Battle Competition

Within the Global Link, there is the special Battle Competition option. From time to time, various special competitions will run which have you use your Pokémon in battle against others. This runs akin to the Random Matchup mode and has you gain points based upon your defeat of other trainers, or lose points if you are defeated. They tend to last four days and are selectable in the Battle Competition part of the main menu, using Pokémon you need to register in your Battle Box.

A new feature added to this, is the inclusion of penalties for disconnecting. If you disconnect now from battle, you will have a loss recorded.

Below is a list of all the Battle Competitions for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Battle of Hoenn

Region: International
Registration Period: January 15th 2015 - January 22nd 2015
Battle Period: January 23rd 2015 - January 25th 2015
Battle Type: Single Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: Hoenn Pokédex
Banned Pokémon: Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon not in Hoenn Pokédex
Entry Gift: Rock Head Tyrunt

This competition is the first for Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and as such focuses on the new regional Pokédex. This competition gives a Hidden Ability Tyrunt for all players who participated in 3 or more battles.

Generation Showdown

Region: International
Registration Period: February 5th 2015 - February 12th 2015
Battle Period: February 13th 2015 - February 14th 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. Up to 2 of the following allowed: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal or Zygarde
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect or Diancie
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles

This competition is the second for Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and as runs the GS Cup rules from the official ruleset. You can use any Pokémon in the National Pokédex barring Mythical Pokémon, but you are limited in that you can use up to two of Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal or Zygarde in your team.

2015 International Challenge February

Region: International
Registration Period: February 19th 2015 - February 26th 2015
Battle Period: February 27th 2015 - March 1st 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: None

The 2014 International Challenge February is the first International Challenge in 2015. This competition is open to people in all regions across the world and it runs the standard VGC Rules for 2015. This competition does not give Championship Points for Play! Pokémon players.

Enter the Dragon Type

Region: International
Registration Period: March 12th - March 19th 2015
Battle Period: March 20th - March 23rd 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. One Dragon-type mandatory (Including Pokémon that Mega Evolve into a Dragon-type or Arceus holding the Draco Plate
Up to 2 of the following allowed: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie
Only 4 Pokémon can be put in your Battle Box
Entry Gift: Snow Warning Amaura

The Dragon Cup is a unique Battle Competition which has you have to use a Pokémon that is a Dragon-type in your Battle Box as well as allowing you to use any Pokémon in your team. It gives a Hidden Ability Amaura for entry.

NicoNico Ultra Championship 2015

Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 2nd - April 10th 2015
Battle Period: April 10th - April 13th 2015
Battle Type: Single Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: None

The NicoNico Ultra Championship 2015is a standard competition using Single Battle rules. After the competition, the winners get an invite to the NicoNico Ultra Championships 2015 Final. The winner of the final in the Masters category wins an invite to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships

Japan Cup 2015

Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 17th - May 1st 2015
Battle Period: May 1st - May 5th 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: None

The Japan Cup 2015 is a standard competition using VGC rules and is used to determine the players who will represent Japan in the 2015 Pokémon World Championships. The Top 32 players in Seniors/Juniors are selected with 31 players selected from Masters with a final player decided from an addition competition to be revealed at a later date. Players will be contacted and invited to a Representative Decision Tournament

2015 International Challenge April

Region: International (excluding Japan & Korea)
Registration Period: April 16th 2015 - April 23rd 2015
Battle Period: April 24th 2015 - April 26th 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: None

The 2015 International Challenge April is the second International Challenge in 2015. This competition is open to people in all regions across the world and it runs the standard VGC Rules for 2015. This competition gives Championship Points for the top Play! Pokémon players.

Placement 1-2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256
CP Prize 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Little Cup

Region: International
Registration Period: May 14th 2015 - May 21st 2015
Battle Period: May 22nd 2015 - May 24th 2015
Battle Type: Single Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Pokémon incapable of evolution, Pokémon that are already an evolved form. Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Banned Items: Eviolite
Banned Moves: Sonic Boom, Dragon Rage
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles

This competition is called the Little Cup and is only for Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and is a Sinlge Battle competition. In this competition, you can only use Pokémon that are unevolved, but can evolve so Pokémon like Charmander, Pichu, Magby, Noibat etc. but not Charmeleon, Pinsir, Gyarados, Kangaskhan etc. All Pokémon are lowered to Level 5 for the competition and you cannot use the Eviolite item or the moves Sonic Boom or Dragon Rage.

2015 International Challenge June

Region: International
Registration Period: June 18th 2015 - June 25th 2015
Battle Period: June 26th 2015 - June 28th 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles

The 2015 International Challenge June is the third International Challenge in 2015. This competition is open to people in all regions across the world and it runs the standard VGC Rules for 2015. This competition gives Championship Points for the top Play! Pokémon players in each age group.

Placement 1-2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256
CP Prize 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Circle of Legend

Region: International
Registration Period: July 16th 2015 - July 23rd 2015
Battle Period: July 24th 2015 - July 26th 2015
Battle Type: Rotation Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: Legendary Pokémon Only.
Useable Pokémon: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Mew, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Regirock, Regice,Registeel, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde or Diancie
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles

The Circle of Legend competition is a Rotation Battle Competition where you can only use Legendary Pokémon.

