Tournament Rules | Approved by Earthworm Logo from Pokemon Showdown's Facebook Page Showdown Announcement Thread Pokemon Showdown Simulator Introduction Welcome to the Pokemon Showdown! Randbats tournament. This will be a 64-man tournament but if the demand is enough it very well could be raised to 96 or even 128 (maybe even 256, who knows?). As the name implies, all battles will be conducted on the Pokemon Showdown Simulator (linked above). The tournament's format will consist of a best-of-three, where the winner of two games advances to the next round. Background For those who have not yet found out, Smogon will be officially moving to the Showdown simulator in the near future and will be conducting all Fifth Gen activities there for the forseeable future. Past Generations will be coming at a later time. RandBats are in a similar vein to Challenge Cup on PO, however RandBats is geared toward more competitive sets and movepools whereas CC is primarily for fun and can pack some extremely odd movepools. Randbats effectively removes the bulk of potentially bad movesets and hold items and gears every Pokemon to carry their own weight. Randbats also incorporates CAP created Pokemon and unique custom-made moves like Magikarp's Revenge, although these occur much more rarely when battling. Randbats are also fully updated with the latest releases of BW2 (Pokemon, Items, Moves) so expect to see Kyurem-B Outraging its way through this tournament. It's best for me to recommend that everyone planning to participate in this tournament to connect to Pokemon Showdown and get a good feel for how Randbats works (and the server in general). It's also best to register your name by winning one ladder battle so that no one else can steal your name later on. Pokemon Showdown also has a link in your browser bar to your battle, which can be used to share replays with friends and help with teambuilding. How to Stay In Contact and Operate Pokemon Showdown For this tournament you must have good contact with your opponent(s). The server does not list names in alphabetical order and finding your opponent may be a pain when you're only trying to communicate on Showdown. Before both you and your opponent log on please share the usernames you are using via Forum PM or IRC so you at least know who you're looking for. Here's a little Step-by-Step guide on how to use Showdown's User Interface: Use Ctrl+F to find your opponent (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Use Ctrl+F to find your opponent (open) Use Ctrl+F to find your opponent (close) Click on their username to bring up the User Prompt (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Click on their username to bring up the User Prompt (open) Click on their username to bring up the User Prompt (close) Each button opens up a new window below the prompt (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Each button opens up a new window below the prompt (open) Each button opens up a new window below the prompt (close) You will recieve a challenge prompt when challenged (Move your mouse to reveal the content) You will recieve a challenge prompt when challenged (open) You will recieve a challenge prompt when challenged (close) Press Accept and you are on your way (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Press Accept and you are on your way (open) Press Accept and you are on your way (close) General Tournament Rules -- General tournament rules and regulations can be found here -- All clauses are covered when challenging someone to Randbats -- No Johning please -- Best of three matches -- Please post the link of your battles, It'd be nice to know that no one is trying to bullshit me. Sign-Ups Sign-ups will follow the default method of 62.5% First come first serve basis and the rest will be randomized. They will last approximately for 72 hours. However, if there is a significant demand for this tournament, I will extend the deadline. You may not sign-up if you are banned from participation in tournaments or have the status I Could Be Banned. Reference Chart of FC,FS Participants 1. Iconic 2. kokoloko 3. Bad Romance 4. CrashinBoomBang 5. Ginku 6. Smith 7. Omicron 8. jc104 9. ShakeItUp 10. Novaray 11. dragonboy52 12. Texas Cloverleaf 13. Aerrow 14. Kojes 15. iss 16. Zebraiken 17. prem 18. MarceloDK 19. DestinyUnknown 20. mostwanted 21. blarajan 22. Jirachi 23. AuraRayquaza 24. little gk 25. Cicada 26. Morgenstern 27. Metal Bagon 28. locopoke 29. Darkhallway 30. Lamppost 31. camelman00 32. pokemon0078 33. Raseri 34. Master of the Six Kings 35. BKC 36. Lady Salamence 37. DittoCrow 38. PsYch071c 39. Tiffanyy 40. shnen 41. DarkLoïc 42. BTzz 43. Nails 44. ThatsMyLatios 45. Hogan 46. Pkrs 47. Noodlez 48. reyscarface 49. Le Quack 50. Rockhp31 51. Marshall.Law 52. Rodan 53. Oglemi 54. Solace 55. Cristal 56. Django Reinhart 57. Furai 58. Eranu 59. D4RR3N 60. JellyOs 61. Cereza 62. McMeghan 63. Double01 64. Maaf 65. MMF 66. HoiPolloi 67. SPF 68. cescken 69. Hangover 70. T-Dogg 71. .Robert 72. Agammemnon 73. zdrup15 74. dragonuser 75. Fatecrashers 76. breh 77. Evire 78. Dracule Mihawk 79. FelixMinamimoto 80. hoblaph **Cut-off for 128 81. Ninja Vulpix 82. ~GreenCore 83. ginganinja 84. CheezitKing 85. Brotom 86. SethZiBritannia 87. Rydro 88. Frizy 89. IceCarAdler 90. DrMohammadLi 91. Orichalcos Owl 92. Steven Snype 93. Thundur 94. Tan 95. Ningildo 96. Elevator Music 97. NatGeo 98. Ravix 99. SoulWind 100. OO8 101. KelseyH 102. H-C 103. idiotfrommars 104. Chieliee 105. pokebasket 106. RBG 107. PasY_G 108. mfhoundoom 109. Lowgock 110. Leftiez 111. Imanalt 112. GaryFuckingOak 113. Orivexes 114. ThisMysteriousGuy 115. xtrashine 116. HardCore 117. billymills 118. redundant 119. davidness 120. Z-rex **Cut-off for 192 121. SuSaNo 122. Hugendugen 123. Keiran 124. Xaqwais 125. FLCL 126. DTC 127. MOET 128. V4Victini 129. Eo Ut Mortus 130. Ray Jay 131. RT. 132. mfhoundoom 133. Absorb 134. Biosci 135. Focus 136. Joeyboy 137. ala 138. Wobbanaut 139. Derk 140. Eraddd 141. Itchni 142. rewindman 143. lapras6666 144. srk1214 145. Jerp 146. someguy25790 147. Kaitii 148. Hot N Cold 149. Mithril 150. Eos 151. Basti 152. JabbaTheGriffin 153. LonelyNess 154. Sekiam 155. The Hitman 156. swiftzx 157. Lavos Spawn 158. Ninja-persian 159. Seafunks 160. Grimm70 161. Vinc2612 162. Expert Physics 163. Executive Proton 164. Magik 165. Trickzio 166. DragonKnighted 167. TrogdorTEST 168. le Umby 169. Birkal 170. akela 171. bmelts 172. ShadowFC 173. DarXidE 174. FireMage 175. Giorgosss 176. pokekazzam 177. Snowflakes 178. Stone_Cold 179. V0x 180. Shelob 181. Iminyourcloset 182. Shuckle4ubers 183. 184. 185. 186. 187. 188. 190. 191. 192.