The Wi-Fi League Basics
PLAYING THE GAME - THE BASICS
Choosing Your Starter
Upon starting the game, you will pick one Pokemon to be your starter Pokemon. You may choose only lowest-form Pokemon that are able to evolve (no Delibird, Stantler etc.). The Pokemon must be at level 25 or lower to start. For more information on choosing your starter Pokemon, check the League Registrations thread.
The following Pokemon are not eligible to be chosen as starters:
Onix, Lickitung, Tangela, Scyther, Porygon, Omanyte, Kabuto, Dratini, Aipom, Yanma, Murkrow, Misdreavus, Gligar, Sneasel, Larvitar, Nosepass, Lileep, Anorith, Wynaut, Bagon, Beldum, Shieldon, Cranidos, Gible, Munchlax, Riolu, Tirtouga, Archen, Axew, Deino, Larvesta
Remember, we want you to start from the beginning in this game - not use the Pokemon you've already trained. Once you've picked this Pokemon, it cannot be changed unless you start over completely, so choose wisely.
As always, hacked/semi-legit/PokeSAV etc. Pokemon are not allowed. If you think it might not be completely legit, then don't use it! Anyone breaking this rule will be banned from the league.
Training Your Pokemon and Allowed Moves
Train your Pokemon in your Black or White game so that itís ready to battle. You may train your Pokemon as much as you like and teach it any level up moves you like. Egg Moves and Dream World moves are also allowed. Move Tutor moves are not allowed. You may only teach your Pokemon TMs, HMs or Move Tutor moves once you purchase or find them in the Wi-Fi League itself. You may not evolve your Pokemon until you have the required amount of stars and battles.
Starter Pokemon are allowed to start with their Dream World abilities, if you wish. All other Pokemon must have the ability purchased from a Dream Center.
As the PE2K Wi-Fi League is a casual playing environment, we do not allow Pokemon that have been specifically IV bred/EV trained. The Wi-Fi League is a lot more than just battling and we encourage people to use their favourite Pokemon. The definitions of EV training and IV breeding for the purposes of the WFL are below. If there is any suspicion about your Pokemon, an official may request to check it at any time.
EV Training: The method of deliberately training a Pokemon so that it gains effort points in a way that is deemed advantageous, usually by battling specific Pokemon or using specific items.The three main battle levels in the Wi-Fi League are level 25, level 50 and level 75. You should keep your Pokemon at one of these levels so that you can find battles more easily. As you progress, it is a good idea to have some Pokemon at each level so that you can battle against any other trainer. If your Pokemon evolves before level 25, it is suggested to level it up to level 24 so you may evolve it later and still keep it in the level 25 bracket.
IV Breeding: The method of deliberately breeding Pokemon so that their IVs are unnaturally high or geared so that the Pokemon has an advantage over another Pokemon.
Once your Pokemon participates in a battle, you MUST keep using that same exact Pokemon in the League. You may NOT swap it out for a different Pokemon of the same species.
It costs 5 stars to evolve a Pokemon to its first stage and 10 stars to evolve a Pokemon to its final stage. If your Pokemon requires a special item/method to evolve, you will have to find or purchase the corresponding item before you can evolve your Pokemon.
A Pokemon must also have battle experience to evolve. Pokemon which evolve twice must have participated in at least 20 battles to evolve to its first form and at least 50 battles to evolve to its final form. Pokemon which only evolve once require 30 battles to evolve to their final form. When youíre ready to evolve a Pokemon, post in the Evolution Thread. Note that you should keep track of which Pokemon participates in each battle in your battle log. If it isn't clear that your Pokemon has completed the required number of battles, your evolution request will not be approved.
A Pokemon receives battle experience if a Pokemon is sent out into battle. This does not include Pokemon that are merely brought to the Pokemon Wi-Fi Club in your party - they must actually be sent out in battle to receive the battle experience. For example, the Pokemon in my party that I bring to the Wi-Fi Club are Bulbasaur, Sunkern, Charmander and Squirtle. If I select my Sunkern and Bulbasaur to battle, but I win the battle only using my Bulbasaur, then my Sunkern does not gain any battle experience. Charmander and Squirtle also do not gain any battle experience because they did not actually participate. If you want all of your selected Pokemon to have that battle counted for them, try having a double, triple or rotation battle OR switch your Pokemon out during battle.
Since Pokemon require battles to evolve, if you wish to have evolved Pokemon at level 25 you should raise the Pokemon to level 24, complete the required number of battles and then raise it one level and allow it to evolve. The same can be done at level 49/50.
