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Guidelines for playing in tournaments
(yes you should probably read it before signing up)

Excerpt from Locksley Hall by Alfred Tennyson

In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove;
In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of competitive Pokemon battling!

To suit YOUR fancies this spring, we are offering Pimplup's

Same Team Tournament

The unique aspect of this tournament makes you use different skills more speed ties 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. speed ties

Random technicalities (that were written by me, not Pimplup, and consequently much more boring to read):

  • Each half-team must follow all Ubers clauses.
  • Tournament battles will be played in Ubers if possible.
  • A battle may happen in Anything Goes only if the combined team breaks the species clause. In this case, all other Ubers clauses must still be effective.
  • AG doesn't automatically enforce the sleep clause, so you can't use dark void, grass whistle, hypnosis, lovely kiss, sing, sleep powder, spore, or yawn if an opponent is currently asleep (and the sleep wasn't caused by rest).

Signups close on Friday April 5. More instructions for signing up are in the link at the top.
To sign up for this tournament, all you have to do is post an answer before April 5. March 27. Your answer should include your Showdown! username and time zone. Additionally, if you want to allow or ban anything, then you should include that, too. For example:

sumwun
GMT-13
ban cleanse tag

If you don't mention something in your vote or tell me to ignore your vote, then I will think you're voting "allow".

You can suggest your own tournament ideas in this thread.

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Is this round robin? Can we start battling?
There are no rule changes for mega evolutions. You can have mega stones on everything if you want.
I am pretty sure this is a bracket tournament. The first round is you vs PX and the second round is the winner vs XS and all the other battles. :P
Are we allowed to change teams? Just in case something happens.
@Forretress Is the answer not in the link at the top?

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KRLW890 won.

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sumwun
GMT -13
ban geomancy, allow everything else

I'd like to request that you use this exact half-team when you battle me, so we can combine it with the other half of my stall team and cause a 400 turn stall fest.

Aggron @ Aggronite
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 56 Atk / 196 SpD / 8 Spe
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Heavy Slam
- Earthquake
- Protect

Mew @ Leftovers
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 80 HP / 244 SpD / 184 Spe
Careful Nature
- Earthquake
- Soft-Boiled
- Will-O-Wisp
- Defog

Zapdos @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Roost
- Heat Wave
- Defog

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Okay, I’ll play along and use your stall team. Give me the other half.
When can you battle me? I can battle on Friday 14:30 you time or maybe a bunch of different times on Saturday.
I won't be able to battle tomorrow, but I'm free pretty much all day Saturday. Can I have the other half of the stall team?
Can we meet Saturday at 19:00? I'll give you my team then.
I can make that time, although I would really like some time in advance to look over the team in its entirety.
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I shall join!
Showdown Name: MoonlitMadness
CDT

Ban Geomanacy and Red orb

Team:

PumpkaBOOM (Pumpkaboo-Super) @ Eviolite
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Impish Nature
- Protect
- Seed Bomb
- Toxic
- Leech Seed

FiteMeSetter (Espeon) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dazzling Gleam
- Trick
- Shadow Ball
- Psyshock

Burlap (Necrozma-Dusk-Mane) @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Psycho Cut
- Earthquake
- Sunsteel Strike
- Morning Sun

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I exist, and therefore shall participate.

Trippsyouup
EDT (UTC-4)

I am a Student so please schedule battles with me from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Business Days and 12:30 PM to 9:30 PM on Weekends. :P

If it is possible, I propose the ban of a certain Fairy Type's signature move, Geomancy. :P

If the players battle in AG, I assume they will not be allowed to mega evolve Mega Rayquaza, right?

Current Half Team (This is subject to change between rounds):

Lord Frieza (Mewtwo-Mega-Y) @ Mewtwonite Y
Ability: Insomnia
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 24 SpD / 228 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Recover
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- Psystrike

Lando Calrissian (Landorus) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Calm Mind
- Psychic
- Sludge Wave

Shenron (Rayquaza) @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Air Lock
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Dragon Ascent
- Draco Meteor
- Earthquake
- Extreme Speed

I don't care if you keep the nicknames or not TBH. :P

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All other Ubers clauses, including the Rayquaza clause, are still effective.
We're battling for round 2. Can we try to meet on Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 pm your time?
Yeah, that sounds great, actually. :P
You seem to have missed the time today, so can we meet tomorrow?
Yes. I originally meant Sunday, although, I didn't communicate that... :P
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Showdown: TheWhiteTiger727
Timezone: GMT+2/CEST

No bans.

Team:

Blaziken-Mega @ Blazikenite
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
IVs: 30 Sp.a
- Quick Attack
- Flare Blitz
- Protect
- High Jump Kick

Greninja @ Waterium Z
Ability: Battle Bond
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Dark Pulse
- Extrasensory
- Ice Beam

Necrozma-Dusk-Mane @ Life Orb
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
IVs: 30 SpA
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Sunsteel Strike
- Rest

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Do you want anything banned? If you don't mention something in your vote or tell me to ignore your vote, then I will think you're voting "allow".
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Sure I’ll join

LycanPaul
EST (GMT-4)
Allow everything

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Do you want anything banned? If you don't mention something in your vote or tell me to ignore your vote, then I will think you're voting "allow".
Edited my answer
What's your team?
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Fresher Than You, gmt±1

Ban Geomancy and Mega Gengar

Joining up because my schedules already terrible as in so what could be better than scheduling team building and battling in then.

