Trick Magic

EventTrick Magic
Date3–5 November 2023
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2024 Season – Single battles, custom format
FormatIn-game ladder competition
OrganizerThe Pokémon Company (TPC)

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Custom format

This competition features single battles featuring 3 Pokémon chosen for battle.

Your team may only have non-Restricted Ghost-type Pokémon. Your team cannot have two Pokémon of the same species or holding the same item.

Pokémon allowed in Trick Magic
GastlyHaunterGengarTyphlosion HisuiMisdreavusSableye
MismagiusSpiritombDusknoirFroslassRotomZorua Hisui
Zoroark HisuiLitwickLampentChandelurePhantumpTrevenant
DecidueyeOricorio SensuSandygastPalossandMimikyuSinistea
(Sensu Style)
(both forms)
AnnihilapeFlutter ManeGimmighoulGholdengoPoltchageistSinistcha
AnnihilapeFlutter ManeGimmighoul
(both forms)

Sign-up instructions

Sign-ups for the event are done through your own Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game. To register, enter the Poké Portal → Battle Stadium → Online competitions → Search for a competition (in the Official Competitions column).

You need to register and lock a team at the time of registration.

Sign-ups are open from 23 October at 00:00 UTC, live at any time until the tournament ends on 5 November at 23:59 UTC.

Platform and schedule

The tournament is held online, in your Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game, at the Online competitions section of the Poké Portal’s Battle Stadium.

The tournament starts on 3 November 2023 at 00:00 UTC. You are able to play up to 15 battles on 3 November, up to 30 battles by 4 November and up to 45 battles by 5 November. You are able to enter any battle until 5 November 2023 at 23:59 UTC.


This event is an official Online Competition, but is not a part of any 2024 official circuit. This means that it does not reward any Championship Points (CPs).

This is intended as a fun tournament and no prizes are given to the top-ranking players. Any player that finishes at least one battle will receive 10,000 League Points.


Trick Magic is an official Online Competition featuring single battles. It is the sixth globally available Online Competition in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, the third with a custom format and the first played in single battles.

A little bit of history

Online Competitions are usually a part of the casual gameplay, but they have been featured in the official circuit for some years now. They are one of the few tournaments in which all world regions play together, and they can even grant National invites in TPC regions and Championship Points in TPCi regions.

The most recent Online Competition (also with a custom format) was the Kitakami Prologue, played in October 2023 featuring double battles. The custom ruleset allowed for any Pokémon in the Kitakami regional Pokédex. First place was earned by 2017 World Champion Ryota Otsubo, who used this Rain team to finish at a rating of 1896. Ryota defeated fellow Japanese Hiroki Tsujikawa, who used a team centered around Assault Vest Grimmsnarl, Wellspring Mask Ogerpon, Bloodmoon Ursaluna and Chandelure to finish at a rating of 1865.

American James Evans, the 2018 Senior Division World Champion, defeated Brazilian Gabriel Agati in the NAIC finals.

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