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Pokemon Sword and Shield Series 8 ruleset announced, new ban wave coming

Things to keep an eye on, trainers

Time once again to check in on Pokemon Sword and Shield. There's some pretty big things going down, and we've detailed what to expect below.

VGC Ruleset

- Series 8 ruleset kicks off February 1st, 2021
- you will be able to use 1 of the normally Restricted Legendary Pokémon of Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, Calyrex
- Mythical Pokémon are still banned
- other standard rules apply, and this is for both Doubles and Singles

Ban wave

- a new ban wave is coming to Pokémon Sword & Shield and Pokémon HOME
- players are using altered data and causing issues
- a new ban wave will block those who are modifying their save data
- banned players will be restricted from online play in Sword & Shield, can't use trading features, and can't use Pokémon HOME
- bans can be temporary or permanent, and no refunds will be issued
- more action will be taken if necessary

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, pokemon, switch

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