World Coronation Series

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The Pokémon World Coronation Series (Japanese: ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス Pokémon World Championships) is an anime-exclusive tournament. It is a competition held to determine the strongest Trainer in the world. It first appeared in Flash of the Titans!, where the previous annual championship season ended. The current season started in Destination: Coronation!.

Registration

To compete in the tournament, participants must register themselves online first. The current season received more than 10,000 entrants.

Each entrant generates a profile and a score according to the registration position.

Rules

 
Ranks

Trainers are divided into four classes based on their win/loss ratio. Each class is represented by a different type of Poké Ball:

  • Normal Class (ノーマルクラス Normal Class)
  • Great Class (スーパークラス Super Class)
  • Ultra Class (ハイパークラス Hyper Class)
  • Master Class (マスタークラス Master Class)

The battles are all judged by the Drone Rotom, which serves for each of them to increase their overall score. In the event of a draw, no change happens, regardless of the difference between the contestants' rankings. Trainers can only battle against other Trainers in the same class.

On occasion, one-day events called Battle Festival Challenges (Japanese: バトルフェス Battle Festivals) are held where many participants can gather to compete with each other at will. These events are held at stadiums and other such venues, and are open for the public to watch.

Normal Class

 
The scoreboard used during World Coronation Series matches

All first-time participants are automatically put into this class, regardless of any previous championships or statuses. The challenger must seek out opposing Trainers in nearby areas, and both must agree to battle.

Battles in Normal Class follow the following rules.

  • Both challengers must be of the same class.
  • Both challengers must send out their first Pokémon at the same time.
  • It consists of battles with one or two Pokémon for each Trainer.
  • Both challengers can switch their Pokémon at any time.

The class is represented by a normal Poké Ball.

Great Class

 
The venue of the Shalour City Battle Festival Challenge

Trainers reach this class after Normal Class. They must be between 999th and 100th place to advance to Great Class. The battle rules remain the same as in the Normal Class.

The class is represented by a Great Ball.

Ultra Class

Trainers reach this class after Great Class. They must be between 99th and ninth place to advance to Ultra Class. Unlike in the two previous classes, battles in Ultra Class are pre-scheduled, consist of three-on-three battles, and each participant's opponent is decided for them. Battles in Ultra Class are usually broadcast worldwide and have commentators apart from the evaluation of the Drone Rotom.

Battles in Ultra Class follow the following rules:

  • Both challengers must be of the same class.
  • Both challengers must send out their first Pokémon at the same time.
  • Both challengers can switch their Pokémon at any time.

The class is represented by an Ultra Ball.

Master Class

 
Wyndon Stadium

The Master Class consists of the eight Trainers who are at the top of the world ranking. They are called Masters Eight (Japanese: マスターズエイト Masters Eight) and are certified by the Pokémon Battle Commission (Japanese: ポケモン・バトル・コミッション Pokémon Battle Commission). They battle each other at the end of the season in a tournament where the winner becomes the Monarch (Japanese: 王者 Monarch). The finals are held in a Single Battle at the Wyndon Stadium, where techniques like Dynamax and Gigantamax can be used.

Outside the tournament, a member of the Masters Eight may request a battle against the Monarch, where the championship title is put into play. This battle follows the same style used in the championship finals.

The class is represented by a Master Ball.

Ranking

 
Profile of a registered Trainer

The following is a list of named participants in the current World Coronation Series by ranking.

Trainer Class Ranking Additional note
Leon Master 1 Rank carried over from past season, Monarch.
Lance Master 2
Raihan Master 7
Cynthia Master Unknown Numeric rank not revealed yet.
Volkner Ultra 27 Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Ash Ultra 64
Bea Ultra Unknown Numeric rank not revealed yet.
Kricketina Great 895 Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Iris Great Unknown Numeric rank never revealed, was at least 999 prior to Thrash of the Titans!. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Rinto Great Unknown Numeric rank never revealed, was at least 999 prior to Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master!. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Dozer Great Unknown Numeric rank never revealed, was at least 999 prior to Trials of a Budding Master!. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Tony Great Unknown Numeric rank never revealed, was at least 999 prior to Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Korrina Normal 1,001 Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Hayden Normal 1,024 Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Visquez Normal 2,109 Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Lob Normal Unknown Numeric rank never revealed. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.
Oliver Normal Unknown Numeric rank never revealed. Dropped in rank after losing to Ash.

Masters Eight

 
The Masters Eight

This group consists of the eight best Pokémon Trainers in the world. It consists of Elite Trainers who have won other championships and competitions around the world.

Previous season
Trainer Rank
Leon Winner
Lance Runner-Up


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 寶可夢世界錦標賽 Bǎokěmèng Shìjiè Jǐnbiāosài
  Finnish Maailman Kruunajaissarja
  French Tournoi du Couronnement Mondial
  German Krönungs-Weltmeisterschaften
  Italian Torneo Mondiale per l'Incoronazione
  Korean 포켓몬 월드 챔피언십 Pokémon World Championship
  Polish Światowa Korona Bitew
  Brazilian Portuguese Campeonato da Coroação Mundial
  Russian Кубок Коронаций
  Spanish Serie Mundial de Coronación


See also


  The Pokémon League  
Participation
TrainerBattleGym Leaders
GymsBadgesReferee
Championship matches
Elite FourOrange League
Champion League
Pokémon League Conferences
IndigoSilverEver GrandeLily of the Valley
VertressLumioseManalo
Regional Pokémon Leagues
IndigoOrange*JohtoHoennSinnoh
UnovaKalosAlolaGalar
Areas of jurisdiction
Pokémon League Reception GateHall of Fame
Palace of VictoryCerulean Cave
Others
Pokémon AssociationPIA
World Coronation Series


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