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[GSC] SleepTrap Ban

Discussion in 'Past Gens Discussion' started by Eseque [Banned], Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Eseque [Banned]

    Eseque [Banned] Banned

    Jul 26, 2017
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    What is the reasoning for having a SleepTrap Ban here when a SleepPerishTrap Ban used on Smogon and Pokémon Perfect? I am not suggesting it should (or should not) be changed, just asking why it exists.
  2. magic9mushroom

    magic9mushroom Active Member

    Dec 22, 2012
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    1) SleepPerishTrap was only introduced relatively recently on Pokemon Perfect, and to a substantial extent via phone-in votes from Smogonites. I don't think that should be used as any kind of evidence.

    2) SleepTrap is fundamentally a loophole in Sleep Clause and the SleepTrap ban can be justified on that basis. SleepPerishTrap is a very complex ban and doesn't have such a rationale.