2019 Series

The 2019 VGC World Championship Series is the second utilising Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon games and adopts the GS Cup format once more, allowing for players to use two restricted Legendary PokĂ©mon. With this, the series, for the first time, is set into three different series each with restrictions. First bans all Mega Evolutions, Primals and Z-Moves, second bans all Mega Evolutions, Primals and Ultra Necrozma and the third allows for everything. The 2019 World Championships are to be held in Washington D.C.

VGC Rule Set: (From )

Usable Games Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Pokémon Limits: Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala & Necrozma.
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Magearna, Marshadow, Zearora or Ash-Greninja, Pokémon not captured or hatched in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon


Note: There are also special rulesets that change with each series
Sun Series - September 4th 2018 through January 7th 2019
Banned Items: All Z-Crystals, All Mega Stones, Red Orb, Blue Orb
Banned Moves: Dragon Ascent

Moon Series - January 8th 2019 - April 1st 2019
Banned Items: All Mega Stones, Red Orb, Blue Orb, Ultranecrozium Z
Banned Moves: Dragon Ascent


Ultra Series - April 2nd 2019 - Worlds 2019
Banned Items: None
Banned Moves: None


Online Competitions

Throughout the Play! Pokémon series, there were numerous online competitions that will give CP to players if their Play! Pokémon account is linked to their Organised Play ID. The CP is organised to the top 256 players worldwide, regardless of region.

Best Finish Limit: None
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256 257-512 513-1024
CP Prize 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5 2 1


Name Date Entry Gift CP Given?

Premier Challenges

Premier Challenges are small competitions dotted around the various countries in the world. These competitions typically happen once a month or so depending on the organisers and can provide a small amount of CP which can then be used to help participate in the Worlds Championships.

Standard Premier Challenge
Best Finish Limit: 2 Per Series
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16
CP Prize 30 16 12 8 6 4
Kicker
Min Entry
      24 48 100


Regionals Details

Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions beyond the Premier Challenges to allow for players to earn CP. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.

Midseason Showdown
Best Finish Limit: 8 (2 Per Series)
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64
CP Prize 50 40 32 25 20 16 13
Kicker
Min Entry
      24 48 100 200
Regionals
Best Finish Limit: 8
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256
CP Prize 200 160 130 100 80 60 50 40 30
Kicker
Min Entry
        48 100 200 400 800


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Philadelphia Regional Championships Oaks, Philadelphia United States September 14 2018 - September 16 2018 Unknown
Frankfurt Regional Championships Frankfurt, Germany Germany September 29 2018 - September 30 2018 Unknown
Memphis Regional Championships Memphis, Tennessee United States October 5 2018 - October 7 2018 Unknown
Portland Regional Championships Portland, Oregan United States October 26 2018 - October 28 2018 Unknown
Roanoke Regional Championships Roanoke, Virginia United States November 24 2018 - November 25 2018 Unknown
Anaheim Regional Championships Anaheim, California United States December 15 2018 - December 16 2018 Unknown
Harrogate Regional Championships Harrogate, England United Kingdom December 15 2018 - December 16 2018 Unknown
Dallas Regional Championships Dallas, Texas United States January 19 2019 - January 20 2019 Unknown
Collinsville Regional Championships Collinsville, Illinois United States February 22 2019 - February 24 2019 Unknown
Ontario Regional Championships Brampton, Ontario Canada March 8 2019 - March 10 2019 Unknown
Greensboro Regional Championships Greensboro, North Carolina United States March 15 2019 - March 17 2019 Unknown
Daytona Beach Regional Championships Daytona Beach, Florida United States April 19 2019 - April 21 2019 Unknown
Hartford Regional Championships Hartford, Connecticut United States May 3 2019 - May 5 2019 Unknown
Bristol Regional Championships Bristol, England United Kingdom May 11 2018 - May 12 2019 Unknown
Santa Clara Regional Championships Santa Clara, California United States May 18 2019 - May 19 2019 Unknown
Madison Regional Championships Madison Wisconsin United States May 31 2019 - June 2 2019 Unknown

Championship Details

Following the removal of the National Championship Series, four special Championships are to be held. These will get special points akin to that of Nationals and high prize payouts.

Best Finish Limit: 4
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256 257-512
CP Prize 500 400 320 250 200 160 130 100 80 60
Kicker
Min Entry
        48 100 200 400 800 1600


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Latin America International Championships Sao Paolo Brazil November 16th - November 18th 2018 Unknown
Oceania International Championships TBC Australia February 2019 Unknown
European International Championships TBC Germany April 2019 Unknown
North American International Championships TBC United States June 2019 Unknown

Worlds Details

The World Championships are where the best of the world come to participate and fight it off to become World Champion. Participation in the events is by invitation based on CP.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
World Championships Washington D.C. United States August 2019 None Yes
 
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