Battle Spot Leader
The Season 13 Special ruleset is up on the Japanese PGL, it's going to be BSD with only legendaries, mythicals, and ultra beasts allowed. This means no Incineroar, no Amoonguss, no Smeargle, and no Mega Gengar...
For clarity's sake, those pokemon are: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Mew, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Type: Null, Silvally, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, Blacephalon, and Zeraora
- 4v4 Doubles (6v6 team preview)
- everything is auto-levelled to 100
- Only the Pokemon in the above list are allowed
- Pokemon transferred from older games are allowed (hello niche event-exclusive moves)
- item clause
- species clause
So there's a pretty narrow list of viable, let alone available Pokemon. I couldn't find anything about items specifically, so I'm assuming the Primal Orbs are allowed, Rayquaza can mega, and Necrozma can ultra burst, so those will definitely be the top threats. Zeraora is also the ONLY Fake Out user, so expect that on nearly every team. Redirection is limited to a rare Japanese in-life Jirachi event, unless another Follow Me user exists. Bulu might actually be useful as a Kyo/Don check, since the other Grass-types are Shaymin, Grass Arceus, and Celebi.
Sounds like a really centralising format, but could be fun to see some weird anti-meta strategies.
tagging LegoFigure11 to get it on showdown within the week. no rush but would be fun to practice in advance
what else looks good???