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The 2016 Video Game Championship rules have been announced on the official Pokémon wesbite.
For the first time since 2010, the VGC will allow players to use some of the Legendary Pokémon that are normally prohibited from play. Players will still be competing using Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
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Here is the basic information that players need to know:
  • All battles will be Double Battles played in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

  • Time limits for battles will vary by event. At major events (Regional Championships and above), battles will have a 15-minute time limit, 45-second move timer, and a 90-second Team Preview.

  • Pokémon brought in via Poké Transporter will not be permitted (the blue pentagon is required).

  • All discovered Pokémon will be allowed except the following Mythical Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa.

  • Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.

  • All items will be allowed except Soul Dew. Each Pokémon must hold a different item.

As of January 1, 2016, players competing in Play! Pokémon video game competitions will need to follow these new rules. This will be the official format for the 2016 Pokémon World Championships in San Francisco, CA.

Source: official website

The new rule document can be downloaded at this link: https://t.co/GRUFlMngKh
 
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Mmm... No, there isn't!
Wooow! Cool! ...but, I don't know whether to be happy or worried for this format :yeahyeah: ...but now my Rain Politoed can be changed for my Kyogre asd
 

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Wooow! Cool! ...but, I don't know whether to be happy or worried for this format :yeahyeah: ...but now my Rain Politoed can be changed for my Kyogre asd
Kyogre + Primordial Sea + Thunder is a great combo XD (useless against Groudon XDD)
But Politoed can use Perish Song :yeahyeah: + Gothitelle with the ability Shadow Trap are a great combo :yeahyeah:
 
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