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Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« on: July 14, 2013, 06:38 »
So I'm not sure if there's any interest here in this, but we're gonna try it anyway. This tournament is for 5th gen OU, and will be held on Pokemonshowdown.com (a battle simulator run by Smogon, for those uninitiated; no signup, just enter a name, make a team and battle). Here is a rundown of the rules, which aren't all standard rules, so be sure and read them:

-6v6 Singles (A team of up to six Pokemon may be entered, and the battles will be conducted in a 1v1 playstyle)
-Team Preview (this isn't something you can really control, but I'm stating it just to be safe)
-Species Clause (No more than one Pokemon that share the same species name can participate in a team. This means that even alternate forms, such as Rotom, cannot be on the same team as well)
-Sleep Clause (No more than one opposing Pokeon can be put to Sleep by one of your Pokemon at a time. If they use a move to put their own Pokemon to sleep, this does not activate Sleep Clause)
-Evasion Clause (no moves that raise Evasion, such as Double Team, may be used)
-Freeze Clause (No more than one Pokemon on a team can be frozen. This is enacted without control)
-Sand Stream, Drizzle, Drought, Snow Warning, Sandstorm, Rain Dance, Sunny Day and Hail are all banned moves in this tournament, hence the name 'Clear Skies'
-The following Pokemon are banned:
  • Arceus
  • Blaziken
  • Darkrai
  • Deoxys (all forms)
  • Dialga
  • Excadrill
  • Genesect
  • Giratina (both forms)
  • Groudon
  • Ho-Oh
  • Kyogre
  • Kyurem (White and Black forms only)
  • Landorus (Genie form only)
  • Lugia
  • Manaphy
  • Mewtwo
  • Palkia
  • Rayquaza
  • Reshiram
  • Shaymin (Sky form only)
  • Thundurus (Genie form only)
  • Tornadus (Therian form only)
  • Zekrom

Match-ups for Round One
-Utack and Swampy vs. Spriter SR|XL
-Webby vs. JSM
-Richard and Blaziken vs. Lord Raven
-f3raligatr vs. Wolstenholme

Match-ups for Round Two
-JSM vs. Utack and Swampy -> JSM
-f3raligatr vs. Richard and Blaziken -> Richard and Blaziken

Finale
JSM vs. Richard and Blaziken

Matches may begin immediately. You have 72 hours to complete your matches. Matches are best 2/3. Pokemonshowdown has a replay save button if you'd like proof of your victories

edit made by f3raligatr - sneak sneak it's a little 'f' P: sneak sneaks
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 21:26 by Richard and Blaziken »

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 06:47 »
Sure, I'll give it a shot, sign me up!


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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 08:52 »
I'm assuming this is 6v6 singles by the OU bit.. put me down too, I'm sure I can find some time to put aside.

Are you not entered Richard? 

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 08:58 »
Yep, 6v6 Singles, should have made that clear. I'll edit the post.

In the post, I asked if people thought it'd be fair if I entered, and I'd see what the majority thought. My main goal here is to promote more competitive activity, and if I, by some chance, win my own tournament, it may put people off playing. However, if everyone's fine with it, I'd be more than happy to play. :>

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 10:14 »
^Of course you should enter =)

I'd like to enter, not played weatherless 5th gen before :3

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2013, 10:22 »
Signed you up! I promise you, weatherless is so much better than the current metagame. It actually involves skill, rather than Specs Politoed doing 80% damage with Hydro Pump to things that resist it.

And if everyone agrees by the time we have 5 or 6, I'll slide myself in there :3

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 13:54 »
Despite not having played competitive in months and the fact that I haven't been here in a month or few, I think I can give this a shot. Sign me up!

Rich, you should definitely slide yourself in here. After all, it'd be nice to battle you at some point.

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 14:01 »
Alright, half the spots have been filled! I know Utack's okay with me joining the tournament, since we talk frequently through AIM, and I think Rob won't mind either, soooo... okay, I'm in :3

I actually haven't played competitive in months either and when I do it's usually Uber tier, so I'm sure I'll be a bit rusty, but hopefully I don't embarrass myself too much and lose right away! 8D;

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 14:41 »
Count me in - I've never done anything like this before but this sounds fun! :-)

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 17:19 »
What the hell, sign me up. I haven't done any battling in far too long and I've almost no experience of Gen V's metagame but I'll have a go anyway. :)

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 17:39 »
Alright, now it's a party! : D

One more spot left! Thanks you guys, this has given my mood a much needed lift today :>

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 19:02 »
Do you know when you are prepared to start this? Of course it'll depend on when you nail that last spot down, but any estimates?

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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 20:31 »
As soon as we get an 8th entrant, I will setup the match-ups via RNG and we'll begin right away. :>

Deadlines and the such for each round will likely be 72 hours after the tournament begins, to give people a chance to setup times that work and such.
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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 20:57 »
I'll be #8

Yeah I caved...

EDIT:  Is it single elimination?  Either way I'm up for it, but best 2/3 and 3/5 for finals I think is a better way to determine who moves up to the next round....
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Re: Clear Skies 5th Gen OU
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2013, 21:35 »
I'll be #8

Yeah I caved...

EDIT:  Is it single elimination?  Either way I'm up for it, but best 2/3 and 3/5 for finals I think is a better way to determine who moves up to the next round....

I was thinking this a few hours ago, actually. I'm gonna say best 2/3. If the final two are okay with best 3/5 before any of the matches begin, it'll be that, but if not, best 2/3 works.

Here are the match-ups!

-Utack and Swampy vs. Spriter SR|XL
-Webby vs. JSM
-Richard and Blaziken vs. Lord Raven
-F3raligatr vs. Wolstenholme

Matches may begin immediately. You have 72 hours to complete your matches. Matches are best 2/3. Pokemonshowdown has a replay save button if you'd like proof of your victories