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Time to restart this project with some Gen 8 teams! In Gen 7 we featured some of these teams through RMT, however, that will be only happening on a less scheduled basis for now at least.

The Schedule for February is:
February 6th- OU
February 13th- VGC
February 20th- LC
February 27th- Battle Stadium


Since we are coming back from a hiatus into the new generation we wanted to feature a variety of well-known tiers not based off usage since Pokemon Home is coming out soon. OU and LC were picked as well since they are featured in SPL and we have seen some good tour games from them, so interesting and cool archetypes that have a decent amount of usage would be great. Since VGC and BSS are both tiers that still allow Dynamax it would be interesting to see cool teams that abuse this mechanic well. For OU can Finchinator, TPP, Jordy either provide a team or help me find someone who would be good to do so. For VGC can Eisenherz help us again get another VGC team like last time. For LC can Coconut provide a good team/person for the project? For BSS can chemcoop or DragonWhale provide a team for the project since they have helped with BSS in the past. Thanks, everyone!

OU team by Finchinator: https://pokepast.es/6a723ae49611024b
VGC team by Viper: https://pokepast.es/50cb8e66fea02c09
LC team by Serene Grace: https://pokepast.es/efcea2169dd2018f
Battle Stadium team by Psynergy: https://pokepast.es/16fc6a64b60b05cf
 
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Thanks to everyone that helped out in February! This generation we would like to like to start having OU featured every month, rather than just most months and have it continuously the first feature of each month, for consistency.

The Schedule for March is:
March 5th- OU
March 12th- RU
March 19th- DOU
March 26th- UU


OU will be featured (almost always) the first every month. Since Pokemon Home was dropped last month could we possibly see something with the new Pokemon OU has. Since UU & RU have past their initial Alpha stages and have been around for a bit we would like to feature them in this new generation. Teams that reflect popular archetypes in the metagame would be cool to start off the generation with. For DOU can a team that abuses Dynamax well be featured, since it is the primary mechanic of the generation and most other Smogon tiers have banned it, making it a fun feature! Gonna tag tier leaders and relevant qc team members for each tier to help pick out teams and or find individuals who can do so.

OU team by lyd: https://pokepast.es/727855adeb5a63c7
RU team by yeezyknows: https://pokepast.es/61090d221ad6beee
DOU team by stax: https://pokepast.es/55f86408ccdad843
UU team by odd della robbia: https://pokepast.es/7a6aea3857823cc2

edit: uu was moved to the last slot of this month
 
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Thanks to everyone who helped run this smoothly in March! Time to move onto April.

The schedule for April is:
April 2nd- Monotype
April 9th- NU
April 16th- OU
April 23rd- VGC
April 30th- Ubers


We decided to move this around to first to allow OU some time to recover after the potential Dugtrio ban, so I moved Monotype to the first slot, which I have a team in mind. For NU can we get something that maybe features some of the new Pokemon to SS. We want to spotlight more VGC & Battle Stadium more this generation especially since its towards the beginning of the generation, so we're spotlighting a VGC team this month. Finally, for Ubers something that features Zacian and abuses Dynamax well, since its one of the few formats on Smogon that allow the mechanic.
Monotype- I'll take care of this
NU- Eternally Rabia
OU- Finchinator TPP Jordy
VGC- Eisenherz
Ubers- Nayrz dream

Monotype team by me: https://pokepast.es/db7e468acbe2e835
NU team by Rabia: https://pokepast.es/26d3d3728f8e2d25
OU team by FLCL: https://pokepast.es/9dbffd19dcbafbf6
VGC team by JamieBoytVGC: https://pokepast.es/38137ed52ef3b02e
Ubers team by Cynara: https://pokepast.es/ce098df7a16555a0
 
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Thanks to everyone who helped run this smoothly in April! Time to move onto May.

