Within the Poke Portal option in the game, and into the Battle Stadium there's an Online Competition option. From time to time, various special competitions will run which have you use your Pokémon in battle against others. This runs akin to the Random Matchup mode and has you gain points based upon your defeat of other trainers, or lose points if you are defeated. They tend to last four days and are selectable in the Battle Competition part of the main menu, using Pokémon you need to register in your Battle Box.
A new feature added to this, is the inclusion of penalties for disconnecting. If you disconnect now from battle, you will have a loss recorded.
Below is a list of all the Online Competitions for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
List of Online Competitions
|Global Challenge 2023 III||Registration: April 27th 2023 00:00 UTC - May 4th 2023 23:59 UTC|
Battles: May 5th - May 7th 2023 23:59 UTC
Ultra Ball Backpack
|Global Challenge 2023 II||Registration: April 13th 2023 00:00 UTC - April 20th 2023 23:59 UTC|
Battles: April 21st 2023 - April 23rd 2023 23:59 UTC
Great Ball Backpack
|Global Challenge 2023 1||Registration: March 30th 2023 00:00 UTC - April 6th 2023 23:59 UTC|
Battles: April 7th 2023 - April 9th 2023 23:59 UTC
Poké Ball Backpack
|Paldea Prologue||Registration: February 27th 2023 15:00 UTC - March 12th 2023 23:59 UTC|
Battles: March 10th 2023 - March 12th 2023 23:59 UTC