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Pokémon Showdown Tournament No. 7—STABmons!
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Pick your Battle Format—Showdown Tourney #7
Votes: 7 43.8%
Votes: 1 6.3%
Votes: 1 6.3%
Votes: 2 12.5%
Votes: 5 31.3%
Total voters: 16


art by the lovely Eevee

The time is nigh! With our poll at the beginning, STABmons was decided. How unique! This is an "Other Metagame," in which core rules of the gameplay are modified a bit for a new experience. In this case, most OU Pokémon are allowed, and you can use (almost) any move in existence that matches either of the 'mon's types. Hence the name, STAB (same-type attack bonus) mons!

The tournament will be a standard double elimination format, best of 3 games per match. If there's not a nice round number of participants, there may be some byes or preemptive rounds.

These games are fought on Pokémon Showdown: http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/
Anyone can create an account and start battling instantly for free.
The STABmons metagame is well documented on Smogon:
https://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/formats/stabmons/
https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/stabmons.3587949/
One can ask for advice and practice battles here: https://play.pokemonshowdown.com/othermetas

The ladder for STABmons is going to be live in October, at which point you will be able to practice and fight random players online. In the meantime, tournaments and challenges with OM room residents may be useful.


Important info and rules

• Once you've made a team, export the team as plaintext and PM it to HyperMario for reference. As always, you can't modify your team once the tour has started.

Scouting is allowed by necessity—you will post replays in this thread as matches are completed. Teams are immutable, but do keep in mind that you may be able to take advantage of how your opponent plays by viewing their past battles.

• All battle rules are identical to those specified on the STABmons format page. (Nothing new here.)

• To make sure you have read these rules, make or edit your post such that it acknowledges how lovely Eevee or Pikachu is.

• Everyone is expected to play their matches within the 1 week turnover period. If one party claims activity but the other could not, then the game is considered a victory in favor of the one who was present.

• For tournament dropouts from round 1, replacements may be found. No further replacements will occur beyond the first upper bracket match.

• You can still use your team and practice while the tournament is ongoing, but you can't revise the team at that point.

• The rules are subject to change as necessary.

While there's no dedicated Pokémon channel on the SMWC Discord, you have my explicit permission to derail any conversations in #gaming to make way for very important Pokémon talk.


Signups

You have just over 2 weeks to build a team and sign up; deadline Saturday, October 13th at 11:59PM EST.
Post in the thread to express interest! In order to be officially signed up, you must PM your completed team to user HyperMario. Remember to check the rules (if you've read this whole post I'm sure you already have).

Current participants (0)
Italics = Has not yet submitted a team
• Ivy
• iftshaven
• Gloomy
Noivern
• Impetus
• xHF01x
• Mariotag1


Bracket

https://challonge.com/smwc7

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Switch: SW-2766-9108-9399Twitter: @Vine_STYouTube: that ivy guy
I like this Eevee more, tbh. 👋😳
Eevee is a better mascot than pikachu.

oh yeah I'll sign up for my own thing again. I've Pre-Ordered Let's Go Eevee

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Switch: SW-2766-9108-9399Twitter: @Vine_STYouTube: that ivy guy
Eevee is indeed a lovely Pokémon. It just so happens to be my very first shiny too!
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here we go again bois :O

(I'm in, I think, but it may come to pass that I won't have internet for the next 9 days thanks to hurricanes, in which case I won't submit a team and therefore won't join the tourney. but hopefully that won't happen)

EDIT: Never mind, I seriously cant be asked to come up with a team that will do beans anywhere or even be fun to use, and this tier is actually way more boring that it looked at surface level, and I'm way too busy this semester, and... wait did I even need a reason in the first place? lol anyway

But, it looks like it will be a good one again, and I'll definitely try to follow the bracket and watch everyone's matches. "gl hf"!
It feels like it's been forever since one of these.
I think I'll join.

Should be time over the next few days to put something together.

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Please pardon the eye.
Status update, it seems I can't make it after all.
Hopefully another of these happens at some point!

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Please pardon the eye.

Good and bad news! Anyone panicking to make the deadline need not worry, because there will be another entire TWO WEEKS to change things up. Because this format got so little interest, we're taking suggestions for a new format and making another poll from those for a final decision. I'll also be reaching out to our friends at the talkhaus for additional participants. Submit away!

