Approved by the Earthly Worm Tournaments Forum Rules The UU Tier has undergone numerous changes over the years since the beginning of the 4th Generation. Numerous policy changes, bans, and strategy changes have constantly reshaped the UU metagame. This tournament will explore the UU metagame from its beginning (a.k.a. Old UU) to the recent Heracross drop (September 2010). Well, because of the detour, we won't make it to Heracross. Each round will explore a different UU metagame after each tiering change in chronological order. The metagames are January 2009, Old UU, July 2009,October 2009, January 2010, May 2010. This round's metagame is May 2010. This is the round after all of the HeartGold/SoulSilver move tutors appeared, so this is a pretty different metagame than the previous one. I'm pretty good at screwing up tier lists, so if I make an error, PM me. If I messed something up in the pairings, PM me. Any questions? Complaints? Other? PM me. Rules: Species Clause Classic Sleep Clause OHKO Clause Classic Freeze Clause Strict Damage Clause (if played on Shoddy, PO has this already) Evasion Clause Self-KO Clause (this will be implemented because it was not deemed uncompetitive until December 2010.) Single Elimination, but with 3-person round robin finals The Pokemon to be used: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71195 Deadline is Whenever you feel like it. It's the freaking finals, so just post when you want to play so people can watch. Good luck, and please PM me with any complaints/questions/corrections. Pairings: Xiang vs. JabbatheGriffin (activity) JabbatheGriffin vs. reachzero reachzero vs. Xiang (activity) It's Round Robin, so just go until someone wins the set. CHANGES IN A NUTSHELL: RAIKOU, FROSLASS, CRESSELIA, PORYGON-Z, AND UMBREON ARE OUT. NO NEW POKEMON ARE IN. Note: This metagame was decided to be balanced, and recieved a "no suspects" vote for nominations.