Pokémon VGC 2022 Season Information

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These are the event results from the Pokémon VGC 2022 Season! This page will include tournament information and results from Regionals, Special Events, and Internationals during the 2020 season!

NOTE: All Play! Pokémon events were canceled on March 16, 2020 until early 2022 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Play! Pokémon events have been slowly confirmed to be returning to select countries with more to be announced soon. Check back to this page for more information on upcoming events.

VGC 2022 Ruleset

From August 18, 2019 to January 3, 2020, players competed using the Ultra Series ruleset, playing Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on the Nintendo 3DS using the following ruleset.
  • 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.
  • All Z-Crystals, Mega Stones, Red Orb, and Blue Orb are allowed. Rayquaza is allowed to use the move Dragon Ascent.
Starting January 4, 2020, the ruleset changed with players competing on Pokémon Sword and Shield using the Nintendo Switch where for the first time, the format changed each Series, allowing certain Giganatamax Pokémon to be legal each Series. VGC matches before the season were suspended used Series 2 and Series 3 matches in Play! Pokémon events with matches in Series 4 onward do not contribute to the VGC circuit.
  • Series 1: November 19 – December 31, 2019. Though no official VGC events were played in Series 1, no Giganatmax Pokémon were allowed to be used in this Series.
  • Series 2: January 4 – February 29, 2020. 10 Gigantamax Pokémon were allowed that were obtainable through events or featured in the Wild Area. Charizard with the Blaze ability, Butterfree, Pikachu, Meowth, Eevee, Snorlax, Corviknight, Drednaw, Sandaconda, and Centiskorch can now Gigantamax. Additionally, the evolution lines of Venusaur, Blastoise, Decidueye, Primarina, and Incineroar are able to be used. Galarian Slowpoke is also legal.
  • Series 3: March 1 – April 30, 2020. Kingler, Lapras, Orbeetle, Coalossal, Flapple, Appletun, Toxtricity, Hatterene, Grimmsnarl, and Alcremie can now Gigantamax. Charizard with the Solar Power ability could now Gigantamax.
  • Series 4: May 1 – June 30, 2020. Machamp, Gengar, Garbodor, Copperajah, and Duraludon can now Gigantamax. 
  • Series 5: July 1 – August 31, 2020. All Pokémon in the Isle of Armor Pokédex are now legal, including Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion. Venusaur, Blastoise, Rillaboom, Cinderace, Inteleon, and Urshifu can now Gigantamax.
  • Series 6: September 1 – October 31, 2020. Venusaur, Gyarados, Porygon2, Tyranitar, Torkoal, Hippowdon, Magnezone, Togekiss, Excadrill, Whimsicott, Incineroar, Mimikyu, Rillaboom, Cinderace, Indeedee, and Dragapult are unable to be used.
  • Series 7: November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021. All Pokémon in the Crown Tundra Pokédex are now legal.
  • Series 8: February 1 – April 30, 2021. Players are able to use one of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, and Calyrex.
  • Series 9: May 1 – July 31, 2021. All Pokémon in the Crown Tundra Pokédex are now legal. This is the same ruleset as Series 7.
  • Series 10: August 1 – October 31, 2021. Players are able to use one of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, and Calyrex. Pokémon are unable to Dyanamax or Gigantamax.

US & Canada Events

The following events took place prior to events being canceled.

FORMAT

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Ultra

Aug. 17-18

DC Open

Jeremy Odena

Ultra

Sep. 28-29

Atlantic City Regionals

Paul Chua

Ultra

Oct. 12-13

Knoxville Regionals

Kyle Livinghouse

Ultra

Nov. 2-3

Richmond Regionals

Nils Dunlop

Ultra

Nov. 9-10

Portland Regionals

Joseph Ugarte

Ultra

Nov. 30 - Dec. 1

Daytona Beach Regionals

Brady Smith

Ultra

Dec. 7-8

San Diego Regionals

Emilio Forbes

Series 2

Jan. 18-19

Dallas Regionals

Aaron Traylor

Series 2

Feb. 28 - Mar. 1

Collinsville Regionals

Andrew Ding

Series 3

Mar. 1

Puerto Rico Special Event

James Eakes


The following events have been currently confirmed to take place during the 2022 season.

