Post Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:05 pm

[Events] F.T.W. - Clear Skies Ahead

F*** The Weather - Clear Skies Ahead

Weather plays a very defining, almost over-centralising role in almost all Metagames in Generation 5, largely due to the introduction of Drizzle Politoed, Drought Ninetales and incredible weather abusers like Excadrill. Its so game-changing, almost all teams find themselves needing to carry at least some form of weather insurance in order to succeed, especially in VGC'12/13. Many Pokemon also have their very viability defined by the existence of Weather, with things like Gastrodon and Abomasnow seeing use almost solely for their ability to control and check weather-teams.

So what happens then when we completely eliminate Weather for a metagame in which teams live and die with their ability to maintain favourable weather conditions?

If you're too lazy to read the rules in detail, its basically VGC'13 with no weather-changing or inducing moves/abilities allowed.

This event will be held at E2Max Gym, located on the 9th Floor of Orchard Cinelesiure, on Saturday, the 16th of March tentatively. Event registration will begin at approximately 2.30pm, and the event should start by 3pm latest. A total of 5/6 Swiss Rounds is anticipated, depending on the event's turn-out, and the event should end by latest 5.30pm.

• Only Pokemon Black Version, Pokemon White Version, Pokemon Black Version 2, Pokemon White Version 2 Cartridges are eligible for use in this competition
• This competition will use Double Battle format, following the Flat Battle restrictions as imposed in the Union Room.
• The Wonder Launcher will not be used.
• Players may use Pokémon found in the Pokémon Black Version or Pokémon White Version Unova Pokédex, from No. 001–646.
However, the following Pokémon cannot be used: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza,
Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo.
• Pokémon Level 51 or higher will automatically become Level 50 during battles.
• Players are to enter at least 4 Pokemon, and are allowed a maximum of 6.
• At the beginning of each battle, players are to select four Pokémon to battle with.

• All Pokémon Level 51 or higher will have their level reduced to Level 50 during the battle.
• Pokémon below Level 50 remain at their actual level rather than being raised to Level 50 for the battle.
• A player's team may not contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number.
• Pokémon may use only moves learned by one of these methods:
1) By leveling up
2) By TM or HM
3) As an Egg Move, through breeding
4) From a character in the game
5) Already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion
• Pokémon cannot use the move Sky Drop, Rain Dance, Sunny Day, Hail, Sandstorm during battle.
• Pokémon may not possess one of the following abilities: Drought, Drizzle, Sand Stream, Snow Warning.

• Each Pokémon on a player’s team may use held items, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item during battle.
• All items must have been acquired in Pokémon Black Version, White Version, Black Version 2, White Version 2, through the Pokémon Global Link, or at
an official Pokémon event or promotion.

You may be penalized, shamed or disqualified from all future competitions if you break the following rules:
• Using third-party hardware or software to modify saved game data to modify or create Pokémon.
• Harassing other players or behaving inappropriately.
• Software cracking or obstructing the competition in any way.
• Any other behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive to the competition.

The first place winner will receive automatic entrance into Team Robo Video Games Advance, should he/she not already be a member in the group.

In addition, the top 3 finishers will receive each a prize Pokemon. The first placing player may choose a Pokemon from the list below. The second placing player may then select one of the remaining two Pokemon, while the third placing player takes home the last on the list.

Rotom, Modest, 31/x/30/31/31/31 (HP :ice: )
Rotom, Modest, 31/x/31/30/30/31 (HP :fire: )
Rotom, Modest, 31/x/31/31/30/31 (HP :grass: )
"The field is far too large and varied to build teams treating Nugget Bridge as the gospel truth." - Matthew Hui