Draft Draft League Classic I: SS Cup I - Round 2

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by the lovely Swiffix

Welcome to the Draft League forum's SS Cup! This thread will contain the bracket assignments for this round of the tournament. Please be aware that the bracket section of the tournament is single elimination, best of one.

Below are the rules for the tournament. Please be mindful of the Activity Wins Rules section, as Battle Pools will not be granted extensions.
  • 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 may 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 complex bans are in place:
    - Kyurem-Black cannot use the move Dragon Dance
    - Zygarde-50% and Zygarde-10% may not have the ability Power Construct.
    - Cinderace may not have the ability Libero.​
  • The following Pokémon have access to all of their forms (although you may only bring up to 1 to each battle):
    - Pikachu
    - Wormadam
    - Basculin
    - Meowstic
    - Pumpkaboo
    - Gourgeist
    - Oricorio
    - Silvally
    - Toxtricity
    - Indeedee​
  • Smogon’s Species Clause applies to your draft.​
  • All games must be played in the [Gen 8] Galar Dex Draft tier on smogtours.psim.us or psim.us.​
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.​
  • SS 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 SS are banned.​
  • Replays must be posted to the pool/round thread, please mention the result, your opponent's name and your pool number.​
  • 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.​
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.

[Credit to the Official Smogon Tournament hosting team for the rule.]

The following users received byes for going 3-0 in the pools stage. Since 66 players went 3-0, two random players from this pool did not receive a bye.
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Bracket Matchups:
Rem2y  vs  aces3232
henguinie  vs  termnal
Sad Skooma Cat  vs  Zooch
Yahoodles  vs  ComputerWhiz
 vs  Hydra_Y21
ThinkingSceptile  vs  HisuAvalugg
DragMagReborn  vs  Stefaan
Garterra  vs  Gravity Monkey
 vs  BagelJohn
Jordy004  vs  Glue
Winterbub  vs  Shaad Skyel
 vs  JerseyJared
JimmyG  vs  rubenzubi
Concept Everything  vs  Rissoux
Slowpoke Fan  vs  Luxanse
 vs  MysticNyan
Commander Beta  vs  Barold
Meowscarada!  vs  Sun_Sun
Coltrainzzz  vs  Perish Song
thunderbug  vs  vmnunes
SpeedyBlu  vs  Astroo Silver
BaddyGames  vs  foodv_v
 vs  DeepDishDaddy
Superperson00  vs  MTB
Esmeray  vs  FrootLoops
 vs  PurpleLobster11
akumawerewolf  vs  IcyHallsz
 vs  rogueRotom
Omnipotent Olli  vs  RaJ.Shoot
Frito  vs  skimmythegod
Golden Warrior  vs  zomb™
 vs  Fierce Flamethrower
Your_Shinigami  vs  PJB
 vs  legonene
jscurf2  vs  Swagata Mitra
mukroast  vs  giove97
a12qsd too
 vs  Shuckleking87
Nyx  vs  PotatoZ
Astoria  vs  SoggyDoggySage
 vs  Zankyou
Meta  vs  Feyy
enoelr  vs  SlickPanther
Crimfinity  vs  Soulblaze
 vs  Reuben_Thomas05
TRowePrice667  vs  BigTimeBrownie
 vs  Scywave
Babyhuey  vs  fatelvl
6Roggenrolas  vs  doctrielk
 vs  StoredPowerTrip
Amukamara  vs  Davo2544
Chairman Rose  vs  Paying Attenton
pulsar512b  vs  Medeia
 vs  Phonytail
Odieq  vs  Ciqarettan
 vs  Peregrine_ST
Jung3  vs  Axolotl Man
BLAZING HAWK  vs  MegaMando
TMM  vs  pigsuit
hjj no  vs  shadowtime2000
zxgzxg  vs  HJ5ean
Nox was taken  vs  Deranged_Lime
 vs  Liimpy
Sealrv  vs  Harv
KhaBanh  vs  Lucyluke

The drafts for each matchup in this round can be found at this link:


All games must be complete by 11:59PM GMT-0 on Sunday, May 21, 2023. Incomplete games will be resolved by the hosts (abriel and AngularPenny5) following the Activity Win Rules above.

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:
/chall gen8galardexdraft @@@ -Kyurem-Black+Dragon Dance, -Zygarde+Power Construct, -Cinderace+Libero, -Baton Pass


This thread and all other SS Cup threads should be considered the final ruling in case of discrepancy between threads, Discord announcements, and Google spreadsheets. Contact a host if you have any questions or spot an error.
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