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Smogon and GBU Differences: GP 2/2) DONE!

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  1. BattleStar

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    A major addition to cartridge competitive battling this generation is the Global Battle Union, which allows you to challenge players from around the world in a variety of battle styles. The battle modes available are Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Rotation. Singles will be the primary focus of this letter; a general overview of all of the other battle types will also be included (barring doubles). GBU metagames are very different from Smogon's; you will find a much larger variety of threats and playstyles. For this reason, GBU is a fun and nice change of pace from standard Smogon battling.

    Rules of GBU

    You may have grown accustomed to being able to rest easily at night, knowing you are safe from having your entire team put to sleep, facing teams with both Drizzle and Swift Swim, and dealing with Moody Pokemon. If you have, then you are certainly in for a rude awakening because GBU has none of these things banned. GBU isn't completely lawless, but it has its own set of bans and rules.

    Ban List

    GBU doesn't have any suspect votes, so these bans are here to stay.

    #150 Mewtwo
    #151 Mew
    #249 Lugia
    #250 Ho-Oh
    #251 Celebi
    #382 Kyogre
    #383 Groudon
    #384 Rayquaza
    #385 Jirachi
    #386 Deoxys
    #441 Chatot
    #483 Dialga
    #484 Palkia
    #487 Giratina
    #489 Phione
    #490 Manaphy
    #491 Darkrai
    #492 Shaymin
    #493 Arceus
    #494 Victini
    #643 Reshiram
    #644 Zekrom
    #646 Kyurem
    #647 Keldeo
    #648 Meloetta
    #649 Genesect


    Set Conditions and Clauses


    Number of Pokemon: You can bring up to six Pokemon with you. For the battle, however, you will pick three for singles, four for doubles and rotations, and six for Triples. Any remaining Pokemon will not be used. You must always bring the minimum number of Pokemon.

    Team Preview: Team Preview is always on. You get to see your opponent's team before you pick your Pokemon.

    Pokemon Level: All Pokemon above level 50 become level 50 for the duration of the fight. Pokemon below level 50 do not have their level adjusted.

    Species Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may be of the same species.

    Item Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may have the same item.

    Sky Drop Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Sky Drop.

    Soul Dew Clause: No Pokemon may hold Soul Dew.

    Dark Void Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Dark Void.

    Remember these rules because they differ from the rules Smogon has set!

    Sleep Clause is not in effect. This means your opponent can put your entire team to sleep. You can use this to your advantage as well.

    OHKO Clause is not in effect, so moves like Sheer Cold and Horn Drill are legal.

    There are no ability bans. Pairs such as Swift Swim Kingdra with Drizzle Politoed are fair game!

    Evasion Clause is not in effect, which means that you can use Minimize and Double Team!

    Battle Differences in GBU

    GBU being a unique battling mode naturally brings about much variety. You will find yourself against a rain team one battle and an all-Dragon team the next. Accurate adjectives to describe GBU battling would be : quick, offensive, and surprising.

    GBU is mainly an offensive metagame. This is caused by the fact that, in most cases, you are limited to using fewer than six Pokemon.

    In Singles, you won't be very successful if you decide to use the same strategies that are successful in Smogon OU. Entry hazards are seldom seen in any format due to the fact that, with the exception of Triples, there are fewer Pokemon available for use than normal.

    Another aspect of the Global Battle Union is that you must be aware that there are a plethora of surprises awaiting your arrival. This is an attribute which makes the metagame very enjoyable. Don't be shocked to find your opponent using Double Team on his Slugma or disregarding Sleep Clause. There are oodles of strategic surprises here that are fair game, which leads to a completely different set of tactics. You will find many interesting sets, some that are effective and others that are not so much. Nothing feels more satisfying that seeing your own gimmick sweep a team clean.

