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The OFFICIAL ASB Singles Tournament #1 Thread

Discussion in 'Tournament Arena' started by DarkSlay, May 24, 2011.

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  1. DarkSlay

    DarkSlay Guess who's back? Na na na! *breakdances*
    is a CAP Contributor Alumnus

    Aug 12, 2009
    Welcome, ASB trainers, to the first ever ASB Singles Tournament! Ever wanted to prove that you're the best Pokemon trainer on the ASB block? This tournament is the first of many that will give you the opportunity to play against the best trainer in the league, and climb your way to the spot of Tournament Champion! Who will be the first to reach this pinnacle?

    Each participant must bring four Pokemon with them into the tournament. There is no restriction as to what Pokemon you can bring in (including both pre-evolved and fully evolved Pokemon). A trainer's team will always be visible during the course of the tournament, and a trainer must choose his Pokemon from the pool of four he/she has submitted. The Pokemon submitted to the referee (through either myself or Engineer) will be put on display when the battle thread is created. Turn order will be decided on a coin flip by the referee so that there is an even shot at turn order advantages. There are 48 spots in this tournament, which means that we will be doing this tournament round robin style (48-24-12-6-3 with the finals being a rotation-based system).

    BATTLE TYPE: Singles
    RECOVERIES: Two Recovers per Pokemon | Five Chills per Pokemon
    SWITCH: Switch=KO
    ITEMS: Items OFF
    ABILITIES: All Abilities

    BATTLE TYPE: Singles
    RECOVERIES: Two Recovers per Pokemon | Five Chills per Pokemon
    SWITCH: Switch=KO
    ITEMS: Items OFF
    ABILITIES: All Abilities

    The ASB Tournament Arena

    Surrounded by thousands of screaming Pokemon fans, the ASB Arena can be best described as a standard Pokemon battling arena. In the center of the arena lies a dirt-based floor outlined to show two separate sides (with a white Pokeball center). Surrounding the dirt is a moat filled with water. The moat is about fifteen feet wide and creates a perimeter around the dirt arena. The arena itself is eighty feet wide, one hundred feet long. All moves, weathers, and abilities are legal for the match, since it's an outdoor arena with a large water source and packed dirt. Pokemon must stay in the arena (or the dimensions of the arena in the case of Flying Pokemon, who cannot leave the arena and cannot fly higher than sixty feet). This prevents Pokemon from injuring the crowd watching the tournament. There are no outside interruptions by fans, Pokemon, or other elements not associated with the current battle.


    Battles do not have a specified deadline to post actions, but we're looking for actions at least once every 48 hours. Battles should last around 10-14 days at maximum. No penalty will be given for battles lasting longer than 14 days if the participants post at least once in the 24' hour time span. A player who does not post in the time span will be disqualified and will lose the round. Battle extensions will not be given out. No exceptions. If a battle goes over the 14 day mark, each member of the battle (including the referee) will be placed on sudden death mode, meaning they have 24 hours to make their move.

    There is no arguing with the referee over the results of move interpretation. The only permitted arguments that can be brought forth are calculation corrections and referee mistakes (ie: forgetting a certain effect of a move). If you feel that the referee has been making too many mistakes or question the referee's motives, contact a tournament official such as DarkSlay, smashlloyd20, or Engineer and we will look into the matter.

    All current ASB rules must be adhered to, including proper battle formatting and presentation. Combo moves are permitted and are up to the referee for interpretation, although a player may imply a desired effect so that the referee may understand the battler's thought process.


    You may be wondering what the prize is for completing the tournament. Since the ASB Tourney is an event of great prestige, it is only fair that the prizes are grand as well! So, here are the possible prizes one may win:

    FIRST PRIZE: The winner of the tournament will be offered one of three legendary Pokemon to add to their team: Raikou, Entei, or Suicune. These Pokemon will come with their learned movepool up until Level 25, three pre-determined BW TM's, and their non-ExtremeSpeed Event Moves as well as a pre-determined nature. These Pokemon are available for use in regular battles, but will be ineligible for future tournaments (unless specified) and gym challenges (this includes use for gym leaders as well).