The schedule for May is:
May 7th- OU
May 14th- LC
May 21st- ADV OU
May 28th- PU


SPL recently ended so we decided to feature those tiers again for TOTW. OU will usually get first slot of the month, this is the case in May. A team from the winner of OST could be cool to give a team because we already requested a team from the Ruiners last month. LC was last featured in May and in SPL. For the Old Gen OU we decided on ADV after asking around and seeing BKC's ADV thread with a ton of teams from SPL, which seemed like a great pick for the project. Finally PU, the last usage tier that has not been featured, seemed appropriate as the last slot, since it is the beginning of the generation. Going to be tagging usual contributors and/or people with successful runs this SPL for each tier.
OU- Jordy TPP Finchinator
LC- Coconut jake ggggd
ADV OU- BKC (spoke on discord)
PU- Megazard TJ


OU team by FlamingVictini: https://pokepast.es/e834e60e68a74fa5
LC team by Coconut: https://pokepast.es/4b47393e30ab6822
ADV OU team by BKC: https://pokepast.es/5802370258423ece
PU team by tlenit: https://pokepast.es/0e578b3a23964935
 
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Thanks to everyone who helped run this smoothly in May! Time to move onto June.

The schedule for June is:
June 4th- OU
June 11th- RU
June 16th- DOU
June 25th- UU


We are featuring one OU team a month, June again it will be first. All the other tiers DOU, RU, and UU have not been featured since the other official tiers have. The reason we decided to slot UU last was so it could have enough time to settle after the Haxorus suspect test. The DLC should come around June 30th, so this month will be unaffected, but July will be interesting. OU, DOU, and UU have PLs ending soon, so it could be cool to see teams that were successful in those be featured.

OU team by Finchinator: https://pokepast.es/a17c7971865b7fba
RU team: https://pokepast.es/456a231a4a624c1c
DOU team by SMB: https://pokepast.es/ac2a666bfe2899ef
UU team by Donphantastic: https://pokepast.es/2a49837563a25242

Note: DOU was moved around to June 16th, this was requested in order to give them some time to get a team. While I realise June 16 is a Tuesday, DLC1 (The Isle of Armor) drops on the 17th, so in order to avoid that we moved it earlier in the week to keep it the pre-DLC metagame. UU was not changed as it won't be affected by the DLC in June.
 
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Thanks to everyone who helped run this smoothly in June, especially due to the Isle of Armor DLC in the middle of the month! Time to move onto July.

The schedule for July is:
July 2nd- OU
July 9th- Monotype
July 16th- LC
July 23rd- Ubers
July 30th- DOU


So since the DLC was in the middle of June we decided to avoid more of the usage-based tiers and let them adapt a bit and opted to do tiers that are generally more stagnant and don't change a lot between usage stat periods. Then we tried to space out DOU a bit from the others since it was like OU featured last month. Aside from that the tiers have no specific reason to be ordered like that. If you would like your tier moved around due to something like a suspect please let me know as soon as you can on discord.
OU- Finchinator TPP Jordy
Monotype- I'll take care of this
LC- Coconut jake
Ubers- Nayrz dream
DOU- talkingtree MajorBowman

OU team from Finchinator: https://pokepast.es/9173da40b5366542
Monotype team by me: https://pokepast.es/7adc913b74253378
LC team from Fiend: https://pokepast.es/43c3d52d27b86d95
Ubers team from Cynara: https://pokepast.es/87630445efe1325c
DOU team from Ezrael & Nails: https://pokepast.es/a9d2e93b906eba30
 
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Thanks to everyone who helped run this smoothly in July! Time to move onto August.

The schedule for August is:
August 6th- UU
August 13th- RU
August 20th- OU
August 27th- NU


I know we usually start with OU every month but due to the Magearna suspect test, we will be pushing it back to let the metagame settle. Then we decided to feature some of the usage tiers post-DLC since last month were more stagnant metas giving lower tiers a chance to settle. So we just decided to feature UU, RU, and NU.

UU team from vivalospride & robjr: https://pokepast.es/6ddae33e3e5cfcd3
RU team from phantom: https://pokepast.es/7859e37a98052e33
OU team from Lopunny Kicks: https://pokepast.es/a23499c30711fa03
NU team from GW: https://pokepast.es/5988c579c7ea8078
 
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Thanks to everyone who helped run this smoothly in August! Time to move onto September.

