The Regulation F ruleset of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet VGC starts off on January 4, 2024. This ruleset will be applied to all competitive battles in the game till the end of April this year. Many new Pokemon from previous generations entered the battleground with this format following the latest update to Pokemon HOME.
The Regulation F update to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet VGC is expected to give rise to a brand-new meta in the game. Pocket Monsters available for the first time in The Indigo Disk will be allowed in this format.
If you are entering the VGC arena only now and are confused about which critters to choose, this guide will give you five teams that work distinctly from each other so you can try them out and find your niche in the format.
Top Doubles team in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet VGC Regulation D
1) Best Tailwind-Hyper offensive team
This Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Regulation D team is based around clicking Tailwind with Tornadus in the first chance and dealing heavy damage with your other Pokemon in the subsequent turns. Chien-Pao's Sword of Ruin also helps you reduce the opponent team's physical defense. This allows you to do tons of damage to the creatures on that end.
Urshifu, Flutter Mane, Dragonite, and Moltress are all extremely efficient damage dealers who make excellent use of the speed boost from Tailwind. Urshifu and Dragonite are better at Physical Attacks, while Flutter Mane and Galarian Moltress specialize in Special Attacks.
2) Best priority-breaking team
Priority moves like Tornadus' Tailwind, and Dragonite's Extreme Speed is big in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's current VGC meta. Bruxish is an excellent counter to that. Moreover, it can exert solid offensive pressure on opposing Urshifu and Heatran with its Psychic and Water-type coverage, respectively.
This sun-powered team with Murkrow and Chi-Yu (with a wide range of Fire-type attacks) can also dish out massive damage. Rillaboom and Landorus provide fantastic coverage to opposing Water, Ground, Fairy, and Fighting-types.
3) Best bulky Hisuian Goodra defensive team
This build with Hisuian Goodra is built to wall damage from the hyper-offensive teams in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Regulation D meta. Goodra is an absolute tank that can eat damage without fainting, thanks to its massive Defense and Special Defense stats. It can also return much damage using Body Press and Heavy Slam.
You have Light Clay Grimsnarl with Light Screen and Reflect to make the team even more bulky. Landorus' Intimidate further helps to cut down the offensive pressure from the opposite side. Rillaboom sets up Grassy Terrain, which helps restore health for your team. Lastly, Urshifu or Heatran come in and clean up the end-game easily.
4) Best Anti-bulk Ice-Sweeper team
This Pokemon Scarlet and Violet VGC team is specifically designed to counter hyper-defensive teams. Articuno and Abomasnow feature Blizzard, which has a 10% chance to freeze the opponent and disable them from moving. This team is all about speed control and using Snow to your advantage.
You can either set up snow using Abomasnow's ability or artificially using Tornadus' Snowscape. Regieleki is a super fast Pocket Monster who can slow down the opponent massively using Electro Web. This team is designed to hamper the opponent's plan to slowly chip your team down.
5) Best anti-Wind Move team
This is a super niche team that will require some expertise to use. The team depends on the opponent using Wind Moves like Bleakwind Storm, Heatwave, Blizzard, and Icy Wind to increase Brambleghast's Wind Rider ability. Once the Ghost/Grass-type from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet gets a couple of Attack boosts, it can sweep teams with Loaded Dice-powered Bullet Seed.
As support, there are Tornadus and Rillaboom. Hisuian Arcanine takes care of opponent Flying creatures. Azumarill and Dark Urshifu have you covered with their Water, Fairy, and Dark-type attacks.