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The Pokémon Japan Championships 2022 (PJCS2022) will be held in June! The information about the online tournaments for the Game Division of PJCS2022 has been released. The PJCS2022 is an official tournament to determine the best Pokémon Battlers in Japan for the 2022 season. The top finishers will receive prizes, so be sure to check it out!

In the following official Internet tournaments held in Pokémon Sword and Shield and the top finishers who meet the requirements will be granted the right to participate in the PJCS2022 Game Division!
The following Internet tournaments are eligible for the PJCS2022 Game Division
2022 International Challenge February to be held in February
2022 International Challenge March
2022 International Challenge April
Pokémon Japan Championships 2022 Preliminary Round to be held in May 2022

All participants of the Internet tournaments will receive an Alternate-colored Legendary Pokémon!

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Players who participate in the Internet Tournaments held in February, March, and April, who are eligible to participate in the PJCS2022 Game Division, can receive the following Alternate-colored Legendary Pokémon: Freezer (Galarian Form), Thunder (Galarian Form), and Fire (Galarian Form). Each tournament has a different Pokémon to give away, so don't miss out on any of them! They can be received in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In order to participate in the online tournaments that will grant you the right to participate in the PJCS2022 game division, you need to register in advance.

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Alternate-colored Freezer (Galarian Form) will be be distributed players of the 2022 International Challenge February. Registration runs from February 3rd, 2022 until February 18th, 2022 and the tournament takes place from February 18th, 2022 until February 21st, 2022.

Alternate-colored Thunder (Galarian Form) will be distributed to players of the 2022 International Challenge March. Registration runs from February 24th, 2022 until March 11th, 2022 and the tournament takes place from March 11th, 2022 until March 14th, 2022.

Alternate-colored Fire (Galarian Form) will be distributed to players of the 2022 International Challenge April. Registration runs from March 31st, 2022 until April 15th, 2022 and the tournament takes place from April 15th, 2022 until April 18th, 2022.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2022/01/220114_e01.html

The official Pokémon website has announced the Tiny Tourney for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

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Tiny Tourney

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Region: International
Registration Period: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. PST until Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST.
Tournament Period: Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PST until Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST.
Ranking Results Announcement: December 2021
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Eligible Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Caterpie, Sandshrew, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Vulpix, Zubat, Oddish, Diglett, Meowth, Psyduck, Growlithe, Poliwag, Abra, Machop, Tentacool, Ponyta, Magnemite, Farfetch'd (Galarian Form), Shellder, Krabby, Exeggcute, Cubone, Koffing, Rhyhorn, Tangela, Horsea, Goldeen, Staryu, Magikarp, Eevee, Porygon, Omanyte, Kabuto, Hoothoot, Chinchou, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Natu, Wooper, Sneasel, Swinub, Corsola (Galarian Form), Remoraid, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby, Larvitar, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Zigzagoon, Lotad, Seedot, Wingull, Ralts, Nincada, Whismur, Azurill, Aron, Electrike, Carvanha, Trapinch, Swablu, Barboach, Corphish, Baltoy, Lileep, Anorith, Feebas, Duskull, Wynaut, Snorunt, Spheal, Bagon, Beldum, Shinx, Budew, Combee, Cherubi, Shellos, Drifloon, Buneary, Stunky, Bronzor, Bonsly, Mime Jr., Happiny, Gible, Munchlax, Riolu, Hippopotas, Skorupi, Croagunk, Mantyke, Snover, Lillipup, Purrloin, Munna, Pidove, Roggenrola, Woobat, Drilbur, Timburr, Tympole, Venipede, Cottonee, Petilil, Sandile, Darumaka, Dwebble, Scraggy, Yamask, Tirtouga, Archen, Trubbish, Zorua, Minccino, Gothita, Solosis, Vanillite, Karrablast, Foongus, Joltik, Ferroseed, Klink, Elgyem, Litwick, Axew, Cubchoo, Shelmet, Mienfoo, Golett, Pawniard, Rufflet, Vullaby, Deino, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Pancham, Espurr, Honedge, Spritzee, Swirlix, Inkay, Binacle, Skrelp, Clauncher, Helioptile, Tyrunt, Goomy, Phantump, Pumpkaboo, Bergmite, Noibat, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Grubbin, Cutiefly, Rockruff, Mareanie, Mudbray, Dewpider, Fomantis, Morelull, Salandit, Stufful, Bounsweet, Wimpod, Sandygast, Jangmo-o, Poipole, Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble, Skwovet, Rookidee, Blipbug, Nickit, Gossifleur, Wooloo, Chewtle, Yamper, Rolycoly, Applin, Arrokuda, Toxel, Sizzlipede, Clobbopus, Sinistea, Hatenna, Impidimp, Milcery, Snom, Dreepy, and Kubfu are eligible. Each Pokémon in your Battle Team must have the Galar symbol or battle-ready symbol.
Battle Type: Double Battles
Entry Gift: By taking part in this Gym Challenge, you'll earn a participation gift of 50 Battle Points.
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Trainers have until 3:59 p.m. PST on December 9, 2021, to register for the latest iteration of the Tiny Tourney Online Competition in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. During this event, petite Pokémon get a chance to show off their skills—your Battle Team can only contain Pokémon three feet, three inches tall or smaller that have not evolved but are able to. This competition is comprised of Double Battles, and qualified participants will earn 50 Battle Points. Are you ready to go big with small Pokémon? Sign up for the Tiny Tourney and find out!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/sign-up-for-the-tiny-tourney-online-competition/

