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19 votes

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.

Ongoing tournaments:
STABmons Tournament.

Tournaments you can sign up for:
None at the moment.

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Old and not so popular suggestions will be hidden over time to prevent clutter.

Please check through the existing answers and the tournament winners pages linked above to make sure your suggestion hasn't already been made.

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 Jul 4 by Aura Warrior
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.

39 Answers

5 votes
 
Best answer

If you have an idea, then share it. But we really don't need seven people trying to have tournaments constantly. If you like an idea, upvote it. If you don't like it, downvote.

  • Highest voted suggestions will go first.

  • Post whether your tournament is going to have 8 people or 16 people.

  • Tournaments can only go with a moderator's go.

  • Challonge match-ups cannot be used. You must have the match-ups written on the post.

  • No signing up for the tournament before it gets a meta question.

  • Tournaments require at least six upvotes before they can go.

  • Tournaments in negatives will be hidden.

  • If a tournament seems like it will be best held for a special occasion, it will be postponed until that occasion.

  • Tournaments that have been around for more than 5 months and have also not exceeded six upvotes will be hidden. If it has not exceeded 2 in one month, it will be hidden.

  • You must put matchups in the post. Not in an answer, it just makes it difficult.

answered Jun 8, 2012 by Ninja
edited Jun 22 by Ninja
If you make the tournament are you garunteed a spot?
23 votes

TIME CAPSULE TOURNEY: This won't be of any use until gen VI

standard competitive tournament, but we all use one pokemon from Each Generation.

Optional: Using one Starter pokemon from each generation.

answered Jun 9, 2013 by DarkTyphlosion
I strongly dislike the starter part. Rest is good tho
Dragonite Tyranitar Metagross Garchomp Hydreigon Goodra
aegislash > goodra
Mamoswine says wut
A small answer but this Idea is awesome.
18 votes

Behold... Mono Arceus Tournament

The on-going Smeargle tourney gave me an idea. Why not have a mono-Arceus tourney?
Well, there are some rules of course, you have to have a team full of Arceus, but the twist is that they must be a different type, each. This will stop people from spamming Close Combat all over the place on the Normal Type Arceus' :P

  • Every team must be made out of Arceus.
  • Each team must have six different types of Arceus.
  • Standard Smogon clauses apply.
  • You may toggle around with EV's however much you like.
  • The only item viable is the plate of the Arceus type you're using.
  • Have fun. This is the most important rule of all, and if you disobey, you're out :D

So, this is my idea, hope you like it, and hope this happens! Lez' do this!

answered May 25, 2013 by Flare
edited Jun 28, 2013 by trachy
If you guys are spamming Arceus Fairy then I can use my beloved Arceus Poison and Steel. :D And Water and Ice and-*rambles on about her favorite but not usually viable Arceus Types*
The best method would to be a traditional or a random but useful Arceus with some coverage. I'm not giving away my Arceus type, but choosing something to combat all 3 of those types you just mentioned isn't a bad start
Well, let's see.. If I used Poison and Steel, that's a ground weakness right there, which is covered by Arceus-Ice, so now I have a Fire and Fighting weakness, Fire weakness is covered by Arceus Water. That leaves a Fighting and Psychic weakness, and I think I know what I'd use to cover that.. >:D And then the last Poke.. Hehe..
*plots evilly*
TBH slash that does look somewhat predictable and just common logic. :P. I'm going for wacky and unpredictable
Since when is Arceus Water predictable? :P
Anyway, you know me. The movesets are gonna be wacko.
17 votes

Mixed Tier Tournament

Each person gets 13 points to spend on Pokemon.
-OU and BL are 4 points.
-UU and BL2 are 3 points.
-RU and BL3 are 2 points.
-NU and PU are 1 point.
-NFE (http://www.smogon.com/bw/tiers/nfe) and LC (http://www.smogon.com/bw/tiers/lc) are .5 points.

All other standard rules will apply, I will post them if and when we have a meta question for this tournament.

