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Pokémon Asia Players Cup 2021 to be held from August 28 to September 11; winners to earn opportunity to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in London

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The official Facebook accounts for Pokémon in Asia have announced the Pokémon Asia Players Cup 2021, the first online tournament for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield over multi-regions in Asia. The tournament will be taking place from August 28 to September 11, 2021, with players from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand battling against other Trainers around Asia. Registration will begin on August 16, 2021.

Qualifiers will be held on August 28 and 29, and September 4 and 5 in each respective countries. The Grand Finale will be taking place on September 11, 2021, where the winners from each country will compete to determine the Champion.

All 8 players competing in the Grand Finale will be awarded with the invitation to Day 1 of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships that will be held in London in August 2022, a physical copy of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack and a physical copy of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The champion of the Grand Finale will receive an invitation to the Pokémon Global Exhibition held online in October, and invitation to Day 2 of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships with flights and accommodation fee.

The game rules for the tournament are as follows:
  • The game format will be a Double Battle format.
  • Players must have between four and six Pokémon.
  • Pokémon above and below Lv. 50 are permitted but will be auto-leveled to Lv. 50 during battle.
  • Players are not allowed to use duplicate Pokémon.
  • Players are not allowed to have duplicate held items.
  • The game time limit: 20 minutes
  • Team Preview: 90 seconds
  • Move time limit: 45 seconds
  • Player time (Your Time) limit: 7 minutes
  • Players may use Pokémon with the following Pokédex number, provided that the Pokémon have the Galar symbol or battle-ready symbol
    • Galar Pokédex numbers:
      • #001–397
    • Isle of Armor Pokédex numbers:
      • #001–210
    • Crown Tundra Pokédex numbers:
      • #001–209
    • National Pokédex numbers:
      • #243–245
      • #252–260
      • #380–381
      • #480–482
      • #485
      • #488
      • #638–642
      • #645
      • #722–730
      • #785–788
      • #793–799
      • #803–806


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