Approved by @Xdevo and @TraceofLife Dank Banner @Annoying Orange Welcome to SM Balanced Hackmons Experience Building Tournament! This tournament has the purpose of helping the participants build their experience on certain controversial elements in the current SM Balanced Hackmons of Pokemon Online. Unlike the extremely low quality ladder, this tour offers you a competitive environment to fight real Balanced Hackmons opponents in a ROUND ROBIN Tournament format for each round, and this can prepare you with valid arguments in upcoming suspects and bans based on real experience of the meta. In each round, there will be a special clause pertaining to the specific controversial element that we are testing. For example, Ability Water Bubble is the thing we are looking at in round 1, and water absorb and storm drain (together with Desolate Land on non-fire type pokemon) will be banned in round 1 for the sake of testing: when the hard-counter abilities (while they do not much really outside of countering water bubble) are not in your team, how can you deal with them? There will be more details in the thread for each round. Tentatively there will be three rounds, and the themes of the three are "Ability Water Bubble", "Ability Dazzling/Queenly Majesty/Psychic Terrain" and "Ability Innards Out" respectively. For each round, everyone has to battle everyone else once under the specific rule, and every win earns you a point of 2, and a lose earns you 0. Consistently johning will potentially lead to a loss of points. Battle as many opponents as you can, and the one with highest accumulated points after all rounds end will win the tour. Battle has to be on Pokemon Online since the mechanics and metagame are totally different from PS!. Link to see the ban list of PO SM BH Spoiler: Quick note for PS! players on the difference from Flint's meta No 510 EV limit Arceus can have any type under any legal ability, without being Multitype and holding the corresponding plate. Protean and Moody are allowed. Assist is banned. No illusion + mega shenanigan, no tricky display for arceus type. The Round 1 thread is already up, check it to start building your teams following the instructions. Players who played with a team conflicting the specific clause will automatically lose that game so please make sure you bring the correct team. You are encouraged to ask me or other auth on the server to check your team before you start the battle. Concerning you may need to build teams to adopt to the specific testing clause each round, every round will be about 10-14 days depending on the amount of participants we get. You need to save the Battle Logs and send to me through forum PM or server PM (privately if this round is not over yet) or post in the Tour thread to validate the result. If both of you are having trouble saving logs, contact any server auth that is not participating in this tour to save the logs for you. Major Forum Tournament rule applies, including activity calls. The sign up will last about a week or so. Type in to sign up. Enjoy!