Tournament SS Natdex Battle Pools 33-64

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The Draft League subforums next tournament, SS National Dex (NatDex) has started! This tournament is separate from the 2024 Draft League Circuit and will be hosted by Hacker and scionicle. Battles will take place in pools followed by a single elimination bracket using the [Gen 8] NatDex Draft tier.

The following spoilers will cover the rules for the tournament.
  • You have up to 90 points with which to draft 8 Pokémon. Costs are listed on your pool’s tab on the drafting spreadsheet.
  • You may only draft 1 Mega Evolution and the non-Mega variants of Pokémon may not Mega Evolve.
  • You are not required to draft a Mega Evolution.
  • If a Pokémon is picked by someone else, you may 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).
  • In order to help speed up the first few rounds of the draft for everybody, tournament staff will impose a 24 hour check in. What that means is this:
    • From the commencement of the draft until 24 hours after, every single competitor will need to reach out to their pool mod (either in drafting channel discussion thread, or Discord DM)
    • This message can be simple "I'm here for pool X and ready to draft", no need to be elaborate
    • Any competitor who has already made a pick does not need to check in.
    • Any competitor who has not checked in with their pool mod by the time check-in is over in 24 hours will be replaced.
  • Your timer will halve every time you are skipped. It is recommended to leave picks (with backups) with your pool moderator to avoid this.
    • It is the responsibility of the player to inform the other members of the pool if they have left a pick with the pool mod so the players can properly notify the pool mod it is your turn to pick. The pool mods are not responsible for watching every pick at every hour of the day waiting to input your pick.
    • If you are skipped by the other players when you left a pick but did not inform them that you did, the skip is justified.
    • If the pool mod does not respond in a timely manner, notify 1 online Moderator for further assistance.
  • The following complex bans are in place:
    • :Unown-L: No Pokémon may use the move Hidden Power
    • :Greninja: Greninja may not have the abilities Protean or Battle Bond
    • :Cinderace: Cinderace may not have the ability Libero
    • :Kyurem-Black: Kyurem-Black may not use the move Dragon Dance
    • :Zygarde: Zygarde-50% and Zygarde-10% may not use the ability Power Construct
    • :Kangaskhan-Mega: Mega Kangaskhan may not use the move Seismic Toss
    • :blastoise-mega: Mega Blastoise may not use the move Shell Smash
    • :slowbro-galar: Galarian Slowbro may not hold the item Slowbronite
  • The following Pokémon have access to all of their forms (although you may only bring up to 1 to each battle):
    • :wormadam: Wormadam :wormadam-trash:
    • :Basculin: Basculin :Basculin-White-Striped:
    • :meowstic: Meowstic :meowstic-f:
    • :pumpkaboo: Pumpkaboo :pumpkaboo:
    • :gourgeist: Gourgeist :gourgeist:
    • :Oricorio: Oricorio :Oricorio-Sensu:
    • :silvally: Silvally :silvally-fairy:
    • :Toxtricity: Toxtricity :Toxtricity-Low-Key:
    • :Indeedee-F: Indeedee :Indeedee:
  • Smogon’s Species Clause applies to your draft.
  • If a Pokémon that is available in Gen 8 NatDex is untiered, please ask a host.
  • All games must be played in the [Gen 8] NatDex Draft tier on or Be aware that each game on Smogtours starts a timer automatically and cannot be turned off.
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • SS cartridge win conditions are in place; there are no ties.
  • Z-Moves, Dynamax, and Gigantamax are all banned.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Gene, Quick Claw, King's Rock, Razor Fang and all gems (with the exception of Normal Gem) are banned.
  • Rankings within pools may not be 100% accurate as the spreadsheet does not track head-to-head results. Players will advance based on scoring, where a 3-0 and 2-1 record will advance.
  • Replays must be posted to the pool/round thread, please mention the result, your opponent's name and your pool number.
About Activity Decisions

Activity Decisions / Coin Flips
: In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, and an extension has not been requested, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

Please note that all extension requests and activity claims must be posted to the thread, and that all of these will be judged on a case by case basis.

[Credit to the Official Smogon Tournament hosting team for the base form of this rule.]
Contact your opponent as soon as possible upon the round going up. Activity cases are going to be handled in a very strict manner.

When scheduling, offer as wide a swathe of time when you are available to play. 1 hour of activity on one or two weeknights is unlikely to be considered acceptable.

Schedule specifically - do not schedule for "Friday afternoon" or "Sunday morning", pick a date, a time and note the time zone, ideally as GMT offset.

If either host catches news of ghosting or some other sort of nefarious play, we reserve the right to investigate to the full limits of our ability.

