The Highlander Tournament | Round One

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During All-Star week for Smogon Premier League 4, macle and I had an interesting battle. We decided to do a one on one battle between our team mascots: Scrafty vs. Toxicroak. What started as a joke battle turned into massive theorymon sessions that went on for hours. Dekzeh and the Smog Frogs spent a lot of time working out optimal spreads, and the environment was similar in the Team Raiders channel. The battle ended up being a lot of fun with a surprising amount of depth ( It was easily one of the most fun matches either of us had played, so I'm building a tournament around the same concept.


The tournament is set up that you pick and post three Pokemon when you sign up for the tournament. You can only pick one of each individual Pokemon, but a different player can have the same Pokemon as you (e.g. you can't have two Alakazam, but someone else can pick Alakazam if you pick it too; also, you can only pick one forme for Pokemon like Rotom). Chosen Pokemon have to be Overused and under; no Ubers are allowed. Each round, every player picks one of their opponent's three Pokemon to battle that round. They PM that choice to me. Once both players have relayed the opposing Pokemon to face in PM, I will declare it in the thread. At that point, both players can start preparing for their match. Picking like this occurs through every round.

Also, it'd be awesome if each player kept their designed sets for when they are eliminated. They shouldn't reveal anything about the nature of the battle, but moreso why they prepared that Pokemon in the manner they did for that specific threat. It's cool for onlookers to see the mental process behind this stuff. If you can reveal it in these threads without giving away any of the opponent's strategy, I'm sure our viewers would love to see the sets utilized.

General Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found stickied at the top of this forum.
  • Standard OU - 1 vs. 1
  • Generation V
  • Single Elimination
  • The banlists for this tournament are the same as for the ladders of the Smogon University server of Pokemon Online. You are absolutely not allowed to use any Pokemon in the Uber metagame.
  • Matches may either be conducted on Pokemon Showdown or Pokemon Online.
  • Post three Pokemon in this thread when you sign up for the tournament. They will remain as your only Pokemon throughout the entirety of the tournament.
  • Private Message user Birkal at the beginning of each round which of your opponent's Pokemon you'd like to battle.
  • Do not battle until both you and your opponent have their selection revealed in this thread.
Battle Rules:
  • Evasion Clause​
  • OHKO Clause​
  • Sleep Clause​
  • Species Clause​
  • Timed Battle​
  • 1 vs. 1​
  • No moves that evoke the Self KO Clause. Destiny Bond, Explosion, Final Gambit, Perish Song, Selfdestruct, and other such moves are banned.​
  • No Johning whatsoever. I expect all matches to be done within the span of a week or less.
  • All matches will be best of one.

All participants must Private Message me which of their opponent's Pokemon they choose to face. Your battle cannot start until I receive PMs from both participants. I will be updating this post with the selected Pokemon when I receive PMs from both battlers.

Round 1 Time Table:

All selections should be made within 96 hours (four days) of this post.
All battles should be completed within 10 days of this post.
Participants that go over these limits risk being substituted out.

Round 1 Pairings:

XxP0RP01S3M4ST3RxX vs Terraquaza
Jirachi Keldeo-R Garchomp | Garchomp Breloom Jirachi

BlankZero vs umbrepic
Tyranitar Breloom Heatran | Gyarados Jolteon Politoed

D4RR3N vs Jayde
Togekiss Celebi Politoed | Jirachi Smeargle Garchomp

Fusxfaranto vs Shayhok
Garchomp Mew Jirachi | Mew Smeargle Ditto

Steven Snype vs Asek
Alakazam Heatran Sableye | Ditto Kingdra Lucario

The DragonKnight vs Brap
Dragonite Azelf Togekiss | Gengar Terrakion Jirachi

.Robert vs IronStorm
Jirachi Mamoswine Kyurem-B | Latios Magnezone Metagross

dragonuser vs Level 51
Kyurem-B Dragonite Jirachi | Abomasnow Breloom Hariyama

Mylo Xyloto vs LonelyNess
Dragonite Jirachi Latios | Mew Jirachi Dragonite

Maxou vs 199 Lives
Dragonite Moltres Jirachi | Mew Clefable Kyurem

apologies vs Morpheus
Dragonite Latios Garchomp | Hydeigon Mew Garchomp

christos21 vs Zukai
Durant Breloom Dragonite | Terrakion Dragonite Salamence

Zaos vs FireMage
Darmanitan Gengar Keldeo-R | Volcarona Jirachi Chansey

Dcae vs kokoloko
Mamoswine Jirachi Mew | Mew Mamoswine Garchomp

Alice vs Hantsuki
Dragonite Infernape Jirachi | Jirachi Mamoswine Arcanine

aerialace TM40 vs Fantasy
Jirachi Terrakion Gengar | Dragonite Mamoswine Conkeldurr

