Pokémon Company Holding Pokémon X And Y Online Tournament In May

By Ishaan . May 1, 2014 . 9:31am

This morning, The Pokémon Company announced the “2014 International Challenge May,” a worldwide online battle competition for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.


The 2014 International Challenge May is open to anyone with a copy of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and registration begins on May 8th at 8 pm EST. The deadline for registering is May 15th at 7:59 EST.


Space for the tournament is limited, however, so The Pokémon Company recommends signing up sooner rather than later, lest the player cap be reached before the deadline. The tournament will begin on Friday, May 16th at 8 pm EST.


More details can be found here.

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  • Been a while since I seen an official one in the states.

    Let the battle continue!

  • Spider-Man

    Hold my web cartridges, I got this.

  • Akemi Homura

    Still Kalos Dex, Kalos born only huh? I expect Mega Kanga, Gengar and Blaziken to be on most teams. Talonflame and Charizard too, since stealth rock isn’t very widespread in the Kalos only meta, as far as I can remember.

    • Bio_liquid

      Blaziken is not in the Kalos Dex.
      Mega Gengar is rare if at all on VGC teams.
      Mega Khan is the mega that everyone uses besides Zard Y and Manectric.

      • Akemi Homura

        1. My mistake, I forgot that it wasn’t because of the Torchic event.
        2. I forgot I was talking about doubles.
        3. Yes, those ones make the most sense for doubles. I don’t keep up with the doubles meta, but all I know is Mega Khan, Zard Y and Pyroar are used to great success.

        • Bio_liquid

          It’s all good. The VGCs meta is… weird honestly. This is my first year wanting to participate and the teams I face are weird yet good? XD I have some replays if you’d like to take a gander

          • Andrés Ortiz Ozeta

            they weren’t offered to me. but i would like to see them if you’re kind enough to share them =J

          • Bio_liquid

            If you have Pokemon X/Y I can send you the replay codes. You need to enter them in the Vs. Recorder Item in the Key Item section of the inventory.

          • Andrés Ortiz Ozeta

            sure, let’s see them!

          • Bio_liquid

            I’m by no means an awesome or professional trainer though.




  • ZEROthefirst

    I’m getting pretty tired of the Kalos dex/Kalos born only pokemon rules everyone’s using now. Because of the minority hackers the majority of us get stopped and can’t do anything. If we’re going Kalos only I have my shiny protean Greninja and shiny Noivern. I have a Houndoom (not shiny), but I use it on a sun team and it’s not Kalos bred anyways so I can’t use it. Not everyone wants to re-breed everything for good IVs, natures, certain moves and if you want shiny.

    • John Diamond

      is the hacking issue that bad? i know it doesnt happen often, but when it does happen

      • ZEROthefirst

        It honestly isn’t that bad as some people make it out to be. From what I’ve seen from my buddy trying to transfer some pokemon over, as long as their stats are legitimately obtainable, and the moves they know are realistic then they transfer. In the past games it could be a problem because people would make pokemon with pure 999 everything stats and have ridiculous moves they can’t learn.
        In all honesty though that’s still the minor part of the community so I get irritated that Nintendo and others are punishing me and other people who put a lot of time and effort into breeding good pokemon in the previous games, just to find out they don’t accept it anymore because of some hackers that ruined it for us.

        • Bio_liquid

          I haven’t had any issues with the Kalos only rules. I’ve made around 4-5 teams now for VGC format and im adding more pokemon to the list of viable swaps for my various teams. I wouldn’t mind if they opened to the whole dex but keep it KB for whatever reason.

          • ZEROthefirst

            Again not everyone has the free time to kill or wants to make the time to re-breed everything, especially if you’re doing this while breeding for a perfect/near perfect shiny. Just because a small percentage of the community has hacked their teams to get them without breeding and all.

  • AuraGuyChris

    …Do you even get anything out of these tourneys? They always gave you something if you at least participated in Gen V tourneys.

    • Bio_liquid

      Championship Points for the top 128 people in the rankings. All the information is in the link this article provides.

  • Dianatos

    Darn that Pokemon Company and their xenophobic tournaments… that I actually kinda want to join… even if Zygarde is banned.

  • AkiraScare

    Time to Iv breed and Ev Train…. (^_^)

    • Sam

      You can’t possibly find that fun.

  • leadintea

    Is it the VGC format? Cause I just breeded a trick room team with Aromatisse, Scrafty, Amoongus, and Ampharos and I wanna use them in action.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    going to see alot of the same teams

    • ZnTxn

      I can see that.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        What a pain……there’s no point in me entering. Its going to be boring is all the teams are the same overused crap

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