Are you ready to get battling? The Pokémon Company has opened registration for 2018 International Challenge for November, and anyone can participate! All you need is a copy of either Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon, and a Pokémon Trainer Club account in order to sign up.
The top participants in the International Challenge, which runs from November 30, at 00:00 UTC, until December 2, 2018, at 23:59 UTC, will earn Championship Points towards the 2019 World Championship season. But there’s a reason for even more casual players to join in–all participants will receive a Shiny Tapu Lele, provided they participate in three matches. This tournament is completely online, so make sure to sign up before the Challenge starts!
However, you need to opt into the Play! Pokémon program and receive a Player ID in order to sign up. It’s very easy, though: Simply log onto the Pokémon Trainer Club, and go to Play! Pokémon Settings. From there you can get your Player ID and head on over to the Pokémon Global Link. Sign in, click Online Tournaments on the sidebar, and you’ll be able to sign up!
Participants will be able to fight fifteen battles a day, for a total of forty-five over the course of the weekend. If the player doesn’t play all fifteen battles in one day, the remaining fights will carry over to the next day. Here’s more information about which Pokémon and items you can (and can’t) use during the Challenge:
“This fun competition will use the regulations from the Sun Series, the first of three formats in the 2019 Championship Series Season. Pokémon throughout the National Pokédex—including a limited number of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon—are permitted in battle. Importantly, Z-Crystals, Mega Stones, the Blue Orb, and the Red Orb are not permitted as held items. Also, Rayquaza may not know the move Dragon Ascent.”
Are you going to fight or do you just want that Shiny Tapu Lele? Let us know in the comments!