Thank you Mr. Hawking
This time, it's Gamefreak's own take on Anything Goes! No Species Clause or Item Clause here! However, Gamefreak has some different limitations compared to what we're used to!
- This is a 3v3 metagame. You bring 6, pick 3.
- All Pokemon are auto leveled to level 100. Sorry folks, no FEAR shenigans this time!
- Species Clause and Item Clause DON'T EXIST! YEEEEHAW!
- Poketransporter is allowed. Better get ready for those FISSURE SLOWBRO! And other things that actually matter lol.
These Pokemon are not allowed. It's a pretty unusual banlist for this kind of competition! It's actually the exact same as last years...
Notable newly allowed Pokemon
As it turns out, the banlist is exactly the same as last years! So that means these Pokemon are now allowed, unlike most battle spot competitions! So yes, most mythical Pokemon are allowed! I'll go over the ones that were big last year, and the two big new ones!
Zygarde (all formes)
Necrozma (all formes)
I don't have quite enough time to go over how the metagame was like last year, but last year's thread should be a useful resource, since a lot of what worked there will probably work this year. The big difference is gonna be that the new Necrozma formes ARE allowed, and they will probably have a pretty big impact! Naganadel sounds sorta nice in this world too to me, since Speed bosting past Marshadow sounds handy if you got Stealth Rock up. Anyways, here's the thread!
2017 No Holds Barred Thread:
Once I find some time (or a mod can do this if they want lol), we can put a new viability list here too for prepration. We got a little over 3 weeks to prepare for this competition, so good luck folks!
This metagame JUST got announced! But I do have last year's viability list. Don't take it as gospel, but it could be helpful for now! It also includes some mini analyses for the big mythical Pokemon!
2017 No Holds Barred Viability Rankings