The rules for the next season of the Pokémon Video Game Championships have been revealed. Not many changes have come into effect, and any that have were mostly expected, but nevertheless this is how our 2014 rules look:
So, this is how our VGC 2014 rules look. With Nintendo currently holding the Pokémon Winter Championship in the UK many of us are already using and adjusting to rules very alike these. If you wish to know anything else about this year's rules, then you can read about them right here.
- Battles will still be using the Double Battles format as it has done for a number of years now and we'll be using Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
- Players this year are limited to only using Pokémon from the Kalos Pokédex. So anything from #001 to #150 in the Central Kalos Pokédex, #001 to #153 in the Coastal Kalos Pokédex, and #001 to #147 in the Mountain Kalos Pokédex.
- As many who have played Pokémon X and Pokémon Y know, a lot of the Pokémon found throughout the Kalos Pokédex are from past generations. However, while the Pokémon can be used in this VGC season, you can't use a Pokémon that has been transferred to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y using Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter. All Pokémon used in this VGC season must have been caught or hatched in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.
- Mega Evolutions will be allowed in this ruleset, as are all Hidden Abilities currently released.