GBAtemp Pokemon Tournament

Discussion in 'NDS - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by Zamo, Jan 9, 2009.

Jan 9, 2009

GBAtemp Pokemon Tournament by Zamo at 6:46 PM (5,817 Views / 0 Likes) 58 replies

  1. Zamo
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    The tournament has begun, see this
    post for details.


    Hi and welcome to first (and hopefully not last) Pokemon tournament I'll be hosting. These tournaments are not about being extremely competitive at all, they are in fact all about having fun with fellow tempers [​IMG].

    I.Anything I need to know?
    1. You (of course) need a copy of Diamond/Pearl and access to wifi.
    2. The following Pokemon are considered uber and will not be allowed:
    3. Any moves that increase evasion (eg. Double Team) will not be allowed, as they drag battles and increase reliance on luck. One-hit KO moves (eg. Sheer Cold, Fissure) will not be allowed for similar reasons.
    4. I'm debating whether moves gained in platinum can be used in this tournament as Platinum hasn't been released in english yet, which may be a problem. Suggestions on this are welcome.
    5. Pokesav will be allowed, however Pokemon created or altered with Pokesav should still be legal (ie. No >510 EVs, >32 IVs etc). Pokemon should also only have moves that they can learn in some way or another. To find out which moves a Pokemon can learn go here and choose the Pokemon's name from the list.
    6. Cheats will NOT be allowed and any cheating will result in a disqualification and a ban from future tournaments. Please try to keep these tournaments fun.
    7. Please make sure that you will be comfortable trading your team to me for legality checking should any queries arise around the legality of your pokemon (They will of course be traded back). I know this is a lot to ask, but it's the only way we can ensure a clean tournament (This is why I allowed Pokesav, so that the pokemon you use can be recreated easily should anything happen).

    II.Where can I get help on battling/team building?
    1. Smogon – Extremely competitive, though that's not exactly what we're going for in this tournament.
    2. Competetive Battling Guide - A guide that will help teach you the basics, the movesets are quite outdated however.
    3. Serebii - An excellent site for the hard facts, the opinions are something else though...
    4. PM me, I'll be more than happy to help you.

    III.Awesome, when is it and how do I sign up?
    1. The tourney will be on Wed 14th January 2009 at 21:00 GMT+2. This time is debatable, however I want to keep it quite early as the tournament may last long depending on the amount of participants. Here is a countdown to the tournament.

    2. You can sign up in this thread, just post to say you're in.

    IV.I can't/don't know how to use Pokesav, can anyone help?
    1. I'll be willing to help out people who can't or don't know how to use Pokesav.

    V.Prizes?
    1. Unfortunately since I am a student (which means I'm always broke) I will not be able to offer any monetary or material prizes. You will however get bragging rights, which is awesome [​IMG]

    Good luck to all who participate and I hope you all have fun thinking up and raising you teams [​IMG]. Also my apologies if any of this seems screwed up, I prepared it in a word processor before posting, so formatting may be an issue.
     


  2. Mukubird

    Newcomer Mukubird Member

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    Count me in for this tourney.

    EDIT: Of course, it will be hard for me to get in that time zone since it will be 12:00 PM for me here and I'm at school until 3:00 PM. How long will the tourney be? =/
     
  3. micky93

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    Hey,

    I'd love to join, but i have a lot of work to do with my team.
    I'll get back to you, but at this point, count me in.

    Thanks,
    Micky
     
  4. tyuno123

    Member tyuno123 GBAtemp Fan

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    Hmm nice, I'd join but my microSD corrupted last week and my save file was lost.
     
  5. Zamo
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    Guys, unfortunately it seems that there is not enough interest in these tournaments. Sorry to whoever was looking forward to participating, we can however play a few single matches if you guys want. Maybe once platinum rolls around interest will pick up again.
     
  6. IzzehO

    Member IzzehO GBAtemp Fan

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    Sounds like a brilliant idea, although I long since gave up on keeping track of my pokemon saves. I think it'd be great and many would be interested with the introduction of platinum, I'll definately give that a go and enter in this. My main issue is that anything like this would become extremely competitive, also (and I never actually played latest pokemon online or anything) but shouldn't there be restrictions on high end potions or something?
     
