Published On: Wed, Dec 4th, 2019

Pokémon Championship Rules Are Changing In 2020 As Sword And Shield Take Over


The Pokémon Company has common lots of information on a destiny of a Pokémon Video Game Championships (or VGCs). From 4th Jan 2020, tournaments will strictly change to Pokémon Sword and Shield.

As we competence expect, rival players will need to adjust their stream strategies as they start to contest with a new games. A list of manners has been common today:

Tournaments in a 2020 Video Game Championships will embody a following rules:

– All battles will be Double Battles played in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
– Each actor will need their possess Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite and a earthy or digital chronicle of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield to compete.
– Pokémon will need to have a Galar symbol, display they were hold in a Galar region.
– All Pokémon from a Galar Regional Pokédex will be available solely for Mythical Pokémon and certain Legendary Pokémon.
– All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50, including Pokémon subsequent Lv. 50.
– Duplicate Pokémon will not be allowed.
– Duplicate hold equipment will not be allowed.
– Each conflict will start with a 90-second Team Preview phase.
– Players will have 7 mins of Your Time, 45 seconds of Move Time, and (now returning to a VGC) 15 mins of Game Time in any battle.

There are also additional manners in place for any Pokémon able of Gigantamaxing. The list of class available to Gigantamax will enhance each few months, formed on events in that these Pokémon turn some-more common within Sword and Shield. The manners are really transparent in that Pokémon able of Gigantamaxing are not authorised until they are enclosed in a Play! Pokémon VG Rules and Formats request (which will be frequently updated in propinquity to this new ruling).

As of 4th Jan 2020, a following are a usually Pokémon with a Gigantamax Factor that are available to compete:

  • Butterfree
  • Corviknight
  • Drednaw
  • Centiskorch
  • Meowth
  • Pikachu
  • Eevee
  • Snorlax
  • Sandaconda
  • Charizard (only available with a Ability Blaze)

If you’re meddlesome in personification competitively, there’s still copiousness of time to acquire your invitation to a 2020 Pokémon World Championships holding place in a UK subsequent year. You’ll find some-more info on a central site.

Do we play rival Pokémon? Have we ever attempted to make your approach to a World Championships? Tell us below.

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