may be disqualified from current and future tournaments.

More information in the official web. Lots of luck to the participants!

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