Adding Pokemon to Your Team
Pokemon may be obtained in a number of different ways:
*Purchasing a Pokemon from the Ranch: You may purchase a range of Pokemon here, prices vary.
*Completing a task/winning a contest: Various events will be taking place that may give out Pokemon as prizes.
*Trading: You may trade your WiFi League Pokemon with other WiFi League players. You may NOT trade your starters.
*Catching wild Pokemon: When travelling through the Celestia region, you may come across wild Pokemon which you can catch. Donít forget to bring Pokeballs!
When adding a Pokemon to your team, the Pokemon must be below level 25.
Battling Other Trainers
You may battle anyone who is participating in the PE2K Wi-Fi League. All battles will take place over Wi-Fi and both players must agree on the rules. The default rule is Single Flat Battle:
*Pokemon above level 50 are scaled down to level 50
*Pokemon under level 50 remain at their actual level
*3 Pokemon are chosen for battle
The three main battle levels in the Wi-Fi League are level 25, level 50 and level 75. Make sure you indicate what level battle you would like when challenging other trainers. It is also in your best interest to keep your Pokemon at one of these particular levels in order to find battles more easily.
You may not battle the same person more than 5 times per day.
No held items are allowed in battle.
The winner of a battle receives 3 stars and the loser receives 2 stars. In the event of a draw, both players receive 2 stars.
If you battle someone in the same area as you in Celestia, you receive 4 stars for winning and 3 for losing.
Here are some optional rules you may want to include for your battle.
Double Battle: Two Pokemon take the field at a time.
Triple Battle: Three Pokemon take the field at a time.
Sleep Clause: You may not put more than one of your opponentís Pokemon to sleep at a time.
OHKO Clause: No OHKO moves may be used (eg. Fissure, Guillotine, Sheer Cold)
Evasion Clause: No moves which only increase evasion may be used (eg. Double Team).
Species Clause: Cannot have more than one Pokemon of the same species on a team.
Level 25: Pokemon must be at level 25 or lower.
Evolution battle: Only unevolved Pokemon may be used in battle.
Level 50: Pokemon must be at level 50 or lower.
Open Level: Pokemon may be at any level. Keep in mind levels are NOT scaled and Pokemon will be at their actual in-game level when battling.
Note: You may add any additional rules you like as long as both players agree.
Battling in a Gym
Your goal is to make it to the Pokemon League! You may challenge a Gym Leader whenever youíre ready, but you must currently be in the same town as the Gym. Gym Leaders must be extremely active and accept as many challenges as possible to give everyone a chance to battle. If a Gym Leader constantly turns down your challenges, then you can notify an official and that Gym Leader may lose their gym.
There will be 8 Gyms to start with, but more may be added in future. Each Gym Leader may set their own rules for their Gym so make sure you have the appropriate Pokemon to battle them with before challenging them. The Gyms in the Celestia region are dual-types. You may battle the Gyms in any order and skip gyms and come back later if you wish.
Because of the restraints of BW Wi-Fi, the Gyms are all set at certain levels. The first two Gyms are set at level 25, which means you cannot battle them with Pokemon above this level.
Similarly, the next four gyms are set at level 50 and the last two are set at level 75 (or flat battle at level 50).
If you win a Gym Battle, you will be awarded with 10 stars, losers receive 2 stars. Gym Leaders receive 3 stars for winning a battle and 2 stars for losing. You will also receive the badge offered by that gym. Finally, if you are in the same city as the Gym Leader, you will receive a TM.
If you lose a Gym Battle, you may not rechallenge that Gym until at least 24 hours have passed.
Once you have beaten a Gym Leader, you may rechallenge them no more than once a week. Gym Leaders should give preference to trainers who have not yet beaten the Gym and may therefore deny these additional challenges. If you win an additional challenge, you will receive 5 stars for winning and 2 for losing.
Using & Earning Stars
Stars are the currency of the PE2K Wi-Fi League. There are a number of ways to obtain stars:
*Beat a trainer in battle: Earn 4 stars if in same location, otherwise 3 stars
*Lose to a trainer/Gym Leader in battle: Earn 3 stars if in same location, otherwise 2 stars
*Draw with a trainer in battle: Earn 3 stars if in same location, otherwise 2 stars
*Beat a Gym Leader: Earn 10 stars on first win, otherwise 5 stars
*Complete a task, join/win an event/tournament: Prizes vary
Stars are used for the following:
*Evolving a Pokemon: Cost varies
*Purchasing a Pokemon from the Pokemon Ranch: Cost varies
*Purchasing items: Cost varies
*Placing Pokemon in Day Care: Cost varies
*Purchasing Dream World abilities: 15 stars
Registering as a Trainer and Trainer Records
In order to join the PE2K WiFi League you must register to receive your trainerís license! Post in the Wi-Fi League Registrations thread indicating which Pokemon you have chosen as your starters.
