Pokémon League Conference

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A Pokémon League Conference (Japanese: ポケモンリーグの大会 Pokémon League Tournament) is an anime-exclusive championship tournament that is hosted seemingly annually in several regions in the Pokémon world.

Structure

The general structure of each League Conference is similar: Pokémon Trainers must register for the region's Pokémon League, something which they can do at seemingly any Pokémon Center or with a Pokémon Professor, and then must win at least eight of the region's Gym Badges in order to be able to register for the competition.

The tournament competition itself has an opening and closing ceremony. In some regions, there is a torch with the flame of Moltres or Ho-Oh that burns during the entire tournament, a reference to the real world's Olympic Games.

The day after the ceremonial torch has been lit, in some of the regional Leagues the qualifying rounds begin so as to weed out Trainers who have gotten the required eight Badges, but are not yet skilled enough to continue, and those who survive move on to the preliminary rounds. In other regional Leagues, instead, the preliminary rounds will begin right away, and will continue for several days until the top sixteen Trainers have been decided. At this point, there is a short break in the competition so that the Trainers and their Pokémon may rest, followed by the start of the final rounds.

In the final rounds, most, if not all, battles are Full Battles. All battles are conducted in the main stadium, and Trainers move up the tournament tree in single-elimination style. The winning Trainer, upon defeat of their opponent, is awarded a trophy and earns the right to enter the Champion League to officially challenge the Elite Four and Champion of that region.

Most Leagues use various types of fields during Pokémon battles. While the Vertress Conference uses only a standard dirt battlefield, every other Conference has held battles on various different battlefields, like icy, rocky, forested, grassy, and water to name a few. A standard rule for the Conferences with a myriad of battlefields, is that during the Full Battle stage in the tournament, once one side loses three Pokémon, there is a short break, during which a field change occurs.

List of League Conferences

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Region Conference Location Starting episode Final episode Winner Other notable contestants
Kanto Indigo Plateau Conference Indigo Plateau
Indigo Plateau
All Fired Up!
All Fired Up!
Friends to the End
Friends to the End
Unknown winner
Unnamed
Ritchie (Top 8)
Ash (Top 16)
Gary (Top 32)
Johto Silver Conference Silver Town
Silver Town
Pop Goes the Sneasel
A Claim to Flame!
Johto Photo Finish
Johto Photo Finish
Jon Dickson
Jon Dickson
Harrison (Top 4)
Ash (Top 8)
Gary (Top 16)
Hoenn Ever Grande Conference Ever Grande City
Ever Grande City
Like a Meowth to a Flame
Like a Meowth to a Flame
At the End of the Fray
At the End of the Fray
Tyson
Tyson
Ash (Top 8)
Morrison (Top 16)
Katie (Top 32)
Sinnoh Lily of the Valley Conference Lily of the Valley Island
Lily of the Valley Island
An Old Family Blend!
An Old Family Blend!
The Semi-Final Frontier!
The Semi-Final Frontier!
Tobias
Tobias
Ash (Top 4)
Paul (Top 8)
Barry (Top 16)
Unova Vertress Conference Vertress City
Vertress City
Curtain Up, Unova League!
Curtain Up, Unova League!
A Unova League Evolution!
A Unova League Evolution!
Virgil
Virgil
Cameron (Top 4)
Ash (Top 8)
Stephan (Top 16)
Kalos Lumiose Conference Lumiose City
Lumiose City
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A League of His Own!
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Down to the Fiery Finish!
Alain
Alain
Ash (Runner-up)
Sawyer (Top 4)
Tierno (Top 8)

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-liigaturnaus
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Liga Konferenz
Italy Flag.png Italian Conferenza della Lega Pokémon
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokémon League Turneringen
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Conferência da Liga Pokémon
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Conferencia de la liga Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spain Congreso de la liga Pokémon
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémonligatävlingen

See also


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Participation
TrainerBattleGym Leaders
GymsBadgesReferee
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Champion League
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver Grande
Lily of the ValleyVertressLumiose
Regional Pokémon Leagues
IndigoOrange*JohtoHoenn
SinnohUnovaKalosAlola
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateHall of Fame
Palace of VictoryCerulean Cave
Others
Pokémon Association
Pokémon Inspection Agency

Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace Cup
Kanto Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume ContestBig P Pokémon RaceIndigo Plateau Conference
Kanto Grand FestivalP1 Grand PrixPokémon OrienteeringQueen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep Festival
Pokémon Balloon RacePokémon Beauty ContestSeaking Catching DaySilver Conference
Sumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Crossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceHoenn Grand Festival
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalFestival Battle ChallengeHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome Collection
Lily of the Valley ConferencePokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Ping Pong TournamentPokémon Summer
Academy
Pokémon TriathlonSinnoh Grand FestivalSinnoh Pokémon HustleSquallville PokéRinger
Unova Club BattleClubsplosionPokémon Performance CompetitionPokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Vertress ConferenceWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Marine Cup TournamentPokémon Sumo TournamentScalchop King Competition
Kalos Lumiose ConferencePoké Puff ContestPokémon ShowcasePokémon Sky RelayPokémon Summer Camp
Alola Alola Bread FestivalCharjabug racePokémon Pancake RacePokémon Ping-Pong tournament
Pokémon Sled Jump Games
Unknown Pokémon Catching Race

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