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Standard rules for competitive play

#1BossGinPosted 3/16/2010 10:06:07 PM
If you or your opponent are asking for a competitive battle with standard rules, these are the rules that apply unless otherwise stated:

No Ubers
This means that the following Pokemon are banned:

- Arceus
- Darkrai
- Deoxys (all forms)
- Dialga
- Garchomp
- Giratina (all forms)
- Groudon
- Ho-oh
- Kyogre
- Latios
- Lugia
- Manaphy
- Mew
- Mewtwo
- Palkia
- Rayquaza
- Shaymin-Sky forme
- Wobbuffet
- Wynaut

Sleep Clause
You may only put one Pokemon to sleep at a time. Once that Pokemon wakes up, you may put it or another Pokemon to sleep again. But again, only one Pokemon on their team can be asleep at one time. Pokemon asleep due to the effects of Rest or Effect Spore do NOT count towards that limit.

Species Clause
Each Pokemon must be of a different species. Different Pokedex number means it's a different species.

Evasion Clause and OHKO Ban
Sometimes grouped together as "No DT/OHKO". The following moves are banned:

- Double Team
- Minimize
- Fissure
- Guillotine
- Sheer Cold
- Horn Drill

Everything else, including Sand Attack and the Sand Veil ability, are legal.

Soul dew Clause

A Pokémon is not allowed to hold Soul Dew.


Non-Standard Rules that are sometimes used
The following rules aren't included as standard. However, they are quite popular among many users and make for a different style of play. If they are stated alongside the standard rules, remember to abide by them.

Item Clause
By far the most common non-standard rule, item clause states that each Pokemon on the team must be holding a different item from one another. So no double leftovers or focus sash. Items that do the same thing but aren't the same, such as leftovers and black sludge, are allowed.

No "Hax" Items
The following items are banned:
- Brightpowder
- Quick Claw
- Focus Band
- King's Rock

Self-KO Clause
This mostly only applies to tournaments. It's used to break ties. If both players are down to their last Pokemon and one uses a move that kills itself, such as Explosion, Self-Destruct, Destiny Bond, or Memento, the trainer who used that move is considered the loser in the match.

Freeze Clause
Only used in a controlled environment such as Pokemon Battle Revolution, Shoddy Battle, or the upcoming Shoddy Battle 2. Only one Pokemon may be frozen at the same time as another. Once one unfreezes, that Pokemon or another may be put back to sleep.

Boss Gin
#2TheFoxSorcererPosted 3/16/2010 10:10:02 PM
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#3quicksilver117Posted 3/16/2010 10:10:25 PM
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#4RastaMonJon1945Posted 3/16/2010 10:11:29 PM
the ubers list is up to date and the other rules are current

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#5itachi134Posted 3/16/2010 10:12:33 PM
#6blitzwhizPosted 3/16/2010 10:20:44 PM
Thank you!! Had so much trouble getting mine up.
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#7mcnichoj18Posted 3/16/2010 10:29:21 PM
that Pokemon or another may be put back to sleep.
You both screwed this up at the end of the freeze clause, good job.
>Implying implications
#8BossGin(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2010 10:30:51 PM
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#9blitzwhizPosted 3/16/2010 10:31:39 PM

From: mcnichoj18 | #007
that Pokemon or another may be put back to sleep.
You both screwed this up at the end of the freeze clause, good job.

Didn't notice that... oh well.
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#10blitzwhizPosted 3/16/2010 10:32:24 PM
i'll make a new topic just for that.
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