Pokémon Tournament Rules are Changing with Sword and Shield

With every new Pokémon title comes changes to the official tournament rules. When Sun and Moon released a couple years ago there were plenty of new additions to the rule book which really made players think. Sword and Shield just launched last month but starting January 4 everything is getting overhauled for Championship events.

Introducing new techniques or items will definitely come into play but you need to know the nitty gritty details in order to compete. Battles will be set in double battle format and Pokémon must be found in the Galar region. Duplicates are not allowed and all Pokémon can be used with the exception of Mythical and some Legendary Pokémon.

There are other restrictions being applied which you can check out on the official website. Start training and strategizing now to prepare for upcoming battles!