TOURNAMENT FORMAT – Video Game
Players will battle each other using the standard Play! Pokémon format – Double battles
The 2019 Ultra Series World Championships Rules will be used. Players will battle using the game’s “Live Competition” feature. However, players should still download the “2019 Ultra Series World Championships Rules” from the Festival Plaza prior to attending the event.
All Pokémon will be automatically set to Level 50 during battle.
Players will construct a team of 6 Pokémon, and select 4 Pokémon to use in every battle. The same team must be used for the entire tournament.
Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, except those mentioned below, that are caught or hatched in the game or received at an official event or distribution.
Players are allowed to have up to 2 of the following pokemon in their teams:
Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas,
Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma.
The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team: Ash-Greninja, Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin,
Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Magearna, Marshadow and any other Pokémon which have yet to be officially released ingame.
A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number
Each Pokémon may hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item.
All items from the Moon series restriction list, including: All mega stones, Ultranecrozium Z, Red Orb, Blue Orb, are ALLOWED in the Ultra Series.
The following moves ARE ALLOWED in the Ultra Series Ruleset: Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent
Players may only participate with Pokémon that have the black clover symbol on their status screen, indicating that the Pokémon was obtained in Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon.
A copy of the rule book can be downloaded from Pokémon Website from the following URL:
If one player was late to the match or was away from the match without a Judge’s permission for any period of time during the round, that player loses the match unless the Judge was made aware of this absence in advance of the end of the match.
[ Format: Age Modified Swiss ]
In this format, Players will have to play a number of Swiss rounds(Best of 1 or Best of 3) appropriate for the number of players in attendance. Players are paired against other players with the same, or similar, match record.
Depending on the age group of participants for this Tournament, the Tournament Organizer may separate the players into groups according to the Pokémon
Organized Play’s Age Division.
The age divisions for the 2019 season are as follows:
o Junior Division: Born in 2008 or later
o Senior Division: Born in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
o Masters Division: Born in 2003 or earlier