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Old 12-25-2013, 02:35 AM
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Introduction

Pokebank will be open to use very soon eventually, and a wider variety of Pokemon will be available for use in Pokemon teams. As such, this will serve as a perfect opportunity to really demonstrate your ability as a capable battler and Pokemon team engineer.

This post will serve as a sign up sheet. All members interested in participating should post key information to be added to the list of participants. Key information will simply consist of your username, friend code, and associated friend code identification

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This tournament first rounds are tentatively scheduled to start on January 13 of this upcoming year. This date should provide ample time to prepare Pokemon teams for use in this tournament. If there are any problems with this date, please provide your concerns here.

Rules

This will be a standard XY Post-Pokebank Tournament. It will be a single elimination best of three series and will be played on the Nintendo 3DS. Pokemon Showdown! may also be used, but players must inform me prior to battling on it.

A banlist will be determined by the players prior to the tournament. Once decided, this post will be edited to reflect the decisions made.

General Rules and Clauses
  • Sleep Clause: If a player has already put an opposing Pok?mon to sleep using a sleep inducing move and that Pok?mon is still sleeping due to that sleep inducing move, the player cannot put another opposing Pok?mon to sleep using a sleep inducing move.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same species of Pok?mon on their team, based on the National Pokedex Number. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: Players cannot use Double Team or Minimize in any of their Pok?mon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pok?mon's movesets.
  • Battle Time-Out: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Moody Clause: A player may not use a Pok?mon with the ability Moody.
  • Any battles that are not finished by the given deadlines will be determined by a coin toss or will be given to the more active participant
  • If you miss out on sign-ups, you may apply to substitute. This opportunity will not be available after Round 1 of the tournament


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  1. Pimmis: 1633-4207-3790 (Lain)
  2. Chao: 4639-9045-8077 (Chaotix)
  3. Scizor: 3394-3544-8750 (Scizor)
  4. IvyProfen: 1246-9352-2173 (Profen)
  5. Nedcone: 1332-8118-6990 (Nedcone)
  6. Progfox: 4811-8344-7797 (Progfox)
  7. Goom: 2234-7370-4368 (Goomba)
  8. Hydro jin: 1418-6820-6390 (JiNinja)
  9. Blakexd9: 3566 - 1543 - 3794 (Blake)
  10. Alfnerd66: 2019-9725-4060 (Hunter)
  11. rodaz: 2535-4043-3156 (rodas)
  12. Blitzcomet: 0533-4626-9982 (Kalani)
  13. Chompy: 4596-9487-3924 (Ricky)
  14. Joba: 5284-1421-2815 (Joba)

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Old 12-25-2013, 02:40 AM
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Count me in.

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Oh blues do u think there should be a thread poll for the banlist here for your tourney?

I think that might be a lot easier for ppl to determine what pokemon they want banned or not.

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Yes, a chance to test my "skills"!
Im getting my new xl tomorrow, so I'll put my new fc up. Until then, stay pretty!
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Oh blues do u think there should be a thread poll for the banlist here for your tourney?

I think that might be a lot easier for ppl to determine what pokemon they want banned or not.
I've made a discussion thread here.
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wow excuse me i'm going to need proof of this being an official tournament, you seem like some random schmuck to me

how do i know you're not just trying to steal my pokemon
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I might as well join this one. Since i have done nothing but train pokemon for a while. lol. Though i have no idea what my team should be.

I would appreciate a double battle rule set for the next tournament if possible.
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Nice format Blues.
I look forward to being able to use my actual singles team
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This is cool, I wish you all luck in this tournament ! Since I won the last I won't be entering, but I hope this gets good and we get a good 2014 champion!
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This is cool, I wish you all luck in this tournament ! Since I won the last I won't be entering (I think it wouldn't be fair) but I hope this gets good and we get a good 2014 champion!
Why would that be unfair? Besides, this is a Pokebank tournament so everyone's teams should be very different from the last tournament.
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Why would that be unfair? Besides, this is a Pokebank tournament so everyone's teams should be very different from the last tournament.
I don't know, usually when someone wins a tournament, he can't enter in the next.. It had happened to me before
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I don't know, usually when someone wins a tournament, he can't enter in the next.. It had happened to me before
Oh come on salamence, join in! I need a chance to beat you and reclaim my honor :P
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Oh come on salamence, join in! I need a chance to beat you and reclaim my honor :P
You lost your honor by the second battle...

I'm just kidding XD! You can battle me anytime you want on your friendlist, I like battling you, your a worthy challenge!
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I learned more about competitive battling since i've entered the last tournament. Now that there's more pokes available, I'm looking forward to seeing more team variety.