    Conclusion

    GBU is still a metagame that hasn't been explored much. It is one of the most fun features of Wi-Fi in BW. You will find a great, unique experience battling in the various modes of the GBU. It is a refreshing change in battling, and you can carve out your own place in the rankings and be seen as a top player without any standards to follow. Battling in the GBU pits you against other players against whom you can hope to prove you are a Global Battle Champ!
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    A major addition to this generation is the Global Battle Union, which allows you to challenge players from around the world in a variety of battle styles. The battle modes available are Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Rotation. In the interest in keeping this letter a short read, sSingles will be the primary focus wiof this letter; a general overview of all of the other styles (bar doublbattle types as therwill also be is substantial articles written about ituded (bar doubles). Smogon battlingmetagames and these styl GBU ones are very different. Y; (semicolon) you will find a much larger variety of threats and playstyles. Don't letFor this discourage you becausereason, GBU is a fun and nice change of pace in comparison tofrom standard Smogon battling.


    Differences and rRules of GBU

    You may have grown accustomed to being able to sleep soundly at night knowing you are safe from having your entire team put to sleep (har har), facing teams with both Drizzle+ and Swift Swim combos, orand dealing with Moody Pokemon. If you have, then you are certainly in for a rude awakening because SmogonGBU has not retained many of these rules. Tthings placebanned. GBU isn't completely lawless, but has its own set of bans and rules.

    Ban List

    GBU doesn't have any suspect votes, so these bans are here to stay.

    #150 Mewtwo
    #151 Mew
    #249 Lugia
    #250 Ho-Oh
    #251 Celebi
    #382 Kyogre
    #383 Groudon
    #384 Rayquaza
    #385 Jirachi
    #386 Deoxys
    #441 Chatot (you read right. Chatot is here because of Chatter)
    #483 Dialga
    #484 Palkia
    #487 Giratina
    #489 Phione
    #490 Manaphy
    #491 Darkrai
    #492 Shaymin
    #493 Arceus
    #494 Victini
    #643 Reshiram
    #644 Zekrom
    #646 Kyurem
    #647 Keldeo
    #648 Meloetta
    #649 Genesect


    Set Conditions and Clauses*


    Number of Pokemon: You can bring up to six Pokemon with you. For the battle, however, you will pick three for singles, four for doubles and rotations, and six for Ttriples. Any remaining Pokemon will not be used. You must always bring the minimum number of Pokemon.

    Team Preview: Team Preview is always on. You get to see your opponent's team before you pick your Pokemon.

    Pokemon Level: All Pokemon above level 50 become level 50 for the duration of the fight. Pokemon below level 50 do not have their level adjusted.

    Species Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may be of the same species.

    Item Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may have the same item.

    Sky Drop Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Sky Drop.

    Soul Dew Clause: No Pokemon may hold Soul Dew.

    Dark Void Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Dark Void.

    Remember these rules because they differ from the rules Smogon has set!

    Sleep Clause is not in effect. This means your opponent can put your wholentire team ato sleep. You can use this to your advantage as well.

    OHKO Clause is not in effect. M, so moves like Sheer Cold or Horn Drill are legal.

    There are no ability bans. Pokemon like Speed Boost Blaziken andairs such as Swift Swim Kingdra with Drizzle Politoed are fair game!

    Evasion Clause is not in effect. This, which means that you can use moves such as Minimize orand Flash!

    Battle Differences in GBU

    GBU being a unique battling mode naturally brings about much variety. You will find yourself opposingagainst a rain team one battle, the next facing and an an all -Dragon team the next. Accurate adjectives to generalizdescribe GBU battling would be the following: quick, offensive, and surprising.

    The main characteristic of GBU is that it is mainly an offensively styled metagame. This is naturally caused by the fact that, in most cases, you are limited to possessing fewer than six Pokemon.

    In Singles, you won't be very successful if you decide to use many of the same strategies that are successful in Smogon OU. Entry hazards are seldom seen due to the fact that there are usually fewer players onPokemon available for use the fieldan normal, with the exception of Triples.

    Another characteristic of battling on the Global Battle Union is that you must be aware that there are a plethora of surprises awaiting your arrival. This is a largen attribute which arguably makes the timetagame very enjoyable. Don't be shocked to find your opponent dusing Double tTeaming on his Slugma or seeing a disregard of sing Sleep cClause. There are oodles of strategic surprises here that are fair game he, which cre that leads to a completely different uset of tactics. You will find many interesting sets, some that are thoughtful, and others that are not so much. Nothing feels more satisfying that seeing your own gimmick sweep a team clean.

