The format and rules for the 2014 Pokémon video game season have been announced and posted on the official Pokémon website.
- Only legitimate versions of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y can be used in Play! Pokémon tournaments
- Players may use Pokémon from the Central Kalos Pokédex from #001 to #150, Coastal Kalos
Pokédex from #001 to #153, or Mountain Kalos Pokédex from #001 to #147.
- Pokémon are allowed to Mega Evolve.
- Pokémon above Level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration
- Kalos Native: Pokémon used in the Standard Format must be native to the Kalos region in
Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. A native Pokémon is a Pokémon that is hatched or caught in Pokémon X
or Pokémon Y. Pokémon that have been transferred to Pokémon X or Pokémon Y via Pokémon Bank
or Poké Transporter are not native.