UU UU Ladder Tournament 2023 - Playoffs Round 5


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Welcome to the 2023 SV UnderUsed Ladder Tournament! After spectacular wins by pokemonisfun and Lily the last two years, we return for the first Ladder Tournament of generation 9! In this tournament, players will compete for a top spot on the ladder, and the top 8 from each cycle will then qualify for the playoffs phase. On top of that, qualifying will yield points for the official UnderUsed Circuit, in which players will compete at the end of the year for a chance to earn one of the coveted ribbons.

Playoffs Phase

This part is fairly straight-forward. During this stage, the top 32 will face off in a single elimination, Best-of-3 SV UU bracket. The first stage of the playoffs phase, where the 32 qualified players will battle each other in a swiss bracket to see who moves on to the top 16. Players continue playing in this swiss stage until they have won or lost two matches. Players who win 2 out of 3 games in the swiss stage will move on to the second stage of playoffs. In the second stage of playoffs, where only 16 remaining players remain, they will battle each other in a single elimination bracket to see who wins the whole thing.

Tour Specific Rules:
  • This is a standard SV UU tournament.
  • Best of three, swiss tournament.
  • Matchups are randomized and not based on seeds.
  • Matches are to be played on Pokémon Showdown (main or smogtours).
  • All matches are to be played in [Gen 9] UU. If a ban or unban to the tier occurs during a round, the change will take effect as of the following round.
  • Replays are required, if you don't post them, your games will not count.

Standard Rules and Clauses:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on his team.
  • Sleep Clause: You cannot inflict sleep upon more than one member of the opposing team.
  • Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned.
  • OHKO Clause: The moves Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, and Fissure are banned.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Anything capable of intentionally creating an endless battle is banned.

Round 5 (Single Elimination):

justdrew  vs  Mossy Sandwich
Sirwings  vs  Lily
Dj Breloominati♬  vs  avarice
starbitstorm  vs  Totomon


The deadline for this round is Sunday July 02nd at 11.59 pm GMT-4.
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Mossy Sandwich

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Sirwings  vs  Lily
Dj Breloominati♬
 vs  avarice
starbitstorm  vs  Totomon - Everytime I have predicted against toto this tour, he ends up winning then haha reacting my predict post and I don't want to have my feelings mildly hurt again.

Top 8 is quite exciting, glad I made it this far, good luck to everyone else


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Winner of [ justdrew vs Scalescale ]  vs  Mossy Sandwich - I am only predicting not out of logic or anything like that cuz fuck that. This just for one reason: Drew和Mossy,你们有没有学习国语吗?
Sirwings  vs  Lily - I am predicting this on the principle of sirwings getting a chance to get back at avarice for handing him an activity loss earlier in the tour.
Dj Breloominati♬  vs  avarice - read what I said about sirwings which requires Avarice winning.
starbitstorm  vs  Totomon - good match I have nothing more to say here.


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Winner of [ justdrew vs Scalescale ]  vs  Mossy Sandwich - maybe an upset since i think most would bold mossy here but i think scalex2 has been underrated, i'd bold mossy because he might be the better player of those three but i think his teams are a bit more one dimensional

Sirwings  vs  Lily - Lily has been playing pretty well so far and bringing solid teams, sirwings ain't no slouch but i think lily is just more solid overall

Dj Breloominati♬  vs  avarice - prob the closest series here, spitfire ark9 has been doing well in uu tours for a while but i tend to favor creative builders so i'm a bit biased towards avarice

starbitstorm  vs  Totomon - one of the closests series and a personal hl, bolding totomon because i think he's more solid as a player and isn't totally boring in the builder so he definitely can cook some interesting teams, but i like sbs creativity to build and prep even tho i think he still has a bit to improve using the teams in the actual games
I had alot of fun playing this tour and since i'm already out, i figured i might link the few interesting teams i played.

I'll start by linking the non mono teams which i had plenty of fun loading against TyCarter:
:abomasnow: specs aboma & sd samurott: https://pokepast.es/b5cf75f501246c3b
:ditto: ditto ground-less stall: https://pokepast.es/739680db5d7e909d
:camerupt: camerupt tspike HO: https://pokepast.es/c140e39ac938dc83 (+ the version that wasn't played https://pokepast.es/97c50bc9ffdcd2cd)

Now the most interesting part, the mono teams i played and i had the most fun to play and build:

:drakloak: mono ghost: https://pokepast.es/61f29ff2b723e4fa s/o Parpar
:cetitan: mono ice: https://pokepast.es/a1ea3fc4ec8c2f1a
:bronzong: mono psy: https://pokepast.es/36d39d2e02cfec8a
:noivern: mono fly: https://pokepast.es/5004d79220828767
:oricorio pom-pom: mono elec: https://pokepast.es/1114bd95211fb52e

And as a bonus, a few teams i didn't brought but still built with the intention of playing for this tour:

:salamence: semi-stall dd id salamence: https://pokepast.es/81ff1d2fb4963df6
:zweilous: weird zweilous bo: https://pokepast.es/d0ad7ba4dd5e668c
:quaquaval: mono 9g: https://pokepast.es/23088757ae6d521c

Wishing gl to the rest of the remaining players!
Ggs to starbit, since this meta is p much over just wanted to share the teams I used for UULT and laddering during this meta. Nothin super cazy but ye.

https://pokepast.es/65ca0342d1de3086 - Honestly abomasnow is an amazing mon, this team kinda suxx vs sciz
https://pokepast.es/2511edc5686e582a - Espeon (broken) + Gyarados (broken) and 4 fatties
https://pokepast.es/55559057fe491a2e - basic cb ttar
https://pokepast.es/420da346c6f508bc - The best team ever holy shit it never loses
https://pokepast.es/0398a0f3ba0faf58 - shud probs beat stall idkkkkk

Rooting for Mossy or starbit to win it all

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