ICPA Rules and Regs Doc 10-13-18.docx
The International Collegiate Pokémon Association Rules and Regulations Document
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Table of Contents

1. ICPA registration information
a) How to register your school……………………………………………………………...………. 2
b) School Team Requirements……..……………………………………………………….………. 2
c) Player Eligibility…………………………………………………………………………….………. 2
d) Registration Fee…………………………………………………………………………...………. 3
2. ICPA 2018-2019 Season information
a) Team composition…………………………………………………………………………………. 4
b) ICPA season format……………………………………………………………………….………. 5
c) Round points……………………………………………………………………………….………. 5
d) Playoffs……………………………………………………………………………………..………. 6
3. How to evaluate a game
a) We couldn’t finish our set before the deadline………………………………..………..………. 7
b) Inactivity…………………………………………………………………………………….………. 7
c) Disconnect Policy………………………………………………………………………….………. 8
d) What to do if you suspect an illegal Pokémon………………………………………….………. 9
4. ICPA battle format
a) VGC 2019 Sun Series Ruleset ……………………………………………………………..………. 10
b) VGC 2019 Moon Series Ruleset ..............................................................................…10
c) VGC 2019 Ultra Series Ruleset .........................................................................................10
d) On other formats…………………………………………………………………………..………. 12
5. Frequently Asked Questions
a) Can I change my Pokémon team in-between rounds? In-between games? …….…………. 13
b) Can we play games on Pokémon Showdown? ……..….………. 13
c) How can two schools tie? …………………………………………………………..........………. 13
d) What is a captain?..........................................................................................................….14
e) How should I report matches? ……………………....……………...…………………...………. 14
f) How to submit proof of student status…………....…………………………................………. 14
g) How to submit your institution’s registration fee.……………………………………….………. 15
h) How will the ICPA battle format change when the VGC format changes?................……… 15
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1. ICPA registration information
1a. How to register your school
To register your academic institution, please create a Trainer Tower forums account on Trainer Tower and follow these steps:
1. Sign up your team on the ICPA Spring Series Sign-up thread in the Collegiate forums. The 2018 Spring Series sign-up thread can be found here: https://trainertower.com/forums/threads/2018-icpa-spring-series-sign-up-thread.933/.
2. Next, team captains should send an email to the Tournament Organizer and submit proof of their team members’ student status. Please include a player list with student status indicated (Current vs. Alumnus) in your email.

2018-2019 Tournament Organizer: Paul Barrera (Paulitoed)
Email: icpa.tournaments@gmail.com
3. Finally, ask that each of your team members make a Trainer Tower forums account before November 2, 2018. This is the date registration for the 2018-2019 Fall Series closes.
1b. School Team Requirements
For an institution to have a registered team, the team must contain a minimum of 3 members that meet the eligibility requirements listed in section 1c (Player eligibility). A team must have at least 2 Current Students play in each round to compete in the ICPA. Each team may adjust their Active Lineup between matches. Only members that have submitted proof of student status are eligible to play in a match. Active Players are a list of up to 3 players who will compete in the current match. If your school has 8 or more players, you can enter a second team and divide your players between the 2 teams. For more information, see section 2a (Team composition).
1c. Player Eligibility
The following applies for the 2018-2019 competition year: