Thank you to all who participated for Season 0!
Welcome to the Bulbagarden Battle League! Take the challenge and play against actual gym leaders on a quest to get badges and make your way to the Elite 4! The BBL is here to give you put your teams to the test and to hone your battling skills. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just finding your way in the world of battling, we welcome you!
Season 1 of the BBL is open and will close on May 26!
At this point we will be accepting early signups and we'd be glad to answer any questions you may have before starting. We will also be accepting all participants who sign up throughout the season if you join us later on.
When signing up please provide your 3DS FC and trainer name. Have fun and hope to see you soon!
Format: Single Battle, Normal Rules, 6 versus 6
- Pokémon above OU are banned (The latest XY tiers can be found here: XY Tiers - Smogon University)
- Species Clause (Two or more of the same Pokémon may not be used on the same team.)
- Sleep Clause (Two or more Pokémon on a team cannot be asleep at the same time. Self-induced sleep via Rest does not count.)
- Item Clause (All Pokémon on a team must hold different items.)
- Evasion Clause (Moves that boost evasion i.e. Double Team and Minimize are not allowed.)
- OHKO Clause (One-Hit KO moves are not allowed.)
- Banned items: Gengarite, Kangaskhanite, Lucarionite
- Banned abilities: Moody
- Banned moves: Swagger
- A challenger will challenge the league using a team of 6 Pokémon and 3 substitutes. (9 Pokémon total)
- You are free to change your lineup of 9 Pokémon as often as you want, given that you have not won any badges.
- Upon winning your first badge, your lineup of 9 Pokémon cannot be changed. This includes changing natures, Abilities, items, moves, EVs/IVs, etc. on any member of your team.
- Challengers may fight against the gym leaders in any order.
- Gym leaders may change their lineup without prior notice.
- If a challenger loses, they may not request a rematch with that gym leader until 24 hours have passed.
- After obtaining at least 8 badges you will be able to challenge the Elite 4.
- To complete the season you will need to win against all members of the Elite 4 undefeated.
- Like in the games, use a team of 6 out of those 9 Pokémon in an attempt to defeat all members of the Elite 4 .
- Losses against any member of the Elite 4 will cause your E4 progress to be reset, requiring you to challenge all 4 members again.
- At the beginning of the challenge or following a reset of your progress, you can change your team within the team of 9 that was used to get to the Elite 4.
- You may not change your lineup in the middle of your challenge (if you have any current E4 victories).
- Any battle between a challenger and gym leader is recognized as an official gym battle.
- Send notifications to gym leaders before challenging them to a battle. No random battle requests.
- Any disruption of a battle will award the victory to the gym leader. Any persistent issues with disconnection may be brought up with the BBL.
- A disconnected match will count as a battle and rematches will follow the same mechanic as above.
- Be courteous and respectful to your opponent.
*Team lineups of challengers will not be shared between gym leaders. Any issues may be brought up with the BBL.
Participants: Upon defeating a gym leader a ★ shall be placed next to your trainer name.
Challenger Trainer Name 3DS FC Squirtle Shades Dylan ★ ★ ★ 4210-4984-3543 Gard81 Arcee ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 0447-6644-8531 superbobbobbob3 Hayden ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 0061-0809-4165 DragonEspeon RED ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 1134-8042-2719 Mr.E Mr. E 4854-6522-8591 I400 Willie ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 2251-5426-9129 Alexey Alexey ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 4570-8235-1086 Yansha Igor 5043-1211-3522 MadRam Alex ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 0817-3796-4662 happymeal555 Rhydian 2793-0663-1626 hakiobo hakiobo 0404-6606-7984 TerraTF Terra ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 1891-1448-3702 Fairy Type Arceus Frank 3153-4454-8518 POKEMONMASTER260 Jonathan 3050-8495-6726 Dark Chocolate 하나미야 3454-1450-7119 MachDragonX Scott ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 0147-0109-5669 Master Mew Matt ★ ★ 2595-1198-0821 drmmerdyan00 Dylan 0645-5962-8791 Akimbo Isaac ★ ★ ★ 1993-8253-5060 Player1DFB Daniel 1950-8801-8659 Farfetchd the Vigilante Honey 3952-7731-0975 White Crow Liza ★ 2723-9410-4398 ambiiguous Micah ★ 2809-8767-4033 Wlid Jr. Wild Jr 3540-0923-8026 Phantom16 Scott ★ 3582-9077-2660 AnybodyAgrees Samuel 4725-8612-4948 Professor Jared Yuu 5000-2971-5028