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  1. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
    Staff Member Moderator



    Due to positive reception and the arrival of Pokemon Bank today, the Insane Calculation tournament has officially received the go-ahead. The rules are as follows, some of which have been directly taken from the previous topic:

    The rules are similar to the Alphabet Soup tournament held back in Gen IV but, hence the name, a fair bit more complicated. It's 3vs3 singles again, mainly so that people don't have to breed and train too many Pokemon right away, and instead of just letters, you'll be receiving three separate characteristics for each individual Pokemon in your team, for example:

    Pokemon 1 must be a Grass-type. Dual-typed Pokemon do count as long as one of their types is Grass-type.
    Pokemon 2 must not be blue in colour. If the Pokemon's shiny colouration is not blue but the regular form is blue, only the shiny form can be used and vice versa.
    Pokemon 3's species name must contain more than five letters.

    Clauses in play are as follows:

    - Species Clause: No two Pokemon with the same National Pokedex number can be used on the same team.
    - Sleep Clause: No two Pokemon can be put to sleep on any team. Self-inflicted sleep via Rest or randomly-inflicted sleep via Effect Spore or Metronome does not count towards this.
    - Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned from use, and the ability Moody is banned from use.
    - OHKO Clause: The moves Sheer Cold, Fissure, Guillotine and Horn Drill are banned from use.
    - Soul Dew Clause: The item Soul Dew is banned from use.
    - Fair Play Clause: If any match would end in a draw due to the use of Destiny Bond, Selfdestruct or Explosion, the user of the respective move loses the match. Due to changes to the move's mechanics, Perish Song no longer falls under this clause.

    The following Pokemon are banned from use:

    - Mewtwo
    - Ho-Oh
    - Lugia
    - Kyogre
    - Groudon
    - Rayquaza
    - Deoxys (All formes)
    - Dialga
    - Palkia
    - Giratina (Both formes)
    - Arceus (All formes)
    - Reshiram
    - Zekrom
    - White Kyurem
    - Xerneas
    - Yveltal

    Mega Pokémon are permitted to be used.

    If I've forgotten anything someone is bound to remind me since this stuff is more-or-less standard and universal to tournaments almost everywhere.

    If you're interested in signing up, simply post in this thread saying so. If you have any queries, post them here as well. The signup period will end on February 18th 2014, at which point every person who signed up will receive a PM from myself giving them all the insane details they need to follow to make their team.

    Two other things to note: If you're not 100% sure you wish to compete, note that signing up and then dropping out without a good reason will result in you being unable to participate in future tournaments and may net you an official forum warning for good measure. Also, anyone simply saying "this sounds interesting" in this thread or anything that isn't a question or a sign-up will get warned for SPAM.

    So without further ado, sign-ups are go.


    - Teapot
    - Shocari
    - Demelza
    - Psycho Monkey
    - Dinova
    - Ruko
    - Gliscario39
    - Lucario of the North
    - Kanarichan
    - Linkachu
    #1 KoL, Feb 4, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014


Discussion in 'Pokécharms Organised Play' started by KoL, Feb 4, 2014.

    1. Teapot

      I'm in.
      Last edited: Feb 9, 2014
    2. Shocari
      You know I'm in ;)
    3. Demelza
      Definitely interested in playing in this tournament~
    4. Psycho Monkey
      Psycho Monkey
      Question: You used Grass-type, not blue, and five letters as an example. Are those universal for everyone or will each participant be assigned three random characteristics out of a wider pool of choices?
    5. Teapot
      @Psycho Monkey: obviously I am not @KoL, but I remember the Alphabet Soup tournament being randomised, so different restrictions per player.
    6. KoL
      Basically that. Everyone will receive different characteristics that are chosen at random. Those were just an example of the kinds of things to expect.