As you might notice, there are two mixed-tier tournament suggestions. The one that gets the most upvotes by the time it is chosen will be the one that is done. I will hide the other one. So vote for your favorite!

answered Oct 14, 2012 by trachy
reshown Jun 29, 2013 by Ninja
Does this mean someone one could make 26 NFE teams and their opponent would have to battle all 26 :3
Of course not. :P
One team.
aww so close :D
17 votes

Ever wanted to be a Gym Leader? Now you finally can

The Gym Challenge

You must have six pokemon of the same type on a team. Your signature pokemon will be the only pokemon that can have an item and that item must be any berry. and last but not least, and this is the most hard part to implement, you must have a tm that all your pokemon have to learn that has to be there type (protect, return, frustration, attract, toxic, rest, substitute, and ect. are all banned because all pokemon can learn them)
example team. type: fighting. TM: Hi jump kick.
Mienshao Hitmontop Scrafty Lucario Medicham and Hitmonlee all fit the requirements

  • Normal Smogon rules apply
  • All pokemon must be level 100
  • No ubers
  • No legendarys

Hope you all will enjoy

answered Jun 29, 2013 by toxicroaker
edited Jul 28, 2013 by toxicroaker
I REALLY like this idea but I don't have enough points to up vote and I have no level 100 pokemon.

What generation is this?
It is not Wifi battles.
I found that out now.
No items?
Acrobatics Talonflame everywhere. ;-;
16 votes

Okay. First-time post from me.

The Hunger Games Tournament!

24 Players in all.
People sign up as teams of two, or individually and randomly matched up after 24 tributes are committed. Teams (obviously 12 teams) will be randomly assigned a District that they represent.
Tributes of the same district can collaborate if they wish, or work individually. It's up to the tributes of the district. No cheating by working with tributes from other districts.
Battles are singles. Showdown OU Bans apply.
Teams are created based off the ideal production of the district. IE, District 2 would use rock types and pokemon of that nature, district 4 use water types and pokemon of that nature, etc. Comment if any districts are tricky to make teams for (IE 8, textiles, use pokemon with cutting hands, or something of that nature.) Get creative with it!

I believe that explains it all.

~Rio

answered Feb 8 by Rio
Awesome!! +1
So because I'm so awesome and from the Capitol, would I get Uber Pokemon? Or just all types?
Lol nice idea Rio, was going to post a HG themed tour a while back but couldn't find the correct wording for it.
+1
I'm in :P
I'm so in!
Sounds awesome! I love the idea that we can team up only is we want to, which really adds a Hunger Games feel to it. ;)
So I'm guessing Grass Types would be for the lumber District?
Hell yeah, I'm in
Wow, I had no idea this would get so popular so fast. Lets hope it gets accepted and started soon! :D Thanks for the support, guys!
Also in case any of you were wondering if we do pairs, Rio and I will be hooking up in this tour.
I'd like to be teamed with PX, Dr.Flame, or Ayan if possible.. :P
14 votes

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."

This Tournament rule is simple. No attacking moves. A few ground rules to prevent issues:

  • The moves magic coat and taunt are banned.
  • (Optional) Prankster is banned.
  • the abilities Magic guard and Magic Bounce are banned
  • Sand and hail are banned (I understand they are passive, but they put huge limitations on pokemon options.

If you can think of other potential issues for game breaking, just comment and let me know.

answered Jun 9, 2013 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jun 9, 2013 by DarkTyphlosion
Taunt should be banned
I thought i already put that one. I feel dumb then.
Substitute should be banned.
heal bell should be banned
Well if you ban Heal Bell and Substitute then may as well ban Natural Cure :P

In other words, I do not agree and do not ban them please :3
I agree that Heal Bell shoudlnt be banned but Substitute should seeing as it blocks all non-attacking moves besides Roar and Whirlwind.
Naw, Heal Bell blocks the only way of putting on damage.
Heal Bell doesn't Block Leech Seed does it? or curse? (keep heal bell)
13 votes

One more from me, can't really think of a name for it.