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Your start date may have to be revised if the Pok?Bank is not released for all soon.
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Point taken.

I will add another week and more depending on when Pokebank is available.
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Could always do it on Showdown like you said.
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Alright. Ive transferred to my new xl, and I'm ready to go! Fc is still the same as in signature.

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Could always do it on Showdown like you said.
I'll give the tournament more time. I'd personally like to keep battles on Wi-Fi as much as possible, even if it doesn't really add anything new.
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ok ill give it a go hahah but i enter competitive in x and y so i dont know how good ill go in black?/ white but anywas hahah i guess it will be fun ;D

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Happy 2014 everyone!

For those of you still trying to get a handle of the current XY OU environment, I'll help fill you all in with the most common threats, and what you could expect from them. I'll start with a few and add more posts when available.

Talonflame
: Despite its UU-worthy typing, this Pokemon is used on about 15% of teams for a single move - Brave Bird. With its hidden ability Gale Wings, this Pokemon gains automatic priority on Flying-type moves. Because of this, most Talonflames have their EVs invested in Attack, as they can bypass any speed problems by relying on priority. Choice Bands and Life Orbs tend to be popular items for offensive Talonflames, with Choice Banded ones being immediately threatening. The best way to take this kamakaze bird on, is to set Stealth Rock up, and to remove the opponent's spinner. Pokemon such as Tyranitar and Slowbro function as great counters due to resisting both STABs.


Aegislash: This thing really only has one real counter, and that Pokemon is Mandibuzz. Aside from that, the only other answer available for dealing with this possessed weapon are fast and powerful Pokemon packing super effective moves. Earthquake, Fire Blast, and Crunch are decent moves to use against Aegislash. Inflicting a burn via Will-o-Wisp is also a good way of handling Aegislash as it discourages usage of the Pokemon's reliance on its priority STAB Shadow Sneak. Keep in mind, however, that Aegislash also has a formidable base Special Attack, and can shoot powerful Shadow Balls, Flash Cannon's and Hidden Powers. The real threatening aspect of this Pokemon is its versatility, and this Pokemon can carry a multitude of different movesets and EV spreads.


Mega Lucario: This is perhaps the most threatening Mega Pokemon currently available in XY OU. This Pokemon really has no counters, and can easily sweep teams if it manages to pull off a single Nasty Plot or a Swords Dance. I'd argue the Swords Dance set is the most dangerous set because a +2 Close Combat can OHKO a good chunk of the OU spectrum. It is actually because people fear Swords Dance Mega Lucario so much that Nasty Plot Mega Lucario is the most used variation. To deal with this Pokemon, you'll want to keep a couple of checks in your team. These include fast Pokemon that can potentially OHKO Mega Lucario. Pokemon such as Genesect, Garchomp, and Azumarill also function as decent revenge killers, especially if Mega Lucario was already weakened. Aegislash can also force 50/50 games and OHKO with Sacred Sword.

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More OU threat coverage while we wait for something we should have received a week ago!



Genesect: Coming down from B/W Ubers is Genesect. I like to consider this thing an "ideal Scizor," but this Pokemon is much more than just a good Scizor. Like Scizor, this Pokemon only has one weakness, and like Scizor, this Pokemon has decent bulk (for OU at least). One of the more noticeable stat differences is in Genesect's base 99 Speed which is much faster. It's because of this one difference that people like to dress their Genesects in scarfs, so to speak. As such this thing is commonly a revenge killer that grants instant momentum in U-Turn.

It was actually back in B/W that people often adjusted their Defense IVs to weaken Genesect's ability to KO using Download (its ability). Since Defense was usually higher on certain Pokemon, Gensect's Special Attack would often be increased allowing it usual moves (Ice Beam, Flamethrower, Thunderbolt) to be that much more effective. But that never stopped Genesect, which was capable of running mixed sets too, running STAB Iron Heads with boosted Attack. The main point here is that Genesect is ridiculously versatile. Dealing with the Pokemon is a bit difficult due to its decent bulk, but entry hazards (especially Spikes) are very good at discouraging U-Turn spamming. Fire-type checks are obviously a must, but be aware that Genesect can kill switch-ins very easily. Heatran is actually the best counter to Genesect.


Charizard: This Pokemon by itself is actually pretty mediocre. Actually, this thing is most threatening (as you would expect) after Mega Evolution, and because Charizard possesses two Mega Evolutions, you should always check the opponent's team to see if any Pokemon benefit from sunlight or from a strong physical sweeper because those Pokemon can help determine if X or Y is in use.