The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles November 2021 (Season 24).

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Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles November 2021 (Season 24)

Challenge players from around the world to climb the leaderboards and earn in-game rewards.

The new Ranked Battles season has begun, giving Trainers another chance to test their battling skills. The leaderboards reset every month, so now's the perfect time to jump in. The Ranked Battles November 2021 Season (Season 24) follow the Series 11 regulations, which means you can battle with one powerful, usually ineligible Legendary Pokémon at your side. See the full list of these Pokémon below. Also, Pokémon are allowed to Dynamax or Gigantamax during battle.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles allow you to test your Trainer skills in head-to-head battles with players around the world, move up the global leaderboards, and earn helpful in-game rewards. The November 2021 season will run until 3:59 p.m. PST on November 30, 2021.

Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible. Pokémon from previous games in the Pokémon series can receive the battle-ready symbol from the character next to the door in the center of the Battle Tower. When the battle-ready symbol is applied to your Pokémon, your Pokémon will forget the moves it knows. If your Pokémon forgets moves that it cannot use or learn in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, those moves cannot be relearned.

Eligible Pokémon

Eligible Pokémon for the Ranked Battles November 2021 Season include:

Galar Pokédex No. 001–400, Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001–210, and Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001–210 are eligible for battle, as well as the following Pokémon:

Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, and Blacephalon.

Only one of the following special Pokémon may be registered to your Battle Team:

Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, and Calyrex.

Please note that Pokémon may Dynamax or Gigantamax in this competition.

How to Start a Ranked Battle

To start a Ranked Battle, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Ranked Battles.

November 2021 Season Rewards

Before battle, you'll be matched up with other players of similar rank to ensure even competition. The higher the tier you finish in, the greater your in-game rewards after the season concludes. The November 2021 Season rewards include the following:

Master Ball Tier

  • Gold Bottle Cap ×3
  • 600 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×30
  • Armorite Ore ×30

Ultra Ball Tier

  • Gold Bottle Cap ×1
  • 300 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×10
  • Armorite Ore ×10

Great Ball Tier

  • Bottle Cap ×3
  • Ability Capsule ×1
  • 100 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×5
  • Armorite Ore ×5

Poké Ball Tier and Beginner Tier

  • Ability Capsule ×1
  • 50 Battle Points
  • Dynite Ore ×5
  • Armorite Ore ×5

How to Receive In-Game Rewards

Once the season is over, you can collect your in-game rewards. Remember, you will need to finish at least one match with a win or loss during the November 2021 Season to be eligible for rewards at the end of the season. To receive your in-game rewards, follow these steps:

  1. After the competition has ended, launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Good luck battling in the Ranked Battles November 2021 Season!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield-ranked-battles-november-2021-season-24/

The official Pokémon website has announced the Gym Challenge (ジムチャレンジ) for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

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Register for the Pokémon Gym Challenge Online Competition

Take on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players with Pokémon used by Galar’s Gym Leaders.

