ION Pokémon League: Week of 12/18/2017, Holiday Havoc 2017, & Week of 1/1/2018

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The ION Pokémon League is an ongoing Wi-Fi battling competition on Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. For details and to join, click here.

Make-Up Battle from 12/4/2017

Zero vs. Draexzhan

Make-Up Battle from 12/11/2017

Zero vs. Ruppy

Week of 12/18/2017

Kira vs. Zero

Alexander vs. Krasare

Holiday Havoc 2017

Krasare vs. Kira

IPL World Championship Match, Best of 3

Ruppy (Challenger) vs. Zero (Champion)

Battle 1

Battle 2

Week of 1/1/2018

Krasare vs. Ruppy

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Ruppy

Trainer – Points

AJ – 24
Draexzhan – 14
Kira – 12
Krasare – 12
Alexander – 10
Zero – 0

This Week:

Kira vs. Krasare
Draexzhan vs. Alexander
AJ vs. Ruppy

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ION Pokémon League: Week of 12/11/2017

IPL

The ION Pokémon League is an ongoing Wi-Fi battling competition on Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. For details and to join, click here.

Kevorn vs. Krasare

Due to a game update, this battle could not be recorded. Krasare was the winner.

Draexzhan vs. Kira

AJ vs. Alexander

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Zero

Trainer – Points

Ruppy – 34
AJ – 24
Draexzhan – 14
Kira – 12
Kevorn – 8
Alexander – 8
Krasare – 4

This Week:

Ruppy vs. Draexzhan
Kira vs. Zero
Alexander vs. Krasare
Kevorn vs. AJ

Introducing the ION Championship Series & the 1st Stage – Monotype Madness 2018

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With 2018 right around the corner, it’s time to announce the next big ION Game Corner Pokémon event, the ION Championship Series! The ICS is a series of tournaments that will take place during 2018. The first 3 tournaments will serve as a qualifying ground for the final tournament of the year, the ION Cup Championship. Here is how the ICS will break down.

The schedule of ICS tournaments will be as follows:

January – Monotype Madness
April – Standard rule tournament (to be named)
July – Theme tournament taken from a rotating list of themes
October – ION Cup Championship

The winners of the first 3 tournaments will automatically qualify for the ION Cup Championship. The remaining 5 spots will be made of the players from the remaining player pool who have the most ICS points. Points will be awarded based on finishing place of the tournaments. First place finishers will also receive points to determine seeding for the ION Cup Championship.

Points awarded:
1st – 50
2nd – 40
3rd – 30
4th – 20
5th-8th – 10

This brings us to the first ICS tournament of 2018…

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As the name implies, this is a monotype tournament. Here is how it will work.

Tournament Format

The tournament will be conducted in two stages. The first stage will be round robin. Players will be split into groups at random. Each player will battle every other player in the group once. At the end of the group stage, the top 8 players (made up of group winners and the best of the rest of the pool) will advance the next stage. The second stage will be a single elimination tournament. Seeding for this stage will be determine by standings in group play.

Players will be allowed to play their group stage battles in any order they choose. Each player will be required to play at least 1 group stage battle per week. Players are more than welcome to play their group stage battles as fast as they can. The faster all of the group stage battles are finished, the sooner we advance to the top 8 stage.

Players in the top 8 will receive ICS points based on their finishing place.

Battle Procedures

All battles will be played on Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

All Pokémon on a player’s team must share a common type. You must stick to this type for the duration of the tournament. You may, however, alter your team from battle to battle, as long as the type chosen is adhered to.

Pokémon that change type on Mega evolution will be considered the typing of the Mega if you are using that Pokémon’s Mega Stone. For example, if your chosen type is Dragon, you may use Sceptile as long as you are using its Mega Stone. Conversely, if your chosen type is Flying, you may not use Charizard if you are using Charizardite X.

Damaging Z-Move usage is restricted to the player’s chosen type. For example, a player using the Normal type may only use the damaging Z-Moves Breakneck Blitz or Pulverizing Pancake. There is no type restriction on Status Z-Moves.

All battles will follow the general ION battle rules.

All battles will be 6 vs. 6, Single battles.

Battles will be conducted under Normal rules.

No 2 Pokémon on a player’s team may hold the same item.

The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned.

The ability Moody is banned.

The items Bright Powder and Lax Incense are banned.

A player is not allowed to put more than one of the opponent’s Pokémon to sleep concurrently with a move that induces the sleep status.

Pokémon deemed to be illegal (moveset or stats) will result in the forfeiture of the battle and possible removal from the tournament.

If both player’s final Pokémon faint on the final turn, or if the time limit for the battle expires, the winner determined by the game shall be the winner.

Banned Pokémon

The following Pokémon may not be used by players:
Mewtwo
Lugia
Ho-oh
Kyogre
Groudon
Rayquaza
Deoxys
Dialga
Palkia
Giratina
Manaphy
Darkrai
Shaymin – Sky Forme
Arceus
Reshiram
Zekrom
Kyurem – Black or White
Genesect
Xerneas
Yveltal
Zygarde – Complete Forme
Hoopa – Unbound Forme
Solgaleo
Lunala
Necrozma – Dawn Wings, Dusk Mane, or Ultra Forms

Prize

The winner of the tournament will receive a gift card in the gaming medium of their choosing. This can be through a company’s system (i.e. Nintendo eShop) or a retailer (Amazon, Best Buy, etc.). As long as it can be digitally distributed, it’s fair game. The value of the gift card will depend on the players. The prize pool will open at $10. Other players may, if they choose, donate to the prize pool for the tournament.

