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Tournament Information

Previous Tournament:
PX's I'll follow you tourney [won by Mike (Shining Yin)]

Next Tournament:
MrKijani's Battle of the Titans tournament (sometime in 2018, maybe September or October)


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On this thread, you can post suggestions as to what tournaments should be hosted on the site! When you post suggestions, please make sure that you include all rules that will apply to your tournament and the amount of members in it. The most popular tournaments, determined by those with the most votes, will be hosted next. 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.

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!

Please read the selected answer (the first answer you'll see) for additional information.

List of Tournament Winners
Showdown/Online username thread


Format

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.

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Thanks for the info
Ok, so signups begin June 16th or does the tournament begin June 16th? If so, when are signups? I can't signup Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Read the original post. If you don't see your answer, then read it again.
Got it. Just making sure.
The new “seasonal format” is twice a season, right?

84 Answers

8 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 4 people, 8 people, 16 people, or any number of 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.

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

Why aren't the tournaments proceeding?

We take breaks in between tournaments, and people have to meet each other. We have due dates.

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If you make the tournament are you garunteed a spot?
No, you can enter it only if you want to.
Why are we not allowed to use Challonge? Also, since Ninja's gone, do we not have to listen to him any more?
17 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!!!

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Ah thank you. But can I still use Aura Break on Zygarde?
I don’t see why not.
Cool thanks!
And I can use Megas, yes? Just checking so I can bust out mega ttar!
The rules don’t say megas aren’t allowed, so they’re allowed.
15 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.

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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
Which 3 types are banned?
15 votes

Scrabble Tournament

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Using this random letter generator, you will be given 6 random letters. For every letter you get, you will choose any pokemon that's name starts with that letter (that isn't ubers) to put on your team. For example, If you get an A, you can use an Alomomola, but you cannot use an Infernape. Additionally, for every kill you get, you will get points based off the letter of your pokemon. (see below)
The most ideal format I see fit would be Round Robin. You will battle every participant, win or lose, and whoever has the most points at the end of all the battles will win. A trusted user/host should keep track of all the points after each battle, and/or replays. (if necessary)
• Standard OU bans.
• Round Robin
• For every kill, depending on the letter of your pokemon, you get points. The points are based off of the actual scrabble game. (see here) For example, if you're using a Machamp and you knock out a pokemon, since M is worth 3 points in scrabble, you will get 3 points.
• Optional: No duplicate letters. (reroll)
• Optional: One reroll is allowed.

Open to suggestions.

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Wow Quagsire will be so OP.
spams generate button!!!!
How do you know if other people are cheating?
It's a good idea though.
More votes please, I really want this to go, it looks really cool :D
LMAO zygarde will be seen a lot
Wait, so the host of the tournament will assign the letters for you? Also, what the heck is Round Robin?
> a tournament in which each competitor plays in turn against every other.
Basically, a bracket tournament :P
14 votes

I can't believe this hasn't been suggested already.

Same Team Tournament

The unique aspect of this tournament makes you use different skills than you would in a regular battle.

So this is how it works:

  • Instead of creating a team of 6 Pokemon, you only make a team of 3.
  • There are no restrictions on what Pokemon you can use! Ubers, OU, UU, even NU and LC class Pokemon. It soon will become obvious why. (Banned tactics should probably stay banned, however.)
  • For each battle, both competitors combine their Pokemon into one team. For example, if I picked Talonflame, Aegislash, and Caterpie, and my opponent picked Arceus, Smeargle, and Jolteon, we would both merge so that we'd battle each other with the same exact team (Talonflame, Aegislash, Caterpie, Arceus, Smeargle, and Jolteon).
  • Nothing (movesets, items, EVs, etc.) may be changed when you merge teams.
  • Then the battle begins! Since you have the same exact team as your opponent, the winner of each battle will be determined by how skilled each player is at handling the Pokemon presented to them.

So, that's my tournament idea. If you like it, please upvote it! If you have suggestions, please comment them! Thank you!

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8 or 16 people can participate; it doesn't really matter.
This is THE best tourney suggestion I've seen so far!
Thanks. :)
Actually I really like this, seems awesome xD
There are lots of people who think the presence of Uber Pokemon makes the game less fun, even if both players have them. I think Uber Pokemon should stay banned.
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

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Can I use Ludicolo or Volcanion?
12 votes

Meh, I'll answer. Whatever.

Anime Tour

Remember Kyron's old Media tour? Thought I'd bring it back, but with a twist. All Pokemon have to resemble characters from anime (or manga).