Pikachu Cup

Region: International
Registration Period: August 13th 2015 - August 20th 2015
Battle Period: August 21st 2015 - August 23rd 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: Electric-type Pokémon Only.
Restricted Pokémon: Non-Electric-type Pokémon. Zapdos, Raikou, Arceus, Thundurus, Zekrom
Entry Gift: Pikachu

The Pikachu Cup is a Double Battle Competition where only Electric-type Pokémon can enter, including those who have been transferred from previous games. The Pokémon Zapdos, Raikou, Arceus, Thundurus and Zekrom cannot be used. Registration opens August 6th through August 13th while the battles run from August 14th to August 16th. There's a special prize for entering, but it's dependant on Pikachu's placement in the most used Pokémon. If first to third, a special Pikachu will be distributed. If fourth to twelfth, a Light Ball and if it isn't in the Top 12, 1000 PokéMiles will be given

CoroCoro Challenge

Region: Japan
Registration Period: August 27th 2015 - September 25th 2015
Battle Period: September 25th 2015 - September 28th 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, and Hoopa, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: Master Ball

This competition is the CoroCoro Challenge and is only for Japan, specifically only for elementary school age kids (born on or after April 2nd 2003). Players are separated in the matchups between East Japan and West Japan. The top 32 players from each bracket are then eligible to enter the Champion Decision Tournament at Pacifico Yokohama on November 8th for West or Osaka Intex on November 15th for East.

Primal Battle

Region: International (except Japan)
Registration Period: September 17th 2015 - September 24th 2015
Battle Period: September 25th 2015 - September 27th 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, and Hoopa, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles

This is the Primal Battle and allows for you to use National Pokédex Pokémon except for Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie., but you can use Groudon and Kyogre in your team.

Spooky Cup

Region: International
Registration Period: October 15th 2015 - October 22nd 2015
Battle Period: October 23rd 2015 - October 25th 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: Specific Pokémon.
Usable Pokémon: Rattata, Raticate, Ekans, Arbok, Pikachu, Zubat, Golbat, Paras, Parasect, Grimer, Muk, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Cubone, Marowak, Koffing, Weezing, Tangela, Mr. Mime, Ditto, Kabuto, Kabutops, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Spinarak, Ariados, Crobat, Umbreon, Murkrow, Misdreavus, Unown, Gligar, Granbull, Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom, Mightyena, Dustox, Shiftry, Shedinja, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Sableye, Mawile, Gulpin, Swalot, Carvanha, Sharpedo, Cacnea, Cacturne, Seviper, Lunatone, Baltoy, Claydol, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Absol, Snorunt, Glalie, Drifloon, Drifblim, Mismagius, Honchkrow, Stunky, Skuntank, Spiritomb, Skorupi, Drapion, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Weavile, Tangrowth, Gliscor, Dusknoir, Froslass, Rotom, Purrloin, Liepard, Woobat, Swoobat, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Basculin, Krokorok, Krookodile, Sigilyph, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Garbodor, Zorua, Zoroark, Gothita, Gothorita, Gothitelle, Frillish, Jellicent, Joltik, Galvantula, Elgyem, Beheeyem, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure, Golurk, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Volcarona, Espurr, Meowstic, Honedge, Doublade, Aegislash, Malamar, Phantump, Trevenant, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist, Noibat or Noivern.
Banned Pokémon: Pokémon not listed above. Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Banned Items: Mega Stones
Entry Gift: 10 Rare Candy

This is the Spooky Cup battle. It utilises various Pokémon deemed as scary in order to celebrate Halloween. It's a Double Battle competition and gives 10 Rare Candy if you participate in three or more battles.

Scrappy Skirmish

Region: International
Registration Period: November 5th 2015 - November 12th 2015
Battle Period: November 13th 2015 - November 15th 2015
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Venusaur, Charizard, Pikachu, Gengar, Kangaskhan, Jolteon, Lanturn, Ampharos, Suicune, Tyranitar, Ludicolo, Gardevoir, Mawile, Manectric, Salamence, Luxray, Garchomp, Electivire, Rotom, Heatran, Cresselia, Emolga, Amoonguss, Galvantula, Eelektross, Stunfisk, Bisharp, Hydreigon, Terrakion, Thundurus, Landorus, Greninja, Talonflame, Aegislash, Heliolisk and Sylveon
Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, and Hoopa, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: 1000 PokéMiles

This is the Scrappy Skirmish and the winner of the recent poll for a Battle Competition. It runs standard VGC rules but with a twist. The most used Pokémon in recent Double Battle Competitions cannot be used..