Current suggestions:
STABmons (from last year)
VGC 2018 Sun cup
Doubles OU
Ubers
UU
Your suggestion here!

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Switch: SW-2766-9108-9399Twitter: @Vine_STYouTube: that ivy guy
No, don't change the format.
I practiced specifically for this format over the week and already made my team. I'm not going to go through the effort again because of a change in format.
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Originally posted by Giftshaven
No, don't change the format.
I practiced specifically for this format over the week and already made my team. I'm not going to go through the effort again because of a change in format.

I'm so sorry mate, but you were literally the only one to have submitted a team according to HyperMario. Nobody else would have even been participating!

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Switch: SW-2766-9108-9399Twitter: @Vine_STYouTube: that ivy guy
Originally posted by Giftshaven
No, don't change the format.
I practiced specifically for this format over the week and already made my team. I'm not going to go through the effort again because of a change in format.


I'm sorry to say that keeping it as NU is absolutely not an option right now.

You're the only person who has submitted a team. The deadline is in two and a half hours.

No matter what, you won't be battling anybody.

EDIT: ivy the ninja
I have a team, I just forgot to submit it because I wasn't that happy with it.

Still, that only makes two people.

Edit: Personally, ubers sounds more fun than any other tier, but doubles OU would be ok I guess.

Gloomy brought up a good point on discord in that the original people who had voted for NU are largely MIA, and the metagame has changed quite a lot in the past 9 months. For the future, polls will be held at the beginning like this so that that doesn't happen again.

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Switch: SW-2766-9108-9399Twitter: @Vine_STYouTube: that ivy guy
finna come in here to suggest Ubers for this Showdown event lmao

if there's any Uber peeps here, I'll be happy to battle y'all >;]
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I'm going to be busy in the next few weeks, but I still plan to watch as previously mentioned. am I still allowed to vote? I wouldn't say that I should be counted, but eh. Maybe mine can be used as a tie breaker or something :O

Ubers is ridiculous and would probably be a lot of fun to watch.

(keyword probably?) (edit: I knew it)

Gloomier tells me that Ubers is shite, and he has evidence to back up his claims (Groudon vs Groudon, general staleness), soooo

Now that I've done some minimal research, I'm pulling for VGC2018 as the format.
I actually like ubers. Groudon isn't really more prevalent in ubers than any other centralizing pokemon are in other tiers (for instance, landorous-t is on 50% of OU teams, that's a higher usage than groudon, so...), and the power levels and wild moves are fun.

The main issue is that gen 7 just sucks for competetive lol.
Originally posted by Impetus
I actually like ubers. Groudon isn't really more prevalent in ubers than any other centralizing pokemon are in other tiers (for instance, landorous-t is on 50% of OU teams, that's a higher usage than groudon, so...)

Umm... nope, it's quite the opposite actually, lmao. Primal Groudon has a whopping 76% usage in Ubers, while Landorus-T has 42% in OU.
Originally posted by a hick
Gloomier tells me that Ubers is shite, and he has evidence to back up his claims (Groudon vs Groudon, general staleness), soooo


tbh, Ubers is actually a lot more focused on Hyper Offensive, especially now where most of the big boi stall mons have gotten a huge nerf (like Sableye losing Prankster for example), and honestly, while it might be boring for a spectator to watch HO vs HO teams, do you really want to see how boring a match can get when against a stall team? lmao
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Originally posted by Ultima
(like Sableye losing Prankster for example)

How exactly did it lose Prankster? It doesn't seem to be banned whatsoever?

Also maybe what a hick meant by staleness was that the tier currently is very restrictive on what Pokémon you can reliably use, which is not healthy for a tournament where part of the fun is to see what kind of unique teams many players can come up with, and how they adapt their playstyle along the way.

Anyway, I'm nominating UU, even though I'm currently torn between voting that or Doubles OU. From what I watched these days, UU seems to be a fast-paced metagame, it has quite the variety of cool mons with good potential, and also offers room to bring in some of the lower tier boys (RU and even NU). I think it's the more interesting Singles metagame to run in this gen besides Monotype and LC, which we ran not long ago.
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