Get ready to battle in the 2017 International Challenge May Online Competition to earn Championship Points, as well as three Mega Stones! Trainers will compete using the 2017 Championship Series format, featuring Double Battles with Pokémon found in the Alola Pokédex. Pokémon must have been acquired in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon (they must have the black clover on their Summary page). Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter will not be permitted in battle. All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battles.
The top players in each age division will receive Championship Points, which contribute toward the chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships. Players must be opted in to the Play! Pokémon program and have a Player ID at the time the competition begins to be eligible for Championship Points. Additionally, all qualified Trainers who play in at least three battles will earn Tyranitarite, Abomasite, and Manectite Mega Stones, the items needed to make Tyranitar, Abomasnow, and Manectric Mega Evolve in battle.
Registration for the 2017 International Challenge May begins Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 00:00 UTC. The competition goes from Friday, May 26, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, May 28, at 23:59 UTC. Trainers will be limited to 15 battles per day.
You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game with a party of eligible Pokémon. And you’ll need to read and accept the regulations on the Pokémon Global Link before the battle period begins.
Looking to practice for the 2017 International Challenge May Online Competition before it begins? Head to Festival Plaza in your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game, select Battle, and then tap Download Rules. You can select the 2017 Championship Series format regulations to be the rules when you battle with your friends in Festival Plaza or via Quick Link.
For more information on the 2017 International Challenge May, keep checking Pokemon.com and the Pokémon Global Link.
Good luck, Trainers!