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Break a Pokemon: OU Edition [Round I]

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by inigomontoya, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. inigomontoya

    inigomontoya Slightly Less Well-Known Member

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    WE MADE IT GUYS! HAPPY 2016.

    Balanced Hackmons has long been a tier of Ubers, Shedinjas, and Chanseys slapping each other around. The OU meta sucks atm (no offense M-Gross). So I got to thinking. What would happen if we could use OUs, and hack PART of the Pokemon?

    Welcome to Break a Pokemon: OU edition. In this tour, we shake up the OU metagame by allowing Pokemon to use a tool not usually in their kit.

    RULES:
    1. Battles will be played in the Balanced Hackmons tier so the rest of the rules can apply. There may be some situations where the battle must instead be played in Hackmons (i.e. Shedinja with no hack). If that is the case, do so.
    2. Each Pokemon used MUST be allowed in the ORAS OU tier. This includes not having any banned moves, items, or abilities.
    3. Each Pokemon can have 1 hacked change. These include the following:
    • Using 1 move not normally learned by the Pokemon
    • Using an ability that the Pokemon cannot have naturally.
    • Starting in their Mega forme, allowing you to hold an item while Mega Evolved
    4. If a Pokemon begins in it's Mega Evolved form, it counts as your 1 Mega. No other Pokemon can be in their Mega Evolved form. All Pokemon that begin as a Mega are to be classified, for the purposes of this tour, as the higher of their base form or Mega Stone. M-Gengar will not be allowed, as it's Mega Stone is Uber.
    5. Any hacks must be legal with no restrictions in both OU and BH. This means the following (and maybe more, I might have forgotten something) are off limits.
    • Gaining any ability that ends in -ate, Moody, Imposter, Wonder Guard, Huge/Pure Power, Shadow Tag, Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, or Parental Bond.
    • Gaining an unreleased attack (Steam Eruption, Thousand Arrows, or Thousand Waves)
    • Giving Sturdy to a Pokemon with less than 25 HP (Shedinja, lv1 Pokemon, ect.)
    • Getting the moves Assist, Baton Pass, Chatter, Dragon Ascent, or any move that boosts Evasion
    NOTE: If the Pokemon naturally has any of the banned moves or abilities that are not banned in OU, it can still use them. Imposter Ditto is legal, just not Imposter Chansey.

    6. The hacked change cannot be identical to any other hacked change on your team. To clarify, I can change 2 different Pokemon's abilities, as long as they do not change to the same ability. Applies to moves as well. Also worth noting that you can have a Pokemon with a hacked ability and a Pokemon with the same ability (i.e. Contrary Serp and Contrary Altaria), as long as it obtains it through normal gameplay.
    7. Importables of each team must be sent to the host via PM each round. If you don't send me a team for a round after the first, I'll assume your team isn't changing. If your team isn't sent during the first round, I will assume you are using Magikarp/Sunkern/Happiny/Unown-X/Mime Jr./Budew.
    8. The most commonly used Hack in each round will be banned. If everyone changes someone to Contrary in R1, No one can add Contrary the rest of the tournament.
    9. Tour will be Bo1 because no one wants to build 3 teams each round. Finals Bo3 tho.
    10. Standard OU clauses apply. Thats Sleep, Species, Self-KO, Inverted, and Wifi (Team Preview).

    Remember from my update during the signups that Baton Pass cannot be hacked onto a Pokemon, and Dragon Ascent is banned completely.

    Matchups:
    Firefox is pissing me off right now, they will be in the next post

    Round 1 ends when I remember to end it. Hopefully this means Saturday 9 January, 2016
     
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  2. inigomontoya

    inigomontoya Slightly Less Well-Known Member

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  3. Oh So Penspin

    Oh So Penspin Hail RNGesus, our Lord and Saviour!

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    Can we use Mega Metagross? Or is it still considered banned from OU until after the retest?
     
