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Side Metagames Suspects and Tier Lists

Discussion in 'Gen 6 Side Metagames' started by Xdevo, Nov 1, 2013.

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    These metagames are designed as fun tiers in which players can express creative sets and try out arbitrary restrictions for fun. They are not affected by usage and they are not affected by bans in any other tiers.

    Monotype (Discussion) (Viability Rankings) (discussion in #Monotype)
    Banned Pokémon: Arceus, Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys-A, Deoxys-S, Deoxys-N, Dialga, Genesect, Giratina, Giratina-O, Greninja, Groudon, Ho-oh, Hoopa-Unboun Kyogre, Kyurem-W, Landorus-I, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin-S, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom
    Banned Items: Altarianite, Charizardite-X on Flying, Charizardite-Y, Gengarite, Kangaskhanite, Lucarionite, Mawilite, Metagrossite, Sablenite, Salamencite, Soul Dew
    Banned Abilities: Drizzle, Drought, Moody
    Clauses: Self-KO Clause, Sleep Clause, Species Clause, Wifi Battle


    Monogen (Discussion)
    Rules:
    All Pokémon should be from the same generation.
    Banned Pokémon: Aegislash, Arceus, Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys-A, Deoxys-N, Deoxys-S, Deoxys-D , Darkrai, Dialga,Genesect, Giratina, Giratina-O, Greninja, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Hoopa-U, Kyogre, Kyurem-W, Landorus-I, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin-S, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom
    Banned Items: Soul Dew, Gengarite, Kangaskhanite, Lucarionite, Mawilite, Salamencite
    Banned Abilities: Shadow Tag
    Banned Moves: Baton Pass


    3v3 Singles (Discussion)
    Rules:
    Banned Pokémon:
    Arceus, Darkrai, Deoxys-A, Deoxys-N, Dialga, Giratina, Giratina-O, Groudon, Ho-oh, Kyogre, Kyurem-W, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin-S, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom
    Banned Items: Soul Dew
    Banned Abilities: Moody
    Clauses: Self-KO Clause, Sleep Clause, Species Clause, Wifi Battle


    Middle Cup (Discussion)
    Rules: Your 6 Pokémons should be a 2nd stage evolution, which means they should be evolved and have an evolution
    Banned Pokémon:
    Banned Items:
    Banned Abilities
    : Shadow Tag
    Banned Moves: Baton Pass


    Inverted Battle (Discussion) (Viability Rankings)
    Common Pokémon: Abomasnow, Alakazam, Ambipom, Avalugg, Breloom, Celebi, Chansey, Charizard, Cinccino, Cloyster, Cresselia, Deoxys-S, Dragonite, Entei, Galvantula, Garchomp, Genesect, Gothitelle, Keldeo, Landorus, Latias, Latios, Manaphy, Manectric, Medicham, Meloetta, Miltank, Pinsir, Porygon-Z, Porygon2, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Scolipede, Staraptor, Talonflame, Thundurus-T, Thundurus, Tyranitar, Victini, Volcarona, Weavile, Wobbuffet, Zapdos

    Banned Pokémon: Arceus, Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys-A, Deoxys-N, Dialga, Diggersby, Giratina, Giratina-O, Groudon, Ho-oh, Kyogre, Kyurem-B, Kyurem-W, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin-S, Snorlax, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom
    Banned Items: Soul Dew, Kangaskhanite, Gengarite, Salamencite
    Clauses: Inverted Battle, Self-KO Clause, Sleep Clause, Species Clause, Wifi Battle


    ORAS 1v1 (Discussion)
    Each team can only use one Pokémon.
    Banned Pokémon: Arceus, Darkrai, Deoxys-A, Deoxys-S, Dialga, Giratina, Giratina-O, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Kyurem-W, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin-S, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom
    Banned Items: Kangaskhanite
    Clauses: Self-KO Clause


    ORAS Doubles (Discussion)
    Banned Pokémon: Arceus, Dialga, Giratina, Giratina-O, Groudon, Ho-oh, Kyogre, Kyurem-W, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom
    Banned Items: Soul Dew
    Banned Moves: Dark Void


