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

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Aug. 25-26, 2018

Nashville Open

Gilberto Gorracci

Sep. 15-16, 2018

Philadelphia Regionals

Justin Burns

Oct. 5-6, 2018

Memphis Regionals

Ashton Cox

Oct. 26-27, 2018

Portland Regionals

Riley Factura

Nov. 24-25, 2018

Roanoke Regionals

James Baek

Dec. 15-16, 2018

Anaheim Regionals

Raghav Malaviya

Jan. 19-20, 2019

Dallas Regionals

Nick Navarre

Feb. 22-23, 2019

Collinsville Regionals

Jake Magier

Mar. 9-10, 2019

Toronto Regionals

Stephen Mea

Mar. 15-16, 2019

Greensboro Regionals

Alex Williams

Apr. 19-20, 2019

Daytona Beach Regionals

James Baek

May 3-4, 2019

Hartford Regionals

Tommy Cooleen

May 18-19, 2019

Santa Clara Regionals

Ashton Cox

Jun. 1-2, 2019

Madison Regionals

Paul Chua


European Events

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Jul. 13-14, 2018

Valencia Special Event

Eric Rios

Sep. 29-30, 2018

Frankfurt Regionals

Matteo Agostini

Nov. 3-4, 2018

Lille Special Event

Ismael Aarab Umpierrez

Dec. 15-16, 2018

Harrogate Regionals

Jonathan Marston

Feb. 23-24, 2019

Cannes Special Event

Aurélien Forest

Mar. 23-24, 2019

Bolzano Special Event

Alessio Yuri Boschetto

May 11-12, 2019

Bristol Regionals

David Partington

Jun. 15-16, 2019

Jönköping Regionals

Marco Silva


Oceania Events

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Sep. 1-2, 2018

Melbourne Special Event

Mitch Kendrick

Dec. 1-2, 2018

Brisbane Regionals

James Katsaros

Dec. 15-16, 2018

Katong Special Event

Melvin Keh

Dec. 22-23, 2018

Malaysia Open

Sam Pandelis

Jan. 5-6, 2019

Tampines Special Event

Harrold Khoo

Jan. 27, 2019

Malaysia Special Event

Ismat Myron Beg

Mar. 16-17, 2019

Perth Regionals

Meaghan Rattle

May 4-5, 2019

Taiwan Special Event

Chen Wu

May 11-12, 2019

Hong Kong Regionals

Kei Yin Or

May 11-12, 2019

Malaysia Regionals

Yoko Taguma

May 18-19, 2019

Sydney Regionals

Christopher Kan

May 25, 2019

Singapore Open

Hao-Hsuan Sun

Jun. 16, 2019

Auckland Special Event

Meaghan Rattle


Latin America Events

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Oct. 20-21, 2018

Santiago Special Event

Juan Naar

Dec. 8-9, 2018

Antofagasta Special Event

Francisco Alca

Jan. 13, 2019

Panamá Special Event

Alberto Ríos

Jan. 19, 2019

Bueno Aires Special Event

Guido Micheli

Jan. 26, 2019

Guayaquil Special Event

Juan C. Ortiz

Jan. 27, 2019

La Libertad Special Event

Pablo Godoy

Feb. 2, 2019

Campinas Special Event

Gabriel Agati

Feb. 3, 2019

CDMX Special Event

Moisés Briones

Feb. 9, 2019

Lima Special Event

Jean Paul Lopez Buiza

Mar. 9, 2019

San José Special Event

Victor González

Mar. 9, 2019

Bueno Aires Special Event

Yan Sym

Mar. 24, 2019

Bogotá Special Event

Andrés Quintero

Mar. 24, 2019

Antiguo Cuscatlán Special Event

Rudy Chin

Apr. 7, 2019

Asunción Special Event

Dorian Quiñones

Apr. 13, 2019

Santiago Special Event

Emiliano Reyes

Apr. 20, 2019

Cochabamba Special Event

Dorian Quiñones

Apr. 27-28, 2019

Monterrey Special Event

Cesar Reyes

May 12, 2019

Cancún Special Event

Hiram Espinosa

May 12, 2019

Panamá Special Event 

Jonathan Singh

May 18, 2019

Lima Special Event

Ernesto Serpa

May 25, 2019

Ecuador Special Event

Paul Ruiz

May 26, 2019

Bogotá Special Event

Christian Rodrigues

May 26, 2019 

Guatemala Special Event

René Alvarenga

Jun. 9, 2019

Santiago Regionals

Renzo Navarro

Jun. 15, 2019

Curitiba Special Event

Hugo Nascimento


National and Internationals

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Nov. 16-18, 2019

Latin American Internationals

Ashton Cox

Feb. 15-17, 2018

Oceania Internationals

Eduardo Cunha

Apr. 26-28, 2019

Europe Internationals

Flavio Del Pidio

Jun. 8-9, 2019

Japan Nationals

Hirofumi Kimura

Jun. 9, 2019

Korean League Finals

Hyungwoo Shin

Jun. 21-23, 2019

North American Internationals

Wolfe Glick


World Championships

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

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Aug. 16-18, 2019

World Championships

Naoto Mizobuchi

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