They say big things come in small packages. That is especially true this month for “Pokémon Sun” and “Moon,” as the registration for the Tiny Tourney has started.
This new online competition for June brings the spotlight to pokémon equal or less than 1 meter tall. Unlike in the past, trainers can now pick members of their team from the entire National Pokédex. This is a big change from previous competitions, where the only allowed pokémon were Alola variants.
Given the huge difference from the past tournaments, players are back to the drawing board in creating their winning roster. This means the usual lineup is out of the question but makes things interesting.
Pokémon to expect in the Tiny Tourney
Fortunately, trainers are given suggested pokémon to raise for the said PvP battle. Powerful choices include the Ultra Beast Kartana, the Lake Trio Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie, and Belly Drum Azumarill to name a few. Favorites from previous generations such as Rotom, Ferrothorn, and Shedinja are also mentioned. One can bet that these pokémon will make an appearance in the upcoming tournament, thus a counter strategy is crucial.
Another popular choice to anticipate is the tanky crippler, Pachirisu. This unassuming pokémon brought Se Jun Park into the limelight during the 2014 Pokémon VGC. Fans of the unique moveset are sure to replicate the tiny mouse’s success in the Tiny Tourney. Below is a video showing just how tenacious it can be in a doubles match.
Considering the vast number of pokémon, there are a lot of clever combinations to choose from. Lists from websites like PokemonDB and Bulbapedia have pokémon grouped according to height. This can help in creating one’s own team as well as predicting opposing players’ rosters.
Get Mega Stones as Participation Gift
Players who fight in at least three matches will get three new mega stones – namely Galladite, Gardevoirite, and Lopunnite. Fans of Gallade, Gardevoir and Lopunny’s mega-evolved forms will find these worthy prizes for joining the fight.
The registration starts today through June 22. The competition proper ensues from June 23 to June 25.