Draft League Low Tier Swiss Tour - Round 3 [REPLAYS ARE MANDATORY!!]

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Welcome to the Draft forum's first Low Tier tournament! This thread will contain the bracket assignments for this round of the tournament. Please be aware that the bracket section of the tournament is single elimination, best of one.

Below are the rules for the tournament. Please be mindful of the Activity Wins Rules section, as extensions will only be granted in very unique circumstances. If you believe your match deserves or needs an extension, please post in this thread to contact the hosts. A bracket scheduling channel will not be provided in Discord. Smogon VMs are the expected way to schedule, as it allows the hosts to confirm scheduling should an activity win be requested.

  • You have up to 90 points with which to draft 8 Pokémon. Costs are listed on your pool's tab on the drafting spreadsheet.
  • If a Pokémon is picked by someone else, you may not pick it.
  • For the first round, there is a 12 hour timer. After the first round ends, there will be a continuous 6 hour timer within which you must pick, or you will be skipped, and will be required to make-up your pick when you are next online. All timers are off between 10pm-7am local time (check your pools pinned message for local time).
  • Your timer will halve every time you are skipped. It is recommended to leave picks (with backups) with your pool moderator to avoid this.
  • Once the draft is over, you must declare one Tera Captain. This is the only Pokémon on your draft that may terastallize.
  • The following complex bans are in place:
    - No Pokémon may use the move Last Respects.
    - No Pokémon may use the move Shed Tail.
    - No Pokémon may hold the Leppa Berry.
    - No Pokémon may hold the Quick Claw.
    - No Pokémon may have the ability Drizzle.
    - No Pokémon may have the ability Drought.
  • The following Pokémon may not be Tera-Captains:
    :cloyster: - Cloyster :cloyster:
    :cresselia: - Cresselia :cresselia:
    :drednaw: - Drednaw :drednaw:
    :polteageist: - Polteageist :polteageist:
    :noivern: - Noivern :noivern:
    :regidrago: - Regidrago :regidrago:
    :regieleki: - Regieleki :regieleki:
    :sandy-shocks: - Sandy Shocks :sandy-shocks:
    :tornadus: - Tornadus-Incarnate :tornadus:
    :toxtricity: - Toxtricity :toxtricity:

  • All games must be played in the [Gen 9] Tera Preview Paldea Dex Draft tier on smogtours.psim.us or psim.us.
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • SV cartridge win conditions are in place; there are no ties.
  • Each set is a best-of-one set.
  • The following clauses apply:
    - Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.
    - Sleep Clause: If a player has already put a Pokémon on their opponent's side to sleep and it is still sleeping, another one can't be put to sleep.
    - Evasion Clause: A Pokémon may not hold an item, use a move or possess an ability that can increase their evasion stat
    - OHKO Clause: A Pokémon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.
    - Moody Clause: A team cannot have a Pokémon with the ability Moody.
    - Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot intentionally prevent an opponent from being able to end the game without forfeiting.
    - Baton Pass Clause: A Pokémon may not have Baton Pass in its moveset.
  • Any items unreleased in SV are banned.
  • Replays must be posted to the pool/round thread, please mention the result, your opponent's name and your pool number.

About Activity Decisions

Activity Decisions / Coin Flips
: In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

[Credit to the Official Smogon Tournament hosting team for the rule.]

The drafts and matchups for the bracket are in this link.
A few prep teambuilding sheets can be found in this link.

The matchups with Smogon usernames are in the spoiler below:

chi yu later VS Xand
Elgino VS Arkaes
PotatoZ VS Kingstonia
giove97 VS dot the dot


[1,1] Bracket

JimmyG VS BigTimeBrownie
Giothebeast67 VS Razorgliscor
TeeZwo VS GBlaze
olivia7 VS TMM
WombatBaby VS Zaqwe51
Pollitoshark VS Elgino
thekweenofbasic VS ITZWhateva
not mishmesh VS hedja
JhawkKing VS Swagata Mitra
Rissoux VS Bowas
Pickedman VS bottomsley
yokoisop VS Your_Shinigami
nel4576 VS Kinetic1000
PA VS memedose46
antheartt VS lrodher
DamnDaTa VS choptch
SlickPanther VS ultraplayer
KhaBanh VS Soulblaze
faygoes VS Uta The Clown
Rysachi VS q2w3e4r5
rogueRotom VS M4ikoOffThePerc
catast VS Reuben_Thomas05 (Extended)
Cureja VS Palkia62
bs32 VS Mushtoast
Rwbyred VS Aberforth
Pachequitos VS FSF Iceik
Mr. Onetake VS Deranged_Lime
Shultze1134 VS VigilanteVigoroth
Xion5128 VS Eve
Garden Sage VS Axelraid2828
SouthernCavern VS crumpet
SkillzBP VS TheHelixFossil1
AdamAsh123456 VS Daddy Dark Aura
Hi its me kesha VS jscurf2
Sabran IX VS Lady Salamence
hourglassflipper VS FakeFan0
ogalbina VS MightyThunderball
TDK VS Funny_Pickle42
Jamezy_166 VS BigBlueRock
Chronalga VS TwentyTwan
Galactic Greninja VS PrinceOfAllTacos
CocaKoala VS Ciege
illegal in galar VS Fabio_59
s1lveryo VS EzBakeOven
Astico VS Pave Low
P2gyorg VS chi yu later
ChilisGrillNBar VS hjj no
Hamish150 VS 7ayakum
enoelr VS Paxerion
Maansibmac VS TTK
aces3232 VS MadYonko
legonene VS Shaad Skyel
bronzo VS PotatoZ
SoggyDoggySage VS Ilyes25
attcris VS Exostomp
EndlessGadgets VS Kewta
Diamond1996 VS a12qsd too
Frablz VS Arvid
JT__13 VS alienx3
Luxanse VS dot the dot
Maric28 VS SeithKheldon
geniusturtle VS MonkeBoi215
l3ssth4n3 VS charzard14
GoldenCyber VS TengokuLight
DJS VS zomb™