    Conclusion

    GBU is still a metagame that hasn't been explored or promulgated much,[promulgated is used wrong here]. It is one of the funnest features one can do overf Wifi Fi in BW. You will find a great, unique experience battling in the various modes of the GBU. It is a refreshing change in battling, and there won't be many standards on how to battle there. You can then be able to carve out your own place in the rankings and be seen as a top player without any standards to follow. Battling in the GBU pits you against other players against whereom you can hope to prove you are a Global Battle Champ!

    c/p (open)

    A major addition to this generation is the Global Battle Union, which allows you to challenge players from around the world in a variety of battle styles. The battle modes available are Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Rotation. Singles will be the primary focus of this letter; a general overview of all of the other battle types will also be included (bar doubles). Smogon metagames and the GBU ones are very different; (semicolon) you will find a much larger variety of threats and playstyles. For this reason, GBU is a fun and nice change of pace from standard Smogon battling.

    Rules of GBU

    You may have grown accustomed to being able to sleep soundly at night knowing you are safe from having your entire team put to sleep, facing teams with both Drizzle and Swift Swim, and dealing with Moody Pokemon. If you have, then you are certainly in for a rude awakening because GBU has none these things banned. GBU isn't completely lawless, but has its own set of bans and rules.

    Ban List

    GBU doesn't have any suspect votes, so these bans are here to stay.

    #150 Mewtwo
    #151 Mew
    #249 Lugia
    #250 Ho-Oh
    #251 Celebi
    #382 Kyogre
    #383 Groudon
    #384 Rayquaza
    #385 Jirachi
    #386 Deoxys
    #441 Chatot
    #483 Dialga
    #484 Palkia
    #487 Giratina
    #489 Phione
    #490 Manaphy
    #491 Darkrai
    #492 Shaymin
    #493 Arceus
    #494 Victini
    #643 Reshiram
    #644 Zekrom
    #646 Kyurem
    #647 Keldeo
    #648 Meloetta
    #649 Genesect


    Set Conditions and Clauses


    Number of Pokemon: You can bring up to six Pokemon with you. For the battle, however, you will pick three for singles, four for doubles and rotations, and six for Triples. Any remaining Pokemon will not be used. You must always bring the minimum number of Pokemon.

    Team Preview: Team Preview is always on. You get to see your opponent's team before you pick your Pokemon.

    Pokemon Level: All Pokemon above level 50 become level 50 for the duration of the fight. Pokemon below level 50 do not have their level adjusted.

    Species Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may be of the same species.

    Item Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may have the same item.

    Sky Drop Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Sky Drop.

    Soul Dew Clause: No Pokemon may hold Soul Dew.

    Dark Void Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Dark Void.

    Remember these rules because they differ from the rules Smogon has set!

    Sleep Clause is not in effect. This means your opponent can put your entire team to sleep. You can use this to your advantage as well.

    OHKO Clause is not in effect, so moves like Sheer Cold or Horn Drill are legal.

    There are no ability bans. Pairs such as Swift Swim Kingdra with Drizzle Politoed are fair game!

    Evasion Clause is not in effect, which means that you can use moves such as Minimize and Flash!

    Battle Differences in GBU

    GBU being a unique battling mode naturally brings about much variety. You will find yourself against a rain team one battle and an all-Dragon team the next. Accurate adjectives to describe GBU battling would be the following: quick, offensive, and surprising.

    GBU is mainly an offensive metagame. This is caused by the fact that, in most cases, you are limited to possessing fewer than six Pokemon.

    In Singles, you won't be very successful if you decide to use the same strategies that are successful in Smogon OU. Entry hazards are seldom seen due to the fact that there are usually fewer Pokemon available for use than normal, with the exception of Triples.

