Smogon-wide Clauses

There are several clauses that apply to most official Smogon XY tiers.

Species Clause

A player cannot have two Pokemon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.

Sleep Clause

If a player has already put a Pokemon on his/her opponent's side to sleep and it is still sleeping, another one can't be put to sleep.

Evasion Clause

A Pokemon may not have either Double Team or Minimize in its moveset.

OHKO Clause

A Pokemon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.

Moody Clause

A team cannot have a Pokemon with the ability Moody.

Endless Battle Clause

Players cannot intentionally prevent an opponent from being able to end the game without forfeiting.

Swagger Clause

Players cannot use the move Swagger.