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: 15 April 2021

Series 8 - Teams

Newest teams! (15 April)

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
USAJoseph Ugarte
(JoeUX9)
Players Cup III
NA Qualifiers

Qualified

(11 Apr 2021)
YveltalIncineroarUrshifuDragapultRillaboomCoalossal
USAAlec Rubin
(Blah)
Players Cup III
NA Qualifiers

Qualified

(11 Apr 2021)
Calyrex-Ice-RiderIncineroarMimikyuIndeedee-FemaleVenusaurTorkoal
CANAditya Subramanian
(adi)
Players Cup III
NA Qualifiers

Top 6

(11 Apr 2021)
GroudonIncineroarGrimmsnarlPorygon2VenusaurCharizard
CANJiseok Lee
(Q)
Players Cup III
NA Qualifiers

Top 8

(11 Apr 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderClefairyThundurusRegielekiWhimsicottUrshifu
 
USAEthan Mattos
(SplattyDaddy)
Players Cup III
NA Qualifiers

Top 12

(11 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedRotom-HeatGastrodonThundurusGrimmsnarlCelesteela
USAMark Jackson
(Mark)
Players Cup III
NA Qualifiers

Top 12

(11 Apr 2021)
KyogreUrshifuTornadusZapdosRillaboomMetagross
 
USAPreston Duff
(Zordor)
Players Cup III
NA Qualifiers

Top 16

(11 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedEnteiSuicuneZapdosUrshifuMetagross
 
ESPRafael Busutil
(PokeRaf)
Players Cup III
EU Qualifiers

Qualified

(11 Apr 2021)
GroudonUmbreonGrimmsnarlRegielekiVenusaurCharizard
GBRMatt Maynard
(bwenty)
Players Cup III
EU Qualifiers

Top 16

(11 Apr 2021)
GroudonIncineroarPorygon2ThundurusAmoongussCharizard
 
CHLAlejandro Díaz
(Cano)
Players Cup III
LA Qualifiers

Qualified

(11 Apr 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderRotom-HeatIndeedee-FemaleThundurusWhimsicottUmbreon
 
MEXAlberto Daza
(Beto D.)
Players Cup III
LA Qualifiers

Qualified

(11 Apr 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderUrshifuWeezingThundurusRillaboomRegigigas
 
BRAGabriel Agati
(Gabriel)
Players Cup III
LA Qualifiers

Qualified

(11 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedSalamenceUrshifuDragapultRillaboomCoalossal
 
CHLMartín Muñoz
(Martincho)
Players Cup III
LA Qualifiers

Top 6

(11 Apr 2021)
YveltalIncineroarUrshifuDragapultAmoongussCoalossal
 
CHLEstephan Valdebenito
(Irina)
Players Cup III
LA Qualifiers

Top 16

(11 Apr 2021)
KyogreVolcaronaGrimmsnarlZapdosEscavalierKingdra
 
AUSPhilip Nguyen
(Phil N (AUS))
Players Cup III
OC Qualifiers

Top 12

(11 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedTalonflameLaprasDittoRillaboomGastrodon
 
ESPJoan García
(Joan)
Featured team
(11 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedGrimmsnarlGastrodonRotom-HeatIndeedee-FemaleDragapult
 
ECUPaul Ruiz
(Ralfdude)
Featured team
(6 Apr 2021)
ReshiramGrimmsnarlSuicuneRegielekiRillaboomUrshifu

Zacian teams

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
CUBKevin Salvetto
(Lil Bo Peep)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Winner

(4 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedTorkoalGrimmsnarlLandorus-TherianVenusaurCharizard
 
ESPEric Rios
(Riopaser)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Finalist

(4 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedTorkoalGrimmsnarlLandorus-TherianVenusaurCharizard
 
ESPGuillermo Castilla
(KastyTP)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 4

(4 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedGrimmsnarlGastrodonRotom-HeatRillaboomDragapult
 
GBRTaran Birdee
(AuraRayquaza)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 8

(4 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedTorkoalGothitelleThundurusVenusaurLandorus-Therian
 
ESPVíctor Medina
(Torviv)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 16

(4 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedTorkoalGrimmsnarlLandorus-TherianVenusaurCharizard
 
ITADaniele Spuntarelli
(Zenzero)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 16

(4 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedLandorus-TherianUrshifuDragapultRillaboomCoalossal
 
