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The general structure of each League Conference is similar: Trainers must register for the region's Pokémon League before they earn any of the region's Badges, something which they can do at seemingly any Pokémon Center or with a Pokémon Professor, and then must win at least eight of the region's Badges in order to be able to register for the competition.
The tournament competition itself has an opening and closing ceremony, as well as a torch with the flame of Moltres or Ho-Oh that burns during the entire tournament, a reference to the real world's Olympic Games. Each tournament competition so far except the Vertress Conference has been seen to be presided over by Charles Goodshow, the president of the Pokémon League, an analogue of the International Olympic Committee president.
The day after the ceremonial torch has been lit, in some of the regional leagues the qualifying rounds begin so as to weed out Trainers who have gotten the required eight Badges, but are not yet skilled enough to continue, and those who survive move on to the preliminary rounds. In other regional leagues, instead, the preliminary rounds will begin right away, and will continue for several days until the top sixteen Trainers have been decided. At this point, there is a short break in the competition so that the Trainers and their Pokémon may rest, followed by the start of the final rounds.
In the final rounds, most, if not all, battles are Full Battles, with each Trainer competing with six Pokémon on each side. All battles are conducted in the main stadium, and Trainers move up the tournament tree in single-elimination style. The winning Trainer, upon defeat of their opponent, is awarded a trophy by Mr. Goodshow himself, and the following day the closing ceremonies begin.
List of League Conferences
In other languages
|The Pokémon League|
Trainer • Battle • Gym Leaders
Gyms • Badges • Hall of Fame
Elite Four • Orange League
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon League Conferences
Indigo • Silver • Ever Grande
Lily of the Valley • Vertress
| Pokémon League locations|
Indigo Plateau • Pummelo Stadium* • Mt. Silver*
Ever Grande • Pokémon League*/Lily of the Valley*
Pokémon League*/Vertress* • Pokémon League
Regional Pokémon Leagues
Indigo • Orange* • Johto • Hoenn
Sinnoh • Unova • Kalos
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception Gate • Cerulean Cave