Before battling your opponent, make sure to follow these rules:

  • All matches must be played on Pokemon Online.
  • All battles will be standard BW OU.
  • You are not allowed to use pokémon, abilities, ability combinations, moves, or items 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. Important: If the tiers change mid tournament, the next round of the tournament will adapt to the change. All rounds of the tournament will use a static tier list for the duration of the round.
  • 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. Items or indirect boosts do not break this clause.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use moves that have a chance of instantly KO opposing Pokémon. For example, Horn Drill is an illegal move to have on a Pokémon's move set.
  • WiFi Clause: Team preview must be turned on.
  • If a battle ends in a draw, a rematch will occur with the option for both players to change teams.
  • Timed Battle must be enabled.

Violating these rules will earn a loss for your team and may result in you being banned from all future World Cups.