    Another characteristic of battling on the Global Battle Union is that you must be aware that there are a plethora of surprises awaiting your arrival. This is an attribute which makes the metagame very enjoyable. Don't be shocked to find your opponent using Double Team on his Slugma or disregarding Sleep Clause. There are oodles of strategic surprises here that are fair game, which creates to a completely different set of tactics. You will find many interesting sets, some that are thoughtful and others that are not so much. Nothing feels more satisfying that seeing your own gimmick sweep a team clean.

    Conclusion

    GBU is still a metagame that hasn't been explored much. It is one of the funnest features of WiFi in BW. You will find a great, unique experience battling in the various modes of the GBU. It is a refreshing change in battling, and you can carve out your own place in the rankings and be seen as a top player without any standards to follow. Battling in the GBU pits you against other players against whom you can hope to prove you are a Global Battle Champ!

    There were quite a few places that were rather messy in this, but other than the grammatical errors it was an informative read. Nice job!
  4. BattleStar

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    Thanks for a the GP check guys! I think it ready now for the GP team now!
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    A major addition to this generation is the Global Battle Union, which allows you to challenge players from around the world in a variety of battle styles. The battle modes available are Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Rotation. Singles will be the primary focus of this letter; a general overview of all of the other battle types will also be included (barring doubles). Smogon metagames and the GBU ones are very different; (semicolon) you will find a much larger variety of threats and playstyles. For this reason, GBU is a fun and nice change of pace from standard Smogon battling.

    Rules of GBU

    You may have grown accustomed to being able to sleep soundly at night Is this a pun? If not, I'd revise it, as you say sleep in the next bit. Maybe "rest easy?", (AC) knowing you are safe from having your entire team put to sleep, facing teams with both Drizzle and Swift Swim, and dealing with Moody Pokemon. If you have, then you are certainly in for a rude awakening because GBU has none these things banned. GBU isn't completely lawless, but has its own set of bans and rules.

    Ban List

    GBU doesn't have any suspect votes, so these bans are here to stay.

    #150 Mewtwo
    #151 Mew
    #249 Lugia
    #250 Ho-Oh
    #251 Celebi
    #382 Kyogre
    #383 Groudon
    #384 Rayquaza
    #385 Jirachi
    #386 Deoxys
    #441 Chatot
    #483 Dialga
    #484 Palkia
    #487 Giratina
    #489 Phione
    #490 Manaphy
    #491 Darkrai
    #492 Shaymin
    #493 Arceus
    #494 Victini
    #643 Reshiram
    #644 Zekrom
    #646 Kyurem
    #647 Keldeo
    #648 Meloetta
    #649 Genesect


    Set Conditions and Clauses


    Number of Pokemon: You can bring up to six Pokemon with you. For the battle, however, you will pick three for singles, four for doubles and rotations, and six for Triples. Any remaining Pokemon will not be used. You must always bring the minimum number of Pokemon.

    Team Preview: Team Preview is always on. You get to see your opponent's team before you pick your Pokemon.

    Pokemon Level: All Pokemon above level 50 become level 50 for the duration of the fight. Pokemon below level 50 do not have their level adjusted.

    Species Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may be of the same species.

    Item Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may have the same item.

    Sky Drop Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Sky Drop.

    Soul Dew Clause: No Pokemon may hold Soul Dew.

    Dark Void Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Dark Void.

    Remember these rules because they differ from the rules Smogon has set!

    Sleep Clause is not in effect. This means your opponent can put your entire team to sleep. You can use this to your advantage as well.

    OHKO Clause is not in effect, so moves like Sheer Cold or Horn Drill are legal.

    There are no ability bans. Pairs such as Swift Swim Kingdra with Drizzle Politoed are fair game!

    Evasion Clause is not in effect, which means that you can use moves such as Minimize and Flash!

    Battle Differences in GBU

    GBU being a unique battling mode naturally brings about much variety. You will find yourself against a rain team one battle and an all-Dragon team the next. Accurate adjectives to describe GBU battling would be the following: quick, offensive, and surprising.

    GBU is mainly an offensive metagame. This is caused by the fact that, in most cases, you are limited to possessing fewer than six Pokemon.

    In Singles, you won't be very successful if you decide to use the same strategies that are successful in Smogon OU. Entry hazards are seldom seen due to the fact that there are usually fewer Pokemon available for use than normal, with the exception of Triples.

