The OFFICIAL ASB Singles Tournament #1 Thread

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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).

RECOVERIES: Two Recovers per Pokemon | Five Chills per Pokemon
ABILITIES: All Abilities

RECOVERIES: Two Recovers per Pokemon | Five Chills per Pokemon
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

Engineer Pikachu

Good morning, you bastards!
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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

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.

-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$FP v DarkSlay
7. Spenstar v iiMKUltra
8. smashlloyd20 v danmantincan
9. Dummy007 v AlphaJolt
10. Engineer Pikachu v Terrador14
11. Flamestrike v Its_A_Random
12. Galladiator v -Charmander-
AlphaJolt: Dragonair and Scyther
Terrador14: Starmie and Dragonite
Solstice: Kitsunoh and Volcarona
DarkSlay: Gengar and Conkeldurr
GoldenKnight: Kitsunoh and Cyclohm
Its_A_Random: Gastrodon and Gliscor
Engineer Pikachu: Syclant and Stratagem
Tortferngatr: Krilowatt and Syclant
iiMKUltra: Emboar and Rotom-F
-Charmander-: Cyclohm and Syclant
C$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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Flora will ref match 1.
Flamestrike will ref match 2.
Engineer Pikachu will ref match 3.
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?
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.
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.
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 : )
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(
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!
Arcanite said:
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.
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.


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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.
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.
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