The ZeldaInformer Pokémon League

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Welcome!
Thank you for showing interest in the ZeldaInformer Pokémon League! It is an attempt by a bunch of joint-Zelda-and-Pokémon-fans at www.zeldainformer.com to create a real life experience somewhere in the realm of similarity to its in-game counterpart. So without much further ado, may I cordially invite you all to the ZeldaInformer Pokémon League! RZ

Practical Rules
Just as the leagues in the videogames and the anime, the ZeldaInformer League is separated into two sections: • • Eight Gym Leader Battles The Elite Championship

First let’s look at what makes up the Gym Leader section of the League.

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Gym Leaders
There are eight Leaders in the ZeldaInformer League, just waiting to be challenged for their exclusive ZeldaInformer League Gym Badges. Just as in the games, the Gym Leaders have to be faced in a certain order, however there is some leeway. Basically, we suggest that you challenge the Gyms in numerical order, but if you are stuck, or really want to change Gyms, then you can under the following circumstances: • • • • • The first Gym Leader must be defeated before any others may be challenged. Upon gaining of your first badge, Gym Leaders two and three become available to be challenged in either order. Upon gaining of your second badge, the fourth Gym leader becomes available for challenge in addition to those already available. Upon gaining four badges, Gym Leaders five, six and seven become available. These may be faced in any order. When all other leaders have been defeated and their badges gained, the eighth Gym Leader will become available for battle.

Each Gym Leader has its own theme, which may be an elemental type, a keyword, etc. and may only be battled at certain times each week, much like the Gym Leader rematches in HeartGold and SoulSilver (times will be given in GMT), and will be in the Wi-Fi Club Room during this time unless otherwise stated on the ZeldaInformer homepage. A Gym Leader is only obligated to battle each challenger once per time-slot. Players may request rematches if they lose, but it is up to the individual Gym Leader whether or not to accept. If a challenger is unable for whatever reason to make any of the times listed, a Private Message may be sent directly to the Gym Leader in question requesting a different time. It is at the Gym Leader’s discretion whether or not to arrange a new time, and their decision is final. If you believe you are being treated unfairly in this regard, please PM the coordinator, River Zora, explaining your situation.

Elite Championship

The first player to gain every ZeldaInformer League Gym Badge becomes ‘Champion’. Any time another player gains the eight badges, they must challenge the reigning Champion to a battle of the existing Champion’s choice of style. This battle will be arranged between the Champion and the challenger in question, but its happening and result must be made known to the coordinator, River Zora via Private Message.

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Gym Leader Database
1 – ERROR, master of ERROR Pokémon
Guards: The ERROR Badge Battle Style: ERROR Available: 9 in the Afternoon on Splurdsdays

Friend Code: ERROR Username: I AM ERROR

Message from Error: I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR.

2 – ERROR, master of ERROR Pokémon
Guards: The ERROR Badge Battle Style: ERROR Available: 9 in the Afternoon on Splurdsdays

Friend Code: ERROR Username: I AM ERROR

Message from Error: I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR. I AM ERROR.

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3 – Kayla, master of Dragon Pokémon
Guards: The Dragoon Badge Battle Style: Single Available: ---------

Friend Code: --------Username: Houka

Message from Kayla: -----------------------

4 – Tomash, master of Ice Pokémon
Guards: The Polar Badge Battle Style: Single Available: ---------

Friend Code: --------Username: sweet-devil

Message from Tomash: ---------

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5 – Taylor, master of Fire Pokémon
Guards: The Flare Badge Battle Style: Single Available: ---------

Friend Code: 2149 2930 7641 Username: Zero of the Triforce

Message from Taylor: ---------

6 – River Z, master of Water Pokémon
Guards: The Zora Badge Battle Style: Double Available: Tuesday, all day

Friend Code: 1935 3354 6532 Username: River Zora

Message from River Z: I’m the one who started all this hoo hah! I’ve been playing Pokémon since Red Version, and now more than a decade on I consider myself pretty good. Not as good as those who lock themselves in EV battles for 12 hours a day, but still hopefully a challenge for the average player, and maybe some above average players too! I’m mainly a collector, not a battler, and pride myself on my Pokédex ever nearing completion, as well as my complete TM and Berry collections. Oh, and I thought I’d mix things up a bit by throwing in a double battle to deal with! Look forward to seeing you.

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7 – Viral, master of Psychic Pokémon
Guards: The Mind Badge Battle Style: Single Available: ---------

Friend Code: --------Username: Viral

Message from Viral: ---------

8 – Swift, master of Speed Pokémon
Guards: The Agility Badge Battle Style: Single Available: ---------

Friend Code: --------Username: AShadowLink

Message from Swift: ---------

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Technical Rules
Pre-Qualifications
Players may use Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver Version Game Cards. Game cards of any region are accepted to compete regardless of where the player is situated. Players must have a registered user account on the ZeldaInformer/VGRC Forums.

