inRules & Tournament Format
Art by MiniArchitect
General Tournament Rules
Standard Rules and Clauses
- This is a standard RBY OU tournament
- This tournament will be Double Elimination
- 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! If you can't agree on which server to play on, the Smogtours server is the default option.
- Replays will not be required until Top 8.
- Activity calls will be made by me, potentially with neutral assistance from a Tournament Director. Coin flips will be done publicly on PS!
- In the event that something is added to or removed from the RBY OU metagame in the middle of a round, that change will be in effect starting the next round.
- Do not cheat. Cheating will result in a disqualification. Additional punishments may be applied as necessary. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
- Signing up with more than one account
- Ghosting or being ghosted by another player (e.g. while playing a set, asking for advice about what plays to make)
- Manipulating match outcomes (e.g. throwing a match in exchange for Smogon likes)
- Do not harass or insult your opponents. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone breaking this rule. Additional punishments may be applied as necessary.
- Standard Clauses / Mods
- Desync Clause Mod: Desyncs changed to move failure.
- Sleep Clause Mod: Limit one foe put to sleep
- Freeze Clause Mod: Limit one foe frozen
- Species Clause: Limit one of each Pokémon
- OHKO Clause: OHKO moves are banned
- Evasion Moves Clause: Evasion moves are banned
- Endless Battle Clause: Forcing endless battles is banned
- HP Percentage Mod: HP is shown in percentages
- Banned Moves
- Dig, Double Team, Fissure, Fly, Guillotine, Horn Drill, Minimize
- Banned Pokemon
- Mew, Mewtwo
This tournament will award points towards Smogon Classic VII as well as the 2022 RBY OU Circuit, which awards a ribbon to the winner of the entire circuit. If you win the Cup itself, you also get a spot in the RBY Hall of Fame! There will also be special role given to you in the RBY Discord Server.
RBY OU Resources can be found here. RBY OU Sample Teams can be found here. The general RBY Forum can be found here.
Post in to join! The first 62.5% of signups will be guaranteed a spot while the last 37.5% of signups will be randomized to see who gets a spot if needed.
Signups will close Sunday July 24th at 9:00 PM GMT-4
If you have any questions, feel free to message me on Discord or through Smogon PM/VM.