Rating Battle Season 4 rules announced

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  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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The rules for Season 4 of the Rating Battles for Pokémon Sun and Moon have been announced. Rating Battle Season 4 runs from May 16 at 00:00 UTC until July 17, 2017, at 23:59 UTC. As in every Rating Battle season, there are four formats available: Single, Double, Pokémon Championship Series, and Special; the Special format changes every season.

In this season's Special format, Trainers will bring a team of up to six Pokémon, then select only one of these Pokémon to use in the battle after team preview. Pokémon in the National Pokédex may be used except for special Pokémon (Mythical Pokémon and some Legendary Pokémon) and Ash-Greninja. Pokémon cannot hold Mega Stones, Z-Crystals, Focus Sashes, or Eviolite. The battles will have a five-minute match time, a 60-second Pokémon preview, and 15-second turn times.