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

Season 10

Battle Period: July 11th 2018 - September 3rd 2018
Battle type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. No Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Arceus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Solgaleo, Lunala, Dusk Mane Necrozma, and Dawn Wings Necrozma cannot be used..

The eleventh season runs with a special Single Battle ruleset that allows for the use of Mythical Pokémon

Season 12

Battle Period: September 4th 2018 - November 6th 2018
Battle type: Single Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex. 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, Zeraora, and Ash-Greninja cannot be used.
Banned Items: Mega Stones

The twelfth season runs with a special Single Battle ruleset. This ruleset bans usage of any Sub-Legenday (including Ultra Beasts), Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. It also blocks the use of Mega Stones

 
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