Pokémon Sword & Shield — Rental Teams for VGC 2021

Whether this is your first time playing the format, or you just ran out of ideas, in this VGC 2021 Rental Teams compilation you will find a diverse archive of proven teams ready to use in Pokémon Sword and Shield and online battle simulators.

All teams have been credited to their respective creators, and those active on Twitter are linked as well. If you want your teams to be featured on this compendium, send us a DM over on Twitter!

Last update: 20 July 2021

Series 10

These are teams for the VGC 2021 Series 10 rules, in play from 1 August 2021.

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
CANNeil Patel
(Neil)
Rose Tower Clash #5 Top 8
(18 Jul 2021)
Zacian-CrownedMienshaoRillaboomRegielekiGothitelleVolcarona
 
IDNAldrich Y. Sutandra
(AldrichYan)
Rose Tower Clash #5 Top 8
(18 Jul 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderIncineroarIndeedee-FemaleAraquanidMienshaoStakataka
 
DEUJakob Hoven
(Jacky)
Rose Tower Clash #5 Top 16
(18 Jul 2021)
LunalaVolcaronaRillaboomNihilegoLandorus-TherianStakataka
 
ESPSliver / BertigoCreators Cup III Winner
(18 Jul 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiTapu-FiniLandorus
 
ESPFola / SekiamCreators Cup III Finalist
(18 Jul 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderIncineroarFerrothornMienshaoMiloticLandorus
 
ESPFrigo / MidnightCreators Cup III Top 4
(18 Jul 2021)
XerneasIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiIndeedee-FemaleVolcarona
 
ESPWade / SusejCreators Cup III Top 4
(18 Jul 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarTsareenaRegielekiTapu-FiniLandorus
 
ESPDaz / PokeAlexCreators Cup III Top 8
(18 Jul 2021)
KyogreTornadusKartanaRegielekiIndeedee-FemaleUrshifu
 
ESPOscar / YosuCreators Cup III Top 8
(18 Jul 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderTapu-LeleRillaboomRegielekiWhimsicottUrshifu
 
ESPBacon / PaloCreators Cup III Top 8
(18 Jul 2021)
ZekromIncineroarTsareenaZapdos-GalarTapu-FiniLandorus-Therian
 
ESPSilithur / DaniCreators Cup III Top 8
(18 Jul 2021)
LunalaIncineroarTsareenaRegielekiTapu-FiniStakataka
 
ESPZen / SowenCreators Cup III 9th place
(18 Jul 2021)
KyogreIncineroarTsareenaPorygon2AmoongussMimikyu
 
ESPVíctor Medina
(Torviv)
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Winner
(11 Jul 2021)
KyogreIncineroarTsareenaRegielekiTornadusShedinja
 
INDKunal Kanodia
(Light)
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Top 8
(11 Jul 2021)
XerneasIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiVolcaronaUrshifu
INDRajan Bal
(SmogonVGC)
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Top 8
(11 Jul 2021)
GroudonIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiDrifblimNihilego
ESPHugo Soler
(Hugo)
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Top 16
(11 Jul 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiLatiasUrshifu
 
FRADamahni Palmer
(Domingo)
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Top 32
(11 Jul 2021)
YveltalIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiLandorusStakataka
 
ESPI. Santos &
G. Martínez
A cool team!
(9 Jul 2021)
Zygarde-50IncineroarRillaboomThundurusWeezingCelesteela
 
ITAMarco Silva
(marcofiero)
A cool team!
(5 Jul 2021)
XerneasIncineroarAmoongussRegielekiVolcaronaLandorus
ITAMarco Silva
(marcofiero)
A cool team!
(5 Jul 2021)
KyogreIncineroarTsareenaRegielekiAmoongussTornadus
ITAMarco Silva
(marcofiero)
A cool team!
(5 Jul 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarRillaboomThundurusLandorusUrshifu
USAJoseph Ugarte
(JoeUX9)
A cool team!
(3 Jul 2021)
XerneasIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiVolcaronaLandorus-Therian
PlayerTeamCodeRep.
CAN
Neil Patel
Rose Tower Clash #5 Top 8
18 Jul 2021
Zacian-CrownedMienshaoRillaboomRegielekiGothitelleVolcarona