Battle Pool #33: Knight Sky (dragonitesky), chimechoo (chimechoo), Shade1x (shade1x), vampere (vampere_151)
Battle Pool #34: iiFWM (devileyescome), Lucas2543 (lucas2543), InfiniteSmiles (mikej8940), DragonPhoenix333 (_mysticaldragon)
Battle Pool #35: Azery (azery), BrunoSouza130 (brunos0uza), iRentYew (irentyew), velvet (potatoogirl)
Battle Pool #36: MysticNyan (washermashin), Happygate (happygate), aces3232 (aces3232), apologies (aplgs)
Battle Pool #37: Palladox22 (palladox), Roanious (cfc_piggy), plat27 (plat27), Bugzeo (bugzeo)
Battle Pool #38: cripwalk on sunday (.maxo), LightUpFox (lightupfox), 2playaLuffy (2playakyle), banefulbunker420 (__h0202)
Battle Pool #39: Gensuzu (sry10), AaronTheBaron (aaronthebaron), Shruzz (.shruzz), GamerOfTheYear2020 (kungfupanda4)
Battle Pool #40: Antares (oblucas), Lizardu'' (liza08), Firechicken1 (firechicken217), Tir3dAlex (lightningalex)
Battle Pool #41: X good (x_good), Dr_M (dr_m69), kaminjaw (kaminjaw), bigsmellychicken (justinpoop)
Battle Pool #42: Heinny (heinny), theuncultured (theuncultured), attcris (attcris), zomb™ (.z0mb)
Battle Pool #43: Proszz (proszz), Baws381 (baws381), WINT3RWOLF (wint3rwolf), Amstan (amstan_)
Battle Pool #44: FaultierChunk60 (faultierchunk), Derpster#1 (1stderpster), Bowas (bowas), Tony D. Maroon (tonyd.maroon)
Battle Pool #45: 6Roggenrolas (meanseanmachine), BF Drew (drew4372), WishNoMore (wishnomore), SatisfactorySeal (satisfactoryseal)
Battle Pool #46: Astroo Silver (justsilver0788), smallpiplups (ryanheywood11), joemonke (bigjoe16), Down By VI (dbs.)
Battle Pool #47: Jadinobambino (jahsehden), JRoberts (, ZeroNo (shingotheoshawott), Narth_02 (narth.)
Battle Pool #48: sapphiree (its.sapphire), TwentyTwan (twentytwan), Creator of Some (creatorofsome), ExTopaz7 (transrights_)
Battle Pool #49: jadeskarlettdragon (angelknightphil), GarrukApexPredator (joe_rodeo), DaSpoofy (spoof6138), Nashe (zen_nashe)
Battle Pool #50: SirVala (sirvala), Rae (blahajbabe), Saaaaakill (saaaaakill), Guizs (keldeocrow)
Battle Pool #51: Royal5888 (blazinghg), E Man (e_man.), Paying Attenton (shinespiked), Iceshard11 (badlucklewis)
Battle Pool #52: T1W1B (t1w1b), Elite4Elwin (elite4elwin), SlickPanther (.slickpanther.), Portrait or Ruin (liarssmile)
Battle Pool #53: berna- (bernaftw), Darkclaw8 (kav_the_sav), AgencyIsOwn (agency123), LongGoneWind (longgonewind)
Battle Pool #54: pgc_terror (furiousserpent), Diviniya (diviniya), e1i (e1i11), KingofKrook (quin4949)
Battle Pool #55: PiggelJr (piggeljr), DumBat (dumbat), mudkipslaps (mystwerks), EcHoDood (ayoock)
Battle Pool #56: Ctjh (ctjh), leafora! (leafora), Delta4 (delta4_), DMONDThrice (dazey)
Battle Pool #57: potato_enigma (potato_enigma), ACExDiscostu93 (acexdiscostu93), burrg (burrger), Barirn (.boomy)
Battle Pool #58: zeyngottheracks (zeyn1337), Mushroom-Flower (mushroomflower), Hamish150 (hamish250), jokaire (thejokaire)
Battle Pool #59: gorex (real_gorex), yuramas (yuramas), Thomas18 (thomas18), EatFoods (eatfoods)
Battle Pool #60: Orizon (everorizon), Locandiere (locandiere), Eager99 (eager99), uBezin (ubezin)
Battle Pool #61: bebra2 (dabebri), RepriloidKZ (repriloid), BoingK (boingk), 64 Squares (64squares)
Battle Pool #62: Steven Stone 007 (xhiku.69), Kachurin (kachurin), Big Pharma (wonderfire), kurse (kurzv)
Battle Pool #63: Sulo (suloxv), bricknermon (tateroll), Elsquidwardo85 (elsquidwardo), faygoes (faygoes)
Battle Pool #64: ItsNimXD (itsnimxd), PuttPuttFan (punpun3700), bobbiswas (adas671a), Yenxe (yenxe)

Games are due 11:59PM GMT+/-0 on Sunday, June 9th.
The battle pool moderators for this thread are scionicle, vmnunes, Thomas18, and iPetBigfoot
You can find your matchups here
This thread and all future SS NatDex threads should be considered the final ruling in case of discrepancy between threads, Discord announcements, and Google spreadsheets. Contact a host if you have any questions or spot an error. We are human, after all.
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