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VGC 2015 Rules

Discussion in 'Past Format Discussion' started by idiotfrommars, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. idiotfrommars

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    • All matches are played in the Doubles format
    • Flat Battle Rule: Pokemon above Level 50 will be brought down to 50 the match, while those below 50 will stay as is
    • Team Preview Rule: Players can have up to 6 Pokemon in their party and choose 4 during Team Preview
    • Pentagon Rule: All Pokemon must have the blue pentagon on their stats page indicating they were caught, bred, or received as an official gift in Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Saphire
    • Species Clause: No two Pokemon on your team can share the same Pokedex number
    • Item Clause: No two Pokemon on your team can hold the same item
    • The Following Items are banned:
      • Soul Dew
    • No moves are banned
    • The Following Pokemon are banned in all forms
      • Mewtwo
      • Mew
      • Lugia
      • Ho-oh
      • Celebi
      • Kyrogre
      • Groudon
      • Rayquaza
      • Jirachi
      • Deoxys
      • Dialga
      • Palkia
      • Giratina
      • Phione
      • Manaphy
      • Darkrai
      • Shayman
      • Arceus
      • Reshiram
      • Zekrom
      • Kyurem
      • Keldeo
      • Meloetta
      • Genesect
      • Victini
      • Xerneas
      • Yveltal
      • Zygarde
      • Diancie
    All Legal Fully Evolved Pokemon (open)

