Grand Slam - Administrative Decisions

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In this thread you will find decisions pertaining to Grand Slam IX. You can find general tournament rules here.

Below are all previous Grand Slam administrative decisions threads and links to pertinent rulings:

Grand Slam VIII Administrative Decisions

Grand Slam VII Administrative Decisions

Grand Slam VI Administrative Decisions
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Grand Slam IV change from top 8 to top 12

 

jake

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RE: Tier shifts

As always, tiers are locked at the start of each round. There is a lot going on right now with DLC dropping, but each round of the tournament must be played in the state of the tier at the start of the round. Bans, drops, new moves etc are implemented in the following round. All bans and tier shifts will be noted in this thread for ease of access.
 
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jake

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The DLC is out, and this is how it will affect your Grand Slam IX run:

UU Open:
Round 1 will not have any of the newly released Pokemon or moves, as per the ruling above. In the following rounds, all NFE Pokemon (barring Chansey, who has been banned) and new moves are legal.​

RU Open:
Indeedee-M has been banned from SS RU, and cannot be used in Round 1. (The round was posted after the decision was made.) In addition, Chansey is not allowed due to being banned by a higher tier.​

NU Open:
Indeedee-F and Porygon2 have been banned from SS NU, and cannot be used in Round 1. In addition, Chansey is not allowed due to being banned by a higher tier.​

PU Open:
While Round 1 has not yet started, the following Pokemon have been recently banned from PU and will not be allowed when Round 1 begins, per decisions one and two:
  • Basculin
  • Gourgeist
  • Gourgeist-Large
  • Gourgeist-Super
  • Hitmontop
  • Magneton
  • Scyther
  • Silvally-Bug
  • Silvally-Electric
  • Silvally-Grass
  • Silvally-Psychic
In addition, Chansey and Porygon2 are not allowed due to being banned by a higher tier.​

LC Open:
While Round 1 has not yet started, Scyther and Tangela have been banned from LC and will not be allowed when Round 1 begins.​

Lastly, tier shifts based on OU usage are scheduled to happen on July 1st, per this announcement. These shifts happen in the middle of the week, meaning they will not impact the tournament until the round following. I'll post a brief summary of the changes here when they happen.

Please let me know ASAP if anything in this thread is not correct.

 
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