    SECOND PRIZE: The runner up will receive five Tourney Counters, which can be used as universal counters for any of the runner up's Pokemon and TC count.

    THIRD PRIZE: The winner of the third place battle will receive three Tourney Counters.

    Along with these prizes, players will receive the regular rewards of ASB battles in the tournament. That means 1 EC, 2 MC, and 1 DC when a Pokemon is used in battle, and 1 KO Counter per knock out. These tokens can be spent in the specially made ASB Tournament Approval Thread. Moves and abilities gained during the tournament must be claimed in this thread. You can only use new moves and abilities in the tournament. You cannot use these new moves outside in separate battles.


    Rotom is allowed to change into ONE appliance, and can switch back and forth between that appliance and regular Rotom. Rotom must start out in the original form when the battle starts, and must take an action to switch back and forth from either form. You are only allowed to bring one appliance with you for this tournament.

    1: smashlloyd20
    2: -Charmander-
    3: Rolf
    4: Leethoof
    5: Galladiator
    6: DarkSlay
    7: SevenDeadlySins
    8: Tortferngatr
    9: Terrador14
    10: danmantincan
    11: LupusAter
    12: Temperantia
    13: HD
    14: Fire Blast
    15: GoldenKnight
    16: jas61292
    17: Rediamond
    18: Darkamber8828
    19: rickheg
    20: Athenodoros
    21: Solstice
    22: Kaxtar
    23: Doran Dragon
    24: Dummy007
    25: Spenstar
    26: C$FP
    27: IceBug
    28: Flamestrike
    29: Deck Knight
    30: AlphaJolt
    31: dragonboy52
    32: rewindman
    33: shadowbone66
    34: TravelLog
    35: Venser
    36: porygon3
    37: Its_A_Random
    38: iiMKUltra
    39: elDino
    40: Nightmare jigglypuff
    41: Arcanite
    42: Dogfish44
    43: Lady Salamence
    44: Glacier Knight
    45: Son_Of_Shadoo
    46: Engineer Pikachu
    47: Zarator
    48: Destiny_Warrior
    49. Blue_Tornado
    50. Pippy

    Tournament Navigation:

    Prize Claim Thread
    Predictions Thread
  2. Engineer Pikachu

    Engineer Pikachu Good morning, you bastards!
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    May 23, 2009
    1. Destiny_Warrior vs Rediamond
    2. Zarator vs Kaxtar
    3. Galladiator vs Doran Dragon
    4. iiMKUltra vs Leethoof
    5. Its_A_Random vs Lady Salamence
    6. Venser vs LupusAter
    7. Son_Of_Shadoo vs Spenstar
    8. danmantincan vs shadowbone66
    9. elDino vs Tortferngatr
    10. -Charmander- vs Dogfish44
    11. Dummy007 vs Athenodoros
    12. rickheg vs Solstice
    13. HD vs Terrador14
    14. Engineer Pikachu vs rewindman
    15. Arcanite vs Temperantia
    16. GoldenKnight vs Fire Blast
    17. smashlloyd20 vs jas61292
    18. Rolf vs dragonboy52
    19. Nightmare jigglypuff vs Deck Knight
    20. IceBug vs C$FP
    21. Darkamber8828 vs SevenDeadlySins
    22. porygon3 vs Flamestrike
    23. TravelLog vs DarkSlay
    24. AlphaJolt vs Glacier Knight

    Ref Assignments (open)

    Athenodoros will be reffing matches 3 and 23.
    danmantincan will be reffing matches 4 and 6.
    Darkamber8828 will be reffing matches 5 and 19.
    DarkSlay will be reffing matches 11 and 13.
    Destiny Warrior will be reffing match 9 and 14.
    Engineer Pikachu will be reffing matches 17 and 22.
    Flora will be reffing matches 2 and 21.
    Limewire will be reffing matches 8 and 15.
    Rising_Dusk will be reffing matches 1 and 16.
    smashlloyd20 will be reffing matches 12 and 7.
    Terrador14 will be reffing match 18 and 20.
    zarator will be reffing matches 10 and 24.

