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Monotype Cup 2014 - Signups

Discussion in 'Pokécharms Organised Play' started by KoL, Jun 15, 2014.

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  1. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    After a week-long break and a fair bit of discussion I'm pleased to finally say that the Monotype Cup signups are now open.

    Just like the Singles Showdown, this tournament will take place on the battle simulator Pokemon Showdown, which can be found here:


    The procedures will be as follows: You will all have until July 1st 2014 to sign up for this tournament, and just like every other tournament all you need to do to sign up for this is post in this thread saying that you wish to compete. Once the deadline has been hit, I will be using a random number generator to give every competitor a random type out of the 18 that exist. Then, you must create a team containing only Pokemon of that type and you will all battle it out to decide who the champion is. A few things of note:

    - Dual-typed Pokemon can be used freely as long as one of their types matches your mono-type. For example, Aegislash would be eligible on a mono-Ghost or a mono-Steel team.

    - If a Pokemon's base form doesn't match your mono-type but its Mega Evolution does then it cannot be used, so Mega Charizard X cannot be used on mono-Dragon teams because regular Charizard is not a Dragon-type. This also works in reverse: If you were using a mono-Flying team with Charizard on it, you would not be allowed to use Charizardite X since he would no longer be a Flying-type upon Mega Evolving.

    - After a community vote, it has been decided that any moves and abilities that cause a Pokemon's type to change are banned from use. The moves and abilities in question are:

    - Protean
    - Colour Change
    - Forecast
    - Impostor

    - Transform
    - Conversion
    - Conversion 2
    - Camouflage
    - Reflect Type
    - Soak
    - Relic Song

    Unfortunately this has resulted in Kecleon, Ditto and Castform being completely unusable, so if you do get Normal as your assigned type then note that all three of these Pokemon are effectively banned from use.

    Otherwise standard rules apply. The following stuff cannot be used:









    ...and the following clauses apply:

    SPECIES CLAUSE: No two Pokemon on a team can have the same National Pokedex Number.
    EVASION CLAUSE: The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned from use.
    OHKO CLAUSE: The moves Guillotine, Sheer Cold, Fissure and Horn Drill are banned from use.
    FAIR PLAY CLAUSE: If a match would end in a 0-0 draw due to the use of Selfdestruct, Explosion, Destiny Bond or Perish Song, the user of the move in question loses.
    SLEEP CLAUSE: No two Pokemon can be put to sleep at once on a team. Self-inflicted sleep from Rest and randomly-inflicted sleep from Effect Spore do not count towards this.

    I think that's everything, I'm sure someone will correct me if it isn't. These rules will be posted again in the official tournament topic as well just in case anyone is uncertain.

    Two final things of note: This topic is for signups and queries only. Any post in this topic that is neither of the aforementioned will earn you a SPAM warning. Also note that any player who signs up for this and then drops out without a good reason once the tournament properly starts will be banned from future tournaments.

    Sign-ups are officially go. You have just over two weeks to sign up, so don't be late.


    - Shocari
    - Rex
    - Dwayna Dragonfire
    - Alexxander
    - Teapot
    - Mr. RMA
    - Luckii
    - Kyubeon
    - Psycho Monkey
    - Jeydis
    - Ruko (Sub)
    - Ekans
    - Tangrow
    - Brendan Savem
    - Steveplays
    - MarethyuX12
    - Luxray901
    #1 KoL, Jun 15, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2014
  2. Shocari

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  3. Rex

    Rex Resident Furry

    I suppose I'll try again.
  4. Dwayna DragonFire

    Dwayna DragonFire 2014 Little Cup Champion

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    I'd like for you to sign me up, please. :3
  5. Well given my input in the run up to this, sign me up c:
  6. Teapot

    Teapot Virtual Duck Enthusiast
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    Friend Code:
    3351 5357 1073
  7. Mr.RMA

    Mr.RMA Magearna before it was cool

    I'll give this one a go, sure. Been meaning to give monotype battling a try, and this will give me a good opportunity to see how I do with it.
  8. Sign me up boyz
  9. Shiny Pyxis

    Shiny Pyxis 2016 Singles Football

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    Gonna try a monotype I guess. XD

    Question: if we get more than 18 participants, how do you determine which types get doubled?
  10. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    The process would basically repeat itself from the beginning. Player 19 would get a randomly designated type from the 18 that exist, and then Player 20 would receive the same except with Player 19's type removed from the shuffle and so on.
  11. Psycho Monkey

    Psycho Monkey Member of the Literary Elite Four

    I've only got two words for you: I'm in.
  12. Jeydis

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    Sign me up
  13. Ruko

    Ruko Bearded Trout Warrior

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    Of course I'm in on this :)

    I'm also forming and playing around with practice teams even though I don't know what my type will be yet - if anyone wants to join me in these practice rounds, grab me on IRC.
  14. I'm in.

