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Pokémon VGC Formats

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List of Pokémon Sword & Shield formats (2019 – present)[edit]

The following rulesets were played on Pokémon Sword & Shield during the VGC 2020–22 season:

  • Series 11: November 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022
  • Series 10: August 1 – October 31, 2021
  • Series 9: May 1 – July 31, 2021
  • Series 8: February 1 – April 30, 2021
  • Series 7: November 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
  • Series 6: September 1 – October 31, 2020
  • Series 5: July 1 – August 31, 2020
  • Series 4: May 1 – June 30, 2020
  • Series 3: March 1 – April 30, 2020
  • Series 2: January 1 – February 29, 2020
  • Series 1: November 19 – December 31, 2019
    • Ranked Battle Series 1 was not played as a VGC ruleset due to the game's recent release on November 15, 2019. The official VGC ruleset at that time was VGC19 Ultra Series on Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.