Clauses and Banlists

The tiering process of Smogon has come a long way from the simple days of RBY and many bans are now somewhat more complex than they were in previous generations. This page serves to document the precise definitions of all rules and lists the bans used in standard play. Below is the full list of every BW tier and its specific banlist.

Clause Definitions

The clauses below apply to all BW tiers except Challenge Cup, which has no clauses, and some for Ubers.

Banlists

Uber

OU

UU

RU

NU

Little Cup

The Little Cup rules are here. Little Cup is not a tier below NU; rather, it is standalone entity.