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Pokémon Ranked Battles Series 7 for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Starts November 1st, 2020

Good luck, trainers

Ready for your next battle in Pokemon Sword and Shield? Series 7 of Ranked Battles kicks off November 1st, 2020, and you can get full details on the rules and regulations in the press release below.

A new Ranked Battles series is kicking off November 1, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Trainers need to know which Pokémon can be included on their teams. The Series 7 regulations will also be in effect for the Pokémon Players Cup II Region Qualifiers and upcoming Pokémon Video Game Championship events.

For Series 7, Pokémon that were banned in Series 6 will return, making all Pokémon that were legal in Series 5 usable once again. Although Mythical Pokémon remain excluded, many Pokémon from The Crown Tundra will now be allowed—including a large number of Legendary Pokémon, though some of them will not have Crown Tundra Pokédex numbers.

For a summary of all Video Game Championships tournament rules, see below. You can also check out the Play! Pokémon Rules & Resources page to see complete Play! Pokémon VG rules and formats.

Eligible Pokémon

Pokémon need to have either the Galar symbol—showing that they were caught, received, or hatched in the Galar region—or the battle-ready symbol, showing that they were transferred from another game and adapted to battles in the Galar region.

All Pokémon from the Galar Pokédex, the Isle of Armor Pokédex, and the Crown Tundra Pokédex as well as certain other Pokémon are permitted except for Mythical Pokémon and certain Legendary Pokémon.

Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor are permitted.

All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50, including Pokémon below Lv. 50.

Duplicate Pokémon are not allowed.

Duplicate held items are not allowed.

Timer Regulations

Each battle begins with a 90-second Team Preview phase.

In each battle, players have the following time limits.

7 minutes of Your Time

45 seconds of Move Time

20 minutes of Game Time

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, pokemon, switch

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