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Neverused Mini-Tournament 9: YOLO [Won by FLCL]

Discussion in 'BW NU' started by Sweet Jesus, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. Sweet Jesus

    Sweet Jesus Neal and Jack and me, absent lovers...

    Apr 22, 2012
    Neverused Mini-Tournaments!

    - Alright I'll keep it slim. These tournaments are run just like regular tournaments except all the rounds will be on this thread right to the winner. Each round will have only 5 days to be completed (JUST LIKE NO JOHNS), and I will not offer extensions. Pending matches at the deadline will decided by coinflip. This means I expect the participants to be ready for a battle for the entirety of the tour.


    • Battles will be played on the Pokémon Online or Pokémon Showdown simulator.
    • Standard NU – Gen V NU. Refer to this page and this thread for more information on usable Pokemon.
    • Any Pokémon that is not considered Uber, OU, UU, RU is allowed (refer to the banlist)
    • If during the middle of a round, a Pokémon, ability combination, etc. moves into or out of NU, those changes will be effective starting in the next round.
    • This is a single elimination best of one tournament.
    • You may switch your team each round.
    TL;DR RULES (open)
    Playing in a Tournament

    Once you have signed up and the host posts Round 1, it is strongly recommended that you contact your opponent immediately by sending them a VM on their profile, or a PM if you prefer (though this makes it more difficult for the host to track who is more active). Let them know when you think you will be ready to play, your timezone (assuming you set it when you joined, it should appear at the bottom of every page on the forums), and maybe your availability if you know what that will be. For a more detailed description of what is recommended, there is a guide that details How to schedule a battle. Try to respond in a timely fashion whenever your opponent contacts you. If someone misses a scheduled time and the match is in danger of going uncompleted by the deadline, the host will nearly always award the win to the player that showed up, so scheduling a battle is a sure way to avoid being eliminated by inactivity. Don't be lazy!

    Here are some rules we enforce for players in tournaments. There is a good chance you will receive a Warning or potentially be banned from tournaments if you fail to adhere to these:
    • If your user name undergoes a change, it is your obligation to report the change to the hosts of any tournaments you are participating in, as well as your opponents in those tournaments.
    • Avoid dropping out of a tournament midway through unless you have a good reason for doing so. People that repeatedly drop out of tournaments without good reason may be punished.
      • If you do have to drop out, you must notify the host and your opponent.
    • Endeavor to complete your battles before the deadline of each round. If we notice a pattern of laziness, we may decide to punish you.
    Pre- and In-Battle Rules

    These rules explain what you aren't allowed to do before and during a battle, and what standard rules must be followed.

    Definitions of Standard Clauses: (these clauses apply across all Smogon tiers)
    • Sleep Clause: If a player has already put an opposing Pokémon to sleep using a sleep inducing move and that Pokémon is still sleeping due to that sleep inducing move, the player cannot put another opposing Pokémon to sleep using a sleep inducing move.
    • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same species of Pokémon on their team, based on the National Pokedex Number. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
    • Evasion Clause: Players cannot use Double Team or Minimize in any of their Pokémon's movesets. In fifth generation (BW) Smogon tiers, the items BrightPowder and Lax Incense also may not be held by any Pokémon on a player's team. In other generations, these items do not break this clause.
    • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
    • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
    Definitions of Other Clauses
    • (Standard only in Smogon's fifth generation tiers) Moody Clause: A player may not use a Pokémon with the ability Moody..
    Disconnections and Timer Clause: In live tournaments with short time constraints such as the Smogon Tour, if a player disconnects or times out, the opponent may take the win. In other tournaments, if a player disconnects and contends that they could still win, the optimal solution is to recreate the exact situation the disconnection occurred at during the battle. If this is not feasible due to unreasonable battle length, highly improbable circumstances, or some other reason, the player who did not disconnect may choose to rematch with either the same teams or (the option to use) new teams. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment.

    Simulator Glitches: Any battle mechanics not properly implemented in the simulator used for a tournament battle are fair game, unless explicitly banned by that tournament's rules. Illegal movesets that are not restricted by the simulator fall into this category as well. However, this does not include faulty tier scripts; for example, if there was a bug in the BW OU tier script that allowed you to use Drizzle and Swift Swim on the same team, taking advantage of this would result in disqualification in that battle. If a game breaking glitch is discovered, we will make a blanket tournament ban on that glitch via an announcement in the Tournaments forum until it is fixed.

    Ghosting: The player in a tournament battle should be the one making their own decisions. Do not tell a player what move to make in a tournament battle (i.e. do not "ghost" them), and do not make your moves based on another person's suggestions. If we are made aware that someone playing a tournament battle is making some of their moves based mainly on the suggestions of someone else, punishments may be handed out to both parties involved.

