Welcome to the Official Serebii Teambat! This thread was inspired by those done on smogon. For those of you who haven't seen a teambat, this is how it works: There's teams of people...who build a team to beat whatever the team of whatever the other team(s) build. Please read the introduction for further information.
• Batter Up!: What I'm Considering With The Upcoming School Years and Future Teambats
In a teambat you will be assigned to one team with various other competitors and together you create a team, within your community, based on specific restrictions given to you in a specified amount of time. Some restrictions may be for all teams (such as no using any of the top 10 Pokemon in X month's usage stats) and some may be for only one team (like if you're assigned a Pokemon; Terrakion could be assigned to team 1 and Scizor to team 2). After you build your team, you go fight the other team!
The team assigning will be randomized and posted here. For the battle, one member is chosen by their team to battle for their team and they may consult their actions with their teammates. After the battle, they are to PM me the battle logs via Pokemon Aesoft. It can be very stressful during these teambats as you have a limited amount of time and your teammates may not be the most reliable, but that's part of the fun! Sometimes unique, potentially tier-changing discoveries may be found in these teambats!
These teambats' purpose will be to introduce new players to veteran players as they teambuild together. If you feel you need an introduction to the tier designated in this teambat, do not hesitate to ask one of the better battlers of serebii, but the teambats will take place in xats that will be established. The xat owners will consist of myself and the current team leader; the moderators will consist of the members. At no time will you EVER allow a member that isn't in your team into your respective xats, whether they are not a member at all or if they are a member of the opposing team. This is to eliminate any form of scouting. Teambats can be as large as the number of people that want to participate in them. Due to the unknown number of potential signups, we will have 2-5 teams consisting of at most 5-7 people a piece.
No signee will be left out. Leaders are chosen by the captains Barbeller and theebay707 and get 2 rng-free picks out of the signees, so don't fret if you don't get chosen personally because everyone is guaranteed a team!
• Teambat 2 Changes
Yeah, so I really messed up with the first one, I never knew ghosting was allowed on the smogon version, the one I'm trying to copy. It's allowed in this one. Teams will still need to provide their battlers...the names of whom don't have to be battling.
• Batter Up!: What I'm Considering With The Upcoming School
First off, an introduction to "Batter Up!". I tried to go Blue Harvest and make a pun for a little News section of the teambats. As mentioned, it's the one section in the post where I'll News, most of it pertaining to future teambats. Consider what comes after the colon as a headline.
Anyways. Teambats, as many of you may or may not know or even heard, are something I'll be posting monthly. More than likely, I'll be posting at the end of the month unless I decide to do a teambat after the previous one gets finished in the middle of the month or so. However, Summer for those of us North of the Equator is drawing to an end (I had to look up how yall do it in the southern hemisphere...I really wish there was a way to do a teambat monthly that accommodates both Australia, Europe, and North America but it looks slightly impossible to do other than on weekends if I don't split up teams based on timezones :/ ), meaning it's almost time to go back to school again (I'm not unfortunately, I owe $2700 USD to my school before I can return). Schools tend to start between Mid-August through Mid-September so I expect activity to be dwindling.
What does this mean? Will we have to wait until Christmas to get teambat 3? Nope. Still doing them at the end of the month as long as I feel like hosting them...which will be a good while. I don't expect as much participation as last month for the school year...so the number of teams should drop depending on participation.
Each team will still have one hour to build their team, then time to battle. So, this Serebii Overused TeamBat will take place over the period 1-3 weeks or so. Teams will be given 1 hour to build a team...probably on a weekend or whenever everyone's available.
Use this form below to sign-up. Sign ups will end TUESDAY, JULY 31ST, at 11:59 PM EST (GMT -4) . The teams, along with the restrictions for the teambat, will be announced within 24 hours after signups have been closed. In the first section, put your username AS IT APPEARS ON THE FORUM. Failure to do that will result in me overlooking your application, and if you insist on doing so then you may be banned from the next teambat (if there is one). This round we are doing BW2 OU.
No Team Preview
Assign-a-Poke (I get to choose a poke you have to use!)
Spoiler:- Restrictions...Teams + Pokes cuz it won't let me have the numbers in the last spoiler:
Daring Dragonites: TBA
Lawless Lucarios: TBA
Ruinous Reuniclus: TBA
Whatever I decide to name this xat's team name: TBA
Xat Screen Name or Name you use most commonly:
Timezone (in terms of GMT):
PO/PS username: Urban Dew
Xat Screen Name or Name you use most commonly: Dew (this must be added, otherwise the xat owners wont know who to member)
Timezone (in terms of GMT): GMT -4
Each team has a respective xat owned by both the team captain and myself. The team leader will also be an owner (but the xat's main owner). Each team member will be a moderator. Under no circumstances are you allowed to let an opposing team member into the xat when the teams are being built, as previously mentioned, in order to eliminate any chance of scouting.
PO/PS Username: SoulMuse
Xat Screen Name or Name you use most commonly: SoulMuse
Timezone (in terms of GMT): GMT -4
Take a moment to consider just how nothing nothing really is....If you understand this, then you just solved the universe.
The truth that each person...each soul...is a book. And when we lay our feelings out in the open...and we give them no name...and we give them no author....and we give them no description.....who will actually read them..........?"