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Read this Pokemon VGC 2020 article to learn about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Video Game Championships Rules. Find out the format, battle limitations, where it will be held!

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VGC 2020 Rules Announced

2020 Championship Rules Announced

VGC Rules
Tournament PeriodStarting January 4th, 2020

On December 4th the rules for next year's VGC Tournaments were finally announced. These rules will be applied in tournaments starting from January 4th, 2020. Some of the most noteworthy points are that all battles will be Double Battles, there will be a 15 minute time limit, and some Gigantamax Pokemon will be allowed. For the full details, check the link below!

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What is VGC?

Global Video Game Championships

VGC also known as Global Video Game Championships, refers to the annual official tournament held by the Pokemon Company where trainers from all over the world gather and compete to become the best.

Held In The United Kingdom

Appropriately enough, the 2020 Video Game Championship finals will be held in the United Kingdom, which was the inspiration for Sword and Shield's Galar region.

2020 Ruleset At-A-Glance

  • Only double battles
  • Pokemon must be caught in the Galar region
  • Certain Mythical and Legendary Pokemon are not permitted
  • All Pokemon will be set to level 50
  • No duplicate Pokemon
  • No duplicate items
  • 90 second preview phase before battle starts
  • 7 minutes of Your Time, 45 seconds of Move Time per player
  • 15 minute total time limit for each match
  • Dynamax allowed
  • Some Gigantamax Pokemon allowed

What Kind Of Teams & Meta Will Develop?

It will be interesting in the coming days months to see what kind of meta will form around VGC Double Battles. Keep an eye out on our rank tier list and meta reports to track what Pokemon are popular.

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