Corkscrew vs DTC
Garchomp Mamoswine Latias | Gardevoir Charizard Samurott

Joeyboy vs Houndoomsday
Cloyster Dragonite Sableye | Mew Jirachi Dragonite

Velits vs M Dragon
Meloetta Honchkrow Jirachi | Mew Sableye Blissey

BKC vs DarkLoïc
Mew Celebi Jirachi | Jirachi Landorus-I Terrakion

Jorgen vs Lawrence III
Snorlax Zapdos Suicune | Empoleon Staraptor Galvantula

reachzero vs Chisposo
Jirachi Mew Dragonite | Shedinja Breloom Terrakion

giara vs Nglittleguy
Abomasnow Zapdos Salamence | Cottonee Jirachi Garchomp

King vs Treecko
Tornadus Reuniclus Chandelure | Whimsicott Liepard Sableye

Pwnemon vs kingmitus
Conkeldurr Scrafty Machamp | Jirachi Dragonite Scizor

FLCL vs ModestGarchomp
Garchomp Cloyster Jirachi | Tyranitar Jirachi Liepard

complete legitimacy vs ThePillsburyDoughBoy
Dragonite Garchomp Terrakion| Tyranitar Gengar Gastrodon

The Wolf vs Lunatic Lies
Victini Dragonite Smeargle | Volcarona Mew Dragonite

Lavos Spawn vs Sayonara
Raikou Entei Suicune | Jirachi Dragonite Breloom

Instynct vs Drako
Azelf Latios Dragonite | Mamoswine Dragonite Gastrodon

Meloetta<3 vs Anno nyme
Togekiss Ludicolo Machamp | Terrakion Reuniclus Aerodactyl

The Great Mighty Doom vs Brammi
Sableye Jirachi Dragonite | Blissey Zapdos Machamp

Vinc2612 vs Subject 18
Garchomp Magnezone Mew | Kyurem-B Whimsicott Mamoswine

Eagle4 vs McMeghan
Dragonite Breloom Cottonee | Tyranitar Mamoswine Mew

Rockhp31 vs Hyperbeem
Lucario Landorus-I Dragonite | Haxorus Garchomp Dragonite

Tagliatelle21 vs Arcticblast
Hariyama Lucario Dragonite | Volcarona Liepard Jirachi

majaspic22 vs NidokingKing
Lucario Dragonite Scizor | Nidoking Cloyster Mew

rairyan vs Sapientia
Dragonite Landorus Jirachi | Slowbro Charizard Dragonite

Raseri vs Frochtejohgurt
Celebi Jirachi Victini | Jirachi Tyranitar Blissey

AnemosSpei vs Leftiez
Keldeo Volcarona Garchomp | Shedinja Mew Blissey

MadBull vs The Unlucky one
Snorlax Scrafty Lucario | Keldeo Landorus Tyranitar

Dogfish44 vs Nova
Mismagius Mew Metagross | Mew Ditto Jirachi

Boudouche vs code-e
Jellicent Machamp Dragonite | Charizard Vaporeon Kangaskahn

fitzy72 vs tml
Mamoswine Mew Metagross | Terrakion Tyranitar Hydreigon

Vertex vs -Manu-
Terrakion Cloyster Keldeo-R | Salamence Victini Kingdra

CBTerrakion vs shartruce2
Garchomp Keldeo Scizor | Abomasnow Cloyster Infernape

Qwilphish vs Feranfell
Honchkrow Floatzel Mienshao | Wingull Slowpoke Maractus

Myzozoa vs DC.
Mew Latias Dragonite | Dragonite Reuniclus Scizor

Biosci vs SubwayJ
Heracross Landorus-T Tornadus | Nidoking Lucario Mew

B-Lulz vs Lady Salamence
Keldeo Gengar Latios | Breloom Salamence Terrakion

Metal Sonic vs AceHardlight
Mienshao Conkeldurr Infernape | Scizor Suicune Zapdos

Ditto vs Euler
Bronzong Latios Infernape | Alakazam Weavile Sceptile

Nelson vs Double01
Breloom Gengar Infernape | Abomasnow Mew Garchomp

Kelsey vs CrashinBoomBang
Jirachi Infernape Dragonite | Garchomp Scizor Tyranitar

~GreenCore vs Eo Ut Mortus
Dragonite Jirachi Landorus-T | Mamoswine Cloyster Jirachi

sandshrewz vs Cristal
Arcanine Zapdos Metagross | Suicune Arcanine Abomasnow

Marshall.Law vs Mew
Shedinja Jirachi Kyurem-B | Latias Zapdos Swampert

Frizy vs Asator
Jirachi Landorus-I Tyranitar | Conkeldurr Celebi Scolipede

Jets vs SoulWind
Whimsicott Mew Jirachi | Mew Jirachi Zapdos

Laurel vs Stone_Cold
Mew Cloyster Dragonite | Gengar Garchomp Yanmega

Fuzznip vs The Kyle
Mew Gengar Infernape | Breloom Chandelure Tyranitar

PK Gaming vs TheFourthChaser
Dragonite Alakazam Gengar | Mew Jirachi Kyurem-B

Kirigakure vs Kojes
Togekiss Kyurem-B Infernape | Latios Jellicent Scizor

Furai vs Dice
Tyranitar Mamoswine Mew | Keldeo Jirachi Landorus


Dragonite Breloom Alakazam
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I did receive a few questions about Landorus and Landorus-T. They were both unbanned at the start of this tournament; they'll both be allowed throughout its duration.

A few pairings have already sent in their mons! When both players send them in, your chosen Pokemon will be listed in blue.
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