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Welcome to the fourth Doubles Classic! See the Doubles Classic IV commencement thread for details on scoring and the playoffs that will follow the conclusion of BW, XY, SM, and SS Cups.
- This is a standard SS Doubles OU tournament. (See the SS DOU metagame thread for various resources.)
- This tournament will be Single Elimination.
- Rounds will be Best of Three. You may switch teams in between battles of the same set.
- Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!
- Replays must be saved. Any match win reported without replays will not count. This is to promote the development of the SS DOU metagame and ensure players are on an equal playing field with regard to replay access.
- Activity calls will be made by me, potentially with neutral assistance from a TD / other Doubles Classic hosts. Coin flips will be done publicly in the Smogon Doubles room.
- If you are found signing up under more than one alt, you will be banned from circuit events for life.
- Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot use any moveset on any Pokémon capable of intentionally causing an endless battle. Thus:
- A Pokémon may not carry Recycle and hold a Leppa Berry in conjunction with Heal Pulse and Milk Drink, Moonlight, Morning Sun, Recover, Roost, Slack Off, Soft-Boiled, or Wish.
- A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Pain Split.
- A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Fling.
- Evasion Clause: Players cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize.
- OHKO Clause: Players cannot use the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold.
- Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team.
- Gravity Sleep Clause: Sleep moves with below one hundred percent accuracy may not be used in conjunction with Gravity.
- Dynamax Clause: You cannot dynamax.
Players can only use Pokemon that are currently either obtainable in Pokemon Sword and Shield or transferable to Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Players cannot use the following Pokémon:
- Necrozma-Dawn Wings
- Necrozma-Dusk Mane
- Urshifu (Single Strike)
- Power Construct
- Shadow Tag
Signups will close a week from now, on May 28th, 10PM GMT -4!