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    Default Autumn Friendly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havok

    A tournament has been announced to take place over Wi-Fi. It will go by the name of the 'Autumn Friendly' and registration will open via the Global Battle Union website on October 12th, 2011 and last until October 19th, 2011. However, there are only 10,000 spots available. The tournament will begin on October 20th and end on October 24th. The Battle Box and Battle Tournament features will be utilised. The rules are currently listed as the same as the VGC 2011 rules - Unova Pokémon only, with Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom and the currently unobtainable Event Pokémon banned. Double Battles.

    As far as I can tell, it's for all regions.

    (If this would be better suited to the GBU forum, feel free to move).

    http://www.pokemon.com/us/news/pgl_a...ly-2011-10-06/

    Nintendo is hosting a global wifi tournament with 10,000 entries. That's pretty crazy considering we can all play from our own homes.

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    If only I could get Wi-fi at my college.

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    I Want Full Art Of That Emboar.

    Strange how the other 2 seem to have their stock DW art, while Emboar gets it's own art.

    I wonder how many hacked pokemon are going to bypass the filter?

    Though only Unova Pokemon means a Non-Weather based Metagame :3
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    Nice, finally a tournament in which I can participate.
    Better start EVing.

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    I might as well try...I don't have anything properly trained yet though...but I have a hard hitting Garchomp and Empoleon Combination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinksOcarina View Post
    I might as well try...I don't have anything properly trained yet though...but I have a hard hitting Garchomp and Empoleon Combination.
    It says it's only Unova pokemon :3


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    In that case I better start training Dieno...
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    Looks like it's time to EV train Terrakion and Whimsicott...

    This should be fun (as long as ragequitters are penalized). Only problem is that I don't have too much experience with Doubles.

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    I probably won't enter, I'm busy working on a rotation battle team, and it usually take me more then 13 days to make a team...If I do join, I'll probably make a trick room team. Reuniclus and Cofagarus look good for that, and they have a lot of slow pokemon this gen.

    Looks like it's time to EV train Terrakion and Whimsicott...
    Hold it, I called that combo first.

    Edit: Is their a sleep clause? Trick room spore amoongus.
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    I'm busy currently training Pokemon for my Extra Life battles, and it just figures none of them are Unova! Haha. Well, looks like I need to get focused on some alternates!
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    would the battles be 3v3 or 6v6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagga09 View Post
    would the battles be 3v3 or 6v6?
    I believe you enter six, then you choose four when the battles starts. Double battles are never 3vs3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachmac View Post
    I believe you enter six, then you choose four when the battles starts. Double battles are never 3vs3.
    Oh, it's doubles? Guess I didn't get that memo. Thanks
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    This seems interesting I might just have to throw together a VGC team to participate, considering most of the people entering are probably not gonna be great players everyone has a pretty good shot at moving forward a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Assassin9399 View Post
    It says it's only Unova pokemon :3
    What? What is this? I have a grand total of One level 100 Unova poke, and it isnt even EV trained T_T
    Oh well, this seems like a tournament for people who dont normally play competitively. Introduction to competitive battling.


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    hmm... If the wi-fi at my college behaves, I might enter, though I'm quite failtastic at competitive. That and I need to make up a team besides my Mienshao...
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    If anyone wants any advice about VGC doubles, or wants to know the most common threats and maybe their counters, just ask me about it.

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    Awesome, I love doubles =) Too bad about the 10000 spots though, I won't be surprised if the servers crash due to overload.

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    Looks fun, I'll be entering.

    Like Kaiser Soze said, there better be some punishment for ragequitters!!
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    Yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Cut View Post
    Looks fun, I'll be entering.

    Like Kaiser Soze said, there better be some punishment for ragequitters!!
    I'm hoping I'm thinking realistically, but I think they would implement some way to where if you left a battle you auto lost (like the Battle facilities). I heard Masuda or some big GF boss likes to play RMs, so hopefully they're aware that it's a problem. And it's a freakin tournament, they can't troll us that much. Or can they?

    So I'm thinking the best Whimsikion counter is a faster Terrakion...comments?

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    So I'm thinking the best Whimsikion counter is a faster Terrakion...comments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Cut View Post
    Looks fun, I'll be entering.

    Like Kaiser Soze said, there better be some punishment for ragequitters!!
    Yeah the punishment will probally be them moving up the ladder and you getting a loss.


    The Meta is going to be Whimsicott, Terrakion, and Element-Genie heavy,

    I'm crafting my team with taking out them as top priority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalFlygon08 View Post
    Yeah the punishment will probally be them moving up the ladder and you getting a loss.


    The Meta is going to be Whimsicott, Terrakion, and Element-Genie heavy,

    I'm crafting my team with taking out them as top priority.
    I'll try to go more in-depth about things.


    You already know about the TerraCott combo, so I don't need to go into too much detail about that, but you're going to need someone that can take a +4 Rock Slide and hit back w/ a move that kills Terrakion.

    With so many slow pokemon in 5th gen, Trick Room teams were very popular, so Reuniclus and Musharna are what to expect. There will be at least 1 or 2 times where you clearly expect Reuniclus, but people will just use Musharna anyway for extra defense since stall/Toxic teams are really, REALLY uncommon. Chandelure might be used once or twice for TR, but don't count on seeing him often. Jellicents are common for setting up TR as well since he doesn't care for Fake Out, so you'll need someone for Psychics and Ghosts in general.

    Krookodile does a good job of handling the situations above pretty well. His Crunch attack puts Psychics and Ghosts in the deep red if it doesn't KO them. He can also cripple Tornadus, who is commonly seen with the Flying Gem Acrobatics and Prank Wind (insert smirk here), and Terrakion w/ Intimidate and take out Terrakion w/ Earthquake despite the damage drop for spread moves. You'll still want to watch out for Close Combat. You remember that Metal Burst Bisharp set I posted in that thread, right? That works decently and gives you the advantage of a priority Dark move, and people like Water Spout Jellicent, but the team you make is your call, not mine.

    Thanks to the lack of entry hazards in doubles in general as well as the lack of weather, people will be going crazy w/ Max Speed, Focus Sash sets. Whimsicott will be using what I mentioned in the last sentence many times, so be careful. You'll also want to watch out for the fungus, Amoonguss, since he has Spore and Rage Powder.

    This is basically what to expect out of some of the best players in this tournament. The rest are just semi-random teams. I hope this helped, and also, watch out for Thunderus. Prankster Taunt, Thunderbolt, and HP Ice/Flying make Thunderus almost unbearable, especially when he has the Electric Gem.

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    The second I saw this, I literally jumped out of my chair.

    Worst part about living overseas; I cannot get into a Pokemon Tournament. And then this comes along. *saved*

    I like, jumped around my room, pulled out my poster of the Unova Pokemon that came with the Pokedex Walkthrough Guide Volume 2 and started a process of elimination of the Pokemon I did and didn't want to use.

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