Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — Rental Teams for VGC 2023

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

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

Latest update: 7 December 2022

Series 1

The Series 1 ruleset, in use in the first seasons of Ranked Battles (from 2 December 2022 to 31 January 2023) and in the first live event in Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet, the Stuttgart Regionals VG Side Event, was announced on 1 December 2022.

The following are some Series 1 teams that have achieved great results in important tournaments or were created by very accomplished players. You can use them in the Ranked Battles ladder or to battle your friends!

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
DEUMarkus Stadter
(Yoshi)
Stuttgart VG Side Event
Winner

(3 Dec 2022)
mausholdannihilapehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp
DEUConstantin Klose
(Conni)
Stuttgart VG Side Event
Runner-up

(3 Dec 2022)
meowscaradapelipperpalafingholdengoamoongusskilowattrel
 
DEUFevzi Özkan
(Fevzi)
Stuttgart VG Side Event
Top 8

(3 Dec 2022)
meowscaradaarcaninetyranitargholdengomurkrowgarchomp
 
ITAFederico Camporesi
(FedeCampoVGC)
LimitlessVGC S1
Winner

(4 Dec 2022)
gengarceruledgehydreigongholdengomurkrowdragonite
USAAaron Traylor
(Unreality)
LimitlessVGC S1
Runner-up

(4 Dec 2022)
meowscaradaarmarougedondozotatsugirisylveonhydreigon
 
JPNRyota Otsubo
(ナミ)
Featured team!
(3 Dec 2022)
amoongusspelipperpalafingholdengodrednawhydreigon
JPNHirofumi Kimura
(スカーレット)
Featured team!
(3 Dec 2022)
meowscaradaarcaninedondozogholdengosylveontatsugiri-droopy
USAJoseph Ugarte
(JoeUX9)
Featured team!
(1 Dec 2022)
amoongusstalonflamegyaradosgholdengogardevoirgarchomp
USAJoseph Ugarte
(JoeUX9)
Featured team!
(1 Dec 2022)
amoongussarcaninepalafinscizorpelipperhydreigon
CZEDavid Koutesh
(Hamstermani)
Featured team!
(1 Dec 2022)
galladeannihilapehydreigongholdengomurkrowdragonite
JPNShohei Kimura
(ナンス)
Featured team!
(2 Dec 2022)
abomasnowarcaninerotom-frostgholdengokilowattrelgarchomp
JPNKiwamu Endo
(アき)
Featured team!
(1 Dec 2022)
gengarannihilaperotom-washcorviknightgrimmsnarlgarchomp
JPNJoji Kaieda
(Suica)
Featured team!
(1 Dec 2022)
breloomarcaninehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp
 
ITAMarco Silva
(marcofiero)
Featured team!
(1 Dec 2022)
rotom-mowceruledgedondozotatsugirimurkrowgarchomp
ITAMarco Silva
(marcofiero)
Featured team!
(1 Dec 2022)
gardevoirgyaradosrotom-washglimmoramurkrowgarchomp
ITAMarco Silva
(marcofiero)
Featured team!
(1 Dec 2022)
lilliganttorkoalannihilapeoranguruindeedee-femalehariyama
JPNKotaro Nakagome
(マイケル)
Featured team!
(2 Dec 2022)
meowscaradaazumarillgolduckpawmotjumpluffraichu
 
JPNHijito Kihara
(シリル)
Featured team!
(2 Dec 2022)
mudsdalearmarougeannihilapegholdengofarigirafbaxcalibur
 

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
ITAD. Carrer (Nirinbo) & F. Deiana (Francis)Featured team!
(5 Dec 2022)
meowscaradasalazzlehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp

Before Series 1 announcement

These teams were theorised before the announcement of Series 1, taking into account a different metagame. They are legal in Series 1, but take them with a grain of salt!

FlagPlayerBest resultsTeamCodePasteRep.
USARay Rizzo
(Ray)
Featured team!
(26 Nov 2022)
mausholdarmarougepalafinflamigoindeedee-femalesalamence
JPNMasahiro Ito
(がはく)
90th DexOff
Top 16

(26 Nov 2022)
sylveonceruledgerotom-washgarganaclgrimmsnarlgarchomp
 
JPNHijito Kihara
(シリル)
Featured team!
(29 Nov 2022)
toedscruelarmarougeannihilapegholdengokingambitmudsdale
 
FRAThomas Gravouille
(Hari)
Featured team!
(29 Nov 2022)
rotom-mowtalonflamegyaradosgholdengomausholdgarchomp
FRAThomas Gravouille
(Hari)
Featured team!
(29 Nov 2022)
lilliganttorkoalmimikyulucariooranguruhariyama
FRAThomas Gravouille
(Hari)
Featured team!
(29 Nov 2022)
amoongussarcaninepalafinkingambitsableyedragonite
FRAThomas Gravouille
(Hari)
Featured team!
(29 Nov 2022)
flamigoannihilapedondozotatsugirirotom-heatdragapult
Victory Road