    Pokemon (open)

    -Charmander- - Cyclohm and Vigoroth
    AlphaJolt - Scyther and Growlithe
    Arcanite - Vanillish and Staryu
    Athenodoros - Swampert and Starmie
    C$FP - Marshtomp and Magneton
    danmantincan - Pyroak and Dragonite
    Darkamber8828 - Heracross and Rampardos
    DarkSlay - Conkeldurr and Gengar
    Deck Knight - Gastrodon and Grotle
    Destiny_Warrior - Blaziken and Cyclohm
    Dogfish44 - Archeops and Manectric
    Doran Dragon - Steelix and Bayleef
    dragonboy52 - Porygon and Gabite
    Dummy007 - Colossoil and Whimsicott
    elDino - Garchomp and Lucario
    Engineer Pikachu - Kitsunoh and Dragonite
    Fire Blast - Shelgon and Embirch
    Flamestrike - Carracosta and Cyclohm
    Galladiator - Gallade and Jolteon
    Glacier Knight - Swinub and Pansear
    GoldenKnight - Kitsunoh and Dragonite
    HD - Colossoil and Galvantula
    IceBug - Vanillish and Sigilyph
    iiMKUltra - Emboar and Rotom (F)
    Its_A_Random - Gliscor and Gastrodon
    jas61292 - Ducklett and Porygon
    Kaxtar - Hydreigon and Togekiss
    Lady Salamence - Machop and Tepig
    Leethoof - Toxicroak and Castform
    LupusAter - Tyranitar and Serperior
    Nightmare jigglypuff - Shuckle and Arghonaut
    porygon3 - Galvantula and Tangrowth
    Rediamond - Ninetales and Gengar
    rewindman - Espeon and Volcarona
    rickheg - Whimsicott and Arcanine
    Rolf - Togekiss and Cinccino
    SevenDeadlySins - Aggron and Breloom
    shadowbone66 - Marowak and Durant
    smashlloyd20 - Machamp and Bronzong
    Solstice - Breloom and Sigilyph
    Son_of_Shadoo - Nidoqueen and Lickilicky
    Spenstar - Revenankh and Starmie
    Temperantia - Honchkrow and Toxicroak
    Terrador14 - Mienshao and Dragonite
    Tortferngatr - Syclant and Krilowatt
    TravelLog - Breezi and Privatyke
    Venser - Cyclohm and Breloom
    zarator - Kitsunoh and Hydreigon

    Note that everybody who did not send me a PM had their Pokemon randomized (not going to name names).

    Good luck to all participants.

    NOTE: If you are on the left side of the "vs", you send out your Pokemon first and issue actions last. Ignore that and go with the OP. Thanks!

    Round Two.
    1. Solstice v Rolf
    2. Darkamber8828 v GoldenKnight
    3. Tortferngatr v Temperantia
    4. Deck Knight v Destiny Warrior
    5. Kaxtar v Venser
    6. C$FP v DarkSlay
    7. Spenstar v iiMKUltra
    8. smashlloyd20 v danmantincan
    9. Dummy007 v AlphaJolt
    10. Engineer Pikachu v Terrador14
    11. Flamestrike v Its_A_Random
    12. Galladiator v -Charmander-
    Pokemon (open)

    AlphaJolt: Dragonair and Scyther
    Terrador14: Starmie and Dragonite
    Solstice: Kitsunoh and Volcarona
    DarkSlay: Gengar and Conkeldurr
    GoldenKnight: Kitsunoh and Cyclohm
    Its_A_Random: Gastrodon and Gliscor
    Engineer Pikachu: Syclant and Stratagem
    Tortferngatr: Krilowatt and Syclant
    iiMKUltra: Emboar and Rotom-F
    -Charmander-: Cyclohm and Syclant
    C$FP: Marshtomp and Magneton
    danmantincan: Dragonite and Pyroak
    Dummy007: Volcarona and Salamence
    smashlloyd20: Machamp and Aerodactyl
    Deck Knight: Beedrill and Steelix
    Flamestrike: Golurk and Cyclohm
    Spenstar: Stunfisk and Revenankh
    Destiny Warrior: Cyclohm and Mismagius
    Galladiator: Gallade and Jolteon
    Kaxtar: Lucario and Togekiss
    Temperantia: Honchkrow and Froslass
    Venser: Darmanitan and Breloom
    Rolf: Togekiss and Cinccino
    Darkamber8828: Heracross and Rampardos

