Competition Rules

Galar Newcomers
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Battle Format
About Pokémon
Eligible Pokémon
Newly discovered Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield may be used.
Pokémon newly appearing in the Expansion Pass and certain special Pokémon may not be used.
Only Galarian regional forms may be used for Pokémon with regional forms.
Pokémon in your current team or
registered to your Battle Team
  • From 4 to 6 Pokémon
  • All Pokémon will automatically be set to Lv. 50 during battles.

All Gigantamax Pokémon that meet the competition eligibility requirements may be used.

Eligible Pokémon are restricted to those that were obtained in the following games.

  • Pokémon Sword
  • Pokémon Shield

    About Items
      • You cannot use any items except those that can be obtained through regular gameplay (including related functions of games released by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo) or that have been awarded as part of a public distribution or special event.
      • You may give your Pokémon items to hold in this competition. However, no two Pokémon that will participate in the competition can hold the same item.

      About Battles
      Battle Times
      • Your Time: Max 10 minutes
      • Selection Time: Each Trainer gets 90 seconds to select Pokémon.
      • Turn Time: Each Trainer gets 60 seconds to select an action each turn.