http://elementscommunity.org/forum/pcvideo-games/pokemon-showdown-type-tournament/ The original by RR

**Overview**Pokemon Showdown is a simulator for playing competitive Pokemon games. If you have not tried competitive Pokemon before, I would certainly recommend it, because it involves a high degree of strategy and originality. For this tournament, players will have a Type, and they will be required to use at least 4 Pokemon of their Type. We will be using

Smogon's tier list. Feel free to post any questions or concerns in this thread.

**Sign-ups**To sign up, post in this thread, and include your Pokemon Showdown name if it differs from your forum name. Then, send a private message to

killsdazombies with your bids. The bidding process is explained below.

**Bids**Players are given 12 "points," which will be explained in the following section. Players may bid on the 18 Types, with each bid ranging from 0 to 12. Types will be given to the players who bid the highest on them, on the condition that players are only given one type. Thus, a player is guaranteed a Type even if all of their bids are 0. Ties will be settled through RNG. A bidding template is below, and it would be filled with numbers from 0 to 12.

**Teambuilding**Once the bidding ends, players are given their Type, as well as their number of points, which is equal to 12 minus their winning bid. For instance, a player who bid 5 points on their Type would have 7 points remaining. In each team, players must use at least 4 Pokemon of their type. The tiers they are allowed to use depend on their remaining number of points. Each OU or BL Pokemon costs 2 points, and each UU Pokemon costs 1 point. Ubers and Limbo Pokemon are banned. Pokemon of the remaining tiers may be used with no restriction. For example, a player with 7 points could use 2 OU Pokemon, 3 UU Pokemon, and 1 RU Pokemon (2*2+3*1+0=7). Players are not required to use all of their points. Players are allowed to use a different team each game, as long as their team follows the rules. A Pokemon with a Mega Evolution item is considered in-type if it's regular OR mega evolution is in-type.

http://www.smogon.com/dex/xy/formats/ou/BL Pokemon count for 2 points, same as OU. BL2, BL3, etc. can be used without restriction.

**Pairings and Elimination**For Phase 1, players be randomly ordered for the purposes of matchmaking. Each player will play against the two players "above" them and the two players "below" them, for a total of four matches. For example, Player 6 would be matched against Players 4, 5, 7, and 8. Each match consists of a total of three games. After Phase 1, which lasts three weeks, players are ranked according to Weighted Win Percentage (WWP). The top 5 players move on to Phase 2, which is round-robin. As with the previous phase, Phase 2 lasts 3 weeks and the matches consist of three games. The winner of the event is the player with the highest overall WWP, with all 24 games being taken into consideration.

**Comments**The reason for the bidding method is to ensure variety and fairness. If we let multiple people choose the same Type, there will be little variety. If we have a first-come-first-serve system, there will be little fairness. The reason for this system of Pairings and Elimination is so that players will have a sufficient amount of matches before there are any eliminations. There is no championship game, as it would potentially be unfair if there is a type advantage.

I will be signing up, but with 0 in all bets

**Sign-ups**killsdazombies

Discord

Submachine

Solaris

ji412jo

dawn to dusk

JonathanCrazyJ

dracomageat

Zawadx

Coffeeditto

Mathman101

Godisnowonline

Killsdazombies

18 Players Max

**Additional notes**After this game is over, if we have a large enough community for it, I'd like to set up a gym/challenger system. Though, this seems unlikely, and there was opposition to it before (because of our size of interest) its still an idea I want to discuss. Failing that, this game can be rerun several times. Others may host if they want, though it doesn't mean much.

The Number next to a name indicates how many points they have SPENT on their bidding. Math, in this instance, has 8 to spend, Disco (or zyardran) has 5.

You will battle the two people above you and below you (consider it a circle, Godisnowonline will fight coffeeditto and dracomageat, as well as zyardran and ji412jo)

ROUND 1

Godisnowonline: ice (3)

Coffeeditto: Dragon (0)

Dracomageat: Rock (3)

Zawadx: Fairy (0)

Submachine: Steel (4)

JonathanCrazyJ: Ground (2)

Mathman101: Ghost (4)

Killsdazombies: Bug (0)

dawn to dusk: Water (4)

Solaris: Psychic (0)

Cactusking: Grass (0)

Ji412jo: Poison (0)

Zyardran: Fire (7)

Round 2!

Submachine

Gino

Ji412jo

Zawadx

dawn to Dusk