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Japanese Global Battle Union logo

The Global Battle Union (Japanese: グローバルバトルユニオン Global Battle Union), commonly shortened to GBU, is a part of the Pokémon Global Link that displays battle records from the Random Matchup Rating Mode in Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

In order to access the Global Battle Union, a player must have a Pokémon Global Link account. Rankings cannot even be seen without logging on to the site first.

Random Matchup

Random Matchup can be accessed through the Global Terminal inside the Pokémon Centers (Player Search System in Generation VI). Players are given the option to choose the battle mode between Single Battle, Double Battle, Triple Battle, Rotation Battle, or Launcher Battle. The option for Free mode and Rating mode is then given, the latter of which is the concern of the Global Battle Union. Rating mode requires players to have Black and White game synched with a corresponding Global Link account. Players start out with a 1500 Rating that increases or decreases depending on the outcome of the battle. Players are more likely to battle other players of the same rating.

Rating

Selecting a prize avatar

Every season, once a player has completed ten Random Matchup Wi-Fi battles (ties and incomplete battles do not count) of any format, they are added into the rating system of the Global Battle Union. All players are rated according to the number of points that they have. The points are generally intended to account for the win-loss record of that player.

In addition to seeing the general ratings and points of other players, players can also view an "advanced" version of their own ratings by clicking a "details" button on the page. Ratings, along with other information, can be transferred when using another Nintendo DS console by transferring Wi-Fi Connection settings.

Besides being able to see the overall rankings of each player, ratings can also be filtered by battle format (Single, Double, Triple, Launcher, or Rotation Battles) as well as by location of the player.

Players that end a season rated in the top 100 of the overall ratings receive a special trophy avatar on the Global Link.

Rules

In Rating mode, players must follow a certain set of rules. Players who choose Free mode have the option to make use of these rules. The rules are subject to changes caused by the likes of glitches, world championships, overall balance, and unreleased Pokémon. For example, as mentioned in the games, the initial list of banned Pokémon only included the following: Pokémon Eggs, Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Chatot, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem. The list of course excluded Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect as they were yet to be released. If a player has Pokémon Black and White Version 2, Therian Formes of Thundurus, Tornadus and Landorus are also not allowed since they can't be obtained in Black and White.

ALL Random Matchup      
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Duration N/A
Registration N/A
Release of Rankings End of every season
Maximum Entries N/A
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Updates
  • November 10, 2010
Sky Drop can no longer be used.
  • December 27, 2011
Dark Void can no longer be used.
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyurem
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Single Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time 1 hour
Command Time 2 minutes
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Random Matchup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Seasons

Every three months, the Global Battle Union ends a season on a Tuesday, and an extended maintenance session of the whole Pokémon Global Link is scheduled before the day of season interchange. The following day, a Wednesday, a new season will begin. Final rankings are released two to three weeks after a season ends. Once a new season starts, players start over with zero points.

Listed below are all of the Global Battle Union seasons that have been scheduled:

  • Season 1: April 13 to June 28, 2011
  • Season 2: June 29 to September 27, 2011
  • Season 3: September 28 to December 27, 2011
  • Season 4: December 28, 2011 to March 27, 2012
  • Season 5: March 28, 2012 to June 19, 2012
  • Season 6: June 20, 2012 to September 25, 2012
  • Season 7: September 26, 2012 to December 25, 2012
  • Season 8: December 26, 2012 to March 26, 2013
  • Season 9: March 27, 2013 to June 25, 2013

Competitions

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In addition to its ranking system, the Global Battle Union serves as the venue for tournament registration. A Digital Player ID is given after registering via the Battle Competition in the main menu of Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. The Pokémon in the Battle Box will be used in the competition, which is then registered and locked. The Pokémon and the order of their moves may not be changed after it locks. Choosing the Battle Competition option again will allow players to participate in battles for the competition. Players can only cancel participation via the Battle Competition option, not the Global Battle Union.

The Global Battle Union has hosted the following competitions:

Japan Cup

JP Japan Cup      
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PBR
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B2
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Duration  ???
Registration  ???
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

VictiniReshiramZekromKyurem
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time 30 minutes
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Japan Cup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2011 Autumn Friendly

INT 2011 Autumn Friendly      
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Duration October 20 to 24, 2011
Registration October 12 to 19, 2011
Release of Rankings November 1, 2011
Maximum Entries 35,000 (initially 10,000)
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

VictiniReshiramZekromKyurem
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time 30 minutes
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2011 Autumn Friendly are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Famitsu Cup

JP Famitsu Cup      
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LG
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B2
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Duration  ???
Registration  ???
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Unknown
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party  ???
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time  ???
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Famitsu Cup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2012 International Challenge

ALL 2012 International Challenge      
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LG
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B2
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Duration March 22 to 26, 2012
Registration March 15 to 21, 2012
Release of Rankings April 5, 2012
Maximum Entries 25,000 (Japanese),
50,000 (overall)
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyurem
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time 30 minutes
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2012 International Challenge are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Japan Cup 2012 Spring

JP Japan Cup 2012 Spring      
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Duration April 25 to May 1, 2012
Registration May 2 to 6, 2012
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries 50,000
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Unknown
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time  ???
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Japan Cup 2012 Spring are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

The Beginning Cup

JP The Beginning Cup      
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LG
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PBR
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B2
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Duration August 24 to 26, 2012
Registration August 20 to 23, 2012
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Only Unova Pokédex Pokémon allowed exceptVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under The Beginning Cup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

All Star Cup

JP All Star Cup      
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LG
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B2
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Duration September 21 to 24, 2012
Registration September 14 to 20, 2012
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Only Unova Pokédex Pokémon allowed
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under All Star Cup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Pokémon Center Cup

JP Pokémon Center Cup      
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LG
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B2
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Duration November 2 to 4, 2012
Registration October 26 to November 1, 2012
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Single Battle
Party 3 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Pokémon Center Cup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Eevee Cup

JP Eevee Cup      
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LG
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B2
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Duration December 7 to 9, 2012
Registration November 30 to December 6, 2012
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

All except Eeveelutions
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Rotation Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Eevee Cup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2012 VGCS Winter Battle

INT 2012 VGCS Winter Battle      
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LG
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B2
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Duration December 15 to 17, 2012
Registration December 6 to 14, 2012
Release of Rankings December 20, 2012
Maximum Entries 50,000
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Additional rules:

This tournament is open to all players except Japan and South Korea.