    • Abomasnow/Mega-Abomasnow
    • Absol/Mega-Absol
    • Accelgor
    • Aegislash
    • Aerodactyl/Mega-Aerodactyl
    • Aggron/Mega-Aggron
    • Alakazam/Mega-Alakazam
    • Alomomola
    • Altaria/Mega-Altaria
    • Ambipom
    • Ampharos/Mega-Ampharos
    • Arbok
    • Arcanine
    • Archeops
    • Ariados
    • Armaldo
    • Aromatisse
    • Articuno
    • Audino/Mega-Audino
    • Aurorus
    • Avalugg
    • Azelf
    • Azumarill
    • Banette/Mega-Banette
    • Barbaracle
    • Basculin
    • Bastiodon
    • Beartic
    • Beautifly
    • Beedrill/Mega-Beedrill
    • Beheeyem
    • Bellossom
    • Bibarel
    • Bisharp
    • Blastoise/Mega-Blastoise
    • Blaziken/Mega-Blaziken
    • Blissey
    • Bouffalant
    • Braviary
    • Breloom
    • Bronzong
    • Butterfree
    • Cacturne
    • Camerupt/Mega-Camerupt
    • Carbink
    • Carnivine
    • Carracosta
    • Castform
    • Chandelure
    • Charizard/Mega-Charizard-X/Mega-Charizard-Y
    • Chatot
    • Cherrim
    • Chesnaught
    • Chimecho
    • Cinccino
    • Clawitzer
    • Claydol
    • Clefable
    • Cloyster
    • Cobalion
    • Cofagrigus
    • Conkledurr
    • Corsola
    • Cradily
    • Crawdaunt
    • Cresselia
    • Crobat
    • Crustle
    • Cryogonal
    • Darmanitan
    • Dedenne
    • Delcatty
    • Delibird
    • Delphox
    • Dewgong
    • Diggersby
    • Ditto
    • Dodrio
    • Donphan
    • Dragalge
    • Dragonite
    • Drapion
    • Drifblim
    • Druddigon
    • Dugtrio
    • Dunsparce
    • Durant
    • Dusknoir
    • Dustox
    • Elektross
    • Electivire
    • Electrode
    • Emboar
    • Emolga
    • Empoleon
    • Entei
    • Escavalier
    • Espeon
    • Excadrill
    • Exeggutor
    • Exploud
    • Farfetch'd
    • Fearow
    • Feraligator
    • Ferrothorn
    • Flareon
    • Floatzel
    • Florges
    • Flygon
    • Forretress
    • Froslass
    • Furfrou
    • Furret
    • Gallade/Mega-Gallade
    • Galvantula
    • Garbodor
    • Garchomp/Mega-Garchomp
    • Gardevoir/Mega-Gardevoir
    • Gastrodon
    • Gengar/Mega-Gengar
    • Gigalith
    • Girafarig
    • Glaceon
    • Glalie/Mega-Glalie
    • Gliscor
    • Gogoat
    • Golduck
    • Golem
    • Golurk
    • Goodra
    • Gorebyss
    • Gothitelle
    • Gourgeist
    • Granbull
    • Greninja
    • Grumpig
    • Gyarados/Mega-Gyarados
    • Hariyama
    • Hawlucha
    • Haxorus
    • Heatmor
    • Heatran
    • Heliolisk
    • Heracross/Mega-Heracross
    • Hippowdon
    • Hitmonchan
    • Hitmonlee
    • Hitmontop
    • Honchkrow
    • Houndoom/Mega-Houndoom
    • Huntail
    • Hydreigon
    • Hypno
    • Illumise
    • Infernape
    • Jellicent
    • Jolteon
    • Jumpluff
    • Jynx
    • Kabutops
    • Kangaskhan/Mega-Kangaskhan
    • Kecleon
    • Kingdra
    • Kingler
    • Klefki
    • Klinklang
    • Kricketune
    • Krookodile
    • Landorus/Landorus-T
    • Lanturn
    • Lapras
    • Latias/Mega-Latias
    • Latios/Mega-Latios
    • Leafeon
    • Leavanny
    • Ledian
    • Lickilicky
    • Liepard
    • Lilligant
    • Linoone
    • Lopunny/Mega-Lopunny
    • Lucario/Mega-Lucario
    • Ludicolo
    • Lumineon
    • Lunatone
    • Luvdisc
    • Luxray
    • Machamp
    • Magcargo
    • Magmortar
    • Magnezone
    • Malamar
    • Mamoswine
    • Manaphy
    • Mandibuzz
    • Manectric/Mega-Manectric
    • Mantine
    • Maractus
    • Marowak
    • Masquerain
    • Mawile/Mega-Mawile
    • Medicham/Mega-Medicham
    • Meganium
    • Meowstic
    • Mesprit
    • Metagross/Mega-Metagross
    • Mienshao
    • Mightyena
    • Milotic
    • Miltank
    • Minun
    • Mismagius
    • Moltres
    • Mothim
    • Mr. Mime
    • Muk
    • Musharna
    • Nidoking
    • Nidoqueen
    • Ninetales
    • Ninjask
    • Noctowl
    • Noivern
    • Octillery
    • Omastar
    • Pachirisu
    • Pangoro
    • Parasect
    • Pelipper
    • Persian
    • Pidgeot/Mega-Pidgeot
    • Pinsir/Mega-Pinsir
    • Plusle
    • Politoed
    • Poliwrath
    • Porygon-Z
    • Primeape
    • Probopass
    • Purugly
    • Pyroar
    • Quagsire
    • Qwilfish
    • Raichu
    • Raikou
    • Rampardos
    • Rapidash
    • Raticate
    • Regice
    • Regigigas
    • Regirock
    • Registeel
    • Relicanth
    • Reuniclus
    • Rhyperior
    • Roserade
    • Rotom(all forms)
    • Sableye/Mega-Sableye
    • Salamence/Mega-Salamence
    • Samurott
    • Sandslash
    • Sawk
    • Sawsbuck
    • Sceptile/Mega-Sceptile
    • Scizor/Mega-Scizor
    • Scolipede
    • Scrafty
    • Seaking
    • Seismitoad
    • Serperior
    • Seviper
    • Sharpedo/Mega-Sharpedo
    • Shedinja
    • Shiftry
    • Shuckle
    • Sigilyph
    • Simipour
    • Simisage
    • Simisear
    • Skarmory
    • Skuntank
    • Slaking
    • Slowbro/Mega-Slowbro
    • Slowking
    • Slupuff
    • Smeargle
    • Snorlax
    • Solrock
    • Spinda
    • Spiritomb
    • Stantler
    • Staraptor
    • Starmie
    • Steelix/Mega-Steelix
    • Stoutland
    • Stunfisk
    • Sudowoodo
    • Suicune
    • Sunflora
    • Swalot
    • Swampert/Mega-Swampert
    • Swanna
    • Swellow
    • Swoobat
    • Sylveon
    • Talonflame
    • Tangrowth
    • Tauros
    • Tentacruel
    • Terrakion
    • Throh
    • Thundurus/Thundurus-T
    • Togekiss
    • Torkoal
    • Tornadus/Tornadus-T
    • Torterra
    • Toxicroak
    • Trevenant
    • Tropius
    • Typhlosion
    • Tyranitar/Mega-Tyranitar
    • Tyrantrum
    • Umbreon
    • Unfezant
    • Unown
    • Ursaring
    • Uzie
    • Vanilluxe
    • Vaporeon
    • Venomoth
    • Venusaur-Mega-Venusaur
    • Vespiquen
    • Victreebel
    • Vileplume
    • Virizion
    • Vivillon
    • Volbeat
    • Volcarona
    • Wailord
    • Walrein
    • Watchog
    • Weavile
    • Weezing
    • Whimsicott
    • Whiscash
    • Wigglytuff
    • Wobbeffet
    • Wormadam (all forms)
    • Xatu
    • Yanmega
    • Zangoose
    • Zapdos
    • Zebstrika
    • Zoroark


