Approved by @TraceofLife Most of OP stolen from E4 Flint Banner by @Annoying Orange Hello everyone and welcome to the new iteration of the Balanced Hackmons metagame lead by @fsk. What is Balanced Hackmons? From a technical standpoint, Balanced Hackmons (BH) is a Side Metagame that allows you to use nearly anything possible that you can battle with in a local battle between players, in the most current cartridge. Conceptually, BH is defined as a sandbox tier where one can use Pokemon to their fullest potential with normal restrictions being removed. Highlights of BH Mechanics: Here is but a sample of the cool things you can do in BH and nowhere else! Note: The following is subject to the current banlist Start in Mega, Primal, Alternate, Origin, Heat, Zen, or any other form you choose! No manual evolution, item, ability requirement necessary! Have as many of them as you like on your team! Make use of as many of the same mon on your team! Free yourself from the species clause Add (nearly) any moves of your choice into your moveset! Max out each EV stat! No more 508 EVs restriction! Augment your Mons with your favorite abilities! Magic Bounce, Prankster, Illuminate and everything in between! Clauses and Banlist: Pokémon: [Update 04/22] Groudon-Primal (Normal groudon with Red Orb to transform into Pdon upon sent in the battlefield is allowed.) Moves: OHKO Moves Chatter Swagger [Update: 10/05] Assist [Unbanned] [Update: 1/8] Crystal-Free Z-moves (ie: Genises Supernova, Extreme Evoboost, etc...) Abilities: Wonder Guard Pure / Huge Power Parental Bond Shadow Tag / Arena Trap [Update: 3/30] Moody [Update: 3/30] Innards Out [Update: 3/30] Water Bubble [Update: 10/05] Stakeout [Update: 10/05] Magnet Pull [Update: 10/05] Protean Items: [Update 7/05] Gengarite Clauses: Ability Clause: No more than two Pokemon with the same ability per team. Endless Battle Clause: Forcing an endless battle is banned. Evasion Moves Clause: No moves that can increase Evasion are allowed. This does not include abilities or items that may modify Evasion passively such as Sand Veil or Brightpowder [Update 01/24] Comaphaze Clause: No pokemon can have the combination of Comatose + Sleep Talk on their set. Curent Suspect Protean Resources: Viability Rankings PO BH Discord Chat [Click to Join] Speed Tiers (yet to come) Role Compendium (yet to come) Sample Teams (yet to come) Post new sets, discuss metagame trends and suspect discussion! Welcome to Gen 7 Balanced Hackmons!