Welcome to the Draft League forum's inaugural tournament! This thread will contain the battle pool assignments for pools 33-64. The staff for this thread are vmnunes (vmnunes#2647), DOOR MONEY (Hacker#0238), Majora_43 (Majoras_Mask43#4557) and ultraplayer (ultraplayer#3010). Please contact them before reaching out to other tour staff.
Here are the rules for the tour, they can also be found on the Rules tab on any of the sheets.
You have up to 90 points with which to draft 8 Pokémon. Costs are listed on your pool’s tab on the drafting spreadsheet.
If a Pokémon is picked by someone else, you make not pick it.
For the first round, there is a 12 hour timer. After the first round ends, there will be a continuous 6 hour timer within which you must pick, or you will be skipped, and will be required to make-up your pick when you are next online. All timers are off between 10pm-7am local time (check your pools pinned message for local time).
Your timer will halve every time you are skipped. It is recommended to leave picks (with backups) with your pool moderator to avoid this.
The following Pokémon have access to all of their forms (although you may only bring up to 1 to each battle):
Smogon’s Species Clause applies to your draft.
Once the draft is over, you must declare 1 Tera-Captain. This is the only Pokémon on your draft that will be allowed to Terastalize.
General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
SV cartridge win conditions are in place; there are no ties.
Each set is a best-of-one set.
The following clauses apply:
- Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.
- Sleep Clause: If a player has already put a Pokémon on their opponent's side to sleep and it is still sleeping, another one can't be put to sleep.
- Evasion Clause: A Pokémon may not hold an item, use a move or possess an ability that can increase their evasion stat.
- OHKO Clause: A Pokémon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.
- Moody Clause: A team cannot have a Pokémon with the ability Moody.
- Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot intentionally prevent an opponent from being able to end the game without forfeiting.
- Baton Pass Clause: A Pokémon may not have Baton Pass in its moveset."
Any items unreleased in SV are banned.
Replays must be posted to the pool/round thread.
Rankings within pools may not be 100% accurate as the spreadsheet does not track head-to-head results. Players are ranked based upon: most wins, head-to-head, battle differential.
There are a handful of complex bans for the tour (which the tier does not innately catch) that you are expected to follow.
No Pokémon may use the move Last Respects.
No Pokémon may use the move Shed Tail.
No Pokémon may hold the item Leppa Berry.
No Pokémon may hold the item King's Rock.
No Pokémon may hold the item Razor Fang.
Iron Valiant may not Terastallize.
Roaring Moon may not Terastallize.
Here's the challenge command that includes all the teambuilder bans to make it easier for validation. Just paste it in the PMs of your opponent on Smogtours: /challenge gen9paldeadexdraft @@@ -lastrespects, -shedtail, -leppaberry, -kingsrock, -razorfang
You are expected to schedule with your opponent via Smogon (you can find a guide on how to navigate Smogon and do this here). This is so that scheduling logs are public.
All games will be due by 7pm GMT-5 on Sunday 8th January 2023, there will be no extensions for battle pool games, under any circumstances. The final decision on forfeits will be made by the tour hosts (Rissoux, shiloh and Tjb145).
REPLAYS ARE MANDATORY - please post the name of your opponent along with it. See the example below
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen9paldeadexdraft-665467 abriel vs Rissoux - Pool 0
In the event of a discrepancy between the threads, Google spreadsheets and Discord announcements, the ruling within the threads will be considered as final.
Claiming vs KoiiDva (already left the smogon draft discord) and Forest Nymph, who responded once to several pings from me trying to negotiate timing (one of the screenshots does indicate an attempt at one stage but I was unavailable and had stated as such previously) with no communication at all after the last screenshot (which I had ended up being a bit busy in parts during the day and tried to organize some time to play)
I had forgotten my vacation plans in the 2nd ping and tried to get a better timing of everything when I realized my mistake.