Meta-PokéBase Q&A
5 votes
1,217 views

I have found that humans, with their predictable ambitions, are easier to use and control than a freak without a human heart.

Signups will be open until June 14th.

Everyone, welcome to the Plasma Tourney! To participate in this tournament please read these guidelines. All battles will be held on the DB Showdown! server. Please allow posts on your wall to make scheduling battles with your opponent much smoother.

How the Tournament Works

  • Each Player starts off with a team of 3 Pokémon
  • After a battle, the winner gets to choose one of their opponents Pokémon to add to their team
  • Everything is passed over when you steal a Pokémon (EVs, moves, nature, etc.)
  • No changing your Pokemon in between rounds
  • Regular OU tournament with regular Smogon bans
  • 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

Matches will be held in a bracket style.

If we have a number of participants that is not equal to (2^randomNumber), then a few of the battles in the first round of will be held like this:
(P1 vs. P2) vs P3t
In that case, P1 and P2 will face each other with their team of 3 Pokémon, but the winner of the match will NOT steal one of the other players Pokémon. Then, the winner of P1 vs P2 will go up against P3, and the winner of that match WILL steal of the other players Pokémon. Make sense?

How to signup

To join all you have to do is put an answer on this question. The answer must include your timezone, Showdown! username, and what you want banned.
For example:

Timezone: CDT
Username: MoonlitMadness
Bans: None

Next match

The next round matchups will be released on June 14th. The battles will be due by June 28.

After finding who your opponent is, it is the job of the 2 of you to schedule your battle.

by
edited by
Hey when can we battle Black Ace?
@Forretress, can you do it 20-30 minutes?
Sorry I didn't have time to respond to your comment. Umm can we battle in like 8 hours? That's when i'm available.
Sure, I will try for that to happen.
I could also do it right now

14 Answers

0 votes
 
Best answer

Congratulations for KRWL890 for winning their second tournament!

To enter your own tournament ideas please go to this thread over here.

If you want to host the next tournament, then read these instructions.

by
edited by
1 vote

Round 1 Matchups

Molthree vs serif ----> serif vs ForretressExplosion
Tunemazing Tuna vs BlackAce ----> BlackAce vs superworm576
SeeYaLater! vs sumwun ----> SeeYaLater! vs Gekky
KRLW890 vs TheDarkSamurott

Matches are due June 21st, but asks for extensions will be allowed for valid reasons.

Disqualified: Tunemazing Tuna(Banned on Pokebase), serif(Asked for it)
Advancers: BlackAce, Gekky, KRLW890, and ForretressExplosion

Edit: It has been brought to my attention by sumwun that

we'll have teams of 5 in the finals. Is that what you want?

It seems I did an oopsie, and in the finals I will allow each finalist to pick one more Pokémon for their team(But I may add a twist to make the matchup more interesting...). I will not have us start with 4 Pokemon, as we already have a battle completed, and it practically does the same thing as my plan, but I am very sorry for the inconvenience.

-Black Ace

Edit: EXTENSION. As both contestants of the remaining matches are making an effort to battle, there will be a 1 week extension, and Round 3 matchups will be posted June 28th.

by
edited by
since serif is out because of reasons, how do I "steal" a Pokémon?
@Forretress, Please either get discord or have your wall open for posts, so I can more easily communicate with you, but serif's team was:
Cloyster (Klefki) @ Light Clay
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Toxic
- Foul Play

Cloyster @ Focus Sash
Ability: Skill Link
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shell Smash
- Icicle Spear
- Rock Blast
- Ice Shard

Mimikyu-Totem @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Disguise
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Sneak
- Play Rough
- Shadow Claw  

Copy one of those movesets and add it to your team
I don't have discord or permission to post a wall...
If you turned on access to your own wall, you could still receive messages as required, then follow them up here.
And as an aside, you *do* have permission to post on walls (though because the permissions system is flawed, only on the main section). You can try mine, for example: https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/user/Fizz/wall
@Forretress, you need to allow posts on your wall. To post on my wall go, click on my username, and type a message into the box, under the headline for my wall, and post it.
1 vote

Round 2 Matchups

KRLW890 vs Gekky
ForetressExplosion vs BlackAce

Make sure you have 4 Pokemon, 3 of your own and 1 stolen, and battle your opponent. If you can't find the build for one of your oponents Pokemon, please comment below and I will do my best to help.

Battles due 7/12.

Edit: Due to me and Fortress sttil trying to battle, I will increase the deadline till Sunday.

Advancers:BlackAce, KRWL890
Disqualified: ForretressExplosion(Has not been online for most of the time given to battle, and failed to meet the time they set for our battle.

by
edited by
There's a typo in the matchups
It's not KRWL890 vs Gekky, it's
             KRLW890 vs Gekky
There are 2 people left, so when does the next round start?
1 vote

Finals

KRLW890 vs BlackAce

Battles due July 26th.

by
edited by
So do we steal 2 Pokémon from our last opponent to make teams of 6?
No one Pokémon to make teams of 5 right?
> It seems I did an oopsie, and in the finals I will allow each finalist to pick one more Pokémon for their team(But I may add a twist to make the matchup more interesting...). I will not have us start with 4 Pokemon, as we already have a battle completed, and it practically does the same thing as my plan, but I am very sorry for the inconvenience.

