Tournament [Gen 9] Do Not Use Kickoff ($25 prize pool) - won by Ninja!

Approved by staff
Welcome to the first Do Not Use tour we've hosted on Smogon! We've held tournaments before in previous metas but are excited to bring our tier to a new audience. This tour is being hosted by cyclonez_ and R8.

R8 has generously donated $25 to the prize pool! Winner takes all.

:kirlia: Tournament Rules

  • All general tournament rules and guidelines apply.
  • This is a double elimination tournament! All players will play a minimum of two matches. Finals will be a Bo3 where losers bracket has to win two sets.
  • Every round lasts at least 1 week.
  • All matches are bo3 using the challenge command on Pokemon Showdown! or Smogtours, not Dragon Heaven or any other side server.
  • Not using the challenge command or using illegal movesets will forfeit the game.
  • All pokemon have the same movesets as in National Dex formats. The banlist can be found here.
  • Replays of all tour games must be posted.
  • If any tiering action occurs during the middle of a round, changes will take effect the next round.

:litwick: Metagame Overview
  • This tier is a National Dex tier that is comprised of Pokemon at or below 280 BST, with a few extra Pokemon above that limit (specifically, Luvdisc and Unown), with a few bans below the limit.
    • Unbans: Luvdisc, Unown
    • Bans: Dewpider, Flittle, Smeargle, Nidoran-M, Wishiwashi, Wingull, Zigzagoon; Arena Trap, Shadow Tag, Huge Power, Pure Power, Moody
  • Terastallization is banned, as are Z-Moves.

:bramblin: Resources

/challenge gen9nationaldexubers @@@ -all pokemon, +Applin, +Arrokuda, +Azurill, +Bidoof, +Blipbug, +Bounsweet, +Bramblin, +Budew, +Bunnelby, +Burmy, +Cascoon, +Caterpie, +Charcadet, +Cherubi, +Cleffa, +Combee, +Cosmog, +Cottonee, +Diglett, +Diglett-Alola, +Dreepy, +Feebas, +Fletchling, +Fomantis, +Gossifleur, +Happiny, +Hatenna, +Hoothoot, +Hoppip, +Igglybuff, +Impidimp, +Jigglypuff, +Kakuna, +Kirlia, +Kricketot, +Lechonk, +Ledyba, +Lillipup, +Litwick, +Lotad, +Magikarp, +Makuhita, +Mareep, +Marill, +Meditite, +Metapod, +Milcery, +Nacli, +Nickit, +Nidoran-F, +Nincada, +Noibat, +Nymble, +Patrat, +Pawmi, +Petilil, +Pichu, +Pidgey, +Pidove, +Pikipek, +Poochyena, +Ralts, +Rattata, +Rattata-Alola, +Rellor, +Rockruff, +Roggenrola, +Rolycoly, +Rookidee, +Scatterbug, +Seedot, +Sentret, +Shedinja, +Shinx, +Silcoon, +Skitty, +Skwovet, +Slakoth, +Slugma, +Smoliv, +Snom, +Spearow, +Spewpa, +Spinarak, +Starly, +Sunkern, +Surskit, +Swinub, +Tadbulb, +Taillow, +Tarountula, +Togepi, +Toxel, +Tynamo, +Tyrogue, +Venipede, +Wattrel, +Weedle, +Whismur, +Wiglett, +Wimpod, +Wooloo, +Wooper, +Wooper-Paldea, +Wurmple, +Wynaut, +Yamper, +Yungoos, +Zigzagoon-Galar, +Zubat, +Luvdisc, +Unown, -Shadow Tag, -Arena Trap, -Moody, -Huge Power, -Pure Power, Terastal Clause, +Assist, Z-Move Clause

:venipede: Sample Teams :arrokuda:
:diglett-alola: Viability List :nacli:
In addition, we recommend joining the Discord to discuss the metagame and get practice games.
:gossifleur: Discord Link :hatenna:

Post "in" to sign up and let a host know if you have questions! You can find us on Discord at jumpheart and .r.8.! Signups will be open until Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:59 PM (GMT -6).
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