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The Ultra Final Online Competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced on the Pokémon Global Link website. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Ultra Final Online Competition

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Information
Region: International
Registration Period: Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 00:00 UTC until Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, October 4th, at 00:00 UTC until Sunday, October 6th, 2019, at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: October 2019
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Single Battle
Banned Pokémon: •Every Pokémon in the National Pokédex No. 001 through 807 is permitted.
•Duplicate Pokémon are permitted.
•Items are permitted, including Mega Stones and Z-Crystals.
•A Trainer’s Battle Team may have duplicate items.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive a Shiny Tapu Koko. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.
Description
The Ultra Final Online Competition, where the whole Pokédex is eligible for you to use to make your team. Plus, you can use duplicate Pokémon and duplicate items. And every Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of these Single Battles.

All qualified participants in the Ultra Final Online Competition will receive a Shiny Tapu Koko. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify.
Competition Rules
•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 30 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 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/2326ba01-ac70-4125-ab67-1b64e2028254

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The Pokémon Company has announced that it will distribute a serial code for a alternate-colored Necrozma to members of the Pokémon Secret Club that can be used in the Nintendo 3DS games Pocket Monsters Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon. The distribution of the alternate-colored Necrozma is a limited to those that have joined the club and have pre-ordered the Nintendo Switch games Pocket Monsters Sword or Shield, which are scheduled for release on November 15th, 2019. The distribution is being held in commemoration of having surpassed 55,555 people in the club. The serial code distribution is scheduled for September 6th, 2019 at 18:00.

Alternate-Colored Necrozma Details:

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Ball: Cherish Ball
Level: 75
Moves: Light Screen, Substitute and Moonlight

The Pokémon Company International has announced the newest Pokémon Trading Card Game Expansion Sun and Moon Cosmic Eclipse which will be released on November 1st, 2019. High resolution revealed card pictures have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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Collect Solgaleo & Lunala-GX in New Pokémon Trading Card Game Expansion, Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse, Alongside Video Game Distribution Featuring Shiny Solgaleo and Shiny Lunala

Fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game can look forward to a variety of new Pokémon and Trainer TAG TEAM combinations in the next expansion, Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse, releasing worldwide on November 1 from The Pokémon Company International.

Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse will welcome two new TAG TEAM trios—the Mythical and Legendary Pokémon combination of Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX, as well as the adorable-but-mighty Togepi & Cleffa & Igglybuff-GX—as shown for the first time during the 2019 Pokémon World Championships. The expansion will also feature new TAG TEAM Supporter cards that depict two characters, such as Red & Blue and Cynthia & Caitlin, on a single Trainer card. Fans can also keep their eyes peeled for special versions of select cards that feature illustrations of Pokémon with their Trainers.

Other key highlights of Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse include:

  • Nine new TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX
  • Seven more Pokémon-GX
  • More than 20 Trainer cards and a new Special Energy card

Once released, cards from Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse will be available in the Pokémon TCG Card Dex app, which offers an easy way to digitally browse and discover cards from the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series.

Fans interested in playing with Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse before launch can do so at one of the many Prerelease tournaments taking place October 19–27. To find the nearest participating independent retailer, visit pokemon.com/locator/.

To celebrate Solgaleo and Lunala teaming up in the Pokémon TCG, players can receive Shiny Lunala in their copy of Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Sun, or Shiny Solgaleo for Pokémon Ultra Moon or Pokémon Moon. Trainers will be able to pick up download codes at participating retailers from October 1 through November 15.

Shiny Lunala will be distributed with the following in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Sun:

  • Level: 60
  • Moves: Moongeist Beam, Psyshock, Moonblast, Moonlight

Shiny Solgaleo will be distributed with the following in Pokémon Ultra Moon or Pokémon Moon:
  • Level: 60
  • Moves: Sunsteel Strike, Zen Headbutt, Noble Roar, Morning Sun

American players of Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon or Pokémon Moon can stop by GameStop starting October 21st, 2019 and open their Pokémon Pass app to receive a Shiny Legendary Pokémon.

