World Coronation Series
The Pokémon World Coronation Series (Japanese: ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス Pokémon World Championships) is an anime-exclusive tournament. It is a competition held to determine the strongest Trainer in the world. It first appeared in Flash of the Titans!, where the previous annual championship season ended. The current season started in Destination: Coronation!.
To compete in the tournament, participants must register themselves online first. The current season received more than 10,000 entrants.
Each entrant generates a profile and a score according to the registration position.
Trainers are divided into four classes based on their win/loss ratio. Each class is represented by a different type of Poké Ball:
- Normal Class (ノーマルクラス Normal Class)
- Great Class (スーパークラス Super Class)
- Ultra Class (ハイパークラス Hyper Class)
- Master Class (マスタークラス Master Class)
The battles are all judged by the Drone Rotom, which serves for each of them to increase their overall score. In the event of a draw, no change happens, regardless of the difference between the contestants' rankings. Trainers can only battle against other Trainers in the same class.
On occasion, one-day events called Battle Festival Challenges (Japanese: バトルフェス Battle Festivals) are held where many participants can gather to compete with each other at will. These events are held at stadiums and other such venues, and are open for the public to watch.
All first-time participants are automatically put into this class, regardless of any previous championships or statuses. The challenger must seek out opposing Trainers in nearby areas, and both must agree to battle.
Battles in Normal Class follow the following rules.
- Both challengers must be of the same class.
- Both challengers must send out their first Pokémon at the same time.
- It consists of battles with one or two Pokémon for each Trainer.
- Both challengers can switch their Pokémon at any time.
The class is represented by a normal Poké Ball.
Trainers reach this class after Normal Class. They must be between 999th and 100th place to advance to Ultra Class. The battle rules remain the same as in the Normal Class.
The class is represented by a Great Ball.
Trainers reach this class after Great Class. They must be between 99th and ninth place to advance to Master Class.
The class is represented by an Ultra Ball.
The Master Class consists of the eight Trainers who are at the top of the world ranking. They are called Masters Eight (Japanese: マスターズエイト Masters Eight) and are certified by the Pokémon Battle Commission (Japanese: ポケモン・バトル・コミッション Pokémon Battle Commission). They battle each other at the end of the season in a tournament where the winner becomes the Monarch (Japanese: 王者 Monarch). The finals are held in a Single Battle at the Wyndon Stadium, where techniques like Dynamax and Gigantamax can be used.
Outside the tournament, a member of the Masters Eight may request a battle against the Monarch, where the championship title is put into play. This battle follows the same style used in the championship finals.
The class is represented by a Master Ball.
The following is a list of named participants in the current World Coronation Series by ranking.
|Leon||Master||1||Rank carried over from past season, Monarch.|
|Bea||Ultra||Unknown||Numeric rank not revealed yet, should at least be 98.|
|Ash||Ultra||99||Climbed to new class after defeating Iris.|
|Kricketina||Great||895||Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Iris||Great||Unknown||Numeric rank never revealed, was at least 999 prior to JN065. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Rinto||Great||Unknown||Numeric rank never revealed, was at least 999 prior to JN060. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Genba||Great||Unknown||Numeric rank never revealed, was at least 999 prior to Trials of a Budding Master!. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Tony||Great||Unknown||Numeric rank never revealed, was at least 999 prior to Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Korrina||Normal||1,001||Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Hayden||Normal||1,024||Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Visquez||Normal||2,109||Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Lob||Normal||Unknown||Numeric rank never revealed. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
|Oliver||Normal||Unknown||Numeric rank never revealed. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.|
This group consists of the eight best Pokémon Trainers in the world. It consists of Elite Trainers who have won other championships and competitions around the world.
- The ranking and progression system of the championship is similar to the operation of the Battle Tower and Battle Stadium in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
- The Trainers' profiles follow a visual pattern similar to that of Pokémon GO.
In other languages
- World Championships
- Episodes with World Coronation Series matches
- World Coronation Series participants
|The Pokémon League|
Trainer • Battle • Gym Leaders
Gyms • Badges • Referee
Elite Four • Orange League
Pokémon League Conferences
Indigo • Silver • Ever Grande • Lily of the Valley
Vertress • Lumiose • Manalo
|Regional Pokémon Leagues|
Indigo • Orange* • Johto • Hoenn • Sinnoh
Unova • Kalos • Alola • Galar
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception Gate • Hall of Fame
Palace of Victory • Cerulean Cave
Pokémon Association • PIA
World Coronation Series
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