  7. Zamo
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    In any pokemon vs. match, items are not allowed so that's not really a problem. I don't think the tournaments will be all that competitive as it takes a while and lots of effort to get into competitive pokemon battling, and I don't think most tempers would bother.
     
  8. CPhantom

    Member CPhantom The Noob :(

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    This seems fun, but the rules are silly. Your tier for banned pokemon is WAY off. In fact, some legendaries are actually allowed in tourneys.

    Plus rule 3, why ban moves? I don't use any of them listed, but they shouldn't be banned. Moves are kind of supposed to be able to do what they do. Maybe this is a bit more understandable than the tier though, since the tier is messed up.



    Best tier list I've EVER seen.
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    [b]Ubers[/b]
    Arceus
    Darkrai
    Deoxys (All forms)
    Dialga
    Giratina
    Groudon
    Ho-oh
    Kyogre
    Latias
    Latios
    Lugia
    Mew
    Mewtwo
    Palkia
    Rayquaza
    Wobbuffet 
    
    
    [b]overused[/b]
    Aerodactyl
    Alakazam
    Azelf
    Blissey
    Bronzong
    Celebi
    Cresselia
    Dragonite
    Dugtrio
    Dusknoir
    Electivire
    Garchomp
    Gengar
    Gliscor
    Gyarados
    Heatran
    Heracross
    Infernape
    Jirachi
    Jolteon
    Lucario
    Manaphy
    Medicham
    Metagross
    Porygon-Z
    Raikou
    Regice
    Rhyperior
    Salamence
    Shuckle
    Skarmory
    Slaking
    Snorlax
    Starmie
    Suicune
    Swampert
    Tangrowth
    Tauros
    Togekiss
    Tyranitar
    Weavile
    Yanmega
    
    
    [b]Boardline[/b]
    Ambipom
    Arcanine
    Armaldo
    Articuno
    Blastoise
    Blaziken
    Breloom
    Charizard
    Claydol
    Cradily
    Crobat
    Dodrio
    Donphan
    Drapion
    Empoleon
    Entei
    Espeon
    Exeggutor
    Feraligatr
    Floatzel
    Flygon
    Forretress
    Gallade
    Gardevoir
    Honchkrow
    Houndoom
    Jumpluff
    Jynx
    Kingdra
    Lapras
    Leafeon
    Lickilicky
    Lopunny
    Ludicolo
    Machamp
    Magmortar
    Magnezone
    Mamoswine
    Marowak
    Mesprit
    Milotic
    Miltank
    Mismagius
    Moltres
    Muk
    Ninetales
    Ninjask
    Omastar
    Porygon2
    Probopass
    Rampardos
    Regigigas
    Regirock
    Registeel
    Roserade
    Sceptile
    Scizor
    Shaymin
    Slowbro
    Smeargle
    Spiritomb
    Staraptor
    Steelix
    Swellow
    Tentacruel
    Torterra
    Toxicroak
    Typhlosion
    Umbreon
    Uxie
    Vaporeon
    Weezing
    Zapdos
    
    
    [b]Under used[/b]
    Abomasnow
    Absol
    Aggron
    Altaria
    Ampharos
    Ariados
    Azumarill
    Banette
    Bastiodon
    Bellossom
    Cacturne
    Camerupt
    Carnivine
    Clefable
    Cloyster
    Corsola
    Crawdaunt
    Dewgong
    Drifblim
    Dunsparce
    Electrode
    Exploud
    Fearow
    Flareon
    Froslass
    Gastrodon
    Girafarig
    Glaceon
    Glalie
    Golduck
    Golem
    Gorebyss
    Granbull
    Grumpig
    Hariyama
    Hippowdon
    Hitmonchan
    Hitmonlee
    Hitmontop
    Huntail
    Hypno
    Kabutops
    Kangaskhan
    Kecleon
    Kingler
    Lanturn
    Linoone
    Luxray
    Magcargo
    Manectric
    Mantine
    Meganium
    Mr. Mime
    Nidoking
    Nidoqueen
    Noctowl
    Octillery
    Phione
    Pikachu
    Pinsir
    Poliwrath
    Politoed
    Primeape
    Purugly
    Quagsire
    Qwilfish
    Raichu
    Rapidash
    Relicanth
    Sableye
    Sandslash
    Scyther
    Seviper
    Sharsmurf
    Shiftry
    Skuntank
    Slowking
    Stantler
    Sudowoodo
    Swalot
    Torkoal
    Tropius
    Ursaring
    Venomoth
    Venusaur
    Vespiquen
    Victreebel
    Vileplume
    Wailord
    Walrein
    Whiscash
    Xatu
    Zangoose
    