JPNcobaltSeason 16 (Mar 2021) Ladder
4th place

(1 Apr 2021)
Zacian-CrownedTorkoalGrimmsnarlRegielekiVenusaurLandorus-Therian
CUBKevin Salvetto
(Lil Bo Peep)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #4

Finalist

(7 Mar 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarThundurusRegielekiAmoongussLandorus-Therian
 
JPNChanna
(ちゃんなー)
Season 15 (Feb 2021) Ladder
5th place

(1 Mar 2021)
Zacian-CrownedUrshifuSableyeThundurusVenusaurCharizard
USAMichael D’Angelo
(Mike)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #3

Finalist

(28 Feb 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarUrshifuDragapultAmoongussCoalossal
 
CHNZhang Zhe
(无极汰娜)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #3

Top 32

(28 Feb 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarLaprasDusclopsIndeedee-FemaleDragapult
 
JPNRyosuke Kosuge
(げべぼ)
Featured team
(19 Feb 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarDarmanitan-GalarThundurusAmoongussUrshifu
 
ESPVíctor Medina
(Torviv)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #1

Winner

(14 Feb 2021)
Zacian-CrownedUmbreonLaprasThundurusAmoongussLandorus-Therian
AUSMalcolm Mackellar
(Mogar)
Women’s Tournament II
Finalist

(7 Feb 2021)
Zacian-CrownedIncineroarLaprasRaichuRillaboomLandorus-Therian
 
USACadetteWomen’s Tournament II
Top 32

(7 Feb 2021)
Zacian-CrownedSalazzleLaprasRegielekiAmoongussLandorus-Therian
 

Kyogre teams

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
JPNYosuke Takayanagi
(やなぎ)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 16

(4 Apr 2021)
KyogreTorkoalPorygon2TornadusVenusaurUrshifu
 
ITAGiuseppe Alario
(Il Mule)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 16

(4 Apr 2021)
KyogreCinderaceTalonflameRegielekiTsareenaRegidrago
 
ESPPablo Gallardo
(Dios)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #5

Top 16

(14 Mar 2021)
KyogreUrshifuShedinjaDragapultWhimsicottCoalossal
 
FRAArnaud Clément
(Cadoizz)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #4

Top 16

(7 Mar 2021)
KyogreTorkoalPorygon2TornadusVenusaurUrshifu
 
GBRTaran Birdee
(Taran)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #1

Top 4

(14 Feb 2021)
KyogreIncineroarPorygon2RegielekiFerrothornDragapult
 
ITALuca Del Medico
(Mr.PokÉnjoy)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #1

Top 32

(14 Feb 2021)
KyogreIncineroarTornadusRegielekiAmoongussMetagross
 
GBRScarlet Andrews
(Scarlet)
Women’s Tournament II
Top 8

(7 Feb 2021)
KyogreIncineroarTornadusRaichuFerrothornUrshifu
 
USAKilly Kilgallon
(Killy)
Women’s Tournament II
Top 8

(7 Feb 2021)
KyogreIncineroarTornadusRegielekiAmoongussKartana
 
USASmol
(Le Poot)
Women’s Tournament II
Top 32

(7 Feb 2021)
KyogreIncineroarTornadusRegielekiUrshifuGlastrier
 

Shadow Rider Calyrex teams

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
CHNtsltang0508Season 16 (Mar 2021) Ladder
26th place

(1 Apr 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderIndeedee-FemaleUrshifuRegielekiWhimsicottCinderace
 
JPNWanniki
(ワンニキ)
Season 15 (Feb 2021) Ladder
9th place

(1 Mar 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderTorkoalBlastoiseRillaboomVenusaurGigalith
JPNkuttySeason 15 (Feb 2021) Ladder
12th place

(1 Mar 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderUrshifuThundurusRegielekiWhimsicottLandorus-Therian
ESPManuel Barea
(LeunamTG)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #2

Winner

(21 Feb 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderIndeedee-FemaleWhimsicottThundurusFerrothornLandorus-Therian
 
SGPLow Wai Yin
(TextFont)
Women’s Tournament II
Top 32

(7 Feb 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderHattereneLiepardIndeedee-FemaleChanseyShuckle
 
JPNRyota Otsubo
(バルドル)
Featured team
(6 Feb 2021)
Calyrex-Shadow-RiderIncineroarMienshaoRegielekiWeezing-GalarRegigigas
 

Groudon teams

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
USAKyle Geffner
(North)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 4

(4 Apr 2021)
GroudonIncineroarGrimmsnarlPorygon2VenusaurCharizard
 
ESPRamsés Quintana
(Kaoru)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 8