  • 16 people can participate.
  • Once all contestants have signed up, a deadline will be given. Competitors can battle anyone they want in the tourney. No matchups are given. So if me, Riles, Unrecognizable, and UberPwnage sign up, I can challenge any one of the 3 contestants that are present.
  • You can battle as many times as you want. Meaning you can battle 80 times if you wanted to. All battling ends on the deadline.
  • The tier that the battle will be is determined by the agreement between the two battlers.
  • A point system determines who is kicked out of the tournament. All competitors start with 10 points. Gaining and losing of points is determined by the amount of Pokemon the winner has left. Let's say I 6-0 Riles. I would gain 6 points, and he would lose 6. If I 1-0 him, I would win 1, he'd lose 1. The 8 people who have the most points after the deadline move to round 2; the 4 people who have the most points in round 2 will go to round 3, and so on. Points are rest each round to make battling happen, If there is a tie, the people with the tie must battle it out to proceed.
  • FEAR, SmashPass, OHKO moves, and Entrainment are banned.
  • Smogon's banlist applies.
  • Smogon's tiers are used.
answered Aug 21, 2012 by Mewderator
reshown Jun 30, 2013 by trachy
OMA, i love it :D
OMA? lol i love it to <3
Oh My Arcues...... lol
But good idea Mew
A few problems with the tourney. I love it, just some things that wouldn't work.
 - would you keep your points hidden?
 - what if you battled once and lost, and your opponent refuses to battle you again?
There are no matchups. Points will be displayed in your answer.
13 votes

Triple-Type Tourney

The rules are:

  • Only three pokemon allowed
  • Only one pokemon of each type
  • They must be from the categories listed
  • Drought and Drizzle abilities are banned
  • Smogon OU Tier
  • Regular smogon bans apply

Water
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Fire
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Grass
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To take place on Showdown

answered Jan 29, 2013 by MrKijani
edited Jan 14 by MrKijani
12 votes

Mixed Tier Mono-Region Tournament

Each person gets 13 points to spend on Pokemon.
-OU and BL are 4 points.
-UU and BL2 are 3 points.
-RU and BL3 are 2 points.
-NU and PU are 1 point.
-NFE (http://www.smogon.com/bw/tiers/nfe) and LC (http://www.smogon.com/bw/tiers/lc) are .5 points.

You will be randomly assigned a region. Each region will have at least three people, one region will have four people to it though.

All other standard rules will apply, I will post them if and when we have a meta question for this tournament.

As you might notice, there are two mixed-tier tournament suggestions. The one that gets the most upvotes by the time it is chosen will be the one that is done. I will hide the other one. So vote for your favorite!

answered Oct 14, 2012 by trachy
edited Oct 14, 2012 by trachy
make the 4 person region Unova
11 votes

The Avatar Tour

Here's how it works:
- 8 or 16 players is required
- (if 8) 2 players will be from the same tribe, (if 16) 4 players will be from the same tribe
- The tribes have certain types that they can use, the list is detailed here
- Your tribe will be determined using the month you were born in
- Members of the same tribe can only face each other if they make it to the finals
- One match only, replay required as proof, no re-challenges due to hax

Any other question please ask me via comments.

Thank you one and all for reading.

answered Dec 24, 2013 by MrKijani
Name Change: Earth Rumble Six
Fire Blast Five
Air Shifter Seven
Water Ball Nine

How about I leave it at "The Avatar Tour" ;P
Pokemon + Avatar: The Last Airbender= Me Gusta :D
9 votes

Battle of the Titans!

Rules:

  • Each pokemon must be either over 5 Feet Tall or weigh more than 500 Pounds. Height and Weight will be determined based on their pokedex entry.
  • Only one Uber pokemon allowed
  • Only two OU pokemon allowed
  • Kyogre is banned
  • Regular Showdown OU bans apply

Can you fit the requirements and still make a creative team? With these bans you may have to dip into UU, RU, and NU. No spamming those Scarfed Kyogre Water Spouts either. Let's get this battle under way, prepare for the ground to rumble because it's the
BATTLE OF THE TITANS!!!

answered Feb 11 by MrKijani
reshown Jun 22 by &Psychic x
Oh yes. This has so much potential.
I would so be in
Are you making a reference to Attack on Titan, by any chance? :3
Nope lol
NU! :D
Lolz Mr K
8 votes

Team Tourney
I think JCM posted about it but it never got going, but I'm hoping to bring it back :D

There will be 4 captains. (Decided from when everyone signs up)
Each captain will take turns picking their players.
Draft One
Captain 1 picks his player.
Captain 2 picks his player.
Captain 3 picks his player.
Captain 4 picks his player.
Draft Two
Captain 4 picks his player.
And so on.

