DOU Official Doubles Winter Seasonal [Round 5] (Losers' Only Round)

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Banned deucer.

  • This is a standard ORAS Doubles tournament
  • This tournament will be Double Elimination
  • All rounds will be Best of Three. You may switch teams in between battles of the same set.
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!
  • To encourage the development of the metagame, and so that everyone is on an even playing field, all matches must have replays recorded. If neither player posts replays of the match, both players will suffer an automatic game loss. (If you were in losers' when you played, you are both out. If you were in winners', the winner is in losers' and the loser is out.)
  • Every round, I will choose a match (possibly two) as the Highlight Match. If your match is chosen as the highlight match, two of our commentary crew (myself, Lohgock, Arcticblast, Laga, BLOOD TOTEM) will be commentating your match through the SmogonU Twitch, and it will then be uploaded to Smogon's YouTube. I will contact both players by PM immediately in order to schedule a time. If either player wishes to not be streamed, they may opt out, but let me know quickly, so I can choose someone else to be the highlight match for the week.
  • Didn't think I needed to say this, but please do your best to play your entire bo3 in one sitting. It's ok if you have to leave because of unforseen events, but going into game 1 knowing that you won't be finishing game 3 right then is against the spirit of a best of 3 set. If you refuse to finish your set but stick around chatting, I will think less of you as a person.
Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokemon with the same PokeDex number on his team.
  • Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned. (No other evasion boosting things are banned).
  • OHKO Clause: The moves Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, and Fissure are banned.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Anything capable of intentionally creating an endless battle is banned.
  • Uber Clause: Anything that appears on Smogon Doubles' banlist is banned. Because the dex page is outdated (i put in a pull request like three weeks ago but it hasn't been approved), this is the banlist for Smogon Doubles:
  • Mewtwo
  • Lugia
  • Ho-oh
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Giratina-O
  • Arceus
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem-White
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Dark Void
  • Salamencite


I expect many battles to be completed under alts. This can be bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.


Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any blatant scouting. There is a difference between "[user] is known for using stall" and "let me follow [user] around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter. I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching. Everyone will have access to your replays from earlier rounds though.

Timer Clause

As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time.


Finally, in the case of a disconnect, the decision is in the hands of the player who did not disconnect. The options are: redo the battle move for move, redo the battle with the same teams but different moves, or redo the battle with completely different teams. If the battle was without a doubt over, they may also take the win. Any suspicion that a disconnect was committed on purpose to redo a match may be appealed to me, and if I feel this happened there will be severe consequences, don't do it.

Round 5 Matchups (interesting matches in italics):

Loser's Bracket:

trc vs Rumor game 2 game 3
TGMD vs AngryShroomish game 1 game 2
kingmidas vs pokebasket game 1 game 2
Agammemnon vs We R DNA
GiraGoomy vs Victorious B.I.G. game 1 game 2 game 3
Croven vs Spitzkopf Larry game 1
-Tsunami- vs TheKFC game 1 game 2
BLINGAS vs shrop05 game 1 game 2 game 3
qsns vs Not Canadian game 1 game 2
Labor vs srk1214
Can-Eh-Dian vs Metaphysical game 1 game 2 game 3
KyleCole vs hard game 1 game 2 game 3
Austin vs Meloetta<3 game 1 game 2 game 3
jacob vs LzrGunPewPew
Flame Road vs Hashtag game 1 game 2
[loser of SpaceBass vs U-turn Out] vs BKC
steelphoenix vs PDC
Genesis7 vs Antemortem game 1 game 2 game 3
Alf' vs Braverius game 1 game 2 game 3
Level 56 vs dEnIsSsS game 1 game 2 game 3
Kortex vs Hikari
Vinc2612 vs Shaian game 1 game 2
Bouffalant vs radianthero156
McMeghan vs Memoric game 1 game 2 game 3
blunder vs Moony
iliketrains11 vs PROBLEMS
Qazoo306 vs aim game 1 game 2
SoulWind vs tape game 1 game 2
Leremyju vs Lord Alphose game 1 game 2
TewMew vs Lohgock game 1 game 2 game 3
Xyldaz vs clius
vs stunner047 game 1 game 2 game 3

Highlight Match: Vinc2612 vs Shaian

Scheduling Rules:

If you really don't want to schedule via a VM conversation, then post in this thread to let me know that you are in contact with your opponent some other way. If you use VM walls, you do not need to post in this thread to let me know. (If you don't know how to access your opponent's VM wall, type their name in the search box like shown). If neither player has established contact by the sub date, you will be at risk of a double sub. If one player has contacted and the other has not responded, he will be at risk of a sub. Unless you have clearly scheduled for a date shortly after the deadline (and cannot make a date before the deadline) you will be given an activity call instead of an extension. I'm not making the calls, so I can't promise what will or won't make you safe, but I know that activities which will up your chances are posting specific times on your opponent's wall, responding to their VMs promptly, and posting any IRC logs of you scheduling in this thread.

Extension Deadline: Wednesday Mar 25 at 11:59 PM EST
Deadline: Sunday Mar 29 at 11:59 PM EST
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when bae sees your sketchers light up
had the games in the bag, just choked on some dix in g2 and g3. ggs to trc. word of advice frens dont play at 2:23 am
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