Originally written by KoL Here be my new Gen V rules, enjoy: CLAUSES Species Clause: No two Pokemon with the same National Pokedex number can be used on one team. No Evasion Boosting: The use of moves that increase evasion (Acupressure, Double Team and Minimize) is prohibited. Using moves that lower accuracy does not violate this clause. The use of Snow Cloak, Sand Veil and BrightPowder also does not violate this clause. The use of the ability Moody however DOES violate this clause. No OHKO Attacks: The use of attacks that deal a OHKO (Horn Drill, Sheer Cold, Fissure, Guillotine) is prohibited. Perish Song is excluded from this clause due to the way it works. Sleep Clause: You may not put more than one Pokemon to sleep on your opponent's side of the field at a time. A Pokemon put to sleep by the move Rest or the ability Effect spore do not count. Additionally, all Pokemon with the ability Natural Cure must be identified as having this ability as soon as they are put to sleep. Soul Dew Clause: The item Soul Dew is banned from use. Fair Play Clause: If a player uses Explosion, Self Destruct, Perish Song or Destiny Bond to cause a draw, the user of the respective move loses. BAN LIST - The following Pokemon are banned from use: - Mewtwo - Wobbuffet - Ho-Oh - Lugia - Wynaut - Kyogre - Groudon - Rayquaza - Deoxys Normal Forme - Deoxys Attack Forme - Dialga - Palkia - Altered Forme Giratina - Origin Forme Giratina - Manaphy - Darkrai - Arceus - Reshiram - Zekrom The following Pokemon are temporarily banned from use until their official releases: - Victini - Keldeo - Meloetta - Genosect Few things to note: - Item Clause has been nixed. This is a mostly experimental aspect for me and since I'm being lenient as hell with the ban list I might as well take the same approach with the clauses too...but like most things if extreme abuse results from this change the clause will be reinstated. - Mew, Celebi, Wobbuffet, Wynaut, Latias, Latios, Deoxys Defense, Deoxys Speed and Garchomp are all unbanned due to the new threats present in Gen V, and the belief that these new threats help balance these Pokemon and make them less game-breaking than they were in Gen IV, except in the case of Wobbuffet and Wynaut where the Shadow Tag Clause is responsible for them dropping off the ban list. - Kyurem is unbanned - this guy is the eyebrow-raiser here due to his stat total sitting at 660 - while this is higher than everything legal bar Regigigas and Slaking, it is also lower than the rest of the Uber crowd who all sit at 670+. This combined with more balanced stats than most Ubers and a typing/movepool that are more original than efficient has led me to give Kyurem a chance (not that I expect anyone to use him anyway since most of 'Charms thinks he's ugly.) - Victini, Meloetta, Keldeo and Genosect are all temporarily banned until they are officially released (which for Victini won't be long at all) but all of them will be legal once they are released (yes, even Genosect.) EDIT 31/3/11: Wobs and Wynaut re-Uber'd, Shadow Tag Clause removed, Moody banned under Evasion Clause.