Competitive Battling in Pokémon X & Y

Even with news of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire dominating the Pokémon news space, it seems that the already released Pokémon X & Y show no signs of slowing down as more competitive events have been announced. Several new online competitions for the 3DS Pokémon titles have been revealed, taking place from as early as next month until autumn.

From June 6th through June 8th, the Think Fast Competition: Single Battle will take place. Each round of the competition is limited to a single 10-minute Single Battle, with a 30-second preview of the opponent's team, and 15 seconds to make moves each turn.

Later in June, the 2014 International Challenge June will occur. Similar to the May competition of the same name, players will be able to earn Championship Points which can be used to possibly secure a trip to the World Championships later this summer.

Up next, in July, two events will take place. The first, the Eevee Friendly Match, will limit participant's Pokémon to only Eevee and its various evolutions. To mix up the battles even more, the Rotation Battle format will be used to increase the challenge and fun of the competition. Secondly, the July All Star Battle will allow two Legendary or Mythical Pokémon to appear on competitor's teams. This competition will also use the Double Battle Format.

In August, the Think Fast Competition makes a return but this time in Double Battle form. However, players will not be able to see a preview of their opponent's pocket monster, and each player can only have one Pokémon in reverse, for a total of three Pokémon per side in each battle.

Lastly, as summer comes to a close, two more events will take place in the autumn months. The Fairy-Type Cup will be limited exclusively to Fairy Pokémon while the Halloween Party will have a similar format but will be exclusive to Ghost Pokémon. The dates of both of these events are to be determined at this time.

That's it for now. Will you be participating in any of these competitions? Let us know in the comments below.