Seven new online competitions announced for Pokémon X & Y

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 May 2014 16:59 GMT

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players can now participate in seven new online competitions.

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Players will have the opportunity to earn Championship Points toward a possible invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships by participating in the 2014 International Challenge May or June tournaments.

The worldwide tournament series allows new and experienced Pokémon competitors to battle others online.

It’s all rather complicated for me to explain, so I’ve posted the schedule and its contents below.

Here’s the upcoming Pokémon video game Online Competitions schedule:

  • May 16–18: 2014 International Challenge May. Registration is closed.
  • June 6–8: Think Fast Competition: Single Battle.
  • Late June: 2014 International Challenge June.
  • July: Eevee Friendly Match [Name TBD].
  • July: All Star Battle [Name TBD].
  • August: Think Fast Competition: Double Battle.
  • Fall: Fairy-type Cup [Name TBD].
  • Fall: Halloween Party [Name TBD].

The Think Fast Competition: Single Battle has rounds  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.

Only Eevee and its evolved forms can participate in the Eevee Friendly Match [Name TBD]. The Rotation Battle format adds a new component the competition.

The July All Star Battle [Name TBD] will use the Double Battle format where up to two Legendary and Mythical Pokémon can be included on a team.

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.

The Fairy-type Cup [Name TBD] occurs in the fall, and it’s a competition where entry will be limited to Fairy-type Pokémon. The battle format is to be determined.

This Halloween season will see the the Halloween Party [Name TBD] and will feature a special Single Battle competition for Ghost-type Pokémon only. Every contestant’s Battle Box must include Gourgeist.

Registration deadlines for the Think Fast Competition: Single Battle and the 2014 International Challenge June are coming up quickly, so you will need to register in order to get a possible invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships which take place August 16–17 in Washington, DC.

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