 
IDN
Aldrich Y. Sutandra
Rose Tower Clash #5 Top 8
18 Jul 2021
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderIncineroarIndeedee-FemaleAraquanidMienshaoStakataka

 
DEU
Jakob Hoven
Rose Tower Clash #5 Top 16
18 Jul 2021
LunalaVolcaronaRillaboomNihilegoLandorus-TherianStakataka

 
ESP
Sliver / Bertigo
Creators Cup III Winner
18 Jul 2021
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiTapu-FiniLandorus

 
ESP
Fola / Sekiam
Creators Cup III Finalist
18 Jul 2021
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderIncineroarFerrothornMienshaoMiloticLandorus

 
ESP
Frigo / Midnight
Creators Cup III Top 4
18 Jul 2021
XerneasIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiIndeedee-FemaleVolcarona

 
ESP
Wade / Susej
Creators Cup III Top 4
18 Jul 2021
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarTsareenaRegielekiTapu-FiniLandorus

 
ESP
Daz / PokeAlex
Creators Cup III Top 8
18 Jul 2021
KyogreTornadusKartanaRegielekiIndeedee-FemaleUrshifu

 
ESP
Oscar / Yosu
Creators Cup III Top 8
18 Jul 2021
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderTapu-LeleRillaboomRegielekiWhimsicottUrshifu

 
ESP
Bacon / Palo
Creators Cup III Top 8
18 Jul 2021
ZekromIncineroarTsareenaZapdos-GalarTapu-FiniLandorus-Therian

 
ESP
Silithur / Dani
Creators Cup III Top 8
18 Jul 2021
LunalaIncineroarTsareenaRegielekiTapu-FiniStakataka

 
ESP
Zen / Sowen
Creators Cup III 9th place
18 Jul 2021
KyogreIncineroarTsareenaPorygon2AmoongussMimikyu

 
ESP
Víctor Medina
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Winner
11 Jul 2021
KyogreIncineroarTsareenaRegielekiTornadusShedinja

 
IND
Kunal Kanodia
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Top 8
11 Jul 2021
XerneasIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiVolcaronaUrshifu

IND
Rajan Bal
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Top 8
11 Jul 2021
GroudonIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiDrifblimNihilego

ESP
Hugo Soler
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Top 16
11 Jul 2021
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiLatiasUrshifu

 
FRA
Damahni Palmer
Battle Frontier S10 Ch. Top 32
11 Jul 2021
YveltalIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiLandorusStakataka

 
ESP
I. Santos &
G. Martínez

A cool team!
9 Jul 2021
Zygarde-50IncineroarRillaboomThundurusWeezingCelesteela

 
ITA
Marco Silva
A cool team!
5 Jul 2021
XerneasIncineroarAmoongussRegielekiVolcaronaLandorus

ITA
Marco Silva
A cool team!
5 Jul 2021
KyogreIncineroarTsareenaRegielekiAmoongussTornadus

ITA
Marco Silva
A cool team!
5 Jul 2021
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarRillaboomThundurusLandorusUrshifu

USA
Joseph Ugarte
A cool team!
3 Jul 2021
XerneasIncineroarRillaboomRegielekiVolcaronaLandorus-Therian

Series 9

These are teams for the VGC 2021 Series 9 rules, in play from 1 May 2021 to 31 July 2021. It is similar to the previous Series 7!

Teams from June

Take a look at the teams with more recent success! Teams from the first weeks of June:

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
ITAMarco Silva
(marcofiero)
VR Circuit: Spring
Grand Finale

Winner

(13 Jun 2021)
RillaboomIncineroarUrshifuTogekissDragapultCoalossal
ITADamiano La Barbera
(Naji)
VR Circuit: Spring
Grand Finale

Top 8

(13 Jun 2021)
RillaboomIncineroarUrshifuRegielekiClefairyPorygon-Z
CUBKevin Salvetto
(Lil Bo Peep)
VR Circuit: Spring
Grand Finale

