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In tournaments, usually the host will do random MU's, that is how you will know your opponent. You will contact your opponent to set a date before the given deadline. Usually you can request an extension if neither of you can make it within the given deadline. If your opponent does NOT reply or contact you, you may call activity, which will give you the win.
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Yeah! Thank you for the information, let's see if I can manage it.
 

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Has anyone ever tried suspect testing multiple BL Pokemon at once? Each BL Pokemon may be broken by itself, but might un-banning 4-5 of them together cause them to check each other?
Yes. UU suspected both Buzzwole and Breloom at the same time this generation.

The disadvantage of this is that it can lead to the most dominating Pokemon during the suspect being banned for still being broken, after which point it becomes clear said Pokemon was keeping the others in check so now they're broken. The scenario you're talking about, basically a large number of Pokemon being unbanned all at once, is generally done at the start of a generation and then the banlist develops from there - multiple mon resuspects and especially ones with more than two are rare because there are inherent issues with them.
 
Has anyone ever tried suspect testing multiple BL Pokemon at once? Each BL Pokemon may be broken by itself, but might un-banning 4-5 of them together cause them to check each other?
“Broken checking broken” is generally against the tiering policy, so this is unlikely. Additionally, something requiring one of the other drops to check it would still be heavily centralizing, so just adding one or two checks (that in and of themselves would also have limited checks) would be unlikely to change whether it was considered broken. It’s more common that usage-based drops lead to a mon coming out of BL, particularly things that were banned early in the generation while higher tiers were still hoarding mons that eventually fell out of popularity (often due to their own bans diminishing the relevance of niche checks).
 
The disadvantage of this is that it can lead to the most dominating Pokemon during the suspect being banned for still being broken, after which point it becomes clear said Pokemon was keeping the others in check so now they're broken.
So basically testing multiple Pokemon at once is not likely to work?
“Broken checking broken” is generally against the tiering policy, so this is unlikely.
What's so bad about this? Don't broken Pokemon stop being broken if they're easy enough to check? If broken Pokemon are always broken, why do different formats have different banlists?
Additionally, something requiring one of the other drops to check it would still be heavily centralizing, so just adding one or two checks (that in and of themselves would also have limited checks) would be unlikely to change whether it was considered broken.
A Pokemon can stay un-banned if it's a little bit broken, right? I think sometimes the top 3-6 Pokemon in a format/metagame would be broken if not for the other 2-5 Pokemon checking them. If multiple broken Pokemon are un-banned at the same time, they might in theory (yes I realize this is only in theory) form a new top of the metagame. It would change the metagame a lot, but just because something changes the metagame a lot doesn't mean it's broken, right?
 
hi, its been since joining smogon that i didnt address this. Whenever i try to join smogtours site i get this message I asked a tour director once if im banned or something which is obviously not the case, but postponing to address the issue isnt the answer either. I changed few laptops/devices meanwhile and neither could login so its probably the IP or something but i have no idea how to fix that since i can login on regular server, i dont see what could the issue be.
I was wondering if this is a common bug, or id appreciate anyone who has dealt with this to let me know
 

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