Ranking and VGC competitions will still be held in Pokemon Sword and Shield
In the recent Pokemon Presents showcase, with all the new information about Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the Pokemon Company has confirmed that competitive play will continue to be hosted in Sword and Shield.
This competitive scene is similar to Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! released on Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Because these games were the only Pokemon games available on the Switch at the time and had features that were different from the main series of games, especially in the combat field. TPC continued to host VGC and used Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to rank on the 3DS.
This situation continued until the second year of the launch of Sword and Shield in 2019, which is when the competitive scene jumped to the latest generation on the Switch.
The Pokemon Company did not share more details about how Sword and Shield meta will continue to develop or whether any other changes will be made to the eighth-generation game. We do know that Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus will be supported by Pokemon Home in 2022, but it is not clear how this will affect Sword and Shield.
TPC will likely continue to iterate on the ranked battle modes every season, which will reflect in VGC events and other online ranked competitions. For more exciting content, please continue to follow us: https://www.pkmbuy.com/