There has to be proof the anime exists such as a link or something like that (not needed if it's a well known anime like Naruto or something)

Pokemon can resemble characters in either looks or characteristics (preferably both, but you can use it based on one)

The Pokemon anime doesn't count

Only one person can use each anime, so if one person uses e.g Fairytail, no one else can. Get in line first to have first picks

Clever anime picking counts as well. Naruto, Fairytail, One Piece, Kateko Hitman Reborn and other large anime have many different characters and variations which you can base your team on, but others like Death Note, When They Cry or Black Butler don't have that many, limiting your choices

Let's give an example shall we?

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This is Natsu, from the Fairytail anime. He is (in his anime) a Fire attribute Dragon Slayer. He has the ability to both wield and eat fire. He is also equipped with specialized Dragon abilities, such as dragon scales and fire breath. This makes him a perfect candidate as the new Charizard form. Both are powerful and fight for their friends but are hot headed and unsocial otherwise, plus they both breathe fire ;P.

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Get the idea? Good :D

Tier is standard Gen 6 OU, normal clauses and whatnot. Please nickname your pokemon your characters names, to avoid confusion. and make it obvious what anime it's from. Keep replays too please.

Sorry for necroposting, but I haven't been keeping up.

Anyway, no calling any anime before (or if) the tour starts. We don't want people restricting other people who haven't even really seen it yet.

No Digimon, Pokemon or [insert similar anime here]. That just creates way too much variety, you can basically just pick any team and find the according characters.

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"no calling any anime before (or if) the tour starts."

Get rekt, Pata.
So, I saw this super late, but..
I totally used Mega Char  X for Natsu before it was cool. :P
Also, for Black Butler..
I do Honchkrow for Sebastian, Scizor for Grell, and I have some ideas for Undertaker, William, and Ronald...
Also, if I post my idea for a Fullmetal Alchemist tourney, is that too similar? :P I had some ideas where only certain Pokemon could be used, like Steel Types, Pokemon who obviously resemble the characters, etc. and a list.
Post if you want, I just posted this tour because it's more wide-ranging that a tour based on a single anime.
Personally, I never watch anime, plus this seems INSANELY complicated. Sorry but that's my opinion :(
12 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!

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I like that, cuz then you can steal their worst one and be a noob :D
If we get less than 16 players, can we start with 4v4? If we get more than 31 players, can we start with 2v2?
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.

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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
11 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.

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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
Please ban double team.
10 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.

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*spams generate button*
Yep, unfortunately, people can cheat.
9 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

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EVIOLITE SPAM TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Which 2 OU Pokemon?
Doesn't matter :D
Tiny Tourney 2.0!
8 votes

Types (Japanese: タイプ Type) are properties for Pokémon and their moves.

This can mean only one thing.
Monotype Tournament (but with moves)
Each team used in this tournament must have a designated type, and every member of that team must know at least one attack move of the designated type. If a Pokemon knows more than 2 attack moves, then at least 2 of them must be of the designated type.

Random technicalities:
The tournament is subject to OU rules.
Hidden power is treated as the Pokemon's hidden power type rather than normal type.
Judgement and multi attack are treated as the user's type if used by Arceus* or Silvally while holding a plate or memory.
Nothing else (not even abilities like aerilate) have any effect on the legality of a move, because those effects can be nullified during battle. You can take advantage of this, for example, by using Pinsir on a normal team (assuming Pinsir doesn't get banned anytime soon).

*This rule has a tiny chance of becoming relevant someday if Arceus is ever un-banned.

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that.. thats AMAZING!
Woah my idea is on the first page.
7 votes

Wonder Guard Tourney

My idea is to have an OU tournament with one catch: every Pokémon has Wonder Guard. This will require a lot more strategy than other battles, since every Pokémon will have to be hit with super effective moves. Each team will probably have to have every single move type somewhere in their Pokémon's movesets.

Rules:

  • No type changing (i.e. Trick-or-Treat, Camouflage, etc.)
  • No damage-reducing berries (i.e. giving Jolteon a Shuca Berry)
  • Moves like Magnet Rise are banned
  • Ring Target is banned (come on, that will ruin the whole point of this)
  • You may not switch out on consecutive turns (to prevent endless switching)
  • (debatable) Weather is banned
  • (debatable) limit on number of weaknesses (i.e. no less than three weaknesses for each Pokemon)
  • More rules will be added as I see fit

Optional: we could also do this tournament with any other ability (such as Protean)

Each battle ends when either every Pokémon on one team feints or when one team becomes unable to hit an opposing Pokémon with any of its moves.