    Question: Do we get to choose our type or are we assigned one randomly?
  15. It says in the original post that KoL will be using a random number generator to determine types ^-^
  16. Also, if there is an odd number of participants, how are we going to set out the tournament? Are we going to give people byes to the next round, or are we going to have a group stage or something?
  17. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    You'll see.
  18. Brendan Savem

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    You know what, I'm interested. Been doing a bit more competitive pokemon battling over the past year, and I think I actually know what I'm doing now. Sign me up.
  19. pokeman266

    pokeman266 2015 Singles Champion

    I would like to compete in the tournament please :)

    On a side note I randomized the pokemon types just for an experiment and I ended up getting water/dragon/psychic the most.

    Wait, it says that relic song is banned… what if you were doing a normal type team?
    #20 pokeman266, Jun 21, 2014
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  20. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    Then you can still use Meloetta, but you can't use Relic Song.
  21. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    Since we've hit 16 competitors now, I will begin assigning types to you all with my RNG. You will receive your designated type today, and from then you will have until June 28th to reply back telling me all of your team members. Because of this rule, you cannot change team members at any time during the tournament. Please keep that in mind when making your choices.
  22. Teapot

    Teapot Virtual Duck Enthusiast
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    Just to clarify, is the tournament still open to new signups if someone wanted?
  23. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    Only if someone doesn't reply by the June 28th deadline. As of right now signups are temporarily closed. However, if a person doesn't reply by the deadline, they will be cut from the tournament and this will give any stragglers up to the initial July 1st deadline to sign up.
  24. Brendan Savem

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    When we send in our teams, do we need to include moves, EVs, and all that as well, or do you just need species names?
  25. Yeah, this is what I need to know, I've picked my 6 Pokemon, I just need to sort moves and EVs and stuff out.
  26. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    Preferably I'd like everything, but if you're not 100% certain on certain moves/items but still want to confirm I'll settle for the species names.
  27. Okay I'll try and give everything but leave out stuff I'm not 100% certain on
  28. pokeman266

    pokeman266 2015 Singles Champion

    I'm so pumped for this tournament :) I wish the best of luck to everyone ( Besides the person who got dragon )
  29. Let's hope they get drawn against Fairy x3
  30. pokeman266

    pokeman266 2015 Singles Champion

  31. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    Easy on the banter guys, we need to keep the topic tidy in case of queries and whatnot.
  32. pokeman266

    pokeman266 2015 Singles Champion

    I'm sorry.
    Here is a question on the tournament, are we able to tell others our type that we got for the tournament?
  33. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    I won't be revealing anyone's type at any point so you don't have to tell anyone. I suppose you could tell someone if you wanted to although you'd only be ruining your own element of surprise by doing so, but it's up to you.
  34. I just noticed, is Same Type clause in the rules?
  35. Same type clause? I'm not fully sure what that is but given it's a monotype tournament all Pokemon must fit into the monotype. If you're referring to secondary types then that is allowed also so for example Mawile and Klefki could be used on Fairy team while sharing Steel typing but equally Mawile and Togekiss would be allowed despite different secondary types. If you are referring to type changing such as Kecleon then that is banned. The species clause is also in effect so you can't have two Charizards and you can't have a Wash Rotom and a Fan Rotom for example on the same team
  36. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    The monotype option on Showdown should enforce the same type rule by itself I imagine. Either way, if anyone was to cheat by not using monotype it'd be pretty easy to catch them out and since you can save match replays it's also very easy to prove what went on.
  37. Ruko

    Ruko Bearded Trout Warrior

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    We can't use the mono-type option on showdown as it bans Talonflame automatically.
  38. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
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    Then I'll just have to trust you to not cheat, but I can't imagine that being an issue.
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