Lily of the Valley Conference
The conference is held annually on Lily of the Valley Island. Competing Trainers are housed in hotels in small villages similar to previous leagues. The conference took place from An Old Family Blend! to The Semi-Final Frontier! in the anime.
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Although they aren't shown in full detail, the opening ceremonies include a fireworks show and the lighting of the league torch.
Although not shown, it is assumed that there are some sort of screening rounds as there were many Trainers seen registering for the competition in An Old Family Blend!, but not seen in the actual battle round match-ups shown later in the episode, an example being Jeffrey.
The Top 64 Trainers preceded onto the actual tournament. The first three rounds feature three on three matches. The first two rounds are held in the three small arenas of the venue, while the Top 16 matches are held in the main arena. The battles take place on either a Rock, Grass, Water or Ice field. When all three Pokémon are unable to battle, the Trainer is knocked out of the tournament.
After shuffling the match-ups, the Top 8 Trainers then compete in the center arena in a series of Full Battles of six on six. When either Trainer has lost their six Pokémon, they are knocked out of the tournament.
Although they aren't shown in full detail, the closing ceremonies include a fireworks show, the league torch being extinguished, and Mr. Goodshow and Cynthia presenting the winner with the Winner's Trophy.
Trainers who have participated in the Lily of the Valley Conference
|Ash Ketchum||Top 4|
- It was shown multiple times that the use of legendary Pokémon is allowed in this tournament, which may be a reference to the change in rules in the 2010 Video Game World Championships. However, the real-life championship's rules does not necessarily allow all legendary Pokémon, explicitly banning those exclusive to events, meaning that Tobias's Darkrai would not be permitted.
- This is the only conference so far in which Ash does not befriend a new rival either shortly before or during the tournament.
- This is the only conference so far in which Ash finishes in the top 4.
|The Pokémon League|
Trainer • Battle • Gym Leaders
Gyms • Badges • Hall of Fame
Elite Four • Orange League
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon League Conferences
Indigo • Silver • Ever Grande
Lily of the Valley • Vertress
| Pokémon League locations|
Indigo Plateau • Pummelo Stadium* • Mt. Silver*
Ever Grande • Pokémon League*/Lily of the Valley*
Pokémon League*/Vertress* • Pokémon League
Regional Pokémon Leagues
Indigo • Orange* • Johto • Hoenn
Sinnoh • Unova • Kalos
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception Gate • Cerulean Cave