Players of Pokemon Sword and Shield now have their first look at the ruleset that will be implemented in Series 13; restrictions have been lifted.
According to Serebii.net, players will be able to use legendary and mythical Pokemon without any restrictions. So long as your Pokemon has a Galar or Battle Ready symbol, youll be able to compete against them in this upcoming series.
Update on the Pokemon Sword & Shield Ranked Battle Series 13 rules. Allows all Legendary and Mythical Pokemon with no restrictions. Runs from September 1st through October 31stDetails @ https://t.co/gDbXvkT#PlayPokemon pic.twitter.com/p87JJLNPpI
The previous seasons guidelines will remain the same with 20 minutes of battle time, and Pokemon level will remain the same as in previous seasons.
Due to the absence of limitations on legendary Pokemon, players would expect a wide range of unique team compositions, including some of the game's most powerful Pokemon. For many, this chaos is the perfect way to close out the ranked battle run of Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Series 13 will kick off on September 21 and run until November 1. This will be the last competitive series before the next generation of Pokemon arrives with the launch of Violet and Scarlet on November 18.
Since the introduction of the Pokemon Sword and Shield in 2019, there have been 34 seasons of ranked battles split into 13 series. Before Series 13 starts, Series 12 will continue to run through this month with the previous ruleset.