Official Smogon Tournament XII - Round 4

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Smogon Tournament #12

Welcome to this year's Official Smogon Tournament, the twelfth installment of one of Smogon's most prestigious tournaments. The OST is one of Smogon's longest standing traditions in tournaments and has crowned many great Pokemon players as its champions across four generations. Over the next few months, hundreds of players will compete to the best of their ability as they attempt to join the exclusive ranks of the OST trophy holders. Only one of those players will succeed in their journey and earn the recognition that comes with their victory, along with the iconic OST trophy.

Before participating in this tournament, please take some time to read the following thread: Tournament Rules, Guidelines, and General Information

This year, we will also have a cash prize! The winner of the tournament wins a hundred (100) US Dollars, provided generously by Pokémon Showdown. The winner will get contacted about the details of the money transfer after the tournament is completed.

The tournament will have a best of three format. This means that players will play until one of them wins two games. This will later change to a best of five format when there's 16 players remaining, requiring a player to win three games to complete the set. Players are allowed to switch teams completely between games, or use the same team, it is completely up to the player. If players only partially complete a series before the deadline, it will be considered an uncompleted match and action will be taken accordingly (either an activity win or a coin flip).

Specific Rules
  • This is a standard ORAS OU tournament.
  • The tournament will be single elimination.
  • Players will play a best of three series of games each round, changing to a best of five series when 16/24 players remain in the tournament.
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!. If both players agree, matches may also be played on Pokemon Online.

Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Swagger Clause: Players cannot use Swagger in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Team Preview: Players must turn on the Team Preview feature where players can view the opposing team's Pokémon and choose their lead Pokémon.
  • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any pokemon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more informations.
  • Baton Pass Clause: Check this thread.
  • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's OU Ban List. If the tiers change or new items, abilities, moves, or Pokemon become available in the middle of a round, the changes will take effect in the following round. There will be an announcement in the relevant round if this occurs.

About Activity Decisions

Activity Decisions / Coin Flips: In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

Activity Win Request

I contacted my opponent on the 27th, one day after the round was posted and told him my timezone. He responded on the 30th but did not indicate his timezone. I replied back asking for a timezone on the 1st of December, and he never replied. On the 7th, I VMed him again asking whether he could battle on the weekend, and yet again he didn't respond. I deserve the activity win because my opponent ignored my attempts to schedule our battles.

If you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

Timer Clause will be strictly enforced for this tournament. This means that the normal disconnection rules found in the Tournament Rules, Guidelines, and Information thread do not apply. If a player disconnects and does not reconnect to their battle before the timer expires, they lose that particular game. This doesn't necessarily mean they lose the entire set.

Playing before the prediction tour occured
You may play before the prediction tournament is up but try not to announce the result of your games before it actually get posted. In case you would play, the result wouldn't be altered anyway.

If a ban occurs during the current round, it won't affect the tournament until its next round.

Make sure to double check if you're there just in case there is a typo in your username.

59/64 games played

WhiteQueen vs Dark G
(Stathakis vs shartruce) vs Chechen U Out
jtots123 vs Pidge
Tele vs ShadowQuinn
vs Bro Kappa
Welli0u vs Asuya
(dEnIsSsS vs idiotfrommars) vs GOD MARTH
ShinySopheon vs Calloflochie
vs Yoda2798
MetalGro$$ vs BerserCar
Aminiscent vs Toptierboy
Choice Specs
vs Hachimaki98
Valentine vs Costi
CrashinBoomBang vs Axel10
Poek97 vs Clone.
vs Karppi
dekzeh vs Ojama
-Snow vs Sir_Bagel
Jarii vs Zamrock
A I Got TM87 vs Shoka
vs jeran
dukevesper vs Snowy.
Rydro vs Tricking
Frizy vs Entei.
[K-12] The Madchine vs Crystal Xman
SJCrew vs Toxzn
vs Lost in the city
Teremiare vs Level 56
Mia Risi vs MagmarJoe
Gene Sp vs Seeme
H&MBerkeley vs Steve Angello
vs Arii~
WECAMEASROMANS vs empoleonlove
Korby vs ben gay
Decision Makers vs Alastor Law
Void vs -Frexa-
yunggucci06 vs Shogarth
vs kingmidas
dragonlord94240 vs ABR
FLCL vs Bad Ass
Kushalos vs etaoi
Dilwar vs Mysteria
aim vs majaspic22
(Fredrick1 vs CTC) vs Real FV13
Lufia vs peere
karla Schnikov vs jpw234
I'm Rick Astley
vs Iloveleague
Newrof vs Vapo
KJ Corp vs njnp
juanen vs Vrille
GustavoYAY vs Baxstenias
(Croconaw Guy vs Carl Murray) vs Omfuga
Gotham Paladin vs -okara
Fruitdealer vs We Three Kings
Sweep vs Quaggster
vs Zockcent
Vore Gidal vs Regnite
(Sleigh Bells vs TDK) vs soulgazer
Always! vs obii
cdumas vs Mob Barley
Xboy vs PDC
Sam vs Meteordash
Dominatio vs Rupe
vs FullLifeGames


The deadline for extended games from Round 3 is 22:59 CEST (GMT+1) on the 16th of March, 2016.
The deadline for Round 4 will be 23:59 CEST (GMT+1) / 18:59 EST (GMT-4) on the 27th of March, 2016. Any matches not played by this time will be coin flipped unless one or both players have submitted a request for an activity win.

Thanks to Zracknel for the amazing logo!
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