Registering
All League registration will be handled by Private Message to River Zora via the ZeldaInformer/VGRC Forums. Each player is required to fill out a Team Information Sheet (attached) and send via PM:

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Battle Rules

Each player must send their Trainer ID, in-game name, real world name (this may be fictional if you want your identity to remain hidden, but must be separate from your in-game name), forum username and most importantly, Friend Code. Each player must enter up to 10 Pokémon on his or her Team Information Sheet. See the Ineligible and Restricted Pokémon lists below for more information on which Pokémon are eligible for the tournament. Each player must enter 0-10 held items on his or her Team Information Sheet. Players may only use Pokémon and held items listed on their Team Information Sheet during the tournament. The Pokémon and held items listed on a player's Team Information Sheet may not be changed once the player has registered for the event. Players may change which held item a Pokémon is using between matches so long as both the Pokémon and the held item are listed on the player's Team Information Sheet. All other information on the form is optional.

Each match is played using the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club, found in the basement of the Pokémon Center in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver Versions. For each battle the player must choose up to six of his or her ten registered Pokémon and may equip them with any of their registered items in any combination. This combination is hidden from the Gym Leader prior to battle. The Battle Type may be single or double depending on the Gym Leader being challeneged. Check the ZeldaInformer League Guide (attached) for the Gym Leaders and their battle styles. Each Gym Leader and challenger must adhere to the following additional rules.

The Wi-Fi Battle rules have an auto-level feature, and ZeldaInformer League battles will set all Pokémon taking part to level 50 for the duration of the battle with the following parameters: o Each Pokémon retains all of the moves that it knew before being autoleveled o Pokémon that evolve after level 50 do not devolve when auto-leveled o The Pokémon's stats are adjusted to what its level 50 stats would be

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A player's team may not contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number. A player’s team must have no more than two Pokémon from the restricted list (see below) Each Pokémon on a player's team may use held items, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item during battle. Allowed items include held items from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions as well as from earlier video games, including Berries 1-64. The Soul Dew item may not be used. Players may not enter two Pokémon with the same nickname. Players may not enter a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon character (for example, a Charizard nicknamed "Cleffa").

Pokémon Restrictions
Players may use Pokémon found in the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver Versions’ National Pokédex, from 001 to 493, including those Pokémon imported from earlier video games, with the exception of the Pokémon listed below.

Ineligible Pokémon
The following Pokémon are not eligible for use in the tournament: 151 - Mew 251 - Celebi 385 - Jirachi 386 - Deoxys 489 - Phione 490 - Manaphy 491 - Darkrai 492 - Shaymin 493 - Arceus

Restricted Pokémon
During battle, a player's team of Pokémon may not have more than two Pokémon from the list below. A player's Team Information Sheet may contain up to four Pokémon from the list below, as long as four non-restricted Pokémon are also listed on the sheet: 150 - Mewtwo 249 - Lugia 250 - Ho-Oh 382 - Kyogre 383 - Groudon 483 - Dialga 484 - Palkia 487 - Giratina Page 8 of 10

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Move Restrictions
Pokémon may only use moves (including those learned in an earlier video game) that have been learned through one of the following methods:
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Other Information

By leveling up By TM or HM As an Egg move, through breeding From a Move Tutor Already learned by a Pokémon that was received at an official Pokémon event or promotion Already learned by a Pokémon that was received from another Pokémon game (such as the Pikachu that knows Surf from Pokémon Battle Revolution) By Smeargle's "Sketch" move (limited to the above moves learned by Pokémon from 001 to 493)

The use of external devices to alter the Pokémon in a player's party is expressly forbidden. The ZeldaInformer League is here to reward hard work and good strategy, not knowledge of code. A player should notify the staff immediately if he or she believes that there is a problem with an opponent's Pokémon. The decision whether or not to ban a player on suspicion of illegally obtained Pokémon is down to the joint decision of the Gym Leaders. This decision is final. Banned players have all of their badges stripped from them, and may not attempt the challenge again for four weeks.

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Registration Form:
*Real Name: *In-Game Name: *Trainer ID: *Friend Code: Gender: Country:

Date of Birth:

* Pokémon to be registered: 1. 6. 2 7. 3. 8. 4. 9. 5. 10.

*Items to be registered: 1. 6. 2 7. 3. 8. 4. 9. 5. 10.

How did you hear about the ZeldaInformer Pokémon League?

Please either attach this page to or copy this page into a private message to River Zora. www.zeldainformer.com

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