Play in the first Online Competition to use the latest Pokémon Video Game Championship Series format in the International Challenge January! Start testing new strategies and ideas that you’ll be able to use throughout the 2016 season! Top players will be eligible to earn Championship Points as progress toward an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships this August. All battles are Double Battles played in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. You may not bring in Pokémon from earlier games via Poké Transporter (the blue pentagon is required). All Pokémon above Lv. 50 will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of the match.
Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 23:59 UTC
Friday, January 29, 2016, at 00:00 UTC through Sunday, January 31, 2016, at 23:59 UTC