Once you've been approved, make a new thread in the Trainer Records board. The following information must be included and updated as you play. You may include any addition information you like.
You must keep a detailed log of all your battles including the date and which Pokemon were used. You should also keep track of your movements around the Celestia region.
- BW in-game name
- Friend Code
- Starter Pokemon
- Number of stars
- Stars spent
- Current location in Celestia
- Battle log
- Journey log
This information must be kept up to date. For more information on creating your Trainer Record and an example of a good record, check the Hall of Records thread.
Becoming a Gym Leader
Gym Leaders may have up to 8 Pokemon of their Gymís type to alternate between. They may use any Pokemon besides legendaries that match the theme of their Gym. These Pokemon may be pre-trained and do not have to be obtained through the Wi-Fi League. They can only be used for Gym Battles and are completely separate to your PE2K Wi-Fi League Pokemon. Similarly, if you are both a Gym Leader and a trainer, the Gym Leader may have a different persona to the trainer and interact with other people in Celestia as a different character.
Gyms will be kept track of in the PE2K League Official Gyms thread. Any Gyms that are listed as open in that thread may be applied for.
As well as standard types, Gyms will have a variety of different battle styles and rules in order to make battling more fun. Each Gym Leader may choose their own Gym rules and these will be approved by an official when applying for a Gym.
All Gym Leaders must keep track of their battles and win/loss record. Gym Leaders should have their own thread in the Official Gyms board, which contains at least the following information in the first post:
Gym Leaders automatically get a copy of their own badge while they own the gym, however, your own badge does not count towards your total number of badges (used when catching wild Pokemon and obtaining HMs) until you collect the 7 other badges in the league.
- BW in-game name
- Friend Code
- Gym Type
- Gym Location
- Badge Given
- Battle Rules
- Battle Record
- Certified Trainers
Gym Leaders automatically get to keep a copy of their Gym TM once they are up to that Gym. For example, the leader ofthe Apollo City Gym (6th Gym) would need to obtain 5 badges not including their own before they can have a free copy of Wild Charge, the Gym TM.
A number of different items are used in the league. These items may be purchased from PokeMarts or found while travelling around Celestia. The items are listed below. Please note that held items are not used in the league and are not allowed in battle.
Used to catch wild Pokemon. PokeBalls can be purchased from PokeMarts. Each ball has a slightly different catch rate for different Pokemon.
This pass allows you to evolve your Pokemon without paying the star requirement or having to complete any battles. One use item.
Evolution items can be purchased in PokeMarts or found around Celestia. They are used to evolve certain Pokemon.
TMs are used to teach moves to a Pokemon. Once you have obtained a TM in the Wi-Fi League, you may teach it to as many Pokemon as you like. The TM is reusable and will not break.
HMs can only be found around the Celestia Region and each requires a certain number of badges to use. Each HM has special rules for moving around the map and allows access to different areas. In addition to their 4 moves, each Pokemon in the Wi-Fi League has 2 special HM Slots, which can be used to teach them a maximum of 2 different HMs. HMs cannot be overwritten from these slots without the use of a Move Deleter.
Tournaments & Events
Every so often, a Pokemon Tournament or Event will take place giving you the chance to win Pokemon or stars. Events may include art contests, trivia or other tasks. Current events will have threads in the PE2K Wi-Fi League board.
Double Star Saturday
Every other Saturday, trainers will get DOUBLE the stars for battling! If you're in the same location, you can earn a whopping 8 STARS for a win! You personally earn double stars for battling during Saturday in your own time zone. The time zone of your opponent (and whether or not it is Saturday there) doesn't matter.
Win: 8 Stars
Loss: 6 Stars
Win: 6 Stars
Loss: 4 Stars
Leaders & Officials
Wi-Fi League Leaders
Pokemon Trainer Sarah
Wi-Fi League Officials
Questions & Suggestions
The PE2K Wi-Fi League is a brand new PE2K-only game. This means that we are still working things out and are open to any suggestions which will improve it and make it more fun for everyone! If you have any suggestions please feel free to post in the General Chat, Help & Questions thread or contact Pokemon Trainer Sarah or Teo directly.
If you have any questions about the rules of the game, how to play or how to get started, please post in the General Chat, Help & Questions thread and we'll be happy to help you out!
Last edited by Kaoru; 01-12-2013 at 03:56 AM.