Pokémon Sun and Moon video games will be featured in the all-new 2017 Pokémon Video Game Championship (VGC) Series, as per the latest announcement of Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NTDOY) The Pokemon Co.
The 2017 Pokémon VGC Series, will come with new rules and regulations. All VGC events leading to the 2017 Pokémon World Championships will feature the new competitive format. The new rules and regulations will take effect on December 1 as opposed to the usual effect date, January 1.
Pokémon Sun and Moon Video Games
First and foremost, players will be required to form teams using the Pokémons found in the Alola Regional Pokédex, which have only been caught in the Pokémon Sun and Moon video games.
This means that players cannot use Pokémons caught from other video games. If they want to use a particular Pokémon, they first need to catch it from the Pokémon Sun and Moon video games.
What Else is New?
All battles will now be Double Battles. Pokémons such as Lunala, Magearna, and Solgaleo will not be eligible for competition.
Mega Evolution will also no longer be allowed since Pokémons will not be permitted to hold Mega Stones. Instead, Pokémons can enable Z-Moves as they will be allowed to hold Z-Crystals.
A new player time system will be employed as well to regulate battle lengths. Each player will have 10 minutes to cast moves.
Players who wish to get used to the all-new competitive format can play on the Pokémon Global Link. They can also access updated strategy guidelines to win battles.
“Look forward to much more analysis and coverage of the 2017 Pokémon VGC season all year long at Pokemon.com/Strategy, where we’ll be breaking down new Pokémon and tactics,” said the company.
The 2017 Pokémon VGC Series will immediately be available once the Pokémon Sun and Moon comes out on November 18 for the Nintendo 3DS.
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