Pokémon Ranked Battles Series 7 for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Starts November 1Pokémon Ranked
A new Ranked Battles series is kicking off November 1, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Trainers need to know which Pokémon can be included on their teams. The Series 7 regulations will also be in effect for the Pokémon Players Cup II Region Qualifiers and upcoming Pokémon Video Game Championship events.
For Series 7, Pokémon that were banned in Series 6 will return, making all Pokémon that were legal in Series 5 usable once again. Although Mythical Pokémon remain excluded, many Pokémon from The Crown Tundra will now be allowed—including a large number of Legendary Pokémon, though some of them will not have Crown Tundra Pokédex numbers.
For a summary of all Video Game Championships tournament rules, see below.
Pokémon need to have either the Galar symbol—showing that they were caught, received, or hatched in the Galar region—or the battle-ready symbol, showing that they were transferred from another game and adapted to battles in the Galar region.
All Pokémon from the Galar Pokédex, the Isle of Armor Pokédex, and the Crown Tundra Pokédex as well as certain other Pokémon are permitted except for Mythical Pokémon and certain Legendary Pokémon.
Pokémon with the Gigantamax Factor are permitted.
All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50, including Pokémon below Lv. 50.
Duplicate Pokémon are not allowed.
Duplicate held items are not allowed.
Each battle begins with a 90-second Team Preview phase.
In each battle, players have the following time limits.
7 minutes of Your Time
45 seconds of Move Time
20 minutes of Game Time
Different Raid Bosses in Five-Star Raids and More This November
To celebrate the latest season of the beloved anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series, iconic Pokémon from the show will be appearing more frequently in Pokémon GO starting Friday, November 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. and ending on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PST. Keep an eye out for more Bulbasaur, Dratini, Wurmple, and Piplup in the wild, and look forward to Cubone, Pichu, Riolu, and Mantyke hatching from 7 km Eggs. You'll also be able to go head-to-head with Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, Dratini, Wobbuffet, and Golurk, which will be appearing in raids.
Wondering what to expect from five-star raids throughout the month of November? Check out the schedule below to see which Pokémon will be featured.
From Friday, October 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Friday, November 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST, Darkrai will be appearing in raids.
From Friday, November 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST, a familiar Pokémon will be returning to raids.
From Monday, November 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST, Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will all be appearing in raids.
A new slate of Pokémon Spotlight Hours is on the way! Every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, a different featured Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild, and Trainers can enjoy a special bonus.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020: Cubone will be appearing more frequently in the wild, and you'll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020: Jigglypuff will be appearing more frequently in the wild, and you'll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020: Meowth will be appearing more frequently in the wild, and you'll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Barboach will be appearing more frequently in the wild, and you'll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
There’s a theory that inside Golurk is a perpetual motion machine that produces limitless energy, but this belief hasn’t been proven.
Artillery platforms built into the walls of ancient castles served as perches from which Golurk could fire energy beams.
- Height 9' 02"
- Weight 727.5 lbs
- Gender Unknown
- Category Automaton
Powers up punching moves.
The Pokémon can't use any held items.
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