Join us on November 17 in celebrating the release of the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! To send off Gen 8, we will be serving themed cocktails and holding a small tournament with prizes. If you would like to participate in the tournament, click the button below to register. The tournament starts at 7 pm on November 17th.
Sign-up goes until 11:59 pm on November 16th.
Below are the rules for the PoGO tournament:
Ultra League Battles Only (up to 2,500 cp not higher)
No repeat pokemon but all Pokemon are allowed.
Round-robin play will determine final bracket seeding. Once brackets are set the matches will be one-and-done elimination.
Below are the rules for the SW/SH tournament:
Tl;dr: Singles battles with 3v3. Double battles with 4x4. No repeat items or repeat Pokemon. No legendaries or mythical. Essentially Series 9 rules. Your team should already be pre-registered for battling and ready to go on the day of the competition. You will also have to go to VS and make your team available for rentals. This will allow us to broadcast battles on a large TV and switch so everyone can watch!
Depending on the number of entrants a bracket will be set ahead of time and will be a one-and-done elimination. If there are not enough entrants a round-robin will be played to decide the bracket seeding.
Single and Double Battles are played on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
All Pokémon will be automatically on Level 50 regardless of their actual in-game level.
All matches have a 20-minute timer. After that, the game automatically resolves to the player with more Pokémon, and HP numbers… left. Tiebreakers can be found on the official rules document.
General eligibility rules for Pokémon
All Pokémon must have the black Galar symbol on their summary screen to indicate that they were caught, hatched, or obtained in the Galar region. Pokémon with the battle-ready symbol are also allowed. This symbol indicates that the Pokémon was transferred and then adapted to the Galar region.
Pokémon may use any move or Ability available to that Pokémon through normal gameplay. This includes:
Hidden Abilities, if available (all of them are available through the use of the Ability Patch since Series 7).
Moves and Abilities passed via the Pokémon Nursery by a Pokémon brought in using Pokémon HOME.
Moves and Abilities are made available through an official Pokémon event or promotion.
Neither Pokémon nor held items may be repeated on a team (“Species Clause”, “Item Clause”).
You are allowed to Dynamax or Gigantamax one of your Pokémon per battle.
The following Pokémon are allowed:
Galar Pokédex: #001-397
Isle of Armor Pokédex: #001-210
Crown Tundra Pokédex: #001-209
No legendary or mythical Pokémon.
1st Place: $40 3BR Distillery gift card + pin of choice
2nd Place: $20 3BR Distillery gift card + pin of choice
3rd Place: 3BR Merch - Tshirt + pin of choice