The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament - Round 4

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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, and suspect tests are just ban-happy bandwagoning fools who don't appreciate what Blaziken and Shaymin-S contribute to the metagame. Our new system will be a democracy: everyone will have a say.

The Unscrupulous Tiering Director Tournament



Rules:
Standard OU rules apply
- No Ubers
- Evasion Clause
- OHKO Clause
- Sleep Clause
- Species Clause
- Drizzle + Swift Swim Clause
- Moody Clause
- Wifi Battle
- Timed Battle

This is a BW2 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:

BAN HIPPOWDON
BAN ICE BEAM
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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)

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.

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 cannot change your bans! Nobody likes a flipflop tiering leader.

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

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I have included the banlists both in the form of a spreadsheet and in hide tags below. I have also included a list of available OU Pokemon.

Make sure to review these lists carefully!

Spreadsheet

OU
Blissey (2)
Dragonite
Jirachi (3)
Ninetales (2)
Politoed (2)
Tentacruel
Thundurus-T (4)
Volcarona
Baton Pass (3)
Quiver Dance
Scald
Shell Smash
Spikes (3)
Spore
Stealth Rock (2)
Substitute
Toxic Spikes
Eviolite
Rocky Helmet
Abomasnow
Alakazam
Breloom
Celebi
Chansey
Cloyster
Conkeldurr
Deoxys-D
Ferrothorn
Gliscor
Donphan
Dugtrio
Espeon
Forretress
Gastrodon
Gengar
Gyarados
Heatran
Hippowdon
Hydreigon
Infernape
Jellicent
Jolteon
Keldeo
Landorus
Latias
Latios
Lucario
Magnezone
Mamoswine
Metagross
Mew
Reuniclus
Rotom-W
Salamence
Scizor
Skarmory
Starmie
Terrakion
Tornadus
Tornadus-T
Toxicroak
Tyranitar
Vaporeon
Venusaur
Virizion
Pokemon
Abomasnow
Amoonguss
Breloom
Chansey
Conkeldurr
Deoxys-D
Durant
Ferrothorn
Gliscor
Haxorus
Heatran
Hippopotas
Hippowdon
Hydreigon
Keldeo
Kingdra
Kyurem
Landorus-T
Latias
Latios
Magnezone
Mamoswine
Munchlax
Pikachu
Reuniclus
Salamence
Scizor

Scrafty
Skarmory
Slowbro
Snorlax
Snover
Terrakion
Tornadus-T
Tyranitar
Vulpix
Wobbuffet

Moves
Brave Bird
Bulk Up
Calm Mind

Charge Beam
Close Combat
Draco Meteor
Dragon Claw
Dragon Dance
Dragon Pulse
Earthquake
Focus Blast
Giga Drain
Hidden Power
Hurricane
Iron Head
Light Screen
Outrage
Protect
Pursuit
Rain Dance
Rapid Spin
Recover
Reflect
Roost
Sandstorm
Softboiled
Stone Edge
Sunny Day
Superpower
Swords Dance
Tailwind
Thunder Wave
Toxic
U-turn
Volt Switch
Will-O-Wisp


Items
Bridge Mail D
Choice Band
Choice Specs
Choice Scarf
Flame Orb
Focus Sash
Iron Ball
Lagging Tail
Leaf Stone
Leftovers
Life Orb
Muscle Band
Wise Glasses

Notable bans (does not include everything):
- Drizzle (Politoed) and Drought (Ninetales) are banned; all other forms of inducing weather have been unbanned
- All entry hazards are still banned.
- Spore is still banned.
- Scald is still banned.
- The only two remaining item bans are Rocky Helmet and Eviolite.
Meloetta, Genesect, and Shadow Tag Gothitelle are all banned, seeing as they did not exist at the beginning of this tournament.

Notable unbans:
- Auto-sand has been unbanned.
- Choice Scarf has been unbanned. Say goodbye to basic Speed tiers.
- All non-OU Pokemon are available for use, including Zurusukin.
- A bunch of BW2-exclusive threats have been unbanned, including Keldeo, Breloom, Tornadus-T, and Amoonguss. Thundurus-T remains banned, though.
- Draco Meteor and Outrage are unbanned now, along with every Dragon besides Dragonite.
- Hidden Power is unbanned now.

