Pokémon GO to be featured in Twitch Rivals: Mobile Showdown

Pokémon GO will be part of the Twitch Rivals Live Stream Event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm PDT (GMT −7). The Twitch Rivals is a special streaming event where streamers compete in pretty much everything they can compete in.

The Pokémon GO competition will take place in two phases:

  • Phase 1: capture—Teams will have one hour to catch as many Pokémon as possible to create their battle groups. Participants will use entirely new accounts with unique game settings, and must strategize and collaborate with their teammates.
  • Phase 2: Battle“Teams will fight the Pokémon they captured in a free-for-all tournament!” Specific rules will be established to add a new level of depth and strategy.

Tune in streaming Twitch Rivals on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm PDT (GMT −7) to see high-profile streamers team up and battle it out in a capture and battle for prizes event. In this format, Trainers will fight the Pokémon they catch during the event.

About Twitch Rivals: Mobile Showdown ft. Pokemon GO, presented by Samsung


18 creators will compete in a pro-am event: 6 professionals and 12 variety / casual creators, forming teams of 3 with 1 professional and 2 creators on each “gym” team. Each of these teams will have 1 hour to collect a team of Pokémon for each creator to participate in a coach battle at the end of the preparation phase. Pokémon must be collected on a new account and cannot be traded with other players.

Detailed tournament format

  • Capture phase
    • Niantic will provide creators with a new account with only starter items
    • Creators will have a 1 hour timer to catch new Pokémon in the wild.
    • Creators can train Pokémon using what they find, but they cannot trade Pokémon with non-teammates or purchase items.
  • Preparation phase
    • Creators will no longer be able to catch Pokémon.
    • Creators can train Pokémon and configure their lineups to show up at the end of the setup phase.
    • Each teammate will send teams of 6 Pokémon at the end of the setup phase; These Pokémon do NOT need to be owned, as the creators can brag about which Pokémon they own. A “tricked” Pokémon can appear in the lineup, but it can never be used during battle.
  • Battle phase
    • Teams will play in a Round Robin group with other competing teams on their “circuit”, which is effectively a group of competitors with similar abilities.
      • 3 circuits: Pro, Amateur 1 and Amateur 2
      • Each of the 3 members of each gym is assigned to a separate circuit as appropriate
        • Each circuit will thus have 6 players, 1 from each gym.
      • Bo3, Round Robin plays within groups, and each creator chooses 3 Pokémon from their lineup to send in each game.
        • Pokémon can switch from game to game within a single Round Robin Bo3, but they must all come from the lineup the player submitted.
    • The team with the best overall score in 3 RR groups wins the event.
  • Additional rules of the battle phase:
    • Matches are played in the Grand League: only Pokémon up to 1500 CP are allowed.
    • Players will be able to choose a roster of 6 for the entire round robin, meaning not trading 6 Pokémon after the team is declared.
      • Since only 3 Pokémon are used in a given game, the other 3 can be considered “on the bench.”
    • Teams can only select a Pokémon (and its evolution line) once among the 3 team members.
      • Ex: For team 1: Player 1 plans to use Bulbasaur on his roster. Team 1: Player 2 / Player 3 cannot use Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, or Venusaur on their roster.
    • Pokémon from Trades are not allowed.
    • Shadow Pokémon are not allowed.

Score and general classification

The overall team completion is based on the results of the 3 Round Robin “circuits”. Final ranking is based on total match wins combined.


  1. Total game win%
  2. Head-to-head match W / L record on 3 circuits


PlacementTeamBy player
1st$ 6,400$ 2,133
2nd$ 4,800$ 1,600
Third$ 3,900$ 1,300
Room$ 3,600$ 1200
Fifth$ 3,300$ 1,100
Sixth$ 3,000$ 1000

The Pokémon GO post that will appear on Twitch Rivals: Mobile Showdown appeared first on the Pokémon GO Hub.


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