Famitsu Challenge to be held from April 18-21
Prior to the Japan Cup 2014 that will be held on April 23, The Famitsu Challenge will be held from 9 a.m. on April 18 until 8:59 a.m. on April 21. Each participant in the tournament will receive a Famitsu Challenge medal. Registration will be from 2 p.m. on April 10 until 8:59 a.m. on April 18.
The rules are the same as for the Japan Cup 2014. This tournament is only available for Pokémon X and Y players from Japan that are members of the Pokémon Daisuki Club. 50,000 players will participate in this tournament, with registration being on a first-come first-serve basis. Participants who were born in 2003 or later will be in the Junior Division. Participants who were born between 1999 and 2002 will be in the Senior Division. Participants who were born in 1998 or earlier will be in the Masters Division. Players in the Junior Division are not allowed to participate in battles between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the tournament.
Players must have a Pokémon X and Y game sync ID registered on the Pokémon Global Link. It is a Double Battles tournament, with Mewtwo, Yveltal, Xerneas, Zygarde, and Pokémon that were Poké Transported from the Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 games considered ineligible and cannot be used in the tournament. The Pokémon must be captured, hatched, or obtained through Mystery Gift and be a part of the three Kalos Pokédexes.
Players must place their Pokémon in the Pokémon Battle Box on the in-game PC. All Pokémon above level 50 will be set to level 50 for the tournament. Each battle will have a maximum of 15 minutes, and each player will have 90 seconds per turn to make a decision. The rankings will be released on April 23. Members of the press, the organizers, etc. may enter the tournament and write articles listing all their opponents and so on.
Thanks to Bluesun for the translation.