    Ref Assignments (open)
    Athenodoros will be reffing match 1.
    danmantincan will be reffing match 2.
    Flamestrike will be reffing match 3.
    DarkSlay will be reffing match 4.
    Destiny Warrior will be reffing match 5.
    Engineer Pikachu will be reffing match 6.
    Flora will be reffing match 7.
    Limewire will be reffing matches 8.
    Rising_Dusk will be reffing match 9.
    Tortferngatr will be reffing match 10.
    Terrador14 will be reffing match 11.
    zarator will be reffing match 12.

    Round Three

    1 Deck Knight v Galladiator
    2 Flamestrike v danmantincan
    3 Solstice v Engineer Pikachu
    4 Tortferngatr v Kaxtar
    5 DarkSlay v GoldenKnight
    6 iiMKUltra gets a bye!

    Pokemon (open)

    Solstice: Sigilyph and Volcarona
    GoldenKnight: Kitsunoh and Cyclohm
    Tortferngatr: Krilowatt and Syclant
    Deck Knight: Steelix and Grotle
    Kaxtar: Togekiss and Hydreigon
    DarkSlay: Gengar and Conkeldurr
    iiMKUltra: Emboar and Rotom-F
    danmantincan: Dragonite and Lucario
    Engineer Pikachu: Kitsunoh and Dragonite
    Flamestrike: Golurk and Cyclohm
    Galladiator: Gallade and Croconaw

    Ref Assignments (PM me if you can't ref) (open)
    danmantincan will ref Match 1.
    Tortferngatr will ref Match 2.
    Flamestrike will ref Match 3.
    Flora will ref Match 4.
    Rising_Dusk will ref Match 5.

    It should be noted that reffing the tourney match should be your first priority.
    Round Four

    Tortferngatr v danmantincan
    2 iiMKUltra v GoldenKnight
    3 Engineer Pikachu v Deck Knight

    Pokemon (open)

    GoldenKnight: Cyclohm and Milotic
    Tortferngatr: Krilowatt and Syclant
    Deck Knight: Steelix and Gastrodon
    iiMKUltra: Emboar and Kitsunoh
    danmantincan: Dragonite and Pyroak
    Engineer Pikachu: Kitsunoh and Dragonite

    Ref Assignments (PM me if you can't referee) (open)

    Flora will referee Match 1
    Flamestrike will referee Match 2
    danmantincan will referee Match 3

    Round Five

    1. danmantincan v Deck Knight
    2. Deck Knight v iiMKUltra
    3. iiMKUltra v danmantincan

    Pokemon (open)

    danmantincan: Pyroak, Darmanitan, Dragonite
    Deck Knight: Beedrill, Steelix, Gastrodon
    iiMKUltra: Rotom-F, Emboar, Kitsunoh

    Ref Assignments (open)

    Flora will ref match 1.
    Flamestrike will ref match 2.
    Engineer Pikachu will ref match 3.
  3. Venser


    Jun 9, 2010
    welllllll fuuuuuuck.
  4. LupusAter


    Apr 19, 2009
    agreeing with Venser
  5. Son_of_Shadoo


    Apr 13, 2009
    Also agreeing with Venser...
  6. shadowbone66

    shadowbone66 Banned deucer.

    Aug 31, 2009
    Agreeing with all three of you. Dan is gonna SLAUGHTER me. XD
  7. Nightmare Jigglypuff

    Nightmare Jigglypuff

    Sep 3, 2010
    I'm not really up against Deck Knight, right?