Top 8

(13 Jun 2021)
GrimmsnarlIncineroarTapu-FiniZapdosPorygon2Metagross
JPNYuma Miyamoto
(とり。)
Featured team
(13 Jun 2021)
VenusaurUrshifuGrimmsnarlRegielekiLandorus-TherianCelesteela
CHNXiao Haotian
(搞黃色的袜神)
Featured team
(13 Jun 2021)
AmoongussIncineroarUrshifuRegielekiTogekissDragapult
JPNNikhil Reddy
(ニキル)
Featured team
(13 Jun 2021)
VenusaurTorkoalGrimmsnarlLandorus-TherianPorygon2Registeel
IDNNicholas Johnson
(Nicholas)
Featured team
(13 Jun 2021)
KartanaObstagoonTogekissThundurus-TherianDracovishTyranitar
USAYuki Safari
(Yuki)
Hatterene Series III
Winner

(6 Jun 2021)
RillaboomIncineroarUrshifuMoltres-GalarDragapultCoalossal
USADaisy Pupel
(Daisy)
Hatterene Series III
Finalist

(6 Jun 2021)
VenusaurTorkoalUrshifuWhimsicottPorygon2Landorus-Therian
ITAEmma Manzo
(Emma)
Hatterene Series III
Top 4

(6 Jun 2021)
GrimmsnarlMoltres-GalarTapu-FiniSylveonSpectrierMetagross
UKRKsenia Shestopalova
(Ksenia)
Hatterene Series III
Top 8

(6 Jun 2021)
RillaboomMoltres-GalarGrimmsnarlRotom-HeatSpectrierRegisteel
DEUAline
(Nagi)
Hatterene Series III
Top 8

(6 Jun 2021)
Rapidash-GalarIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiSpectrierGlastrier
GBRFaith N.
(anmber)
Hatterene Series III
Top 16

(6 Jun 2021)
RillaboomGrimmsnarlUrshifuRotom-HeatSpectrierCelesteela
CANCallie Love
(Callie Love)
Hatterene Series III
Top 16

(6 Jun 2021)
GrimmsnarlCinderaceVanilluxeArctozoltChandelureLandorus
AUSTeagan Stiga
(Karaikou)
Hatterene Series III
Top 32

(6 Jun 2021)
WhimsicottLycanroc-MiddayTyranitarSpectrierDragapultCobalion
USAAmelia Esten
(Amelia)
Hatterene Series III
Top 32

(6 Jun 2021)
RillaboomIncineroarPolitoedZapdosGrimmsnarlRegisteel
AUSMalcolm Mackellar
(Mogar)
Hatterene Series III
Top 32

(6 Jun 2021)
VenusaurTorkoalNinetales-AlolaRaichuGarchompCharizard
GBREve M.
(Eveza)
Hatterene Series III
Top 32

(6 Jun 2021)
GrimmsnarlHeatranBlastoiseZapdosDusclopsCradily
DEUJulia Kruse
(Sothis)
Hatterene Series III
Top 32

(6 Jun 2021)
RillaboomRotom-HeatUrshifuRegielekiClefairyDragapult
USALauren Finn
(Lauren)
Hatterene Series III
Top 32

(6 Jun 2021)
RillaboomEnteiUrshifuAlcremie-Ruby-Swirl-StrawberryNaganadelLandorus-Therian
Long Nguyen
(Long)
Featured team
(6 Jun 2021)
WhimsicottUrshifuIndeedee-FemaleRegielekiSpectrierTerrakion
PlayerTeamCodeRep.
ITA
Marco Silva
VR Circuit: Spring
Grand Finale
Winner
13 Jun 2021
RillaboomIncineroarUrshifuTogekissDragapultCoalossal

 
ITA
Damiano La Barbera
VR Circuit: Spring
Grand Finale
Top 8
13 Jun 2021
RillaboomIncineroarUrshifuRegielekiClefairyPorygon-Z

 
CUB
Kevin Salvetto
VR Circuit: Spring
Grand Finale
Top 8
13 Jun 2021
GrimmsnarlIncineroarTapu-FiniZapdosPorygon2Metagross

JPN
Yuma Miyamoto
Featured team
13 Jun 2021
VenusaurUrshifuGrimmsnarlRegielekiLandorus-TherianCelesteela

 
CHN
Xiao Haotian
Featured team
13 Jun 2021
AmoongussIncineroarUrshifuRegielekiTogekissDragapult

 
JPN
Nikhil Reddy
Featured team
13 Jun 2021
VenusaurTorkoalGrimmsnarlLandorus-TherianPorygon2Registeel

