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    Scep
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    Standard Battle Ruleset

    Post by Scep on Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:52 pm

    If you're new to competitive battling, or just confused by all the crazy rules people seem to be making up lately, you might not know what people refer to as the standard rules. Here they are.

    No Ubers
    This means that the following Pokemon are banned:
    - Arceus
    - Darkrai
    - Deoxys (Excluding Speed Forme)
    - Dialga
    - Giratina
    - Groudon
    - Ho-oh
    - Kyogre
    - Latias (both with and without soul dew)
    - Latios (both with and without soul dew)
    - Lugia
    - Manaphy
    - Mew
    - Mewtwo
    - Palkia
    - Rayquaza

    Sleep Clause
    You may only put one Pokemon to sleep at a time. Once that Pokemon wakes up, you may put it or another Pokemon to sleep again. But again, only one Pokemon on their team can be asleep at one time. Pokemon asleep due to the effects of Rest or Effect Spore do NOT count towards that limit.

    Species Clause
    Each Pokemon must be of a different species. Different Pokedex number means it's a different species.

    Evasion Clause and OHKO Ban
    Sometimes grouped together as "No DT/OHKO". The following moves are banned:
    - Double Team
    - Minimize
    - Fissure
    - Guillotine
    - Sheer Cold
    - Horn Drill

    Everything else, including Sand Attack, the item Bright Powder and the Sand Veil ability, are legal.

    Non-Standard Rules that are sometimes used
    The following rules aren't included as standard. However, they are quite popular among many users and make for a different style of play. If they are stated alongside the standard rules, remember to abide by them.

    Item Clause
    By far the most common non-standard rule, item clause states that each Pokemon on the team must be holding a different item from one another. So no double leftovers or focus sash. Items that do the same thing but aren't the same, such as leftovers and black sludge, are allowed.

    No "Hax" Items
    The following items are banned:
    - Brightpowder
    - Quick Claw
    - Focus Band
    - King's Rock

    Self-KO Clause
    This mostly only applies to tournaments. It's used to break ties. If both players are down to their last Pokemon and one uses a move that kills itself, such as Explosion, Self-Destruct, Destiny Bond, or Memento, the trainer who used that move is considered the loser in the match.

    Freeze Clause
    Only used in a controlled environment such as Pokemon Battle Revolution, Shoddy Battle, or the upcoming Competitor. Only one Pokemon may be frozen at the same time as another. Once one unfreezes, that Pokemon or another may be put back to sleep.

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