PERSEVERANCE - OU WITH A TWIST. Approved by Arcticblast Welcome to the Perseverance Metagame! This metagame is built around one big rule: If a Pokemon faints, the owner of said Pokemon automatically loses the battle. If it is a double knockout (from something like Iron Barbs) the owner of the Pokemon who faints first will lose. This is the basic rule that everything is built on. With this in mind, battlers have to tread carefully or risk losing the battle in a single turn. 1 mistake could lose you the game. Suicide Leads aren't viable here, and hazards play an even bigger role than ever. Fearsome attackers such as Keldeo or Breloom can wreck teams in turns. You can't "check" a Pokemon any longer, you either have a counter or play extremely cautiously around it. And of course, you must persevere through all of this in order to win matches. Perseverance is set in OU environment with OU and below Pokemon and Clauses. Suicidal moves such as Memento, Healing Wish, Explosion, Selfdestruct, etc. are banned for obvious reasons. Trapping abilities and moves are also banned (Arena Trap, Shadow Tag, Whirlpool, Magma Storm, etc.) are also banned due to being an extremely easy win condition when played right. Overall, this is quite a fun metagame to play because it encourages you to predict a lot harder and tread carefully. I urge you to challenge a friend in OU while enforcing these rules too try it out, and tell me your thoughts! EDIT: The Perseverance Metagame is currently available to be played exclusively at the Frost Server!