Official Smogon Tournament XVI - Round 2-C (Pokémon Home NOT ALLOWED this round)

Round 2 will continue to be the pre-Home metagame. Changes as a result of Pokemon Home's release (both additional Pokemon and newly available moves) will NOT be permitted until Round 3.

Welcome to the second round of this year's Official Smogon Tournament! The OST is one of Smogon's longest standing traditions in tournaments and has crowned many great Pokémon players as its champions across five generations. Over the next few months, thousands* (!) 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.

The tournament will have a best of three format. This means that players will play until one of them wins two games. Players are allowed to switch teams in between games, or use the same team throughout the set; 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).

Just like last year, there will be a cash prize for this tournament! The winner of this year's Official Smogon Tournament will receive 200 USD! With the Finalist receiving $100 and both semifinalists taking home $50 each.

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or another TD team member!

OST Specific Rules
  • This is a standard SS OU tournament.
  • The tournament will be single elimination.
  • Players will play a best of three series of games each round
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!. If you can't agree on which server to play on, the Smogtours server is the default option.
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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.
  • 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 Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more information.
  • Baton Pass Clause: The move Baton Pass is banned outright.
  • 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.

For example, 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.

In case of disconnections, if you played in the SmogTours server, call a Tournament Director as soon as possible and we'll see about the possibility of having a rematch.

General Tournament Rules

Please read this guide if you're unsure how to schedule with your opponent! Alternatively, watch this video made by teal6:

Now then, without further ado..

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 2-A, 2-B and 2-D threads for it!)
Poison Adhesive vs Bitana
Tempete-Familly972 vs Ishtarrr
Ktütverde vs CrazyClown94
Ernestofp13 vs Whydon
Shrug vs Gochan
Waylaid vs ssjjynx
Eoward vs MSnt
Havens vs Meru
Drud vs NoSeLlama
Void vs EnzoLapras
Erzengel vs TheScorch'dBlaze
kuyukihime vs sutender
Bruno de Lucas vs Dragonlord28
Konthegod vs Jefozz
Bughouse vs Lets In The Sun
WailJesus vs 100percentpureheat
Shaad Skyel vs AB2
Astamatitos vs miltankmilk
Pak vs michy47
bynum vs tennisace
TioDragonite vs brodean
afakedugong vs Thunder Pwoell
MegaVictini04 vs KeepARat
Captain Funk vs Sushi Driller
Sahki vs Spl4sh
Ninjadog vs Egor
Teddeh vs Obstabooze
sch vs Anders.Hansen21
Peri vs LaCobra57
voxtra vs TravellerJoe1103
dheeennn vs Tachibana
Anthonyy23 vs Daragen
sethdab vs Psychicwin
Lamuertefrench vs Dr Gekko
Gurpreet Patel (Sent you a Friend Request) vs iKiQ
Ophion vs 1 True Lycan
Particular1 vs bulufan14
PQD vs Sans_BadTime
JoeDaHoe64 vs Quartosa
Akola vs Jamez155
Zykeric vs Its all RNG
xapx vs byronthewellwell
MK007 vs Twan
Sam I Yam vs TSR
NHelioX7 vs Haru
Gegog vs Shivam3299
Wheezer vs Neosdragon
LidDelButtz vs Staraptor
Rexus vs Karl Dude Guy
Alakazam vs Cicada
Slyser vs mncmt
LuckOverSkill vs Yuitaeth
xray vs Loki
infernotrees vs Noxey
Hyke vs Insult
whitnerd vs Dazzlingtogekisses
Louna vs Ursarox
Ab81c vs el rojo
wehavecancer vs Giannis Antetokommo-o
blinkboy vs Regnite
ReadTheMango vs Klay
Oibaf vs Rhmsitb
Drake'sProdigy vs Enzo Gorlami
Triopsman vs Revulsion
Jeidell vs Bomb don
Will-I-am vs Alternativ3
z0mOG vs Roginald
komndgamer vs eBOTT
TTheBeast1 vs Turtledoggo21
HyperFlux vs James2464
matrega vs Nouyi-√
Triangles vs Omega97
pkcc vs Lfrs
Mr.Serize vs SmokingPurpz
CBU vs DeeJ
Endal vs ABR
Pepeduce vs agustinivanpardal
Simia vs skttll
Hammy vs Soda♫Casual♫
Eremita vs MetaRiolu7
Kyotoshi vs squinn
Lennart vs feenex
Cloyy vs Kevin Garrett
LordTheodore vs chinotaka
Drax. vs Dark_Name100
Gilbert arenas vs bye 2
Lord Thorx vs Jeevs10
Sadlysius vs qsns
King Leo V vs WildWorms
Diophantine vs kythr
TheMobedex vs mpc
lucardinho vs Envoy│Lattewave
Robyn vs Excal
Alkione vs Freaakz
BK vs TheJ3estPenguin
boulicrok vs destinyunknown
martha vs SwalotKing53
Marowhacker vs Amaroq
zoowi vs Serene Grace
AmazingMo vs Expulso
Javoon vs Attribute
Sharow vs Luispeikou
Wamr vs Zokuru
Nurul vs gengaster
Javiromero20012 vs Karppi
yovan33321 vs Indigo Plateau
Thiago Nunes vs Mix
Wanony vs AkaiTenshi
emoni vs Bundy300
Lord PRXTTY FLVXKO vs WellPoint
Gravity Monkey vs Aurora
le LLiolae vs Mysterious Player
Salamanders vs Y8
nono10023 vs beatiful
Bothadeeznutz vs Piratilla
watermess vs JemZ
Trapp vs damflame 3
Uyio405 vs Chaitanya
Typhlosion48 vs neomon
ThorTako vs Đark₮aR
LFDanFar vs Reyzark
TheAprilFool vs HSOWA
talah vs UltraBallz
Hyogafodex vs _SirCozmo
Bloody alfa vs Hyperium1233
xImRaptor vs Moutemoute
Ade50 vs big soup

Deadline is Sunday, February 23rd Midnight EST.
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Round 2 is the pre-Home metagame! Changes to the tiers as a result of Pokemon Home's release should NOT be utilized until Round 3!

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