    Identity: Pretending to be another player in relation to a tournament battle is strictly prohibited. Do not try to impersonate or play as another player.

    Rule Breaking: If a player breaks a rule during a battle, they are disqualified from that particular battle. If it was a single battle in a series, they will still have the opportunity to play the rest of the series.

    Draws: If a battle ends in a draw in an elimination tournament or another tournament format that is unable to handle draws, there should be a rematch between the players with the option for both players to change teams.

    Forfeiting: A player may forfeit their battle during or after the battle, as long as the result has not been confirmed by the host. If a player forfeits before a battle commences in the first round of a tournament, they are eligible for substitution if appropriate. We highly recommend that you do not forfeit your tournament battles just because you got lucky, but we do not enforce this.

    Host / Tournament Director Decisions: The host may make a judgment call on the outcome of a battle with a disputed result, even if one player has broken the rules. If you believe the host has made an unjust decision, you may inform the Tournament Director responsible for the tournament of the situation and request that they make a final call on it.

    Sportsmanship: If a player displays exceedingly poor sportsmanship before, during, or after a tournament battle, they may be disqualified or otherwise punished.

    (I stole this intro)

    The theme

    theme for this one is YOLO which basicaly means standard NU with no recovery at all ! The following list of items/abilities/moves are banned.

    -leftovers/black sludge
    -healing berries (sitrus, oran and others)
    -Shell bell

    -water absorb/volt absorb
    -rain dish
    -poison heal
    -dry skin
    -ice body

    -leech seed
    -giga drain/drain punch/horn leech (leech life, absorb and mega drain too !)
    -healing wish
    -recovery moves (recover, moonlight, wish, rest, etc.)
    -pain split
    -aqua ring/ingrain

    Since cacturne is usualy only legal with water absord, he will be banned from the tourney.

    If I forgot any, name them in the comments and I'll add them.

    Sign ups

    -Shining Latios
    -The unlucky one
    -Adam Lambert


    FLCL vs. panamaxis
  2. cbt

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    Feb 26, 2012
  3. Raseri

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    Aug 4, 2007

    aqua ring
  4. LivingRhino


    Jan 9, 2013
    I'm in, 'cause, yolo
  5. FLCL

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  6. Mr. Uncompetitive

    Mr. Uncompetitive

    Jun 20, 2012
    in cause why not
  7. Shining_Latios


    May 5, 2010
  8. Annoyer

    Annoyer =)~

    Apr 3, 2012
    in yoloskorosko
  9. Nova

    is a member of the Site Staffis a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Team Rater Alumnus

    Nov 13, 2011

    Leech Seed y/n
  10. kd24

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    Dec 21, 2007
  11. FireMage

    FireMage Ellie :]
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    Mar 16, 2012
  12. Organization Member XIV

    Organization Member XIV

    Oct 22, 2012
    are there rewards that go with this? EDIT: Meaning I'm not in until I know if there are rewards.


    DOUBLE EDIT: NOT IN because yobo>swag
  13. fryfrey


    May 21, 2012
    In because thou only liveth once
  14. Zebraiken

    Zebraiken underdog of the year
    is a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Oct 7, 2011
  15. Sweet Jesus

    Sweet Jesus Neal and Jack and me, absent lovers...

    Apr 22, 2012
    Reward is a year supply of SWAG becuause YOLO
  16. Valentine

    Valentine じゃあね
    is a Contributor to Smogon

    Feb 14, 2008
  17. Demist


    Jun 6, 2011
    In it :)
  18. Phoenix512


    Nov 24, 2012
  19. JoshuaMunoz


    Apr 22, 2012
    In, cuz YOLO.
  20. TUO


    Jun 5, 2012

  21. scorpdestroyer

    scorpdestroyer it's a skorupi egg
    is a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus

    Oct 2, 2012
    In. Can I know how long the tour will take?

    Ahem Horn Leech
  22. Sweet Jesus

    Sweet Jesus Neal and Jack and me, absent lovers...

    Apr 22, 2012
    I'm trying to make this a 24 or hopefully 32 man tourney. If you believe you'll make it to the finals, it could last 5 rounds of max 5 days for a total of 25 days. 3/4 of the players will be out in the first 10 days though.
  23. Robert.

    Robert. Straw Hats
    is a Tiering Contributor

    Jan 4, 2011
  24. Enguarde

    Enguarde I only play ADV UU
    is a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Sep 8, 2012
  25. Shuckleking87

    Shuckleking87 "Assault vest makes everything better" AV Seaking, BT
    is a Tiering Contributor Alumnus

    Jan 13, 2012
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