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You can make Pokémon have any sorts of moves and abilities, even if they don’t legally learn the moves/have the abilities. It’s different from Pure Hackmons, because, well, it’s more balanced. Here’s the banlist:

Clause and Ban List:
The banlist keeps the"Balanced" in Balanced Hackmons. Here's our interim banlist for the beta BH8 Ladder (this will eventually move to a BH8 Suspects and Bans Thread):

Pokemon
Eternatus-Eternamax
Shedinja
Zacian-Crowned

Moves
Chatter
OHKO Moves
Double Iron Bash
Octolock
Shell Smash

Abilities
Wonder Guard
Pure / Huge Power
Parental Bond
Protean / Libero
Shadow Tag/Arena Trap
Moody
Water Bubble
Innards Out
Magnet Pull
Stakeout
Illusion
Contrary
Neutralizing Gas
Gorilla Tactics

Clauses

ComaTalk Clause: Sleep Talk can't be run on a Pokemon with the Comatose ability

Endless Battle Clause: Forcing an endless battle is banned, similar to the rest of PS

Evasion Moves Clause: No moves that can increase Evasion are allowed. This does not include abilities or items that may modify Evasion passively such as Sand Veil or Brightpowder

Sleep Clause: Only one Pokemon on the opponent's team can be put to sleep at a time. This excludes self-inflicted sleep or Comatose

Forme Clause: You may only use one of each forme of a Pokemon on your team. (Example: you can use both Darmanitan-Zen and Darmanitan-Galar-Zen on the same team)

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Sorry. At least you had an official description of the format.
Yeah, fair. Your answer went much more in-depth, however. Upvote from me.
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Balanced Hackmons is an Other Metagame where nearly anything is possible, up to in-game limitations. You can assign any moves and abilities to any Pokémon—even ones already in their Mega forme—and use unreleased moves, items, and Pokémon! When looking at the clauses below, you should note that the Species Clause is missing, meaning you can run those teams of six Mega Mewtwo that you always wanted to do!

Source (more info on the format here)

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Balanced Hackmons is essentially a mode with infinite possible combinations for any one Pokémon. You can give any Pokémon essentially any move or ability that is not banned. Example, you can have a Glaceon with Sturdy for example. Also, Pokémon can have 252 EV in EVERY stat. By all these factors, typing, items and base stat total all have a much greater importance that OU for example.
Source: https://www.smogon.com/smog/issue21/hackmons
https://www.smogon.com/dex/ss/formats/bh/
Here is a ban list.

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