Pokémon will again be permitted to hold Z-Crystals as battles shift to the Moon Series format on January 8, 2019.
NintendObserver’s select content on the Pokémon Championship Series.
Pokémon TCG and video game players and Professors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the latest rules and regulations ahead of their next competition.
Trainers will be prohibited from giving their Pokémon Mega Stones, Z-Crystals, the Red Orb, or the Blue Orb.
The next Pokémon World Championships will still be played on the Pokémon Ultra games, not on Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let's Go Eevee.
These updates take effect immediately, so the final events of the 2018 Championship Series season (including the Pokémon World Championships) and the first events of the 2019 Championship Series season will use these updated rules.
Who knows, maybe the championships series will switch to the Pokémon Let's Go games.
The Play! Pokémon rules and regulations are periodically reviewed to maintain competitive balance in the Championship Series.
How to get ready for this year's big Pokémon showdown.
Curse, Forest's Curse, Power Trick, and String Shot seem to have been fixed and are no longer banned from Pokémon competitions.
The scheduled rules review for early 2018 has been completed, and the documents have been updated.
The bans are effective immediately, and are in effect until the release of version 1.2 of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.
The switch to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon takes effect on January 1, 2018.
Remember that the Pokémon Video Game Championship Series rules will be updated again toward the end of the year in preparation for the format change to support Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.
The championships will be played on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon starting January 1, 2018.
Obviously the whole format while eventually shift to the Ultra games.
The next season of exciting competition has begun.
Lowering the invitation threshold in some regions and increasing the number of Championship Points awarded at some events.
Cité Centre de Congrès de Lyon on April 22–23, and Casa de Campo on June 24–25.
In International Challenge events, top finishers earn Championship Points, which can add up to an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships.
The new rules have been adapted for Pokémon Bank's recent update.