 
IDN
Nicholas Johnson
Featured team
13 Jun 2021
KartanaObstagoonTogekissThundurus-TherianDracovishTyranitar

 
USA
Yuki Safari
Hatterene Series III Winner
6 Jun 2021
RillaboomIncineroarUrshifuMoltres-GalarDragapultCoalossal

 
USA
Daisy Pupel
Hatterene Series III Finalist
6 Jun 2021
VenusaurTorkoalUrshifuWhimsicottPorygon2Landorus-Therian

 
ITA
Emma Manzo
Hatterene Series III Top 4
6 Jun 2021
GrimmsnarlMoltres-GalarTapu-FiniSylveonSpectrierMetagross

 
UKR
Ksenia Shestopalova
Hatterene Series III Top 8
6 Jun 2021
RillaboomMoltres-GalarGrimmsnarlRotom-HeatSpectrierRegisteel

 
DEU
Aline
Hatterene Series III Top 8
6 Jun 2021
Rapidash-GalarIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiSpectrierGlastrier

 
GBR
Faith N.
Hatterene Series III Top 16
6 Jun 2021
RillaboomGrimmsnarlUrshifuRotom-HeatSpectrierCelesteela

 
CAN
Callie Love
Hatterene Series III Top 16
6 Jun 2021
GrimmsnarlCinderaceVanilluxeArctozoltChandelureLandorus

 
AUS
Teagan Stiga
Hatterene Series III Top 32
6 Jun 2021
WhimsicottLycanroc-MiddayTyranitarSpectrierDragapultCobalion

 
USA
Amelia Esten
Hatterene Series III Top 32
6 Jun 2021
RillaboomIncineroarPolitoedZapdosGrimmsnarlRegisteel

AUS
Malcolm Mackellar
Hatterene Series III Top 32
6 Jun 2021
VenusaurTorkoalNinetales-AlolaRaichuGarchompCharizard

 
GBR
Eve M.
Hatterene Series III Top 32
6 Jun 2021
GrimmsnarlHeatranBlastoiseZapdosDusclopsCradily

 
DEU
Julia Kruse
Hatterene Series III Top 32
6 Jun 2021
RillaboomRotom-HeatUrshifuRegielekiClefairyDragapult

 
USA
Lauren Finn
Hatterene Series III Top 32
6 Jun 2021
RillaboomEnteiUrshifuAlcremie-Ruby-Swirl-StrawberryNaganadelLandorus-Therian

 

Long Nguyen
Featured team
6 Jun 2021
WhimsicottUrshifuIndeedee-FemaleRegielekiSpectrierTerrakion

 

Teams from May

We revisit almost a hundred active Series 7 teams so that you can start playing in the new Series as soon as possible! With teams for all styles, we present to you two lists:

  1. Teams specialized in best-of-three environments, ideal for online tournaments.
  2. Teams specialized in best-of-one battles, ideal for laddering.

Tournament-oriented teams

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
ITADamiano La Barbera
(Naji)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #5

Winner

(30 May 2021)
RillaboomIncineroarUrshifuRegielekiClefairyPorygon-Z
 
JPNMasahide Tamaki
(まさ)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #5

Top 4

(30 May 2021)
KartanaIncineroarUrshifuThundurusAmoongussLandorus-Therian
FINIivo Kaipainen
(Molly)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #5

Top 32

(30 May 2021)
GrimmsnarlEnteiTapu-FiniZapdosLandorus-TherianMetagross
 
GRCIlias Roufogalis
(Liakos)
Featured team
(30 May 2021)
RillaboomClefairyUrshifuRegielekiCelesteelaGlastrier
USAWilliam Marks
(Munkey)
Featured team
(30 May 2021)
KartanaIncineroarUrshifuThundurusTogekissGarchomp
FRAAdam Cherfaoui
(Shao)
Featured team
(30 May 2021)
RillaboomClefairyUrshifuThundurusLandorus-TherianCelesteela
 
USAPreston Duff
(Zordor)
Featured team
(30 May 2021)
BisharpCinderaceTapu-FiniZapdosDragapultConkeldurr
 
ESPVíctor Medina
(Torviv)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #4

Winner

(23 May 2021)
RillaboomClefairyUrshifuRegielekiSpectrierGlastrier
 
GRCPaschalis Dermentzis
(PasDer)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #4

