Hello and welcome to the Other Metagames forum! Feel free to discuss any metagame on Smogon that doesn't currently have its own forum. From Balanced Hackmons to 1 vs. 1 Challenge Cup, this forum is open for chatting about a huge variety of subjects. However, please adhere to a few rules and regulations: We still follow the rules of the OU main forum and the general Smogon rules. Please read through those points and understand their purpose. If you have a simple question about Other Metagames in general, feel free to post them in this thread. If your question is a general one that is not specific to Other Metagames, please check out the Overused SQSA thread. If you wish to start your own metagame, use the search function first to see if the metagame you're posting has its own discussion thread. please send a message to one of the Other Metagames moderators - @Birkal, @Arcticblast, or @Joim - with a detailed description of your metagame. Remember that Joim is our main coder - while there are a few users who also code OMs on their own servers, Joim is our main guy, so you should PM him in particular. If we decide that it's fit for Other Metagames, go ahead and post it! When you post it, please add "Approved by _____" to the original post. You may want to bring up the tier idea in #pokemon, #othermetas, or Pokemon Showdown! before you post it to get a sense of how many people would be interested in the tier. Speaking of #othermetas, please don't make any more splinter IRC channels. It takes away from the userbase of #othermetas. Be respectful and do not tier bash. You don't have to post in the thread if you don't like the tier idea. When commenting on a user-made mod, don't simply say you don't like a change. If you don't like something in the mod, give a decent reason. Perhaps suggest an alternative. Please only have one thread per metagame. If a metagame thread becomes very popular and it needs additional threads to divide up discussion, contact Birkal, Arcticblast, or Joim and they will review it. This also applies to threads like viability rankings and ladder challenges. If a tier is impossible to play in-game and on Pokemon Showdown!, don't post it. If you have an idea that's an exception to the rule, ask an OM moderator about it. Until they are implemented on Pokemon Showdown, do not request a Triple Battle or Rotation Battle metagame. Effective 9/12 (or 12/9 for non americans) - No new metagames may be posted until X and Y have been out for a while. Large metagames will be set up as the moderators see fit, but this time is being set up for the moderators to review and update rules and for metagames to stabilize. Any metagames that pop up after this date are due to moderator inbox backlog. That's it for now! Thanks for reading and happy posting.