Official Smogon Tournament XIX - Round 3-A (REPLAYS REQUIRED)

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Welcome to this year's Official Smogon Tournament! The OST is one of Smogon's longest standing traditions in tournaments and has crowned many great Pokémon players as its champions across five generations. Over the next few months, thousands* (!) of players will compete to the best of their ability as they attempt to join the exclusive ranks of the OST trophy holders. Only one of those players will succeed in their journey and earn the recognition that comes with their victory, along with the iconic OST trophy.

The tournament will have a best of three format. This means that players will play until one of them wins two games. Players are allowed to switch teams in between games, or use the same team throughout the set; it is completely up to the player. If players only partially complete a series before the deadline, it will be considered an uncompleted match and action will be taken accordingly (either an activity win or a coin flip).

You are strongly encouraged to play on the smogtours Pokemon Showdown server to complete your games, as this will automatically save your replays after each game is completed. In addition, midround bans will not be applied to the smogtours server until after the round concludes.

Just like last year, there will be a cash prize for this tournament! The winner of this year's Official Smogon Tournament will receive 200 USD!

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or a tournament director!

OST Specific Rules
  • This is a standard SV OU tournament.
  • The tournament will be single elimination.
  • Players will play a best of three series of games each round
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!. If you can't agree on which server to play on, the Smogtours server is the default option.
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Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Team Preview: Players must turn on the Team Preview feature where players can view the opposing team's Pokémon and choose their lead Pokémon.
  • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more information.
  • Baton Pass Clause: The move Baton Pass is banned outright.
  • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's OU Ban List. If the tiers change or new items, abilities, moves, or Pokemon become available in the middle of a round, the changes will take effect in the following round. There will be an announcement in the relevant round if this occurs.

About Activity Decisions

Activity Decisions / Coin Flips
: In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

In case of disconnections, if you played in the SmogTours server, call a Tournament Director as soon as possible and we'll see about the possibility of having a rematch.

General Tournament Rules


Players may sign up as a substitute if they didn't join in time. If you are eliminated from the tournament (i.e. you lose your games, are substituted out, or drop out), you may not sign up as a substitute. I will endeavor to substitute players in whenever a player drops out, and one week before the round 1 deadline, I will look through all players and activity win requests and replace any inactive players with substitutes. Given the size of the bracket this year, there might be two substitution waves. There is a good chance that you will get to play if you sign up as a substitute. Substitutes will only be allowed into the tournament during round 1. Substitutes will be implemented on a mostly first come, first serve basis, but if you are inactive after you sign up as a substitute then you're at risk of not being substituted into the tournament.

To sign up as a substitute, please use the substitute signup thread.

Please read this guide if you're unsure how to schedule with your opponent! Alternatively, watch this video made by teal6:

Now then, without further ado..

Round 3-A

Yari  vs  AC7
Lusa  vs  pattek
Ryuji  vs  Iodyne
M Dragon  vs  TLTK
Firehead27  vs  DestinyTGU
Darkdiglett  vs  Foufakirby
gum  vs  Baloor
RichardMillePlain  vs  C and E
Kizaco  vs  Laurel
touc  vs  sunsets
LastFR  vs  Van Sword
Some Thug  vs  GXE
Ewin  vs  LORD SAGIS
Stellar Flares  vs  Skarph
Trainer_UpTilt  vs  thepidgeyturtle
Dasmer  vs  xavgb
Vulpix03  vs  fakenagol
Nowelle  vs  Micciu
Highv0ltag3  vs  Garchomp for president
Floss  vs  Vawpire
Jisoo  vs  Tempered
Thor  vs  taxi driver
McMeghan  vs  brodean
Tiazelite  vs  Finchinator
myjava  vs  fabwooloo
zxgzxg  vs  GW
ojr  vs  IcySpirits
Sylveon used calm mind  vs  Ahsan-219
Shaneghoul  vs  Let's Rumble Shall We
Takatk  vs  Xrn
Achimoo  vs  elodin
SetsuSetsuna  vs  ALeciau
Hypertonix  vs  Kristyl
cb aaron judge  vs  Ado
Edgar  vs  Kaneki-san
xiaofengds  vs  zedped
egalvanc  vs  Hachimaki
Bu88leMania  vs  false
RaiZen1704  vs  ironwater
Huargensy  vs  Meru
Undefeated Alt  vs  Jhonx~
shadowtime2000  vs  Souw
xujing691691  vs  NeoNaruto
mxwingspan  vs  Stockings
Pokeboi456  vs  MANNAT
luisin  vs  Paulluxx
Daruma  vs  Saketh22
raf  vs  Srita Kaguya
slainey  vs  Elian
KillaLeston  vs  Hybuyn
Leftiez  vs  topshotta
Bigbangboi212x(2)  vs  CarnelianM
Pokeglace17  vs  Yung Goober
xdRudi.exe  vs  giove97
The Gunner  vs  Proftreez
Spl4sh  vs  ImDoneThrowing
autumn  vs  skatt7000
X_alexanderX_  vs  Loganisawesome57
FranKMad  vs  Asher647
Giannis Antetokommo-o  vs  Pokemonguru420
Sahki  vs  Ox the Fox
16bit  vs  KyszeK
kDCA  vs  Trippo8
oldspicemike  vs  tf

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 3-B, 3-C, and 3-D threads for it!)

Deadline is Sunday, February 19th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
Extension Deadline: Wednesday February 15th, 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5)

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My opponent missed the scheduled time, we were supposed to play today, but they haven't responded me at all, I am still down to play but if they don't talk back to me I will ask for an activity win.
My opponent missed the scheduled time, we were supposed to play today, but they haven't responded me at all, I am still down to play but if they don't talk back to me I will ask for an activity win.

Yo? I guess memory isn't your strong trait? Otherwise you're just being very rude

We rescheduled to play on saturday, I don't get what the complaints are about
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My opponent replied back to me on discord, to clarify, I wasn't trying to fish for an AW, I was just saying that had they not responded me anymore for the rest of the week I would have had to ask for it but It hasn't been the case :)
Opponent left it 4 days after I tried to schedule to message me, I offered Sunday 8pm GMT, which they cannot do, and I cannot do the days they wanted. I think this is a ff to me? Not sure
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