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What are the official VGC rules for Pokemon tournaments?

#1SyphoV2Posted 8/19/2013 1:31:58 AM
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#2RoobitysuPosted 8/19/2013 1:33:56 AM(edited)
Double Battles only, Item Clause, 4v4, and a list of banned Pokemon including such unstoppable offensive threats as Phione.
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#3Team Rocket Elite(Moderator)Posted 8/20/2013 8:37:47 PM
-Pokemon Black 2 or White 2 game card only (No Black 1 or White 1 allowed)
-Lv50 Double Battles (Scale down only, Pokemon below Lv50 are not scaled up)
-Team Preview is on. Bring a team of 6 and choose 4 to battle.
-Item Clause and Species Clause are on.
-Soul Dew is banned.
-Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect are banned
-Sky Drop and Dark Void are banned

Some things to keep in mind:
-You can use OHKO moves like Horn Drill
-You can put 2 or more Pokemon on your opponent's team to sleep.
-You can freeze 2 or more Pokemon on your opponent's team.
-You can use "hax" items like BrightPowder or Quick Claw.
-You can use evasion moves like Double Team.
-You can use a Drizzle and Swift Swim Pokemon on the same team.
-You can NOT have two Pokemon with the same National Dex number on one team. (This is known as Species Clause)
-You can NOT have two Pokemon with the same held item. (This is known as Item Clause)
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