The time has come for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Trainers who have successfully registered for the Pokémon Players Cup IV Qualifier to begin competing. These battles should be particularly exciting, as Trainers are permitted to have a single usually ineligible Legendary Pokémon on their team. Masters Division players will have a shot at moving on to the Pokémon Players Cup IV Region Qualifiers, and all qualified participants will earn 50 Battle Points. Battles will continue through Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 4:59 p.m. PDT.
See the notes below for more details.
The Pokémon Players Cup IV Qualifier Online Competition will be comprised of Double Battles, and your Battle Team cannot have more than one of the same Pokémon or item. Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible. Your Battle Team may also include one Legendary Pokémon from this list: 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.
Please note that some Pokémon are still ineligible and cannot be used in this event. These Pokémon are Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Victini, Keldeo, Genesect, Diancie, Volcanion, Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora, Meltan, Melmetal, and Zarude.
The following numbers of Trainers from these regions will advance to the next round.
North America rating zone (US and Canada): 256 players
Europe rating zone (Europe): 256 players
Latin America rating zone (Latin America and Caribbean): 256 players
Oceania rating zone (Oceania): 128 players
Following the conclusion of the Pokémon Players Cup IV Qualifier Online Competition, Trainers who have earned the opportunity to advance to the Pokémon Players Cup IV Region Qualifiers will be notified via the email attached to their Pokémon Trainer Club account. For more information about the event, be sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Best of luck to you and your Pokémon!