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Jukain
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Jukain

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away for thanksgiving + weekend Nov 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

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Viewing forum Sixth Generation Contributions, Nov 27, 2014 at 3:20 PM
    1. Redew
      Redew
      Sorry, dude. I completely forgot about that history of bans thing. I did it, but it's not with me ATM. Sorry again, man.
    2. GatoDelFuego
      GatoDelFuego
      The evasion, sleep, species, and OHKO clauses are decided to be upheld in BW. Evasion Clause bans the use of Double Team and Minimize, Sleep Clause bans two opposing Pokemon being intentionally put to sleep, Species Clause bans two Pokemon with the same Pokédex number from being on the same team, and OHKO Clause bans the moves Sheer Cold, Fissure, Guillotine, and Horn Drill.

      At this point, the fifth generation of Pokemon had just begun and huge debates were taking place in Policy Review concerning the Evasion, Species, Sleep, and OHKO Clauses. Evasion Clause, while the vote was nowhere near unanimous, had the majority of people agreeing that it was an uncompetitive strategy and useless element of luck that contributed nothing to the metagame and ought not to be encouraged in a competitive environment. Sleep Clause had a much more widespread level of agreement, with the general consensus being that in a metagame where Pokemon such as Breloom and Smeargle have access to a 100% accurate sleep move in Spore and could potentially use a Choice Scarf in order to shut down entire teams, which is not competitive play and takes absolutely zero skill to do. The then-new BW sleep mechanics only further bolstered the strength of this argument. Species Clause was determined to be necessary due to the fact that most checks and counters can only handle on of a given Pokemon and that it would be impossible for a team to cover an anywhere near decent amount of threats without being weak to two of any Pokemon. This also applies to walls: a more specially orientated team cannot break multiple Blissey, or the other way around with more physically orientated teams and physical walls such as Ferrothorn, Skarmory, and Gliscor. OHKO Clause was voted to stay mainly because a 30% chance of an OHKO was determined to be uncompetitive. Overall, these bans were pretty decisive and mainly based on philosophy, tradition, luck, and lack of competitiveness.

      Notable Threads: Clauses in Generation V by Firestorm, 5th Gen Sleep Clause Implementation by eric the espeon, [Vote] Species Clause by Firestorm, [Vote] Sleep Clause by Firestorm, [Vote] OHKO Clause by Firestorm, [Vote] Evasion Clause by Firestorm, and Putting My Foot Down by Philip7086
    3. AfroThunderRule
      AfroThunderRule
      Thanks man. :)
    4. Oglemi
      Oglemi
      congrats and keep up the good work!
    5. TROP
    6. GatoDelFuego
      GatoDelFuego
      Hey, man, sorry about the history of bans check. I think there were some communication/lag problems on IRC, and I didn't exactly know where to post the check for it. I also had a concert to perform in that night, so I didn't exactly have a lot of time on my hands. If you still need it done, I can probably check it this afternoon, as it won't take too much time. Again, sorry about that.
    7. Danilo
      Danilo
      ABOUT TIME CONTRIBUTOR COMING SOON
    8. Aurora
      Aurora
      YES YES FINALLY ABOUT TIME
    9. ShortsTheory
      ShortsTheory
      Man, I thought you were a bad user when you got banned, but I guess your badge goes to show that that's not the case! :)
    10. Superpowerdude
    11. Joeyboy
      Joeyboy
      Congrats dude! Keep it up :D
    12. Jellicent
      Jellicent
      Congrats, man ^.^
    13. PK Gaming
      PK Gaming
      congrats yo
    14. Harsha
      Harsha
      congrats!
    15. TrollFreak
      TrollFreak
      yay, you got the stupid ladybug

      Hurry up and goml

      jk, gratz man
    16. Trinitrotoluene
    17. Worldtour
    18. alexwolf
      alexwolf
      Congrats mate!
    19. Sayonara
      Sayonara
      congrats man!
    20. NixHex
      NixHex
      has it had any sort of grammaring done to it? i actually haven't been involved lately, too much school so i don't know the protocol on it.
    21. Delko
      Delko
      Grats !
    22. Redew
      Redew
      Congrats!
    23. DittoCrow
    24. NixHex
      NixHex
      I was going to "like" Pocket's VM but I realized this isn't facebook lol but yeah, do what he suggests. It's fun and it'll help stuff get on site much more quickly!
    25. bugmaniacbob
      bugmaniacbob
      I don't normally post VMs but

      congrats
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    C&C Work | Contribute! | ou qc leader/gp member: vm/pm for a check | the smog html team member | OU/C&C/Smog/Competitor (apparently) Mentor, hmu if you need any help teambuilding or w.e

    About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    October 7
    Location:
    South Plainfield, New Jersey
    Real Name:
    Nick
    Favorite Pokémon:
    Sceptile
    My Characteristic:
    Highly persistent
    Hi, I'm Jukain. I contribute to Contributions & Corrections and The Smog, and can help out in pretty much every facet of both areas. I'm on the GP team (C&C, The Smog, The Competitor) and The Smog HTML team. I write analyses, mainly for OU. I'm also a mentor. I'm on IRC all the time as well, so it's easy to get in contact with me. /endrant
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