Battle like some of the Galar region's finest Pokémon Trainers in the latest Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Online Competition: the Gym Challenge. During this event, your battle team can be comprised only of Pokémon used by Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Gym Leaders. No duplicate Pokémon or items are allowed during this competition, which is comprised of Single Battles. By taking part in this Gym Challenge, you'll earn a participation gift of 50 Battle Points. Can you follow in the footsteps of these tough Trainers? Sign up for the Gym Challenge and find out!

How to Register

The sign-up period for the Gym Challenge competition is from Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. PDT until Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST.

To register for the competition, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Online Competitions.
  6. Select Search Official Competitions.

The competition takes place from Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PST until Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST.

Eligible Pokémon

Ninetales, Arcanine, Machamp, Ponyta (Galarian Form), Rapidash (Galarian Form), Gengar, Weezing (Galarian Form), Goldeen, Seaking, Lapras, Bellossom, Quagsire, Shuckle, Hitmontop, Tyranitar, Ludicolo, Shiftry, Pelipper, Gardevoir, Mawile, Torkoal, Flygon, Cherrim, Skuntank, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Togekiss, Dusknoir, Liepard, Gigalith, Darmanitan (Galarian Form), Scraggy, Scrafty, Yamask (Galarian Form), Gothita, Gothorita, Solosis, Duosion, Chandelure, Pangoro, Malamar, Barbaracle, Sylveon, Hawlucha, Goodra, Toxapex, Salazzle, Tsareena, Golisopod, Turtonator, Mimikyu, Gossifleur, Eldegoss, Drednaw, Coalossal, Flapple, Appletun, Sandaconda, Arrokuda, Barraskewda, Toxtricity (Low Key Form), Centiskorch, Grapploct, Polteageist, Hatenna, Hattrem, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, Obstagoon, Cursola, Sirfetch'd, Mr. Rime, Runerigus, Alcremie, Falinks, Frosmoth, Stonjourner, Eiscue, Morpeko, and Duraludon are eligible.

Each Pokémon in your Battle Team must have the Galar symbol or battle-ready symbol. Review the Eligible Pokémon section of the competition rules from within your game for details.

Results and Gifts

To view your rankings after the competition has ended, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Online Competitions.
  6. Select Search Official Competitions.

To receive your participation gift after the competition, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Put together your ideal team, and take on your opponents like a boss. Good luck in the Gym Challenge!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/register-for-the-pokemon-gym-challenge-online-competition/

The official Pokémon website has announced the Spooky Cup (トリックリリック) for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

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Bring Your Spookiest Pokémon to the Spooky Cup Competition

Load up your team with your most spine-chilling Pokémon and take on other Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players.

Just in time for the Halloween season comes a Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield in-game competition in which only the spookiest Pokémon can participate. The aptly named Spooky Cup has Trainers taking part in Double Battles with their scariest-looking Pokémon partners. As an added twist, only the final evolved forms of Pokémon can battle—for example, you can have Crobat on your team, but not Zubat or Golbat. Trainers who participate in at least one Battle, regardless of whether they win or lose, will earn 50 Battle Points, so assemble your best team and prepare for a challenge!

How to Register

The sign-up period for the Spooky Cup in-game competition is from Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. until Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

To register for the competition, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Online Competitions.
  6. Select Search Official Competitions.

The competition takes place from Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

The competition is comprised of Double Battles. Duplicate Pokémon and duplicate items are not permitted.

Eligible Pokémon

The eligible Pokémon for the Spooky Cup are:

Vileplume, Tentacruel, Gengar, Marowak, Weezing, Mr. Mime, Pinsir, Ditto, Omastar, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Noctowl, Crobat, Espeon, Umbreon, Wobbuffet, Shiftry, Shedinja, Exploud, Sableye, Mawile, Sharpedo, Lunatone, Crawdaunt, Baltoy, Claydol, Absol, Glalie, Drifblim, Skuntank, Spiritomb, Drapion, Toxicroak, Abomasnow, Weavile, Tangrowth, Electivire, Magmortar, Dusknoir, Froslass, Rotom, Liepard, Gigalith, Swoobat, Scolipede, Basculin, Krookodile, Sigilyph, Cofagrigus, Garbodor, Zoroark, Gothitelle, Jellicent, Galvantula, Beheeyem, Chandelure, Golurk, Bisharp, Mandibuzz, Hydreigon, Volcarona, Pangoro, Meowstic, Aegislash, Slurpuff, Malamar, Trevenant, Gourgeist, Noivern, Decidueye, Incineroar, Lycanroc, Toxapex, Araquanid, Shiinotic, Salazzle, Bewear, Golisopod, Palossand, Silvally, Mimikyu, Dhelmise, Nihilego, Xurkitree, Guzzlord, Poipole, Naganadel, Blacephalon, Corviknight, Orbeetle, Thievul, Coalossal, Centiskorch, Grapploct, Polteageist, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, Obstagoon, Cursola, Mr. Rime, Runerigus, Dracovish, Dragapult, and Spectrier.

