Few will truly understand.
(gorgeous art by Albinson)
AG (Anything Goes) is a 6v6 singles metagame that has the fewest restrictions found in any of Smogon's formats. Every Pokémon from any tier is allowed, and because the Species Clause is lifted, you can have up to six of the same Pokémon on your team. Anything legal in the cartridge games (Sword and Shield) is legal. There are no bans or clauses (excluding the 'Endless Battle Clause').
Q. Why can't I use Primal Groudon/Mega Rayquaza/Arceus/Z Moves?
A. Pokemon Sword and Shield don't have Primal Reversions, Mega Evolutions, Z Moves and has a lot of cut mons - a list of all Pokemon available. To use these, play National Dex AG.
Q. What is going to happen to National Dex AG?
A. Read this.
Q. Will Zacian or Dynamax be banned?
A. No bans, this is AG.
Q. Why can't I use more than one Necrozma-Dusk-Mane/Kyurem-White/Calyrex-Shadow
A. This is a cartridge limitation.
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Rules and Guidelines:
- The Global Forum Rules are expected to be followed.
- Do NOT make a thread without the permission of an AG Forum Moderator. If you feel the need to make one, then feel free to PM a moderator asking for approval in this format:
- Requester (Smogon AND PS name):
- Thread Title:
- Explanation or Details:
- Please make sure that an already existing thread does not fulfill the purpose of the thread you're proposing. For example, simple AG related questions can be asked in the Simple Question and Simple Answers thread. If you wish to discuss the metagame, Pokemon ideas, or innovative sets, this is the thread you're looking for. This guideline must be taken seriously because repeated offenders will be punished.
- Stick to AG. Posts not related to the Anything Goes metagame will be removed.
- Be respectful to other users. If you disagree with someone's opinions, or think that the team they posted in the Team Bazaar is unviable, dont be rude about it. You're free to ignore their post. If you really want to help, do it in a polite manner or simply wait for a roomauth or a council member to reply to them.
- This forum is not the place to ask for help with a team. This should be done in the Rate My Team forum or the #rmt Discord channel . Please make sure to read the rules of the RMT forum before posting there if you choose to do so.
AG Metagame Discussion
AG Viability Rankings
National Dex AG Megathread
AG Old Gens Hub
Anything Goes room on PS!
Anything Goes Discord
Tournaments Schedule 2022
Simple Questions, Simple Answers:
This thread will also be doubling as a simple Q&A thread where players can get questions answered. Any questions related to National Dex formats are welcome (provided they are relatively simple to answer), but please keep the following guidelines in mind before posting:
- Make sure the question you are asking is clear! It's a lot easier for us to help you out if we understand what you're asking.
- If your question can be answered by a Google search or the Smogdex, please do that as to not clutter the thread.
- When answering questions, please quote the post you're answering to avoid confusion.
- In-game questions or questions related to other tiers don't belong here. Make sure you're asking about Anything Goes!
- Be civil when posting please
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