NeverUsed Mini-Tournament 18 : XY NU - Finals won by Tachycardia


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Approved by Raseri and DTC.
Credit to the XY NU Theorymon Thread creators!
Credit to Fusxfaranto for supporting XY NU on his server!
Credit to Sidfrid for helping me by coming up with this idea.

NU mini-tournaments are just like normal tournaments, however all rounds are on this thread. There will only be 7 days for each round, and if a match hasn't been played (there will be no extensions) then the winner will be decided by coinflip.

Battles are to be played on either the Pokémon Online or Pokémon Showdown simulator.

Here are some rules we enforce for players in tournaments: There is a good chance you will receive a Warning or potentially be banned from tournaments if you fail to adhere to these:

If your user name undergoes a change, it is your obligation to report the change to the hosts of any tournaments you are participating in, as well as your opponents in those tournaments.

Avoid dropping out of a tournament midway through unless you have a good reason for doing so. People that repeatedly drop out of tournaments without good reason may be punished.

If you do have to drop out, you must notify the host and your opponent.

Endeavor to complete your battles before the deadline of each round. If we notice a pattern of laziness, we may decide to punish you.

Once you have signed up and the host posts Round 1, it is strongly recommended that you contact your opponent immediately by posting on their profile, or a Conversation if you prefer (though this makes it more difficult for the host to track who is more active). Let them know when you think you will be ready to play, your timezone (assuming you set it when you joined, it should appear at the bottom of every page on the forums), and maybe your availability if you know what that will be. Try to respond in a timely fashion whenever your opponent contacts you. If someone misses a scheduled time and the match is in danger of going uncompleted by the deadline, the host will nearly always award the win to the player that showed up, so scheduling a battle is a sure way to avoid being eliminated by inactivity. Don't be lazy!

Sleep Clause: If a player has already put an opposing Pokémon to sleep using a sleep inducing move and that Pokémon is still sleeping due to that sleep inducing move, the player cannot put another opposing Pokémon to sleep using a sleep inducing move.

Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same species of Pokémon on their team, based on the National Pokedex Number. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.

Evasion Clause: Players cannot use Double Team or Minimize in any of their Pokémon's movesets. In fifth generation (BW) Smogon tiers, the items BrightPowder and Lax Incense also may not be held by any Pokémon on a player's team. In other generations, these items do not break this clause.

OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.

Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.

Moody Clause: A player may not use a Pokémon with the ability Moody.

Disconnections and Timer Clause: In live tournaments with short time constraints such as the Smogon Tour, if a player disconnects or times out, the opponent may take the win. In other tournaments, if a player disconnects and contends that they could still win, the optimal solution is to recreate the exact situation the disconnection occurred at during the battle. If this is not feasible due to unreasonable battle length, highly improbable circumstances, or some other reason, the player who did not disconnect may choose to rematch with either the same teams or (the option to use) new teams. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment.

Simulator Glitches: Any battle mechanics not properly implemented in the simulator used for a tournament battle are fair game, unless explicitly banned by that tournament's rules. Illegal movesets that are not restricted by the simulator fall into this category as well. However, this does not include faulty tier scripts; for example, if there was a bug in the BW OU tier script that allowed you to use Drizzle and Swift Swim on the same team, taking advantage of this would result in disqualification in that battle. If a game breaking glitch is discovered, we will make a blanket tournament ban on that glitch via an announcement in the Tournaments forum until it is fixed.

Ghosting: The player in a tournament battle should be the one making their own decisions. Do not tell a player what move to make in a tournament battle (i.e. do not "ghost" them), and do not make your moves based on another person's suggestions. If we are made aware that someone playing a tournament battle is making some of their moves based mainly on the suggestions of someone else, punishments may be handed out to both parties involved.

Identity: Pretending to be another player in relation to a tournament battle is strictly prohibited. Do not try to impersonate or play as another player.

Rule Breaking: If a player breaks a rule during a battle, they are disqualified from that particular battle. If it was a single battle in a series, they will still have the opportunity to play the rest of the series.

Draws: If a battle ends in a draw in an elimination tournament or another tournament format that is unable to handle draws, there should be a rematch between the players with the option for both players to change teams.

Forfeiting: A player may forfeit their battle during or after the battle, as long as the result has not been confirmed by the host. If a player forfeits before a battle commences in the first round of a tournament, they are eligible for substitution if appropriate. We highly recommend that you do not forfeit your tournament battles just because you got lucky, but we do not enforce this.

