Hi. This is the first time I'm posting in this (kinda dead) forum. I just wanted to bring up something that's been bothering me for a while now. I'm no good at writing big long paragraphs about serious matters, so I'll just throw it out now so that you know what I'm getting on at: I would like to abolish the fact that Pokemon of the same species but of different formes cannot be on the same team. This is what I mean: Kyurem-W and Kyurem-B can be on the same team; Shaymin and Shaymin-S can be on the same team; Giratina and Giratina-O can be on the same team; Deoxys and Deoxys-A/D/S can be on the same team, etc. However, I'm talking about FORMES, not FORMS. In my opinion, two Pokemon of the same species but with a different stat layout should be allowed on the same team. This means no multiple Sawsbuck, Rotom (more on this guy later), or Arceus forms, as seeing as they all have the same stats, they are essentially carbon copies of the same Pokemon, and thus truly violate the species clause, as you could just use all 4 forms of Sawsbuck to batter down counters to it and eventually sweep. Rotom however is a difficult case. Following my previous logic, it goes without saying that I think Rotom and Rotom-A should be allowed on the same team, as not only do they have different stats, they have different typing. I'm unsure however as to my own ideas on whether or not Rotom-A's alternate forms should be allowed on the same team. While they do have the same stats, they have different typing themselves, and obviously they all have thier signature moves, which might distinguish them enough. However, they're still very similar to one another by virtue of role on a team, so I'd be interested to see what kind of discussion may come out of this. As you can see from my previous examples, this policy of mine would above all affect the Ubers metagame. The ability to use a combination of alternate Deoxys or both massively powerful Kyurems, or the sheer bulk of the Giratina formes may turn the metagame upside down: I do not know. Therefore I suggest that we could establish a kind of tournament (along the lines of jrrrrrrr's DW Darkrai inclusion tournament, which I thought was a brilliant idea) and see what kind of effects my proposition would have. It all boils down to this: in my book, Pokemon with different stats are different Pokemon, and thus I don't see why it's blocked by the species clause. For the sake of discussion, we could consider Latias and Latios to be alternate formes of one another, or the Hitmons. These guys all have nigh identical movepools and very, very similar stats; they could well be formes. But they're hardly broken when used on the same team together. What do you think?