NeverUsed Forum Projects

Art by ium and skylight.

Current Tournaments

NU Minitour V: Saving the Metagame: This tour bans any Pokemon that are ever labeled as "overpowered," such as Mega Steelix and Typhlosion, entirely changing the biggest threats in the metagame so that we can see what we would have if they weren't here.

Past Tournaments

NU Six Slot Slaughter [Won by Quite Quiet]: This tour makes a lot of Pokemon more viable by giving them more coverage or more versatility by giving them a whopping 6 moveslots to work with.

ORAS NU Tournament [Won by Teddeh]: In this tournament, players are allowed to have a taste of the new ORAS metagame a month before it's released!

NU Conquest [Won by Aladyyn]: You are assigned 3 Pokemon that are ranked S-D in the Viability rankings thread, and you can fight other users for their Pokemon. The goal is to collect 'em all!

NU Minitour IV: Double the Salt [Won by U-Turn Out]: This Minitour is exactly like any other NU tournament, except it's played in Doubles format!

NU Ladder Tournament Finals [Won by iTeddeh]: This tournament contains two parts, the laddering phase, where participants try to climb to the top of the NU ladder, and the tournament phase, which is just a normal single-elimination tournament played by those that reached the top in the previous phase.

NU Minitour III: Black STABbath [Won by FLCL]: This tournament combines elements of both NU and a common Other Metagame, STABmons.

NU Minitour II: If I Had You [Won by Koinzell]: In this Minitour, Players can use select Pokemon that might end up in NU during the next tier shift.

NU Minitour I [Won by Aerow]: This Tournament follows standard NU rules.


NU Viability Ranking is a project designed to help those new to NU learn about what Pokemon experienced players find to be effective. NU players rank Pokemon based on how well they perform in the tier, which can be seen in the first post of the thread. Generally, good Pokemon will generate discussion about why they are good in NU and what sets or characteristics make them so potent. Likewise, for bad Pokemon, discussion within this thread help explain why they're not effective, why they fail, and the numerous issues they have, which will result in them being ranked lower.

NU Research Week #7 is a project that looks at underrated / unexplored Pokemon. A new Research Week is posted around every week and usually four Pokemon are designated to be researched. Players can discuss and post sets that they think are effective or interesting. The Pokemon in the latest Research Group are Heliolisk, Mawile, Quagsire, and Virizion.

NU Creative / Underrated Sets is a thread where people can post new or creative sets that they've come up with. Often times these sets will involve clever ways to get around a common check or counters, or maybe just something that hasn't been used before. Either way, it's a great place that fosters innovation.

Counter That Threat! [Week 6: Mawile] is a project that discusses a way to counter a Pokemon that the topic creator chooses. This week's threat is Mawile.

NU Battle of the Week is a project where anyone can nominate any players to fight against each other in a currect NU battle. At the end of the week, the two players with the highest amount of nominations will fight in a best of 3, and the results will be shared for everyone's education and entertainment!

NU Teambuilding Compilation is a project that gives new users an opportunity to observe and better understand how experienced NU players go about building their teams around certain Pokemon.