Approved Self-KO Clause (Gens 1-4)

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Based on what I've read on Smogon:

PS! elimination tournaments, and ladder assuming it forces wins, should have Self-KO Clause implemented in Gens 1-4 tiers, since it's the intended method to determine a winner in cases where a battle must end in a winner.

Self-KO clause should cause the user of explosion, self-destruct, destiny bond or perish song to lose the battle in a situation where both sides have their last remaining Pokémon KOed on the same turn resulting from these moves.

By default, these cases are all ties? (or intepreted to be in the case of RBY) This should be the result for PS! round robin tournaments and/or any other challenges.

I'm sure there's people that can explain the mechanics in better detail, accuracy, and precision than me.

I'm deducing this mainly from what's stated on here: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/tournament-rules-and-general-guidelines.3642760/
 
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I'm fine approving this rule to be implemented (though, this would actually be a 'Self-KO Clause Mod' IIUC, because this actually mods cartridge mechanics?), but whether it should be the default for the ladder/room tours is up to the respective tier leaders/Old Gen Councils. FYI BKC as someone on 3 out of the 4 relevant councils.
 

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To be a bit clearer, the major problem is actually there isn't ties when there is supposed to be. Self-KO Clause is just generally preferred to the exact opposite, current mechanics, which are made up as far as I'm aware. Perhaps the priority is to fix to the genuine mechanics, determine how the ladders interpret the tie (regarding calculation of points - maybe this is already done?), introduce Self-KO Clause and then introduce some logic that recognises pure best-of-1 formats (with no rematches), that then force Self-KO Clause in. I don't know whether PS! tournaments reset the match if a game ends in a tie or not.
 

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