From Bulbanews, your community Pokémon newspaper.
No held items allowed on the players' team
Details for the Rating Battles Season 5 have been announced. Held items may not be used in during this season. This season will run from 4 p.m. EDT on July 14 until 3:59 p.m. on Sept. 8. This season will be in Single Battles format. Pokémon in the National Pokédex may be used, except for 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, and Diancie.
Players must register six Pokémon in the Battle Box on the PC, levels 1-100. All six Pokémon will be used in each battle. Every Pokémon will be pre-set to level 100 for the battle. Players will have 2 minutes to select the leading Pokémon and the other Pokémon for the battle. There will be only one minute to select an action, and battles will last no longer than 30 minutes. The move Nature Power will become Tri Attack when used. Secret Power will have a 30% chance of causing Paralysis. The move Camouflage will turn the user into a Normal-type.
After Rating Battles Season five, season six will be Double Battles with the top 12 Pokémon in seasons 1-4 and the first half of season five that ends in September being ineligible for use. Season six will begin in the middle of September. Further details about season six are unknown at this time.