✧ The Earth Badge (VGC) ✧
Organized by Professor Kai
VGC 2023 Regulation E
Nintendo Switch

Hi, I’m Pokémon Professor Kai!

Welcome back to another Professor Kai Series: ✧ The Indigo Plateau Series ✧


There will be 8 tournaments this series:

✧ The Boulder Badge (VGC) ✧ - Sunday 22nd October @ 15:00(BST)

✧ The Cascade Badge (VGC) ✧ - Friday 27th October @19:00(BST)

✧ The Thunder Badge (VGC) ✧ - Saturday 4th November @17:00(GMT)

✧ The Rainbow Badge (VGC) ✧ - Sunday 12th November @15:00(GMT)

✧ The Soul Badge (VGC) ✧ - Friday 17th November @19:00(GMT)

✧ The Marsh Badge (VGC) ✧ - Sunday 26th November @17:00(GMT)

✧ The Volcano Badge (VGC) ✧ - Friday 1st December @19:00(GMT)

✧ The Earth Badge (VGC) ✧ - Saturday 9th December @17:00(GMT)

Each winner will be in for the chance of becoming The Indigo Plateau Champion by playing a Top 8 BO3 mini tournament along with the other Badge winners. The Indigo Plateau Champion will receive £25 prize.

In true Professor Kai fashion, you can earn PKPs depending on how well you do in tournaments.

The Top 16 players with the most PKPs will get automatic Invites to PKWorlds 2024!


This tournament - ✧ The Earth Badge (VGC) ✧

  • Standard VGC format of VGC 2023 Regulation E rules on the switch.

  • Open team sheet.

  • Number of Swiss (BO3) rounds will depend on player number, players will be informed of this in the discord.

17-32 players > 5 swiss rounds > Top 8 (right after swiss)

33-64 players > 6 swiss rounds > Top 8 (right after swiss)

65-128 players > 7 swiss rounds (day 1) > Top 16

129-256 players > 8 swiss rounds (day 1) > Top 16 (day 2 guaranteed)

  • If you have entered, you must join the discord. You’ll get live information for the rounds, results, points awarded, can contact opponents if they haven’t shown up, disputes are able to be resolved faster and rules are easily accessible on the discord.

  • Please read the rules in the discord to avoid sanctions. The rules are still applicable to you even if you do not read them.

  • After the tournament, those in top cut will have their teams (Pokemon only) posted on the discord and twitter (@KaiTheProfessor)

Donations welcome but not necessary: www.paypal.me/PokemonProfessorKai

Tournament Structure

✧ The Earth Badge Swiss ✧
6 Swiss Rounds - BO3
50 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
8 players advance to the next phase
✧ The Earth Badge (VGC) ✧ Top Cut
Single Elimination Bracket - BO3
untimed matches
no match check-in
Wins are worth 1 match point, ties 0