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Thread: CRMT Rules - READ OR YOU'LL GET INFRACTED

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    ***For the Thread Maker***





    In summary:

    1. Before posting make sure your team is finished.
    2. Do not copy and paste 6 OU Pokemon as your team.
    3. Do not post gimmick teams.
    4. Do not post threads for single Pokemon.
    5. Explain why you have chosen a certain Pokemon.
    6. Use pictures if possible.
    7. All RMTs must be formatted properly.




    1. Before posting make sure your team is finished.

    This means your team MUST consist of 6 Pokemon with Items, Natures, EV Spreads, and 4 Moves. It is also a very good idea to play test your team before you post your RMT.



    2. Do not copy and paste 6 OU Pokemon as your team.

    Put some time and effort into what Pokemon you are putting on your team and how they work together. No one wants to rate generic teams that are just pasted from the analysis.



    3. Do not post gimmick teams.

    This section is for competitive Pokemon teams so teams that are not competitively viable in the metagame they are designed for are not allowed.



    4. Do not post threads for single Pokemon, questions, or discussion.

    This section is for the rating of teams only. For a single Pokemon rate use the Competitive Singles Rate thread. For help with competitive Pokemon in general use the Ask a Question Thread. For discussion of the metagame and competitive Pokemon in general use the Competitive Discussion Section.



    5. Explain why you have chosen a certain Pokemon.

    Before you post RMT thread, have some actual words to say instead of one line descriptions that give raters no information. Raters are not mind readers, in order for them to give you a proper rate they need to understand your thinking. For each Pokemon on your team, you need to explain why you selected it, its role, and what it helps you achieve. This should be a few sentences, single words are not allowed. See Rule 7, Formatting, for examples.



    6. Use pictures if possible.

    While not required, posting a nice picture of the Pokemon on your team makes it much easier to read, which also makes it easier to rate.



    7. All RMTs must be formatted properly.

    The better your post looks, the more likely you are to get a good rate. Here is what a your post should look like:

    Introduction:

    • Tell us what metagame/tier your team is designed for and some about why you decided to make this team. It is also a good idea to list, possibly with pictures, the 6 Pokemon on your team to make it easier for raters to see any glaring weaknesses.


    Pokemon 1 @ Item
    Ability:
    EVs:
    Nature:
    - move
    - move
    - move
    - move

    *Detailed description of the Pokemon's purpose to the team*

    Pokemon 2 @ Item
    Ability:
    EVs:
    Nature:
    - move
    - move
    - move
    - move

    *Detailed description of the Pokemon's purpose to the team*

    Pokemon 3 @ Item
    Ability:
    EVs:
    Nature:
    - move
    - move
    - move
    - move

    *Detailed description of the Pokemon's purpose to the team*

    Pokemon 4 @ Item
    Ability:
    EVs:
    Nature:
    - move
    - move
    - move
    - move

    *Detailed description of the Pokemon's purpose to the team*

    Pokemon 5 @ Item
    Ability:
    EVs:
    Nature:
    - move
    - move
    - move
    - move

    *Detailed description of the Pokemon's purpose to the team*

    Pokemon 6 @ Item
    Ability:
    EVs:
    Nature:
    - move
    - move
    - move
    - move

    *Detailed description of the Pokemon's purpose to the team*

    • Posting a picture of each Pokemon as you move through the team will help separate them, making it easier to read. This is optional.
    • When doing the descriptions for your Pokemon, make sure to follow rule 5 of this post. One liners are not allowed. Here are examples of what is and isn't acceptable:

      What's acceptable:


      Jirachi @ Shuca Berry
      Ability: Serene Grace
      EVs: 252 Atk / 80 SDef / 176 Spe
      Nature: Jolly [+Spe, -SAtk]
      - Iron Head
      - Thunderwave
      - Fire Punch
      - Stealth Rock

      Thunderwave Jirachi, as a lead, has been successful for my team. The purpose of Jirachi is to get Stealth Rocks up, and once that's done, Pokemon such as Gyarados, Dragonite, or DD Babari Berry Tyranitar that switch in to try and set up on my lead are immediately rendered useless thanks to Thunderwave. My game plan is to set up stealth rocks first, and then Thunderwave to scout my opponent's team/cripple any sweeper hoping to use Jirachi as set up bait. With Choice Scarf being popular on lead sets, I decided to take advantage of its popularity, and it has paid off in every game I have been in.

      Jirachi has been EVed to top Lucario in speed and use Fire Punch, or at the very least stop him completely with Thunderwave. Sometimes, getting a burn hax via Fire Punch helps, but as I can't KO Lucario with it, I tend to play it safe with T-Wave in most games. Either method is fine as Lucario remains crippled at the end of the day.
      What's not ok:

      Inferape @ Life Orb
      Ability: Blaze
      EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spe
      Nature: Naive [+Spe, -SpD]
      - Stealth Rocks
      - Fake Out
      - Close Combat
      - Fire Blast

      Standard lead, sets up rocks and breaks sash for my opponent.
      Both sets are fine as far as formatting is concerned, but the second set will likely get your thread closed and/or you will get an infraction due to not enough information being given. The first set had a different kind of formatting, but it stuck to the basic template outlined in this post and had a long enough description, telling us what purpose it has on the team etc. That being said, even though you have to follow the template, you can customize how it looks, providing all information is viewable.


    Closing:

    • Tell us how your team has performed so far in battles.
    • Let us know what Pokemon are giving you the most troubles.
    • If a certain Pokemon doesn't seem to be pulling its weight list it here.


    Failure to comply with these rules will earn you a "Disobeying the Rules of a specific sub-forum" infraction.

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    ***For the Raters***





    In summary:

    1. Before rating, read the entire first post.
    2. Do not post if you have little knowledge of competitive battling.
    3. Do not flame/troll.




    1. Before rating, read the entire first post.

    You will look silly if you rate or criticise something without first reading the thread creator’s reasoning. While not infractable unless repeatedly done, this will most likely damage your credibility as a rater.



    2. If you are not knowledgeable in DPPt Competitive Battling, DO NOT RATE.

    The last thing people want when posting a team is bad advice. Another reason to avoid posting, is that sometimes people post their own RMT with little knowledge and accept any suggestion that comes their way. This will only result in a negative experience for everyone involved.

    • Continually doing this will result in harsher punishments. Simply take the hint and polish your knowledge by reading some articles.
    • Do NOT pretend to be an established battler/rater if you are not. This also comes under the “arrogance” rule, which generally applies to the entire section.
    • The forum has had an influx of people with little knowledge of competitive battling spreading bad advice and trying to prove themselves right with flawed logic or claimed damage calculations. From now on, this sort of thing will be punished and monitored very strictly and with great vigilance, and the punishments will be handed out swiftly.




    3. Do NOT Troll/Flame the thread maker.

    From now on, this too will be a very strictly enforced rule. If the thread is really that bad, report it! Reporting it requires very little effort and informs a Mod that a bad post has been made, and you save yourself a negative reputation and some infractions/warnings.

    • SPAM also falls under this rule, however, it will also be applied to any bad/useless posts in general. All irrelevant posts will be deleted and infracted.
    • It’s not funny, and it’ll get you banned: infractions are being handed out faster than ever in this section: quite simply, you wont get away with it, and the pure trolling punishment earns you a permaban from the entire forum.


    Failure to comply with these rules will earn you infraction points/warnings.

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