Play! Pokémon Program Announces new VGC Format for 2018!

Play! Pokémon reveals new 2018 VGC format rules.

The Play! Pokémon program has announced some details for the 2018 VGC format. Trainers will be able to try the new format as soon as Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon hit the shelves on November 17th, 2017. All live tournaments will use these rules starting on January 1st, 2018. A full list of the rules will be available on the rules and resource page in December.

Summary of the new rules/regulations.

  • All battles will be Double Battles played in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon
  • All Pokémon in the National Pokédex are allowed, with the following restrictions:
    • Pokémon must have the Alola symbol showing they were caught in the Alola region
    • Mythical Pokémon, some Legendary Pokémon, and Ash-Greninja are not allowed
  • Duplicate Pokémon are not allowed
  • All items are allowed, but duplicate items are not allowed
  • All Pokémon are set to Lv. 50, including Pokémon below Lv. 50
  • Player time is 5 minutes

This apears to mean that Mega Evolutions will be allowed again in VGC! This is a major change.

What do you think of these new changes?

Edited by bobandbill and Volpe Artica