Just choose one more to add to your team. Also when can you battle
I won’t be able to battle today or tomorrow, but after that, I’m free Monday-Wednesday after 6 (my time) and Thursday after 2 (also my time). Friday should be pretty free, although I might be a little spotty.
All right, I will try to get in touch with ForretressExplsoion and contact you later, via discord
Just going to leave this here in case anyone checks the update history and is confused:
BlackAce and I battled and I lost, but, because ForretressExplosion was inactive, the Chandelure Ace used was recreated to be as accurate as it could be based on FE's battles, but wasn't the exact set. However, shortly after we battled, FE messaged Ace with the exact set, so we rematched and I won.
0 votes

Timezone: CDT
Username: MoonlitMadness
Bans: None

by
I am number #1
0 votes

Timezone: EST
Username: Natsumi~chan
Bans: Teleport

I'm more active on Discord than on PokemonDB. If I don't respond in a match, message me at serif#6512.

by
You are number 2
There will be only 2 rounds when you can steal a Pokemon, so if we start with 3, then we end with 5 Pokemon. Are you willing to re-do your battle with 4 Pokemon?
0 votes

Time zone: UCT-5
Username: KRLW890
Bans: none

by
You are number 3
KRLW890, i searched your username on showdown for a challenge, and it did not come up. I spelled it correctly, so are you sure that is your username?
0 votes

sumwun
GMT -13
allow everything (that is allowed in OU)

For tournaments like this, I think you should wait until signups close, and then take out the last signup until the signups are a (integer) power of 2. If you don't, then some people will battle one fewer round than everyone else, which I think is especially unfair in a tournament like this, where you get to do something with your opponent after every round.

by
sumwun: #4
Check your wall.

Edit: just saw your post on BlackAce’s wall. In any case, I have a battle scheduled with Gekky very soon, so I really need a 4th Pokémon.
So Samurott hasn't responded to either wall posts or comments in over a week?
Yeah, I haven't heard from him since out battle.
Here you go.

Landorus-Therian @ Focus Sash  
Ability: Intimidate  
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe  
Jolly Nature  
- Earthquake  
- U-turn  
- Stealth Rock  
- Explosion  

Scizor-Mega (F) @ Scizorite  
Ability: Technician  
EVs: 252 HP / 242 Atk / 4 SpD  
Adamant Nature  
- Bullet Punch  
- Knock Off  
- Swords Dance  
- Roost  

Greninja (M) @ Life Orb  
Ability: Protean  
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe  
Modest Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Water Shuriken  
- Dark Pulse  
- Ice Beam  
- Hidden Power [Electric]
0 votes

Timezone: CEST

Nickname: TheWhiteTiger727

Bans: none

Also nice job with the signups <3

by
Thanks!
You are number 5
Can you copy-paste your snorlax to my wall?
0 votes

Time zone: EST
Username: Darksamurott37
Bans: everything already banned in OU.

by
I had a family emergency come up, and I know you’re unsure of when you can battle, and I’m sorry that things keep coming g up, but could we possibly do tomorrow at 5:00 est? Again, it was really Important, and I’m very sorry, but 5 tomorrow would work.
I should be able to make that
Oh shoot, that's right. "1 day ago" means anywhere between 24 and 48 hours ago, so you very likely sent that late Thursday referring to Friday. And I probably could have made that time Friday, too. Well in any case, I'm also on the server right now if you can make it.
I searched your name in showdown, and it said there is no user with that name. Could you just search my name, and challenge me?
Hey do you have Discord or Reddit? Could you DM me the sets you used? I’m KRLW890#8542 on Discord and u/KRLW890 on Reddit. You could also post them on my wall if you don’t have either of those, but I would prefer if you would DM me through one of those.
0 votes

Timezone: EDT (UTC -4)
Username: NebbyY
Bans: None

by
I thought... you were gone!
I was "busy".
Number 7...
There will be only 2 rounds when you can steal a Pokemon, so if we start with 3, then we end with 5 Pokemon. Are you willing to re-do your battle with 4 Pokemon?
Am I supposed to? Is this an outdated comment?
3 more battles have ended already, so yes it's outdated.
0 votes

Timezone: GMT+8
Username: A Geeky Jawa
Bans: None

Now that school's over I might have time to at least get past the first round.

by
Number 8....
0 votes

YES WOOOOOOOO

EdDaBoss
GMT+0
Bans: Mega Sableye

by
edited by
Number 9.....
0 votes

I am in! Timezone: GMT-7 PDT
Bans: Baton Pass/Spectral Thief
Username: Ri Unite

by
Great, but could you pleaase allowed posts on your wall? Thanks!
@BlackAce people can also post on other people's answer, so it isn't that big of a deal. But having wallposts open is more 'comfortable' though.
Number 10
hen can ya battle? Can ya do today? BTW serif's team is:
Cloyster (Klefki) @ Light Clay
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Toxic
- Foul Play

Cloyster @ Focus Sash
Ability: Skill Link
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shell Smash
- Icicle Spear
- Rock Blast
- Ice Shard

Mimikyu-Totem @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Disguise
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Sneak
- Play Rough
- Shadow Claw




So choose one of those and add it to your team