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We're on the Road To The Isle of Armor

Written by Faz_D

"Hello Trainers!

I am one of the Pokémon League here at Nintendo Players UK! No doubt you are enjoying the world of Pokémon here in the Galar region! You must've had quite an adventure defeating the many Gym Leaders across the land, putting a stop to the Chairman's plans and even defeating the undefeated Champion, Leon! You must be quite the trainer, in fact, you could even be the best. Well, we have a new challenge for you that I'm sure you'd quite like to hear. There are other trainers like you who have also become champions in their own right! Ready to take on the challenge? Of course you are! So before you head off to lands anew, why not participate in one of the gyms across the UK and have a champion time as we embark on the "ROAD TO THE ISLE OF ARMOR!"


The Isle of Armor


That's right trainers, Nintendo Player Groups across the UK will be acting as Pokémon gyms, hosting an online Pokémon Tournament of their own! You can sign up to any of these gyms, but each gym may use a different ruleset, so be sure to check the rules of that gym before entering.  Maybe you'll go in with a powerful Pokémon and sweep the comptition, or maybe you'll think tactically and go for the long game. What better way to prepare for Master Mustard training in his dojo by preparing each other for the challenges ahead! Got what it takes to be a Pokémon Champion? Here's what you'll need!



A Nintendo Switch

Your own copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield

A Stable online connection

Nintendo Switch Online

Discord account if tournament is being run on a Discord Server - You can find your local group through the hub -  https://discordapp.com/invite/GnYhKK4

Preferred controller type



To take part in in the competition you just need to sign up to any one the following Gyms!



Nintendo Gloucestershire
Event Name:
Sturdy Knights Tournament
Time Start:
Sign-up -
Info in NGS Discordhttps://discord.gg/fzHXgNZ
 - Found on events page https://facebook.com/events/s/sturdy-knights-tournament-poke/285230889279516/?ti=as

Nintendo Birmingham
Road To Isle of Armor
Time start: 
Sign up: 
will be found Challonge with a link to follow, matches arranged on the day via Birmingham Discord Channel is #Pokemon-swordshield  discord.gg/NxDmnMD
Season 4 VGC- Challonge- https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/xavG0zEUHs...  - https://tinyurl.com/VGCS4

Nintendo South Wales
Event: NSW Pokemon Sword & Shield: Road to the Isle of Armor
Time: Sat, 30th May - 10th June (Updated soon)
Ruleset: VGC Series 4 - https://tinyurl.com/VGCS4
Sign Up:  https://forms.gle/1Nmzxpr7BHfEDXUA8
Discord Link:  https://discord.gg/nfRkEGd



Nintendo Newcastle
Events name: NNCL Road to the Isle of Armor Tournament
Time Start: 17:00
Sign up: Email: [email protected]
Events & Ruleset: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NintendoNCL/

Nintendo Nottingham
Events name: Road to the Isle of Armor 
Time Start: 12:00
Sign up: https://forms.gle/G6qDhBe8jGgnhdkn8
Events & Ruleset: https://www.facebook.com/events/300992661011976/



Nintendo Liverpool/North Wales/Foyle
Event:  Road to Isle of Armor - North West Edition
Time Start:  18:00
Ruleset: VGC Series 4 - https://tinyurl.com/VGCS4
Sign Up: Via Email -  [email protected] 
Events Page: https://tinyurl.com/y875dlqg


Nintendo Social Group
Event: Galar Knights League 2: Road to Isle of Armor 
Time Start: 18:00 
Ruleset: VGC Series 4 - https://tinyurl.com/VGCS4
Sign Up: Google form will be posted in the Discord
Discord Link: https://discord.gg/JS5tQFv



For the communities that will be running the VGC Series 4 ruleset, please ensure you have downloaded the Series 4 VGC rule within your copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield. 

You can download this through the versus menu in game.



Winner: 1x £10.00 eShop Voucher + code for the Expansion Pass

Runner Up: 1 x £10.00 eShop Voucher 

These prizes will be available for every group that is apart of the series.



Good sportsmanship is encouraged at all times. Remember you are representing the NPUK Community and affiliated parties. Poor sportsmanship such as ending a game before the results screen, bad behaviour or abuse against other players and organisers will not be tolerated. Furthermore, If you win one tournament you will not be able to participate in another tournament.


Final Word

Once tournaments have concluded, the winners will be passed on and they will be contacted with their prizes in due course. We ask that you are patient during that time. We hope you enjoy the tournament and see

you at an event real soon!