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!

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.
  • Series 11: November 1 – January 31, 2022. This is the same ruleset as Series 8.
  • Series 12: February 1 – August 31, 2022. Players are able to use two 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.

US & Canada Events

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Aug. 17-18, 2019

DC Open

Jeremy Odena

Sep. 28-29, 2019

Atlantic City Regionals

Paul Chua

Oct. 12-13, 2019

Knoxville Regionals

Kyle Livinghouse

Nov. 2-3, 2019

Richmond Regionals

Nils Dunlop

Nov. 9-10, 2019

Portland Regionals

Joseph Ugarte

Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019

Daytona Beach Regionals

Brady Smith

Dec. 7-8, 2019

San Diego Regionals

Emilio Forbes

Jan. 18-19, 2020

Dallas Regionals

Aaron Traylor

Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2020

Collinsville Regionals

Andrew Ding

Mar. 1, 2020

Puerto Rico Special Event

James Eakes

Mar. 19-20, 2022

Salt Lake City Regionals

Chongjun Peng

May 7-8, 2022

Indianapolis Regionals

Stefan Mott

May 21-22, 2022

Seacaucus Regionals

Emilio Forbes

May 28-29, 2022

Vancouver Regionals

Gavin Michaels

Jun. 18-19, 2022

Milwaukee Regionals

Zhe Zhang


Europe Events

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Sep. 7-8, 2019

Sheffield Regionals

Barry Anderson

Sep. 28-29, 2019

Köln Regionals

Hippolyte Bernard

Nov. 2-3, 2019

Nanterre Special Event

Calvin Foster

Jan. 11-12, 2020

Bochum Regionals

Guillermo Castilla

Mar. 7-8, 2020

Malmö Regionals

Tobias Koschitzki

Mar. 26-27, 2022

Liverpool Regionals

Eric Rios

May 7-8, 2022

Bilbao Special Event

Jonas Wiegel

May 21-22, 2022

Lille Regionals

Thomas Gravouille

May 28-29, 2022

Bremen Regionals

Maurice Uteg

Jun. 4-5, 2022

Milan Special Event

Flavio Del Pidio


Latin America Events

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Sep. 28, 2019

Campinas Special Event

Javier Valdés

Oct. 19, 2019

Santiago Special Event

Heriberto Pacaje

Dec. 14, 2019

Iquique Special Event

Giovanni Aranibar

Feb. 8-9, 2020

Bueno Aires Special Event

Guido Micheli

Feb. 8-9, 2020

Guayaquil Special Event

Dorian Quiñones

Feb. 15-16, 2020

Lima Special Event

Winner Unknown

Feb. 15-16, 2020

Guaíba Special Event

Federico Turano

Feb. 16, 2020

San José Special Event

René Alvarenga

Mar. 7-8, 2020

La Libertad Special Event

Carlos Josue Escobar

Mar. 14, 2020

Santiago Special Event II

Nicolás del Campo

Jun. 4, 2022

Santiago Regionals

Diego Gutierrez


Oceania Events

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Sep. 1, 2019

Melbourne Open

Alfredo Chang-Gonzalez

Dec. 7-8, 2019

Brisbane Regionals

Anubhav Biswas

Dec. 7-8, 2019

Singapore Open

Shawn Tang

Dec. 21-22, 2019

Malaysia Regionals

Ismat Myron Beg

Mar. 14-15, 2020

Perth Regionals

Simon Konsti

Mar. 14-15, 2020

Singapore Open II

Zulherryka Yusof

Mar. 12-13, 2022

Brisbane Regionals

Henry Rich

May 21-22, 2022

Perth Regionals

Alister Sandover

Jun. 11-12, 2022

Melbourne Regionals

Sam Pandelis


Nationals and Internationals

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Nov. 15-17, 2019

Latin American Internationals

James Baek

Feb. 21-23, 2020

Oceania Internationals

Marco Silva

Apr. 22-24, 2022

Europe Internationals

Eric Rios

May 29, 2022

Thailand Nationals

Chaiyawat Traiwichcha

Jun. 11, 2022

Malaysia Nationals

Kevin Ngim

Jun. 11-12, 2022

2022 Japan Nationals

Kentaro Matsumoto

Jun. 11-12, 2022

Taiwan Nationals

Chyr Wei

Jun. 12, 2022

Philippines Nationals

Patrick Elegado

Jun. 12, 2022

Singapore Nationals

Melvin Keh

Jun. 12 2022

Hong Kong Nationals

Pan Si Ming

Jun. 24-26, 2022

North American Internationals

James Evans


Online Events

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

DATE

EVENT

WINNER

Jun. 6-7, 2020

Players Cup Kickoff Invitational

Alessio Yuri Boschetto

Jul. 11-25, 2020

Players Cup I Qualifiers

Qualifier Event

Aug. 21-23, 2020

Players Cup I

Santino Tarquinio

Nov. 7-14, 2020

Players Cup II Qualifiers

Qualifier Event

Dec. 11-13, 2020

Players Cup II

Wolfe Glick

Mar. 20-27, 2021

Players Cup III Qualifiers

Qualifier Event

Apr. 23-25, 2021

Players Cup III

Jonathan Evans

Jun. 19- Jul. 3, 2021

Players Cup IV Qualifiers

Qualifier Event

Jul. 18, 2021

2021 Japan Nationals

Kouhei Fujita

Jul. 30-Aug. 1, 2021

Players Cup IV

Renzo Navarro

Aug. 7, 2021

2021 Trainers Cup

Wonseok Jung

Aug. 13-15, 2021

Players Cup 25th Invitational

Santino Tarquinio

Sep. 11, 2021

Asia Players Cup

Jirawiwat Thitasiri

Oct. 29-30, 2021

Global Exhibition

Leonardo Bonanomi

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