PU PU Winter Seasonal - Round 2

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Welcome to the second PU Seasonal! These seasonals will be part of the PU Circuit. Entering in this seasonal earns you points for an overall PU leaderboard. After a number of seasonals (depening on activity), the top 16 players on this leaderboard will enter a seeded playoffs, where the winner of the tournament will become the PU champion! There may also be other prizes in store, which are still being discussed.
Specific Rules:
  • This is a standard ORAS PU tournament.
  • This tournament will be a double elimination tournament.
  • If you drop out of the tournament immediately after losing in winner's bracket, you will be banned from future PU circuit tournaments, and potentially risk being infracted.
  • All rounds will be best of three.
  • 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, regardless of whether you confirm that your opponent won, your series will be coinflipped unless you can provide replays. We will not disqualify both players, but we will coinflip the series, not because we don't believe that you played, but because the replay rule ensures everyone is on an even playing field, as stated. There may be exceptions to this rule.
  • PU is a usage based tier. Essentially you can use anything that is not in a higher tier; NU effectively serves as the PU banlist. However, there are several Pokemon and one move banned from PU which are not in NU or a higher tier; aka BL4. This consists of Barbaracle, Carracosta, Exeggutor, Linoone, Throh, Vigoroth, Victreebel, and the move Chatter.
Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokemon with the same PokeDex number on his team.
  • Sleep Clause: You cannot inflict sleep upon more than one member of the opposing team.
  • Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize 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.
Winners bracket:
IvoPost vs Thisbemyalt
(winner of Mizuhime VS shadestep) vs Raiza
EnemyJurist vs PokeLuver
Iron Pyrite vs Zero Returns
cryalot vs (winner of Austin VS Rayzark)
Lax vs all falls down
RawMelon vs TheKFC
Jethalal vs Feliburn
Al'Akir vs MaroGod
HJAD vs Kiyo
eaglehawk vs amber lamps
Teddeh vs Specterito
[SaiyanMaster95 vs miltankmilk
Golden Freddy's vs jeran
KJ Corp vs ErcaPerca
Shaneghoul vs Anty
Entei. vs Arifeen
scpinion vs Senpai D.M
Optical Real vs Rodriblutar
Azkul vs Hyjack
R0ady vs LightningLuxray
YABO vs ssneak
Peli vs Guilas D
(winner of shartruce VS galbia) vs Huston
-Snow vs passion
ManOfMany vs Lana Del Seldo
Doctor_DraX vs Omastar
Megazard vs Shuckleking87
Holiano vs zdrup15
Murdercow vs Twixtry
Joshz vs Tricking

Loser's bracket:
Tect vs rural
Barian vs thinkin
GyRro vs slurmz
John76 vs fatty
Arkian vs Cuzzie123
GeneralAnnoyance vs ProfessorMasterChief
byronthewellwell vs BrandonBeast
RivalET vs cityfolk
(loser of Austin VS Rayzark) vs DaSpoofy
rozes vs Doctor Gucci
Your Stupidity vs Mysterious M
Confide. vs silver97
Kingofcrimea vs Uriel Reboseno
fairytale vs shadowkid17
Kyuss vs Real FV13
Syncrasy vs trc
Kushalos vs PTF
Wooly Ampharosite vs GustavoYAY
wisc vs Mishimono
Eternal Spirit vs (loser of Mizuhime VS shadestep)
Darkwurmy05 vs (loser of shartruce VS galbia)
Lonny1309 vs tjdaas
Haruno vs Sweep
Sanjay. vs thecrystalonix
Runebane33 vs Raseri
lolbro vs Diogo
King UU vs TTFTW
-Grim vs Dominatio
Thatwackycruton vs Mr. NudistoBeach
Twix vs mayomayo
Ununhexium vs Hiro97
Dundies vs Impact

If I made a mistake or you dropped out, please tell me

Thursday 11th, 8pm gmt+0 (3pm est)

General Tournament Rules:
  • Identity: 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.
  • Scouting: 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.
  • Disconnections: 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.


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