Updated List of Standard Rules-(HeartGold+SoulSilver)

#1MeleeMaster1Posted 7/28/2010 12:28:27 PMmessage detail
List of Standard Rules:
Within competitive play there exists a set of rules that have been mutually accepted by most gamers as means of discarding most luck based mechanics of the Metagame, which tends to make the whole experience more enjoyable for both parties.


Evasion Clause:
Moves that boost evasion are not allowed. Meaning the following moves are forbidden:
-Double Team
-Minimize


However there exist certain exceptions to this rule. The following items and perks are legal means of increasing Evasion:
-Acupressure
-Bright Powder
-Lax Incense
-Sand Veil
-Snow Cloak
-Use of Double Team or Minimize via the move Metronome



Sleep Clause:
Two or more Pokémon on a team cannot be asleep at the same time. Self-induce sleep via rest does not activate Sleep Clause. Any gamer would probably agree with this clause after having their entire team put to sleep by a Breloom or Smeargle via Spore. Sleep will often force a switch-out, which if not for this clause would leave you at the mercy of switching into yet another Sleep Inducing move. The Ability: Effect Spore does not break the Sleep Clause if a Pokémon on the team is asleep to begin with as this cannot be avoided. However, if another Pokémon is put to sleep AFTER Effect Spore has been activated, the Sleep Clause is Broken. The following moves will inflict Sleep upon a Pokémon:
-Rest (Self-Inducing Sleep, Lasts 2 Turns)
-Yawn (Accuracy 100% Takes effect the next turn.)
-Spore (Accuracy 100%)
-Dark Void (Accuracy 80% Darkrai and Smeargle Only)
-Sleep Powder (Accuracy 75%)
-Lovely Kiss (Accuracy 75%)
-Hypnosis (Accuracy 60%)
-GrassWhistle (Accuracy 55%)
-Sing (Accuracy 55%)



OHKO Clause:
The One-Hit KO Clause. Simply put, the use of moves that result in the instantaneous fainting of a Pokémon regardless of defensive stats are forbidden. The use of a OHKO move via Metronome is legal. The following moves violate the OHKO Clause.
-Fissure
-Horn Drill
-Guillotine
-Sheer Cold



Species Clause:
Two or more of the same Pokémon may not be used on the same team. This clause refers only to Pokémon with identical Pokédex Numbers. Pokémon such as: Porygon, Porygon2 and Porygon-Z do not share the same Pokédex Number so this clause is not broken. However the use of multiple Pokémon such as the Rotom or Deoxys Forms is prohibited as they share the same Pokédex Number. Seriously, who wants to fight a team comprised of 6 Salamences, Scizors or Gyrados's?


Pokémon Tiers:
The Tiers serve a dual purpose. The first is to promote balanced gameplay and the second is to create an environment where weaker Pokémon can be used. A Pokémon may only be used in a Tier equal or above its situated Tier. The Tiers are as follows:
-Uber ( Pokémon that deemed too powerful for OU)
-OU (Overused)
-BL (Borderline)
-UU (Underused)
-NU (Never Used)
-Limbo (Pokemon that have yet to be placed in a Tier)
-NFE (Not Fully Evolved)




List of Pokemon Forbidden in Standard OU:
Pokemon from the Uber Tier are considered too overpowered to be employed within the OU Metagame and have therefore been banned from use unless stated otherwise. The following list are all Pokémon currently placed in the Uber Tier.
(Note that this list is subject to change.)
-Arceus
-Darkrai
-Deoxys (All Forms)
-Dialga
-Garchomp
-Giratina
-Giratina-O
-Groudon
-Ho-oh
-Kyogre
-Latias (Both with and without Soul Dew)
-Latios (Both with and without Soul Dew)
-Lugia
-Manaphy
-Mew
-Mewtwo
-Palkia
-Rayquaza
-Salamence
-Shaymin-S
-Wobbuffet
-Wynaut


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#2MeleeMaster1(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2010 12:28:46 PMmessage detail
.List of Non-Standard Rules:
The following rules aren't included as standard. However, they are quite popular among many users and make for a different style of play. Please remember to abide by any of these rules if stated beforehand by your opponent.


Freeze Clause:
Two or more Pokémon on a team cannot be frozen at the same time. This clause might as well be ignored In My Opinion as it's impossible to pinpoint exactly when the use of an ice move will result in the freezing of another Pokémon with a 1/10 chance to. It should be noted however, that any frozen Pokémon has a 20% chance to “thaw out” each turn. Selecting the move “Sacred Fire” will immediately thaw out the Pokémon which used it.

Hax Item Clause:
Not to be confused with “Hacks”, Hax Items refer to items which factor back in certain luck-based mechanics of the game most of these rules are aimed at reducing. However, since their presence doesn't disrupt the OU Metagame too much, some gamers will allow the use of these items. Remember that if the phrase: “No Hax Items” should come up, the following items are prohibited from use.
-BrightPowder (Effect: Raises the holder's evasion by 10%.)
-Focus Band (Effect: 10% Chance to survive an attack that would otherwise result in Fainting.)
-King's Rock (Effect: Occasionally causes targets of the Pokémon's moves to flinch.)
-Quick Claw (Effect: Gives the holder an 18.75% chance of going first.)



Item Clause:
All Pokémon on a team must hold different items. This is not a standard clause in competitive play, but it is used in Nintendo tournaments. It's rare to see a team with less than 2 of the same item (i.e. Leftovers) so this Clause doesn't usually apply if not stated beforehand.


Self-KO Clause:
If both players have only one Pokémon left, moves which KO both the user and the opponent are not allowed (e.g. Explosion, Destiny Bond). If recoil damage would cause a tie, Self KO Clause does not activate, and the player who last attacked is the winner
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#3MeleeMaster1(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2010 12:30:03 PMmessage detail
Credit goes to Sonofnelak for typing this.
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#4cppippyPosted 7/28/2010 12:56:51 PMmessage detail
Sticky requested :D
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#5mondrae205Posted 7/28/2010 1:00:13 PMmessage detail
OMG Jak didnt ruin this, its the end of the world!!!
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#6TomDangerfieldPosted 7/28/2010 1:11:41 PMmessage detail
***** This
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#7mondrae205Posted 7/28/2010 1:14:21 PMmessage detail
well maybe jak missed it by being dyslexic
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#8TomDangerfieldPosted 7/28/2010 1:15:41 PMmessage detail
well maybe jak missed it by being dyslexic

So now you have something against dyslexic people >.>
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#9cppippyPosted 7/28/2010 1:22:05 PMmessage detail
O_o
Sticky'd already........
Uh-Oh >_>
The other rules are still up.........
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#10MeleeMaster1(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2010 1:22:09 PMmessage detail
That was quick >_>
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