In any case, both Mega Evolutions suffer from a necessity for Rapid Spin support since both are susceptible to major Stealth Rock damage. Rapid Spin support is even more important for Mega Charizard Y because it retains the Fire/Flying typing. Mega Charizard X will almost always be a Dragon Dancer, meaning that it usually requires set up turns. This makes it difficult to come in and wreck havoc. Its moveset is also usually pretty obvious - Two STAB attacks and a coverage move (usually Earthquake). Physically bulky Pokemon are usually the answer to Mega Charizard X since revenge killing becomes difficult after Dragon Dance. Hippowdon and defensive Gyarados can wall and phase.

Mega Charizard Y is the lesser used Mega Evolution, but is just as threatening. This Pokemon functions a lot like Volcarona except that it doesn't require any Quiver Dance boost. This thing can spam Fire Blasts and break Pokemon with ease. It's also surprisingly bulky what with Roost recovery and increased defense against Water type moves. Specially bulky Pokemon such as Goodra and Tyranitar can switch in and KO or force switches. This Pokemon is also easier to revenge kill with Pokemon carrying Rock-type moves.



Tyranitar: The king of OU, or so they say. It's best known for its surprising special bulk in sand, and its crippling weakness to Fighting-type moves. A lot of Tyranitar like to run Stealth Rock, so Taunt is a good move against this Pokemon, but also be aware that Tyranitar can function as a trapper and a sweeper. In fact, this generation introduced a new boon to Tyranitar known as Assault Vest, which gives Tyranitar Blissey-like Special Defense capable of taking in a Focus Blast from Gengar at 100%. The Pokemon's Mega Evolution is a bit less seen in battles, but can function a variety of roles as well. Mega Tyranitar is capable of sweeping using Dragon Dance, and abusing its STABs (one of which was actually buffed since Steel is now neutral). In any case, Fighting-type moves are your best bet at removing this threat. Burning it is also a good way of taking it it down and reducing it to set-up fodder.

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Good write-ups, I enjoyed reading them.

Mega Charizard Y is Fire/Flying, not X, though.
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Thanks for pointing that out. That's what I meant, but well...

In any case, I'd like to discuss prizes while we're waiting for Pokebank. I kind of have something in mind. Basically four "sets" of prizes and each of the three finalists can choose one of the four sets. The sets I have in mind are as follows:

Set 1: Ubers Package - Arceus, Lugia, and Rayquaza
Set 2: Dream Radar Package - Landorus, Thunderus, and Tornadus
Set 3: Event Legends Package - Movie Genesect, GameStop Keldeo, and Plasma Event Deoxys
Set 4: Shiny Package - Eevee, Slowpoke, Koffing

I can't really say when or if I will get all of these, but it's what I'd like to aim for. All of these Pokemon are probably easily obtainable if you look into certain areas or people, but it's nice to feel like you earned these Pokemon.
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Thanks for pointing that out. That's what I meant, but well...

In any case, I'd like to discuss prizes while we're waiting for Pokebank. I kind of have something in mind. Basically four "sets" of prizes and each of the three finalists can choose one of the four sets. The sets I have in mind are as follows:

Set 1: Ubers Package - Arceus, Lugia, and Rayquaza
Set 2: Dream Radar Package - Landorus, Thunderus, and Tornadus
Set 3: Event Legends Package - Movie Genesect, GameStop Keldeo, and Plasma Event Deoxys
Set 4: Shiny Package - Eevee, Slowpoke, Koffing

I can't really say when or if I will get all of these, but it's what I'd like to aim for. All of these Pokemon are probably easily obtainable if you look into certain areas or people, but it's nice to feel like you earned these Pokemon.
First off, I'm a fan of your write ups, keep it up ^_^. (No pun intended)

These prizes do seem reasonable, even more so considering our tournament.
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Just a note on the Shiny Package, the Pokemon I chose were kinda based on random criteria. I felt Eevee was popular so I added it in. Koffing because Smogon, and Slowpoke because I like the Japanese name of its evolution, Yadoran.
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How about some shiny 6th gen Pokemon, eh?
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Like a Goomy or Honedge? Not really sure
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Venasaur: Coming in as the 17th most used Pokemon in XY OU is Venasaur, who much like Charizard really only finds itself a threat because of its Mega Evolution. Hardly will you ever encounter anyone feigning a Mega Venasaur because everyone knows that unless you have some sort of Sun support, Venasaur is dead weight. Mega Venasaur is probably the current king of OU tanks, I'd argue. With an 80/123/120 defensive spread, an ability which removes two of its more common weaknesses, and access to reliable recovery in the forms of Synthesis, Leech Seed, and Giga Drain you're capable checking and countering a lot of OU. In fact, this one Pokemon is capable of taking a +2 Close Combat from Mega Lucario and retaliating with a OHKO in Earthquake. That actually brings me to the next point, in that Mega Venasaur's offensive stats are particularly high for such a bulky Pokemon. We're looking at what we wish Rhyperior could have been.

