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Video Game Battle Rulings

Theses battle rulings are applied to all styles of play in the Pokemon Video Game outside of Pokemon VGC. 

Banned Pokémon:

- Aegislash
- Arceus (All Formes)
- Blaziken (Only Speed Boost)
- Darkrai
- Deoxys (All Formes)
- Dialga
- Genesect
- Giratina (All Formes)
- Groudon
- Ho-Oh
- Kyogre
- Kyurem (Only White Forme)
- Lunala  
- Landorus (Only Incarnate)
- Lugia 
- Marshadow
- Mewtwo
- Palkia
- Pheromosa  
- Rayquaza
- Reshiram
- Shaymin (Only Sky Forme)
- Solgaleo  
- Xerneas
- Yveatal
- Zekrom
- Zygarde (Power Construct)

Item Restriction

- Blazikenite
- Gengarite
- Kangaskhanite
-
Lucarionite
- Metagrossite
- Salamencite

Species Clause:

Only one Pokémon of each Pokédex number may be used within a single battle.

Endless Battle Clause:

Players cannot use any moveset on any Pokémon capable of intentionally causing an endless battle.

Sleep Clause:

You can only put one of your opponents Pokémon asleep at a time. 

Evasion Clause:

You cannot use any items, moves, or abilities that would raise the Pokemon's evasion. 

Baton Pass Clause:

Players cannot use a Pokémon with the move Baton Pass.

Moody, Arena Trap, and Shadow Tag Clause:

A Team cannot have a Pokemon with either the ability Moody, Arena Trap, or Shadow Tag.

OHKO and Swagger Clause:

Players cannot use moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, Sheer Cold, or Swagger.

Additional Notes

-Any tournament may have some variation on these rulings when specified.


-If any of these rules are broken during a tournament, it will result in an automatic drop in competition. Repeat offenders will be dealt with at the officers’ discretion.

Trading Card Game Rulings 

Trading Card play will follow the official Pokemon Trading Card Game rules and rotation.
For more information on the current legal formats, click here.

Standard:

Players can play any cards from XY: Break Point to the present set release.

Expanded:

Players can play any cards from Black and White to the present set release except the following:
- Forest of the Giant Plants (XY: Ancient Origins 74)
- Lysandre Trump Card (Phantom Forces 99) 

Additional Notes:

-Any tournament may have some variation on these rulings when specified.


-If any of these rules are broken during a tournament, it will result in an automatic drop in competition. Repeat offenders will be dealt with at the officers’ discretion.

Pokken Tournament Battle Rulings

These battle rulings apply to events involving Pokken Tournament. All tournaments will either be set in a Double Elimination or Round Robin style. 

Game, Set, Match

Tournaments will either be Best of One for a faster paced tournament style, or Best of Three for a more competitive style tournament.


-Best of One will constitute up to three games total. First player to take two games wins the set and the match. Both players will be locked into choice of character, support, and cheer before the set begins. Pokemon, support, and cheer choice can be changed throughout the tournament. 


-Best of Three will constitute up to three sets total. A set include up to three games. First player to take two games wins the set. First player to take two sets win the match. Both players will pick choice of Pokemon, support, and cheer choice. The winner of a set will be locked into their selections from the last set before the start of the next set. The player who loses a set may change Pokemon, support, and cheer choice if they wish.