Battle Royal

A brand new online mode introduced in Pokémon Sun & Moon is the special Battle Royal mode. This mode is a 4 player mode where each player sends in one of three Pokémon they bring to battle. In it, they can target down any of the other Pokémon on the field.

This mode is a Free-For-All, so it's every player for themselves. Spread moves have their damage reduced by 50%. Mechanics for Double Battles such as attention diverting through Follow Me or the new move Spotlight are in effect here

The mode can be played in a special facility in single player, or over multiplayer using the Festival Plaza communication modes.

Battle Royal - Rules

The rules for the mode are simple. You go in with 3 Pokémon, and as soon as one player has lost each of their Pokémon, then the battle is over. To determine the winner, the results are tallied up based on how many Pokémon each player managed to take out, as well as how many Pokémon they have remaining. Once that has been tallied, the winner is titled.

The points a Pokémon has gained is then put against the amount of Pokémon each player has remaining and the winner with the highest amount of points wins. So, even if you defeated the most Pokémon, there's a chance you'd lose due to the amount of Pokémon you lost.

Battle Royal - Single Player

The Battle Royal Single Player mode takes place in the Battle Royal Dome in Royal Avenue. Here, you will be able to participate in Battle Royals with NPc characters. Like the Battle Tree and past Battle facilities, the trainers within the Battle Royal will use random Pokémon from a set pool of possibilities.

There are four different ranks to battle through in the Battle Royal
Normal Rank
Super Rank
Hyper Rank
Master Rank
The rules to this are the same as the Battle Tree where you can't use Special Pokémon, Same Pokémon or two Pokémon with the same items. When you participate, you will get given BP regardless of if you win or lose, but a higher amount if you win. If you defeat the Master Rank, the Pokémon you use will be given the Battle Royal Master Ribbon. There are 51 different trainers to face.

Battle Royal - Shops

The Battle Royal mode gives you Battle Points as you play through, you will need to spend them somewhere. Battle Royal has got three clerks who will sell you items in exchange for your BP. These are all vital battle items and can only be purchased here.

Battle Royal Left Shop
Rare Candy48BP
Ability Capsule100BP
Battle Royal Middle Shop
Power Bracer16BP
Power Belt16BP
Power Lens16BP
Power Band16BP
Power Anklet16BP
Power Weight16BP
Battle Royal Right Shop
Bright Powder48BP
Quick Claw48BP
Soothe Bell48BP
Scope Lens48BP
Shell Bell48BP
Muscle Band48BP
Wise Glasses48BP
Expert Belt48BP
Zoom Lens48BP
Destiny Knot48BP
Icy Rock48BP
Smooth Rock48BP
Heat Rock48BP
Damp Rock48BP
Float Stone48BP
Binding Band48BP