Each Pokémon in your Battle Team must have the Galar symbol or battle-ready symbol. Review the Eligible Pokémon section of the competition rules from within your game for details.

Results and Gifts

To view your rankings after the competition has ended, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Online Competitions.
  6. Select Search Official Competitions.

To receive your participation gift after the competition, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Put your spookiest Pokémon in your Battle Team and creep out the competition. Good luck in the Spooky Cup!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/bring-your-spookiest-pokemon-to-the-spooky-cup-competition/

The official Pokémon websites have confirmed the broadcast dates and player roster for the Pokémon Global Exhibition taking place October 30th and 31st, 2021.

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Pokémon Global Exhibition - Broadcast dates and player roster

The Pokémon Global Exhibition is taking place in October! The broadcast date and player roster for the Pokémon Global Exhibition, where players from all over the world who excelled in Pokémon battles on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch, has been decided!

Details on the broadcast time will be announced on a later date. Stay tuned for more updates!

Broadcast Date

October 30 (Sat), 31 (Sun)

Player Roster

Jirawiwat Thitasiri - Thailand - "Pokémon Asia Players Cup 2021" Champion
Chin Wei Ho - Taiwan - "Pokémon Asia Players Cup 2021" Finalist
Leonardo Bonanomi - Italy - "Pokémon Players Cup 4" Top-ranking player in Europe
Enrique Grimaldo - United States of America - "Pokémon Players Cup 4" Top-ranking player in North America
Renzo Navarro - Peru - "Pokémon Players Cup 4" Champion (and top-ranking player in Latin America)
Luke Iuele - Australia - "Pokémon Players Cup 4" Top-ranking player in Oceania Region
Kohei Fujita - Japan - "Pokémon Japan Championship 2021" Champion
Wonseok Jung - South Korea - "Pokémon Trainers Cup 2021" Champion

Sources: https://sg.portal-pokemon.com/topics/game/210924141053_broadcast_date_and_player_roster_of_pokemon_global_exhibition_announced.html and https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2021/09/210924_e01.html

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The Korean Pokémon Trainers Cup 2021 broadcast announced the Porygon-Z serial code which players of Pokémon Sword and Shield can use from August 21st, 2021 until August 22nd, 2021 at 23:59. The Porygon-Z is based on the one used by last year's tournament winner Jeong Sang-yoon. The serial code is: 1STPTCCHAMP

Event Pokémon Details:

Pokémon: Porygon-Z
OT: 정상윤
ID: 210807
Level: 50
Ability: Adaptability
Nature: Timid
Held Item: Silk Scarf
Moves: Hyper Beam, Thunderbolt, Dark Pulse and Nasty Plot
Ribbon: Battle Champion Ribbon

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The Pokémon Asia Players Cup 2021 is the very first online tournament for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield over multi-regions in Asia taking place from August 28th, 2021 to September 11th, 2021.

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Players from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand will have the opportunity to prove their mettle as Pokémon Trainers. Battle against other Trainers around Asia to win the ticket to the Pokémon Global Exhibition in October and the Travel award to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships!

Qualifiers to decide the top players from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand will be held on August 28th, August 29th and September, 4th and 5th, 2021.

The Grand Finale is happening on September 11th, 2021 where the top 8 players from each region will battle to be crowned the best Pokémon trainer in Asia.

All the 8 players competing in the Grand Finale will be awarded with the invitation to Day 1 of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, a physical copy of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack​* and a physical copy of Pokémon Legends: Arceus*. The champion of the Grand Finale will receive an invitation to the Pokémon Global Exhibition, and Invitation to Day 2 of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships with flights and accommodation fee.

