All players need to be available, online and ready for the Tournament at start time. Players will be given 10 minutes before forfeit if they are not available for the start of the match without an apology. This is an online tournament.
Players must check-in between 08h00 and 19h25 on 10th December 2019.
You need a Nintendo Switch/Nintendo Switch Lite with either versions of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield. An online subscription is needed. Nintendo Switch consoles need to be up to date with the latest software versions.
Double Battle with Normal Rules.
All matches will be paired on Toornament and will require a code to be made on a Link Battle in game. Codes need to be distributed to opponents to join matches.
Gigantamaxing and Dynamaxing is allowed.
Best out of 3 will move on to next round.
Up to 6 Pokémon in your Party team. Pokémon can be Level 1 to Level 100.
Pokémon will then be automatically capped at Level 50.
You can only choose 4 out of the 6 Pokémon in your party per round, per match.
Keep your team unchanged from the beginning to end of the event. No swopping out of Pokémon from the selected party between matches. This will be deemed a disqualification.
Pokèmon may hold and item but no two Pokémon may hold the same item.
Pokémon in the Galar Pokédex only.
No hacked Pokemon are allowed.
If you are caught hacking or have a Pokémon with an illegal move, ability or hidden ability, your Pokémon will be banned from play and you will need to continue with the remainder of the Pokémon in your party. If you are left with 4 or less Pokémon after having Pokémon banned, you will be disqualified and unable to continue with the rest of the tournament.
Any player causing minor or major interruptions during play such as pulling out the game cards during matches or cancelling matches before ending will be disqualified from the tournament.