Of course, this Pokemon is not without flaws, and we need these flaws if we are to be able to tackle it in battle. While this Pokemon may have a great movepool, it is only limited to four moves, and this can lead to predictability. The usual suspects are Synthesis, Leech Seed, Earthquake, Giga Drain, Sleep Powder, Sludge Bomb, Substitute, and Hidden Power Fire. That's eight moves, and depending on what moves Mega Venasaur is limited to, one can construct a proper plan of action. Talonflame is a pretty hard counter to Mega Vensaur, which cannot resist its STAB Brave Bird or deal decent damage. Without Earthquake, Heatran can switch in and scare off Mega Vensaur. Burning Mega Vensaur is the best way of crippling it.



Deoxys: Yes, I know that base form Deoxys is banned in this tournament, but there's a reason I'm using this form - Deoxys-S and Deoxys-D are currently both legal in this tournament. Both of these Pokemon are enormous threats and should not be underestimated at any point. Deoxys-S is not just some suicide lead, and Deoxys-D is not simple Taunt bait. Both of these Pokemon were banned in B/W for good reason. I suppose I should start off with what both can do. It's a lot to say. Both are often used as hazard setters, but it's important to distinguish Deoxys-D as the better of the two. Its defensive stats allow it to place loads of pretty much all layers of Spikes and Stealth Rock as well as cripple certain Pokemon with Thunder Wave. It's also very versatile in its item use. It can make use of more than just Leftovers; it can also abuse Red Card to rack up more Spikes or use a Mental Herb to remove the Taunt status. Thankfully, Deoxys-D has pretty poor HP akin to Shuckle (but better of course!) so with strong attacks, one can slowly remove this threat. Taunt also works, but be aware that Deoxys-D is deceptively quick with a base 90 Speed.

Deoxys-S poses a different problem. It is the fastest Pokemon you will probably ever encounter, and one of the most common Pokemon to lead with. If you like setting up on the first turn, prepare to be Taunted. If you have an obvious Taunt, prepare to be Superpowered (unless you're a Ghost, though most don't bother with Taunt). And if you hate hazards, expect hazards because Deoxys-S is a prime staple of hyper offense teams which depend on setting up hazards within the first few turns of any battle. Aside from Taunt, Stealth Rock, Spikes, and some offensive move, Deoxys-S is also commonly found setting up shields (Reflect and Light Screen). Variations carrying these moves often carry Light Clay to keep the screens up for a decent portion of the battle. Again, this is to help offensive teams power down through opposing Pokemon without the fear of getting KOd on switch ins.

All in all, both Pokemon are used in offensive teams since they help discourage the switching in of counters as well as help allow Pokemon to score OHKOs after hazard damage. Take them out as quickly as possible if you want a winning chance.



Landorus-I: One thing I absolutely hate about GameFAQs Pokemon message boards is that many of the posters there have absolutely no idea why Pokemon are banned and complain whenever they happen to become banned. Landorus-I was one of those Pokemon they complained about back in Generation 5, the generation famous for bringing about the often hated "weather wars." Landorus-I's only ability at one point was Sand Force which would boost the power of Ground, Steel, and Rock type moves when done in Sand. Now Landorus had a pretty great offensive typing and a very useable base 125 Attack stat to compliment it. It's signature move, so to speak, was Earthquake. And in the sand (the prime anti-weather), Earthquake was a monster of a move. I suppose this is why people thought Landorus-I was banned, but its important to note that this Pokemon did later receive another ability known as Sheer Force. This single ability acted like a Shadow Tag, and moved Landorus-I up to the banlist known as Ubers.

