LC RU Cup I - Semifinals (Round 5)


LC RU Cup - Semifinals (Round 5)

Welcome to round 5 of the LC RU Cup, the semifinals. Good luck on your matches this week and grats on getting this far!

LC RU council has decided to ban Slowpoke, please make sure not to bring Slowpoke otherwise that match will be a forfeit!

Base LC Bans:
Abilities: Chlorophyll, Moody
Moves: Baton Pass
Pokemon: Cherubi, Corsola-Galar, Cutiefly, Drifloon, Gastly, Gothita, Rufflet, Scyther, Sneasel, Swirlix, Tangela, Vulpix-Alola, Woobat

Usage Bans (based on policy found here): Abra, Amaura, Archen, Baltoy, Carvanha, Chinchou, Corphish, Cottonee, Croagunk, Cufant, Dewpider, Diglett, Diglett-Alola, Drilbur, Dwebble, Elekid, Farfetch'd-Galar, Ferroseed, Foongus, Frillish, Goldeen, Grookey, Grubbin, Helioptile, Hippopotas, Joltik, Koffing, Larvesta, Lileep, Magby, Magnemite, Mareanie, Meowth, Mienfoo, Mudbray, Munchlax, Natu, Omanyte, Onix, Pancham, Pawniard, Ponyta, Ponyta-Galar, Porygon, Pumkpaboo-Small, Sandshrew, Sandshrew-Alola, Scraggy, Scorbunny, Shellder, Shellos, Snover, Spritzee, Staryu, Stunky, Timburr, Tirtouga, Trapinch, Tyrunt, Vullaby, Vulpix, Wingull

Additional RU Bans: Slowpoke, Zorua, Zigzagoon

Please join the server for sample teams and metagame discussion.
An update to the VR and correspondingly the sample sets will be ready for next week.

The viability rankings can be found here.
The role compendum can be found here.

Speeds with max speed invest and beneficial nature (unboosted):
19: Buneary, Meowth-Alola, Poliwag
18: Anorith, Dreepy, Feebas, Magikarp, Minccino, Salandit, Wimpod
17: Arrokuda, Charmander, Combee, Electrike, Espurr, Litten, Purrloin, Remoraid, Sandile, Skorupi, Smoochum, Sobble, Tentacool, Treecko, Trubbish, Tympole
16: Axew, Barboach, Budew, Bunnelby Eevee, Fletchling, Growlithe, Horsea, Kabuto, Karrablast, Lillipup, Mime Jr., Noibat, Pichu, Psyduck, Riolu, Rockruff, Rookidee, Venipede, Wailmer, Zigzagoon-Galar, Zubat
15: Bagon, Binacle, Blipbug, Bulbasaur, Caterpie, Chewtle, Clauncher, Darumaka, Darumaka-Galar, Dratini, Hoothoot, Impidimp, Inkay, Jangmo-o, Krabby, Mantyke, Nickit, Nidoran-M, Pidove, Pumpkaboo, Pumpkaboo-Large, Shinx, Silicobra, Sinistea, Sizzlipede, Snorunt, Squirtle, Stufful, Swablu, Swinub, Torchic, Vanilite, Wooloo
14: Cosmog, Cubchoo, Cubone, Deino, Exeggcute, Fomantis, Gible, Golett, Goomy, Hatenna, Larvitar, Machop, Meowth-Galar, Milcery, Mudkip, Nidoran-F, Nincada, Phantump, Popplio, Pumpkaboo-Super, Ralts, Rowlet, Toxel, Tyrogue
13: Aron, Beldum, Bergmite, Bounsweet, Bronzor, Clobbopus, Duskull, Elgyem, Happiny, Honedge, Klink, Lickitung, Lotad, Munna, Oddish, Petilil, Rhyhorn, Rolycoly, Seedot, Shelmet, Skrelp, Skwovet, Spheal, Whismur, Wynaut, Yamask, Yamask-Galar, Yamper
12: Applin, Azurill, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Litwick, Morelull, Roggenrola, Sandygast, Slowpoke-Galar, Snom, Solosis, Togepi, Wooper
11: Bonsly, Gossifleur

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Format: Gen 8 LC with additional bans listed in the spoiler above.
  • Bringing a Pokemon not legal for LC RU will result in a forfeit of that match, please double check your teams.
  • Best of three, single elimination
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!
  • Standard battle clauses
  • Replays are required! Please post the replays in the post which states that you've won.

EviGaro  vs  Eonito
Lilburr  vs  risi

Message me on discord if you have any questions: megatyler30#6446.
Deadline August 15th at 11:59PM GMT-5
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