[0,2] Bracket

giove97 VS zxgzxg
StormWitch VS Silver64 (Real)
Lightniong VS Chosenonew
Peregrine_ST VS Davo2544
gorex VS Zygarde12
Radical1233 VS scionicle
kesta VS IcyHallsz
softlock VS AmishDrip
mcgrits VS CeeLo Green
Nox was taken VS AbhiSinha08
TheMiniGamer88 VS Kaneki-san
Tapu trevy VS demedichi
Fenrir Rune VS Bullet From The XO
Pranay VS Concept Everything
r1icard VS SponsoredPost
UizGT VS Vholtninja
thekid189 VS pigsuit
Arcaninebr 2.0 VS bicmouth
Don Bork VS AstilCodex (dropped)
Cliffb7 VS JubioHDX
Twitchs VS Temple475
BaitWiz VS Ehmcee
Kerthwack VS Derfbez
paycech VS LightUpFox
Thomas18 VS Glacier48
prismatic_lazar VS E Man
Rukt VS Humdawg
HisuAvalugg VS Gilmoney02
Soccerpies VS SOM/05
LollWith2Ls VS Valerie
It's classified VS 55Miniben
Live1sh VS Meowerdoom
P4bl00 VS Psycho782

[2,0] Bracket

sablolol VS ComputerWhiz
Axel The Flygon VS Arkaes
Manofwoof1 VS Kingstonia
Lennart VS EviGaro
HarmonyHatterene37 VS pannu
Venoo VS Babyhuey
Masskeau VS Shade1x
Joelesheesh VS Mister McLovin
Almighty Rye VS kaminjaw
termnal VS Hallowed_Hazel
Feyy VS Blui
Marshy. VS GypsyKing
Rasche VS RoiDadadou
Lucas2543 VS Xand
100percentpureheat VS 6Roggenrolas
Meta VS pkcc
Xiphactin VS OdinRM
sundays VS Stefaan
Delta4 VS vmnunes
Professor Shuckle VS SHMITE
Meowscarada! VS Rotom Supporter
ShyGuySerpent VS wughead
JRoberts VS Chairman Rose
Gelbel3c VS austinerzs
GamerOfTheYear2020 VS HarrisIsAwesome
empoleon9000 VS Noah Aloha
CG12 VS PikachuZappyZap
3.14dgeot-Mega VS YukiNekoSE
ThinkingSceptile VS Dackt
zappire VS robjr
JD Twigs VS IRazvannN
vinithewini VS thunderbug
Sir.dee VS Iranupagoat

Scheduling Advice:
  • Prioritize scheduling with your opponent. The chance of you advancing in the tournament by attempting to avoid your opponent is nonexistent compared to playing your matches.
  • Do your best to make time for your matches, Activity Win requests may be rejected if the hosts believe that a valid attempt to play did not occur, such as if you only offer limited times to play, or if scheduling did not take place on Smogon VMs and provided logs appear incomplete or forged.

The tier does not innately catch a handful of bans, which must be adhered to in play. Here's the challenge command that includes all the teambuilder bans to make it easier for validation. Just paste it in the PMs of your opponent on Smogtours:
/challenge gen9terapreviewpaldeadexdraft@@@ -Last Respects, -Shed Tail, -Drizzle, -Drought, -Leppa Berry, -Baton Pass, -Quick Claw

All games must be complete by 11:59PM GMT-0 on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023. Incomplete games will be resolved by the hosts (TTK, Lumii, and ultraplayer) following the Activity Win Rules above.

Please post the name of your opponent with it as well as the end score.

For example: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen9paldeadexdraft-1806537886-4kh0psde9rs0m9jk0ir7ekv753plw5zpw ultraplayer vs RoiDaddou (victory to ultraplayer 6-0)

This thread and all other Low Tier Draft threads should be considered the final ruling in case of discrepancy between threads, Discord announcements, and Google spreadsheets. Contact a host if you have any questions or spot an error. We are human, after all.
Last edited by a moderator:
It seems an error was found during the previous round. Maansibmac was marked as the winner of their game vs Lennart, however due to the illegal bring of Baton Pass on Dunsparce, the game result should've been overturned with Lennart receiving a win instead. The current bracket will be updated with the correct matchups, which are listed below.

Maansibmac vs TTK
Lennart vs EviGaro

Sorry for the inconvenience
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