Oh look, it’s tournament time. Shitty banner, by me. Overview. This tournament will be played on Pokemon Showdown, not Pokemon Online. Sorry, PO, you’re old news. Each tournament match will be out of three rounds. So if I’m battling Lungs, we would fight three times. The winner moves on to the next round, the loser is out. When the match is over, post in the thread of your results. Getting Onto Showdown. If you haven’t played on Showdown before, here’s what you do. In the main page, there will be two options, Install and Online. Click Online, no need to install. In the upper right corner there’ll be a button called Choose Name. Click it and put in your DLP name with the DLP acronym, like so: DLP Vira. One you’ve got your name, it’s time to build a team. The Team Builder is on the left hand side. Click new team and for format, choose [None]. Now click +Add Pokemon and choose your team. As a tip, after you choose your movesets, clicking EVs will show you some suggested spreads for a Pokemon. You don’t have to use them, but they’re there if you need them. There’s also Smogon for general competitive battling usage, but they have yet to set up individual Pokemon guides for XY, so some sets may be out of date. Once you've gotten your team, it’s time to test it out. Exit the Team Builder and it’ll take you back to the main page. On the upper left is your battle preferences. If you can force your team down to OU tier for this, it’ll make it easier to test, but go to Ubers if you want. The Ubers tier is on the table because the OU tier has banned some Pokemon I’m allowing. Either way, choose from format to XY OU or XY Ubers. There’s also Random Battle for a match with random Pokemon and movesets if you want to try out new Pokemon and sets. One you’ve gotten your format, make sure your team is selected and go Look For a Battle. When it comes to battling other DLP members, you have to do something different. On the left of your browser are the servers. Choose the top-most one, the Lobby. A member list is to the side. Click on a name and Challenge them. Rules. 1. Your battle will be played on Pokemon Showdown, not Pokemon online. There’s no benefit from playing on PO, Showdown is really easy to navigate and use. 2. Once the tournament is in play, no watching other people’s battles. This is to keep everyone’s movesets and items secret. However, I will post everyone’s team (six Pokemon names) before the tournament starts. You may watch other DLP members battles before the tournament starts. 3. No evasion moves of any kind, and no one-hit KO moves. The Sleep Clause is already installed in Showdown. I'm not sure if Showdown will even let you play with evasion moves. 4. Banned Pokemon: Arceus, Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys, Deoxys-a, Deoxys-S, Dialga, Giratina, Giratina-O, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Kyurem-W, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin-S, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom. 5. Banned Abilities: Moody. 6. Banned Items: Bright Powder, Gengarite, Kangaskhanite, Soul Dew. 7. Don’t be poor sports. If you lose, you lose. If you have a complaint, bring it to me, but it better not be because a Togekiss flinch-haxed you to death. Please inform me if someone is battling with illegal Pokemon or items. 8. Have fun! <3 Sign Ups. I’ve PMed the people who signed up last thread. Please confirm your spot in here by PMing me your full teams. By full teams, I mean their species, items, abilities, natures, movesets, and EV spreads. Signups will close on May 15th, which is the last day you can PM me your team. You may alter your team through this sign ups period, so you don’t have to send it to me right away. If there’s anything I’m missing in this post, please inform me so I can fix it. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, ask me.