Pokemon Co. has revamped the Video Game Championships for 2019 tournament play. Check out the full rundown of changes below.
- all VGC events, as well as the Championship Battle mode on Battle Spot, will be running the Ultra Series GS Cup rules
- allows all Mega Stones, Red Orb, Blue Orb and Z-Crystals
- allows 2 Restricted Legendary Pokémon per team
- Battle Type: Double Battle
- Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
- Pokémon Limits: Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala & Necrozma.
- Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Magearna, Marshadow, Zearora or Ash-Greninja, Pokémon not captured or hatched in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon