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Is it cheating to have two of the same items on a team?

#1Smasher123456Posted 1/12/2014 11:22:44 AM
I plan on battling my friend soon with an Eviolite Porygon2 and Eviolite Chansey. I want to destroy said friend, but I don't want to do so if I have an inherent advantage. I've heard that more than two of the same items is okay, but I'm now sure.
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#2The_DragonwPosted 1/12/2014 11:23:35 AM
Depends on the item.

Ol' Smogon forbids it, but...
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#3Red_ScoutPosted 1/12/2014 11:23:36 AM
Most people don't use the Item Clause, so you'll be fine except for the fact that the game only gives you one Eviolite.
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#4Xigbar777Posted 1/12/2014 11:24:04 AM
It depends whether or not your friend follows the item clause.

The item clause states that two Pokemon on a team cannot hold the same item. However, alot of people don't bother with the item clause. The only way to know whether or not your friend considers it cheating is to ask him.
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#5Red_ScoutPosted 1/12/2014 11:24:07 AM
The_Dragonw posted...
Depends on the item.

Ol' Smogon forbids it, but...


Nintendo uses the Item Clause more than Smogon does.
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#6EstheimasterPosted 1/12/2014 11:24:24 AM
It depends on your established rules. Competitive battling on the OU/UU/Uber scale allows for repeated items, while the official Pokemon online rules do not. If you use 2 Eviolites, nothing is stopping your opponent from using a team full of Choice Band users.
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#7The_DragonwPosted 1/12/2014 11:25:54 AM
Red_Scout posted...
The_Dragonw posted...
Depends on the item.

Ol' Smogon forbids it, but...


Nintendo uses the Item Clause more than Smogon does.

Wait, what?

So....
So I technically could use an Assault Vest team, as long as I don't do any....official battles?
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#8Number43Posted 1/12/2014 11:25:59 AM
Well you can't use it on rated battle spot, but it's not banned by smogon rules.
#9Red_ScoutPosted 1/12/2014 11:27:15 AM
I'm not sure if rated battles use Item Clause, but regular online battle you can use 6 Assault Vest users. I have a team where everyone but my Harvest Phantump run leftovers.
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#10TerradriusPosted 1/12/2014 11:43:26 AM(edited)
The_Dragonw posted...
Red_Scout posted...
The_Dragonw posted...
Depends on the item.

Ol' Smogon forbids it, but...


Nintendo uses the Item Clause more than Smogon does.

Wait, what?

So....
So I technically could use an Assault Vest team, as long as I don't do any....official battles?


Nintendo's official rated/tournament formats enforce the item clause. No one else does, definitely not Smogon (not their standard rules, anyway). So yes, go for it.

As for TC, I say go for it. Using two of the same item doesn't really doesn't make much of a difference in power, though you may want agree on it beforehand or not do it if your friend is the type who will take any excuse to avoid admitting they lost fair and square.
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