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Get a Shiny Galarian Moltres! April International Challenge 2022

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The April International Challenge 2022 Online Competition for Pokemon Sword and Shield will start on April 15, 2022, and you can sign up now! Check here for April International Challenge rulesets, battle formats, available Pokemon, and the rewards - most especially the Shiny Glarian Moltres!

April International Challenge

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Duration April 15, 2022 to April 17, 2022
Registration Date March 31 - April 14, 2022
Battle Format Doubles
Match Rules Ranked Battle Series 12
Eligible Pokemon Select Pokemon from National Pokedex
Team Composition 3-6 Pokemon Team
Pokemon Level Level 1 to 100
(Automatically set to Level 50)
Battle Limits 15 Battles per day
Rewards Shiny Galarian Moltres

Pokemon Restrictions

The April International Challenge follows the same ruleset as Ranked Batte Series 12, which allows two restricted Pokemon and the use of Dynamax and Gigantamax.

Ranked Battle Series 12 Rules

Available Restricted Pokemon

Pokemon SWSH - Mewtwo ImageMewtwo Pokemon SWSH - Lugia ImageLugia Pokemon SWSH - Ho-oh ImageHo-oh
Pokemon SWSH - Kyogre ImageKyogre Pokemon SWSH - Groudon ImageGroudon Pokemon SWSH - Rayquaza ImageRayquaza
Pokemon SWSH - Dialga ImageDialga Pokemon SWSH - Palkia ImagePalkia Pokemon SWSH - Rayquaza ImageRayquaza
Pokemon SWSH - Reshiram ImageReshiram Pokemon SWSH - Zekrom ImageZekrom Pokemon SWSH - Kyurem ImageKyurem
Pokemon SWSH - Cosmog ImageCosmog Pokemon SWSH - Cosmoem ImageCosmoem Pokemon SWSH - Solgaleo ImageSolgaleo
Pokemon SWSH - Lunala ImageLunala Pokemon SWSH - Necrozma ImageNecrozma Pokemon SWSH - Zacian ImageZacian
Pokemon SWSH - Zamazenta ImageZamazenta Pokemon SWSH - Eternatus ImageEternatus Pokemon SWSH - Calyrex ImageCalyrex

April Rewards: Shiny Galarian Moltres!

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Level 70
Original Trainer Armor
Ability Berserk
Moveset Fiery Wrath Hurricane
Sucker Punch Nasty Plot

Players who participated in at least 3 matches during the April International Challenge will receive a shiny Galarian Moltres as a Mystery Gift at the end of the Online Competition.

How to Redeem Mystery Gift

1 Complete the First Event in Slumbering Weald
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The Mystery Gift feature will not be available until you complete the first event in the Slumbering Weald, which is the first time you encounter the game's legendary Pokemon.
2 Choose Mystery Gift from the Menu
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Open the game menu by pressing X, and select Mystery Gift; it has a pink present icon.
3 Select Get a Mystery Gift
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Select the first option, Get a Mystery Gift.
4 Select Receiving Method
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Choose Get Battle Stadium Rewards.
5 Choose the Mystery Gift
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Choose the Mystery Gift you want to receive.

How to Sign Up for Competitions

How to Sign Up
1 Press the X button to go to the menu.
2 Choose the Vs Option in the menu.
3 Select Battle Stadium.
4 Select Online Competition
5 Select Search Official Competition.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Related Guides

List of Online Competitions

Current Online Competition

Competition Description
Pokemon SWSH - Global Challenge 2022 Spring Online Competition.pngGlobal Challenge Spring 2020 Description:
Two Restricted Pokemon allowed in intense Double Battles!
April 15, 2022 ~ April 17, 2022

Past Online Competitions

Competition Description
Pokemon Sword and Shield - April International Challenge BannerApril International Challenge Description:
Two Restricted Pokemon allowed in intense Double Battles!
April 15, 2022 ~ April 17, 2022
Pokemon SWSH - March International Challenge.pngMarch International Challenge Description:
Two Restricted Pokemon allowed in intense Double Battles!
March 11, 2022 ~ March 13, 2022
Pokemon SWSH - February International Challenge.pngFebruary International Challenge Description:
Two Restricted Pokemon allowed in intense Double Battles!
Feb. 18, 2022 ~ Feb. 20, 2022
Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH) -Test Your Luck Online Competition.pngTest Your Luck Online Competition Description:
Test your luck with Metronome-only battles!
Dec. 23, 2021 ~ Jan. 6, 2022
Tiny Tourney Online Competition.pngTiny Tourney Onlne Competition Description:
Pokemon that are yet to evolve and are under 3'03'' take the center stage!
Dec. 10, 2021 ~ Dec. 12, 2021
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Gym Challenge Online Competition.pngGym Challenge Description:
Battle with Pokemon used by Gym Leaders!
November 12 ~ November 14, 2021
Pokemon SWSH - Spooky Cup 2021.pngSpooky Cup 2021 Description:
Doubles Battle for Spooky Pokemon!
October 15 ~ October 17, 2021
Pokemon Sword and Shield - Mythical Melee Online CompetitionMythical Melee Description:
Legendary and Mythical Pokemon Only!
September 10 ~ September 12, 2021
Same Double Beat Online Competitions.pngSame Double Beat Description:
Duplicate Pokemon and Items for Doubles Play!
August 13 ~ August 15, 2021
Pokemon SWSH - Water Paradise Online Competition Feature.pngWater Paradise Description:
A Water-type Pokemon only Online Competition!
July 16 ~ July 18, 2021
Pokemon SWSH - Fair and Square Online Competition.pngFair and Square Description:
Sub-Legandary Pokemon banned from competitive play!
June 17 ~ June 20, 2021
Upcoming Online Competitions.png2020 International Challenge Description:
Year-long Online Competitions!
February 19 ~ February 27, 2020


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