Top 8

(23 May 2021)
RillaboomClefairyUrshifuRegielekiCelesteelaGlastrier
 
ITALuca Del Medico
(Mr.PokÉnjoy)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #4

Top 8

(23 May 2021)
UrshifuLandorus-TherianTapu-FiniRegielekiMimikyuHeatran
 
JPNNikhil Reddy
(ニキル)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #4

Top 32

(23 May 2021)
VenusaurTorkoalUrshifuRegielekiPorygon2Landorus-Therian
 
ESPRamsés Quintana
(KaoruKitsune)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #4

Top 32

(23 May 2021)
WhimsicottCinderaceDracovishRegielekiIndeedeeZapdos-Galar
 
AUSMalcolm Mackellar
(Mogar)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #3

Top 8

(16 May 2021)
ShuckleChanseyIndeedee-FemaleHattereneLiepardSpectrier
 
ESPManuel Barea
(LeunamTG)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #3

Top 16

(16 May 2021)
RillaboomIncineroarPolitoedKingdraGothitelleEscavalier
 
USABrian Collins
(Angelo)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #3

Top 16

(16 May 2021)
VenusaurTorkoalGrimmsnarlGarchompPorygon2Celesteela
 
CANCodey Rogers
(Codey)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #3

Top 32

(16 May 2021)
TogekissIncineroarUrshifuRegielekiSpectrierLandorus-Therian
 
GBRDamahni Palmer
(Domingo)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #3

Top 32

(16 May 2021)
RillaboomGrimmsnarlUrshifuZapdosPorygon2Heatran
 
USAAdrien Hurley
(ColdingLight)
Featured team
(16 May 2021)
VenusaurTorkoalUrshifuPorygon2DragapultTerrakion
 
USAMeghan Hyman
(PinkSylvie)
Featured team
(16 May 2021)
RillaboomLandorus-TherianBlastoiseThundurusRegidragoRegisteel
 
USAGriffin Diemer
(Griffin)
Featured team
(16 May 2021)
WhimsicottIncineroarGastrodon-EastRotom-HeatNaganadelDarmanitan-Galar
 
ESPJuan M. Odriozola
(Juanma)
Featured team
(16 May 2021)
KartanaMarowak-AlolaTapu-FiniGrimmsnarlPorygon2Landorus-Therian
USAKyle Geffner
(North)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #2

Winner

(9 May 2021)
VenusaurTorkoalGrimmsnarlZapdosPorygon2Regirock
CUBKevin Salvetto
(Lil Bo Peep)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #2

Top 4

(9 May 2021)
VenusaurTorkoalGrimmsnarlLandorus-TherianPorygon2Charizard
 
ESPRamsés Quintana
(KaoruKitsune)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #2

Top 16

(9 May 2021)
RillaboomClefairyUrshifuRegielekiSpectrierGlastrier
 
ESPIker Rodrigo
(Reki)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #2

Top 32

(9 May 2021)
UrshifuIncineroarTapu-FiniRotom-HeatPorygon2Mudsdale
ESPJose M. Cabré
(Aya Cabre)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #2

Top 32

(9 May 2021)
UrshifuHeatranTapu-FiniThundurusClefableNihilego
 
SGPEvan Weng
(EvanSmoak♪)
VR Circuit: Spring
Qualifier #2

Top 32

(9 May 2021)
RillaboomCoalossalPrimarinaTaurosGothitelleCelesteela
 
USAAdrien Hurley
(ColdingLight)
Featured team
(2 May 2021)
SpectrierIncineroarUrshifuRegielekiPorygon2Glastrier
 
ITAPaky Esposito
(Püddin VGC)
Featured team
(2 May 2021)
RillaboomIncineroarBlastoiseThundurusGrimmsnarlUrshifu
 
ECUDylan Cedeño
(Dylan)
Featured team
(2 May 2021)
NihilegoUrshifuTapu-FiniThundurusDusclopsGlastrier
 
FRAAntoine Desaegher
(ApPy)
Featured team
(2 May 2021)
WhimsicottLandorus-TherianCelesteelaRegielekiDragapultTerrakion
 
FINAapo Niemiranta
(Aapo)
Featured team
(2 May 2021)
KartanaIncineroarTapu-FiniPorygon2DragapultTerrakion