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All participants to receive Mawilite, Beedrillite
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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2017 International Challenge - February logo
The 2017 International Challenge - February tournament has been announced.
Players can register between midnight UTC on Feb. 16 and 11:59 p.m. UTC on Feb. 23. The tournament will run from midnight UTC on Feb. 24 until 11:59 p.m. UTC on Feb. 26. The rankings will be announced some time in March. There are 50,000 spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Players born in 2002 or later will be in the Junior/Senior Division. Players born in 2001 or earlier will be in the Master Division. Junior/Senior Division players may only battle between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. local time.
All participants will receive a Mawilite and a Beedrillite if they win or lose at least three battles. This tournament will use the official VGC2017 rules. Pokémon must be in the Alolan Pokédex and have the black clover on the summary screen. Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, and Magearna cannot be used. Only the Alola Form of Pokémon with regional variants can be used. Mega Stones will not be allowed. All Pokémon will be automatically set to level 50. Each battle will last a maximum of 10 minutes. Players will have 90 seconds to decide what Pokémon to use. (The Pokémon Global Link mentions that the turn timer is 60 seconds and only four Pokémon will be used of the six for battle, but this may be an error.) Participants may battle 15 times a day for a maximum of 45 battles.