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
|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.