The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament II (XY) - Round 1

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Originally hosted by Eo Ut Mortus

If you haven't heard, we've decided to revise Smogon's tiering system. Everyone knows that the OU council is run by people who don't actually play (cough Earthworm cough), and suspect tests are just ban-happy bandwagoning fools who don't appreciate what Mega Kangaskhan and Mega Gengar contribute to the metagame. Our new system will be a democracy: everyone will have a say.

The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament II

Standard OU rules apply
  • You are not allowed to use Pokémon classified as "Uber".
  • All tiers are based on Smogon tiers. The current status of the appropriate standard ladder will be function as the prevailing tier list.
  • A player may not use any Item / Pokemon / Moveset that is not obtainable in-game.
  • Team Preview must be enabled.
  • Only Pokemon that have been proven to have a released Dream World ability will be allowed to use that ability.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot increase their Pokémon's evasion stat with a move that specifically increases evasion. The items BrightPowder and Lax Incense are banned.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use moves that have a chance of instantly KOing an opposing Pokémon. For example, Horn Drill is an illegal move to have on a Pokémon's move set.
  • Moody Clause: No Pokemon may have the ability Moody in battle.
This is a XY Tournament. Battles are to be played by default on Showdown, but can be played on PO if both people agree.

In your sign-up post, include exactly two Pokemon, moves, or items you wish to ban. Please use the following format:


You can ban two Pokemon (Hippowdon and Flaaffy)
You can ban two moves (Lava Plume and Flare Blitz)
You can ban two items (Fist Plate and Magnet)
You can ban a Pokemon and a move (Reuniclus and Icy Wind)
You can ban a Pokemon and an item (Dragonite and Leftovers)
You can ban a move and an item (Hyper Beam and Life Orb)

If you ban the original Pokemon, it will NOT ban any alternate formes.

You CANNOT ban combinations (U-turn + Earth Power, Stone Edge + Close Combat on Terrakion)
You CANNOT ban parts of Pokemon (Speed Boost on Sharpedo, Magic Mirror Xatu)
You CANNOT ban strategies (Dragon Spam, VoltTurn)
You CANNOT ban abilities (Sheer Force, Flash Fire)
You CANNOT ban users (Bloo, Stone_Cold)


Whatever you ban will remain banned for EVERYONE in the tournament--that is, until you lose. If you lose in this tournament, you will be deemed unqualified to act as a tiering leader and will be assassinated by Smogon administrators in the middle of the night. Your bans will be revoked at the beginning of the tournament's next round.

You may ban something even if other people have already banned it. Bans enacted by multiple people will remain in effect until all people with the same ban are eliminated.

You may not ban the same thing twice (yourself). That's just pointless, and I will not count your sign-up post if you do so. If you really don't want to ban anything else, ban Magikarp.

You cannot change your bans after I close this thread. Nobody likes a flipflop tiering leader. If you do change one of your bans, please make another post in the thread stating so, not only for me to notice but also so that people are aware of a change in the global banlist.

Substitutes' bans will not take effect. Substitutes will adopt the bans of the players whose positions they take.

Pairings (deadline is in two weeks, january 19):
1. Nozzle vs Merritt
2. Dragonforce vs el poeta
3. Treecko vs tjtjpoke
4. Emeryn vs Fuzznip
5. Asek vs perplexingpool
6. GaryTheGengar vs Genesectless
7. srk1214 vs MarceloDK
8. EZ Target vs Anno nyme
9. Hangover gets a bye
10. SupremeDirt vs Annoyer
11. Zebraiken vs Fusxfaranto
12. Laurel vs darkie
13. Grey Knight vs Mew
14. Cicada vs King
15. Ellipse vs Koinzell
16. CyberOdin vs Antibiotic
17. Goddess Lexie vs Lavos Spawn
18. Farmer vs Jirachi
19. SubwayJ vs Pkrs
20. Remedy gets a bye
21. WhiteQueen vs Chesnaught
22. Glace0n vs Dice
23. Myzozoa vs pokebasket
24. lapras6666 vs Lolkomori
25. cbt vs ChrisTehAwesome
26. Ruppy vs xtrashine
27. little gk vs Gil4
28. Chisposo vs Mr. Perry
29. Sayonara vs senegal
30. E-ShenLong vs BROStime
31. Temptation vs dcae
32. zeo sokurame vs idiotfrommars
33. porky gets a bye
34. Dr Ciel vs Swamp-Rocket
35. kingmidas vs majaspic22
36. dekzeh vs taylordactyl
37. MasterTP10 vs Danilo
38. Zukai vs Bedschibaer
39. Enguarde vs Celever
40. Erick17 vs Alf'
41. shartruce2 vs Sapientia
42. Hantsuki vs Dxs
43. Sand Castle vs Jayde
44. Reggisteel vs Veles
45. Own3y vs Lasagne21
46. Puralux vs McMeghan
47. Level 51 vs Dark Nikuman
48. Icecream vs PDC
49. Ezio vs FLCL
50. Raseri vs The Great Mighty Doom
51. dragonuser vs NoStatusPlz
52. HBK vs Pan.
53. Pat Labor vs Soulgazer
54. Plus vs Lunatic Lies
55. Number Zero vs kael
56. XenoBlade911 vs Qwilphish
57. ShakeItUp vs Eo Ut Mortus
58. GCSChris vs pkmntrainertom1
59. M Dragon vs ThePillsburyDoughBoy
60. Foster gets a bye
61. High Impulse gets a bye
62. The Jaiho gets a bye
63. Bryce gets a bye
64. SoulWind gets a bye