Literally haven't played in many many months so built in excuse.

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Do you want anything banned? If you don't mention something in your vote or tell me to ignore your vote, then I will think you're voting "allow".
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Ri Unite
UTC-7
Ban Moves:
Spectral Thief
V-Create
Endeavor
Powder Moves
Sleep-based Moves
Geomancy
Baneful Bunker

Ban Items:
Blue/Red Orb
Focus Sash(to give the battle a little spice)
Black Sludge
Power Herb

Ban Abilities:
Disguise
Sturdy(Again, to add a little spice)
Drought
Poison Heal
Huge Power

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In your timezone, the absolute earliest I'm going to be free is 5, although after looking at my schedule again, it's looking like it might be closer to 6.
Hey, I think I got your timezone wrong. I was adding two hours to my zone when I should have been subtracting them. The good news is that this still works out (in fact, this might work out even better). I'm at the server right now and plan to stay there for the rest of the day.
I'll be available again today in about two hours from the time of posting this (so around 2:30 in your timezone). I also asked for an extension until Sunday in case we can't battle today.
Sorry! I forgot about the battle. I was very busy on the weekend. I think I can be available on Wednesday at 2-3. If not, Sunday at 3-4.
Okay yeah, that should work out.
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I've been looking forward to this one.

KRLW890
UCT-5
Allow everything

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KRLW890 this is my team:
Pidgeot-Mega(KFC):
Level 100
Shiny
Item: Pidgeotite
Ability: No Guard
Moves: Hurricane/Brave Bird/ Roost/ U-Turn
EVs: HP: 108/Atk: 252/ Sp. Def: 4/ Spd: 144

Crawdaunt(Red Lobster):
Level 100
Shiny
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Adaptability
Moves: Aqua Jet/ Crunch/ X- Scissor/ Swords Dance
EVs: HP: 252/ Atk: 252/ Spd: 4

Chandelure(N/A):
Level 100
Shiny
Item: Red Card
Ability: Flame Body
Moves: Energy Ball/ Will-o-Wisp/ Heat Wave/ Shadow Ball
EVs: HP: 4/ Sp. Atk: 252/ Spd: 252
Plz show your team as an answer.
Post this on their wall or comment on their sign up, don't answer here.
Does our Pokémon have to have the same nicknames too? Because if so, I was thinking of naming the Pokémon after chain restaurants, (Pidgeot M: KFC, Crawdaunt: Red Lobster, Chandelure: Olive Garden, Metagross: Long John Silvers, Lugia: White Castle, Zoroark: Red Robins). This is just a suggestion, I'm fine with any response.
When can you battle me? I can meet you Thursday 12:00 your time or Friday 14:30 your time.
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sign me and tell me what it is in

name dookie211

Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dazzling Gleam
- Sludge Bomb
- Shadow Ball
- Protect

Arceus-Flying @ Sky Plate
Ability: Multitype
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Defog
- Stealth Rock
- Judgment
- Recover

Ho-Oh @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Roost
- Sacred Fire
- Substitute
- Tailwind

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Please tell us your timezone and if you want anything banned.
What's your timezone?
please tell us your timezone and when you are available to battle.
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Signups have closed, and the only additional ban is geomancy. These are the matchups for the first and second special normal attacks that double power if multiple teammates use it.

PX vs BlackAce
PX vs X-Scizor
KRLW890 vs ForretressExplosion
slayer21809 vs SeeYaLater (activity win)
Staka~ vs sumwun

Remember to comment your replays on this answer.

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I think Forretress and I are going to need an extension. Can we have until Sunday?
@KRLW and Forretress I can give you whatever time you need, as long as both of you are still trying to schedule something (and as long as the other players don't get impatient).
@SYL I see no reason to disqualify the slayer person now. But if everyone else finishes their battles, and he/she/it still doesn't respond for over a week, then I will definitely disqualify him/her/it.
Is this singe elimination? Or can you battle multiple times?
This is single elimination. You're eliminated.
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The third special normal attack that double power if multiple teammates use it has started. In case you forgot, geomancy is still banned.

SeeYaLater vs. X-Scizor
sumwun vs. KRLW890

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yet another battle decided by a speed tie
GG, I choked that battle so hard lol. Maybe if I didn't waste my Z-move like that I would've won.
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finals

SeeYaLater! vs. KRLW890

I swear these matchups are completely random. I took extra precautions to make sure I didn't rig them, intentionally or accidentally.

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And so it is proven, women are the best at competitive and luck as well...

Good luck to both of you! :P
Sometimes it sucks to be genderless.
lol And thanks!