Gym Leader Challenge


For this year’s Crossroads, The newly formed Midwest PokeOtaku League will be running the 3rd annual Pokemon Challenge.  This year’s theme is Team Ultra Sun vs Team Ultra Moon to go along with the Rivals theme of Anime Crossroads 2018.  Both teams will have 4 leaders that attendees of the opposing teams can challenge to earn badges and points for their team.  Each attendee will be randomly assigned a team when they sign up in the Video Game room.  The rules for the challenge are as follows:

            -Each win against an opposing team leader earns your team 1 point, defeat all 4 to earn 5 total points (4+1 extra point).
            -Challenge time window will be from 3pm Friday until 7pm Saturday
            -Format for the challenge and tournament will be Pokemon VGC 2018 rules
                        -All Pokemon from the National Dex can be used with the exception of these Mythical and Legendary Pokemon
                        -Mewtwo, Mew, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Celebi, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, Ash-Greninja
                        -Pokemon with regional variants, either form can be used
                        -Pokemon must be caught or hatched in Alola and have the black clover on their summary screen
                        – House rule: Limit one Ultra Beast and one Tapu per team
                        -No more than 1 copy of items or pokemon (with rare exception i.e. 6 Magikarps-must be a themed team only used by leaders)
                        -Double battle, Normal Rules, 4v4 or 6v6 depending on Leader, 10 minute match limit for BO1, 30 minutes for BO3
                        -Full rules document can be found here:

Saturday night at 7pm will be a stand-alone Pokemon Tournament to determine the Champion of Anime Crossroads.  Tournaments is open to all regardless of participation in the initial team challenge. The tournament will also go along with the US vs UM team challenge as well.  Those who took part in the initial challenge will keep their team.  Attendees who did not participate in the initial challenge will be assigned a random team at the start of the tournament.  The tournament will hold the same VGC ’18 format rules as the initial challenge,  Each win in the tournament earns 1 point for team.  Overall winner will earn 3 points for team in the Final match.  The tournament winner and winning team (most points from challenge and tournament) will win a prize.  The team challenge and tournament will all take place in the Video Game Room.

What is the prize?



Meet the Gym Leaders

Anime Crossroads