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This is where you post your ideas for tournaments. Please include as many details as possible, the users of the PokemonDB shall decide which tournaments will go first by a show of upvotes.

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Please vote on the suggestions at which you guys would want to happen. Take note that these Tournaments will not be hosted on the 3DS, but on a Pokemon Simulator called Pokemon Showdown. Also if you have a new suggestion that has not been suggested, post it and see if it gets support! New Tournaments will be started soon with the highest votes going first!

asked Jun 8, 2012 by Blobyolo
edited Aug 6 by Le Scraf
When will the next tourney begin?
So, if a tournament has at least 6 up votes, will it definitely happen at some point?
Read the selected answer.
So many amazing tourneys being suggested, and we still havent finished the STABmons tourney. gj guys.

46 Answers

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look for the rules there, it seems like a really fun metagame. it's already been coded and is wouldn't be too hard to implement (Or it might be I don't really know), so it seems like a fun tourney c:. it would be a 16 person tourney, single elimination, and be held on our server (or any server that has it).

answered Jul 26 by tazzie
Looks fun! +1!
2 votes


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Welcome to the KILLZ tourney.

8-16 players, they will face each other twice, once in a Double Battle another in a Single.
The Pokemon with the most kills wins.

A Killz is when they make another Pokemon faint, it is 1 point.
Let's say, Kronos's Infernape has 23 points while other people's Pokemon have less points than that, that means that Kronos will win the tourney because his Infernape has more points than any other Person's Pokemon.

A Killz Assist is 0.5 points, if you damage a Pokemon with an attack and another Poke kills it, than the Pokemon that damaged it first gets 0.5 points.
The Pokemon that LAST attacked it before it died gets the killz assist.

Toxic, Burn damage counts for both. SR, Spikes and T-Spikes damage does not count.

The Double Battle part makes it much more interesting, it's much easier to get Killz and Killz Assist if there are 2 Pokemon on the field instead of one.

The point is to make team based around one Pokemon, try to make that Pokemon get as many Points possible so that you win the whole tourney.

Make sure to stop your opponent from killing your Pokemon!
I hope you guys like it :D
The rules are

  1. Standard OU
  2. Regular OU banlist
    Any other ideas?
    If you guys didn't understand anything, feel free to tell me in the comments :D
answered 3 days ago by Kronos
edited 3 days ago by Kronos
That sword is so kewl :D
1 vote

Remember that guy? That one guy you knew? He was your age when pokemon Red/Blue came out? When you talk to him about mega evolutions or super training or all that, he'd practically scream "Anything Past Gen 1 isn't real Pokemon!!" ? Well, you can now be just like him with...

The Genwunner Tourney

Rules as are follows:

  • You can only use the original 151 pokemon.

  • Only use moves introduced in Red/Blue

  • Mega stones banned

Any other rules worth adding can be added in this space below

I will not be participating, btw, due to my lack of knowledge on competitive battles. Maybe I'll be emcee or something.

Now, I must go. Bye.

answered Jul 5 by some random guy
edited Jul 5 by ReadyAimFire
You didnt say "smell ya later!", you ruined it! ;~;
Ban Mega stones and gen 2 onward moves
Try to make it more presentable next time, so we can actually read it.
Sorry. I'm a little new at this.
0 votes

Alpha and Omega Tourney
(To celebrate the release of Pokemon Alpha Ruby and Omega Sapphire.)

• You can only use pokemon that can be obtained legally in Or/As, so basically a VGC.

• No ubers.

• OU tier.

• Your team must use a starter pokemon that can mega evolve, and they have to be holding their mega stones.

P.S. This tourney won't work until the games come out.

answered Aug 4 by mew2002
edited Aug 4 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
thanks Gligurr
0 votes

Hmmm...The Item Moveset Tourney!
The game is you pick something, Detectives, Criminals, Movies, Etc. and you have to make a Moveset based off that!
For example, if you have a Beauty Team, you could have
Dazzling Gleam

After you're defeated, you tell the other person what you got your team from. He/She can either choose to leave his/her team the same, or change it to your team.



OP Legendaries

OP Megas

answered Aug 14 by FrackzienDelphox
edited Aug 16 by FrackzienDelphox
Not all legendaries and Megas need to be banned. Just make it standard OU rules, that gets rid of anything that's overpowered. And unless it's part of the tourney's theme, I see no reason to ban items.
I love how "Flash" is a beauty move.
–2 votes



  • 18 teams, each of which represent a type (all Pokemon must have a common type which is different to the other 17 teams).
  • Round Robin.


  • Normal OU rules apply.
  • Points given are equal to the number of your surviving Pokemon (therefore, if you lose you get no points).
  • Your team must stay unaltered throughout the tournament: no changes to teams ~or~ a team is designed for each individual match in which both competitors know only what type the team they will be facing is (this option will not take that much time because of the ability to make teams quickly on showdown - I prefer this option).

I suggest that only experienced competitive battlers take part so we can find out what the best competitive type is... to some extent.

answered Aug 15 by The Big Fudge
edited Aug 23 by The Big Fudge
that will never work and is basically a monotype tourney.
So basically it's an OU mono tournament, except you don't get to choose which type you get. :(