Lily of the Valley Conference

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The setting for the competition

The Lily of the Valley Conference (Japanese: シンオウリーグ・スズラン大会 Sinnoh League Suzuran Conference) is the Sinnoh League general championship competition. All Pokémon Trainers who have earned eight Gym Badges from the Sinnoh region are eligible to enter. It is held annually on Lily of the Valley Island. Competing Trainers are housed in hotels in small villages similar to previous League locations. It took place from An Old Family Blend! to The Semi-Final Frontier!.

It was the first League Conference where a connection was made between the tournament itself and the Champion League, which was stated by Lucian in The Elite Meet and Greet!. Although Elite Four members and Champions had appeared before that, it was during Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl that conference winners were revealed to earn the right to challenge the Elite Four and Champion.

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Opening ceremonies

Although they aren't shown in full detail, the opening ceremonies include a fireworks show and the lighting of the League torch.


The scoreboard for the Full Battles

Screening rounds

Although not shown, it is assumed that there are some sorts 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.

Preliminary rounds

The Top 64 Trainers proceeded to 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. When all three Pokémon are unable to battle, the Trainer is knocked out of the tournament.

Final rounds

After shuffling the match-ups, the Top 8 Trainers then compete in the center arena in a series of Full Battles. When either Trainer has lost their six Pokémon, they are knocked out of the tournament. Unlike in the previous League Conferences, no break is had after a Trainer has lost three Pokémon.

Closing ceremonies

Although they aren't shown in full detail, the closing ceremonies include a fireworks show, the league torch being extinguished, and Charles Goodshow and Cynthia presenting the winner with a trophy.

Known contestants

Tobias, the winner, with the Lily of the Valley Championship Trophy
Trainer Place
Tobias Winner
Ash Top 4
Paul Top 8
Conway Top 16
Barry Top 16
Nando Top 64
Jeffrey N/A

Other participants

Trainers here participated in the conference before the conference Ash participated in.


  • It was shown multiple times that the use of Legendary and Mythical 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 allow Mythical Pokémon, meaning that Tobias's Darkrai would not be permitted.
  • This is the final conference to date that Charles Goodshow appears in.
  • This is the only Pokémon League Conference in which Ash places in the Top 4.
    • It is also the only Pokémon League Conference in which Ash uses Pokémon he caught in previous series aside from Pikachu in addition to Pokémon he caught in the concurrent series.
  • There are seven named contestants, less than any other League Conference.
  • This is the first League Conference where Ash doesn't carry the torch.
  • In The Gates of Warp!, Alternate World Dawn was shown to have a trophy for placing second in the Sinnoh League tournament, suggesting that there might be a trophy for second place.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Conférence de l'Île du Lys dans la Vallée
Germany Flag.png German Sinnoh-Liga
Italy Flag.png Italian Lega del Giglio della Valle
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Conferência do Lírio da Ilha Valley
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torneo de la Liga de Sinnoh

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