Month: December 2014

T12 Pokemon on Battle Spot Doubles

Hello Hat Lovers!

Since VGC 2015 is essentially ORAS Battle Spot doubles we can start practising for the format so we’ll be ready for those early January Premiere Challenges. I’m going to give a rundown of the 12 most common Pokemon on the Battle Spot Doubles ladder including their moves, items and abilities.

The data for Battlespot usage comes from here:

Keep in mind that the top 12 is based off of what gets used the most and not what is the most successful. Data is subject to change as time goes on.


VGC 2015 Rules Announced!

Hello Hat Lovers!

The rules for VGC 2015 have finally been announced. These rules will be put into place January 1st 2015. Here the rules regarding team construction:

  • VGC 2015 will be played on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire versions. Players cannot use two Pokemon with the same Pokedex number. Players cannot have two of the same item on their team.
  • The following Pokemon are banned: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Manaphy, Phione, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie. Hoopa and Donut-Steam-Monster will be banned once Game Freak officially reveals them.
  • Soul Dew is banned.
  • Pokemon must have a blue pentagon on their status screen. This blue pentagon will indicate that the Pokemon was obtained in generation 6.

This is the same format I was expecting, and I’m glad we finally got it confirmed. Now we know exactly what we’re dealing with next year and people can stop making ridiculous claims about the format being Hoenn-Dex only or Primal Legendaries being legal. These rules are the same as the battle spot doubles ladder on ORAS, which means we will have an in-game ladder to play on throughout the whole year.

As you may have noticed, we’ve started Brigette’s PC 2015. This will contain sets for VGC 2015 Pokemon and we’ll be adding sets that we’ve used as well as those from tournament reports on Nugget Bridge.


~Umbreon out