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Tournament Name

Brief description of tournament, eg. "All pokemon have to be the same type" (as much as people like to post long and fun descriptions, short ones are better)

List of rules and clauses, e.g
"OU/Monotype Banlist
Standard Smogon Clauses Apply
Heatran is banned from Fire Teams
No Stealth Rock" etc

Add any extra details or more complicated rules at the end. These rules will be default in case you forget to add those complicated rules.

Smogon (latest generation) OU clauses
Changes to bans (OU bans or bans in the tournament) start applying when a new round starts.
Single elimination best of one brackets
Battles are to be held on the Pokemon DB Showdown! server.
Save replays and show them to the host. You can make them private if you don't want anyone else to see them.
Players can change teams between battles.
If someone disconnects during a battle, then the opponent can take the win or redo the battle.

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oh ok [filler]
yes PX is a she
It says female on her profile, no?
please update current tour.

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Sharing is Caring Tournament

Basically, every Pokemon must share one move with every other on the team. The rest of the moves must be unique. Therefore, you may not have two Pokemon with Water Spout unless it is the Shared Move. If it is, then all 6 Pokemon must share it.


  • Natdex OU Format
  • 16 Participants
  • Battles are Best of 3
  • Teams may not be changed in between battles, but can be during rounds. However, the selected Shared Move must stay the same.
  • Replays must be saved and commented on the post.
  • Only one Pokemon may Dynamax, Mega Evolve, or use a Z-Move. [NOTE: You cannot have all three, only one.]
  • The shared move can be also be used by any other player, as sharing is caring. Two people can have Water Spout as a Shared Move, for example.
  • The Shared Move can be a Status Move.
  • The Shared Move must be the sqme type of Hidden Power if that is the move you have chosen (so HP Fire and HP Ghost cannot work, but two HP Grounds would)


  • All Choice Items (Specs, Band, etc.)
  • The Shared Move must not be a Z-Move, Max Move, or Gmax Move
  • OHKO Moves (eg. Guillotine)
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**The Family Tour

The idea of this tournament is that you must use a team of an evolutionary line. So, you could use a team of Ralts, Kirla and Gardevoir as they come from the same evolutionary family.

2-3 Pokemon per team.

If you are using a Pokemon with multiple eveloutions e.g Ralts line, you would have to choose Gallade or Gardevoir, you can’t use both.

Megas are allowed but they do not count as a separate eveloution. You could use Ralts, Kirla and Mega Gardevoir but not Kirla, Gardevoir and Mega Gardevoir.

Nat Dex OU format.

Hope you like it!

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Partner Pokemon Evolution challenge
Format: Generation 7 let's go OU
Players: 16
All players will be divided into two groups (they get to choose), the Pikachu group and the Eevee Group, players in the Pikachu group must have a Partner Pikachu on their team while players in the Eevee Group must have a Partner Eevee on their team, you can't have two of the partner Pokemon. Groups would face members of the other groups, another Pokemon will be given using this input on Showdown! !randpoke gen1 (if you get Mewtwo please retry). Please input generated Natures and select Kanto and last of all, generate only one Pokemon and add that as the second member of your team and last thing to note is that you start off with 2000 poke
- Partner Eevee must have at least two of its special moves
- Partner Pikachu must have at least one of its special moves
- When your oppoment loses, you can either evolve your Pokemon, steal your oppoment's item or you could even take 500 poke from them.
- From time to time (hopefully I'm active during the tournament) I'll throw a few auctions that lasts for 1 minute, the prices all start from 250 poke
- Mega Stone auctions are twice as expensive as Pokemons
- Scouting is banned
Mega Starts
Those 8 players who make it to the second round would get a bonus Pokemon (if they want to) based on which team they are (other teams can still get other teams' megas
- Team Pikachu members can add a Mega Charizard X or Mega Venusaur as their Bonus
- Team Eevee members can add a Mega Charizard Y or Mega Blastoise as their Bonus
Fill outs
- At the Finals, if your team has empty slots, you can fill them up with any Pokemon except for Mewtwo
Those of you who doesn't know this format (almost everyone lol):
- Items that are not Mega Stones are banned
- Abilities don't exist
- Choices are limited
- Mewtwo is banned
Save replays
I've hoped this one is very interesting!
And I hope people would battle me in this OU format in the future!

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So each team has 6 pokemon and "poke" is a currency? And is this doubles or singles format?And what happens when everybody chooses eevee or all choose Pikachu?

And people can always spam generate anyways.
I forgot to mention that the let's go format only has single battles available
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The RBY Tournament

To get this cleared up, I'm not talking about the Pokemon Games Red, Blue, and Yellow.

So, your Pokémon must have a team that consists of two red Pokemon, two blue Pokémon, and two yellow Pokemon. Color will be determined by this list:émon_by_color
No shiny Pokemon are allowed. Castform (all forms) is banned. Darmanitan can't have the ability Zen Mode. Up to 16 players can sign up. Format is Gen 8 NatDex.

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Dual Duel

Dual Monotype

Ok. This is my first tournament. Hope you enjoy! It's like a monotype but each pokemon has to share 2 types instead of just one.

Rules/Bans are as follows:
Legendaries/Mythicals banned
All pokemon are level 50
Single battles
Ubers allowed
Megas banned
Eviolite is allowed, but abusers will be banned
Single elimination bracket
All pokemon must have 2 types that are similar
Replays must be sent to host as proof of a win
Megas must use keystone

8 participants

This would severly limit the amount of teambuilding options. Very few types have 6 pokemon of the same type, in different evolutionary lines. It'd just be one or two different teams, unless people are willing to use pre evolution pokemon.
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Weakness cancelling competition?
Format: Double Ubers
-You may select up to 5 Pokemon only
- Only berries that reduce the amount of damage taken from a super effective hit is allowed, Berry Juice is also eligible
- The first two must have at least two weaknesses, and they must cancel all of their weaknesses or at least two of them (they are allowed to cancel their own teammates' weaknesses),
here is an example:
Reshiram @ Berry Juice
Ability: Turboblaze
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Ancient Power
- Blue Flare
- Draco Meteor
- Earth Power
Leafeon @ Kebia Berry
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Knock Off
- Dig
- Synthesis
Reshiram with Ancient Power and Blue Flare counters all of Leafeon's weakness except for Poison, that's why Leafeon was given a Kebia Berry, Leafeon can use Leaf Blade to counter Reshiram's Rock and Ground weakness, which means that these two Pokemon is valid.
- The third and Forth Pokemon must be a Physical and Special Attacker
- The fifth Slot must be an Uber tier Pokemon.
Number of Participants:
Since all teams cannot be the same, I think it would be safe if I put the number of participants as 8, no reservations.
I hope you like it!

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The last two rules don't really make sense for me, really, I'm wondering why they're enforced.
The third slot should be a Pokemon with it's attack stat higher than its Special Attack stat, while the forth Pokemon would be the other way around, the fifth Slot must be a Pokemon from the Uber tier
Yes, I know. But why are those rules?