    
    [b]Never Used[/b]
    Arbok
    Beautifly
    Beedrill
    Bibarel
    Butterfree
    Castform
    Chatot
    Cherrim
    Chimecho
    Delcatty
    Delibird
    Ditto
    Dustox
    Farfetch'd
    Furret
    Illumise
    Kricketune
    Ledian
    Lumineon
    Lunatone
    Luvdisc
    Masquerain
    Mawile
    Minun
    Mightyena
    Mothim
    Pachirisu
    Parasect
    Persian
    Pidgeot
    Plusle
    Raticate
    Rotom
    Seaking
    Shedinja
    Solrock
    Spinda
    Sunflora
    Unown
    Volbeat
    Wigglytuff
    Wormadam
     
  9. War

    Member War Take it easy~

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    Lol, why is Garchomp b&. That's redonkulous.
     
  10. Mukubird

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    I'm guessing you've never ran into a Sandstorm team with a Bright Powder SubVeil Garchomp, or a YacheChomp, or any Garchomp in the hands of a skilled player.
     
  11. Zamo
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    That list is quite outdated, Zapdos in BL and Tauros in OU? lol. The reason I proposed a ban on the 'hax moves' was because I wanted to eliminate as much luck as possible.

    Also Garchomp was proven to centralize OU and as such was banned.

    If you guys are still interested, the tournament can of course be moved forward.
     
  12. eroki

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    Hi,
    I'd love to join but i can only go online monday to sunday from about 15:00 to 22:00 gmt +1 [​IMG] and i'd have to withdraw my team from my pokemon ranch
    pm me if there's any updates on the day please
    thanks
    eroki
    ps my younger brother would like to join as well but he needs to make a pokesav team from scratch cos he hasn't got a good enough team atm
     
  13. oxjene

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    join me ^^
     
  14. Tac 21

    Member Tac 21 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'll come in. I hate over competition and only use Borderline type pokemon.
     
  15. hksmrchan

    Member hksmrchan GBAtemp Regular

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    Reporting in! I'll join.

    I'm no good though
     
  16. eroki

    Newcomer eroki Member

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    That's at least 10 people right there! would you like to discuss a date now?
     
  17. mewcuss

    Member mewcuss GBAtemp Regular

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    I'd like to be in a future tournament as well, please. I've not had much experience with 'competitive' battling but I reckon it would be a good laugh.
    I can make most nights (UK & US)except Sundays usually.
    Just PM me if you want me in and tell me when it is and what the tournament rules are.

    Many many thanks.
     
  18. Forstride

    Member Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    I'll join if it's still going to happen. I've been working on my team a lot lately. I can play any night, so the time doesn't matter to me.
     
  19. coolbho3000

    Member coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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  20. kevenka

    Member kevenka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Aren't there moves to get rid of evasion? I believe it is kind of stupid to put a ban on any move since it doesn't allow people to exploit it...they are meant to be abuse and countered(meta constantly changes). (I think it was haze that cured status changes) and as for the horn drill scenerio, the percent of hitting isn't all that great, and if they want to take a chance to win with it...let them, they fail, you win(the game has always been around chance, and playing with horndrill is a gamble like any other high level moves). When you say no items...do you mean they can't hold items? If so, why? Allow people to abuse the game, you just have to work around it (find all sorts of crazy tricks right?)
    Doesn't the skill go away when you limit the possible variables in the game?
    P.S. Can anyone explain why wabbefet is imba?
    Thanks,
    Kevin
     

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