Tournament OM Classic II Information Thread

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Welcome to the second iteration of the Other Metagames Classic! The OM Classic is a tournament that features various Other Metagames from previous generations. This tournament will be single elimination with Best of 1 style matches for each cup. Afterwards, the top 8 players will face off in a playoffs in which a winner will be crowned! The schedule for the Cups is as follows:

USUM Balanced Hackmons Cup:
March 21st - Hosted by In The Hills
ORAS Almost Any Ability Cup: March 28th - Hosted by Thinkerino
USUM Mix and Mega Cup: March 28th - Hosted by SectoniaServant
ORAS Pure Hackmons Cup: April 4th - Hosted by Kris
USUM STABmons Cup: April 4th - Hosted by OM


Playoffs will take place after the final Cup has concluded. The top 8 players will face off in a seeded single elimination tournament, where all 5 tiers will be played in a Best of 5 style match. The points system used will be the same as the one used in the Smogon Grand Slam.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does the OM Classic count towards the 2021 Other Metas Tour Circuit?
A: No, the OM Classic doesn't count for circuit points of any kind.

Old Gens OMs Hubs:
USUM Balanced Hackmons:
ORAS Almost Any Ability:
USUM Mix and Mega:
ORAS Pure Hackmons:
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Important Mechanical Changes

  • Full Pokedex and move list are usable. This includes moves like Pursuit, Return/Frustration, and many others.
  • Z-Crystals and Mega Stones can be used, allowing for the use of Z-Moves and manual Mega Evolution.
  • Rapid Spin is 20 BP and does not increase Speed.
  • Grassy, Electric, and Psychic Terrain boost is 1.5x instead of 1.3x.
  • Defog no longer removes Terrains.
  • Figy Berry and its equivalents restore HP by 50% instead of 33%.
  • Inner Focus, Oblivious, Scrappy, Rattled, and Own Tempo no longer have immunity to Intimidate
  • Disguise does no damage to Mimikyu after activation.

  • Burn deals 12.5% per turn, not 6.25%.
  • Prankster affects Dark-types.
  • Soul Dew boosts Special Attack and Special Defense of Latios and Latias by 1.5x.
  • Dark Void's accuracy is 80%, and it is not restricted to Darkrai.
  • -ate abilities grant a 1.3x power boost, not 1.2x.
  • Gale Wings grants +1 priority to all Flying-type attacks regardless of the user's HP.
  • Base critical hit rate is 1/16 instead of 1/24.
  • Normalize no longer boosts the power of affected moves.
  • Mega Evolution does not increase the Pokemon's Speed nor activate its Ability on the turn of Mega Evolving.
  • Destiny Bond does not fail with multiple uses
Metagame Specific Changes:
USUM Balanced Hackmons:
  • Arceus and Silvally forms will always be Normal-type, unless they are holding their designated item and have the ability Multitype/RKS System.
USUM Mix and Mega:
  • Aggronite adds a Steel secondary typing, as opposed to removing the secondary typing.
  • Red Orb and Blue Orb can be used as mega stones, providing the following boosts:
    • Red Orb (+30 Attack, +20 Defense, +50 Special Attack | Desolate Land | +
      | +49.7 Kg)
    • Blue Orb (+50 Attack, +30 Special Attack, +20 Special Defense | Primordial Sea | N/A | +78 Kg)
  • If a Mega Stone is banned, its native user will still be able to Mega Evolve with that stone. For example, Pidgeot can hold Pidgeotite despite Pidgeotite being banned.
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