The first Online Competition featuring the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games brings together Pokémon from two regions. In the Johto x Alola Competition, Trainers create a team using only Pokémon found in the Johto and Alola Pokédexes, excluding Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon. (See the competition regulations for a complete list of eligible Pokémon.) It’s a great opportunity to put Pokémon you may have caught in the recently rereleased Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver into action!
The competition features Double Battles with teams of six Pokémon, of which four will compete in each match. Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter will be permitted in battle. All Pokémon above and below Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles. There are no item restrictions except that no duplicate items are allowed. There will be a 10-minute player clock, with 45-second turns. All qualified participants in the Johto x Alola Online Competition will receive 50 Battle Points. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify.
Registration for the Johto x Alola Online Competition takes place Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 00:00 UTC. The competition goes from Friday, December 15, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, December 17, 2017, 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. If you want to start preparing, check out the official tips and strategies for the Johto x Alola Online Competition. Good luck, Trainers!
Johto x Alola Online Competition Information
Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, December 14, 2017, 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, December 15, 2017, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 23:59 UTC
Qualified participants will receive 50 Battle Points. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.
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
December 2017 (announcement time subject to change)
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
- This competition uses Double Battle format.
- Eligible Pokémon are restricted to Pokémon found in the Johto and Alola Pokédexes.
- Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, and all Mythical Pokémon cannot be used.
- Items are allowed, but Trainers may not have duplicate items in their Battle Team.
- Register four 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.
- Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in 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 four Pokémon with which to battle.
- At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 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.
- For additional details, please come back to check the competition’s regulations page when registration opens.
- 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 birth-date information is incorrect, you may be disqualified from the competition and future competitions.