But wait, how does that one ability get you banned? By itself, the ability only grants a 30% increase in offense at the expense of secondary abilities such as flinching and burning. But interestingly enough, Sheer Force can also cancel out the secondary effects of hold items. The one item of interest in this case is Life Orb, which also grants a 30% increase in power with a secondary effect of 10% HP drain. Basically, Landorus-I has a pseudo-Magic Guard ability which increases its base power. To get an idea of how powerful Landorus-I is, this Pokemon can 2HKO Blissey with Focus Blast. Landorus-I even gets a decent special STAB in the form of Earth Power, which is also boosted by Sheer Force. Hidden Power is the only move that is not boosted by Sheer Force, and will usually be Hidden Power Ice in order to cover Grass and Flying types as well as Levitate abusers. Aside from attacks, Landorus-I can also set up Substitutes and increase sweeping potency through Rock Polish.

Basically, we have a an immediately threatening Pokemon outside of Sand, but also potentially threatening in Sand. The usual Pokemon sent in to remove Landorus-I is Mamoswine who is capable of OHKOs via Ice Shard. In fact, people used to just force Mamoswine into their team just to deal with this Pokemon. Ice moves in general should take care of Landorus-I. And I guess I should mention that I typed this up as if doing a Gen 5 analysis because Landorus-I has basically remained the same. It's still deadly and still very versatile.

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I love Mega Venusaur because it's such set-up fodder for Swords Dance Scizor. It's a bit of a gamble since they might be running HP Fire but I've rarely seen it used, and the Mega form of Scizor can usually take a hit from non-STAB weak Fire moves. +2 X-Scissor wrecks Venusaur but I usually go for more Swords Dances. Choice Banded Scizor probably OHKO's it, I'd have to check.

Man, I can't wait for Pokebank to release so Scizor can get Bug Bite and Superpower.

Also regular Venusaur was a somewhat common sight in 5th gen OU, so I wonder if it's still effective.

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Regular Venasuar was mostly common because Drought brought about infinite Sunlight. Since no such thing exists now, Chlorophyll Venasaur will probably won't see the light of battle as often.

And no, Banded Scizor doesn't have a shot at any OHKOs on physically defensive Mega Venasaur at level 50. Same actually goes for specially defensive Mega Venasaur.

252+ Atk Choice Band Technician Scizor Bug Bite vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Mega Venusaur: 79-94 (42.2 - 50.2%) -- 1.2% chance to 2HKO

252+ Atk Choice Band Scizor X-Scissor vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Mega Venusaur: 72-85 (38.5 - 45.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

Actually did calculations with standard Mega Scizor and have

+2 12+ Atk Mega Scizor X-Scissor vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Mega Venusaur: 90-106 (48.1 - 56.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock

+2 12+ Atk Mega Scizor X-Scissor vs. 252 HP / 0+ Def Mega Venusaur: 109-129 (58.2 - 68.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock

So, it does need to set up meaning Scizor can effectively scare off Mega Venasaur assuming it's not running Sleep Powder or HP Fire.
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Somehow I forgot that Bug isn't very effective on Poison.
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Somehow I forgot that Bug isn't very effective on Poison.
That'll do you in real good Scizor :P
Why isn't Pokebank here yet
Also, maybe I will use this Lando I have...
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I will add another week and more depending on when Pokebank is available.
So I got a question lets just say a week has passed from the actual pokemon tourney date on january13th and now it's the january 20th, pokebank is still not available and will the tourney date be pushed back til pokebank comes out?
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Yeah, pretty much. I don't want to pair up participants until I obtain the prize Pokemon I mentioned earlier. The way it will work, is that I will set dates for when rounds must be completed by. Pokemon Showdown can be used if, for whatever reason during that period of time, your Pokemon game is unable to be played.

In all honesty, Pokebank might just be released next month. So this event may be delayed for a bit. Of course, this doesn't mean no can battle. Friend codes are available on the first page, and if you're curious about the style of play of that forum member, you can always schedule a test battle against them. Until we get confirmation on when Pokebank is available, we can't really move
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Just a bump

I will be starting the first round of this tournament this upcoming week. A new thread for Round 1 matches will be made, Pokebank or not. The conditions for matches will be posted there so stay tuned.

You will be required to prepare teams on Pokemon Showdown. This is not difficult to accomplish, but if for some reason you are unable to install Pokemon Showdown please contact me before January 20. I will arrange something else for your opponent and you if problems arise.

This is also the last time I will offer a chance to participate.

Good luck
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I am 100% okay with this
Less hassle for team creating, and everyone can spectate
I'm fearful of the word getting out though
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I'll send out PMs to all participants later today
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http://3dsforums.com/showpost.php?p=1068055&postcount=1

Are you using this ban list for pokemon showdown blues?
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Each server should have its own banlist for OU, so choose a server with a banlist most similar to the one posted in that thread