    Another characteristic of battling on the Global Battle Union is that you must be aware that there are a plethora of surprises awaiting your arrival. This is an attribute which makes the metagame very enjoyable. Don't be shocked to find your opponent using Double Team on his Slugma or disregarding Sleep Clause. There are oodles of strategic surprises here that are fair game, which creates to a completely different set of tactics. You will find many interesting sets, some that are thoughtful and others that are not so much. Nothing feels more satisfying that seeing your own gimmick sweep a team clean.

    Conclusion

    GBU is still a metagame that hasn't been explored much. It is one of the funnest most fun features of Wi-Fi in BW. You will find a great, unique experience battling in the various modes of the GBU. It is a refreshing change in battling, and you can carve out your own place in the rankings and be seen as a top player without any standards to follow. Battling in the GBU pits you against other players against whom you can hope to prove you are a Global Battle Champ!


    Quick, easy, and changed very few things. Stamping pokemon0078's check.

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  6. Jukain

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    yo bs first paragraph:
    I just put semicolon in parentheses to ensure it wasn't missed; don't forget to remove that part.
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    Just a quick note, but Flash and other accuracy lowering moves aren't banned under Evasion Clause (only moves that raise Evasion are banned). Flash should be changed to Double Team (I think that's the only other Evasion raising move off the top of my head).
  8. BattleStar

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    Thanks pal. Just need one more GP check!

    @0078 thanks. Almost missed that.

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    Thanks, I changed it.

    Just need one more GP check.
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    Giving this a full GP check now. Good job!
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    A major addition to cartridge competitive battling (or a phrasing you prefer) this generation is the Global Battle Union, which allows you to challenge players from around the world in a variety of battle styles. The battle modes available are Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Rotation. Singles will be the primary focus of this letter; a general overview of all of the other battle types will also be included (barring doubles). Smogon metagames and the GBU ones metagames are very different from Smogon's; you will find a much larger variety of threats and playstyles. For this reason, GBU is a fun and nice change of pace from standard Smogon battling.

    Rules of GBU

    You may have grown accustomed to being able to rest easily at night, knowing you are safe from having your entire team put to sleep, facing teams with both Drizzle and Swift Swim, and dealing with Moody Pokemon. If you have, then you are certainly in for a rude awakening because GBU has none of these things banned. GBU isn't completely lawless, but it has its own set of bans and rules.

    Ban List

    GBU doesn't have any suspect votes, so these bans are here to stay.

    #150 Mewtwo
    #151 Mew
    #249 Lugia
    #250 Ho-Oh
    #251 Celebi
    #382 Kyogre
    #383 Groudon
    #384 Rayquaza
    #385 Jirachi
    #386 Deoxys
    #441 Chatot
    #483 Dialga
    #484 Palkia
    #487 Giratina
    #489 Phione
    #490 Manaphy
    #491 Darkrai
    #492 Shaymin
    #493 Arceus
    #494 Victini
    #643 Reshiram
    #644 Zekrom
    #646 Kyurem
    #647 Keldeo
    #648 Meloetta
    #649 Genesect


    Set Conditions and Clauses


    Number of Pokemon: You can bring up to six Pokemon with you. For the battle, however, you will pick three for singles, four for doubles and rotations, and six for Triples. Any remaining Pokemon will not be used. You must always bring the minimum number of Pokemon.

    Team Preview: Team Preview is always on. You get to see your opponent's team before you pick your Pokemon.

    Pokemon Level: All Pokemon above level 50 become level 50 for the duration of the fight. Pokemon below level 50 do not have their level adjusted.

    Species Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may be of the same species.

    Item Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may have the same item.

    Sky Drop Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Sky Drop.

    Soul Dew Clause: No Pokemon may hold Soul Dew.

    Dark Void Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Dark Void.

    Remember these rules because they differ from the rules Smogon has set!

    Sleep Clause is not in effect. This means your opponent can put your entire team to sleep. You can use this to your advantage as well.

