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The Highlander Tournament | Round One

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Birkal, Jul 16, 2013.

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  1. Birkal

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    Introduction:

    During All-Star week for Smogon Premier League 4, macle and I had an interesting battle. We decided to do a one on one battle between our team mascots: Scrafty vs. Toxicroak. What started as a joke battle turned into massive theorymon sessions that went on for hours. Dekzeh and the Smog Frogs spent a lot of time working out optimal spreads, and the environment was similar in the Team Raiders channel. The battle ended up being a lot of fun with a surprising amount of depth (http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou8892250). It was easily one of the most fun matches either of us had played, so I'm building a tournament around the same concept.

    Concept:

    The tournament is set up that you pick and post three Pokemon when you sign up for the tournament. You can only pick one of each individual Pokemon, but a different player can have the same Pokemon as you (e.g. you can't have two Alakazam, but someone else can pick Alakazam if you pick it too; also, you can only pick one forme for Pokemon like Rotom). Chosen Pokemon have to be Overused and under; no Ubers are allowed. Each round, every player picks one of their opponent's three Pokemon to battle that round. They PM that choice to me. Once both players have relayed the opposing Pokemon to face in PM, I will declare it in the thread. At that point, both players can start preparing for their match. Picking like this occurs through every round.

    Also, it'd be awesome if each player kept their designed sets for when they are eliminated. They shouldn't reveal anything about the nature of the battle, but moreso why they prepared that Pokemon in the manner they did for that specific threat. It's cool for onlookers to see the mental process behind this stuff. If you can reveal it in these threads without giving away any of the opponent's strategy, I'm sure our viewers would love to see the sets utilized.

    General Tournament Rules:
    • General tournament rules and regulations can be found stickied at the top of this forum.
    • Standard OU - 1 vs. 1
    • Generation V
    • Single Elimination
    • The banlists for this tournament are the same as for the ladders of the Smogon University server of Pokemon Online. You are absolutely not allowed to use any Pokemon in the Uber metagame.
    • Matches may either be conducted on Pokemon Showdown or Pokemon Online.
    • Post three Pokemon in this thread when you sign up for the tournament. They will remain as your only Pokemon throughout the entirety of the tournament.
    • Private Message user Birkal at the beginning of each round which of your opponent's Pokemon you'd like to battle.
    • Do not battle until both you and your opponent have their selection revealed in this thread.
    Battle Rules:
    • Evasion Clause​
    • OHKO Clause​
    • Sleep Clause​
    • Species Clause​
    • Timed Battle​
    • 1 vs. 1​
    • No moves that evoke the Self KO Clause. Destiny Bond, Explosion, Final Gambit, Perish Song, Selfdestruct, and other such moves are banned.​
    • No Johning whatsoever. I expect all matches to be done within the span of a week or less.
    • All matches will be best of one.

    All participants must Private Message me which of their opponent's Pokemon they choose to face. Your battle cannot start until I receive PMs from both participants. I will be updating this post with the selected Pokemon when I receive PMs from both battlers.



    Round 1 Time Table:


    All selections should be made within 96 hours (four days) of this post.
    All battles should be completed within 10 days of this post.
    Participants that go over these limits risk being substituted out.



    Round 1 Pairings:

    XxP0RP01S3M4ST3RxX vs Terraquaza
    Jirachi Keldeo-R Garchomp | Garchomp Breloom Jirachi

    BlankZero vs umbrepic
    Tyranitar Breloom Heatran | Gyarados Jolteon Politoed

    D4RR3N vs Jayde
    Togekiss Celebi Politoed | Jirachi Smeargle Garchomp

    Fusxfaranto vs Shayhok
    Garchomp Mew Jirachi | Mew Smeargle Ditto

    Steven Snype vs Asek
    Alakazam Heatran Sableye | Ditto Kingdra Lucario

    The DragonKnight vs Brap
    Dragonite Azelf Togekiss | Gengar Terrakion Jirachi

    .Robert vs IronStorm
    Jirachi Mamoswine Kyurem-B | Latios Magnezone Metagross

    dragonuser vs Level 51
    Kyurem-B Dragonite Jirachi | Abomasnow Breloom Hariyama

