September 10, 2020

Battle in the Pokémon Players Cup II Qualifier Online Competition with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Compete against fellow Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Trainers to advance to the Pokémon Players Cup II Region Qualifier.

Test your skills as a Pokémon Trainer and earn an opportunity to play in the Pokémon Players Cup II Region Qualifiers by battling in the Pokémon Players Cup II Qualifier Online Competition. This event takes place from Thursday, September 24, at 5:00 p.m. PDT until Sunday, September 27, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.

All Trainers who participate in the competition will receive 50 Battle Points, which can be redeemed after rankings are announced. Players must participate in at least one battle to receive the Battle Points. However, Pokémon Players Cup II participation is open to Masters Division players only. Competition rules will be those established in Ranked Battles Series 5.


Competition Format

The Pokémon Players Cup II Qualifier Online Competition will be comprised of Double Battles. Each Trainer can bring a lineup of four to six Pokémon of Lv. 1–100, and all Pokémon will become Lv. 50 for the duration of each battle. Four Pokémon will be selected per battle. Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield (excluding certain Legendary or Mythical Pokémon) or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible. For a list of Pokémon prohibited from competing, view the Ranked Battles Series 5 rules.

Total time per battle is 20 minutes. Each Trainer will be allotted seven minutes in total. Preview time is 90 seconds, and turn time is 45 seconds. Trainers can compete in a maximum of 15 battles per day. Trainers who don't reach the daily limit can carry additional battles over to the following day. Each battle day ends at 5:00 p.m. PDT.


Sign-Up Period

Trainers can sign up to compete in the Pokémon Players Cup II Qualifier Online Competition starting on Wednesday, September 9, at 10:00 p.m. PDT and going until Thursday, September 24, at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Entry is not allowed once the competition has started.

To sign up, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game.

  2. Enter the VS menu.

  3. Select Battle Stadium.

  4. Select Online Competitions.

  5. Select Search Official Competitions.

May your Pokémon be swift and strong in your future battles!

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