The schedule for September is:
September 3rd- PU
September 10th- OU
September 17th- Monotype
September 23rd- DOU


To space out the last time OU was featured we moved it to the second slot of the month. Aside from that the other tiers were chosen because they haven't been featured recently. Since VGC/BSS released a new ruleset we will be featuring them occasionally as well in the future. For this month we will stick to Smogon Metagames.
PU- MZ Akir TJ
OU- TPP Jordy
Monotype- ill find something for this
DOU- talkingtree MajorBowman

PU team from avarice & keppy: https://pokepast.es/2245fd8c912e88e6
OU team from Storm Zone: https://pokepast.es/64c7e5c9cd2e9055
Monotype team from Floss: http://pokepast.es/410553a7db1f5aa3
DOU team from x: https://pokepast.es/71ba6fd16c5b1cae
 
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Hello! Since maroon has decided that he'll be stepping down from this project to focus elsewhere, I'll be helping to prepare this project and eventually take over! I've already helped maroon with this project a little bit before, so hopefully everything will still run smoothly with me around, especially since I don't really plan on altering how it was before. Anyways, here's the planned schedule for October:

October 1st: NatDex OU
October 8th: Battle Stadium
October 15th: OU
October 21st: NU
October 29th: UU

Notes:
  • NatDex OU currently has no one responsible for sharing teams, since it's the first time we're featuring it, so shoot me a DM on Discord (Astra#7825) if you'd like to be responsible for it now and for the future. (Jordy has said that he’ll like to be responsible for this.)
  • Battle Stadium has been chosen for October primarily due to the big shake up in it and VGC settling down. As such, VGC will most likely be featured in November.
  • OU and UU are chosen to be later in the month due to ongoing suspect tests (Cinderace and Lycanroc-D, respectively).
  • NU was chosen to be later in the month as well in case the next tier shifts happen to have a big impact on the tier, considering last month's tier shifts shook it up pretty hard. If the tier happens to change as much as it did last tier shifts, I'm willing to push it back more and swap it with UU.
  • EDIT: We've moved back NU a day so we can get it in right before the Crown Tundra drops.
NatDex OU: Jordy
Battle Stadium: DragonWhale Psynergy
OU: Eo Ut Mortus Jordy TPP
NU: Eternally rozes Rabia
UU: Hogg TDK

NatDex OU team from Jordy: https://pokepast.es/131bfc58cf86b48c
Battle Stadium team from cant say: https://pokepast.es/91463a9104d13a2c
OU team from Sacri': https://pokepast.es/214334c111be84bf
NU team from Davon: https://pokepast.es/f4d6e983eed68365
UU team from Accelgor: https://pokepast.es/4eee79e52860ebc5
 
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Thank you everyone for helping with October's teams! Additionally, I'd like to announce that maroon has fully transferred leadership to me, so I'll be taking over this project from now long. Now, it's time to move on to the chaos that will be the entirety of November.

November 5th: LC
November 8th: Ubers
November 19th: VGC
November 26th: OU

Notes:
  • These dates and tiers chosen for November are highly tentative and could very well change.
  • LC is the most stable tier at the moment and hasn't been featured since July, so it'll have the first slot of the month. I did move it back a couple days after talking about it with Coconut, but again, it is still subjected to change.
  • OU gets the second slot due in order to give it some time to settle a bit, since they did just did some quickbans recently. The date is still up in the air, though, due to the timespan between it and the team before it being fairly long and more potential quickbans down the line.
  • Ubers and VGC get the last two slots, since both aren't affected by tier shifts. Their dates and order are still very tentative, since both are going to experience some events that may prompt a change (i.e. Ubers is having its Dynamax suspect test soon, and there will be VGC tournaments coming soon).
Updates:
  • Jordy has mentioned to me that the week of the Smogon Tour playoffs would be a better time to feature this month's OU team, since teams would be much more refined then, so I've decided to shift Ubers and VGC up one and put OU last.
  • I made the date for the Ubers team earlier so it wouldn't be so close to the end of their current suspect test.
  • I moved back the date for LC to its original date.
LC: Coconut said that she'll be able to provide a team.
OU: Eo Ut Mortus Jordy TPP
Ubers: Cynara dream Nayrz
VGC: Eisenherz

