Seven New Competitions for Online Pokémon Battles

Currently, an International Pokémon Challenge is already underway for May. But in the coming months there will be more competitions full of fun. They each have their own set of rules and are all challenging in different ways. A lot of them are have specific Pokémon you can use which makes competing more fun than usual.

June 6–8: Think Fast Competition: Single Battle. The Think Fast Competition: Single Battle will test players’ quick thinking. Each round is limited to one 10-minute Single Battle, with a 30-second preview of the opponent’s Pokémon and 15 seconds to choose a move each turn. The registration period opens soon. You can visit the Pokémon site for more info.

Late June: 2014 International Challenge June. The same rules applied to the May challenge will also apply to this one. You can view the rules and regulations here.

July: Eevee Friendly Match [Name TBD]. Only Eevee and its many evolved forms can participate in the Eevee Friendly Match. So, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon and Sylveon may enter. The Rotation Battle format adds a fun component to this competition.

July: All Star Battle [Name TBD]. The July All Star Battle will use the Double Battle format. Up to two Legendary and Mythical Pokémon can be included on a team, a rare occurrence in Pokémon Online Competitions! Usually, legends are banned from competing.

August: Think Fast Competition: Double Battle. In August, the Think Fast Competition: Double Battle will require players to go into battle without seeing a preview of their opponent’s Pokémon team, and each player can have only one Pokémon in reserve, for a total of three Pokémon per side in each battle.

Fall: Fairy-type Cup [Name TBD]. Look forward to the Fairy-type Cup this fall, a competition where entry will be limited to Fairy-type Pokémon. The battle format is to be determined. Though there aren’t many Fairy-types, there are a variety of them.

Fall: Halloween Party [Name TBD]. In a special competition for the Halloween season, the Halloween Party will have a special Single Battle competition for Ghost-type Pokémon only. Also, every contestant’s Battle Box must include Gourgeist! This will most likely be set in October but we’ll see.