Tournament Smogon Draft Kick-off Tour - Round Five

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Welcome to the Draft League forum's inaugural tournament! This thread will contain the bracket assignments for round five of the tour! Please note that from this round onwards, the tour is single elimination.

Here are the rules for the tour, they can also be found on the Rules tab on any of the sheets.
  • You have up to 90 points with which to draft 8 Pokémon. Costs are listed on your pool’s tab on the drafting spreadsheet.
  • If a Pokémon is picked by someone else, you make not pick it.
  • For the first round, there is a 12 hour timer. After the first round ends, there will be a continuous 6 hour timer within which you must pick, or you will be skipped, and will be required to make-up your pick when you are next online. All timers are off between 10pm-7am local time (check your pools pinned message for local time).
  • Your timer will halve every time you are skipped. It is recommended to leave picks (with backups) with your pool moderator to avoid this.
  • The following Pokémon have access to all of their forms (although you may only bring up to 1 to each battle):
    - Oricorio
    - Toxtricity
    - Indeedee
    - Oinkologne
    - Squawkabilly
  • Smogon’s Species Clause applies to your draft.
  • Once the draft is over, you must declare 1 Tera-Captain. This is the only Pokémon on your draft that will be allowed to Terastalize.
  • All games must be played in the [Gen 9] Paldea Dex Draft tier on
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • SV cartridge win conditions are in place; there are no ties.
  • Each set is a best-of-one set.
  • The following clauses apply:
    - Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.
    - Sleep Clause: If a player has already put a Pokémon on their opponent's side to sleep and it is still sleeping, another one can't be put to sleep.
    - Evasion Clause: A Pokémon may not hold an item, use a move or possess an ability that can increase their evasion stat.
    - OHKO Clause: A Pokémon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.
    - Moody Clause: A team cannot have a Pokémon with the ability Moody.
    - Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot intentionally prevent an opponent from being able to end the game without forfeiting.
    - Baton Pass Clause: A Pokémon may not have Baton Pass in its moveset."
  • Any items unreleased in SV are banned.
  • Replays must be posted to the pool/round thread.
  • Restarts are prohibited under any circumstances.
  • Rankings within pools may not be 100% accurate as the spreadsheet does not track head-to-head results. Players are ranked based upon: most wins, head-to-head, battle differential.
  • No Pokémon may use the move Last Respects.
  • No Pokémon may use the move Shed Tail.
  • No Pokémon may hold the item King's Rock.
  • No Pokémon may hold the item Leppa Berry.
  • No Pokémon may hold the item Razor Claw.
  • Iron Valiant may not be a Tera-Captain.
  • Roaring Moon may not be a Tera-Captain.

Here's the challenge command that includes all the teambuilder bans to make it easier for validation. Just paste it in the PMs of your opponent on Smogtours. Please note that during this round, Evasion Clause will be coded into the tier and thus removed from the challenge code when that happens.:
/challenge gen9paldeadexdraft @@@ -batonpass, -lastrespects, -shedtail, -leppaberry, -kingsrock, -razorfang, Evasion Clause

You are expected to schedule with your opponent via Smogon (you can find a guide on how to navigate Smogon and do this here). This is so that scheduling logs are public. While we may grant extensions, they will only last until 11:59pm GMT-5 on Tuesday, due to the prep heavy nature of draft.

Below (open the spoiler) are the matchups for this round:
All games will be due by 7pm GMT-5 on Sunday 5th February 2023.


In the event of a discrepancy between the threads, Google spreadsheets and Discord announcements, the ruling within the threads will be considered as final.
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