Game Rules

  • The game format will be a Double Battle format.
  • Players must have between four and six Pokémon.
  • Pokémon above and below Lv. 50 are permitted but will be auto-leveled to Lv. 50 during battle.
  • Players are not allowed to use duplicate Pokémon.
  • Players are not allowed to have duplicate held items.
  • The game time limit: 20 minutes
  • Team Preview: 90 seconds
  • Move time limit: 45 seconds
  • Player time (Your Time) limit: 7 minutes
  • Players may use Pokémon with the following Pokédex numbers, provided the Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield were received at an official event or distribution.
    • Galar Pokédex numbers: #001–397
    • Isle of Armor Pokédex numbers: #001–210
    • Crown Tundra Pokédex numbers: #001–209
    • National Pokédex numbers: #243–245, #252–260, #380–381, #480–482, #485, #488, #638–642, #645, #722–730, #785–788, #793–799, #803–806
  • Players may use Rental Teams during Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 Qualifiers. If using a Rental Team, the player is responsible to ensure the team is legal for tournament and the player should fill out the Team List with the Rental Team Pokémon as those Pokémon appear in battle (i.e at Lv.50). Rental Teams are not allowed for use in the Grand Finale.
  • Players are required to use the same team throughout Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 Qualifier. Opponents will have an opportunity to view each other's team lists (excluding stats) before playing. If you detect that your opponent is using something that differs from their list, you should immediately call a tournament admin for assistance.

Sources: https://play.eslgaming.com/pokemon/asia/players-cup-2021 and https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon.official.Singapore/photos/a.1922667874726799/2969872103339699/

The official Pokémon website has announced the Same Double Beat Online Competition for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Our 8th Generation Online Competitions page has been updated with these details.

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Test Your Pokémon Double Battles Skill in the Same Double Beat Competition

Bring duplicate Pokémon and items into battle as you face off against other Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield players.

Get ready for double trouble in the next Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield in-game competition, which has been dubbed Same Double Beat. As the name suggests, this latest competition lets Trainers show off their skills in a series of Double Battles. You're allowed to have duplicate Pokémon on your team, and you can come equipped with duplicate items. However, Legendary Pokémon and Mythical Pokémon are prohibited from this competition. Participants will earn 50 Battle Points, so assemble your best team and prepare for a challenge!

How to Register

The sign-up period for the Same Double Beat in-game competition is from Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. PDT until Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

To register for the competition, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Online Competitions.
  6. Select Search Official Competitions.

The competition takes place from Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PDT until Sunday, August 15, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

The competition will be comprised of Double Battles, and you can have duplicate Pokémon on your Battle Team. Your Pokémon can also be holding more than one of the same item.

Eligible Pokémon

Galar Pokédex No. 001–380 and 383–397, Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001–099 and 102–210, and Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001–196 are eligible for battle.

Each Pokémon in your Battle Team must have the Galar symbol or battle-ready symbol. Review the Eligible Pokémon section of the competition rules from within your game for details.

Results and Gifts

To view your rankings after the competition has ended, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select VS.
  4. Select Battle Stadium.
  5. Select Online Competitions.
  6. Select Search Official Competitions.

To receive your participation gift after the competition, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.
  2. Open the X menu.
  3. Select Mystery Gift.
  4. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
  5. Select Get Battle Stadium Rewards.

Which Pokémon and items will you bring into these Double Battles? Choose wisely, and good luck in the Same Double Beat competition!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/test-your-pokemon-double-battles-skill-in-the-same-double-beat-competition/

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Fans can watch broadcasts of exciting matches from the Region and Global Final rounds of the Pokémon Players Cup IV. Matches from each competition—the Pokémon TCG competition, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video game competition, and Pokkén Tournament DX—will be streamed on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter with commentary from the Pokémon Company's team of Pokémon experts.

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During the Pokémon Players Cup IV - VG Region Finals Day 1 broadcast, a serial code was revealed that allowed all players of Pokémon Sword and Shield to get a Gold Bottle Cap. The code was active from July 17th, 2021 until July 19th, 2021. The code is: PLAYERSCH01CEPC

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At the end of the Pokémon Players Cup IV - TCG Region Finals Day 1 broadcast, a serial code was revealed that allowed Pokémon Trading Card Game Online players to get a Marnie Full Art Supporter card. The code was active from July 17th, 2021 until July 26th, 2021 but only for 50,000 redemptions. The code is: PC4YOURCHOICE

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup-iv/streaming/
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