We asked Aaron “Cybertron” Zheng what the future holds.
Two years have passed since Pokémon Sword and Shield inaugurated the eighth generation of Pokémon games. With it came indignation from some some fans, though most agreed Sword and Shield didn’t flounder when it came to its competitive scene.
Pokémon tournaments are played under the Video Game Championship (VGC) umbrella, and online Ranked Battles in Sword and Shield mirror the VGC ruleset. Tournaments, both grassroot and official, are frequent, and exciting rule changes occur every three months, restricting and unrestricting the availability of certain Pokémon.
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