Pokémon League Admissions Exam
The Pokémon League Admissions Exam (Japanese: ポケモンけんていしけん Pokémon Certification Test) is an exam given by the Pokémon League Admissions Center in the Kanto region. It provides Pokémon Trainers with an alternative way to enter the Indigo Plateau Conference, one that does not require going on a journey to collect Gym Badges. It was featured in The Ultimate Test.
Applicants are evaluated based on a combined theoretical and practical skills exam. According to Nurse Joy, the exam allows people whose age or health keeps them from traveling to be admitted to the Pokémon League. It is also taken by people who are unable to travel due to work.
The first test measures a Trainer's overall knowledge of Pokémon and consists of true-or-false questions that applicants must answer on a computer. The second test measures a Trainer's ability to recognize Pokémon by asking applicants to identify a given species based on the Pokémon's silhouette or part of its body displayed on a screen.
During the third and final test, applicants are asked to select a belt with three Poké Balls attached to it before facing one of the instructors in three consecutive battles. Trainers are not permitted to use the Pokémon in their team and instead have to use rental Pokémon contained within the three loaned Poké Balls. The reason behind this is to determine whether a Trainer can adapt regardless of the Pokémon he or she is using. All the rental Pokémon are raised to obey an applicant's commands.
All those who pass receive a unique Badge that qualifies them for Kanto's Pokémon League Conference.
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