To grow as trainers in a competitive environment while still maintaining the true spirit of Pokemon
There will be 8 gym leaders, each of a different type.
There will be challengers who battle the leaders in hopes of acquiring their sought after gym badges.
The first player to collect all 8 gym badges is the Pokemon Champion!
But be careful, this is not a permanent position. Anyone with all the badges will be eligible to challenge you. Should someone with all the badges contest you and win, they are crowned the new champion
(Subject to change)
-Don't be a dick
-No evasion increasing moves. Abilities are allowed.
-No OHKO moves.
List does not include all legendaries. Heatran, Latios, Latias, Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Giratina, Cresselia, Jirachi, and the like are all banned as well.
-No duplicate Pokemon
-Hacking to change a Pokemon's stats or abilities is not allowed
-Challengers have 2 teams for the Pokemon League. A Team, and B team. This is to prevent people from stacking strengths against the gym they will be facing next. (i.e.- Building a water team just so you can beat the fire gym)
-No two gyms may have the same type
-The Pokemon Champion is not limited to a certain type
-You cannot put more than one Pokemon on the opponent's team to sleep at one time. Same goes for freeze.
-Choose Pokemon because you love them.
-Choose Pokemon for personal preference of stats.
-It is discouraged to obtain Pokemon through hacking
-A true trainer loves their Pokemon more than they love grinding for hours to change their stats slightly for a competitive edge (EVs and IVs are unnecessary since we are all friends here)
Application to be a Gym Leader
Willing to battle at least twice a week?
Access to wifi?
Post enough to keep up?
Will be ready to have a team up and running by next weekend?
We will choose gym leaders tomorrow, on Sunday, Feb. 20th at 3pm (west coast time)
Gym leaders will be chosen on a "dibs" basis. After the first set of 8 is chosen, there is only one way to become the new gym leader, and that is as follows.
1. Challenge the gym leader for his title.
2. Battle the gym leader, with a team composed of the same type as the opponent.
3. The winner becomes the new gym leader, and is allowed to change the type of the gym if they choose to. If the new gym leader chooses to change the type the type can not be the same type as another gym i.e. 2 fire gyms 2 ghost gyms. In addition to being able to change the type of the gym you must have the new team ready within the same week to keep up with the 2 battles a week minimum.
Rules for Challenging:
-Gyms may be challenged in any order
-Challengers may not challenge the same gym twice a week.
-You must use the same A/B teams to acquire all badges. This prevents making it easy to build for each gym and wipe out the whole league without much effort.
-You must declare before the battle begins whether you are challenging for a gym badge or the right to be a gym leader. You can not decide which you want during or after the battle.
Rules for Gym Leaders
-All pokemon must have the same type as your gym. Primary or secondary matters not.
-You may change your lineup between battles, but it is encouraged you post the last team you used in a challenge to give the challengers a warning of who they may face!
Be Gentlemen and Gentlewomen. All battle records are done through the honor system. Don't be a silly goose and start dumb arguments. This is a great place to talk about battles and how they went down. After all we all want to train to be the very best!
But Swill! I don't know how to play good pokemon! How do I beat a baton passing sweep team with excellent type coverage despite that I am in a mono-type gym?!?
Worry no more! This is a friendly tournament, so you don't need to know all that stuff! Although you may need resources to know things like, Can Starmie learn Thunder? (Psshh Since red and Blue!) Or what is the difference between physical and special attack? Here are some friendly resources!
Smogon.com Smogon University pretty much is the apex of the competitive pokemon scene. With a Battle Simulator and a team builder, not to mention articles on every pokemon with stats and strategies it is more information than you really cared for
bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net This is the best wiki of pokemon I have used yet. Less competitive based and more general knowledge this site is great for learning all about your favorite pokemon how and where to catch them and what moves they can learn!
Serebii.net is just between the two above. An in depth pokedex of all pokemon weaknesses moves and stats is combined with great walkthroughs on how to do just about eveything in the world of pokemon. Their site has many more tutorials and articles to get the basic understanding of how things work and are pretty quick with Pokenews.
Dichotomy - Poison
Speed Racer - Normal
Unintentional - Fighting
Munkus Beaver - Steel
Faynor - Psychic
Worthless Lurker - Electric
Kuribo's Shoe - Bug
Beasteh - Dark
Trainer Cards down below