Thanks to serebii and nuggetbridge for the heads up.
It's only been a week since the quirky Eevee Cup was announced and Nintendo has given us another tournament to chew over. Behold, the spiritual successor to VGC 2010, the Christmas cup!
What makes the holidays more than smashing opponents with your 600+ club legendaires?
So far, the christmas cup looks to have the same basis rule set of many similar tournaments. It looks like the species, item, Dark Void, and Sky Drop clauses are all back. What's really interesting is that every single Pokemon is allowed except the mighty Chatot.
This opens up the doors for all kinds of interesting pairs with Uber Pokemon we haven't gotten to play with. Kyogre and Groudon bring their classic weathers, but with new toys included. Victini can fire off monsterous V-Creates under the sun and Keldeo can blast through anything with a Rain boosted Surf or Hydro Pump. Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina can make use of their new Dream World Abilities taking Surfs, Earthquakes, Explosions, and Discharges no problem. Kyurem-W is finally given a rule set where it can fire off blizzards in permahail. Reshiram also gets an auto sun educing partner that doesn't suck! Though very vulnerable to priority, Skymin and Deoxys are sure to be a blast. Scariest of all, the mighty Arceus is free to decimate whatever is pleases.
So, what are you all excited about from this tournament?