Pokémon VGC 2019 Season Information

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These are the event results from the Pokémon VGC 2019 Season! This page will include tournament information and results from Regionals, Special Events, Internationals, and the World Championships during the 2019 season and any important information about the season!

VGC 2019 Ruleset

Announced at the 2018 World Championships, players were introduced to the ruleset for the 2019 season, eventually culminating with the World Championships. For the first time, the format for the 2019 season will be divided into 3 different formats that change throughout the season, with the Sun, Moon, and Ultra Series.
  • Sun Series Active September 4th, 2018 to January 7th, 2019. Z-Crystals, Mega Stones, Red Orb, and the Blue Orb are banned. Rayquaza is unable to use the move Dragon Ascent.
  • Moon Series – Active January 8th, 2019 to April 1st, 2019. All Z-Crystals except Ultranecrozium Z are allowed. Mega Stones, Red Orb, and the Blue Orb are banned. Rayquaza is unable to use the move Dragon Ascent.
  • Ultra Series – Active April 2nd, 2019 until the 2019 World Championships. All Z-Crystals, Mega Stones, Red Orb, and the Blue Orb are allowed. Rayquaza is allowed to use the move Dragon Ascent.
In addition, this is the general ruleset overview for the entire 2019 season.
  • All matches will be played as Double Battles on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
  • All Pokémon must have the black clover icon, indicating they were either caught or obtained in Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, and Pokémon Moon.
  • For Sun, Moon, and Ultra Series, players will be allowed to use up to 2 of the following restricted Pokémon per team: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma.
  • The following Pokémon are banned: Mew, Celebi, Deoxys, Jirachi, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Magearna, Marshadow, and Zeraora.
  • The "your time" system has been increased from 5 minutes to 7 minutes.

US & Canada Events

FORMAT
DATE
EVENT
WINNER
VGC18
Aug. 25-26
Gilberto Gorracci
Sun
Sept. 15-16
Justin Burns
Sun
Oct. 5-6
Ashton Cox
Sun
Oct. 26-27
Riley Factura
Sun
Nov. 24-25
James Baek
Sun
Dec. 15-16
Raghav Malaviya
Moon
Jan. 19-20
Nick Navarre
Moon
Feb. 22-23
Jake Magier
Moon
March 9-10
Stephen Mea
Moon
March 15-16
Alex Williams
Ultra
April 19-20
James Baek
Ultra
May 3-4
Tommy Cooleen
Ultra
May 18-19
Ashton Cox
Ultra
June 1-2
Paul Chua

European Events

FORMAT

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

VGC18

July 13-14

Valencia Special Event

Eric Rios

Sun

Sept. 29-30

Frankfurt Regionals

Matteo Agostini

Sun

Nov. 3-4

Lille Special Event

Ismael Aarab Umpierrez

Sun

Dec. 15-16

Harrogate Regionals

Jonathan Marston

Moon

Feb. 23-24

Cannes Special Event

Aurélien Forest

Moon

March 23-24

Bolzano Special Event

Alessio Yuri Boschetto

Ultra

May 11-12

Bristol Regionals

David Partington

Ultra

June 15-16

Jönköping Regionals

Marco Silva


Oceania Events

FORMAT
DATE
EVENT
WINNER
VGC18
Sept. 1-2
Mitch Kendrick
Sun
Dec. 1-2
James Katsaros
Sun
Dec. 15-16
Melvin Keh
Sun
Dec. 22-23
Sam Pandelis
Sun
Jan. 5-6
Harrold Khoo
Moon
Jan. 27
Ismat Myron Beg
Moon
March 16-17
Meaghan Rattle
Ultra
May 4-5
Chen Wu
Ultra
May 11-12
Kei Yin Or
Ultra
May 11-12
Yoko Taguma
Ultra
May 18-19
Christopher Kan
Ultra
May 25
Hao-Hsuan Sun
Ultra
June 16
Meaghan Rattle

Latin America Events

FORMAT
DATE
EVENT
WINNER
Sun
Oct. 20-21
Juan Naar
Sun
Dec. 8-9
Francisco Alca
Moon
Jan. 13
Alberto Ríos
Moon
Jan. 19
Guido Micheli
Moon
Jan. 26
Juan C. Ortiz
Moon
Jan. 27
Pablo Godoy
Moon
Feb. 2
Gabriel Agati
Moon
Feb. 3
Moisés Briones
Moon
Feb. 9
Jean Paul Lopez Buiza
Moon
March 9
Victor González
Moon
March 9
Yan Sym
Moon
March 24
Andrés Quintero
Moon
March 24
Rudy Chin
Ultra
April 7
Dorian Quiñones
Ultra
April 13
Emiliano Reyes
Ultra
April 20
Dorian Quiñones
Ultra
April 27-28
Cesar Reyes
Ultra
May 12
Hiram Espinosa
Ultra
May 12
Jonathan Singh
Ultra
May 18
Ernesto Serpa
Ultra
May 25
Paul Ruiz
Ultra
May 26
Christian Rodriguez
Ultra
May 26
René Alvarenga
Ultra
June 9
Renzo Navarro
Ultra
June 15
Hugo Nascimento

National and Internationals

FORMAT

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Sun

Nov. 16-18

LATAM Internationals

Ashton Cox

Moon

Feb. 15-17

Oceania Internationals

Eduardo Cunha

Ultra

April 26-28

Europe Internationals

Flavio Del Pidio

Ultra

June 8-9

Japan Nationals

Hirofumi Kimura

Ultra

June 9

Korean League Finals

Hyungwoo Shin

Ultra

June 21-23

NA Internationals

Wolfe Glick


World Championships

Check out our extensive list of players who managed to qualify for the World Championships!

FORMAT

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Ultra

Aug. 16-18

World Championships

Naoto Mizobuchi

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