LC team from dcae and tazz (write-up from Fiend): https://pokepast.es/3413caacea53110a
Ubers team from Icemaster: https://pokepast.es/84c791588e19fd80
VGC team from shadekirby321 (write-up from Eisenherz): https://pokepast.es/ce77d8fcf273898f
OU team from Jordy: https://pokepast.es/167ae75c86b2e4ae
 
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Thank you everyone for helping out with November! Time to close out the year with December.

December 3rd: OU
December 10th: DOU
December 17th: Monotype
December 21st: UU
December 31st: DPP OU

Notes:
  • OU was given the first slot as the safest choice in the event the OU council makes any decisions regarding changes within the tier.
  • DOU was given the second slot, most likely being shortly after the DOU WCoP concludes.
  • UU was given the third slot to allow them to adjust to any potential tier shifts and changes made by the UU council.
  • Entering the new year hoping for Sinnoh remakes, DPP OU was given the last slot of the month, New Year's Eve.
  • As such, Monotype was given the fourth slot, the only one available.
  • If things are looking good and stable this month, we can start to feature lower tiers like RU and NU again in January.
Updates:
  • UU's and Monotype's slots were swapped as extra caution in case the tier shifts in the middle of the month happen to affect UU greatly.
  • UU slot was moved back to the 21st in order for it to be not so close to the deadline of their Blaziken suspect.
OU: Eo Ut Mortus Jordy TPP
DOU: MajorBowman
UU: Hogg TDK
Monotype: maroon said that he can provide a team.
DPP OU: BKC
In regards to the tags, by the way, I realize that some of users listed for tags in the OP may not be as active or interested anymore. If you would like to be taken off or added to the list, message me on Discord (Astra#7825) so we can discuss it. See you guys here again next year!

OU team by Storm Zone: https://pokepast.es/28446ac62a71a3d3
DOU team by Paraplegic: https://pokepast.es/f412ac22de531472
Monotype team by maroon and Decem: https://pokepast.es/0f03b4de13a3ad7b
UU team by Lilburr: https://pokepast.es/ec85427ead525ba4
DPP OU team by Emeral: https://pokepast.es/d8fc739a4140c1c3
 
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Thanks you to everyone who helped make December run smoothly! Time to open for business for the new year.

January 7th: CAP
January 14th: RU
January 21st: OU
January 28th: Anything Goes

Notes:
  • CAP gets the first slot due to that week being primarily the week where CAP 28, Miasmaw, will be featured.
  • OU gets the second slot due to being a few days after the conclusion of their current Urshifu-S suspect test.
  • RU, after finally entering a stable state, gets the third slot so it's not so close to the end of the month to prevent it from potentially becoming outdated quickly upon tier shifts.
  • Anything Goes fills the final spot, which will be the first time it will be featured on this project!
Updates:
  • I decided to swap RU's spot with OU's so OU has more time getting settled after its current suspect test, since Urshifu-S will (most likely) get banned.
CAP: Birkal
OU: Jordy TPP
RU: EviGaro phantom
Anything Goes: Guard Icemaster
CAP team by Darek851: https://pokepast.es/a3761a4f8866659e
RU team by MrAldo: https://pokepast.es/a204959812be2f10
OU team by Jordy: https://pokepast.es/b0e5de19b07692de
Anything Goes team by Guard: https://pokepast.es/d6c1a67f2db9a8d9
 
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Thank you everyone for helping us start the new year strong! Let's keep the ball rolling for February.