    OHKO Clause is not in effect, so moves like Sheer Cold or and Horn Drill are legal.

    There are no ability bans. Pairs such as Swift Swim Kingdra with Drizzle Politoed are fair game!

    Evasion Clause is not in effect, which means that you can use Minimize and Double Team!

    Battle Differences in GBU

    GBU being a unique battling mode naturally brings about much variety. You will find yourself against a rain team one battle and an all-Dragon team the next. Accurate adjectives to describe GBU battling would be : quick, offensive, and surprising.

    GBU is mainly an offensive metagame. This is caused by the fact that, in most cases, you are limited to possessing using fewer than six Pokemon.

    In Singles, you won't be very successful if you decide to use the same strategies that are successful in Smogon OU. Entry hazards are seldom seen in any format due to the fact that, with the exception of Triples, there are usually fewer Pokemon available for use than normal, with the exception of Triples.

    Another characteristic aspect of battling on the Global Battle Union is that you must be aware of is that there are a plethora of surprises awaiting your arrival. This is an attribute which makes the metagame very enjoyable. Don't be shocked to find your opponent using Double Team on his Slugma or disregarding Sleep Clause. There are oodles of strategic surprises here that are fair game, which creates leads to a completely different set of tactics. You will find many interesting sets, some that are thoughtful effective and others that are not so much. Nothing feels more satisfying that seeing your own gimmick sweep a team clean.

    Conclusion

    GBU is still a metagame that hasn't been explored much. It is one of the most fun features of Wi-Fi in BW. You will find a great, unique experience battling in the various modes of the GBU. It is a refreshing change in battling, and you can carve out your own place in the rankings and be seen as a top player without any standards to follow. Battling in the GBU pits you against other players against whom you can hope to prove you are a Global Battle Champ!


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  10. BattleStar

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    Thanks Melvni!


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    <h2>Introduction</h2>
    
    <p>A major addition to cartridge competitive battling this generation is the Global Battle Union, which allows you to challenge players from around the world in a variety of battle styles. The battle modes available are Singles, Doubles, Triples, and Rotation. Singles will be the primary focus of this letter; a general overview of all of the other battle types will also be included (barring doubles). GBU metagames are very different from Smogon's; you will find a much larger variety of threats and playstyles. For this reason, GBU is a fun and nice change of pace from standard Smogon battling.</p>
    
