VGC 2015 Rules

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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
  • 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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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 ._.
 

GiraGoomy

when you see a good meme
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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.
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
 

GiraGoomy

when you see a good meme
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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.
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.
 

DaAwesomeDude1

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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.
 
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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
 

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