Ever Grande Conference

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The setting for the competition

The Ever Grande Conference (Japanese: ホウエンリーグ・サイユウ大会 Hoenn League Saiyu Conference) is the Hoenn League general championship competition. All Pokémon Trainers who have earned eight Gym Badges from the Hoenn region are eligible to enter.

It is held annually in Ever Grande City. Competing Trainers are housed in dorm rooms in small villages. In Eight Ain't Enough, Sebastian informed Ash about the tournament, which took place from Saved by the Beldum to At the End of the Fray.


Opening ceremonies

Registration for the conference closes at 5 pm on the day before the opening ceremonies. Trainers are given a food and restaurant guide for the venue upon registration. Charles Goodshow, President of the League Competition Committee, oversees the opening ceremony.

Like at the Indigo Plateau Conference, the opening ceremonies consist of a torch lighting ceremony. Select Trainers run with the torch containing the flame of the Legendary Moltres and carry it to the top of the stadium, where it is used to light a much larger torch. The lighting of the large torch marks the official opening of the Ever Grande Conference.


The scoreboard for the Full Battles


Each Trainer participates in one preliminary battle. Only one Pokémon may be used during the battle and the winner advances to the qualifying rounds. The losing Trainers are eliminated from the competition.

Qualifying rounds

During the qualifying rounds, the Top 256 Trainers take part in three Double Battles. If all three are won, the Trainer moves on to the finals.

Final rounds

The final rounds are a series of Full Battles with the Top 32 Trainers participating in the standard sudden-death tournament style. The theme of the battlefield is randomly chosen before each match from four different possibilities: rock, water, grass, and ice. After a Trainer's first three Pokémon are defeated, there is a short intermission during which there is a field change.

The winner of the Ever Grande Conference is the Trainer that wins all of the final rounds, meaning they must win five Full Battles in a row. When a winner has been decided, that winner is awarded a gold trophy from Mr. Goodshow.


Known contestants

Tyson, the winner, with the Ever Grande Championship Trophy
Trainer Place
Tyson Winner
Ash Top 8
Morrison Top 16
Katie Top 32
Johnny Top 64
Clark Top 64
Dominick Top 256
Gavin Top 256
Gilbert Preliminaries
Vivica Preliminaries
Jump Preliminaries

Other participants

Trainers here participated in the conference either before or after the conference Ash participated in.

In the manga

Ever Grande Conference in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

The Ever Grande Conference was featured in Start Of The Pokémon League!!, adapting Ash's battle against Morrison.


  • With 256 Trainers known to be participating in the qualifying rounds alone, this is the largest Pokémon League Conference to date.
  • This is the first League Conference:
  • This is the League Conference where Ash had the most Full Battles, with a total of three against Katie, Morrison, and Tyson.
  • This is the only League Conference:
    • That featured Double Battles.
    • That did not feature three-on-three battles.
    • Where Ash's ranking does not change compared to the previous League he challenged, with his ranking being Top 8, same as the Silver Conference.

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Germany Flag.png German Hoenn-Meisterschaft
Italy Flag.png Italian Campionati di Hoenn
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Conferência de Ever Grande
Spain Flag.png Spanish Campeonato de la Liga Hoenn
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