    <h2>Ban List</h2>
    
    <p>GBU doesn't have any suspect votes, so these bans are here to stay.</p>
    
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    <tr>
    <th>Pokemon</th><th>Type</th><th>Abilities</th><th>HP</th><th>Atk</th><th>Def</th><th>SpA</th><th>SpD</th><th>Spe</th>
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    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/mewtwo">Mewtwo</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/unnerve"><em>Unnerve</em></a></td><td>106</td><td>110</td><td>90</td><td>154</td><td>90</td><td>130</td>
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    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/mew">Mew</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/synchronize">Synchronize</a></td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td>
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    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/lugia">Lugia</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a> / <a href="/bw/types/flying">Flying</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/multiscale"><em>Multiscale</em></a></td><td>106</td><td>90</td><td>130</td><td>90</td><td>154</td><td>110</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/ho-oh">Ho-Oh</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/fire">Fire</a> / <a href="/bw/types/flying">Flying</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/regenerator"><em>Regenerator</em></a></td><td>106</td><td>130</td><td>90</td><td>110</td><td>154</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/celebi">Celebi</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a> / <a href="/bw/types/grass">Grass</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/natural_cure">Natural Cure</a></td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/kyogre">Kyogre</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/water">Water</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/drizzle">Drizzle</a></td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>90</td><td>150</td><td>140</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/groudon">Groudon</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/ground">Ground</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/drought">Drought</a></td><td>100</td><td>150</td><td>140</td><td>100</td><td>90</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/rayquaza">Rayquaza</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a> / <a href="/bw/types/flying">Flying</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/air_lock">Air Lock</a></td><td>105</td><td>150</td><td>90</td><td>150</td><td>90</td><td>95</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/jirachi">Jirachi</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/steel">Steel</a> / <a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/serene_grace">Serence Grace</a></td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/deoxys">Deoxys</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a></td><td>50</td><td>150</td><td>50</td><td>150</td><td>50</td><td>150</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/deoxys-a">Deoxys-A</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a></td><td>50</td><td>180</td><td>20</td><td>180</td><td>20</td><td>150</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/deoxys-d">Deoxys-D</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a></td><td>50</td><td>70</td><td>160</td><td>70</td><td>160</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/deoxys-s">Deoxys-S</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a></td><td>50</td><td>95</td><td>90</td><td>95</td><td>90</td><td>180</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/chatot">Chatot</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/normal">Normal</a> / <a href="/bw/types/flying">Flying</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/keen_eye">Keen Eye</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/tangled_feet">Tangled Feet</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/big_pecks"><em>Big Pecks</em></a></td><td>76</td><td>65</td><td>45</td><td>92</td><td>42</td><td>91</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/dialga">Dialga</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/steel">Steel</a> / <a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/telepathy"><em>Telepathy</em></a></td><td>100</td><td>120</td><td>120</td><td>150</td><td>100</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/palkia">Palkia</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/water">Water</a> / <a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/telepathy"><em>Telepathy</em></a></td><td>90</td><td>120</td><td>100</td><td>150</td><td>120</td><td>100</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/giratina">Giratina</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/ghost">Ghost</a> / <a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/telepathy"><em>Telepathy</em></a></td><td>150</td><td>100</td><td>120</td><td>100</td><td>120</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/giratina-o">Giratina-O</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/ghost">Ghost</a> / <a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/levitate">Levitate</a> / <a href="/bw/abilities/levitate"><em>Levitate</em></a></td><td>150</td><td>120</td><td>100</td><td>120</td><td>100</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/phione">Phione</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/water">Water</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/hydration">Hydration</a></td><td>80</td><td>80</td><td>80</td><td>80</td><td>80</td><td>80</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/manaphy">Manaphy</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/water">Water</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/hydration">Hydration</a></td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/darkrai">Darkrai</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/dark">Dark</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/bad_dreams">Bad Dreams</a></td><td>70</td><td>90</td><td>90</td><td>135</td><td>90</td><td>125</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/shaymin">Shaymin</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/grass">Grass</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/natural_cure">Natural Cure</a></td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/shaymin-s">Shaymin-S</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/grass">Grass</a> / <a href="/bw/types/flying">Flying</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/serene_grace">Serene Grace</a></td><td>100</td><td>103</td><td>75</td><td>120</td><td>75</td><td>127</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/arceus">Arceus</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/normal">Normal</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/multitype">Multitype</a></td><td>120</td><td>120</td><td>120</td><td>120</td><td>120</td><td>120</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/victini">Victini</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a> / <a href="/bw/types/fire">Fire</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/victory_star">Victory Star</a></td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td><td>100</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/reshiram">Reshiram</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a> / <a href="/bw/types/fire">Fire</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/turboblaze">Turboblaze</a></td><td>100</td><td>120</td><td>100</td><td>150</td><td>120</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/zekrom">Zekrom</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a> / <a href="/bw/types/electric">Electric</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/teravolt">Teravolt</a></td><td>100</td><td>150</td><td>120</td><td>120</td><td>100</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/kyurem">Kyurem</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a> / <a href="/bw/types/ice">Ice</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/pressure">Pressure</a></td><td>125</td><td>130</td><td>90</td><td>130</td><td>90</td><td>95</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/kyurem-b">Kyurem-B</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a> / <a href="/bw/types/ice">Ice</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/teravolt">Teravolt</a></td><td>125</td><td>170</td><td>100</td><td>120</td><td>90</td><td>95</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/kyurem-w">Kyurem-W</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/dragon">Dragon</a> / <a href="/bw/types/ice">Ice</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/turboblaze">Turboblaze</a></td><td>125</td><td>120</td><td>90</td><td>170</td><td>100</td><td>95</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/meloetta">Meloetta</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/normal">Normal</a> / <a href="/bw/types/psychic">Psychic</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/serene_grace">Serence Grace</a></td><td>100</td><td>77</td><td>77</td><td>128</td><td>128</td><td>90</td>
    </tr>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/meloetta-p">Meloetta-P</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/normal">Normal</a> / <a href="/bw/types/fighting">Fighting</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/serence_grace">Serence Grace</a></td><td>100</td><td>128</td><td>90</td><td>77</td><td>77</td><td>128</td>
    <tr class="a">
    <td><a href="/bw/pokemon/genesect">Genesect</a></td><td><a href="/bw/types/bug">Bug</a> / <a href="/bw/types/steel">Steel</a></td><td><a href="/bw/abilities/download">Download</a></td><td>71</td><td>120</td><td>95</td><td>120</td><td>95</td><td>99</td>
    </tr>
    </tbody>
    </table>
    
