Grand Pokémon League – Last Week to Register for Fall 2017 Season

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Our franchise Pokémon league, the Grand Pokémon League is gearing up for the Fall 2017 season! This week is your last chance to register to be an expansion team for the fall season. The deadline is this coming Sunday, August 20th.

For those unfamiliar with the GPL, here’s a quick rundown of what it is:

You create your own franchise to compete. You pick your team name based in a city/town in the Pokémon universe, colors, and logo (We have people who will help you with a logo design if you aren’t artistic.) and your franchise will be off an running.

From there, you’ll need to fill out your roster of 10 Pokémon. The catch though is that no Pokémon can appear on more than one roster. And you can have Pokémon on your roster for up to 3 GPL seasons. So, if you have Venusaur on your roster, only you can use it. But how does that work when there are established teams who might already have all of your favorite Pokémon?

The first part of the preparations for the next season of the GPL is the Expansion Draft. New teams will have the opportunity to pluck a few Pokémon off of the existing teams’ rosters to get them going. From there, all teams will take part in the Free Agent Bidding process to round out their rosters for the new season.

Once the season kicks off, each team will have one battle a week against a scheduled opponent with the goal of qualifying for the playoffs and having a chance to compete for the Grand Championship. The winning trainer earns a championship t-shirt with his/her team’s logo on it.

That covers the basics of how the Grand Pokémon League works. Interested in jumping in? Head on over to the GPL thread on the ION Game Corner forum and get yourself registered for the Fall 2017 season and be sure to do it before the end of this coming Sunday. The road to the Fall 2017 Grand Championship starts next Monday!

ION Pokémon League: Week of 7/17/2017

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

Glitch vs. Ruppy

Fryday vs. Alexander

Kira vs. Howler

Krasare vs. Kevorn

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Alexander

Trainer – Points

Howler – 44
Kira – 24
Kevorn – 24
Fryday – 20
Ruppy – 16
Krasare – 6
Glitch – 0

This Week:

Relentless Rumble 2017

Glitch vs. Krasare
Ruppy vs. Fryday
Kevorn vs. Kira

IPL World Championship Match, Best of 3:
Howler (Challenger) vs. Alexander (Champion)

ION Pokémon League: Colossal Clash 2017 & Weeks 6/26/2017 – 7/10/2017

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

Colossal Clash 2017

Krasare vs. Ruppy

Krasare vs. Fryday

Ruppy vs. Fryday

Kevorn vs. Kira

IPL World Championship Match, Best of 3

Alexander (Challenger) vs. Zero (Champion)

Battle 1

Battle 2

Battle 3

Week of 6/26/2017

Krasare vs. Howler

Fryday vs. Kira

Kevorn vs. Ruppy

Krasare vs. Alexander

Week of 7/3/2017

Krasare vs. Kira

Kevorn vs. Howler

Glitch vs. Alexander

Ruppy vs. Fryday

Week of 7/10/2017

Alexander vs. Krasare

Ruppy vs. Kira

Kevorn vs. Glitch

Howler vs. Fryday

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Alexander

Trainer – Points

Howler – 42
Kira – 24
Kevorn – 22
Fryday – 18
Ruppy – 14
Krasare – 6
Glitch – 0

This Week:

Glitch vs. Ruppy
Fryday vs. Alexander
Kira vs. Howler
Krasare vs. Kevorn

ION Pokémon League: Weeks of 6/5/2017 & 6/12/2017

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

Week of 6/5/2017

Fryday vs. Kira

Custos vs. Howler

Alexander vs. Krasare

Krasare vs. Zero

Week of 6/12/2017

Kevorn vs. Alexander

Zero vs. Kira

Howler vs. Fryday

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Zero

Trainer – Points

Alexander – 36
Howler – 34
Custos – 20
Kira – 18
Fryday – 16
Kevorn – 16
Krasare – 4

This Week:

Colossal Clash 2017

Triangle Match:
Krasare vs. Ruppy vs. Fryday

Kevorn vs. Kira
Custos vs. Howler

IPL World Championship Match, Best of 3:
Alexander (Challenger) vs. Zero (Champion)

Grand Pokémon League: Spring 2017 Playoffs & 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.

Spring 2017 Playoffs

Semifinals

Canalave Geologists vs. Olivine Beacons

Anistar Aura vs. Snowpoint Avalanches

Finals

Canalave Geologists vs. Anistar Aura

Battle 1

Battle 2

Season Awards

Most Valuable Pokémon:
Ferrothorn (SNO)
Runners Up:
Garchomp (OLI), Heliolisk (ANI)

First-Class Finisher (Most KOs):
Garchomp (OLI) – 12
Runners-Up:
Heliolisk (ANI) – 11, Tapu Lele (CAN) – 11

Helping Hand (Most Assists):
Ferrothorn (SNO) – 20
Runners-Up:
Hippowdon (SNO) – 13, Swampert (ANI) – 13

Efficiency Expert (Highest KFA Ratio):
Ferrothorn (SNO) – 8.00, Hippowdon (SNO) – 8.00
Runners-Up:
Excadrill – 6.00, Garchomp (OLI) – 4.67

All-Star Team

Ferrothorn (SNO)
Garchomp (OLI)
Hippowdon (SNO)
Heliolisk (ANI)
Tapu Lele (CAN)
Kabutops (PEW)

Playoff MVP:
Tapu Lele (CAN)

Next Season

The Fall 2017 season will be kicking off on September 4th. New teams may register for the league up until July 31st and then the off-season roster building begins!

 

ION Pokémon League: Week of 5/29/2017

IPL

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

Kira vs. Alexander

Custos vs. Kevorn

Krasare vs. Fryday

Howler vs. Zero

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Zero

Trainer – Points

Alexander – 36
Howler – 30
Custos – 18
Kira – 18
Fryday – 10
Kevorn – 10
Krasare – 2
Sandverse – 0

This Week:

Fryday vs. Kira
Custos vs. Howler
Kevorn vs. Sandverse
Alexander vs. Krasare

Champion Bonus Battle:
Krasare vs. Zero

ION Pokémon League: Week of 5/15/2017 & Burning Brawl 2017

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

Week of 5/15/2017

Kevorn vs. Custos

Krasare vs. Howler

Sandverse vs. Alexander

Burning Brawl 2017

The decision was made by the IPL championship committee to temporarily retire the IPL Interregional Championship. Krasare, the current IPL Interregional Champion would be granted his guaranteed shot at the IPL World Champion as he would if he had cashed in the championship. That sets the stage for the main event of Burning Brawl as Krasare takes on Zero for the IPL World Championship. Find out who emerged victorious in that match, as well as all of the other battles from Burning Brawl 2017!

Kevorn vs. Fryday

Custos vs. Kira

Howler vs. Alexander

IPL World Championship Match, Best of 3

Krasare (Challenger) vs. Zero (Champion)

Battle 1

Battle 2

Current Rankings:

IPL World Champion: Zero

Trainer – Points

Alexander – 36
Howler – 28
Custos – 18
Kira – 16
Fryday – 10
Kevorn – 8
Sandverse – 0
Krasare – 0

This Week:

Kira vs. Alexander
Howler vs. Sandverse
Custos vs. Kevorn
Krasare vs. Fryday

Champion Bonus Battle:
Howler vs. Zero