Standard Rules and Clauses
- This is a standard VGC 2022 tournament
- This tournament will be Double Elimination
- Rounds will be Best of Three. You may not switch teams in between battles of the same set.
- Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown! (main server only due to SmogTours timer rules)
- To encourage the development of the metagame, and so that everyone is on an even playing field, replays are required for all matches. If neither player posts replays of the match, both players will suffer an automatic game loss. (If you were in losers' when you played, you are both out. If you were in winners', the winner is in losers' and the loser is out.)
- Do not cheat. Cheating will result in a disqualification. Additional punishments may be applied as necessary. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
- Signing up with more than one account
- Ghosting or being ghosted by another player (e.g. while playing a set, asking for advice about what team to bring or what plays to make)
- Manipulating match outcomes (e.g. throwing a match in exchange for Smogon likes)
- Do not harass or insult your opponents. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone breaking this rule. Additional punishments may be applied as necessary.
SPECIAL NOTE: In the event that Series 12 is no longer used in the end of August, the Summer Seasonal will swap to the new format on the first full week that it has been official.
- Team Lock Clause: Players must use the same team for all games of a given round. You can switch teams in between rounds, however.
- Item Clause: Players cannot have two of the same item on the same team.
- Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team.
- VGC 2022 is GS Cup Rules. This means players can use up to two of the following Pokemon (in any form) on their teams:
- Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Palkia, Dialga, Giratina, Zekrom, Reshiram, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Lunala, Solgaleo, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus
- Mythical Pokemon are banned. These include:
- Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Victini, Keldeo, Genesect, Diancie, Volcanion, Zeraora, Magearna, and Zarude.
- Matches will be played at level 50.
What are we playing for?
This tournament will award points towards the 2022 VGC Circuit, which awards a prize banner and custom avatar to the winner of the entire circuit. If you win the seasonal itself, you will also get the "Seasonal Winner" role in the official Smogon VGC Discord!
If you have questions, you can send me a pm on the forums or on discord at zee#5449!
Post "in" or "Charizard is a restricted Pokemon" to join!
Signups will end on August 7th at 11:59 PM GMT. The tournament will begin immediately after.