Draft Draft League Winter Seasonal I - Round 6 [Replays and Team Submissions Are Mandatory]


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The Draft League Winter Seasonal is part of the 2024 Draft League Circuit and will provide points toward this year's Draft League Championship. This tournament is a Type A tournament and will be hosted by Theia and olivia. This tournament will take place in the [Gen 9] Tera Preview Draft tier on Pokémon Showdown! and battles will take place in a swiss style bracket.

The following spoilers will cover the rules for the tournament.
  • 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 two Tera Captains totalling equal to or less than 25 points. These are the only Pokémon on your draft that may terastalise.
  • The following complex ban is in place:
    - No Pokémon may use the move Last Respects
  • The following Pokémon may not be Tera-Captains:
    :baxcalibur: - Baxcalibur :baxcalibur:
    :blaziken: - Blaziken :blaziken:
    :chi-yu: - Chi-Yu :chi-yu:
    :darkrai: - Darkrai :darkrai:
    :dragonite: - Dragonite :dragonite:
    :enamorus: - Enamorus-Incarnate :enamorus:
    :garchomp: - Garchomp :garchomp:
    :gouging-fire: - Gouging Fire :gouging-fire:
    :iron-boulder: - Iron Boulder :iron-boulder:
    :iron-bundle: - Iron Bundle :iron-bundle:
    :iron-valiant: - Iron Valiant :iron-valiant:
    :kyurem: - Kyurem :kyurem:
    :latios: - Latios :latios:
    :necrozma: - Necrozma :necrozma:
    :ogerpon-hearthflame: - Ogerpon-Hearthflame :ogerpon-hearthflame:
    :palafin: - Palafin :palafin-hero:
    :roaring-moon: - Roaring Moon :roaring-moon:
    :sneasler: - Sneasler :sneasler:
    :terapagos: - Terapagos :terapagos:
    :ursaluna-bloodmoon: - Ursaluna-Bloodmoon :ursaluna-bloodmoon:
    :urshifu: - Urshifu-Single-Strike :urshifu:
  • The following Pokémon have access to all of their forms (although you may only bring up to 1 to each battle):
    :Pikachu: - Pikachu :Pikachu:
    :Basculin-Blue-Striped: - Basculin :Basculin:
    :Oricorio: - Oricorio :Oricorio-Sensu:
    :Toxtricity: - Toxtricity :Toxtricity-Low-Key:
    :Indeedee-F: - Indeedee :Indeedee:
    :basculegion: - Basculegion :basculegion-f:
    :oinkologne: - Oinkologne :oinkologne-f:
    :squawkabilly: - Squawkabilly :squawkabilly-blue:
    :tatsugiri: - Tatsugiri :tatsugiri-droopy:
    :meowstic: - Meowstic :meowstic-f:
  • If a Pokémon that is available in SV is untiered, please ask a host.
  • Smogon’s Species Clause applies to your draft.
  • All games must be played in the [Gen 9] Tera Preview Draft tier on smogtours.psim.us or psim.us. Be aware that each game on smogtours starts a timer automatically and cannot be turned off.
  • 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.
  • Quick claw and king's rock are banned.
  • Any items unreleased in SV are banned.
  • Rankings within swiss may not be 100% accurate as the spreadsheet does not track head-to-head results. Players are ranked based on the following criteria: most wins, resistance, head-to-head, battle differential.
  • Replays must be posted to the 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, and an extension has not been requested, 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.

Please note that all extension requests and activity claims must be posted to the thread, and that all of these will be judged on a case by case basis.

The deadline for all extension requests is Thursday, 22nd February, at 23:59, GMT-5. Any requests submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Draft matchups can be found at: https://spo.ink/winter_seasonal_2024_matchups

Round 6

TanyaTK vs ultraplayer
PaperRuby vs blittius
twig___ vs ComputerWhiz
gorex vs enoelr
crow crumbs vs GoldenCyber
Harv vs vinithewini
Baddy vs Gryoine

