Millions of people play Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, but how good are they? The Pokémon Company and the world will find out in this year's 2014 International Challenge. The online competition begins at 8:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday, May 16, 2014. If interested, you'll need to register between May 8th and May 15th. On top of that, there are a wide variety of rules you must adhere to. For full details, visit the official site, though you'll find some of the rules below.

Rules for This Competition

  • This competition will use Double Battle format.

  • Players must use a copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.

  • Players may use only Pokémon found in the Kalos Pokédexes ofPokémon X or Pokémon Y.

  • Register 4–6 of your Lv. 1–100 Pokémon to your Battle Box.

  • Pokémon will automatically be lowered to Level 50 during battles.

  • Nicknames you have given to your Pokémon will not be displayed.

  • A 15-minute time limit for each match will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. If the outcome has not been determined when the time limit expires, the game will automatically apply tiebreakers to determine a winner.

  • At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select 4 Pokémon to battle with.

  • At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made his or her selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.

  • The following Pokémon cannot be used in this competition: Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde

  • Junior Division players will be limited to playing between the hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (local time).