Registration for the first Pokémon Sword and Shield online Competition, "Galar Beginnings", begins Friday, 15 November, at 00:00 UTC, to Thursday, 5 December, at 23:59 UTC. The competition goes from Friday, 6 December, at 00:00 UTC, to Sunday, 8 December, at 23:59 UTC. In the Galar Beginnings competition, you’ll be able to make your Pokémon huge by Dynamaxing them or by Gigantamaxing them. Battle Format: Single Battle Eligible Pokémon: Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Certain special Pokémon will not be allowed. Register three to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team. All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match. Ranking Results Announcement: December 2019 Notes: Membership in the Nintendo Switch Online (paid) service is required for Online Competition participation. You’ll be able to join the competition by opening the X menu in your game and selecting VS, Battle Stadium, and then Online Competitions. There’s no need to register on the Pokémon Global Link. Further details on the competition regulations will be released in the coming days.