Once you’ve registered for a VGC tournament, you’ll need to submit a team list in order to participate. Don’t forget to do this by the tournament’s deadline, else you may be dropped from the event!

On the Player Dashboard, you can see the events you’ve registered for. If you want to check the tournament’s deck list submission deadline, click on the tournament name to open the Tournament Dashboard.

The deadline will be displayed in the middle box - it’s also shown in your confirmation.

Creating a team list

Once you’re ready to create your list, click the Team List Creator link right under the deadline. You can also access Team List Creator from the sidebar menu. To start, click on the Go to Team List Creator link below the step-by-step guide (which this article will go through in further depth).


As you haven’t yet submitted a list, you’ll see a red warning No team list submitted under the tournament name. Don’t worry, we’re here to fix that!

Add your Pokémon

Start off by adding the Pokémon you’re considering for your battle team by clicking the orange Add New Pokémon button. Follow the Instructions sections to enter your Pokémon’s data. If any of the stats or moves change between the time you add the Pokémon and the time you submit, you can easily edit a Pokémon to update anything before you submit your final list.

Be sure to read the Instructions and Notes sections to make sure you enter your Pokémon correctly.

Select your team

Click/tap on the maroon Team button to select 4-6 Pokémon to be on your battle team. If you need to remove a Pokémon from your battle team, click that Pokémon's Team button and it will remove them.

When the Team button turns green, and the Pokémon's box is outlined in green, the Pokémon has been added to the team!

Submit your list

Once you have your team fully selected, choose the registration you want to submit your team to, and click/tap the green Submit Team button to submit your team list.

Please note - the order the Pokémon are shown on your team list does not need to match the order shown in-game in your Switch.

Success! You’ll see the green Success! message once your team list submission is complete. The registration that you submitted your team list to will also show a  message of Team list submitted.

You can view your submitted list from the Tournament Dashboard after you have submitted it. The Team list submission section will show when you submitted it; click the Show team list button to view your current submitted list.

You can also view your team list from Team List Creator—the same Show team list button will be there when you return to Team List Creator.