    Balanced Hackmons (Discussion) (Tiered by Traceoflife)
    Banned Moves/Abilities:
    • OHKO moves
    • Wonder Guard
    • Huge Power
    • Pure Power
    • Shadow Tag
    • Arena Trap
    • Parental Bond
    • Evasion Moves
    • Assist
    • Chatter
    • 1 -ate ability per team (Aerilate, Pixilate, etc)



    Other Metagames:
    These metagames will not be handled by the Side Metagames Council, but they may still be discussed in the subforum.
    ORAS Cup:
    Only Pokémon introduced in ORAS are allowed.
    Allowed Pokémon:
    Abomasnow, Abra, Absol, Accelgor, Aerodactyl, Aggron, Aipom, Alakazam, Alomomola, Altaria, Ambipom, Amoonguss, Ampharos, Anorith, Arbok, Arcanine, Arceus, Archen, Archeops, Ariados, Armaldo, Aron, Articuno, Audino, Axew, Azelf, Azumarill, Azurill, Bagon, Baltoy, Banette, Barboach, Basculin, Basculin-A, Bastiodon, Bayleef, Beartic, Beautifly, Beedrill, Beheeyem, Beldum, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Bibarel, Bidoof, Bisharp, Blastoise, Blaziken, Blissey, Blitzle, Boldore, Bonsly, Bouffalant, Braviary, Breloom, Bronzong, Bronzor, Budew, Buizel, Bulbasaur, Buneary, Burmy, Burmy-G, Burmy-S, Butterfree, Cacnea, Cacturne, Camerupt, Carnivine, Carracosta, Carvanha, Cascoon, Castform, Caterpie, Celebi, Chandelure, Chansey, Charizard, Charmander, Charmeleon, Chatot, Cherrim, Cherubi, Chikorita, Chimchar, Chimecho, Chinchou, Chingling, Cinccino, Clamperl, Claydol, Clefable, Clefairy, Cleffa, Cloyster, Cobalion, Cofagrigus, Combee, Combusken, Conkeldurr, Corphish, Corsola, Cottonee, Cradily, Cranidos, Crawdaunt, Cresselia, Croagunk, Crobat, Croconaw, Crustle, Cryogonal, Cubchoo, Cubone, Cyndaquil, Darkrai, Darmanitan, Darmanitan-D, Darumaka, Deerling, Deerling-Autumn, Deerling-Summer, Deerling-Winter, Deino, Delcatty, Delibird, Deoxys, Deoxys-A, Deoxys-D, Deoxys-S, Dewgong, Dewott, Dialga, Diglett, Ditto, Dodrio, Doduo, Donphan, Dragonair, Dragonite, Drapion, Dratini, Drifblim, Drifloon, Drilbur, Drowzee, Druddigon, Ducklett, Dugtrio, Dunsparce, Duosion, Durant, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Duskull, Dustox, Dwebble, Eelektrik, Eelektross, Eevee, Ekans, Electabuzz, Electivire, Electrike, Electrode, Elekid, Elgyem, Emboar, Emolga, Empoleon, Entei, Escavalier, Espeon, Excadrill, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Exploud, Farfetch'd, Fearow, Feebas, Feraligatr, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Finneon, Flaaffy, Flareon, Floatzel, Flygon, Foongus, Forretress, Fraxure, Frillish, Froslass, Furret, Gabite, Gallade, Galvantula, Garbodor, Garchomp, Gardevoir, Gastly, Gastrodon, Genesect, Gengar, Geodude, Gible, Gigalith, Girafarig, Giratina, Giratina-O, Glaceon, Glalie, Glameow, Gligar, Gliscor, Gloom, Golbat, Goldeen, Golduck, Golem, Golett, Golurk, Gorebyss, Gothita, Gothitelle, Gothorita, Granbull, Graveler, Grimer, Grotle, Groudon, Grovyle, Growlithe, Grumpig, Gulpin, Gurdurr, Gyarados, Happiny, Hariyama, Haunter, Haxorus, Heatmor, Heatran, Heracross, Herdier, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Hitmontop, Ho-Oh, Honchkrow, Hoothoot, Hoppip, Horsea, Houndoom, Houndour, Huntail, Hydreigon, Hypno, Igglybuff, Illumise, Infernape, Ivysaur, Jellicent, Jigglypuff, Jirachi, Jolteon, Joltik, Jumpluff, Jynx, Kabuto, Kabutops, Kadabra, Kakuna, Kangaskhan, Karrablast, Kecleon, Keldeo, Keldeo-R, Kingdra, Kingler, Kirlia, Klang, Klink, Klinklang, Koffing, Krabby, Kricketot, Kricketune, Krokorok, Krookodile, Kyogre, Kyurem, Kyurem-B, Kyurem-W, Lairon, Lampent, Landorus, Landorus-T, Lanturn, Lapras, Larvesta, Larvitar, Latias, Latios, Leafeon, Leavanny, Ledian, Ledyba, Lickilicky, Lickitung, Liepard, Lileep, Lilligant, Lillipup, Linoone, Litwick, Lombre, Lopunny, Lotad, Loudred, Lucario, Ludicolo, Lugia, Lumineon, Lunatone, Luvdisc, Luxio, Luxray, Machamp, Machoke, Machop, Magby, Magcargo, Magikarp, Magmar, Magmortar, Magnemite, Magneton, Magnezone, Makuhita, Mamoswine, Manaphy, Mandibuzz, Manectric, Mankey, Mantine, Mantyke, Maractus, Mareep, Marill, Marowak, Marshtomp, Masquerain, Mawile, Medicham, Meditite, Mega Abomasnow, Mega Absol, Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Aggron, Mega Alakazam, Mega Ampharos, Mega Banette, Mega Blastoise, Mega Blaziken, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Garchomp, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Gengar, Mega Gyarados, Mega Heracross, Mega Houndoom, Mega Kangaskhan, Mega Lucario, Mega Manectric, Mega Mawile, Mega Medicham, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, Mega Pinsir, Mega Scizor, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Venusaur, Meganium, Meloetta, Meowth, Mesprit, Metagross, Metang, Metapod, Mew, Mewtwo, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Mightyena, Milotic, Miltank, Mime Jr., Minccino, Minun, Misdreavus, Mismagius, Moltres, Monferno, Mothim, Mr. Mime, Mudkip, Muk, Munchlax, Munna, Murkrow, Musharna, Natu, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Nidoran-F, Nidoran-M, Nidorina, Nidorino, Nincada, Ninetales, Ninjask, Noctowl, Nosepass, Numel, Nuzleaf, Octillery, Oddish, Omanyte, Omastar, Onix, Oshawott, Pachirisu, Palkia, Palpitoad, Panpour, Pansage, Pansear, Paras, Parasect, Patrat, Pawniard, Pelipper, Persian, Petilil, Phanpy, Phione, Pichu, Pidgeot, Pidgeotto, Pidgey, Pidove, Pignite, Pikachu, Piloswine, Pineco, Pinsir, Piplup, Plusle, Politoed, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Ponyta, Poochyena, Porygon, Porygon-Z, Porygon2, Primeape, Prinplup, Probopass, Psyduck, Pupitar, Purrloin, Purugly, Quagsire, Quilava, Qwilfish, Raichu, Raikou, Ralts, Rampardos, Rapidash, Raticate, Rattata, Rayquaza, Regice, Regigigas, Regirock, Registeel, Relicanth, Remoraid, Reshiram, Reuniclus, Rhydon, Rhyhorn, Rhyperior, Riolu, Roggenrola, Roselia, Roserade, Rotom, Rotom-C, Rotom-F, Rotom-H, Rotom-S, Rotom-W, Rufflet, Sableye, Salamence, Samurott, Sandile, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Sawk, Sawsbuck, Sawsbuck-Autumn, Sawsbuck-Summer, Sawsbuck-Winter, Sceptile, Scizor, Scolipede, Scrafty, Scraggy, Scyther, Seadra, Seaking, Sealeo, Seedot, Seel, Seismitoad, Sentret, Serperior, Servine, Seviper, Sewaddle, Sharpedo, Shaymin, Shaymin-S, Shelgon, Shellder, Shellos, Shelmet, Shieldon, Shiftry, Shinx, Shroomish, Shuckle, Shuppet, Sigilyph, Silcoon, Simipour, Simisage, Simisear, Skarmory, Skiploom, Skitty, Skorupi, Skuntank, Slaking, Slakoth, Slowbro, Slowking, Slowpoke, Slugma, Smeargle, Smoochum, Sneasel, Snivy, Snorlax, Snorunt, Snover, Snubbull, Solosis, Solrock, Spearow, Spheal, Spinarak, Spinda, Spiritomb, Spoink, Squirtle, Stantler, Staraptor, Staravia, Starly, Starmie, Staryu, Steelix, Stoutland, Stunfisk, Stunky, Sudowoodo, Suicune, Sunflora, Sunkern, Surskit, Swablu, Swadloon, Swalot, Swampert, Swanna, Swellow, Swinub, Swoobat, Taillow, Tangela, Tangrowth, Tauros, Teddiursa, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Tepig, Terrakion, Throh, Thundurus, Thundurus-T, Timburr, Tirtouga, Togekiss, Togepi, Togetic, Torchic, Torkoal, Tornadus, Tornadus-T, Torterra, Totodile, Toxicroak, Tranquill, Trapinch, Treecko, Tropius, Trubbish, Turtwig, Tympole, Tynamo, Typhlosion, Tyranitar, Tyrogue, Umbreon, Unfezant, Unown, Ursaring, Uxie, Vanillish, Vanillite, Vanilluxe, Vaporeon, Venipede, Venomoth, Venonat, Venusaur, Vespiquen, Vibrava, Victini, Victreebel, Vigoroth, Vileplume, Virizion, Volbeat, Volcarona, Voltorb, Vullaby, Vulpix, Wailmer, Wailord, Walrein, Wartortle, Watchog, Weavile, Weedle, Weepinbell, Weezing, Whimsicott, Whirlipede, Whiscash, Whismur, Wigglytuff, Wingull, Wobbuffet, Woobat, Wooper, Wormadam, Wormadam-G, Wormadam-S, Wurmple, Wynaut, Xatu, Yamask, Yanma, Yanmega, Zangoose, Zapdos, Zebstrika, Zekrom, Zigzagoon, Zoroark, Zorua, Zubat, Zweilous
    Clauses: Self-KO Clause, Sleep Clause, Species Clause, Wifi Battle


    Sky Battle:
    Each team must only use Pokémon that are part Flying type or have the ability Levitate. Exemptions to this rule include: Archen, Doduo, Dodrio, Farfetch'd, Fletchling, Gengar, Hawlucha, Hoothoot, Pidgey, Pidove, Spearow, and Starly.
    Clauses: Self-KO Clause, Sleep Clause, Species Clause, Wifi Battle


    Random Battle:
    Users enter with teams of six Pokémon at level 50 and select three from the team preview to battle. The three Pokémon furthermost to the left are selected. This is meant to emulate in-game wireless battle restrictions.
    Banned Pokémon: Arceus, Celebi, Darkrai, Deoxys, Deoxys-A, Deoxys-D, Deoxys-S, Dialga, Genesect, Giratina, Giratina-O, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Jirachi, Keldeo, Kyogre, Kyurem, Kyurem-B, Kyurem-W, Lugia, Manaphy, Meloetta, Mew, Mewtwo, Palkia, Phione, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Shaymin, Shaymin-S, Victini, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom, Zygarde
    Clauses: Item Clause, Self-KO Clause, Species Clause, Wifi Battle


    *Unobtainable items are banned to prevent their usage.

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