Tournament Announcement (October 3rd 2021)

Hiya Everyone!!

This is the forum post indicating the rules in the next monthly tournament. Any pokemon, move, ability or item that is not listed below in the ban list section, is eligible for the next tournament.

We're going to run another Gen 8 OU tournament! Click me to see the rule format!

When: Sunday October 3, 2021 at 2:00PM EST (Click me to see your timezone!)

1st Place:
$150 Paypal, A Special prefix and kit only available to tournament winners.
2nd Place: $75 Paypal
3rd Place: $50 Paypal
4th Place: $25 Paypal
(Paypal awards can also be redeemed as TheNodeMC store gift cards if you so choose.)

BONUS PRIZE: One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a special textured pokemon from the new eggs!

The majority of the standard Smogon clauses we'll be using, such as:
- Evasion
- Endless Battle
- Sleep
- Species
- Bag
- Dynamax

Ban List:
Pokemon -
Any pokemon from the following: Uber tier, as well as any pokemon not currently available in Gen 8. See the full banned pokemon list
Aipom, Alomomola, Ambipom, Ampharos, Arbok, Arceus, Ariados, Banette, Bastiodon, Bayleef, Beautifly, Beedrill, Bellsprout, Bibarel, Bidoof, Blitzle, Braixen, Breloom, Bruxish, Buizel, Burmy, Cacnea, Cacturne, Calyrex-Ice, Calyrex-Shadow, Camerupt, Carnivine, Cascoon, Castform, Chatot, Chesnaught, Chespin, Chikorita, Chimchar, Chimecho, Chingling, Cinderace, Clamperl, Crabominable, Crabrawler, Cranidos, Croconaw, Cyndaquil, Darkrai, Darmanitan-Galar, Deerling, Delcatty, Delphox, Deoxys, Dewgong, Dewott, Dialga, Dodrio, Doduo, Donphan, Dracovish, Drowzee, Ducklett, Dustox, Eelektrik, Eelektross, Ekans, Electrode, Emboar, Empoleon, Eternatus, Fearow, Fennekin, Feraligatr, Finneon, Flaaffy, Flabébé, Floatzel, Floette, Florges, Forretress, Froakie, Frogadier, Furfrou, Furret, Genesect, Geodude, Girafarig, Giratina, Glameow, Gligar, Gliscor, Gogoat, Golem, Gorebyss, Granbull, Graveler, Greninja, Grimer, Grotle, Groudon, Grumpig, Gulpin, Gumshoos, Hariyama, Honchkrow, Ho-Oh, Hoopa, Hoppip, Houndoom, Houndour, Huntail, Hypno, Illumise, Infernape, Jumpluff, Kakuna, Kecleon, Komala, Kricketot, Kricketune, Kyogre, Kyurem-Black, Kyurem-White, Landorus, Leavanny, Ledian, Ledyba, Litleo, Lugia, Lumineon, Lunala, Luvdisc, Magcargo, Magearna, Makuhita, Manaphy, Mankey, Mareep, Marshadow, Masquerian, Medicham, Meditite, Meganium, Meloetta, Mewtwo, Mightyena, Minior, Minun, Misdreavus, Monferno, Mothim, Muk, Murkrow, Naganadel, Necrozma-Dawn-Wings, Necrozma-Dusk-Mane, Necrozma-Ultra, Nosepass, Numel, Oricorio, Oshawott, Pachirisu, Palkia, Panpour, Pansage, Pansear, Paras, Parasect, Patrat, Phanpy, Pheromosa, Phione, Pidgeot, Pidgeotto, Pidgey, Pignite, Pikipek, Pineco, Piplup, Plusle, Poochyena, Primeape, Prinplup, Probopass, Purugly, Pyroar, Quilava, Quilladin, Ramparados, Raticate, Rattata, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Samurott, Sawsbuck, Scatterbug, Seel, Sentret, Serperior, Servine, Seviper, Sewaddle, Shaymin, Shieldon, Shroomish, Shuppet, Silcoon, Simipour, Simisage, Simisear, Skiddo, Skiploom, Skitty, Slaking, Slakoth, Slugma, Smeargle, Snivy, Snubbull, Solgaleo, Spearow, Spectrier, Spewpa, Spinarak, Spinda, Spoink, Stantler, Staraptor, Staravia, Starly, Sunflora, Sunkern, Surskit, Swadloon, Swalot, Swanna, Swellow, Taillow, Teddiursa, Tepig, Torterra, Totodile, Toucannon, Tropius, Trumbeak, Turtwig, Tynamo, Typhlosion, Unown, Ursaring, Urshifu Single Strike, Venomoth, Venonat, Victreebell, Vigoroth, Vivillon, Volbeat, Voltorb, Watchog, Weedle, Weepinbell, Wormadam, Wurmple, Xerneas, Yanma, Yanmega, Yungoos, Yveltal, Zacian, Zamazenta, Zangoose, Zebstrika, Zekrom, Zygarde-50%, Zygarde-100%
Move - Baton Pass
Ability - Arena Trap, Power Construct, Shadow Tag, Moody
Item - ALL mega stones, ALL Z-crystals

If you are struggling to know if your pokemon are eligible or not, you can click me to go to Showdown Teambuilder, which will allow you to see if your pokemon are illegal or not.

You can do this by clicking 'New Team', then on 'Format', you want to select 'OU', which is in the top left, underneath 'Sw/Sh Singles' - See screenshot below! Add the pokemon to your team, and check if the pokemon and moves are legal or not!

Note - Showdown Teambuilder will NOT show you illegal abilities or items, please refer to the banned abilities/ items above, as well as the standard Smogon clauses.

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Remember, if it's not on the list above, and it meets the requirements set out by the clauses and tier, it's fair game!

If you do get stuck on the requirements, you can always drop me a message on here or Discord - @xBradGrantx#0733

Registration: Click me to sign up!
(Registration will close at 1:00pm EST on Sunday 3rd October)

Best of luck~