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  2. Stef0w

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    HE'S BACK!!!!!!!

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    Praise the lord!
  3. Monsoon

    Monsoon formerly duetis

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    What happened to 2009; 2 Legendaries max per team.
    Guess I'll have to wait another year to use my Giratina.
    Thanks TPCI
  4. Professor Birch

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    Fuck you Pentagon Rule
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  5. GiraGoomy

    GiraGoomy when you see a good meme

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    The reign of Lando-T and Salamence is going to begin lads. I hope you're all prepared with your Suicunes and Milotics! Although they both don't switch into Mence RIP
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  6. waterise

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    Why those two?
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    GiraGoomy when you see a good meme

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    Because they can literally fit on any team and do large amounts of damage to a lot of threats, not to mention that they are huge threats themselves ._.
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  8. Calugia

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    Aaand Dark Void is back in session. I foresee many smeargles and mega mawiles in addition to the two mentioned above.
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  9. GiraGoomy

    GiraGoomy when you see a good meme

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    I'm probably the only one that doesn't care about this, but just this one move will be a huge disruption to the meta. Make sure you continue to EV in speed to outspeed Smeargle everyone n_n
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  10. psVoltage

    psVoltage formerly Volty

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    Lando-T the Game imo
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  11. lucariojr

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    imo

    it's also nice that the official dubz ladder will be the VGC rules so we don't have to use PS! and the snowflake teams to test things and the ladder won't change midseason on us. probably.
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  12. GiraGoomy

    GiraGoomy when you see a good meme

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    I can definitely see Bisharp being really big now with Defiant as it's ability and Knock Off being very viable and very good. Also yeah not having to use PS for testing is always good.
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    Phione's ban is 2 stronk
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  14. DaAwesomeDude1

    DaAwesomeDude1 we can't let it end like this
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    YES CRESSELIA IS BACK (probably the only person excited about that) also screw pentagon rules
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  15. Silver Alli

    Silver Alli formerly Adamant Zoroark

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    You spelled Zoroark wrong
  16. tennisace

    tennisace i voted for dunald tremp
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    i assume you're kidding since zoroark wasn't even relevant when the format was unova dex only in 2011
  17. 26DUDE26

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    I'm Personally just really happy because i can use my SR mega Latias :]
  18. DaAwesomeDude1

    DaAwesomeDude1 we can't let it end like this
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    From what I can see, thundurus is looking really nice, its a nice check to landorus/ salamence with HP ice and prio taunt/thunder wave support is also really nice.
  19. Silver Alli

    Silver Alli formerly Adamant Zoroark

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    That doesn't make it spelled any less incorrectly
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  20. AGES

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    Thank you Nintendo for not making it Hoenn dex exclusive, that would have been just awful.

    Meanwhile its time to find ways to beat Salamence ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

    EDIT: Oh yeah can we all agree not to use DV smeargle
  21. Reuniclus_Soup

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    "No moves are banned" In that case I'll be taking Minimize, Baton Pass Drifblim in the name of Verlisify
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  22. Leica

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    Those moves were always available and never very relevant.
  23. Littlelucario

    Littlelucario Banned deucer.

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    Pentagon rules are literally the bane of my existence.
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  24. Silver Alli

    Silver Alli formerly Adamant Zoroark

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    It's okay, just go spend 12 hours soft resetting for a good Landorus that can't even have Sheer Force.

    At least everyone just uses Landorus-T anyway.
  25. GiraGoomy

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    ;)
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