“This tournament may be unorthodox, but the Ultimate Challenge is still a tournament and like all tournaments it has rules. If your pokemon faints in battle, any battle, then I will know and I will deploy what is known as a Reverse Ball. The Reverse Ball will capture your fainted pokemon, regardless of the fact that you already have, and you will never see it again. Returning it to your own pokeball will not prevent the capture, nothing will.
Secondly, the only technology present on this island is within my own base, the location of which I will not share with a single one of you. If you want to survive you must do it with your own skills and knowledge. No help will be given to you, victory is determined by you, and you alone.
I am a tough man, but I am also a fair man. As long as even a single pokemon, even one of the ones not originally on your team, remains on your person; you will be allowed to replenish your team from the islands own population of wild pokemon. If your team runs out however, I will deal with you accordingly. If your team runs out, so does your time. Do not run, do not hide, this will not save you it will only delay your fate and your suffering.
Even now as I speak; I can see some of you looking to the sky and to the waters surrounding my island, but there is no escape. Even the most powerful pokemon on your team would most likely not make the long distance back to civilisation, assuming of course you lived long enough to evade me in the first place. I will mercilessly hunt down anyone who runs.
I will give you some hope though, a reason to strive to win. If you win this tournament, I will allow you and any of your companions into my ranks. You may even see your lost pokemon again. So, with that I will take my leave. You have until tomorrow morning to prepare. Good luck to you all.”