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NBT Metagame.

Discussion in 'The Suggestion Box' started by Iceking, Oct 8, 2012.

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  1. Iceking


    Jun 14, 2012
    NBT stands for Novelty Battle Teir. It is, rather obviously, a teir for novelty, as well as for weaker Pokemon. It's objective is to allow Pokemon like Delibird to be usable in a competitive scene. Here are the rules, which are all subject to change depending on the comments posted.

    1)All pokemon that participate in the teir must have a BST equal or less than 420.

    2)The use of Evolite is prohibited, unless there is a Pokemon's evolution permitted within the teir. For example, Dewott is permitted, but it is not allowed to use Evolite. Oshawott, however, is allowed to use Evolite, because Dewott can be used in the teir.

    3)The maximum level a Pokemon can be is 75

    4) Quiver Dance should be a banned move, with the only users peaking near the limit, it could potentially make them overpowered. Shell Smash is similar,
    but it's distribution is more balanced. However, Deepseatooth may be banned if Shell Smash stays.

    5)Naturally, the clauses are in effect.

    Well, I hope it goes well, and I'm sure to begin to test out what works and what doesn't, and I hope that you may join me.
  2. Mr. Uncompetitive

    Mr. Uncompetitive

    Jun 20, 2012
    If you want to pitch something like this, go to the Other Metagames forum, not here in the Suggestion Box. Do note that you should probably talk to one of the OM mods about it first (Specifically DTC or Birkal) as BST metagames have sprung up in the past and I don't think the moderators really found them interesting enough to "officially" support (I could horribly wrong of course since I don't work behind the scenes at OM)
  3. TheMantyke

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    Jun 9, 2007
    ThisMysteriousGuy hit the nail on the head. It's also probably worth mentioning there's already a discussion on an evened base stat metagame not too different from what you're proposing here going on now in Other Metagames.
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