So anyway, I think this would be a fun, interesting tournament to have. If you do too, please go ahead and give that upvote button a click. :) If you have an idea for a different ability every team member should have, comment it and it will be taken into consideration. Thank you!

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I have an ability idea:  Speed Boost.  Basically, if you switch out your speed is reset.
Spiritomb and Sableye?
Azumarill says what?
Yep, this is 6th gen, so even the Ghost/Dark type can be hit.
And btw either 8 or 16 people can participate.
7 votes

Same Type Stealth Rock

In this metagame, Stealth Rock damage can be any type. The type is based on the primary type of the Stealth Rock user. For example, if Skarmory uses Stealth Rock, it will deal Steel type damage on switch-in. Or if Garchomp uses Stealth Rock, it will deal Dragon type damage on switch-in.

This means that if you set Fairy type Stealth Rock, it would be super effective against 3 types, resisted by 3 types, and neutral against 12 types. If you set Ground type Stealth Rock, it would be super effective against 5 types, resisted by 2 types, neutral against 10 types, and Flying types would be immune.

Protean sets Rock type Stealth Rock.

Dark type Pokemon are immune to Psychic type Stealth Rock.
Flying type Pokemon, Pokemon with Levitate, and Pokemon holding an Air Balloon are immune to Ground type Stealth Rock (except under Gravity).
Volt Absorb removes Electric type Stealth Rock.
Water Absorb removes Water type Stealth Rock.

Rapid Spin (without Scrappy) does not remove Ghost type Stealth Rock.

Standard OU clauses apply.

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So statistically, Fighting or Ground Stealth Rock is the best to have
Rock and Ice are probably most useful though
7 votes

This will probably be buried in the 50+ other tournament suggestions here, but this idea's been bugging me for a few hours, so I thought I might as well suggest it. I give you...

The Polytype Tournament

It's pretty much the polar opposite of Monotype, in that no two Pokémon on your team can share a single type. Other than that, standard Smogon OU rules apply, and, if this goes through, I guess we'll just have to see how many people sign up; no restrictions on how many (or few) participants.
Not as extravagant as some other tournaments listed here, but simplicity has it's own charm to it.

PS, if we want to make teambuilding an absolute horrorshow a bit more interesting, we can enforce that all Pokémon have to be dual-typed.

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6 votes

Dogfight!

Sky Battle Tournament



Sky Battles were a new battle type introduced in X and Y, where they stayed because they sucked. But, they are an interesting concept! Sky Battles only allow Pokémon with Fly or Levitate that do not touch touch the ground — meaning that Pokémon like Spearow, Pidgey, and Gengar (who then had Levitate) could not participate because their models were grounded.

The full list of eligible Pokémon is found here.
There are also some moves that cannot be used in Sky Battles, which can be found here.

I thought it would make an interesting premise for a tournament, so I'm suggesting it here! Let me know if it would be interesting.

Ban List
Some Pokémon allowed in Sky Battles would totally dominate the other choices and lead to nearly identical teams, so it makes sense to ban the following Pokémon:

  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Rayquaza
  • Giratina-Origin
  • Arceus
  • Yveltal
  • Heatproof Bronzong (only Levitate is allowed)
  • all Ground moves

Potential Bans
This is a list of things that could or could not be allowed in the tournament if they would become too dominant/polarizing, depending on feedback (this list is 100% negotiable):

  • Cresselia
  • Tornadus
  • Thundurus
  • Landorus
  • Latios
  • Latias
  • Mega Salamence
  • Celesteela
  • Stealth Rock

But what about the Sun/Moon newbies?
Sky Battles aren't around in Generation 7, but that doesn't mean the Alola Pokémon aren't allowed to participate! Using the Sky Battle criteria, these Gen 7 Pokémon would be allowed:

  • Trumbeak
  • Vikavolt
  • Minior
  • Celesteela

That's my idea for a Sky Battle tournament :) It probably doesn't appeal to everyone's taste, but I thought I might as well throw it out there. Cheers!

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How is it a dogfight if neither dog Pokemon nor fighting Pokemon are allowed?
6 votes

"If the strong and able do too much, they limit the contributions of others. The strong must show restraint. This enables everyone to live together and share responsibility."
--a veteran, Hearthome City, Pokemon Platinum Version

With that in mind, allow me to explain the
Level-balanced tier shift tournament!

