11 Feb 2021

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Global Challenge Winter Features Powerful Legendary Pokémon

Trainers can include one powerful Legendary Pokémon in their battle lineup for the Online Competition running February 25 to 28.

A new opportunity is here to battle with your favorite Legendary Pokémon at your side in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield! Put a powerful team together and compete in Global Challenge Winter, taking place February 25, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PST to February 28, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST. The event follows Series 8 regulations, meaning you can compete in Single Battles with one Legendary Pokémon typically excluded from Online Competitions. You can choose one of Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, or Calyrex to include on your team. This casual competition has no Championship Points on the line, so it's an opportunity to have fun and maybe experiment with a new battle lineup.

Registration for Global Challenge Winter runs February 10, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. PST to February 25, 2021, at 3:59 p.m. PST. And with the competition taking place February 25 to 28, you can spend Pokémon Day battling for glory with the chosen Legendary Pokémon at your side. Check out the full list of rules, including eligible Pokémon, before diving into battle.


How to Register for the Global Challenge Winter Online Competition

  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.

How to View Your Rankings

  1. After the competition has ended, 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.

How to Receive the Participation Gift of 50 Battle Points

  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.

May you battle with Leon's skill, Hop's enthusiasm, and Bea's ferocity!

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