Activity wins:
50. DC. vs 106. Evil
76. Alakapimp vs 116. Lady Bug
96. DarkLoic vs 131. ShadowFC
13. LighTz911 vs 62. myzozoa
79. sheep vs 124. cescken

Coinflips:
35. Dracule Mihawk vs 100. Asek

Pairings:
81. DestinyUnknown vs 68. Ginku
116. Lady Bug vs 62. myzozoa
69. Zebraiken vs 93. toshimelonhead
129. papai noel vs 35. Dracule Mihawk
122. Ricky Horror vs 96. DarkLoic
8. CrashinBoomBang vs 3. Jets
1. Heist vs 50. DC.
124. cescken vs 18. mostwanted

81. DestinyUnknown (Eviolite / Blissey) vs 68. Ginku (Ninetales / Spikes)
116. Lady Bug (Jirachi / Baton Pass) vs 62. myzozoa (Thundurus-T / Baton Pass)
69. Zebraiken (Thundurus-T / Spikes) vs 93. toshimelonhead (Substitute / Spore)
129. papai noel (Tentacruel / Dragonite) vs 35. Dracule Mihawk (Thundurus-T / Jirachi)
122. Ricky Horror (Blissey / Toxic Spikes) vs 96. DarkLoic (Shell Smash / Thundurus-T)
8. CrashinBoomBang (Spikes / Stealth Rock) vs 3. Jets (Baton Pass / Politoed)
1. Heist (Politoed / Scald) vs 50. DC. (Stealth Rock / Jirachi)
124. cescken (Ninetales / Quiver Dance) vs 18. mostwanted (Rocky Helmet / Volcarona)

Highlight Matches​

81. DestinyUnknown (Eviolite / Blissey) vs 68. Ginku (Ninetales / Spikes)

These two battlers are known more for their prowess (or lack thereof, in Ginku's case) in the lower tiers; however, both have proved that their abilities transcend all metagames, Ginku having somehow made it to the finals of several recent tournaments, and DestinyUnknown having landed a spot on Spain's WCOP team. Will Ginku hail in the start of a new German era of dominance, or will DestinyUnknown show him who the true European power is?

116. Lady Bug (Jirachi / Baton Pass) vs 62. myzozoa (Thundurus-T / Baton Pass)

Lady Bug has been in a highlight match every round I think. But he hasn't sent me any logs so fuck him. Can WCOP champ myzozoa beat the self-proclaimed King of the Desert?

1. Heist (Politoed / Scald) vs 50. DC. (Stealth Rock / Jirachi)

Small tournament champion Heist is like the old man who sits in the park and plays chess with random people every day. He wears an oversized coat and listens to Bloc Party with his hip friend Giga Punch. DC is like the 13-year-old challenger who ends up beating him after many long and arduous matches. Will this be that match, or will Heist hold onto his coveted position?

69. Zebraiken (Thundurus-T / Spikes) vs 93. toshimelonhead (Substitute / Spore)

Longstanding tournament player toshimelonhead faces the newer yet on-fire Zebraiken. Can toshi use his experience to put a stop to Zebraiken's hot streak, or will he be trampled by the Zebra's recent success?

Submit your logs :)! Thanks!

Deadline: Friday, August 31 at 11:59 PM CDT (GMT-5)
 
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81. DestinyUnknown vs 68. Ginku
116. Lady Bug vs 62. myzozoa
69. Zebraiken vs 93. toshimelonhead
129. papai noel vs 35. Dracule Mihawk
122. Ricky Horror vs 96. DarkLoic
8. CrashinBoomBang vs 3. Jets
1. Heist vs 50. DC.
124. cescken vs 18. mostwanted
 
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Activity.

I waited for Dracule Mihawk all week and he only wanted to battle tomorrow, which is the only day i'm not available. An extension would be appreciated.
 
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confirming

After double-checking the banned move list, you apparently used Spore which was banned.
oh... whoops :x then i guess you get the win? the stupid typo on my hidden power screwed me over, oh well.

since i would've just hp fire'd your ______ instead of switching and thus sporing >.<
 
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