I believe SKY DROP and DARK VOID are banned.I'm trying to prepare for the Autumn Friendly competition, but I'm having a trouble finding out which moves & items aren't allowed in Wi-Fi competitions.
The only moves that I know are banned are Double Team and the One-Hit-KO moves & the only banned item I know of is Brightpowder. Since this is my first competition, I'm not completely familar with the rules.
Can someone please help me out or direct me to the correct post if this is the wrong one?
Here's a snippet from the official 2012 VGC RULES AND REGULATIONS.
Originally Posted by ShinyGoogleplex;POKÉMON VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT FORMATS
Pokémon Organized Play supports several tournament formats for sanctioned play of the Pokémon video
games. This document covers each of the approved formats and their variations. Tournaments that do not use
one of the formats described here may not be sanctioned.
5.** Standard Format Style
All sanctioned Pokémon video game tournaments require players to assemble a team of Pokémon, with items,
prior to the start of the event. The standard format style for all PLAY! Pokémon tournaments is Double Battle.**
5.1. Double Battle
In Double Battles, each player selects four Pokémon from his or her party of six to battle with. At the
start of the battle, players send out the first two Pokémon in their party, making a total of four Pokémon
on the battlefield. Game play continues until a player knocks out all four of his or her opponent’s
6.** Standard Team Construction Rules
When building a team for a PLAY! Pokémon tournament, all players must adhere to these standard construction
A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number
Each Pokémon on a player’s team can hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item
A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same nickname
A player’s team cannot contain a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example,
an Unfezant named “Pidove”)
Pokémon may only use moves that have been learned through one of the following methods:
o By leveling up
o By TM or HM
o As an Egg move, through breeding
o From a character in the game
o A move already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion
7. Sanctioned Format
Pokémon Organized Play supports one format for sanctioned play: Modified. Sanctioned events are listed on the
POP website, and the results are reported to POP after the event concludes.
7.1. Modified Format
The Modified format is the standard tournament format for PLAY! Pokémon video game events. This
format will be used at all premier events unless specified otherwise. The Modified format for the 2011–
2012 season will use the following restrictions:12
Pokémon Organized Play Tournament Formats
Rev: September 1
Only Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Game Cards are permitted for use.
Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001–646, that are caught in the
game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution
The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team:
o 150 – Mewtwo
o 151 – Mew
o 249 – Lugia
o 250 – Ho‐Oh
o 251 – Celebi
o 382 – Kyogre
o 383 – Groudon
o 384 – Rayquaza
o 385 – Jirachi
o 386 – Deoxys
o 483 – Dialga
o 484 – Palkia
o 487 – Giratina
o 489 – Phione
o 490 – Manaphy
o 491 – Darkrai
o 492 – Shaymin
o 493 – Arceus
o 494 – Victini
o 643 – Reshiram
o 644 – Zekrom
o 646 – Kyurem
Pokémon must be placed in the Battle Box.
Pokémon above level 50 are permitted, but they are auto‐leveled down to 50 for the duration of
Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities that have been officially released via Pokémon
Black Version and Pokémon White Version, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or
Pokémon may not know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void.
The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle.