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The Official Pokemon VGC Format Is Getting An Update This December


The new rules for the Pokémon Video Game Championship have just been announced. Updated every year, the 2017 season is based around Pokémon Sun and Moon. The new rules will come into effect on December 1st 2016. Just like when Pokémon X and Y were released, only Pokémon from Sun and Moon are allowed. Interestingly, Mega Stones are banned, a big change from the 2016 season. The official summary of the new rules is below, but the full list of regulations is available on the Pokémon website.

2017 VGC format summary:

  • All battles played with Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon
  • Double Battles
  • Alola Regional Pokédex
  • Z-Crystals allowed
  • Mega Stones not allowed
  • Some Legendary and Mythical Pokémon banned, including Solgaleo, Lunala, and Magearna
  • 10-minute player time system


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