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Welcome to the Anything Goes Team Bazaar! This is the thread for sharing teams you've built that you'd like to discuss or get advice on! In short, it's a thread where you can show off teams without having to go through the trouble of writing up a full RMT. As long as your team is aimed at being functional in the Anything Goes metagame, you're free to post it here (in other words, don't post a team of 6 Caterpies just because you think they're so darn cute). With that said, here are a few guidelines for posting here that you're expected to have read:
- This isn't the place to post unfinished or untested teams. While the standards here are more lax than the RMT forum, you're still expected to put some effort into polishing your team before presenting them here.
- If you're going to comment on a team, please be constructive about it. If someone gives feedback on your team, also try to approach it with a constructive attitude even if you don't necessarily agree.
- Try to avoid one liners when commenting on a team. On a related note try and avoid long back-and-forth discussions arguing about a team. If it gets too out of hand, your posts may be deleted.
- Include a description, importable, and sprites when posting teams please! Make sure your description addresses specific teambuilding choices and general strategy, as well as any unique sets that might be on your team.
- Please don't ask for your team to be added to showcase or samples. If you want to know why your team was turned down, pm a council member and they'll try to give you some idea of why (don't nag though, decisions on teams will not be made right away).
In addition to the posting criteria above, the criteria for the Team Showcase are as follows:
- The team is well-presented and has adequate descriptions for sets and how the team works.
- Teams that feature a novel strategy, set or Pokemon have a better chance of getting showcased.
- The team has been tested, with some measure of success on ladder or in tournaments.
- The team doesn't have many glaring flaws. A couple threats that are hard to deal with is fine, but if your team struggles against multiple common Pokemon chances are it will not get showcased.
- The team is accompanied by a clear explanation of the roles of each member and how the team should be played.
- The team should be representative of the Anything Goes metagame. Niche builds are less likely to be featured than ones that represent the defining builds of the metagame.
- The team should be extensively tested and polished. Having demonstrated success on ladder and tournaments is also a plus.
- The team should have sufficient counterplay to most or all of the metagame, as well as general team archetypes (webs, stall, etc).
- Sample teams should be relatively simple and intuitive to use. A new player should be able to understand how the sets and team as a whole work based on a brief description. This is a little harder to quantify, so try to put yourself in the shoes of a newer player. Is the general strategy of this team immediately apparent just given your description? If not, it probably isn't suitable for samples.