  4. Edna

    Edna Chasing the Dragon Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    team is ready, playing casp whenever he'll be done and when i'll find time to battle him
     
  5. TraceofLife

    TraceofLife Lucky Strike

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    won gg
     
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  6. La.Melle2402

    La.Melle2402 I'm the bone of my sword

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    contacted
     
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    Shadow Sneak came in like

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    lost in a swift match

    gg
     
  8. La.Melle2402

    La.Melle2402 I'm the bone of my sword

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    Won, GG
     
  9. inigomontoya

    inigomontoya Slightly Less Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to say it is banned for the whole tournament, but it will certainly be banned until the round AFTER the retest is finished. I might leave it banned. I dunno.

    All of these users have had their teams checked and cleared, God job all.

    @La.Melle2402 needs to get it in by the end of the round or I will invalidate that win, and the rest of the competitors also need need them in, preferably before their battle.

    Muahaha, I have discovered how to link users pages with words.

    UPDATE: Willdbeast, Melle, and Penspin are cleared. 5 to go!
    UPDATE 2: Elize Lutus is good to go. 4 Left!
     
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  10. Oh So Penspin

    Oh So Penspin Hail RNGesus, our Lord and Saviour!

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    willdbeast All round nice guy

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    Got rekt and hax didn't really matter gg
     
  12. viamage

    viamage That one guy

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    Sorry I meant to drop the tournament as my comp is in the shop for the next two weeks and I don't think the lite version has hack mons
     
  13. TraceofLife

    TraceofLife Lucky Strike

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    Android has hackmons.
     
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    Edna Chasing the Dragon Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    lost vs Casp in a good game. His team is hella broken
     
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    Casparov This is supposed to be a Medal!

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    Confirming gg
     
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    viamage That one guy

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    Ok I found Hackman contacting op and pm'ng host
     
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    ASH_CHAMPION A very useless person~

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    lost to meh, gg and gl!
     
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    in as sub
     
  20. La.Melle2402

    La.Melle2402 I'm the bone of my sword

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    There arent even subs
     
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    willdbeast All round nice guy

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  22. inigomontoya

    inigomontoya Slightly Less Well-Known Member

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    Good work everyone who is done, just @Mr. Perry and @viamage left. Mr. Perry has not yet sent a team, Viamage's was invalid, so I need both those teams. For clarification, if you send me an invalid team and then play with said invalid team, you forfeit your match.

    There was something here, but then I realized I directly contradicted myself below.I will say that if the below does not happen, there is 1 move/ability that will be banned by Rule 8, and 3 that would tie of both remaining players hacked them on, resulting in them being banned as well.

    What Willdbeast said (wait, Will said something almost right?)
    Honestly, if another person signs up, both of you get me a legit team, and play your match by Saturday I'm perfectly fine with putting a 7th person through. So, if another person displays serious interest and user @House Time reconfirms that they exist by the earlier of tomorrow 12:00 GMT-5 or when the other match is completed, I'll throw another match up, and if it doesn't happen before the deadline I'll pretend it didn't exist. If a TA wants to tell me not to, then that can do that.
     
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    willdbeast All round nice guy

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    Hey can I be in as a sub too?
     
  24. viamage

    viamage That one guy

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    So my op says that they can battle Monday and I'm available all day that day, I would prefer not to win by activity(cuz I always lose after activity wins) so if we could get permission to battle Monday or have a coin flip, that'd be great
     
  25. Oh So Penspin

    Oh So Penspin Hail RNGesus, our Lord and Saviour!

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    no u suk ;v
     
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    inigomontoya Slightly Less Well-Known Member

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    @Mr. Perry has forfeited the match via PM to me. User @viamage takes win. New round goes up in a few hours. For Rule 8 purposes, a random 6 hacks from the ones on the list were chosen to represent Mr. Perry, and 2 abilities will be banned. ALL WILL BE REVEALED... NEXT TIME ON BREAK A POKEMON: OU EDITION!
     
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