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nightblitz42

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Welcome to the Battle Tower MkIV. This is where you can arrange matches between your friends and rivals. Here are the rules about battles:

Battling:

Each Trainer may be in a maximum of three (3) concurrent battles at once.

Types of Battle:

Open Battle:
This is a general challenge to anyone quick enough to answer your match request.

Challenge: Throwing down the gauntlet to a specific opponent.

Beginner Battle (Updated May 27, 2011): This is a type of battle that allows trainers to avoid conflict with the more stronger trainers. The following rules apply to beginner battles and the Pokemon able to be used in them.

1. Only Stage 1* Pokemon can be used.
2. Trainers must have played fewer than 6 matches, and must have joined BBP less than 1 month ago.

Refs for Beginner Battles are expected to be prompt and include flavour.

Training Battle: A variation of a battle that is the same as a normal battle, except the match does not count towards W/L/T.

Rules:

Each Trainer should PM the referee 3 of their Pokemon for all matches that are 3vs3 or lower unless specified otherwise. For longer matches, send Pokemon up to that match's maximum (e.g. 4 for a 4vs4, 5 for a 5vs5 etc.). If 3 Pokemon are not supplied but there are enough Pokemon for the match, you may either VM the trainer asking them to fill out their squad or ref using the more limited list as an assumption.

Whenever you post a challenge you may also request a specific referee. When doing Challenges or requesting referees, send them a courtesy VM linking to your challenge post.

There are at least two trainers in a match. The trainer who initiates a match is a Match Seeker, and a trainer who accepts a match is a Match Challenger.

Match Seeker: The person who puts up a battle request in the Battle Tower.
Match Challenger: A person responding to that person's original battle request.

Match Seeker:

Chooses Number of Pokemon per side
Chooses Match Type (Singles/Doubles/Triples)
Chooses Disqualification (DQ) Time
Chooses Number of Permitted Substitutions
Chooses Restricted Moves
Chooses Arena
Sends Out Pokemon First

Number of Pokemon and Match Type: The Standard Battling format of ASB is considered 3vs3 Singles; however, any battle format can be selected, including multi-trainer melees.

Disqualification (DQ) Time: The time expected between the posting of attacks and the ref's interpretation of the battle. Refs are expected to post within the DQ period. Opponents who do not post within the DQ period are disqualified and the match goes to whichever player posted last. If extenuating circumstances come up, PM the ref and your opponent for a suspension. The standard DQ time is usually between 3-7 days to account for the ref and battlers schedules.

Restricted Moves: Standard restrictions are Two uses of recovery moves and 5 chills. The Handbook has the list of moves that are categorized as Recovery Moves

Other moves may be restricted at the Seeker's discretion however, or mutually agreed upon by both sides.

Arenas: The Match Seeker is expected to provide an Arena for battle; however, they may forfeit this right to the opponent in exchange for posting second. Arenas have the most far-reaching consequences for a match and can have any attribute the designer wishes, including structural move restrictions. It is assumed that when a Challenger accepts a Seeker's challenge, they agree to the Arena and any of its inherent traits/restrictions/effects. Arenas can be simple or complex.

Match Challenger:

Chooses the switch method (Switch = OK or Switch = KO)
Chooses the ability method (No Abilities, One Ability, All Abilities)
Chooses the item method (Items Off, Items On)
Attacks First

Switch Methods:

Switch = KO Pokemon cannot be switched out during battle or they will be KOed. Moves that would initiate a switch effect on either side do not activate that effect. Instead they have been given descriptions for what they do in a non-switching battle on each Attack.

Switch = OK: At the end of each round, a trainer may switch their Pokémon. If they do, the Pokémon they send out must issue attacks first if their opponent does not switch in response. The same trainer cannot initiate a switch phase on consecutive rounds unless an Attack like U-turn, Volt Switch, or Teleport is used. Trainers whose Pokémon are returned through the effects of moves like Dragon Tail, Circle Throw, Roar, and Whirlwind do not have to move first the next round.

Ability Methods:

No Abilities: No Abilities will be active in a match. Note that this does not prevent Pokemon who naturally Levitate from doing so; common physics still apply.

One Ability: The trainers select one Ability that their Pokemon will use for the entirety of the match upon release.

All Abilities: All of the Pokemon's Abilities are active at once.

Item Methods:

Items Off: Hold Items will not be allowed in battle.

Items On: Pokemon are equipped with Hold Items upon release (If they are at least Stage 3*).

Final Notes:

If you enter a battle, once the thread is up make sure to post its link in your trainer registration post in the Registration Tower.


Remember that each match needs a Seeker, a Challenger, and a Ref. Once you find a Challenger and a Referee, PM the Referee your team choices for the battle. Select 3 Pokemon for Battles that are 3vs3 or lower. For longer matches send Pokemon up to that match's maximum (e.g. 4 for a 4vs4, 5 for a 5vs5 etc.)

The ref will post up the thread and tell the Match Seeker to send out their first Pokemon. Then the battle commences. Always link back to your trainer profile post was seeking or accepting a challenge. The ref should always check these links to make sure the Pokemon being used are legitimate and up to date.