  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time 30 minutes
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2012 VGCS Winter Battle are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Christmas Cup

JP Christmas Cup      
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LG
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XD
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B2
W2
Duration December 21 to 24, 2012
Registration December 14 to 20, 2012
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Chatot
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Christmas Cup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2013 International Challenge - January

ALL 2013 International Challenge - January      
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C
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E
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LG
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XD
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PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration January 25 to 28, 2013
Registration January 18 to 24, 2013
Release of Rankings January 31, 2013
Maximum Entries 50,000
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time 30 minutes
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2013 International Challenge - January are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2013 Winter Friendly

INT 2013 Winter Friendly      
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Colo
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PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration February 15 to 18, 2013
Registration February 7 to 14, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Additional rules:

This tournament is open to all players except Japan and South Korea.

  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Chatot
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Rotation Battle
Party 6 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2013 Winter Friendly are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Kanto Cup

JP Kanto Cup      
R
G
B
Y
St
St
G
S
C
St2
R
S
E
FR
LG
Colo
XD
D
P
Pt
HG
SS
PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration February 23 to 25, 2013
Registration February 15 to 22, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Only Kanto Pokémon allowed except
MewtwoMew
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Single Battle
Party 3 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Kanto Cup are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2013 International Challenge - March

ALL 2013 International Challenge - March      
R
G
B
Y
St
St
G
S
C
St2
R
S
E
FR
LG
Colo
XD
D
P
Pt
HG
SS
PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration March 22 to 25, 2013
Registration March 15 to 21, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2013 International Challenge - March are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Pokémon NicoNico Championships 2013

JP Pokémon NicoNico Championships 2013      
R
G
B
Y
St
St
G
S
C
St2
R
S
E
FR
LG
Colo
XD
D
P
Pt
HG
SS
PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration April 6 to 8, 2013
Registration April 3 to 5, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Additional rules:

This tournament is only open to players over 18 years old.

  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Pokémon NicoNico Championships 2013 are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2013 International Challenge - April

ALL 2013 International Challenge - April      
R
G
B
Y
St
St
G
S
C
St2
R
S
E
FR
LG
Colo
XD
D
P
Pt
HG
SS
PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration April 19 to 21, 2013
Registration April 12 to 18, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2013 International Challenge - April are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

Japan Cup 2013

JP Japan Cup 2013      
R
G
B
Y
St
St
G
S
C
St2
R
S
E
FR
LG
Colo
XD
D
P
Pt
HG
SS
PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration May 3 to 6, 2013
Registration April 26 to May 2, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under Japan Cup 2013 are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2013 Spring Friendly

ALL 2013 Spring Friendly      
R
G
B
Y
St
St
G
S
C
St2
R
S
E
FR
LG
Colo
XD
D
P
Pt
HG
SS
PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration May 17 to 20, 2013
Registration May 9 to 16, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Only Unova Pokémon allowed
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Single Battle
Party 3 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2013 Spring Friendly are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2013 International Challenge - June

ALL 2013 International Challenge - June      
R
G
B
Y
St
St
G
S
C
St2
R
S
E
FR
LG
Colo
XD
D
P
Pt
HG
SS
PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration June 21 to 24, 2013
Registration June 14 to 20, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

MewtwoMewLugiaHo-OhCelebiKyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxysChatotDialgaPalkiaGiratinaGiratinaPhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminShayminArceusVictiniReshiramZekromKyuremKeldeoMeloettaMeloettaGenesect
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Double Battle
Party 4 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2013 International Challenge - June are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.

2013 Global Showdown

ALL 2013 Global Showdown      
R
G
B
Y
St
St
G
S
C
St2
R
S
E
FR
LG
Colo
XD
D
P
Pt
HG
SS
PBR
B
W
B2
W2
Duration July 26 to 29, 2013
Registration July 19 to 25, 2013
Release of Rankings  ???
Maximum Entries  ???
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
Info
  Banned Pokémon  
Pokémon from the following Generations:
I
II
III
IV
V

Chatot
  Banned Items  
Soul Dew
Enigma Berry
Leftovers (on Wobbuffet)
ALL
NONE
N/A
  Banned Moves  
  Sky Drop  
  Dark Void  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
  Hyper Beam  
NONE
  Rules  
Format Single Battle
Party 3 per battle
6 per entry
Format Party
Single Battle 3 per battle
3-6 per entry
Double Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Triple Battle 6 per battle
6 per entry
Rotation Battle 4 per battle
4-6 per entry
Battle Time  ???
Command Time 1 minute
Total Level None
Level Cap 50
  Clauses  
Evasion Clause
Sleep Clause
Freeze Clause
Self-KO Clause
Item Clause
Species Clause
  • All Pokémon, items, moves, and Abilities unreleased or unobtainable legitimately during the duration of the battles under 2013 Global Showdown are also banned, but they are not specifically listed.
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