Thursday: Pokémon Sword & Shield - Ranked Battle

23-04-2020 07:40 BST / 02:40 EDT by Serebii

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Last Update: 16:03 BST
Edit @ 16:03: Pokémon Journeys

Pokémon Masters - A Special Present Event

In The Games Department

Pokémon Sword & Shield - VGC Ruleset

The ruleset for Series 4 of Ranked Battle has been announced. This ruleset continues the addition of available Gigantamax Pokémon and now allows all presently available Gigantamax. This will run from May 1st at 04:00 UTC to June 30th at 23:59 UTC:
Pokémon Restrictions: Available National Pokédex. Pokémon need to be caught or hatched in Pokémon Sword & Shield or given through Pokémon HOME
Pokémon Limits: Team of 3 to 6 Pokémon (Singles) / 4 to 6 Pokémon (Doubles) from Level 1 to Level 100. All Pokémon then set to Level 50
Match Length: No limit
Allowed Gigantamax: Charizard, Butterfree, Pikachu, Meowth, Machamp, Gengar, Kingler, Lapras, Eevee, Snorlax, Garbodor, Corviknight, Orbeetle, Drednaw, Coalossal, Flapple, Appletun, Sandaconda, Toxtricity, Centiskorch, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, Alcremie, Copperajah, Duraludon
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Marshadow, Zeraora, Meltan, Melmetal, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus
Battle Time: 20 Minutes
Your Time: 7 Minutes
Team Preview: 90 Seconds
Turn Time: 45 Seconds
The rules can now be downloaded from the Battle Stadium. We have also updated our Ranked Battle section with Series 4, though rewards have yet to be announced.

Pokémon 2019

In The Anime Department

Pokémon 2019 - News

It has been confirmed that the new anime series will be called Pokémon Journeys and will air exclusively on Netflix in the US starting from June 12th. This show focuses on Ash and a new trainer called Goh who become research fellows for Pokémon Cerise. New episodes of Pokémon Journeys will be added to Netflix in the US every quarter of the year.
Edit @ 16:12: Pokémon Journeys is to be released in the UK on the channel POP on September 1st but will get a sneak peak of the new series on May 25th
In France it will be on Canal J later this year, in Germany it'll be on Super RTL, in Brazil it'll be on Cartoon Network and in Italy it'll be on K2 later this year


Until Next Time, See Ya