Tournament Sword/Shield Doubles OU Kickoff Tournament! Won by Paraplegic

Sword/Shield Kickoff Tour

Its that time again my fellow gamers. While we wait for the 2019 circuit to finish here is a tour to hopefully get some epic battles and explore the new format in a tournament setting!

This is a Single Elimination SwSh Doubles OU Tournament. Rounds will be Best of Three, and you may switch teams between games. Below are the clauses and pokedex restrictions in effect:

Doubles OU is a format in which both players have two Pokémon on the field at the same time. All Pokémon except those on the banlist (found below) can be used in Doubles OU regardless of the Pokémon's tier in singles play. Unlike in VGC, all Pokémon default to level 100 instead of level 50, and all 6 members of the team are brought each game.

Play Restrictions
  • Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot use any moveset on any Pokémon capable of intentionally causing an endless battle. Thus:
    • A Pokémon may not carry Recycle and hold a Leppa Berry in conjunction with Heal Pulse and Milk Drink, Moonlight, Morning Sun, Recover, Roost, Slack Off, Soft-Boiled, or Wish.
    • A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Pain Split.
    • A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Fling.
  • Evasion Clause: Players cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold.
  • Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team
Pokémon Restrictions
Players can only use Pokemon that either are obtainable in Pokemon Sword and Shield or transferable to Pokemon Sword and Shield
Players cannot use the following Pokémon:
  • Mewtwo
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Kyurem-W
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Necrozma-Dusk Mane
  • Necrozma-Dawn Wings
  • Zacian
  • Zamazenta
  • Eternatus
Players cannot use the following moves on the same team:
  • Gravity and sleep moves with below one hundred percent accuracy

Unfortunately, some particularly complicated mechanics mean Showdown is not quite there yet in terms of emulating cartridges. As soon as mechanics get updated, as you might expect, they'll be effective immediately. In the case of the new speed mechanics, I will make another post specifically for them as soon as they are changed.

Signups close on Monday December 2nd at 11:59pm GMT, so post "in" or "gamer moment" to enter!
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