Players will compete in all tiers. So captains try and pick smart, not just all the best players but only in OU.
The team(s) with the most wins after all players have battled go to round 2.
24 players + 4 captains. 7 people per team.

:D

answered Feb 18 by Dr.Flame
reshown Jun 22 by &Psychic x
The 1st pick will be Mew ._.
By the time this tournament comes up, it will be me. o3o
PAHAHAHAHA
There's some wishful thinking for ya!
Wow I like this idea. +1 The first (last) pick will be me, hotcakes! ._.
Btw Mew will prolly be a captain. Same with Hex if he's in it
Yeah Mew, Hex, Someone, and someone will probably be captain.
Mike as well and maybe you, Flame.
Yay im captain Kuchiki Byakuya Division 6
8 votes

I suggested this a LONG time ago, but it didn't take.

Question this is based off of.

The "Annoying Woodland Creature" Tourney.

Rattata, Weedle, Caterpie, Pidgey, Hoppip, Sentret, Hoothoot, Zigzagoon, Wurmple, Poochyena, Bidoof, Kricketot, Starly, Patrat, Lillipup, Bunnelby, Fletchling, and Scatterbug.

These are Pokemon you generally avoid. They are on the first route of every game. So, let's make a tournament with them :D

Rules:

  • Only the listed Pokemon can participate
  • Evolutions may participate.
  • Banned abilities: Gale Wings, Reckless, Huge Power on the three BL+ Pokes. Unless it is NFE.
  • Evasion / Accuracy moves are allowed on the first stage Pokemon.
  • Standard OU bans, other than evasion.

Winner gets 3 coins on the server. Yeah, this will be the way to get coins. Winning DB tours! They'll have a purpose eventually.

answered Mar 5 by Ninja
reshown Jun 22 by &Psychic x
Ah! Love it
What do coins do o3o
Eventually we'll be able to spend them, not unlike points, but slightly different. You know like in some games you'd get say Gold to buy things and say Potions to upgrade stuff? That sorta line
What about Shinx?
Shinx is like an electric domesticated cat. I doubt you can find those in forests.

Also I +1ed to bring this to 6 votes because I really like the idea. I bet everyone will have Talonflame on their team!
Gale Wings is banned, though,
Biflod with Moody and opponent is ded
But with moody clause, perhaps not.
7 votes

Random Battle tournament.

Use http://randompokemon.com/

Select all but Ubers. Must use generated natures.

Battles are two out of three, no replays required, you can change teams unless you are in the middle of a battle (Obviously.)

inb4 trachy wins.

answered Jul 13 by Ninja
*spams generate button*
7 votes

To commemorate the new ORAS releases, I thought we could turn the clocks back about 10 years. To when I was 8, and most of the fanbase of Pokemon now were conceived or still in diapers. I'm talking nothing other than a Gen 3 OU tournament. Of course, there's a hitch. We're going by the Hoenn dex, meaning only things that appear on this page right here: http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/game/ruby-sapphire-emerald
8 or 16 people, depends on signups.
Of course, there are bans. These include:
Soul Dew
Groudon
Kyogre
Rayquaza
All forms of Deoxys
Anything not on that page
Edit in bans (5:51 am, 7/22)
Due to reading a gen 3 ubers list, here goes a cleanup ban list
Latios
Latias
Wobuffet
Wynaut

Explanation on Wobuffet and Wynaut:
With Shadow Tag, if Wobuffet and itself or Wynaut switched into each other, the battle would turn endless in a heartbeat. With gen 3 Struggle, it's based off of damage percent, not arbitrary 25% HP. With that being said, Wobuffet can't damage itself with struggle enough to go past leftovers recovery, hence making the battle endless until someone forfeits. This is particularly why Struggle's recoil was fixed in gen 4.