YEAR

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

2022

Mar. 18-20

Salt Lake City Regionals

Salt Lake City, Utah

2022

Apr. 2-3

Orlando Regionals

Orlando, Florida

2022

May 7-8

Indianapolis Regionals

Indianapolis, Indiana

2022

May 21-22

Secaucus Regionals

Secaucus, New Jersey

2022

May 28-29

Vancouver Regionals

Vancouver, BC

2022

June 18-19

Milwaukee Regionals

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Europe Events

The following events took place prior to events being canceled.

FORMAT

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Ultra

Sep. 7-8

Sheffield Regionals

Barry Anderson

Ultra

Sep. 28-29

Cologne Regionals

Hippolyte Bernard

Ultra

Nov. 2-3

Nanterre Special Event

Calvin Foster

Series 2

Jan. 11-12

Bochum Regionals

Guillermo Castilla

Series 3

Mar. 7-8

Malmö Regionals

Tobias Koschitzki


The following events have been currently confirmed to take place during the 2022 season.

YEAR

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

2022

Mar. 26-27

Liverpool Regionals

Liverpool, UK

2022

May 7-8

Bizkaia Special Event

Bizkaia, Spain

2022

May 2022

Germany Regionals

To Be Announced

2022

June 4-5

Milan Special Event

Milan, Italy


Latin America Evebts

The following events took place prior to events being canceled. As of October 20, 2021, no events have been announced in Latin America during the rest of the 2022 season.

FORMAT

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Ultra

Sep. 28

Campinas Special Event

Javier Valdés

Ultra

Oct. 19

Santiago Special Event

Heriberto Pacaje

Ultra

Dec. 14

Iquique Special Event

Giovanni Aranibar

Series 2

Feb. 8-9

Bueno Aires Special Event

Guido Micheli

Series 2

Feb. 8-9

Guayaquil Special Event

Dorian Quiñones

Series 2

Feb. 15-16

Lima Special Event

Winner Unknown

Series 2

Feb. 15-16

Guaíba Special Event

Federico Turano

Series 2

Feb. 16

San José Special Event

René Alvarenga

Series 3

Mar. 7-8

La Libertad Special Event

Carlos Josue Escobar

Series 3

Mar. 14

Santiago Special Event II

Nicolás del Campo


Oceania Events

The following events took place prior to events being canceled. As of October 20, 2021, no events have been announced in Oceania during the rest of the 2022 season.

FORMAT

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Ultra

Sep. 1

Melbourne Open

Alfredo Chang-Gonzalez

Ultra

Dec. 7-8

Brisbane Regionals

Anubhav Biswas

Ultra

Dec. 7-8

Singapore Open

Shawn Tang

Ultra

Dec. 21-22

Malaysia Regionals

Ismat Myron Beg

Series 3

Mar. 14-15

Perth Regionals

Simon Konsti


Internationals

The following events took place prior to events being canceled.

YEAR

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Ultra

Nov. 15-17

LATAM Internationals

James Baek

Series 2

Feb. 21-23

Oceania Internationals

Marco Silva


The following events have been currently confirmed to take place during the 2022 season.

YEAR

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

2022

Apr. 22-24

European Internationals

Frankfurt, Germany

2022

Jun. 24-26

NA Internationals

Columbus, Ohio


Online Events

During the online era of VGC, several online tournaments were held by The Pokémon Company International to still showcase high-level competition.

FORMAT

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Series 4

Jun. 6-7

Players Cup Kickoff Invitational

Alessio Yuri Boschetto

Series 5

Aug. 21-23

Players Cup I

Santino Tarquinio

Series 7

Dec. 11-13

Players Cup II

Wolfe Glick

Series 8

Apr. 23-25

Players Cup III

Jonathan Evans

Series 9

Jul. 18

Japan Nationals

Kouhei Fujita

Series 9

Jul. 30 - Aug. 1

Players Cup IV

Renzo Navarro

Series 9

Aug. 7

2021 Trainers Cup

Renzo Navarro

Series 10

Aug. 13-15

Players Cup 25th Anniversary Invitational

Santino Tarquinio

Series 9

Sep. 11

Asia Players Cup

Jirawiwat Thitasiri

Series 11

Oct. 29-30

Global Exhibition

Leonardo Bonanomi

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