    7. Psycho Monkey
      Psycho Monkey
      Awesome! I was in either way, I just wanted to verify the terms of battle. :)
    8. Dinova
      Count me in, I'd love to participate!
    9. baratron
      Question: What sort of level should the 3 Pokemon be? Level 50?
    10. Shocari
      Are Mega Evolutions allowed?
    11. Tidus
      I love it!....im in
    12. Ruko
      Sign me up, I posted something to your profile I could have just posted here, but I wasn't sure I'd want to sign up at the time.

      I also second the question about Mega Evolutions.

      Also, are we restricted to exactly three pokemon, or could we pick... say six pokemon with two falling into each restriction and rotate them out per match to keep things fresh and unknown?
      Last edited: Feb 9, 2014
    13. Teapot
      @Ruko and @Shocari: @KoL confirmed in chat that they will be allowed.
    14. KoL
      You're restricted to three since I'll only be giving you three specific requirements, one for each Pokemon.
    15. TheJammieDogger
      Can I join but can I also as a question?

      This is my first tournament and I don't know how to do this. Do we do a wifi battle or something? As long as I find out how to actually battle, Im In!
      kanarichan likes this.
    16. Gliscario39
      What they said. also, can you use megas?
    17. Teapot
      This question has already been answered:

    18. KoL
      Everything is done through Wi-Fi, so as long as you have Wi-Fi that your 3DS can connect to you can battle in the tournament. If you need any help on the day, feel free to ask anyone and we'll guide you through anything you have trouble with.
      kanarichan likes this.
    19. BigAaron
    20. TheJammieDogger
      ( I dont have a 3ds *sigh* D;)
    21. Teapot
      Given that this tournament is being conducted using the X and Y games, not having a 3DS means you're completely unable to compete in any way. As such, I've removed you from the sign-up list.
    22. JTB37030
      How will you know what time you are competing during the tournament?
    23. Teapot
      Normally, once you're assigned a battle you're given a set number of days to do it in - it's then up to you to organise exactly when you have your battle with your opponent.
      kanarichan likes this.
    24. KoL
      They can be sent out in any order you feel like in battle.

      Also, those three are just examples of what to expect. Those aren't the actual requirements you or anyone else will be receiving.
    25. JTB37030
      Cool thanks I'm definitely interested in this but ill confirm sign up in a dy or so
    26. Lukenblaz
      I'm in. Though I may not have internet yet on that day I am not sure.
      Is there a certain time we will be playing?

    27. KoL
      The exact date hasn't been confirmed yet although it won't be for about a month since everyone will need time to make their teams.
    28. Lukenblaz
      Alright thank you.
    29. Gliscario39
      Imagine if we did this with smogon and pokémon showdown
    30. KoL
      We aren't. That is all.
    31. Gliscario39
      Actually, I found out today that I'm going on vacation during the time of the tournament and the place I'm going has no WiFi, so I can't do it. D:
    32. Gliscario39
    33. kanarichan
      Few! Back home and just in time as well! Count me in! This'll be my first one but I'm up for it! :3
    34. Linkachu
      Sorry for being last minute but I'm in, too. ^^
      Shocari likes this.
    35. KoL
      ...and with that, signups are now closed!

      All participants will be receiving a private message from myself giving them the details for their three Pokemon shortly. All further information will be in your private messages, and if you have any further questions or need help in any way, simply reply to the PM I send you and I can deal with it as quickly as possible.
    36. Gliscario39
      To be honest, I'm kinda scared i'll get eliminated first round because this is my first tournament and look at all these mods and veterans, it's not gonna go well.
      Imagine if some youtuber like KingNappy was in this. We would get absolutely demolished.
    37. Shocari
      As long as you have a decent grasp of competitive battling, you should do fine ^^ Besides, I don't have access to my sun team this time around, so I can't go like 12-1 again :)
    38. Psycho Monkey
      Psycho Monkey
      @Gliscario39: Sho's right. You have the same chance of winning as the rest of us. You've already passed the point of no return so you're only choice now is to put your best foot forward and give it your best shot! :up:
    39. Lukenblaz
      Matches are going up today
      Good luck everyone!

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