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The (Japanese: アローラポケモンリーグ Alola Pokémon League), referred to by fans as the (Japanese: アローラリーグ・マナーロ大会 Alola League Manalo Conference), is the Alola League general championship competition founded by Professor Kukui. It is intended to be a replacement for an old, abandoned part of the island challenge ritual in which trial-goers battled at the peak of Mount Lanakila.
It was officially unveiled in The Dealer of Destruction! during a press conference held on Aether Paradise. The tournament is held at the recently completed Manalo Stadium, and is sponsored in part by the four Island Kahunas of Alola and Lusamine, the president of the Aether Foundation.
Unlike previous League tournaments, in which Trainers were required to collect a given number of Gym Badges in order to sign up, the Manalo Conference has no entry requirements, meaning that any willing Trainer is allowed to enter.
Before the competition starts, a party is held where contestants can interact with one another. Professor Kukui welcomes the participants and shows a video of Masked Royal explaining how the preliminary round works.
All of the participating Trainers compete in a Battle Royal. Only the last 16 whose Pokémon remain standing at the end advance to the next round. The battles are refereed by the four Island Kahunas of Alola—Hala, Olivia, Nanu, and Hapu.
The first round consists of one-on-one Single Battles. The 16 Trainers are randomly matched-up by a computer. The winners advance to the quarterfinals. Each of the Island Kahunas referees two consecutive battles.
The quarterfinals consist of one-on-one Single Battles. The eight Trainers are randomly matched up by a computer. The winners advance to the semifinals. Each of the Island Kahunas referees one of the battles.
The semifinals consist of two-on-two Single Battles. The four Trainers are randomly matched up by a computer. The winners advance to the finals.
- This is the only Pokémon League Conference where:
- There are 27 named contestants, more than any other Pokémon League Conference.
- The Manalo Conference having a total of 151 competitors could be a reference to the original 151 Pokémon of Generation I.
- This is the longest Pokémon League Conference to date.
|The Pokémon League|
Trainer • Battle • Gym Leaders
Gyms • Badges • Referee
Elite Four • Orange League
Pokémon League Conferences
Indigo • Silver • Ever Grande • Lily of the Valley
Vertress • Lumiose • Manalo
| Regional Pokémon Leagues|
Indigo • Orange* • Johto • Hoenn • Sinnoh
Unova • Kalos • Alola • Galar
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception Gate • Hall of Fame
Palace of Victory • Cerulean Cave
Pokémon Inspection Agency
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