Play! Pokémon events are enjoyed for their atmosphere of friendly competition and good sportsmanship. The objective for every Play! Pokémon tournament is that every participant has fun while also playing at their best.
We want everyone who participates in Play! Pokémon events to keep these principles in mind—fun, fairness, honesty, respect, sportsmanship, and learning. Together, these principles make up our Spirit of the Game.
Adherence to the Spirit of the Game helps to ensure that all participants have an enjoyable experience. This spirit should guide the conduct of players as well as that of the tournament judges as they interpret and enforce the rules.