The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament - Round 3

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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.

In your sign-up post, include exactly two Pokemon, moves, or items you wish to ban. Please use the following format:

BAN HIPPOWDON
BAN ICE BEAM
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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.

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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

Ability Dependent
Hippopotas
Snover
Vulpix

OU
Blissey (2)
Breloom
Dragonite (2)
Hippowdon (2)
Jirachi (3)
Keldeo
Latios
Ninetales (3)
Politoed (3)
Scizor
Tentacruel
Thundurus-T (6)
Tornadus-T
Tyranitar
Volcarona

UU
Scrafty

BL2/RU/NU
Amoonguss
Durant
Baton Pass (3)
Bulk Up
Calm Mind
Draco Meteor
Earthquake
Hidden Power
Outrage
Quiver Dance
Roost
Scald
Shell Smash
Spikes (3)
Spore (2)
Stealth Rock (4)
Substitute (2)
Sunny Day
Tailwind
Toxic Spikes
Will-O-Wisp
Choice Scarf
Eviolite
Rocky Helmet
Abomasnow
Alakazam
Celebi
Chansey
Cloyster
Conkeldurr
Deoxys-D
Ferrothorn
Gliscor
Donphan
Dugtrio
Espeon
Forretress
Gastrodon
Gengar
Gyarados
Heatran
Hydreigon
Infernape
Jellicent
Jolteon
Landorus
Latias
Lucario
Magnezone
Mamoswine
Metagross
Mew
Reuniclus
Rotom-W
Salamence
Skarmory
Starmie
Terrakion
Tornadus
Toxicroak
Vaporeon
Venusaur
Virizion
Pokemon
Abomasnow
Chansey
Conkeldurr
Deoxys-D
Ferrothorn
Gliscor
Haxorus

Heatran
Hydreigon
Kingdra
Kyurem
Landorus-T

Latias
Magnezone
Mamoswine
Munchlax
Pikachu
Reuniclus
Salamence
Skarmory
Slowbro
Snorlax
Terrakion
Wobbuffet

Moves
Brave Bird
Charge Beam
Close Combat
Dragon Claw
Dragon Dance
Dragon Pulse

Focus Blast
Giga Drain
Hurricane
Iron Head

Light Screen
Protect
Pursuit
Rain Dance
Rapid Spin
Recover

Reflect
Sandstorm
Softboiled
Stone Edge
Superpower
Swords Dance
Thunder Wave
Toxic
U-turn
Volt Switch


Items
Bridge Mail D
Choice Band
Choice Specs
Flame Orb
Focus Sash
Iron Ball
Lagging Tail
Leaf Stone

Leftovers
Life Orb
Muscle Band
Wise Glasses

Notable bans (does not include everything):
- All auto-weather EXCEPT hail has been banned for this round. Sunny Day is also banned, but the other weather inducing moves are now available.
- All entry hazards have been banned for this round.
- All Hidden Powers have been banned.
- Calm Mind and Bulk Up have been banned.
- Roost is banned.
- Spore and Will-O-Wisp have been banned.
- Scald has been banned.
- Draco Meteor and Outrage have been banned.
- Choice Scarf remains banned.
Meloetta, Genesect, and Shadow Tag Gothitelle are all banned, seeing as they did not exist at the beginning of this tournament.

Notable unbans:
- Deoxys-D and Ferrothorn are now available; however, Stealth Rock and Spikes are still banned.
- Dragon Claw, Dragon Pulse, and Dragon Dance are unbanned now.
- Rapid Spin is unbanned, but its use is limited to removing Leech Seed and Wrap-esque moves.
- Recover is now available.
- Volt Switch and U-turn are now available.

Extensions:
124. cescken vs 51. rockhp31

If cescken loses, Quiver Dance will not be unbanned until Round 4.

Deadline: Tuesday, August 14 at 23:59 CDT (GMT -5)

Activity wins:
79. sheep vs 12. reyscarface
33. zdrup15 vs 122. Ricky Horror
21. Amell vs 131. ShadowFC
29. Magik vs 46. fatty
106. Evil vs 61. DetroitLolcat
37. Megan_Fox vs 3. Jets
11. AkHolic vs 109. Cloudbreaker
5. Myzozoa vs 62. Tobes

Coinflips:
80. wiiii vs 43. Lamppost
15. wilson46 vs 67. Malekith
83. blaaz vs 13. LighTz911

Pairings:
93. toshimelonhead vs 82. -Manu-
81. DestinyUnknown vs 115. vonFiedler
50. DC. vs 106. Evil
76. Alakapimp vs 116. Lady Bug
8. CrashinBoomBang vs 91. Cristal
117. Iconic vs 69. Zebraiken
122. Ricky Horror vs 7. Lavos Spawn
18. mostwanted vs 29. Magik
1. Heist vs 108. Cicada
109. Cloudbreaker vs 68. Ginku
96. DarkLoic vs 131. ShadowFC
3. Jets vs 43. Lamppost
67. Malekith vs 129. papai noel
35. Dracule Mihawk vs 100. Asek
13. LighTz911 vs 62. myzozoa
79. sheep vs 124. cescken

93. toshimelonhead (Substitute / Spore) vs 82. -Manu- (Hippopotas / Snover)
81. DestinyUnknown (Eviolite / Blissey) vs 115. vonFiedler (Stealth Rock / Scrafty)
50. DC. (Stealth Rock / Jirachi) vs 106. Evil (Bulk Up / Tailwind)
76. Alakapimp (Roost / Calm Mind) vs 116. Lady Bug (Jirachi / Baton Pass)
8. CrashinBoomBang (Spikes / Stealth Rock) vs 91. Cristal (Stealth Rock / Hippowdon)
117. Iconic (Breloom / Keldeo) vs 69. Zebraiken (Thundurus-T / Spikes)
122. Ricky Horror (Blissey / Toxic Spikes) vs 7. Lavos Spawn (Spore / Ninetales)
18. mostwanted (Rocky Helmet / Volcarona) vs 29. Magik (Substitute / Hidden Power)
1. Heist (Politoed / Scald) vs 108. Cicada (Durant / Will-O-Wisp)
109. Cloudbreaker (Vulpix / Sunny Day) vs 68. Ginku (Ninetales / Spikes)
96. DarkLoic (Shell Smash / Thundurus-T) vs 131. ShadowFC (Scizor / Dragonite)
3. Jets (Baton Pass / Politoed) vs 43. Lamppost (Latios / Thundurus-T)
67. Malekith (Draco Meteor / Outrage) vs 129. papai noel (Tentacruel / Dragonite)
35. Dracule Mihawk (Thundurus-T / Jirachi) vs 100. Asek (Earthquake / Choice Scarf)
13. LighTz911 (Tornadus-T / Amoonguss) vs 62. myzozoa (Thundurus-T / Baton Pass)
79. sheep (Politoed / Tyranitar) vs 124. cescken (Ninetales / Quiver Dance)

Highlight Matches​
I don't feel like writing descriptions but these are all quality players I assure you (except for Iconic). Please submit your logs if you are in a highlight match!

76. Alakapimp (Roost / Calm Mind) vs 116. Lady Bug (Jirachi / Baton Pass)

8. CrashinBoomBang (Spikes / Stealth Rock)
vs 91. Cristal (Stealth Rock / Hippowdon)

117. Iconic (Breloom / Keldeo) vs 69. Zebraiken (Thundurus-T / Spikes)

1. Heist (Politoed / Scald)
vs 108. Cicada (Durant / Will-O-Wisp)

Deadline: Wednesday, August 22 at 11:59 PM CDT (GMT-5)
 
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