Taking over from Steamroll Hello Dreamworld, glad we made it as an official tier and garnered a lot of respect as the second most active tier on Smogon. Teambats have been an activity used by the NU tier as far back as DPP and recently found a resurgence among lower tiers in BW, receiving a lot of attention and activity amongst NU and RU. The specifics of teambats are as follows: When a host designates a time for a teambat and you are willing to participate, you will be assigned to a team. Go to the channel in which you are assigned (#dwteam1, #dwteam2, etc.) The objective of the Teambat is to build the best team possible within a given amount of time and that follows set restrictions. The average amount of time given is about 20 minutes but can vary from 10 to 30 depending on the restrictions. The restrictions can vary pending upon the host's desire and can range from a simple "build any team" to "build a team around X mon or X type;" there can even be teambats that ban the use of certain mons or abilities (aka weather). For a few examples of what a teambat's theme could be check here. When the time is up and you and your team are finished you must export the team to a pastebin and designate a user to battle for your team. The battles are usually held on the Smogon Server but can be held elsewhere if the server is down. While the battle is going on you and your teammates can help your battler on the IRC chan by coaching them through tough decisions and such, just be aware of the timer because it WILL be in effect. The teambats will be announced on the forums between 2 days in advance or 30 minutes pending on what the host(s) wish. If the teambat is announced more than a day in advance it will be announced below, while one's to be held on the same day will be announced as individual posts. Next Teambat: To Be Announced Restriction hint: Mono-Color Teams TeamBat Hosts: ala mostwanted Birkal Omicron Shnen Direct Mibbit link to #DWTeam1 and #DWTeam2 channels on SynIRC Recorded TeamBats: TeamBat 1.0 (April 10 (Move your mouse to reveal the content) TeamBat 1.0 (April 10 (open) TeamBat 1.0 (April 10 (close) Restriction: Top 20 Pokemon from March's stats are banned Team #1: Steven Snype and V0x Team #2: mostwanted and ala mostwanted vs. V0x Both teams were pretty similar and of course being hyper offense the battle was going to be a quick one. The turning point was Team 1's Dual Screen Deoxys-S setting up on a Scarfed Salamence, letting Raikou get KOd by Wobbuffet and Team 2's "slow" Adamant Terrakion getting outsped by Salamence. Still a close match and was a lot of fun to be a part of. Raikou with three attacks is not a very good idea btw. Standings: TeamBat Standings (Move your mouse to reveal the content) TeamBat Standings (open) TeamBat Standings (close) V0x (1 Point) Steven Snype (1 Point) User ala wanted to bring the teambats back and here is the link to the previous recorded teambats. If you have any question or concerns, Please Don't be hesitate to ask!