(4 Apr 2021)
GroudonUmbreonGrimmsnarlThundurusVenusaurCharizard
 
JPNDabide
(だびで)
Season 15 (Feb 2021) Ladder
13th place

(1 Mar 2021)
GroudonUmbreonPorygon2Indeedee-FemaleKartanaCharizard
 
SWIAndrea Olea
(BanFoxVGC)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #1

Top 8

(14 Feb 2021)
GroudonIncineroarTapu-FiniPorygon2VenusaurStakataka
 
USAElisa M.
(Salami)
Women’s Tournament II
Winner

(7 Feb 2021)
GroudonUmbreonPorygon2Indeedee-FemaleKartanaCharizard
 
USALauren Finn
(Lauren)
Women’s Tournament II
Top 4

(7 Feb 2021)
GroudonIncineroarNaganadelThundurusWhimsicottCharizard
 
USADarya Welch
(Darya)
Women’s Tournament II
Top 32

(7 Feb 2021)
GroudonKartanaSuicuneRaichuVenusaurCharizard
 
GBRLee Provost
(Osirus)
Featured team
(1 Feb 2021)
GroudonIncineroarPorygon2RegielekiVenusaurCharizard

Ice Rider Calyrex teams

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
USAAlex Underhill
(Lexicon)
VR Circuit: Winter
Grand Finale

Top 16

(4 Apr 2021)
Calyrex-Ice-RiderIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiDusclopsUrshifu
 
JPNKurohaSeason 16 (Mar 2021) Ladder
6th place

(1 Apr 2021)
Calyrex-Ice-RiderIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiMimikyuUrshifu
 
TWNTing Yu-liang
(Haru)
REG Kaohsiung
Top 4

(14 Mar 2021)
Calyrex-Ice-RiderIncineroarTapu-FiniThundurusAmoongussDusclops
 
ESPRamsés Quintana
(KaoruKitsune)
VR Circuit: Winter
Qualifier #2

Finalist

(21 Feb 2021)
Calyrex-Ice-RiderIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiUrshifuDusclops
KORKwon Hyeok-in
(소리)
Featured team
(10 Feb 2021)
Calyrex-Ice-RiderIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiRillaboomDusclops
 
ITAAndrea Di Tivoli
(DiddyVGC)
Featured team
(4 Feb 2021)
Calyrex-Ice-RiderTorkoalPheromosaIndeedee-FemaleVenusaurMoltres-Galar
 
USAJames Baek
(Jamesspeed1)
Featured team
(2 Feb 2021)
Calyrex-Ice-RiderIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiKartanaMoltres-Galar

Yveltal teams

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
TWNWu Chen
(望月杏奈)
REG Kaohsiung
Winner

(14 Mar 2021)
YveltalArcanineTapu-FiniRegielekiLandorus-TherianRegisteel
 
CANFiona Szymkiewicz
(Yoshi&Lugia)
Women’s Tournament II
Top 16

(7 Feb 2021)
YveltalIncineroarLaprasRaichuAmoongussMetagross
 
ECUPaul Ruiz
(Ralfdude)
Featured team
(7 Feb 2021)
YveltalTorkoalMetagrossRaichuVenusaurUrshifu
USAJames Baek
(Jamesspeed1)
Featured team
(2 Feb 2021)
YveltalIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiMamoswineMetagross
GBRLee Provost
(Osirus)
Featured team
(1 Feb 2021)
YveltalIncineroarTapu-FiniRaichuLandorus-TherianMetagross
PlayerTeamCodeRep.
TWN
Wu Chen
REG Kaohsiung Winner
14 Mar 2021
YveltalArcanineTapu-FiniRegielekiLandorus-TherianRegisteel

 
CAN
Fiona Szymkiewicz
Women’s Tournament II Top 16
7 Feb 2021
YveltalIncineroarLaprasRaichuAmoongussMetagross

 
ECU
Paul Ruiz
Featured team
7 Feb 2021
YveltalTorkoalMetagrossRaichuVenusaurUrshifu

USA
James Baek
Featured team
2 Feb 2021
YveltalIncineroarTapu-FiniRegielekiMamoswineMetagross

GBR
Lee Provost
Featured team
1 Feb 2021
YveltalIncineroarTapu-FiniRaichuLandorus-TherianMetagross

Other teams with a common Restricted

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
JPNRen ZV.
(ren)
Women’s Tournament II
Top 16

(7 Feb 2021)
DialgaHattereneLiepardZapdosCelesteela