Smogon VGC x Smogon Wi-Fi Official Cartridge Tournaments

First off, a huge thanks to Smogon Wi-Fi, particularly shiny finder, for allowing me to run this in collaboration with their community. Here's to many more!

It's finally time for the last series of tournaments in the Smogon VGC Circuit - Cartridge Tournaments! Originally we had planned to run these as a traditional Swiss-style tournament with a second day top cut, but we've decided that friendly competitions would be more appropriate. For those unaware, a friendly competition is similar to the monthly wifi competitions in that you simply queue up in and play as many (up to the cap) or as little opponents as you'd like for a dedicated period of time. The length for friendly competitions is 3 hours with a cap of 15 games played.

Format and Schedule

The format for these tournaments will be VGC Series 11. If you're unfamiliar with what this ruleset entails, click the hide tag below for information.

Series 11 rules permit any Pokemon available in Sword and Shield except for the following:
  • Mew
  • Celebi
  • Jirachi
  • Victini
  • Genesect
  • Keldeo
  • Volcanion
  • Diancie
  • Magearna
  • Meltan
  • Melmetal
  • Zeraora
  • Zarude
However, teams may only have ONE of the following Pokemon:
  • Mewtwo
  • Ho-Oh
  • Lugia
  • Groudon
  • Kyogre
  • Rayquaza
  • Palkia
  • Dialga
  • Giratina
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Cosmog
  • Cosmoem
  • Lunala
  • Solgaleo
  • Necrozma
  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta
  • Eternatus
  • Calyrex
Notable Game Mechanics Include:
  • Pokemon may Dynamax
  • Battles are bring 6, pick 4 Pokemon, with 90 seconds for team preview
  • Games have a 20 minute max timer. A tiebreaker will be performed at the end of the match to determine a winner if both players fail to KO all 4 of their opponent's Pokemon in the 20 minute time frame.
  • Level 50 double battles

We'll be running three friendly competitions at the following times:

Friday November 5 from 2 PM to 5 PM GMT-4

Saturday November 13 from 5 PM to 8 PM GMT -5 (note time change)

Sunday November 14 from 2 PM to 5 PM GMT -5 (note time change)

to make it fair for all timezones, only your two best finishes will reward points for the Smogon VGC circuit.


All tournaments will reward the base points for the Smogon VGC circuit, which are as follows
1st - 75
2nd - 50
3-4 - 35
5-8 - 25
9-16 - 20
17-32 - 15
33-64 - 10
Additionally, all tournaments will offer a $10 Amazon gift card to the winner, courtesy of zeefable as well as various other prizes to be announced.

How to Join

One week out from the event, we'll post the code to join the competition in this thread and have it announced in the Smogon VGC and Smogon Wi-Fi discords as well. You can confirm your signup in this thread by posting your In-Game Name!

That's all for now, this thread will be left open to answer any questions. Looking forward to it!

Q. Can I use different teams for different competitions?
A. Yes! You will be required to use the same team for one competition, but are free to swap teams from one competition to the next

Q. I can only play in one tournament / Can I play in all three tournaments?
A. You don't have to play in all three tournaments, but you can if you'd like! Do remember that only your 2 best finishes will reward points for the Smogon VGC Circuit, however.
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Here's the link to join the first competition!

To signup:
  1. Access the VS from the in-game menu (X button)
  2. Select Battle Stadium
  3. Select Online Competitions
  4. Choose Enter an ID
  5. Enter the code in the image below
The above process is done to signup for the competition, and thus should be done before the competition starts.



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Codes for the upcoming Saturday and Sunday tournaments! Top 8 will get points for the Smogon VGC Circuit and the winner of each tournament will be gifted a $10 Amazon Gift Card


Saturday's code is above


Sunday's code is above

Reminder on how to join friendly competitions:
  1. Access the VS from the in-game menu (X button)
  2. Select Battle Stadium
  3. Select Online Competitions
  4. Choose Enter an ID
  5. Enter the code in the images above

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