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2015 International Challenge - February tournament announced

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caption=2015 International Challenge - February logo |
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day=6 |
month=2 |
year=2015 |
time=11:02:21 |
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tagline=Will use official VGC 2015 rules |
blurb=The 2015 International Challenge February Wi-Fi tournament has been announced. This tournament will use the official 2015 VGC rules. }}

[[File:2015 International Challenge February logo.png|thumb|2015 International Challenge - February logo]]
The 2015 International Challenge February Wi-Fi tournament has been announced. There will be no Championship Points awarded to Play! Pokémon players in this tournament. Players may register between midnight UTC on Feb. 19 and 11:59 p.m. UTC on Feb. 26. The tournament will run from midnight UTC on Feb. 27 until 11:59 p.m. UTC on March 1.

Players born in 2000 or later will be in the Junior/Senior Division. Players born in 1999 or earlier will be in the Masters Division. Juniors may only play between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. locally. There will be 50,000 available spots on a first-come first-serve basis. The rankings will be announced on March. 6. Players may only use {{bp|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}.

It is a Double Battles tournament, with all Pokémon hatched, caught or received as an event in {{bp|Pokémon X and Y}} or Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire may be used. Pokémon transferred from the Generation V games cannot be used. {{p|Mewtwo}}, {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Lugia}}, {{p|Ho-Oh}}, {{p|Celebi}}, {{p|Kyogre}}, {{p|Groudon}}, {{p|Rayquaza}}, {{p|Jirachi}}, {{p|Deoxys}}, {{p|Dialga}}, {{p|Palkia}}, {{p|Giratina}}, {{p|Phione}}, {{p|Manaphy}}, {{p|Darkrai}}, {{p|Shaymin}}, {{p|Arceus}}, {{p|Victini}}, {{p|Reshiram}}, {{p|Zekrom}}, {{p|Kyurem}}, {{p|Keldeo}}, {{p|Meloetta}}, {{p|Genesect}}, {{p|Xerneas}}, {{p|Yveltal}}, {{p|Zygarde}}, and {{p|Diancie}} cannot be used in this tournament.

All Pokémon above level 50 will be auto-set to level 50. Each match will have a time limit of 15 minutes. Players will have 90 seconds choose their four Pokémon. Each turn players will have 45 seconds to switch or use a move. Players may battle 10 times per day for a maximum of 60 battles in the tournament.