Notable changes from Gen 6 all the way back to 3 are:
-No Stealth Rock or Toxic Spikes (Spikes were conceived in gen 2, therefore, are fair game. Get your Skarmory ready)
-There were no fairies. Prepare a steel type. (Skarmory though)
-The physical/special split did not happen yet. To get the type chart for which is which, click here: http://www.psypokes.com/rsefrlg/battlechart.php
-Blaziken isn't uber, nor does it have Speed Boost.
-Mawile is pathetic and probably not worth your time
-Choice Band is available, but not Specs or Scarf
-Will-O-Wisp has 75 Accuracy
-No Sandstorm SDef buff

Suggestions are welcome. :)

answered Jul 22 by NonePiece
edited Jul 22 by NonePiece
Suggestion: Each team must include one Pokémon from the Mudkip family.
Swampert was top tier OU in gen 3, so I won't be surprised if that happens without me saying it P:
If you turn time back to 10 years, how can i play? i would realy be in diapers!
6 votes

Mini FIght! :D

Based on MrKijani's "Battle of the Titans" idea, I have come up with the polar opposite. Yay!

Rules:

  • Each pokemon must be either under 2'4" Tall or weigh less than 50 Pounds. Height and Weight will be determined based on their pokedex entry.
  • NO Ubers Pokemon allowed (Since only one uber fits this bill, Shaymin-S)
  • Only two OU pokemon allowed
  • Showdown OU ban format
  • Shaymin-S is banned.

Can you channel your little fight and win? With only 2 OU Pokemon allowed, you'll have to go in the likes of UU, RU and even NU. Since these Pokemon are so small, you might have to use NFE Pokemon. No matter the case, best of luck :D

answered Feb 12 by Scraϝ
reshown Jun 22 by &Psychic x
EVIOLITE SPAM TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Which 2 OU Pokemon?
Doesn't matter :D
6 votes

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ROTOM TOURNAMENT


Rules:

• Obviously, you must make a team with all the forms of Rotom in it.
• There is a catch, if your formless Rotom dies, it's game over. (Similar to chess tour)
• ChestoRest is banned.
• Trick is banned. Debatable.
• EVs have to be 80 in each stat. Debatable.
• Anything else goes.

Seems stupid, but it could be fun. We could through in something weird like each of them have to have moody as an ability.

answered Feb 15 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
reshown Jun 22 by &Psychic x
I like it. I'd definitely join this.
I'd like to debate against the EVs rule, I think that ruins the interesting opportunity to attempt to create a viable team from Rotom forms.
Yeah, any EVs we want please :P
6 votes

I can't think of a good name for this tournament. The best names I've come up with so far are

The Stealing Tourney or The Plasma Tourney (Because team plasma steal Pokémon)

• Regular OU tournament with regular Smogon bans
• 16 Participants
• It starts off as 3 on 3
The winner of the first game chooses one of the opponents Pokémon to put on their team for the next round( as if you are stealing it)
• This applies for all other rounds, so by the end it will be 6 on 6
• Everything is passed over when you steal a Pokémon (EVs moves nature ect)
• Put your username in each of your original Pokémon's nicknames, (e.g. The Noby's Garchomp) so you can tell who's Pokémon you have.
•I just thought this might be fun!

answered Jun 30 by The Noby
edited 5 days ago by The Noby
5 votes

We've all heard of Little Cup, and we've all heard of Monotype, but what about Monotype LC?

Bans

  • Regular LC Bans
  • Hax Items

Notes

  • 16 Participants
  • All teams must be made up of LC pokemon
  • All teams must be made up of pokemon that are all of the same type
  • Double-typed pokemon are allowed, as long as one of their types is
    the type you are using
  • You can use whatever type team you want, bar the 3 that are banned.
  • All rules are negotiable, if you can provide a tangible argument as
    to why a rule should be added or lifted, it will be done.

Originally Ben's idea but since it didn't take off because we couldn't finish the other tourneys before time took off im re-posting.

answered Jun 28 by Aura Warrior
edited Jul 4 by Aura Warrior
Unban mono Ghost and psychic, and what's included in hax items ? Hopefully this will get enough up votes to happen : D
hax items are stuff like king's rock and brightpowder