Competition Rules

Battle of Legends
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Battle Format
About Pokémon
Eligible Pokémon
Pokémon obtainable in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield may be used. Pokémon obtainable in The Isle of Armor (part one of the Expansion Pass) and certain other Pokémon may be used. Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible to participate. All Gigantamax Pokémon that are eligible to participate may be used. Eligible Pokémon
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.

Note: You can register no more than 1 of the following Pokémon:

You may have one of the following special Pokémon registered to your Battle Team: Mewtwo, Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora, Meltan, Melmetal, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, and Zarude.

Eligible Pokémon are only those obtained in the games listed below or those with the battle-ready symbol.

  • 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
      • Total Time: Max 20 minutes
        Your Time: Max 7 minutes
      • Selection Time: Each Trainer gets 90 seconds to select Pokémon.
      • Turn Time: Each Trainer gets 45 seconds to select an action each turn.