    *Double checks*

    Why do you people do this to me?
  8. Blue_Tornado


    Apr 14, 2009
    well noone are more fucked than i am

  9. Pallas Athena

    Pallas Athena formerly Rediamond

    Aug 9, 2010
    Agreeing with all of the above. Kaxtar vs Zarator is definately the match of the round, although I look forwards to a legitimate test of my abilities.
  10. Arcanite


    Jun 21, 2010
    1) The post saying to PM you teams was posted at Half one in the morning*.
    2) The rounds were posted at 20 past 5 in the morning*
    3) I was asleep like a normal person.

    Why do i not get to choose my Pokemon?!?!?!?

    *(British Summer Time, UK)

    On another note, does this battle count as one of our three simultaneous battles?
  11. Son_of_Shadoo


    Apr 13, 2009
    While it's on my mind, do we still get our normal prizes for these battles?

    EDIT: I should've double checked the OP before posting that. Derp.

    Well, maybe Spenstar won't be so ba- OH GOD STARMIE FUCKING HELL.

    Er... What else has he go- OH GOD REVENANKH DAMN IT TO HELL.
  12. Blue_Tornado


    Apr 14, 2009
    seconding arcanite, although i didn't get it anyway. half one for you is half three for me, js.
  13. Spenstar


    May 6, 2010
    xDDDDD I am doing everything I can to keep myself from laughing legit out loud and getting kicked out of the school library... It's also ironic because I saw your team and began to get worried about you as well. This is actually my first battle against 2 fully evolved Pokemon, and Nidoqueen and Likilicky look scary.

    I look forward to battling you, as I have heard great things about you. Good luck my friend, and may the best trainer win : )
  14. Son_of_Shadoo


    Apr 13, 2009
    ... I'd like to know exactly who the hell's been talking about me of all people.

    But yes, may the best of us all win.
  15. Spenstar


    May 6, 2010
    Well, I was on the IRC channel and I found out I was battling you, so I mentioned that on the IRC, and since you were brought up it was fitting that the people who knew you better talked about you a little bit x)

    edit: a paranoia-inducing side effect of the predictions thread is that people are betting on my match, predicting who will win, and I have no clue what they're saying. And a part of me desperately wants to know whether the community supports me or thinks I'm a first-round-goner x(
  16. smashlloyd20


    Aug 7, 2010
    Well, looks like I got the only 'easy' match...
  17. Spenstar


    May 6, 2010
    what do you mean, the easy match? o.O
  18. Venser


    Jun 9, 2010
    he's facing unevolved pokemon iirc.
  19. Spenstar


    May 6, 2010
    So is DarkSlay, methinks. And, whoops, I thought he meant reffing instead of battling cuz he's my ref ._.
  20. TravelLog


    Mar 11, 2011
    yeah, I'm up against DarkSlay...*quite sob*... I should still be able to get at least one KO on his pokes though, so some consolation. DAMN HIS LIGHTNING FAST GENGAR!
  21. Rising_Dusk

    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Programmer Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Dec 27, 2009
    I agree that this was asinine. There was not even 24 hours minimum for people to react. I think this is very unfair for many of the participants, and quite frankly I'm appalled that anyone running the tournament thought it was ever a good idea.
  22. Dogfish44

    Dogfish44 ^_^
    is a Forum Moderator

    Jan 1, 2009
    Ummm.... I got a PM regarding this May 23rd. I am british, yet I sent my team in perfectly fine at 8 AM GMT. I don't see the issue, there was plenty of time for GMT.
  23. Spenstar


    May 6, 2010
    Same. I got a PM and responded with my mons as soon as I edited my team in.
  24. Rising_Dusk

    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Programmer Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Dec 27, 2009
    Between the post telling participants to do it and the beginning of the tournament (OP of this thread), there was not 24 hours (closer to 13). There should have been a full day's time between those two events, regardless of what PMs were sent out.
  25. Arcanite


    Jun 21, 2010
    I just found the PM. :-( still 30 hours won't be enough for some....
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