    <h2>Set Conditions and Clauses</h2>
    
    <ul>
    <li>Number of Pokemon: You can bring up to six Pokemon with you. For the battle, however, you will pick three for singles, four for doubles and rotations, and six for Triples. Any remaining Pokemon will not be used. You must always bring the minimum number of Pokemon.</li>
    
    <li>Team Preview: Team Preview is always on. You get to see your opponent's team before you pick your Pokemon.</li>
    
    <li>Pokemon Level: All Pokemon above level 50 become level 50 for the duration of the fight. Pokemon below level 50 do not have their level adjusted.</li>
    
    <li>Species Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may be of the same species.</li>
    
    <li>Item Clause: No two Pokemon on your team may have the same item.</li>
    
    <li>Sky Drop Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Sky Drop.</li>
    
    <li>Soul Dew Clause: No Pokemon may hold Soul Dew.</li>
    
    <li>Dark Void Clause: No Pokemon may possess the move Dark Void.</li>
    </ul>
    
    <p>Remember these rules because they differ from the rules Smogon has set!</p>
    
    <ul>
    <li>Sleep Clause is not in effect. This means your opponent can put your entire team to sleep. You can use this to your advantage as well.</li>
    
    <li>OHKO Clause is not in effect, so moves like Sheer Cold and Horn Drill are legal.</li>
    
    <li>There are no ability bans. Pairs such as Swift Swim Kingdra with Drizzle Politoed are fair game!</li>
    
    <li>Evasion Clause is not in effect, which means that you can use Minimize and Double Team!</li>
    </ul>
    
    <h2>Battle Differences in GBU</h2>
    
    <p>GBU being a unique battling mode naturally brings about much variety. You will find yourself against a rain team one battle and an all-Dragon team the next. Accurate adjectives to describe GBU battling would be: quick, offensive, and surprising.</p>
    
    <p>GBU is mainly an offensive metagame. This is caused by the fact that, in most cases, you are limited to using fewer than six Pokemon.</p>
    
    <p>In Singles, you won't be very successful if you decide to use the same strategies that are successful in Smogon OU. Entry hazards are seldom seen in any format due to the fact that, with the exception of Triples, there are fewer Pokemon available for use than normal.</p>
    
    <p>Another aspect of the Global Battle Union is that you must be aware that there are a plethora of surprises awaiting your arrival. This is an attribute which makes the metagame very enjoyable. Don't be shocked to find your opponent using Double Team on his Slugma or disregarding Sleep Clause. There are oodles of strategic surprises here that are fair game, which leads to a completely different set of tactics. You will find many interesting sets, some that are effective and others that are not so much. Nothing feels more satisfying that seeing your own gimmick sweep a team clean.</p>
    
    <h2>Conclusion</h2>
    
    <p>GBU is still a metagame that hasn't been explored much. It is one of the most fun features of Wi-Fi in BW. You will find a great, unique experience battling in the various modes of the GBU. It is a refreshing change in battling, and you can carve out your own place in the rankings and be seen as a top player without any standards to follow. Battling in the GBU pits you against other players against whom you can hope to prove you are a Global Battle Champ!</p>
    
    I added a table for all of the banned Pokemon, which looks much better than just listing the Pokemon. I also fixed an issue with there being a space before a colon. This should be ready to go.
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