Every species of Pokemon (except those with no legal abilities) is allowed, but those on higher Smogon tiers must have lower levels. Based on statistics from May 2018, these are the max levels for each tier.

Untiered (less than 3.41%* usage in PU): 100 (ABST 478)
PU: 97 (ABST 502)
PUBL: 97 (ABST 478)
NU: 97 (ABST 506)
NUBL: 97 (ABST 499)
RU: 93 (ABST 551)
RUBL: 92 (ABST 556)
UU: 92 (ABST 547)
UUBL: 92 (ABST 551)
OU: 91 (ABST 576)
"Ubers UU" (banned in OU but less than 3.41% usage in Ubers): 85 (ABST 657)
Ubers, 3.41% < usage < 50%: 83 (ABST 680)
Ubers, usage > 50%: 80 (ABST 730)
Maractus: 79 (ABST 9001)

I decided to split the Ubers tier into three parts, because Pokemon near the top of Ubers are significantly stronger than the ones near the bottom and I wanted to make the game fair for both groups.
As for the details, this tournament will be set in Ubers, but use the OU banlist for abilities and moves.
Light balls, deep sea scales, and deep sea tooths are banned.

*Throughout this post, when I say 3.41%, I mean 1-(1/2)^(1/20). I say 3.41% because it's easier to type.
If a generation started recently, and not all usage tiers have been out of beta for a month, then please delay this tournament until they are.

If this tournament is to happen after I leave the site, then the host is to do this to determine the max level for each tier.

Step 1: Find the right usage statstics
Go to smogon.com/stats/ and click the latest date on the page. You should now see something like

gen21ou-0.txt
gen21ou-1500.txt
gen21ou-1695.txt
gen21ou-1825.txt

for each playable tier. The numbers right before the .txt are GLICKO ratings. The higher numbers imply more experience, so you will use stats from players with the highest GLICKO rating (gen21ou-1825.txt in this case) to calculate the maximum levels.

Step 2: Calculate the average base stat total (I'll call it ABST) for each tier
These calculations involve base stat totals. If a Pokemon can't change form on the first turn before anything moves, then the BST of the base form will be used.
Calculating the ABST is pretty straightforward for the usage tiers (OU, UU, etc.), as well as the Ubers Pokemon whose usages are between 50% and 3.41%. It's the average base stat total for the first 150% of Pokemon on the statistics you just found, but with eviolite holders thrown out. The ABST of the Ubers Pokemon with more than 50% usage is calculated using the BSTs of all Pokemon in this "tier".
The ABSTs for "borderline tiers" (Ubers UU, the BLs, and Untiered) is slightly more complex. Because they aren't playable, their ABSTs are calculated using the tier above them. The Pokemon used in the calculation are the first however many Pokemon were used for the tier above that were used less than 3.41% in the tier above. For example, if Ubers and OU used the first 3 and 4 Pokemon, then Ubers UU and BL will use the first 3 and 4 Pokemon with less than 3.41% usage. Remember to throw out eviolite holders when calculating averages.
If a tier's ABST is lower than the ABST of the tier below, then the higher tier's ABST will be set to the lower tier's ABST for the next step. For example, if the ABST of OU is less than the ABST of BL, then the ABST of OU will be set to the ABST of BL.

Step 3: Calculate the max level for each tier
The max level for Untiered will be 100. The max level for all the other tiers are given by
100sqrt(a*ln(e)/b)
where a is the ABST of Untiered and b is the ABST of the tier whose max level you're calculating. Round down.

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Acupressure Maractus op pls nerf. This seems like a really great idea. +1
Okay, I nerfed it.
Well, glad that's over with. Acupressure Maractus just beats PU.
5 votes

"Attack on Titan" Titan Battle

Based on Shingeki No Kyojin's antagonists, the Titans, this tournament is a way for you to creatively use sets and ideas based on their behaviors.

Titans are human-like creatures that find and devour humans for currently unknown reasons. They don't starve, so it seems they do it for annihilation. Years in, they were classified by a measurement system. I am translating them to Pokemon size, so they are divided by four. Then rounded for size groups.

Regular Titans

  • 3-6 meter class: 0.8 - 1.5 meters
  • 7 meter class: 1.7 - 1.8 meters.
  • 8-14 meter class: 2 - 2.9 meters.
  • 15 meter class: 3.3-3.8 meters.

Special Titans:

  • Rogue / Coordinate is 15 meter class.
  • Dancing is unknown. We'll throw it in the 8-14 meter class.
  • Female Titan is 14 meter class.
  • Armored Titan is 15 meter class.
  • Beast Titan is 17 meter class, which is 4-5 meters.
  • Colossal Titan is 60 meter class. 15 is too big, we will make it anything over 5 meters.

