NU Rules, Info, and Announcements

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Welcome to the subforum for Smogon's Never Used tier. We are the usage-based tier directly below Rarely Used and above PU. In this thread, we hope to provide you with all of the relevant information about our tier's community, rules, projects, tournaments, and resources.

Rules

As with every community on Smogon, we expect the users that stop by our subforum to adhere to Smogon's global rules, which can be found here or at the bottom of every page on our domain.

Additionally, we request that you follow some simple etiquette when making a post.
  • Always endeavor to receive permission from an NU forum moderator before making a new thread.
  • Be respectful of others when making a post. This is not a forum for angry call-outs or aggressive arguments.
  • When posting in a discussion-heavy thread, such as the current metagame thread or the Viability Rankings, do your utmost best to make posts with thought-out content. Any post that is interpreted to be inappropriate for the discussion, made in jest, or posted without any thought or reason behind it is subject to moderator discretion.
  • Do not post threads for teams in this forum asking for rates. Use the Rate My Team subforum here or use our NU Team Bazaar found here.
  • Do not make a thread to ask a simple question. We have a thread made for answering questions that you can find here.
If you have any questions about the above rules or would like to inquire about hosting a thread, feel free to message any of the moderators listed below.

Tier Leaders
Kiyo
Moderators

Social

Looking to connect with other NU players? We have plenty of options for you to reach out. Click on the images to automatically join the two platforms we have for live chat at the moment and be sure to read up on the rules for both places.


The NU Discord is plenty active with tons of users that are willing to help you build and test NU teams. You can check it out here provided you have a Discord account.​
We have a general chat for metagame discussion and small chat, an announcement channel so you can get notifications for events in the community right to your phone, and a channel for posting and rating teams.​




We also have our very own room on Pokemon Showdown which you can find here or by simply navigating the Pokemon Showdown chat list. Our room sports a healthy environment for getting involved in the tier with a staff that's prepared to help you with any questions you may have.​
Room Owners:​
Kiyo
Room Moderators:​
Ares
HJAD
Room Drivers:​
Z+V
We also are greatly appreciative of the help we've received in the room from any previous staff.​
innovamania​
DTC​
FLCL​
tennisace​
Deej Dy​
marilli​
Pokedots​
TSM ryan​
SolarisFox​
soulgazer​
Nozzle​
Teddeh​
Zebraiken​
QueenOfLuvdiscs​
scorpdestroyer​
Aladyyn​
Winter's Howl​
Realistic Waters​
Shadestep​
nv​
Evan.​
Rapture​
ADVANTAGE​
rozes​
TTFTW​
Stoned M&M​
Mistrals​
boltsandbombers​
AJB​
Rwby​
Shaneghoul​
Jarii​
erisia​
Cyanize​
Silver Aurum​
Yui.​
Quite Quiet​
We frequently run tournaments here in the Pokemon Showdown room and there's always a discussion, so be sure to stop by!​

Projects


We'll add more into this post as our tier starts developing analyses for Pokemon, projects start up, and we host more tournaments. Stay tuned for the development of the Never Used tier!
 
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NeverUsed Premier League V

Winner: Rozes and the Vibrant Vivillons

Runner-Up: Shadowtags and the Listless Lilligants

The fifth addition of the NeverUsed Premier League was hosted once again by Quite Quiet. The Lilligants reached the finals confidently after being dubbed the underdogs from Week 1 whilst the Vivillons managed to make a comeback from last place defeating the Houndooms convincingly. After a tough round the two teams were tied 4-4 and thus lead to the second consecutive tiebreak in NUPL finals where the Vibrant Vivillons clinched it 2-1.

NeverUsed Premier League IV

Winner: Kiyo and the Krusty Krabs

Runner-Up: Evan. and the Rowdy Rampardos


In the fourth addition of the NeverUsed Premier League, hosted this time by Quite Quiet. In this addition the two finalists were both new managers and had prior faced off in Week 3 where the Krabs beat the Rampardos 6-2. However the finals took a different turn, with the teams tying in finals 4-4 after coming down to an intense game between Advantage and Blast. This led to the first tiebreak in NUPL history where the Krabs were able to secure it and Bugzinator able to secure a 7-0 record in BWNU.
NeverUsed Premier League III

Winner: Cased and the Bodybag Beartics!

Runner-Up: Finchinator and the Atomic Articunos!

The NeverUsed Smogon Premier League III was once against hosted. This time, with the addition of ADV NU and the current format ORAS NU. In the finals Cased and the Beartics faced off against their Week 2 opponent, the Articunos, and repeated their Week 2 victory, taking on the honor of being the winners of the third installment of NUPL.

NeverUsed Premier League II

Winner: FLCL and the Viritolic Vileplumes!

Runnner-Up: Soulgazer and The Amazing Ainsleys!

NeverUsed Smogon Premier League II is a smaller SPL, hosted on the NU forums. NUPL draws out some of the most competent NU players from every generation, as NUPL II featured XY, BW, and DPP as playable formats. FLCL and the Vileplumes, after losing to the Ainsleys in Week 5, came back to beat them in the finals, taking on the honor of being the winners of the second installment of NUPL.

Smogon Grand Slam

NU Open V

Winner: Sacri'
Runner-Ups: Ice Tea & Omfuga

NU Open IV

Winner: Bouff
Runner-Up: Shaneghoul

NU Open III

Winner: Vileman
Runner-Up: Tricking

NU Open II

Winner: Bloo
Runner-Up: Soulgazer & aerialacetm40

NU Open I

Winner: FLCL
Runner-Up: Zebraiken​

NeverUsed Ladder Tournaments

NeverUsed Ladder Tournament

Winner: Teddeh
Runner-Up: AquaJetBreloom

NeverUsed Ladder Tournament II

Winner: Teddeh
Runner-Up: Trade

NeverUsed Ladder Tournament III

Winner: Teddeh
Runner-Up: Orphic
The Never Used Classic

Never Used Classic I

Winner: FLCL
Runner-Up: Heysup​
 
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http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/sm-nu-speed-tiers-role-compendium.3606163/#post-7386076

I just updated the Role Compendium to hopefully be more current and useful to builders looking to use it as a resource. Tried to delve in and make it more specific so that you can differentiate between what mons do what as checks, etc. Also added a couple of new sections like "trappers" "ice resists" "grass resists" "z move boosters" and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting.
 
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