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Ranked Battles Series 9 Regulations Announced

The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) has released the new ruleset for competitive battles. These Series 9 rules will be standard for all competitions, including Ranked Battles, Players Cup events, and the Championship series, taking effect as of May 1st, 2021. These Series 9 rules are the same as the Series 7 rules, where "restricted" Pokémon (most Legendary Pokémon and all Mythical Pokémon) were not permitted to battle.

The rules for Ranked Battles Series 9 are listed below.

Pokémon Eligibility
Timer Regulations
  • 90-second Team Preview period before each battle.
  • Players have the following time limits during each battle:
    • 7 minutes of Your Time (Total time to make decisions & selections over the course of the battle)
    • 45 seconds of Move Time (Time allowed per turn to make decisions & selections)
    • 20 minutes of Game Time (Total time allowed to complete the battle)
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