QR Code Creation

This guide is based on the official guide from TPCi.

The VG Rules, Formats, & Penalty Guidelines, section 3.3, states: “All Premier Events must be tethered by QR Code unless they are operated by, or in conjunction with, The Pokémon Company International.” This has two main functions: it prevents modification of the Battle Team during the tournament and sets the rules and regulations of the tournament.

To create a QR code, you’ll utilize Pokémon Global Link:

  1. Visit Pokémon Global Link and log in using your Pokémon Trainer Club account.
  2. You will be prompted to choose which game to use in Pokémon Global Link. You must choose Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon in order to create a QR code for the current format. (If you need help linking your game to your account, see the Pokémon Global Link registration guide)
  3. Click Friendly Competition on the left navigation bar.
  4. Click Host a Competition in the upper right corner.
  5. Choose the Create A Competition button in the Live section (near the bottom).
  6. Select the following options for your event:
    • Battle Format: Double
    • Eligible Pokémon: Legendary Rules / Limited to those obtained in Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, or Pokémon Ultra Moon
    • Item: Z-Crystal: Allowed / Mega Stone: Allowed
    • Time Limits: Your Time [7 min.]
    • Maximum Number of Battles: 30
  7. Click Confirm the info.
  8. Review the information, then click Register.
  9. Click Display The QR Code.

NOTE: Pokémon Global Link only allows each account to have one event live at a time. If you want to (for example) host a Premier Challenge and Midseason Showdown on the same day, it is recommended to have another Professor make the second QR code.