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Get Shiny Lunala or Shiny Solgaleo at GameStop via Pokémon Pass

Take a trip back to the Alola region with the help of Shiny Lunala or Shiny Solgaleo! Get one of these two Legendary Pokémon when you visit a participating GameStop store from October 21 through November 10, 2019. When you get there, open the Pokémon Pass app on your iOS or Android device to receive the code.

When you enter this code into Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Sun, you'll receive Shiny Lunala. Or enter the code into Pokémon Ultra Moon or Pokémon Moon to receive Shiny Solgaleo.

Each code can be used only once. Shiny Lunala will be Lv. 60 and know the moves Moongeist Beam, Psyshock, Moonblast, and Moonlight. Shiny Solgaleo will also be Lv. 60 and know the moves Sunsteel Strike, Zen Headbutt, Noble Roar, and Morning Sun.

Get details on the free Pokémon Pass app, which you'll need to have installed to receive the code. And while you're at GameStop, be sure to check out new Pokémon TCG products, including the just-announced Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse expansion launching November 1. Plus, don't miss preorder opportunities for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for Nintendo Switch, launching November 15!

Use these steps, along with your code, to get Shiny Lunala or Shiny Solgaleo:

  1. Open your Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon game.
  2. Select Mystery Gift on the main menu.
  3. Select Receive Gift.
  4. Select Get with Code/Password, then Yes, then Yes again to connect to the internet.
  5. Enter your code.
  6. Watch as the Legendary Pokémon arrives in your game.
  7. Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Legendary Pokémon.
  8. Be sure to save your game.
Let your Pokémon collection shine with a Legendary Pokémon at GameStop!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-shiny-lunala-or-shiny-solgaleo-at-gamestop-via-pokemon-pass/

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2020 Pokémon Regional Championship

Battle in Pokémon TCG and video game Regional Championships taking place all around the world. After the Pokémon International Championships, the Pokémon Regional Championships are the largest events in terms of both attendance and Championship Point payouts.

  • Up to $50,000 in prizes, scholarships, and gift cards (based on attendance)
  • No qualifications or residency restrictions to enter

Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own 60-card deck that matches the format listed below; Pokémon video game players must bring their own system and a legal team.

All players who have a Trainer Club account and are in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program are welcome to participate.

2020 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule

At the Pokémon Regional Championships, Tournament Organizers have the option of conducting Pokémon TCG events in the Standard or Expanded format. On the video game side, the 2020 season will begin with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon on systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Stay tuned for more information on format updates.

Most Regional Championships have both Pokémon TCG and video game competitions, although some events may be exclusive to Pokémon TCG players or VGC players. Please check the Event Locator for more information about events.

US and Canada Regional Championships Schedule

DateLocationTCG Format
Sept. 28–29, 2019Atlantic City Convention Center
One Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ
Standard
Oct. 11–13, 2019Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN
Standard
Nov. 2–3, 2019Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St.
Richmond, VA
Expanded
Nov. 8–10, 2019Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR
Expanded
Nov. 30–Dec. 2, 2019Ocean Center
101 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Standard
Dec. 7–8, 2019San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA
Standard
Jan. 17–19, 2020Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport
2334 N International Pkwy
Dallas, TX
Expanded
Feb. 28–Mar. 1, 2020Gateway Center
1 Gateway Dr.
Collinsville, IL
Expanded
Mar. 13–15, 2020
Canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario, CA
Standard
Mar. 20–22, 2020Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St.
Charlotte, NC
Expanded
Apr. 4–5, 2020Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
Expanded
May 9–10, 2020Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle St.
Albany, NY
Standard
May 22–24, 2020Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA
Standard
May 22–24, 2020Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Standard
June 5–7, 2020Wisconsin Center
555 W Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI
Standard

European Regional Championships Schedule

DateLocationTCG Format
Sept. 7–8, 2019Ponds Forge Sports Centre
Sheaf St
Sheffield S1 2BP
United Kingdom
Standard
Sept. 28–29, 2019Sartory Säle
Friesenstraße 44-48
50670 Köln
Germany
Standard
Jan. 11–12, 2020 Ruhr Congress
Stadionring 20
44791 Bochum, Germany
Standard
Mar. 7–8, 2020 Baltiska Hallen
Eric Perssons väg 8A
217 62 Malmö, Sweden
Standard
May 2–3, 2020 Exhibition Centre Liverpool – Hall A
King's Dock, Port of Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4FP, United Kingdom
Standard

