Approved by Birkal and ArcticBlast This format was inspired by the one of the most unfortunate of Trainers: the Bug Catcher. Now you can be in their shoes and battle with Caterpie, Spinarak, and more! This format only allows NFE Bug pokemon, with some important restrictions. There are some Banned and Limited NFE bug pokemon for balance issues. So, Durant, Arceus, Pinsir, Heracross etc. are banned because they cannot evolve. Scizor, Venomoth, Volcarona, etc. are banned because fully evolved. Also, male Combee is currently under suspicion. Please choose a female Combee. The Bug Catcher icon on Pokemon Showdown is highly recommended. /avatar 7 Bugsy is /avatar 142 Burgh doesn't have a net. Not even cool. Species clause, Sleep clause, OHKO clause, Evasion clause, the standard. [Am I missing anything?] Hidden Power, Substitute, and Stealth Rock are banned. Flying attacking moves (aerial ace, air slash, etc.) are currently allowed, but suspect. Substitute is banned. Please add input! Banned Pokemon: Larvesta (Fire, movepool) Whirlipede (Stats, movepool) Scyther (Flying, stats) Dwebble (Rock, movepool) Anorith (Fossil pokemon bug catchers wouldn't have, Rock) Yanma (Flying, Ability, movepool) Swadloon (Stats, movepool, Sewaddle) Exotic: (Limited) at most 1 per team Joltik Karrablast Pineco Sewaddle Shelmet Skorupi Surskit Rare: (Semi Limited) at most 2 per team Combee Ledyba Nincada Paras Spinarak Venipede Venonat Drones: (Unlimited) at least 3 per team Caterpie Metapod Weedle Kakuna Wurmple Silcoon Cascoon Kricketot Burmy Rules are subject to change. I already have a few friends who want to play and I can try to organize things on a smaller Pokemon Showdown server. I do not have a mod in the same sense as Pokemon Showdown does for OU. Please read the rules carefully, and use Custom Game for now. Please post if interested in playing! This is your chance to conquer with Burmy or Ledyba! Realistically, Sewaddle is probably one of the stronger options in this format. Good luck!