Host / Tournament Director Decisions: The host may make a judgment call on the outcome of a battle with a disputed result, even if one player has broken the rules. If you believe the host has made an unjust decision, you may inform the Tournament Director responsible for the tournament of the situation and request that they make a final call on it.

Sportsmanship: If a player displays exceedingly poor sportsmanship before, during, or after a tournament battle, they may be disqualified or otherwise punished.


The theme of this tournament is a Pokebank XY NU tier one based on this thread.

Here are the Pokemon from the sixth generation that are allowed in this tournament:
  • Aromatisse
  • Aurorus
  • Carbink
  • Dedenne
  • Furfrou
  • Malamar
  • Meowstic
  • Pyroar
  • Slurpuff
  • Vivillon
  • Every NFE Pokemon from the sixth generation excluding Doublade are also allowed in this tournament (ex: Sliggoo, Fletchinder, Bunnelby) IF YOU AREN'T SURE IF A POKEMON IS ALLOWED OR NOT, FEEL FREE TO POST ABOUT IT!

Every Pokemon that are currently NU are allowed except for the following:

Here are the Pokemon from the fifth generation's NU tier that will be banned for this tournament (and the reasons as to why they are banned):

  • Ampharos (Mega)
  • Banette (Mega)
  • Charizard (Mega)
  • Exploud (Boomburst, +10 base Special Defense)
  • Gardevoir (Mega, Fairy-type)
  • Granbull (Fairy-type)
  • Kangaskhan (Mega)
  • Mandibuzz (Defog, Overcoat buff, Knock Off buff)
  • Mawile (Mega)
  • Pinsir (Mega)
  • Scolipede (Speed Boost, +10 base Attack

This tournament (XY NU) can only be played on Fusxfaranto's server ( as it is the only server currently supporting it!

Like always this will be a 32 participants tournament with sign-ups starting now and lasting for a week, or when the signups are full!

Sign-ups (32/32)
  1. cbt
  2. Celever
  3. Fusxfaranto
  4. Magical Magmortar
  5. Lolkomori
  6. XenoBlade911
  7. Wepwnemon
  8. Raseri
  9. FireMage
  10. Treecko
  11. Silvershadow234
  12. Robert Alfons
  13. Haund
  14. Aladyyn
  15. Ruppy
  16. JirachiCelebiMew
  17. Lasagne21
  18. DTC
  19. Atomicllamas
  20. Nozzle
  21. FLCL
  22. scorpdestroyer
  23. Annoyer
  24. Level 51
  25. majaspic22
  26. ScraftyIsTheBest
  27. Tachycardia
  28. Metal Sonic
  29. Sidfrid
  30. ShuckleKing87
  31. Cherub Agent
  32. The Quasar
  1. llvallejoll
  2. Bazion

The Quasar VS Lasagne21
Shuckleking87 VS Celever
Metal Sonic VS Ruppy
DTC VS scorpdestroyer
VS llvallejoll
cbt VS Aladyyn
Robert Alfons VS Wepwnemon
VS Nozzle
JirachiCelebiMew VS FLCL
Level 51 VS Sidfrid
Treecko VS Lolkomori
VS Raseri
Annoyer VS Haund
VS Silvershadow234
majaspic22 VS atomicllamas
Magical Magmortar
VS ScraftyIsTheBest

Magical Magmortar vs Bazion
XenoBlade911 vs FLCL
atomicllamas vs Fusxfaranto
Haund vs scorpdestroyer
vs Sidfrid
Shuckleking87 vs Metal Sonic
The Quasar vs Lolkomori
Wepwnemon vs cbt

Bazion vs Lolkomori
cbt vs Tachycardia
vs Fusxfaranto
scorpdestroyer vs Metal Sonic

FLCL vs scorpdestroyer
Tachycardia vs Lolkomori

FLCL vs Tachycardia
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If I may suggest something, I think that Avalugg is a good candidate for NU this gen. His bulk in one defense is superb but in the other is lackluster and he is also detriminally slow - slower than Slowking. I just think that Avalugg will fall from grace in even RU so I think he should be included here.


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Posting just to say that Malamar will also be allowed as it doesn't seem overwhelming and doesn't have high enough stats to be a top tier threat.

Also, Avalugg won't be allowed.

NVM SNOW WARNING ISN'T EVEN RELEASED. Snow Warning isn't allowed on Aurorus.
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