This is the traditional style league that veterans at P.U.C.L. will be familiar with. Every Summer P.U.C.L. will host a League in which you will battle gym leaders in order to win 8 badges. These 8 badges will allow you to enter a tournament at the end of the league and the winner will win a varying prize.

The only requirement to sign up for this tournament is that you must have a P.U.C.L. account to be able to receive badges. Other than that no other requirements must be met.The annual Summer League will Start on May 30th 2016 and Badge collection will run through July 31st 2016(last day for collection). The League Tournament will then start August 4th 2016.

NOTE: Volcanion is banned from badge collection and the tournament.

Badge Collection Information/Rules:

All battles will be Smogon OU, 6v6, single battles. Species, Evasion, Sleep, Endless Battle, Baton Pass, Moody, and OHKO clause(s) are active. You can find what they detail here:

  • Gym leaders are to follow their designated typing, but their teams consist of the following:
  1. 3 pokemon of their designated type
  2. 2 pokemon that know an offensive move of their designated type
  3. 1 pokemon that can be anything they want

*This prevents people from  bringing in one type of pokemon to sweep gym leaders. If you lose to a gym leader you can rechallenge them at their discretion. Gym leaders will also give you help if you need to learn certain skills in pokemon to advance farther in the league.

  • You must earn 8 badges to compete in the Summer League tournament.
  • Gym leaders can compete for badges, but will not be able to compete in the Summer League Tournament.
  • To challenge gym leaders you must meet them in the P.U.C.L. chat box or set up an alternate location.
  • In order to claim a badge you will need to submit a request for the badge under the badge tab with a battle video code between you and the leader.

Summer League Tournament Rules:

Battles will be 6v6 OU Singles and each round will be best 2-out-of-3.

Participants will be given a maximum of 1 week to complete their match, If all participants finish their match beforehand, you may continue on.

We do not require you to send in your team, but team substitutions are not allowed.

Welcome to the FAQ, if you have a question that is not listed below, please message us or ask DrShamu.

Q: Where can I battle Gym Leaders?

Q: Can I change my team during the league?
A: Yes, as much as you want. We don’t expect your team to be able to defeat all of the leaders without a bit of change.

Q: What kind of battles are these?
A: They are Smogon OU, 6v6, Single battles.

Q: How do I get the badge?
A: First, you will have to be a member on the site. Once you are, you can request the badge you earned, example, if you beat DrShamu you would earn the Link Badge, you would then go to the badges tab, find the badge and send a submission to request the badge.

Q: When does badge collection end?
A: The last day to collect badges is July 30th, the Summer League Tournament starts on August 4th.

Gym Leader Information:

All PUCL gym leaders have pledged two hours every week that they will be in the PUCL chat box and be available to battle challengers. For the 2016 League, the gym leaders are:

*Please note: all times are in Eastern Standard Time(EST)

Name: DrShamu
IGN: DrShamu
Type: Psychic
Time: Friday 10AM-12PM
Badge: Link Badge

Name: Thatch
Type: Ground
Time: Monday 7-9PM
Badge: Tremor Badge

Name: GatorMaximus13
IGN: Cary
FC: 4656-7771-3597
Type: Dragon
Time: Tuesday 8-10PM
Badge: Smaug Badge

Name: Minor-Manectric
Type: Electric
Time: Saturday 8-12PM
Badge: Electro Badge

Name: TenLittleMen
Type: Steel
Time: Sunday 2-4PM
Badge: Polarity Badge

Name: Winmor
FC: 5172-2037-3473
Type: Fire
Time: Wednesday 7-9 PM
Badge: Inferno Badge

Name: Hexmaniac Locke
Type: Ghost
Time: Thursday 6:30-8:30PM
Badge: Specter Badge

Name: Capt. Gravy
Type: Bug
Time: Saturday 10AM-12PM
Badge: Carapace Badge

Name: Hanakane
IGN: Hanakane
FC: 4270-3094-3956
Type: Normal
Time: Saturday 5-7PM
Badge: Primal Badge

Name: Geo
Type: Grass
Time: Wednesday 4:30-6:30PM
Badge: Growth Badge