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The Pokémon Company has announced the details of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles Series 11 which begins on October 31st, 2021.


Dynamax Pokémon Return in Ranked Battles Series 11 Starting October 31, 2021

Trainers can also compete with a restricted Pokémon in the latest Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Ranked Battles Series.

Ranked Battles Series 11 begins on October 31, 2021, in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and with it comes another chance to battle together with tough Legendary Pokémon usually not permitted in competitive matches. As previously seen in Ranked Battles Series 8 and 10, Trainers can include one Pokémon from the Restricted Pokémon list below on their Battle Team. Note that this is different from previous GS Cup regulations where two of these Pokémon were permitted on a Battle Team.

Unlike the Ranked Battles Series 10 regulations, Trainers will be allowed to have one of their Pokémon Dynamax or Gigantamax during battle!

For a summary of all Video Game Championships tournament rules, see below. You can also check out the Play! Pokémon Rules & Resources page to see complete Play! Pokémon VG rules and formats.

Eligible Pokémon


  • Mythical Pokémon are not permitted in battle.
  • All other Pokémon from the Galar Pokédex, the Isle of Armor Pokédex, and the Crown Tundra Pokédex as well as certain other Pokémon are permitted.
  • Only Pokémon obtained in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield or those with the battle-ready symbol are eligible.
  • Pokémon will be allowed to Dynamax.
  • All Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50, including Pokémon below Lv. 50.
  • Duplicate Pokémon are not allowed.
  • Duplicate held items are not allowed.

Timer Regulations

  • 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

Good luck battling in Pokémon Ranked Battles Series 11 starting October 31!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/dynamax-pokemon-return-in-ranked-battles-series-11-starting-october-31-2021/