Philadelphia Pokemon

Pokemon Video Game tournaments

Premier Video Game events (Premier Challenge Sceptile Series)

Get ready for the Lancaster Video Game Regionals (October 11, 2015)

Championship Series events will use Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 

These events will award Championship points. 

VG Premier Challenge Wilmington DE   
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Registration Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 pm, Play to start by 10:45am
Alternate Universes Wilmington

Talleyville Shopping Center, 3615A Silverside Road, Wilmington Delaware 19810  302-482-3480 

VG Premier Challenge Blue Bell PA   
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Registration Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 pm, Play to start by 11:45am
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

1530 Dekalb Pike #5, Blue Bell, PA  19422  610 277-7215

Cost: $5 for Juniors and Seniors, $10 for Masters 


Swiss rounds (single games) with a top cut (playing best two of three games).

Bring your game cartridge and your Nintendo 3DS. 

Format is Double Team Battles. Swiss pairings. We will have a 
team list form for you to complete when you register. 

New players are welcome. 

Game Cartridge to use

You must use a Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire game cartridge.  

Team lists are required. Click the link below for a printable team list - be prepared and bring a team list with you. Blank team lists will be available at the event.

Note: Hack checks will be performed throughout the event.  Please be sure that you have applied the latest updates for your system and game.

Prizes: based on attendance, Play! Points: 2

Championship Point Distribution: (non-Elevated)

Best Finish Limit: 6 

  • 1st wins 30 Championship Points
  • 2nd wins 20 Championship Points
  • 3–4 each win 14 Championship Points  (kicker -8)
  • 5–8 each win 8 Championship Points (Kicker - 16 players)
  • 9–12 each win 2 Championship Points (Kicker - 32 players)
  • (40 Players & above uses Elevated Championship schedule)

The kicker means that this is the number of players that need to be playing in the age group for the championship points to be awarded.

Championship Point Distribution: (Elevated: 40 or more players)

Best Finish Limit: 6 

  • 1st wins 30 Championship Points
  • 2nd wins 27 Championship Points
  • 3–4 each win 24 Championship Points  
  • 5–8 each win 21 Championship Points 
  • 9–16 each win 18 Championship Points 
  • 17-32 each win 12 Championship Points (Kicker - 64 players)
  • 33-64 each win 6 Championship Points (Kicker - 128 Players)
  • 65-128 each win 4 Championship Points (Kicker - 256 Players)

The kicker means that this is the number of players that need to be playing in the age group for the championship points to be awarded.

Have your team ready

Format: The Modified format is the standard tournament format for PLAY! Pokémon video game events. Details will be posted here and on 

All sanctioned Pokémon video game tournaments require players to assemble a team of Pokémon, with items, prior to the start of the event.

Battle Box Team Registration

Before the first round of a tournament, Battle Box team registration will occur. All players must set up their Battle Box, including all Pokémon and held items they intend to use, before they register for the tournament. 

The standard format style for all PLAY! Pokémon tournaments is Double Battle. In Double Battles, each player selects four Pokémon from his or her party of six to battle with. At the start of the battle, players send out the first two Pokémon in their party, making a total of four Pokémon on the battlefield. Game play continues until a player makes all four of his or her opponent’s Pokémon faint. 

Standard Team Construction Rules -

When building a team for a PLAY! Pokémon tournament, all players must adhere to these standard construction rules.

    • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number
    • Each Pokémon on a player’s team can hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item
    • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same nickname
    • A player’s team cannot contain a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example, an Unfezant named “Pidove”)
    • Pokémon may only use moves that have been learned through one of the following methods:
      1. By leveling up
      2. By TM or HM
      3. As an Egg move, through breeding
      4. From a character in the game
      5. A move already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion
The Standard format is the standard tournament format for Play! Pokémon Premier video game events. This format will be used at all Premier events unless specified otherwise. 
Only Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Game Cards or downloadable versions are permitted for use. 
Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–719, that are caught in the game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution 
The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team: 
  • 150 – Mewtwo 
  • 151 – Mew 
  • 249 – Lugia 
  • 250 – Ho-Oh 
  • 251 – Celebi 
  • 382 – Kyogre 
  • 383 – Groudon 
  • 384 – Rayquaza 
  • 385 – Jirachi 
  • 386 – Deoxys 
  • 483 – Dialga 
  • 484 – Palkia 
  • 487 – Giratina 
  • 489 – Phione 
  • 490 – Manaphy 
  • 491 – Darkrai 
  • 492 – Shaymin 
  • 493 – Arceus 
  • 494 – Victini 
  • 643 – Reshiram 
  • 644 – Zekrom 
  • 646 – Kyurem 
  • 647 – Keldeo
  • 648 – Meloetta 
  • 649 – Genesect 
  • 716 – Xerneas 
  • 717 – Yveltal 
  • 718 – Zygarde 
  • 719 – Diancie 
Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box. 
Pokémon are allowed to Mega Evolve. 
Pokémon may not hold the item Soul Dew. 
Pokémon above Level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration of battle. 
Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities. 
Players may use items that have been officially released via Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion
Blue Pentagon In addition to the requirements outlined above, Pokémon used in the Standard format must have a blue pentagon in the Pokémon summary screen. This indicates that the Pokémon was caught during regular gameplay, hatched from an Egg, obtained within the game, or was officially gifted in either Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

External Devices: the use of external devices to modify or create items or Pokemon in a player's party is expressly forbidden. Players found to have Pokemon or items that have been tampered with will be disqualified from competition, regardless or whether the Pokemon or items belong to that player or were traded for. POP recommends players only use Pokemon that they have raised themselves and items that they have received through normal game play. It is always the player's responsibility to have legal Pokemon and items during the competition.


At the start of each tournament, a player’s Battle Box will be checked for illegal Pokémon. Any Masters Division player who fails this check may be immediately disqualified and be unable to participate in the tournament.