1. Nozzle (Life Orb / Choice Scarf) vs Merritt (Choice Scarf / Hippowdon)
2. Dragonforce (U-turn / Charizard) vs el poeta (Focus Sash / Heatran)
3. Treecko (Manaphy / Ninetales) vs tjtjpoke (Smeargle / Spore)
4. Emeryn (Togekiss / Conkeldurr) vs Fuzznip (Knock Off / Genesect)
5. Asek (Skarmory / Leftovers) vs perplexingpool (Lucarionite / Venusaurite)
6. GaryTheGengar (Foul Play / Fire Blast) vs Genesectless (Lucarionite / Pinsirite)
7. srk1214 (Charizard / Lucario) vs MarceloDK (Lucario / Dragonite)
8. EZ Target (Baton Pass / Gengar) vs Anno nyme (Sticky Web / Tornadus)
9. Hangover (Landorus / Earthquake) gets a bye
10. SupremeDirt (Volt Switch / Swords Dance) vs Annoyer (Knock Off / Earthquake)
11. Zebraiken (Scizor / Thundurus) vs Fusxfaranto (Stone Edge / Calm Mind)
12. Laurel (Politoed / Sticky Web) vs darkie (Togekiss / Florges)
13. Grey Knight (Draco Meteor / Outrage) vs Mew (Latios / Knock Off)
14. Cicada (Jellicent / Thunderbolt) vs King (Druddigon / Ice Shard)
15. Ellipse (Skarmory / Eviolite) vs Koinzell (U-turn / Scald)
16. CyberOdin (Bisharp / Gensect) vs Antibiotic (Swagger / Dugtrio)
17. Goddess Lexie (Genesect / Rotom-W) vs Lavos Spawn (Leppa Berry / Magnet Bomb)
18. Farmer (Stealth Rock / Dragon Dance) vs Jirachi (Recover / Roost)
19. SubwayJ (Greninja / Ferrothorn) vs Pkrs (Talonflame / Deoxys-S)
20. Remedy (Lucarionite / Talonflame) gets a bye
21. WhiteQueen (Defog / Choice Scarf) vs Chesnaught (Talonflame / Genesect)
22. Glace0n (Aegislash / Gliscor) vs Dice (Manaphy / Thundurus)
23. Myzozoa (Talonflame / Aegislash) vs pokebasket (Defog / Genesect)
24. lapras6666 (Stealth Rock / Talonflame) vs Lolkomori (Leftovers / Choice Scarf)
25. cbt (Lucarionite / Deoxys-D) vs ChrisTehAwesome (Klefki / Hidden Power)
26. Ruppy (Talonflame / Mawilite) vs xtrashine (Machoke / Dwebble)
27. little gk (Nasty Plot / Will-O-Wisp) vs Gil4 (Blissey / Ferrothorn)
28. Chisposo (Choice Specs / Assault Vest) vs Mr. Perry (Mandibuzz / Mawile)
29. Sayonara (Choice Band / Terrakion) vs senegal (Substitute / Gliscor)
30. E-ShenLong (Charizard / Genesect) vs BROStime (Spikes / Aegislash)
31. Temptation (Stealth Rock / Landorus) vs dcae (Chansey / Latias)
32. zeo sokurame (Lucario / Genesect) vs idiotfrommars (U-turn / Volt Switch)
33. porky (Blissey / Chansey) gets a bye
34. Dr Ciel (Lucarionite / Talonflame) vs Swamp-Rocket (Klefki / Gliscor)
35. kingmidas (Toxic / Will-O-Wisp) vs majaspic22 (Defog / Swords Dance)
36. dekzeh (Spikes / Stealth Rock) vs taylordactyl (Lucarionite / Defog)
37. MasterTP10 (Genesect / Lucarionite) vs Danilo (Thundurus / Aegislash)
38. Zukai (Choice Band / Rotom-W) vs Bedschibaer (Focus Sash / Baton Pass)
39. Enguarde (Lucarionite / Scald) vs Celever (Shell Smash / Focus Sash)
40. Erick17 (Azumarill / Lucarionite) vs Alf' (Amoonguss / Rotom-W)
41. shartruce2 (Rotom-W / Lucario) vs Sapientia (Defog / Lucario)
42. Hantsuki (Basculin / Protect) vs Dxs (Genesect / Lucarionite)
43. Sand Castle (Play Rough / U-turn) vs Jayde (Keldeo / Wish)
44. Reggisteel (Black Sludge / Sableye) vs Veles (Swagger / Earthquake)
45. Own3y (Defog / Choice Scarf) vs Lasagne21 (Alomomola / Enigma Berry)
46. Puralux (Klefki / Swagger) vs McMeghan (Charizard / Stealth Rock)
47. Level 51 (Garchomp / Latios) vs Dark Nikuman (Defog / Dragonite)
48. Icecream (Bisharp / Excadrill) vs PDC (Rotom-W / Thundurus)
49. Ezio (Stealth Rock / Volt Switch) vs FLCL (Scald / Life Orb)
50. Raseri (Quiver Dance / Dragon Dance) vs The Great Mighty Doom (Genesect / Defog)
51. dragonuser (Defog / Genesect) vs NoStatusPlz (Heatran / Air Balloon)
52. HBK (Lucarionite / Venusaurite) vs Pan. (Lucario / Rotom-W)
53. Pat Labor (Genesect / Lucarionite) vs Soulgazer (Gurdurr / Druddigon)
54. Plus (Venusaurite / Aegislash) vs Lunatic Lies (Heatran / Gliscor)
55. Number Zero (Dragonite / Weakness Policy) vs kael (Spikes / Stealth Rock)
56. XenoBlade911 (Defog / Rapid Spin) vs Qwilphish (U-turn / Manaphy)
57. ShakeItUp (Talonflame / Lucario) vs Eo Ut Mortus (Life Orb / Substitute)
58. GCSChris (Clefable / Stealth Rock) vs pkmntrainertom1 (Toxic Spikes / Mew)
59. M Dragon (Aegislash / Defog) vs ThePillsburyDoughBoy (U-turn / Tyranitar)
60. Foster (Stealth Rock / Venusaur) gets a bye
61. High Impulse (Lucarionite / Pinsirite) gets a bye
62. The Jaiho (Leftovers / Toxic) gets a bye
63. Bryce (Klefki / Talonflame) gets a bye
64. SoulWind (Defog / Choice Scarf) gets a bye

