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Championship - Type B Ketchum Cup - Round 1

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by michaeloche, May 10, 2017.

  1. michaeloche

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    Ketchum Cup

    You've all seen them on the ladder: Ash teams. No matter what tier you're playing, some poor schmuck will be running Pikachu, Charizard, Greninja, or whatever. Rarely do they have competitive movesets, many don't have items, hell, some of them don't even bother to give them EVs. You have a laugh at their expense, take your Elo boost, and move on. But sometimes you think, "I could show this guy how to build a real Ash team."

    Well, that's where the Ketchum Cup comes in. In the Ketchum Cup, all Pokemon used must be an "Ashmon". For the purposes of this tournament, an Ashmon is any Pokemon that satisfies at least one of the following:
    • Any Pokemon that Ash Ketchum has owned at any point in the (Japanese) anime, including those he has captured and then released, traded away, given away, etc.
    • Any Pokemon related by evolution to the above, even if Ash hasn't actually owned one (e.g., Raichu)
    • Any alternate forms of the above (includes megas, Ash-Greninja, Alola forms, etc.)
    • Additionally, all Ashmons must be obtainable in Sun and Moon. Events count.

    For the purposes of the Ketchum Cup, Pokemon that Ash has borrowed, taken care of temporarily, etc., are not considered Ashmons, and are therefore not eligible. For example, Ash briefly traveled with a Haunter and used it to obtain a badge from Sabrina, then gave it to her, but he never actually owned it, so it isn't an Ashmon (and, by extension, Gastly and Gengar are not Ashmons, either).

    A list of Ashmons, with reasoning for their inclusion if it is not obvious, is included below. I got this list here.

    Ashmons (open)

    Pikachu and family (includes Alolan Raichu and Pikachu in a cap, but not Cosplay Pikachu, as it is unobtainable in Sun and Moon)
    Rowlet and family
    Rockruff and family (includes both forms of Lycanroc)
    Litten and family
    Bulbasaur and family (includes Mega Venusaur)
    Charmander and family (includes both Mega Charizards)
    Krabby and family
    Muk and family (includes Alolan forms)
    Tauros
    Snorlax and family
    Heracross (Heracronite is not allowed until round 2)
    Chikorita and family
    Cyndaquil and family
    Totodile and family
    Noctowl and family (if you use Noctowl, it does not have to be Shiny, by the way)
    Phanpy and family
    Taillow and family
    Treecko and family (Sceptilite is not currently available in SM, but it will be at some point)
    Corphish and family
    Torkoal
    Snorunt and family (includes Froslass and Mega Glalie)
    Starly and family
    Turtwig and family
    Chimchar and family
    Buizel and family
    Gligar and family
    Gible and family (includes Mega Garchomp)
    Pidove and family
    Snivy and family
    Tepig and family
    Oshawott and family
    Scraggy and family
    Sewaddle and family
    Palpitoad and family
    Roggenrola and family
    Sandile and family
    Fletchling and family
    Hawlucha
    Noibat and family
    Squirtle and family (Squirtle is in training; includes Mega Blastoise)
    Primeape and family (Primeape is in training)
    Caterpie and family (Butterfree was released)
    Pidgeotto and family (Pidgeot was released; includes Mega Pidgeot)
    Lapras (was released)
    Goomy and family (Goodra was released)
    Froakie and family (Greninja was released; includes Ash-Greninja)
    Raticate and family (Ash traded his Butterfree for it, then traded it back; includes Alolan forms)
    Aipom and family (Ash caught Aipom and traded it to Dawn)
    Beedrill and family (Ash caught one, then gave it to Casey; includes Mega Beedrill)


    If there are any changes to the list, they will go into effect during the next round. if you are not sure why a certain Pokemon was not included, ask me, preferably in this thread.

    Rules: (tl;dr read the bold stuff)
    • Tournament Rules and General Guidelines
    • Battles are SM OU rules unless otherwise noted, best of one.
    • All Pokemon used in the tournament must be Ashmons, as outlined above.
    • Anything legal in SM is fair game (Mega Stones, Z-Crystals, etc.) as long as it follows the other rules.
    • Battles should preferably take place on PS, although PO is fine by me if both players agree.
    • Replays and/or logs are not required, but they are encouraged so a) we can see your creativity when it comes to making Ash teams and b) so I can make sure you're following the rules.
    • This is a Type B tournament. Smogon Championship points are below.

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    Good luck, and have fun!

    Matches:

    rice10
    vs Ban ponyta
    UltraBallz vs Holiano
    senpie vs Marshall.Law
    Asim12
    vs -herO-
    Empo vs Vai Lusa
    Clyde Frog 53
    vs Velvet Blood
    Alloy vs Doctor_DraX
    p2 vs Will-I-am
    Omicron (aka Rakan) vs Hassin627
    Brancus vs Eternal Spirit
    BOUFF
    vs dragonuser
    Bronto Burt 2 vs Superhaven
    Drud vs OminousDraco
    HSA vs matthewc20090
    blazenix vs King
    Asek vs Hec
    Oglemi
    vs HSOWA
    Hamhamhamham vs The Alio
    Bengsu vs MiyoKa
    Bro Kappa
    vs Melle2402
    Corrin vs Level 56
    Marcop vs byronthewellwell
    Casparov vs vsomani
    Squawkerz
    vs Acsel
    Skarmx2 vs Mizuhime
    Pohjis
    vs Corazan..
    MetalGro$$ vs JeromeSeiko
    MamoJustWins
    vs insult
    Finchinator vs HaxBro.K
    Barge vs double switches
    Plasmagby vs suapah
    Hayburner vs Astoria

    substitutes (open)

    Deadline for Round 1 is May 23 at 11:59 pm EDT.

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    Heracronite has been released, but per precedent, it will not be allowed this round. It will be allowed starting round 2. The OP has been updated to reflect this.
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    won, gg!
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    Playing today or tomorrow 2pm est
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    won vs MetalGro$$, GG
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    In that case, I will make a substitution. vsomani your new opponent is HQuaze (edit: before anyone asks, I picked a sub at random)
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