ADV Cup VIII - Finals [Won by Pohjis]


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The best generation, now with even less BP this time, we promise.

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Smogon Classic rules can be read here
  • Standard ADV OU
  • Best of three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!
  • Do not make baseless activity posts -- get in contact with your opponent and report missed times / scheduling issues only.
This is just a small snippet of the full rules, which one can find here!


About playing on alts: It is entirely allowed to play on an alt other than your own main forum name, though if your opponent wishes to confirm your identity, you must log on to your main alt to show them you are who you claim to be. This is to prevent people from pretending to be who they're not.

About playing on different servers: Tournament matches must be played on the Smogtours server. The Main PS! server is also acceptable if both parties agree to that. Other servers are not sanctioned by the TD team and playing in them might result in your game not counting. Protect yourself from that by playing in Smogtours, where we also have the power to recreate games that end due to DC's.


On scouting opponents: Going through your opponents replays of tournament and ladder games is entirely allowed, as long as a game is public there is nothing preventing you from watching it. An exception to this is abusing powers granted to you by being staff on Smogon or PS! to gain access to information a normal user wouldn't have access to, which is strictly forbidden.

On leaking teams: Divulging private information about someone's planned team to their opponent is never allowed, and will be heavily sanctioned. Requesting that such information be divulged is also grounds for punishment. Keep your scouting to publicly available information and you'll be fine.

Timer Clause / Disconnections

On the Timer: The timer must stay on throughout the whole battle..

On Timeout losses: A player that loses by having all his time run out loses the game. This is only not the case if the player that received the timeout loss can be verified to have suffered a True Disconnection. Rematches are only allowed if there was a True Disconnection.

On True Disconnection: The TD team has a secret threshold of seconds that your timer must be at or above, from the moment you disconnect, for a timeout loss to be considered a True disconnection. If your game is determined to be a true disconnection if you played on Smogtours and contacted a TD before the room expired your game will be recreated up to the point the disconnect happened. It is the responsibility of the player that disconnected to get a TD into the room before it expires.

Battle Clauses:
  • Evasion Clause
  • OHKO Clause
  • Sleep Clause
  • Species Clause
  • Freeze Clause
  • Timed Battle
  • Baton Pass Clause: Teams are limited to 1 form of stat-boosting alongside Baton Pass across the whole team. Mean Look/Spider Web/Block + Baton Pass is also disallowed.
Round 9

Pohjis vs Luigi

Deadline is Sunday September 18th, 2022 at 11:59 PM GMT-4! Contact your opponent ASAP.

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won, ggs

five years ago when i qualified to my first ever official smogon tournament playoffs which was the grand slam vi, i absolutely needed to win the NU Open to qualify. this time i didn't need to win this (or any other cup) to qualify but it gives me deja vu for winning this ADV Cup when going into this year's classic this tier was by far my weakest out of the five tiers. it might still be, who knows!

in my last year's past gens shout-out post i mentioned how one of my best friends gaining interest in adv ou could make me pick the tier myself. well, lasse is still the same old himself. however, i do want to give a special shout-out to CALLOUS for inviting me to his invitational tournament. for preparing i watched a lot of replays, looked at the resources posted on the forums (thank you to all the people who contribute regarding resources), took some teams and made them suit my playstyle and made teams from scratch.

i got eliminated from the callous tournament in the very first found of play-ins. however, the interest and passion carried on after the elimination and making it to the later rounds in this adv cup. i am more than happy to reward my activity in this tier for winning this tournament.

thank you all the supporters and kris for hosting!

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