Bewear and Pangoro were banned from NU: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threa...-1-bewear-pangoro.3678111/page-2#post-8751669
Ever wanted to have the opportunity to further grow yourself as a player in an OM you've cherished, or miss the times when a popular OM was around and available? A new group of OM ladders known as Retro Other Metagames have appeared!
So far, Gen 7 Balanced Hackmons and Gen 6 Pure Hackmons have been introduced into the group! Here are some details about them:
Gen 7 Balanced Hackmons - A tiered Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon-based format where nearly anything that can be hacked in and used in local battles is allowed. Examples of bans include Wonder Guard, OHKO Moves, Innards Out, and CFZ moves. Click the Gen 7 Balanced Hackmons link for further details about bans and the format itself.
Gen 6 Pure Hackmons - An untiered Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire-based format where players can run anything they're able to hack and use in local battles. This format has a 510 EV limit. Click the Gen 6 Pure Hackmons link for further details.
We're starting up a few clubs geared around media consumption and discussion in Cong, hoping it might help to drum up some forum activity.
We don't have many mod-endorsed Cong projects at the moment, so a signal boost on this would be nice, especially if it helps to attract people who might not know they can come onto Smogon to talk about things other than Pokémon. Feel free to word the tweet however you think sounds best. I'm aware my above description isn't exactly helping to sell it lol.
2v2 Doubles is having its first ladder tournament!