List of Pokemon by height.


Rules:

Lots of them.

  • The Rogue Titan doesn't work well with others. It cannot use support moves, it can only set up and attack.
  • The Dancing Titan cannot attack special titans.
  • The Female Titan is a loner, but can call upon other Titans. Must be the fastest member of the team.
  • The Colossal Titan is incredibly slow. Must be the slowest member of the team. (Debatable.)
  • The Armored Titan has various speeds. Must have higher defensive stats than offensive. This is after EV investment.
  • The Beast Titan has interest in humans. It also communicates with other titans, and has not attacked any notable things. Therefore, it cannot deal direct damage. You may not use Taunt on the Beast Titan.
  • Non-special titans are mindless and can only use attacking moves.
  • Best of three.
  • Each titan must appear once in the match. Also, you can't have two of the same special titan in a battle. This means you have to use two teams. 6 titans, 6 special titans. How will you organize them?
  • Only a special titan can Mega evolve.
  • 16 players.
  • Replays required.
  • Ubers are allowed.
  • Titans like to move together, so these will be double battles.

That's a lot to take in. Different, isn't it?

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Seems interesting.
seems complicated
Highly complicated, but it'll make teambuilding tough and I like that :3
That's the idea :3
5 votes

World Cup Tour.

(Name given in honour of the World Cup and because it is based off the structure of the World Cup.)

What this tour involves is all of us travelling to one country to play football and determine a winner xD

Seriously though these are the Rules for the tourney:

  • Tourney will have 16 participants
  • There will be 4 Groups; Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D.
  • Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the 4 Groups.
  • 4 Participants per Group.
  • Once you have been put into a Group with three other people, you will face them all exactly once.
  • If you win the match you get 3 Points, I don't think you can draw on Showdown but if someone does manage to draw with someone else then they will both be reward with 1 Point. If you lose a match you get 0 Points.
  • The two participants with highest amount of points will go through, in the event of two people having the same amount of points, goal difference in this case "Pokémon difference" will be taken into account to determine who advances and who doesn't. If two participants have the same amount of "Pokémon difference", then they will play a separate game to determine who advances. For all those who don't know what I'm getting at when I say "Pokémon difference" it's how many Pokémon of the opposition you faint to how many Pokémon of your's the opposition faints. Simple enough?
  • After the Group Stage the winner of Group A will face the runner up of Group B, with the runner up of Group A facing the winner of Group B. The winner of Group C will face the runner up of Group D, and the runner up of Group C will face the winner of Group D.
  • After that the winner of the "winner of Group A vs. the runner up of Group B", will face the winner of the "runner up of Group A vs. the winner of Group B". The winner of the "winner of Group C vs. the runner up of Group D", will face the winner of the "winner of the runner up of Group C vs. the runner up of Group D". (Sorry if I've worded this confusingly.)
  • Then of course after that it's the final :D
  • Normal Smogon clauses apply e.g. Sleep Clause etc.
  • Or and of course this is Pokémon so there will be a twist; Group A is NU, Group B is RU, Group C is UU and Group D is OU. The next leg after that is Ubers, then UU again for the semi-finals and OU for the final!

Before I get some idiot who says "can more than one person from the same country compete?" or something ridicules like that. This isn't really a competition country wise but individual wise, to see who is the champion of the world! ;) Besides seeing how the majority of people are either from the UK, the US or Australia it wouldn't exactly be much of a tournament.

I'm relieved to say no football is involved in this tournament thank God... well go ahead thank me :3

>Also guys after some decisions we've decided it would be unfair to have the Groups different tiers even if people were being randomly assigned. So please vote in this straw poll what tier you want the Groups Stages to be. Thank you!

http://strawpoll.me/2041903

commented 2 minutes ago by Sir Dan

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OU for final imo
It's the most common tier and the one the majority of people will be more used to
Yeah I'll change it :)

Also guys after some decisions we've decided it would be unfair to have the Groups different tiers even if people were being randomly assigned. So please vote in this straw poll what tier you want the Groups Stages to be. Thank you!

http://strawpoll.me/2041903
I was thinking about a tournament like this. But I already have 3 ideas on this thread. This tournament is going to be really fun.
I wanted to post an idea like this at the start of the WC, but I couldn't word it properly. Anyways, +1!
I would upvote this, but the rules are too intelligent and complicated for my simple mind. :3