Battle Finder is Down, Ask for Battles Here (READ POST #1 for XY Rules / Ban Lists)

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We do not know when the Battle Finder will become available again. There are a lot of updates going on right now and, unfortunately, the Battle Finder is relatively low on the priority list. Sorry!

Please go to the Battle Finder first if possible.

If you can't, post in this thread to ask for a battle. Make sure to follow the rules!

  • Do not double post. This is also a forum wide rule, but since so many people break it here it is listed. Again, do not double post. You WILL be warned without mercy or question every single time you do it.
  • Do not use use textspeak or intentionally misspell words. "u", "ur", "cya", "g2g", etc. Again this is a forum rule, but it deserves special mention here because people can't seem to help themselves. Again, it will earn you a warning without question.
  • No post game commentary. This includes making any sort of "GG" post, except in the case of arranging another battle. (If you absolutely have to, please use PMs or VMs! Don't clog the thread up!) The other people who are using this thread for its intended purpose (to find battles) do not care about your hax. They do not care about your hack accusations. They do not care about your disconnects. Attempt to settle this via PM and then, and ONLY then, report to the blacklist. If a moderator notices you arguing in this thread you will receive a warning without question.
  • Any illegal hacks will cause you to be blacklisted. This includes things like illegal Pokeballs; keep in mind egg moves and version exclusives.
  • If you use legal hacks you MUST list this in your signature or in all of your posts. No exceptions. You will receive a warning if you are caught using any hacks and you did not disclose this before the battle.
  • If you use Dream World Pokémon that have not been officially released by Nintendo, you MUST list this in your signature or all your posts. No exceptions. Smogon's list of confirmed Dream World Pokémon can be found here.
  • Put your Friend Code (FC) in your signature or post it in all your posts. No one needs or wants to listen to the three or four extra messages that are required when two people have to have a back and forth conversation about "whats your fc?".
  • Check to see if your opponent is blacklisted before you battle. This rule is in place mainly to stop people going to try to reblacklist another member. Attempting to reblacklist another member will net you a warning. Search by FC *and* forum username.
  • For IV Battles only - Please use the Simple Questions/Requests thread in the main Wi-Fi Forum.

XY Battle Rule Sets:

Currently the only tiers for XY are OU, Ubers, Doubles, and Little Cup. The banlist / rules for each tier are as follows:

XY Ubers:

No Pokemon are banned.


Banned Pokemon:


Banned Items:


XY Smogon Doubles

Banned Pokemon:


Banned Moves:

Dark Void

XY Little Cup

Pokémon: Players are allowed a team of up to 6 Pokémon that meet the following conditions:
  • The Pokémon must be able to evolve.
  • The Pokémon must be the earliest evolution stage obtainable.
  • The Pokémon must be at Level 5.
  • The Pokémon must not be on the Ubers List.
Ubers List - The following are banned from use in Little Cup:
  • Scyther
Banned Moves:

Pokémon in Little Cup can use (nearly) any move available to them at Level 5. All non-genderless Pokemon can use their level-up moves, and genderless Pokemon can use any 3rd generation level-up move in conjunction with any TMs. Sonicboom and Dragon Rage are both banned moves. Further information on illegal move combinations is located here.

Standard Clauses:

The following clauses are active for all tiers unless otherwise stated:
  • Species Clause - Only one Pokémon may be on a team from each species.
  • Sleep Clause - Only one Pokémon can be put to sleep by an opponent at a time, per team.
  • OHKO Clause - Moves that score a guaranteed "One-hit-KO" on the opponent, such as Sheer Cold, Horn Drill, Guillotine, or Fissure, are banned.
  • Evasion Clause - Moves that boost evasion (i.e. Double Team and Minimize) are not allowed. This clause is not active for Ubers.
  • Moody Clause - No Pokemon may have the ability Moody.
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BW/BW2 Ubers/ unreleased DWs and no DCing
Wait we can use the thread to post 5th gen battle requests still right?
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Yes you can still use this thread to ask for fourth or fifth gen battles, that second post is just temporary for early XY.
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