The Pokémon Gym Leader Challenge Chooses You!

By February 19, 2014 Events, News No Comments

So you think you have what it takes to be a Pokémon Master? Do you have Pokémon X or Y? Then join us for our first ever Pokémon Gym Leader Challenge!

Long Island Univerity’s Anime Connections Club will be hosting this all-day tournament with a marvelous mystery prize for the winner! Participants will face 8 gym leaders and the Elite Four and ultimately the Champion. The first to defeat the Champion wins our  grand prize! Be sure to bring along your 3DS to participate.

Gym Leader Challenge Rules

You need a team of six Pokémon to enter the gym leader challenge. You are allowed three additional Pokémon that you can switch with before you begin each battle. Your team may consist of Pokémon of any level.

Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Thus: A Pokémon may not carry Recycle and hold a Leppa Berry in conjunction with Heal Pulse and Milk Drink, Moonlight, Morning Sun, Recover, Roost, Slack Off, Soft-Boiled, or Wish. A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry and carry Recycle and Pain Split on its moveset. A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry and carry Recycle and Fling on its moveset.

Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize, in addition to the abilities Sand Veil and Snow Cloak, are not permitted in play.

Moody Clause: Pokémon with the ability Moody are not permitted.

OHKO Clause: A Pokemon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.

Sleep Clause: Only one Pokémon may be put to sleep on the opposing team at a time, if not induced by a move such as Rest.

Freeze Clause: Only one Pokémon on the opposing team may be frozen at a time.

Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team.

Banned Pokémon: Arceus, Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys, Deoxys-A, Dialga, Giratina, Giratina-O, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Kyurem-W, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin-S, Xerneas, Yvletal, Zekrom

Banned Items: Gengarite, Kangaskhanite