Aegislash (7)
Bisharp (2)
Blissey (2)
Chansey (2)
Charizard (4)
Dragonite (4)
Druddigon (2)
Ferrothorn (2)
Genesect (11)
Gliscor (4)
Heatran (3)
Klefki (4)
Landorus (2)
Latios (2)
Lucario (7)
Manaphy (3)
Rotom-W (6)
Skarmory (2)
Talonflame (9)
Thundurus (4)
Togekiss (2)

Baton Pass (2)
Calm Mind
Defog (12)
Draco Meteor
Dragon Dance (2)
Earthquake (3)
Foul Play
Fire Blast
Hidden Power
Ice Shard
Knock Off (3)
Magnet Bomb
Nasty Plot
Play Rough
Quiver Dance
Rapid Spin
Scald (3)
Shell Smash
Spikes (3)
Stealth Rock (9)
Sticky Web (2)
Stone Edge
Substitute (2)
Swagger (3)
Swords Dance (2)
Toxic (2)
Toxic Spikes
U-turn (6)
Volt Switch (3)
Will-O-Wisp (2)

Air Balloon
Assault Vest
Black Sludge
Choice Band (2)
Choice Scarf (6)
Choice Specs
Enigma Berry
Focus Sash (3)
Leftovers (3)
Leppa Berry
Life Orb (3)
Lucarionite (13)
Pinsirite (2)
Venusaurite (3)
Weakness Policy
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literally the textbook definition of a tsundere
is a Tournament Directoris a Site Content Manageris a Forum Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Contributor to Smogon
Director Nozzle has been contacted completely and utterly formally.
Also wow, first pairing.

EDIT: Only porky would complain about a bye in the hardest round. And remedy.
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i don't get it, sorry :(

52. HBK (Lucarionite / Venusaurite) vs Pan. (Lucario / Rotom-W)
53. Pat Labor (Genesect / Lucarionite) vs Soulgazer (Gurdurr / Druddigon)

Can I use Gurdurr or anything else or Druddigon? Or is everything in the banlist also banned for me?

i don't get it, sorry :(

52. HBK (Lucarionite / Venusaurite) vs Pan. (Lucario / Rotom-W)
53. Pat Labor (Genesect / Lucarionite) vs Soulgazer (Gurdurr / Druddigon)

Can I use Gurdurr or anything else or Druddigon? Or is everything in the banlist also banned for me?

you can't use what's on the banlist.
excuse me, i just need to have an explanation about this point...

"A player may not use any Item / Pokemon / Moveset that is not obtainable in-game."

so i can't use, for example, landorus-t, that is not obtainable in xy?
excuse me, i just need to have an explanation about this point...

"A player may not use any Item / Pokemon / Moveset that is not obtainable in-game."

so i can't use, for example, landorus-t, that is not obtainable in xy?
Landorus-T is available through Pokebank. Examples of these are like Flying Gem, Rock Head Tyrantrum, Flash Fire Entei, etc, because those aren't obtainable yet.
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