Menu
Millenium / Video Games Articles and stories / Pokémon Sword and Shield /

Pokémon VGC Series 6 ban list and ruleset revealed

Pokémon VGC Series 6 ban list and ruleset revealed
0

In the run up to the next season of the Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC), GameFreak have revealed their official list of banned Pokémon — and some players aren't happy at all.

Pokémon VGC Series 6 ban list and ruleset revealed

As it does each season, Pokémon developer GameFreak reveals its list of banned Pokémon alongside the ruleset for Ranked Battle. 

This time, the list excludes the ten most-used Pokémon from Series 5/Season 8 from both Singles and Doubles. 

The Pokémon banned are:

  • Venusaur
  • Gyarados
  • Porygon2
  • Tyranitar
  • Torkoal
  • Hippowdon
  • Magnezone
  • Togekiss
  • Excadrill
  • Whimsicott
  • Incineroar
  • Mimikyu
  • Rillaboom
  • Cinderace
  • Indeedee
  • Dragapult

These are naturally joined by the Legendary Pokémon, such as Sword and Shield's Eternatus, Zacian and Zamazenta.

Howwever, the controversy surrounds the use of Singles to curate this list, as competitive Pokémon has exclusively used Doubles for some time now. Some of the Pokémon included aren't exactly anything to shout home about in competitive play, while others (Porygon2) are widely used.

Another quirk is that Porygon2 is now banned — despite GameFreak giving away an IV-prepared, competitive-ready version this weekend to celebrate the finals of the Players Cup.

You can find all details of the ruleset for Series 6 over on Serebii.

0

More Stories

05:59 How to get all 8 Hat Pikachu in Pokemon Sword and Shield
07:33 Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass The Crown Tundra Updates
06:39 Pokémon Sword and Shield second dlc Crown Tundra release date announced
09:19 New Pokémon Sword & Shield Crown Tundra Expansion Pass info tomorrow
09:14 Pokemon Sword & Shield Equinox Max Raid Battle Event
05:11 The biggest game releases of 2020
09:11 Pokemon Players Cup II Revealed
03:41 Pokémon VGC Series 6 ban list and ruleset revealed
05:17 Every new Pokémon you can get in Isle of Armor Expansion!
02:21 Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion: How to Instantly Reset EV

Recommended

Pokemon Sword and Shield: List of Gen 8 Galar Pokemon
Where to watch Galarian Farfetch’d and evolve to Sirfetch’d?
Pokémon Sword and Shield: How to evolve Applin

Discover guides

The biggest game releases of 2020
Pokémon Sword, Shield Guide: How to reset and respawn Max Raid Battle
Pokemon Sword, Pokemon Shield: how to evolve Milcery into all forms of Alcremie?