Within the Battle Spot option of the PSS, which allows for random battles with other players, for both Free and Rating Battles there is a mode called Special Battles. Special Battles contain unique rulesets that change with each Battle season on the Pokémon Global Link and this page is to archive all of the rulesets introduced within Special Battle

Season 7

Battle Period: November 17th 2017 - January 23rd 2018
Battle Type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Alola Pokédex

The first season runs with a special Single Battle ruleset which will allow for the use of the brand new Alola Pokédex

Season 8

Battle Period: January 24th 2018 - March 15th 2018
Battle type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. No more than 1 of Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, and Marshadow.

The second season runs with a special Single Battle ruleset which will allow for the use of the brand new National Pokédex and 1 Legendary or Mythical Pokémon

Season 9

Battle Period: March 16th 2018 - May 14th 2018
Battle type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. No Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, and Marshadow.
Item Restrictions: No Z-Crystals, Mega Stones or Eviolite

The third season runs with a special Single Battle ruleset which will allow for the use of the National Pokédex with a twist of only allowing you to pick 2 of your 6 Pokémon in battle

Season 10

Battle Period: May 15th 2018 - July 10th 2018
Battle type: Double Battle - Inverse Battles
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. No Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, and Marshadow.

The fourth season runs with a special Double Battle ruleset which will allow for the use of the National Pokédex with a twist of running the Inverse Battle type chart

 
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