If you would like to contribute: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Yx … ocale.x=US

Just add that it is for the Monotype Madness prize pool in the special instructions section. All contributions will be kept anonymous.

Registration & Deadlines

To register for the tournament, post in this thread on the ION forum with your Friend Code. Players don’t not have to declare type in their registration post.

Tournament begins: January 1
Deadline to register: December 31

Players must submit their chosen type by December 31st. Groups and types will be announced on January 1st at the start of the tournament.

Get yourself registered and get your team ready. Monotype Madness and the ION Championship Series kick off the new year!

ION Pokémon League: Weeks of 11/27/2017 & 12/4/2017

IPL

The ION Pokémon League is an ongoing Wi-Fi battling competition on Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. For details and to join, click here.

Week of 11/27/2017

Ruppy vs. Kira

AJ vs. Zero

Alexander vs. Kevorn

Draexzhan vs. Krasare

Week of 12/4/2017

Ruppy vs. Kevorn

Krasare vs. AJ

Kira vs. Alexander

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Zero

Trainer – Points

Ruppy – 34
AJ – 24
Draexzhan – 12
Kira – 12
Kevorn – 8
Alexander – 6
Krasare – 4

This Week:

Kevorn vs. Krasare
Zero vs. Ruppy
Draexzhan vs. Kira
AJ vs. Alexander

Grand Pokémon League: Fall 2017 Finals & Season Awards

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The Grand Pokémon League is a seasonal draft/franchise style Wi-Fi battling competition on Pokémon Sun & Moon. For details and to join in for the next season, click here. For all of the current standings and statistics for the current season of the GPL, click here.

Fall 2017 Finals

Olivine Beacons vs. Black City Shoguns

Battle 1

Battle 2

Battle 3

Fall 2017 Season Awards

Most Valuable Pokémon:
Tapu Lele (CAN)
Runners Up:
Lopunny (OLI), Ferrothorn (SNO)

First-Class Finisher (Most KOs):
Tapu Lele (CAN) – 18
Runners-Up:
Lopunny (OLI) – 12, Mew (OLI) – 11

Helping Hand (Most Assists):
Donphan (PEW) – 13
Runners-Up:
Ferrothorn (SNO) – 12, Forretress (CAN) – 10

Efficiency Expert (Highest KFA Ratio):
Metagross (CAN) – PERFECT KFA
Runners-Up:
Tyranitar (CAN) – 5.50, Tapu Lele (CAN) – 4.75

All-Star Team

Tapu Lele (CAN)
Lopunny (OLI)
Mew (OLI)
Ferrothorn (SNO)
Metagross (CAN)
Muk (LAV)

Playoff MVP:
Heliolisk (BLA)

ION Pokémon League: Weeks of 11/6/2017 & 11/13/2017 & Absolute Assault 2017

IPL

The ION Pokémon League is an ongoing Wi-Fi battling competition on Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. For details and to join, click here.

Make-Up Battle from 10/30/2017

AJ vs. Ruppy

Week of 11/6/2017

Challenger Cup Final

Zero vs. Krasare

Kira vs. Ruppy

Week of 11/13/2017

Challenger Cup Cash-In IPL World Championship Match, Best of 3

Zero (Challenger) vs. Kevorn (Champion)

Battle 1

Battle 2

Battle 3

Krasare vs. Draexzhan

AJ vs. Ruppy

Absolute Assault 2017

Kevorn vs. Kira

AJ vs. Ruppy

IPL World Championship Match, Best of 3

Krasare (Challenger) vs. Zero (Champion)

Battle 1

Battle 2

Battle 3

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Zero

Trainer – Points

Ruppy – 32
AJ – 22
Draexzhan – 12
Kira – 10
Kevorn – 6
Alexander – 4
Krasare – 0

This Week:

Ruppy vs. Kira
AJ vs. Zero
Alexander vs. Kevorn
Draexzhan vs. Krasare

Grand Pokémon League: Fall 2017 Semifinals

grandpokemonleague

The Grand Pokémon League is a seasonal draft/franchise style Wi-Fi battling competition on Pokémon Sun & Moon. For details and to join in for the next season, click here. For all of the current standings and statistics for the current season of the GPL, click here.

Canalave Geologists vs. Black City Shoguns

Olivine Beacons vs. Snowpoint Avalanches

With two hard-fought semifinal battles in the books, we are full speed ahead to the Finals to crown the GPL Fall 2017 Grand Champions! The Shoguns scored an upset over the Geologists, who had a near perfect regular season, to punch their ticket to the Finals in their first season in the GPL. After strong regular season performances in each of the last 3 season, followed by playoff disappointment, the Beacons fought their way to their first GPL Final as well. Next week, it’s the Shoguns against the Beacons in a best of three series to determine the next GPL Grand Champions!