Latin American Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location TCG Format
Jan. 25–26, 2020 Amcham Business Center
R. da Paz, 1431
Chácara Santo Antônio (Zona Sul), São Paulo - SP, 04713-001
Brazil
Standard
Mar. 28–29, 2020 Expoville
R. XV de Novembro, 4315
Glória, Joinville - SC, 89216-201 Brazil
Standard
May 30–31, 2020 Praia Centro Hotel
Av. Monsenhor Tabosa, 740
Praia de Iracema, Fortaleza - CE, 60165-01
Brazil
Standard

Oceania Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location TCG Format
Dec. 7–8, 2019 Brisbane City Hall
64 Adelaide St
Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Standard
Dec. 21–22, 2019 Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Standard
Mar. 14–15, 2020 Perth Town Hall
601 Hay St
Perth WA 6000, Australia
Standard
May 16–17, 2020 Quaycentre's Hall of Legends
Olympic Blvd
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia
Standard

Dates is red were postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

2020 Pokémon TCG Regionals Championship Points

Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Special Events)

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3–41300
5–81000
9–168048
17–3260100
33–6450200
65–12840400
129–25630800

Championship Point totals subject to change.

2020 Pokémon VG Regionals Championship Points

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Regional Championships is:

Best Finish Limit: 6 (shared with Special Events)

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3–41300
5–81000
9–168048
17–3260100
33–6450200
65–12840400
129–25630800

Championship Point totals subject to change.

Entry Fee

Entry fees are determined by the Tournament Organizer. Please contact the Tournament Organizer or visit the event page for more information.

Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG and Video Game Regional Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the Regionals prizes for the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or cash
  • Awards under $5,000: Cash

Under 18 years of age:
  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card
  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

All participants will receive 3 Play! Points and a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. Unless otherwise specified, all prizes are paid in US dollars and subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.

Pokémon TCG Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$500$1,500$2,500$5,000
2$250$750$1,500$2,500
3–4$-$500$750$1,500
5–8$-$250$500$750
9–16$-$-$250$500
17–32$-$-$-$250
Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 64 Pokémon TCG players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

1st–8th place: 108 booster packs
9th–16th place: 72 booster packs
17th–32nd place: 36 booster packs
33rd–64th place: 18 booster packs

Pokémon Video Game Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$500$1,000$2,000$3,000
2$250$500$1,000$2,000
3–4$-$250$500$1,000
5–8$-$-$250$500
9–16$-$-$-$250
Subject to change.

Additionally, the top 16 video game players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance, in eligible markets.

1st–2nd place: 72 booster packs
3rd–4th place: 36 booster packs
5th–8th place: 18 booster packs
9th–16th place: 9 booster packs


Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/regional-championships/

The official Pokémon website has announced that Aerodactyl will be distributed to all Pokémon World Championship 2019 attendees in Washington, DC, United States.

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Get the Fossil Pokémon Aerodactyl at Worlds

Get Aerodactyl in Washington, DC, this August at the 2019 Pokémon World Championships! All Pokémon World Championship attendees can get a special Aerodactyl with held item Rare Bone.

If you're attending the Pokémon World Championships on August 16 to 18 and want to add this special Aerodactyl to your Pokémon collection, remember to bring your system in the Nintendo 3DS family and your Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon game. You can get only one Aerodactyl per game. Aerodactyl will be available outside of the main event hall, so you don't need a Worlds entry badge to receive the Pokémon.

Look for signs at the Pokémon World Championships for distribution times and instructions on how to get Aerodactyl.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2019/pokemon-distribution/

The 2019 International Challenge May Online Competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced on the Pokémon Global Link website. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

2019 International Challenge May Online Competition

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Region: International
Registration Period: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 23:59 UTC
Tournament Period: Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 23:59 UTC
Ranking Results Announcement: June 2019
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: • Eligible Pokémon are restricted to National Pokédex No. 001 through 807, 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.
• You cannot use any Pokémon except those that can be obtained through regular gameplay (including the Pokémon Global Link and related functions of games released by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo) or that have been awarded as part of a public distribution or special event.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will be eligible to earn Championship Points. All qualified participants will also receive a Shiny Tapu Fini. To qualify, eligible players must complete at least three battles.
Description
This competition will use the regulations from the Ultra Series, the final format of the 2019 Championship Series season and the format that will be used at the Pokémon World Championships in August. Pokémon throughout the National Pokédex—including a limited number of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon—are permitted in battle. Held items, including Z-Crystals, Mega Stones, the Blue Orb, and the Red Orb, are permitted. Also, Rayquaza may know the move Dragon Ascent, which allows it to Mega Evolve.

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 have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program and have a Player ID at the time the competition begins to be eligible for Championship Points.
Competition Rules
• You may give your Pokémon items to hold in this competition. However, no two Pokémon that will participate in the competition can hold the same item.
• You cannot use any items except those that can be obtained through regular gameplay (including the Pokémon Global Link and related functions of games released by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo) or that have been awarded as part of a public distribution or special event.
• 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 battle.
• 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 during the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/986a6896-e2ad-4c7c-b050-a6984d597e93

A new event Pokémon distribution is now available via Pokémon Bank. Oranguru and Passimian are both level 50 with their Hidden Abilities of Symbiosis and Defiant. The Pokémon will be available from March 29th, 2019 until October 31st, 2019 to players of Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, games where these Pokémon with their Hidden Abilities can not be obtained through normal game play.

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Passimian knows the moves: Close Combat, U-turn, Knock Off and Gunk Shot while Oranguru knows the moves: Instruct, Foul Play, Trick Room and Ally Switch.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pokemonbank/topics/190329_01.html

Another Bonus for Pokémon Bank Subscribers

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All Pokémon Bank registered users can get a cool Passimian and Oranguru.

Pokémon Bank is the paid service for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems that allows you to store and transfer your Pokémon online. For a limited time, if you sign up or are already registered for Pokémon Bank, you'll receive a Passimian and an Oranguru for your Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon game. The two Pokémon will each arrive with a Hidden Ability that they can't acquire through normal gameplay.

Passimian is found in the wilds of Alola only in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Sun, so this is a good way to get the Pokémon if you haven't played these games. In battle, if Passimian is hit with a stat-lowering effect, its Hidden Ability, Defiant, will cause Passimian's Attack to increase by two levels!

Conversely, Trainers will find Oranguru in the wild only in Pokémon Ultra Moon and Pokémon Moon. Its Hidden Ability, Symbiosis, is useful but a little tricky—in Double Battles, if Oranguru's teammate uses its held item, Oranguru will hand its own held item over to the teammate.

To receive these Pokémon, become an active Pokémon Bank subscriber by October 31, 2019. The cost for Pokémon Bank is $4.99 for a one-year subscription. You can sign up and download Pokémon Bank via Nintendo eShop. Learn more about Pokémon Bank!

To receive Passimian and Oranguru:
  1. Start Pokémon Bank and select the game in which you would like to receive them.
  2. After receiving your gift in Pokémon Bank, start up the game you previously selected.
  3. Speak to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to receive your Pokémon as a Mystery Gift.
  4. Remember to save your game!

Note: You will receive only one pair of Pokémon per Pokémon Bank account.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/another-bonus-for-pokemon-bank-subscribers/

The Pokémon Japan Championships 2019 Qualifying (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2019予選) online competition for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has been announced on the Pokémon Global Link website. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Pokémon Japan Championships 2019 Qualifying (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2019予選)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 4th, 2019 through April 19th 2019, at 8:59 JST.
Tournament Period: Friday, April 19th, 2019, at 9:00 JST, through Monday, April 22nd, 2019, at 8:59 UTC.
Ranking Results Announcement: May 14th, 2019
Compatible Games: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: • Eligible Pokémon are restricted to National Pokédex No. 001 through 807, 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.
• Only Pokémon caught in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, or born from an egg can participate.
Entry Gift: Qualified participants will receive a Shiny Tapu Fini. To qualify, eligible players must complete at least three battles.
Description
A qualificiation tournament for Japanese National Championships tournament.
Competition Rules
• 4 to 6 Pokémon from level 1 to 100 can be registered. 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 9:00 JST.