Baws381 vs scionicle
Battlestorm vs nelluc
BidoofGangsta vs One Take or Die
P is For Penguin vs MysticNyan
velvet vs amyayayy
chi yu later vs not mishmesh
Stefaan vs Elgino
thatsprison vs henguinie
Gengar_Mask vs LeoRegulus224
hedja vs Nuxl
a12qsd too vs Swagata Mitra
doogalhh vs Vish_1806
Vholtninja vs Msousagamer
SkyhorseTamer vs Taye101
AgencyIsOwn vs TheFallenShooriken
Deranged_Lime vs M4ikoOffThePerc
thunderbug vs ElevatedGodlynessOfficial
HyperTM vs pkcc
P2gyorg vs Shadow of Roserade
ThinkingSceptile vs Roller K
Estarossa vs empoleon9000
Sylveon used calm mind vs tommy1066
Batzi vs Big Pharma
ExtremeHD vs GamerOfTheYear2020
nunogomes21 vs Nayjar
USN vs jscurf2
GammaGoGamma vs random_goodness
Kaveh's Hoe vs sufys
The Hitman vs sablolol
Xiphactin vs attcris
Lucas2543 vs LatiGOD
Nalaa vs Spcplayzz

corvere vs Delta4
Azcelerator vs aagarocks
CyndaKill-SH vs Fauxtrot
EviGaro vs Breshnek
rray vs Razorgliscor
aleyx2 vs Bowas
Trogba Trogba vs kurse
Baghiba vs Babyhuey
Lostmemories vs robjr
TMM vs Ac130gaming
bronzo vs DiamondScyther
l3ssth4n3 vs Hamish150
Juicyjaguar vs TRowePrice667
tvr9 vs DustyEskimo
Arkaes vs IMCOOKiNG
elfowls vs Mana
HarmonyHatterene37 vs Flapple1
technoTS vs BigTimeBrownie
entrocefalo vs nolanb13
GeniusX vs ~Undead~
Kaneki-san vs grookeygaang
kirby6728 vs vmnunes
Lupla vs TwentyTwan
SlickPanther vs Shiritu
SwordMain vs Tjb145
kaminjaw vs pratik2007
MCX vs TheMutantSpaceDancer
Soulblaze vs Rasche
Ryan&Ditto vs MachJacob
ZDen vs Flying Beagle
Mihowk vs srvoltmike
Pampey vs olivia
vengabenga vs Zygarde12
feen vs Bovine Ghoti
Jadinobambino vs Neil445
Jordy004 vs VanillaSnorlax
legonene vs Kinetic
PrinceofUnderworld vs Sir.dee
t_zard06 vs HisuAvalugg
Thootjuh vs VoidOfDarknesss
Yezy vs darkster
Gwanian vs Knight Sky
KingofKrook vs CM_Metro
PokeFan4125 vs JeoZ
powergo1 vs sundays
Star vs BeniSama
gary buster holmes vs Almighty Rye
Nox was taken vs ksavage91
Detective Rope vs Cureja
SoggyDoggySage vs ogalbina
E Man vs DaMMu
Fierce Flamethrower vs Real GLaDOS
JRoberts vs majaco
Lennart vs TheHelixFossil1
WelcomeWinters vs 7_0_7
Ace98121212 vs Diviniya
Axel The Flygon vs Jacataca370
Demostert vs Hacker
WombatBaby vs Frozoid
Lizardu'' vs VoltyPichu
Golden Warrior vs GGTC
Exeggutor8787 vs PokeDestined99
Mister McLovin vs Sandanlp
Fabio_59 vs Nyx
stopduckabuse vs Chlora
FaultierChunk60 vs Bye

REPLAYS ARE MANDATORY. POST THEM AS REPLIES TO THIS POST. All tournaments require competitors to submit the Pokepaste used for each battle to Theia via Smogon Forums or Discord DM (Discord ID: neomeris). These teams will be uploaded for use in the Draft Factory tier (not to be uploaded until after the tournament concludes). Failure to send each team you make and battle with may impact your ability to compete in future tournaments.
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:
/chall gen9terapreviewdraft @@@ -Last Respects, -Baton Pass

This thread and all future Winter Seasonal 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.

Activity claims must be posted in this thread.
Replays are mandatory and must be posted in this thread!

The deadline for this round is Sunday, February 25th at 11:59 PM GMT -5.

NEW: The deadline for all extension requests is now Thursday, 22nd, February at 23:59, GMT-5. Any requests submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
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