Signups / Round 1 / Round 2 / Round 3 / Round 4 / Quarterfinals / Semifinals If you haven't heard, we've decided to revise Smogon's tiering system. Everyone knows that the OU council is run by people who don't actually play, and suspect tests are just ban-happy bandwagoning fools who don't appreciate what Blaziken and Shaymin-S contribute to the metagame. Our new system will be a democracy: everyone will have a say. The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament Rules: Standard OU rules apply - No Ubers - Evasion Clause - OHKO Clause - Sleep Clause - Species Clause - Drizzle + Swift Swim Clause - Moody Clause - Wifi Battle - Timed Battle This is a BW2 Tournament. Battles are to be played by default on Showdown, but can be played on PO if both people agree. Sign-up Instructions (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Sign-up Instructions (open) Sign-up Instructions (close) In your sign-up post, include exactly two Pokemon, moves, or items you wish to ban. Please use the following format: ---- You can ban two Pokemon (Hippowdon and Flaaffy) You can ban two moves (Lava Plume and Flare Blitz) You can ban two items (Fist Plate and Magnet) You can ban a Pokemon and a move (Reuniclus and Icy Wind) You can ban a Pokemon and an item (Dragonite and Leftovers) You can ban a move and an item (Hyper Beam and Life Orb) If you ban the original Pokemon, it will NOT ban any alternate formes. You CANNOT ban combinations (U-turn + Earth Power, Stone Edge + Close Combat on Terrakion) You CANNOT ban parts of Pokemon (Speed Boost on Sharpedo, Magic Mirror Xatu) You CANNOT ban strategies (Dragon Spam, VoltTurn) You CANNOT ban abilities (Sheer Force, Flash Fire) You CANNOT ban users (Bloo, Stone_Cold) You may not ban the same thing twice (yourself). That's just pointless, and I will not count your sign-up post if you do so. If you really don't want to ban anything else, ban Magikarp. Whatever you ban will remain banned for EVERYONE in the tournament--that is, until you lose. If you lose in this tournament, you will be deemed unqualified to act as a tiering leader and will be assassinated by Smogon administrators in the middle of the night. Your bans will be revoked at the beginning of the tournament's next round. You may ban something even if other people have already banned it. Bans enacted by multiple people will remain in effect until all people with the same ban are eliminated. You cannot change your bans! Nobody likes a flipflop tiering leader. Substitutes' bans will not take effect. Substitutes will adopt the bans of the players whose positions they take. --- I have included the banlists both in the form of a spreadsheet and in hide tags below. I have also included a list of available OU Pokemon. Make sure to review these lists carefully! Spreadsheet Banned Pokemon (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Banned Pokemon (open) Banned Pokemon (close) OU Dragonite Tentacruel Banned Moves (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Banned Moves (open) Banned Moves (close) Spikes Stealth Rock Available OU Pokemon (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Available OU Pokemon (open) Available OU Pokemon (close) Abomasnow Alakazam Blissey Breloom Celebi Chansey Cloyster Conkeldurr Deoxys-D Ferrothorn Gliscor Donphan Dugtrio Espeon Forretress Gastrodon Gengar Gyarados Heatran Hippowdon Hydreigon Infernape Jellicent Jirachi Jolteon Keldeo Landorus Latias Latios Lucario Magnezone Mamoswine Metagross Mew Ninetales Politoed Reuniclus Rotom-W Salamence Scizor Skarmory Starmie Terrakion Thundurus-T Tornadus Tornadus-T Toxicroak Tyranitar Vaporeon Venusaur Virizion Volcarona Unbanned (red indicates newly available) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Unbanned (red indicates newly available) (open) Unbanned (red indicates newly available) (close) Pokemon Abomasnow Amoonguss Blissey Breloom Chansey Conkeldurr Deoxys-D Durant Ferrothorn Gliscor Haxorus Heatran Hippopotas Hippowdon Hydreigon Jirachi Keldeo Kingdra Kyurem Landorus-T Latias Latios Magnezone Mamoswine Munchlax Ninetales Pikachu Politoed Reuniclus Salamence Scizor Scrafty Skarmory Slowbro Snorlax Snover Terrakion Thundurus-T Tornadus-T Tyranitar Volcarona Vulpix Wobbuffet Moves Baton Pass Brave Bird Bulk Up Calm Mind Charge Beam Close Combat Draco Meteor Dragon Claw Dragon Dance Dragon Pulse Earthquake Focus Blast Giga Drain Hidden Power Hurricane Iron Head Light Screen Outrage Protect Pursuit Quiver Dance Rain Dance Rapid Spin Recover Reflect Roost Sandstorm Scald Shell Smash Softboiled Spore Stone Edge Substitute Sunny Day Superpower Swords Dance Tailwind Thunder Wave Toxic Toxic Spikes U-turn Volt Switch Will-O-Wisp Items Bridge Mail D Choice Band Choice Specs Choice Scarf Eviolite Flame Orb Focus Sash Iron Ball Lagging Tail Leaf Stone Leftovers Life Orb Muscle Band Rocky Helmet Wise Glasses Notable bans (does not include everything): - Stealth Rock and Spikes are still banned. - Dragonite and Tentacruel are still banned. Meloetta, Genesect, and Shadow Tag Gothitelle/Gothorita are all banned, seeing as they did not exist at the beginning of this tournament. Notable unbans: - All weather is unbanned. - Blissey was unbanned. - Toxic Spikes were unbanned. - Quiver Dance was unbanned. Pairings: 8. CrashinBoomBang (Spikes / Stealth Rock) vs 129. papai noel (Tentacruel / Dragonite) No deadline; get it done.