VGC 2015 Rules
- All matches are played in the Doubles format.
- Pokémon above Level 50 will be brought down to 50 for the match while those below 50 will stay as is.
- Players choose 4 of their 6 registered Pokémon after team preview.
- Pentagon Rule: All Pokémon must have the blue pentagon on their stats page indicating they were caught, bred, or received as an official gift in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire.
- Species Clause: No two Pokémon on your team can share the same Pokédex number.
- Item Clause: No two Pokémon on your team can hold the same held item.
- The following items are banned:
- Soul Dew
- The following Pokémon are banned (all forms):
- Mewtwo, Mew
- Lugia, Ho-oh,Celebi
- Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys
- Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus
- Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta,Genesect
- Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion