Sign up now to be a team manager for a Major League Pokemon WiFi Association!
The MLP has 3 teams available! Sign up now! Each team is fully run by one owner (one user) who drafts their pokemon, makes trades to improve their team, and fights other teams using the pokemon on theirs. The cool thing about this association as compared to others is that each pokemon only appears on one team in the whole league; it's like the MLB or NBA, or other sports leagues in that the players can be traded, released to free agency, drafted, or signed, except that the players are species of pokemon!
Each team will have a maximum roster of 10 pokemon; these are the only species of pokemon allowed on the team. Only 6 will compete in each battle. There will only be one of each species of pokemon in the league; for example, if team A has Scizor on its roster, then no other team can use Scizor on their team. Different species in an evolution chain still count as different species.
The first thing that will happen will be a draft. There will be 10 rounds of the draft, so each team can draft 10 species of pokemon for their roster. The draft will be serpentine, so the order of drafting will flip each round. The person who drafted last in round 1 will draft first in round 2, last in round 3, first in round 4, etc. Pokemon with alternate forms only count as one species; Rotom is the only exception. All the Rotom forms count as different pokemon species.
Again, the only pokemon species allowed to be used on each team are the ones on that team's roster. Each team gets to have up to 10 pokemon species on the roster, with a minimum of 6. Pokemon remaining undrafted at the end of the draft can be signed as "free agents" on a first-come first-serve basis. If you want to add a free agent to your team, you must post that you wish to do so in this thread.
Teams may trade pokemon species with each other. For example, if a team has Ferrothorn and Scizor, and wishes to acquire a pokemon who can help negate the fire weakness, they may trade Scizor away to a different team in exchange for Rotom-W, for example. The number of pokemon traded away do not need to be the same as the number received, although the number of pokemon on the team roster must stay between 6 and 10. If a team has 10 pokemon and makes a 1-for-2 trade, they must release one pokemon on their roster into free agency to keep their roster under the size limit.
League Play Rules
Each team will have to play each other team once in the regular season. There are 11 teams, so each team will play 10 games, one against each other team. The results of each game must be posted on this thread, and wins and losses will be recorded in some form of standings. After the end of the regular season, the top 6 teams in the league will compete in the playoffs, a tournament for the league championship. Playoff rounds will be best of three; Teams will play each other up to three times in a row to decide who moves on to the next round. The top 2 teams in the league in the regular season will receive a first-round bye. A schedule and standings, along with playoff seeding and more, will be decided as the league drafts and begins.
Rules for Battles: Standard OU Single Wi-Fi BattlesSleep Clause
No Hacks- this means no pokegen or pokesav. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to train your pokemon to level 100.
No Hax Items
Disconnecting counts as a forfeit and a loss
MLP Clause: you may only use pokemon found on your roster
Teamstrailblazers- Portland Panthers
SoMaPoKiTo- Gensokyo Puppets
icyman300- Miami Party Wreckers
EoTN- Orre's Legacy
Billy Mays- Ponyville Applebuckers
shadow130690- Boston Assassins
MangoSplash- Orlando Knights
CelticOrigins- Celtic Warriors
Any suggestions for improving the idea of the league and the quality of this thread are much appreciated. I hope lots of users will join!
League Owner Rule (Amendment 2): If a league owner is inactive for more than two weeks (doesn't draft, doesn't battle, doesn't post a reason for absence, etc.) then the team may be given to another owner.
Draft Rule (Amendment 1): If you do not pick within 24 hours of the last pick, the automatic pick will be the next-most used pokemon on Smogon Online over the last three months.
Draft Rule (Amendment 2): You may go back and change your pick to any pokemon that hasn't been taken yet. This includes auto picks, so if you miss your pick, now it's not like getting a random pokemon, and instead it's just letting other people who are available draft before you.
First Round1. shadow130690- Politoed
2. trailblazers- Dragonite
3. Billy Mays- Blissey
4. EoTN- Espeon
5. SoMaPoKiTo- Jellicent
6. icyman300- Scizor
7. Lasien- Latios
8. tayetayetv1- Tyranitar
9. Rockstar19958- Haxorus
10. MangoSplash- Weavile
11. CelticOrigins- Kyurem
Second Round12. CelticOrigins- Metagross
13. MangoSplash- Arcanine
14. Rockstar19958- Lucario
15. tayetayetv1- Ferrothorn
16. Lasien- Skarmory
17. icyman300- Mamoswine
18. SoMaPoKiTo- Landorus
19. EoTN- Starmie
20. Billy Mays- Virizion
21. trailblazers- Hydreigon
22. shadow130690- Latias
Third Round23. shadow130690- Piloswine
24. trailblazers- Mienshao
25. Billy Mays- Nidoking
26. EoTN- Lucario
27. SoMaPoKiTo- Jolteon
28. icyman300- Tentacruel
29. Lasien- Scrafty
30. tayetayetv1- Salamence
31. Rockstar19958- Gyarados
32. MangoSplash- Gallade
33. CelticOrigins- Magnezone
Fourth Round34. CelticOrigins- Volcarona
35. MangoSplash- Alakazam
36. Rockstar19958- Reuniclus
37. tayetayetv1- Infernape
38. Lasien- Tornadus
39. icyman300- Forretress
40. SoMaPoKiTo- Jirachi
41. EoTN- Donphan
42. Billy Mays- Ninjask
43. trailblazers- Roserade
44. shadow130690- Conkeldurr
Fifth Round45. shadow130690- Vaporeon
46. trailblazers- Dugtrio
47. Billy Mays- Heracross
48. EoTN- Gastrodon
49. SoMaPoKiTo- Venusaur
50. icyman300- Chansey
51. Lasien- Whimsicott
Consecutive Draft Picks Missed- (Miss 3 consecutive rounds of drafting and your team can be taken over by a new owner)
SoMaPoKiTo- looking for new owner
icyman300- looking for new owner
Billy Mays- 0
shadow130690- looking for new owner
Pokemon being saved for a draft next year:
Cloyster, Celebi, Gengar, Breloom, Gliscor, Flygon, Ninetales, Rotom-W, Terrakion, Jirachi, Heatran