CAP 28 Playtest Tournament - Round 5 (Kyurem-B & Zygarde still allowed for this round)


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Ever been interested in CAP? Here's a great way to learn more about it! Come to compete and watch battles featuring our custom creations. The CAP metagame consists of OU-legal Pokemon plus all CAP Pokemon. Find our forum here to join the creation process. Join our Pokemon Showdown room here to discuss the metagame and teambuilding with our community.

With CAP 28 already on its final competitive stages, it's time to start thinking about testing our latest creation. This tournament is designed to let everyone interested have a chance at playing with our newest CAP and to provide us with valuable information about how it works out in a competitive environment. The winner of this tournament will earn a commemorative forum banner!
Tournament Rules:
  • All general tournament rules apply.
  • The first 3 rounds of the tournament are on Swiss format with 2 games won required in order to advance. From Round 4 onwards this will change to a single elimination format.
  • The upcoming Crown Tundra additions won't be allowed until Round 4. (CAP usually follows the OU banlist but it has been decided that for the first 2 weeks after the Crown Tundra drops, the playtest will continue using the pre-DLC. This will give time for the metagame to properly stabilize after all the while also giving us some more time to test CAP 28 on its intended metagame.)
  • All matches are best of three.
  • Matches can be played on Smogtours or the main server.
  • All replays are mandatory.
In case you're new, please check this Tournament Scheduling Guide. This should instruct you on how to contact your opponent.
hey pals this stuff is just the cliffnotes, for the full list of rules for Smogon Tournaments check 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.

SHSP  vs  heartofgold
ThelordofbadRNG  vs  G-Luke
Spyro  vs  Darek851
reachzero  vs  D2TheW
MY RESOLVE GX  vs  Airwind
K3ppr  vs  eblurb
Atha  vs  Riku Sakuraba
temp  vs  85percent
Monsareeasy  vs  Orig Stall Guy
 vs againa
Roxiee  vs  Lasen
EpicUmbreon29  vs  The Number Man
Quantum Tesseract
 vs  Bassai Dai
-Voltage-  vs  SunMYSER
 vs  Pitmore
Archiiiie17  vs  Blui

SS CAP Metagame Resources:
CAP Sample Teams | CAP Metagame Discussion

Deadline for Round 5 is November 22th, 11:59pm GMT -4.
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The obligated Atha unfun, biased, bad, double post predictions :

SHSP  vs  heartofgold - Apparently that's a fun matchup for a reason I'm not aware of ; I believe SHSP's better although pepsi could pull this off
ThelordofbadRNG  vs  G-Luke
Spyro  vs  Darek851
reachzero  vs  D2TheW - Omg that's a heat pairing. Apparently reachzero's child doesn't prevent him from taking lives so idk what to predict, both players have litterally the same level of play and build in my eyes. I'll go for D2TheW bc he's my cyclohm cup partner tho
MY RESOLVE GX  vs  Airwind
 vs  eblurb - I should probably know eblurb but i don't
temp  vs  85percent - Had to go look at their replays to predict this one, how professional. I'm still fucked because they seem to have approximately the same level of play and same amount of replays. Only discrimination criteria remaining : reaction score
Monsareeasy  vs  Orig Stall Guy - That's probably an upset I'm predicting but I know my boy stall guy can pull this off
Boat  vs (Ho3nConfirm3d vs againa) - I'm pretty sure a boat can't play the videogame, nor can someone that replaces Es with 3s (don't look at the 7th prediction)
Roxiee  vs  Lasen - Both are gonna bring brainless OU ho, potentially with Cawmodore, because they care very very, very little about this tournament ; but it should be fun. Bolding Lasen with no logical argument
EpicUmbreon29  vs  The Number Man - Hmm that's pretty heat. EU29 has more experience with CAP but god knows I'm a HUGE number man believer. As long as he doesn't bring the pre-dlc teams I gave him for r1 (not for r4 bro...) he should have an edge
Quantum Tesseract  vs  Bassai Dai
-Voltage-  vs  SunMYSER - An old classic between two similarly skilled players. Bolding Sun because he impressed me more R4, while my cap Voltage brought unviable elec spam for an unviable win
Marjane  vs  Pitmore - Interesting match between a pretty good new player and Marjane making a huge comeback with a convincing activity win R4. I'll trust Pitmore' skills but you never know
Archiiiie17  vs  Blui - Wooow what a cool matchup for the last predic... just kidding LOL I don't know any of the two. hf !
Won in 3 fantastic well played games against Monsareeasy.
You were great to battle against, and thank you for calling me out on my bad plays in G2.
I messed up with plays and using a pre dlc team.

Kind of happy we actually played today. Now I can focus on my interview tomorrow.

Monsareeasy  vs  Orig Stall Guy - That's probably an upset I'm predicting but I know my boy stall guy can pull this off
Also Atha, I pulled this off. Ty for having faith in me.
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