Wind back the clock with the Kanto Classic Online Competition! In this latest tournament, you’ll be allowed to use only the first 149 Pokémon in the National Pokédex, meaning only Pokémon you could catch in the classic Pokémon games. To add to the fun, all battles will be Single Battles, all six Pokémon will compete in each battle, and no items will be allowed! See how you fare in battles much as they were when Pokémon debuted 20 years ago.
All qualified participants who complete at least three matches will receive a Dragonite—just like the Pokémon that Elite Four Trainer Lance had at his side in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue! As with Lance’s partner Pokémon, this Lv. 62 Dragonite knows Barrier, a move that Dragonite cannot ordinarily learn. This Dragonite also knows Agility, Slam, and Hyper Beam. Don’t miss your chance to get this nostalgic and powerful Dragonite!
All battles will be played in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. You may bring in Pokémon from earlier games via Poké Transporter. All Pokémon above Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the match.
Registration for the Kanto Classic Online Competition begins Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 00:00 UTC. You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own copy of the Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video game with a party of eligible Pokémon. And you’ll need to read and accept the regulations before the battle period begins on March 4 at 00:00 UTC.
Celebrating 20 years of Pokémon battles, the Kanto Classic Online Competition features rules that mirror competitive play from the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue games. Create a team using only the first 149 Pokémon in the National Pokédex. In true classic Pokémon spirit, all battles will be Single Battles, and all six of the Pokémon in your party will be used in each battle. Plus, items will not be allowed! You will be able to bring in Pokémon from earlier games via Poké Transporter, and all Pokémon over Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the battle. Good luck battling in the Kanto Classic!
Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
• You must sign up during this period in order to be able to participate in the competition.
• You may sign up for the competition once per game registered to your PGL account.
Friday, March 4, 2016, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
50,000 (limit subject to change; first come, first served)
Qualified participants in the Kanto Classic Online Competition will receive a special Dragonite inspired by Elite Four Trainer Lance’s Dragonite from Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. To qualify, players must earn a place in the rankings by completing at least three battles.
Ability: Inner Focus
Moves: Agility, Barrier, Slam, Hyper Beam
For more information on the Kanto Classic Online Competition, keep checking Pokemon.com and the Pokémon Global Link!
Source: Pokémon Global Link.