Make sure not to apply for more matches than you have the JC for! If the battle is not self-reffed, entrance costs 2 JC. If your opponent is self-reffing, it only costs 1 JC. You should pay in the Prize Claiming Thread before you send out your first Pokemon in the battle.

Here is how a match starts up:

Condensed flow to start a match:

1. Seeker posts up a match
2. Challenger responds
3. Ref accepts a match and PMs both opponents to send their squads to that ref.
4. After receiving the Squad information from both trainers, the ref posts the OP, and asks the Match Challenger to determine the Ability, Switch, and Item clauses. (If both trainers agree to this set of rules beforehand, the Ref should post them in the OP and proceed to Step 5.)
5. The Match Seeker posts their first Pokemon with its abilities/item if applicable.
6. The Match Challenger sends their actions for the round.
7. The Match Seeker sends their actions for the round.
8. The Round is reffed and the order of 6 and 7 alternate each round until completion.

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LouisCyphre

heralds disaster.
Open challenge to the first person who dares to step up!

1v1 Singles (bring 3)
3 Day DQ
2 Subs
2 Recoveries / 5 Chills
ASB Arena
 

nightblitz42

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Putting forth two Open Challenges (once I get approved). I can self-ref or double-self-ref.

3v3 Singles
3 day DQ
2 subs
2 recoveries/5 chills

Queue:
nightblitz42 vs. ??? (3v3 Singles)
nightblitz42 vs. ??? (3v3 Singles)
 

Florina Liastacia

Gotta flex on the rest of Battle-By-Post
Singles? Ew. Let's try out a stupid strat (and take advantage of the fact that you only need to have the TC earned by any mon to train any mon). Although I suppose I'll take one of the above to keep the queue down (we can both self-ref for that hot payout)

2v2 Doubles
3 day DQ
2 subs
2 recoveries/5 chills, you know, the standard


Queue:
nightblitz42 vs. ??? (3v3 Singles)
Florina Liastacia vs ??? (2v2 Doubles)
forgot I have to unlock HAs first, no doubles for me yet
 
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LouisCyphre

heralds disaster.
Opening two challenges, and reffing them both. Don't touch that bed!

1v1 Singles (bring 3)
3 Day DQ
2 Subs
2 Recoveries / 5 Chills
All abilities
Switch=KO
ASB Arena
 

Florina Liastacia

Gotta flex on the rest of Battle-By-Post
I'mma get in here with the "I'll ref a battle because we can't self-ref mostly anymore" post before anyone else can bc I'm stockpiling JC for a secret project that may or may not work out

Queue:
X v Y in ? Format (ref: Florina LIastacia)
 

LouisCyphre

heralds disaster.
I'll ref the following, if anyone wants to bite.

3v3 Singles or Doubles (acceptance's choice)
3 day DQ
Switch = OK
2 Subs

Queue:
??? vs ??? (3v3 ???) (ref: LouisCyphre)
 

Geodude6

Look at my shiny CT!
I'll take the above. Singles, please.

Queue:
Geodude6 vs ??? (3v3 Singles) (ref: LouisCyphre)
 

Florina Liastacia

Gotta flex on the rest of Battle-By-Post
I'll take the above, once my PCT post gets approved. Gotta spend some JC to get it back into the pool.

Doubles battle
DQ - 1 day
3 subs
Switch - OK

Queue:
Florina Liastacia vs ??? [ref: Un passant ordinaire]
 
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Geodude6

Look at my shiny CT!
I'll take the above, and also ref a 3v3 with whatever rules the battlers choose.

Edit: Nevermind; I didn't realise Florina had only a bunch of stage 3's. I'll still ref something though.

Queue:
Florina Liastacia vs ??? [ref: Un passant ordinaire]
??? vs ??? (3v3) [Ref: Geodude6]
 
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Accepting Geodude's Match with the following rules

3v3 Triples
2 Day DQ
2 Substitutions
All Abilities
No Items
BBP Arena

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Also posting two matches that I will self-ref with the following format

3v3 Singles
2 Day DQ
2 Substitutions
All Abilities
No Items
BBP Arena

Queue:
Maxim vs ??? (3v3 Triples) [Ref: Geodude6]
Maxim vs. ??? (3v3 Singles) [Ref: Maxim]
Maxim vs. ??? (3v3 Singles) [Ref: Maxim]
 

Geodude6

Look at my shiny CT!
Taking one of Maxim's matches

Queue:
Maxim vs ??? (3v3 Triples) [Ref: Geodude6]
Maxim vs. ??? (3v3 Singles) [Ref: Maxim]
 

Florina Liastacia

Gotta flex on the rest of Battle-By-Post
I'll fight Maxim in triples; gotta generate that JC for the common man. Don't feel pressured to send in before you're ready (spoiler: my strategy involves copious amounts of Discharge)

Queue:
Maxim vs. ??? (3v3 Singles) [Ref: Maxim]
 

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