OPL VGC Tournament - March
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Organized by Okinawa Pokemon League
VGC 2023 Series 2
Nintendo Switch

This tournament is meant for monthly tournaments of the Okinawa Pokemon League.

These tournaments will be held in person.

1 point per Best of Three Win

- Players will play in Double Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

  • Each player selects four of the Pokémon in their Battle Team.
  • Gameplay continues until a player makes all four of their opponent’s Pokémon faint or until the in-game time limit has expired.
  • Matches played during Swiss rounds may be best-of-one or best-of-three (the latter is strongly recommended in Regional-level and higher-tier events). All top cuts must be played as best-of-three.
  • At the start of a match, players will swap team lists.
  • There is no round timer and all matches shall be allowed to finish when a player’s all four Pokémon faint or the in-game time limit has expired.

The in-game timers are the following:
Team preview: 90 seconds
Move time limit: 45 seconds
Player total time limit (called “Your time” in game): 7 minutes
Game time: 20 minutes

  • If the match ends with an unresolved outcome, the tiebreakers that apply are first late shows, then sudden death. For disconnection cases, refer to the document.

Team rules:

  • Players may use Pokémon that were:
  • Obtained in Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.
  • Imported into Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet via Pokémon HOME (when this functionality is available).
  • Received through an official event or distribution.
  • Pokémon may make use of any move or Ability available to that Pokémon through normal gameplay. This includes Hidden Abilities and event-exclusive moves and Abilities.
  • Each Pokémon may hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item
  • Pokémon above and below level 50 will be auto-levelled to level 50 during battle.
  • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number (for example, Heat Rotom and Wash Rotom).

Open team list content
It is highly suggested to use https://play.pokemonshowdown.com/teambuilder for your open team sheets, then copy and paste it into the tournament entry.
As a novelty, all TPCI events will be played using open team lists. This means that the following data of your Pokémon will be available to your opponent:

  • Pokémon species. Regional variants or Pokémon forms must be specified.
  • Ability
  • Held item
  • All known moves
  • Tera Type

Regulation Set B

  • The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For the current format, Regulation Set B, the following Pokémon are allowed:
  • Paldea Pokédex: #001-392, #397-398

This allows the Paradox Pokémon (except Walking Wake and Iron Leaves), which could not be used in Regulation Set A.

Ineligible Pokemon:

  • Gimmighoul (Roaming Form)
  • Wo-Chien
  • Chien-Pao
  • Ting-Lu
  • Chi-Yu
  • Koraidon
  • Miraidon
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard
  • Galarian Meowth
  • Wooper (original)
  • Quagsire
  • Hisuian Zorua
  • Hisuian Zoroark
  • Froakie
  • Frogadier
  • Greninja
  • Scorbunny
  • Raboot
  • Cinderace
  • Perrserker
  • Walking Wake
  • Iron Leaves

Tournament Structure

Swiss Rounds
3 Swiss Rounds - BO3
untimed rounds
3 minute round check-in
Wins are worth 1 match point, ties 0