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/9833fffa-578d-476b-8226-74b98e1be6b3

The 2019 Pokémon Oceania International Championships will be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company online at Twitch.tv/Pokemon on February 14th, 2019 through February 16th, 2019.

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2019 Pokémon Oceania International Championships Stream Info

Battles in the Pokémon Championship Series will heat up as competitors head down under for the second of this season's four International Championships February 14–16, 2019 (in US time zones). You can watch the breathtaking action from home even if you can't make it to Melbourne, as we'll be broadcasting matches from each round of the 2019 Pokémon Oceania International Championships on Twitch.tv.

The event runs Friday through Sunday in Australia, but because of the time difference, each day of tournament play will start the previous afternoon in American time zones. Viewers in the US can tune in to catch TCG and VGC matches starting Thursday afternoon, while the Pokkén Tournament DX matches will kick off Friday afternoon. Each game will have its own stream, so make sure to tune in to your favorite game as competitors battle toward the 2019 Pokémon World Championships and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes.

The final rounds for the Pokémon TCG and VGC will be broadcast consecutively on Twitch.tv/Pokemon on Saturday starting at 2:30 p.m. PST, while the Pokkén Tournament DX finals will be broadcast on Twitch.tv/PokkenTournament at the same time. Don't forget to check out the winning teams and decks at Pokemon.com/EventResults once the tournament is complete.

What to Watch: Pokémon TCG

Pokémon TCG stream: Twitch.tv/PokemonTCG
Commentators: Joe Bernard, Cora Georgiou, Ellis Longhurst, Kyle “Pooka” Sucevich

Thursday, February 14: 2:30 p.m. – 2:15 a.m. PST (approx.)
Friday, February 15: 2:30 p.m. – 1:45 a.m. PST (approx.)

Pokémon TCG competitors will really have their mettle tested, as this tournament will be the first event outside Asia to permit the Sun & Moon—Team Up expansion and the many TAG TEAM cards it brings. Magikarp & Wailord-GX has already enjoyed success in the Expanded format, but you'll have to tune in to see if the other five TAG TEAM cards will be able to make their mark in Standard. Keep an eye out for a number of other powerful cards from Sun & Moon—Team Up, including powerful Trainer cards Erika's Hospitality and Pokémon Communication and a surge of Pokémon that have performed well in Asia: Zapdos, Jolteon-GX, Tapu Koko Prism Star, Absol, and Jirachi.

What to Watch: Pokémon VGC

Pokémon VGC stream: Twitch.tv/Pokemon
Commentators: Labhaoisa Cromie, Adam Dorricott, Duy Ha, Gabby Snyder

Thursday, February 14: 2:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PST (approx.)
Friday, February 15: 2:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PST (approx.)

Competitors in the Video Game Championships have become very familiar with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, but they'll still have a new curveball in Melbourne as they take on the only International Championships featuring the Moon Series format. Trainers will still be able to include two of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon on their teams, but unlike at the last International Championships, they'll also be permitted to use Z-Moves. Making good use of these moves will be key—Trainers still won't be permitted to use Primal Reversion or Mega Evolution, so a good Z-Move can easily make or break a game. A variety of Legendary Pokémon have starred on teams so far in the Moon Series, with Groudon, Kyogre, Lunala, Xerneas, and Yveltal spending the most time in the spotlight.

What to Watch: Pokkén Tournament DX

Pokkén Tournament DX stream: Twitch.tv/PokkenTournament
Commentators: Michael “H2” Graf, Evan “WonderChef” Hashimoto, Michael “Midori” Tjong

Friday, February 15: 2:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PST (approx.)
Saturday, February 16 (Finals): 2:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. PST (approx.)

The Pokkén Tournament DX season will be kicking off in Melbourne, and it, too, has a big change for competitors to adapt to. Matches this year will pit competitors head-to-head in the Team Battle format, where each player chooses their own team of three Battle Pokémon. The first player to knock out all three of their opponent's Battle Pokémon will win the game. Tune in to find out which competitors and Battle Pokémon will reign supreme in this exciting new format.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/internationals/2019/oceania/streaming/
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