Festive Feud

Region: International
Registration Period: December 3rd 2015 - December 10th 2015
Battle Period: December 11th 2015 - December 13th 2015
Battle Type: Triple Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. Pokémon categorised as Red, Green or White
Banned Pokémon: Pokémon not categorised as Red, Green or White, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Groudon, Rayquaza, Deoxys, Dialga, Shaymin, Reshiram, Meloetta, Yveltal or Zygarde, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: Delibird

This competition is a Triple Battle competition and runs some rather unique rules. To tie in with the Christmas theme, you can only use Pokémon that are categorised in the Pokédex as being Red, Green or White. You cannot use Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Groudon, Rayquaza, Deoxys, Dialga, Shaymin, Reshiram, Meloetta, Yveltal or Zygarde in this competition. All participants will receive a special Delibird. This Delibird has the moves Present and Happy Hour and holds the Relic Gold item

2016 International Challenge January

Region: International
Registration Period: January 21st 2016 - January 28th 2016
Battle Period: January 29th 2016 - January 31st 2016
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Pokémon Limits: Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: 2000 PokéMiles

This competition is the first International Challenge featuring VGC 2016 rules. It will be the first online method to play in these rules and will give CP to the top 256 players

Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Premier Challenges)
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256
CP Prize 45 40 36 32 26 16 10 6 3
Kanto Classic

Region: International
Registration Period: February 24th 2016 - March 4th 2016
Battle Period: March 4th 2016 - March 6th 2016
Battle Type: Single Battle - All 6 Pokémon
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: Kanto Pokédex.
Item Restrictions: No items.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew
Entry Gift: Lance's Dragonite

This competition is a Single Battle competition and runs classic rules where you can only use the original 151 Pokémon aside from Mewtwo and Mew and you cannot use items on your Pokémon as well as only using 6 Pokémon. All entrants get a special Dragonite based on Lance's Dragonite from Red/Green/Blue

2016 International Challenge March

Region: International
Registration Period: March 17th 2016 - March 24th 2016
Battle Period: March 25th 2016 - March 27th 2016
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Pokémon Limits: Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: 2000 PokéMiles

This competition is the second International Challenge featuring VGC 2016 rules. It will be the first online method to play in these rules and will give CP to the top 256 players

Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Premier Challenges)
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256
CP Prize 45 40 36 32 26 16 10 6 3
Japan Championships 2016 Qualifiers

Region: Japan
Registration Period: April 2nd 2016 - April 28th 2016
Battle Period: April 28th 2016 - May 2nd 2016
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Pokémon Limits: Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: ???

This competition exists to provide players a chance to enter the Pokémon World Championships

Flash Clash

Region: International (excluding Japan)
Registration Period: April 21st 2016 - April 28th 2016
Battle Period: April 29th 2016 - May 1st 2016
Battle Type: Single Battle
Battle Limits: 20 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon:Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, and Hoopa., Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Banned Items: Mega Stones, Focus Sash
Entry Gift: 2000 PokéMiles

This competition is unique in that matches will only last 5 minutes and you only have 10 seconds to select a move. You can only use 1 of your 6 Pokémon in each battle.

Johto Classic

Region: International
Registration Period: May 19th 2016 - May 26th 2016
Battle Period: May 27th 2016 - May 29th 2016
Battle Type: Single Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex #001-#251.
Banned Pokémon:Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi. Pokémon #252 - 721
Banned Items: Mega Stones
Entry Gift: Whitney's Miltank

This competition is a Single Battle competition and allows for you to use any Pokémon in the Pokédex from #001 up to #251 excluding Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh and Celebi. Pokémon are lowered to Level 50 and you cannot have any Mega Stones. You can play up to 15 matches a day.

2016 International Challenge June

Region: International
Registration Period: June 16th 2016 - June 23rd 2016
Battle Period: June 24th 2016 - June 26th 2016
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Pokémon Limits: Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Entry Gift: 2000 PokéMiles

This competition is the second International Challenge featuring VGC 2016 rules. It will be the first online method to play in these rules and will give CP to the top 256 players

Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Premier Challenges)
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256
CP Prize 45 40 36 32 26 16 10 6 3
Sinnoh Classic

Region: International
Registration Period: July 14th 2016 - July 21st 2016
Battle Period: July 22nd 2016 - July 24th 2016
Battle Type: Double Battle
Battle Limits: 10 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex #001-#493.
Banned Pokémon: Dragonite, Mewtwo, Mew, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus Pokémon #494 - 721
Banned Items: Mega Stones
Entry Gift: Cynthia's Garchomp

This competition is a Double Battle competition and allows for you to use any Pokémon in the Pokédex from #001 up to #493 excluding Dragonite, Mewtwo, Mew, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Giratina, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus . Pokémon are lowered to Level 50 and you cannot have any Mega Stones. You can play up to 10 matches a day.

Unova Classic

Region: International
Registration Period: August 18th 2016 - August 25th 2016
Battle Period: August 26th 2016 - August 28th 2016
Battle Type: Triple Battle
Battle Limits: 15 Battles per day
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex #001-#649.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta & Genesect Pokémon #650 - 721
Banned Items: Mega Stones
Entry Gift: N's Darmanitan

This competition is a Triple Battle competition and allows for you to use any Pokémon in the Pokédex from #001 up to #493 excluding Dragonite, Mewtwo, Mew, Tyranitar, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Giratina, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus . Pokémon are lowered to Level 50 and you cannot have any Mega Stones. You can play up to 15 matches a day.

 
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