First and foremost, I wanted to thank everybody who took the time to qualify or submit nominations this round. We received quite a few special permission apps, but only decided to accept a select few which demonstrated solid knowledge of the metagame and a high amount of effort put into the process. We will be spending the first three days of the voting process (until 11:29pm, December 28th) voting on the successfully nominated abilities. After these abilities are decided on, I will post a thread with the successfully nominated Pokemon, which will be up for another three days or so. We are breaking these two types of bans up, due to the possibility of one suspect Pokemon being broken only due to another's ability. This way, we can decide whether we want to ban a Pokemon after hearing a bit more about what the next metagame might look like. Come 2011, we should have a brand new (and hopefully much more balanced) metagame ready for us to all dive right into! Without further ado, here is the list of qualified voters this round: Qualified Voters (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Qualified Voters (open) Qualified Voters (close) Aerrow Ala Alaka AlphaJolt Arc Tech Atticus B-Lulz Bad Ass Bloo Chou Toshio Ciele dbolt Delta 2777 Elevator Music Eo Ut Mortus extra. Fireburn Golden Sun hanke Iconic idiotfrommars Iris JabbaTheGriffin JohnR011 Jonathan Krack locopoke Lucifer M Dragon makiri Metric Mysterium NailsOU N00b Lyf3 panamaxis pi face PK Gaming Pokemonniac PttP Rhys DeAnno shrang SilentEcho SJCrew Snunch Super Mario Bro The_Chaser TobesMcGrobes ToF undisputed Wilson46 Xiang zapzap29 zfs Here are the abilities that passed the nomination process which you may vote on: Drizzle Inconsistent Shadow Tag Here is an example of what a proper vote should look like: The same % requirements of the 4th generation will be applied here. In other words, you need one supermajority (2/3 + 1) or two simple majorities (1/2 + 1) for a ban to be put in place. Remember that this is a moderated forum, so your post will not appear until the end of the vote. Note to supermoderators/admins/PR moderators: your posts will need to be manually soft-deleted in order to maintain blind voting. Please be sure to do so! That's it! Vote away!