    Mylo Xyloto vs LonelyNess
    Dragonite Jirachi Latios | Mew Jirachi Dragonite

    Maxou vs 199 Lives
    Dragonite Moltres Jirachi | Mew Clefable Kyurem

    apologies vs Morpheus
    Dragonite Latios Garchomp | Hydeigon Mew Garchomp

    christos21 vs Zukai
    Durant Breloom Dragonite | Terrakion Dragonite Salamence

    Zaos vs FireMage
    Darmanitan Gengar Keldeo-R | Volcarona Jirachi Chansey

    Dcae vs kokoloko
    Mamoswine Jirachi Mew | Mew Mamoswine Garchomp

    Alice vs Hantsuki
    Dragonite Infernape Jirachi | Jirachi Mamoswine Arcanine

    aerialace TM40 vs Fantasy
    Jirachi Terrakion Gengar | Dragonite Mamoswine Conkeldurr

    Corkscrew vs DTC
    Garchomp Mamoswine Latias | Gardevoir Charizard Samurott

    Joeyboy vs Houndoomsday
    Cloyster Dragonite Sableye | Mew Jirachi Dragonite

    Velits vs M Dragon
    Meloetta Honchkrow Jirachi | Mew Sableye Blissey

    BKC vs DarkLoïc
    Mew Celebi Jirachi | Jirachi Landorus-I Terrakion

    Jorgen vs Lawrence III
    Snorlax Zapdos Suicune | Empoleon Staraptor Galvantula

    reachzero vs Chisposo
    Jirachi Mew Dragonite | Shedinja Breloom Terrakion

    giara vs Nglittleguy
    Abomasnow Zapdos Salamence | Cottonee Jirachi Garchomp

    King vs Treecko
    Tornadus Reuniclus Chandelure | Whimsicott Liepard Sableye

    Pwnemon vs kingmitus
    Conkeldurr Scrafty Machamp | Jirachi Dragonite Scizor

    FLCL vs ModestGarchomp
    Garchomp Cloyster Jirachi | Tyranitar Jirachi Liepard

    complete legitimacy vs ThePillsburyDoughBoy
    Dragonite Garchomp Terrakion| Tyranitar Gengar Gastrodon

    The Wolf vs Lunatic Lies
    Victini Dragonite Smeargle | Volcarona Mew Dragonite

    Lavos Spawn vs Sayonara
    Raikou Entei Suicune | Jirachi Dragonite Breloom

    Instynct vs Drako
    Azelf Latios Dragonite | Mamoswine Dragonite Gastrodon

    Meloetta<3 vs Anno nyme
    Togekiss Ludicolo Machamp | Terrakion Reuniclus Aerodactyl

    The Great Mighty Doom vs Brammi
    Sableye Jirachi Dragonite | Blissey Zapdos Machamp

    Vinc2612 vs Subject 18
    Garchomp Magnezone Mew | Kyurem-B Whimsicott Mamoswine

    Eagle4 vs McMeghan
    Dragonite Breloom Cottonee | Tyranitar Mamoswine Mew

    Rockhp31 vs Hyperbeem
    Lucario Landorus-I Dragonite | Haxorus Garchomp Dragonite

    Tagliatelle21 vs Arcticblast
    Hariyama Lucario Dragonite | Volcarona Liepard Jirachi

    majaspic22 vs NidokingKing
    Lucario Dragonite Scizor | Nidoking Cloyster Mew

    rairyan vs Sapientia
    Dragonite Landorus Jirachi | Slowbro Charizard Dragonite

    Raseri vs Frochtejohgurt
    Celebi Jirachi Victini | Jirachi Tyranitar Blissey

    AnemosSpei vs Leftiez
    Keldeo Volcarona Garchomp | Shedinja Mew Blissey

    MadBull vs The Unlucky one
    Snorlax Scrafty Lucario | Keldeo Landorus Tyranitar