February 4th: NU
February 11th:
PU
February 18th: VGC
February 25th: OU Monotype

Notes:
  • Pretty much all of these tiers besides VGC will be featured coming a few weeks after a suspect test; NU just banned Sigilyph, and PU and OU will soon come to a closure on Virizion and Spectrier, respectively, making it a good opportunity to show off metagame changes within each tier.
  • VGC Series 8 has started, so it was given the last slot as an opportunity to show off its new rules.
Updates:
  • I swapped OU's and VGC's place because I got a VGC team early and I think OU can use a little bit more time to adapt to their recent changes.
  • The recent Cinderace and Magearna quickbans were too close to the scheduled upload date for the OU team, so I've decided to replace it with Monotype.
In other news, I went ahead and updated the tag list based who I've been asking for teams and who I haven't really heard much from in terms of this project. If anyone would like to be added, removed, or added back to the tag list, let me know!
NU: rozes Rabia
PU: MZ Akir
OU: Jordy TPP
VGC: Eisenherz
NU team by Davon: https://pokepast.es/45dc06ee56f17c59
PU team by TJ: https://pokepast.es/050907c5b71065bb
VGC team by @gracideae: https://pokepast.es/0f91b0963a09eea0
Monotype team by Decem: https://pokepast.es/c4c1ab0032b1c4b3
 
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Thank you to everyone who helped make February go smoothly! Time to march onto March.

March 4th: OU
March 11th: Battle Stadium
March 18th: BW OU
March 25th: NatDex OU

Notes:
  • OU was scheduled for the last week of February but had to be changed last minute due to the recent quickbans. I've been informed that it would be alright to feature it this week.
  • The rest of them have been chosen due to it being a while since they were featured (especially BW OU). This is also in order to save lower tiers like UU and RU a slot for April, since it would be a good opportunity to feature them alongside Grand Slam.
Updates:
  • The scheduled dates for BW OU and NatDex OU were swapped to compensate for NatDex OU's most recent suspect test.
OU: beatiful has agreed to provide a team.
Battle Stadium: Psynergy cant say
NatDex OU: Jordy
BW OU: Caetano93 has agreed to provide a team.
OU team by beatiful: https://pokepast.es/3f282ef36f5e6897
Battle Stadium team by cant say: https://pokepast.es/716150be338bf1e5
BW OU team by Caetano93: https://pokepast.es/398e2478ed791e4b
NatDex OU team by Chazm: https://pokepast.es/4e0213be7b360775
 
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Thank you everyone for making March run smoothly! Apologies for the lateness of this schedule, I had some school-related things I needed to take care of. Anyways, on to April!

April 8th: OU
April 15th: Ubers
April 22th: UU
April 29th: RU

Notes:
  • Since Grand Slam is happening, I've decided to dedicated some slots this month to some of the tiers being featured in the tournament. I know it's rather early to do so, but I was also planning on featuring those tiers once again towards the end of the tournament.
  • The first two slots go to tiers not in Grand Slam just to give some time for the tournament to play out and develop.
Also, since I always reach out to people anyway for teams, I don't really see tags as necessary anymore. If any of you still want to be updated on when these are posted, be sure to watch this thread!

Updates:
  • We've decided to shift every scheduled team down one week, so the first time to be featured this month will be OU on April 8th. NU will be featured the first week of May.

OU team by TPP: https://pokepast.es/6467b1890ac107f0
Ubers team by Fc: https://pokepast.es/cc67d156f0a864f3
UU team by martha: https://pokepast.es/2785fad69265da73
RU team by Hurtadoo: https://pokepast.es/dd745beddc8a029a
 
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Thank you everyone for helping out in April! Time to move on to May.

May 6th: OU
May 13th: LC
May 20th: NU
May 27th: PU

Notes:
  • The conclusion of the recent OU suspect test makes it safe to be featured first in the month.
  • The rest of the tiers being featured this month are the remaining ones that are featured in Grand Slam.
Just a heads up, when Grand Slam is reaching its end, I'll most likely featured all of those tiers again with teams that were used for the late rounds or playoffs.

OU team by talah: https://pokepast.es/0651de94af9bdada
LC team by [ ]:
NU team by [ ]:
PU team by [ ]:
 
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