    Dogfish44 vs Nova
    Mismagius Mew Metagross | Mew Ditto Jirachi

    Boudouche vs code-e
    Jellicent Machamp Dragonite | Charizard Vaporeon Kangaskahn

    fitzy72 vs tml
    Mamoswine Mew Metagross | Terrakion Tyranitar Hydreigon

    Vertex vs -Manu-
    Terrakion Cloyster Keldeo-R | Salamence Victini Kingdra

    CBTerrakion vs shartruce2
    Garchomp Keldeo Scizor | Abomasnow Cloyster Infernape

    Qwilphish vs Feranfell
    Honchkrow Floatzel Mienshao | Wingull Slowpoke Maractus

    Myzozoa vs DC.
    Mew Latias Dragonite | Dragonite Reuniclus Scizor

    Biosci vs SubwayJ
    Heracross Landorus-T Tornadus | Nidoking Lucario Mew

    B-Lulz vs Lady Salamence
    Keldeo Gengar Latios | Breloom Salamence Terrakion

    Metal Sonic vs AceHardlight
    Mienshao Conkeldurr Infernape | Scizor Suicune Zapdos

    Ditto vs Euler
    Bronzong Latios Infernape | Alakazam Weavile Sceptile

    Nelson vs Double01
    Breloom Gengar Infernape | Abomasnow Mew Garchomp

    Kelsey vs CrashinBoomBang
    Jirachi Infernape Dragonite | Garchomp Scizor Tyranitar

    ~GreenCore vs Eo Ut Mortus
    Dragonite Jirachi Landorus-T | Mamoswine Cloyster Jirachi

    sandshrewz vs Cristal
    Arcanine Zapdos Metagross | Suicune Arcanine Abomasnow

    Marshall.Law vs Mew
    Shedinja Jirachi Kyurem-B | Latias Zapdos Swampert

    Frizy vs Asator
    Jirachi Landorus-I Tyranitar | Conkeldurr Celebi Scolipede

    Jets vs SoulWind
    Whimsicott Mew Jirachi | Mew Jirachi Zapdos

    Laurel vs Stone_Cold
    Mew Cloyster Dragonite | Gengar Garchomp Yanmega

    Fuzznip vs The Kyle
    Mew Gengar Infernape | Breloom Chandelure Tyranitar

    PK Gaming vs TheFourthChaser
    Dragonite Alakazam Gengar | Mew Jirachi Kyurem-B

    Kirigakure vs Kojes
    Togekiss Kyurem-B Infernape | Latios Jellicent Scizor

    Furai vs Dice
    Tyranitar Mamoswine Mew | Keldeo Jirachi Landorus


    Substitutes:

    Chieliee
    Dragonite Breloom Alakazam
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
  2. Furai

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    PMed my pick and PMed bri on IRC
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    Dragonite/Breloom/Alakazam
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    I did receive a few questions about Landorus and Landorus-T. They were both unbanned at the start of this tournament; they'll both be allowed throughout its duration.

    A few pairings have already sent in their mons! When both players send them in, your chosen Pokemon will be listed in blue.
  5. Biosci

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    In contact, gonna probably get this done Thursday
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    my landorus was too well trained for furry

    gg
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    Contacted Marshall.law and sent in my choice of his Pokemon. Let's see what I'll have to bring :p.
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    pmed pick and vmed rairyan
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    PMed my pick, and contacted my opponent
  18. Birkal

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    The OP is up to date with all the battles that are currently available; I'll do the next batch tomorrow. Keep sending 'em in!
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    my team had tyranitar, not scizor
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    Some clarification, please. When you say Sleep Clause, is that a modified Sleep Clause relevant to these 1-v-1 battles (i.e., no sleep moves allowed, period)?
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    PMed with my choice and me and arcticblast should be able to battle easily since we both use IRC
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