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Thread: Pokémon League Forum Rules & Guidelines Thread (READ BEFORE POSTING)

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    Default Pokémon League Forum Rules & Guidelines Thread (READ BEFORE POSTING)

    Welcome to the leagues forum. Got a cool concept you want to realise in the form of a league, here is the place to post it

    ***OFFICIAL LEAGUE FORUM RULES***

    In summary:

    1. Follow All Serebii Rules.
    2. You are only allowed to have ONE LEAGUE active at a time.
    3. Don't bother mods to approve your threads.
    4. STAY ON TOPIC.
    5. Keep this strictly Pokemon based.
    6. Ask for permission before taking over another league.
    7. Be familiar with the Serebii Standard Rules.
    8. Inactive leagues will be closed.


    1. Follow All Serebii Rules.


    Follow all SPPf rules. These rules applies to the sub-forums on the site, and the league section is no different.


    2. You are only allowed to have ONE LEAGUE active at a time.


    As with guilds, you can only have one league thread active at a time. If you want to create another league, your current league will need to be closed.


    3. Don't bother mods to approve your threads.


    All threads in this section must be approved by a Competitive Forum Staff Member. Do not PM or bother staff members to get your thread approved. We will get to it in time.


    4. STAY ON TOPIC.


    Can't stress this enough STAY ON TOPIC. Flaming, spamming, trolling, random messages, etc are not allowed. What is meant by staying on topic is only discussing the current league business (aka gym leader sign ups, battle confirmations, etc) going on in your thread. Failure to obey this rule MULTIPLE TIMES BY MULTIPLE MEMBERS will result in offending league threads being locked for week, if it happens again after your league is unlocked, the thread will be locked indefinitely. Individual members that break this rule will be dealt with individually.


    5. Keep this strictly Pokemon based.


    All leagues created in this section are only allowed to be Pokémon based. As this is the Competitive Pokémon forum, it wouldn't make sense to host a league which is based on Mario Kart or Smash Bros, would it? Any league found breaking this rule will not be approved.


    6. Ask for permission before taking over another league.


    If you want to take over an abandoned league, you will need to get permission from the original creator if he is still around. If he hasn't signed into Serebii or been active within the competitive community for a significant amount of time, then you are free to take over the league without getting permission.


    7. Be familiar with the Serebii Standard Rules.


    When making a league, please be aware of the standard rules of battling. This goes for both league makers and challengers.


    8. Inactive leagues will be closed.


    When a league goes inactive for 7 days, then it will be closed. The topic maker can request to have it opened again, but if it goes inactive again, it'll be closed indefinitely.
    Last edited by Ragnarok; 21st May 2013 at 2:33 AM.

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    Official Serebii & Official Play! Pokémon VG Rule-Sets

    I am listing the official standard meta-game and tournament rules which are valid for Serebii. You are free to adopt these two rules if you like into your own league rather than creating your own, however, deviating from the official rule-sets used for the official Play! Pokémon VG tournaments, which is the standard rule-set used for all officially sanctioned Pokémon video game events and then claiming they are still official will net your league a warning. Repeating this offense will result in your league being closed

    You cannot state running both standard rules and official Pokémon tournament rules. If you are doing so already, make amendments to your league rules in response to this post.

    Official Serebii Ban-list and Standard Rule-Set

    Sleep Clause
    • You can't use sleep inducing moves in opponent's Pokémon when there's another Pokémon in his/her team asleep. Yawn can't be used to PseudoHaze (make opponent switch) when there's another Pokémon asleep caused by you. When the asleep Pokémon awakes or faints, you're free to make another Pokémon of his/her team asleep. Sleeping being caused by Effect Spore or Rest are disconsidered from Sleep Clause.


    Species Clause
    • You can't use two of the same Pokémon in a team.


    Evasion Clause
    • You can't use moves that increases your evasion. Avoid the use of Acupressure, it has 1/7 chance to double your evasion.


    OHKO Clause
    • You are strictly prohibited of using OHKO moves. They are Guillotine, Horn Drill, Fissure and Sheer Cold.


    No Disconnecting

    • You can't turn off your DS or move away from signal range to end a battle. People can have weak routers so don't always fight with the people if he/she disconnected. Not exactly a rule, but an ethic sense.


    Banned Abilities
    Code:
    Moody
    Sand Veil
    Snow Cloak
    Banned Items
    Code:
    Soul Dew
    Brightpowder
    Lax Incense
    Banned Pokémon
    Code:
    Arceus-Dark
    Arceus-Ice
    Palkia
    Arceus-Electric
    Arceus-Fire
    Arceus-???
    Kyurem-White
    Arceus-Ground
    Arceus-Bug
    Thundurus
    Tornadus-Therian
    Genesect
    Arceus-Steel
    Lugia
    Excadrill
    Arceus-Fighting
    Darkrai
    Deoxys
    Manaphy
    Ho-Oh
    Giratina
    Giratina-Origin
    Arceus-Dragon
    Deoxys-Speed
    Mewtwo
    Dialga
    Deoxys-Attack
    Arceus
    Shaymin-Sky
    Groudon
    Arceus-Flying
    Zekrom
    Arceus-Water
    Rayquaza
    Blaziken
    Arceus-Psychic
    Arceus-Rock
    Arceus-Ghost
    Reshiram
    Arceus-Grass
    Kyogre
    Arceus-Poison
    Deoxys-Defense
    Official Play! Pokémon VG Rule-Set

    Rule-Set Used in officially sponsored Pokémon tournaments / championships.

    For in-depth details on these rules, visit this pdf.

    • Only Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Game Cards are permitted for use.
    • Players may use Pokémon from the National Pokédex, from No. 001 – 649, that are caught in the game, transferred from a previous Pokémon title, or received at an official event or distribution.
    • Pokémon above level 50 are permitted, but they are auto-leveled down to 50 for the duration of
    • battle.
    • Players may use Pokémon with Hidden Abilities that have been officially released through the Pokémon Global Link or an official event or promotion.
    • Pokémon may not know the moves Sky Drop or Dark Void.
    • Pokémon may not hold the item Soul Dew.
    • Players may use items that have been officially released via Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, Pokémon White Version 2, the Pokémon Global Link, or an official event or promotion.
    • The Wonder Launcher cannot be used during battle.
    • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number.
    • Each Pokémon on a player’s team can hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item.
    • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same nickname.
    • A player’s team cannot contain a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example, an Unfezant named “Pidove”)
    • Pokémon may only use moves that have been learned through one of the following methods:


    Code:
    By leveling up.
    By TM or HM.
    As an Egg move, through breeding.
    From a character in the game.
    A move already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or promotion.
    A move already known by a Pokémon that has been transferred from another Pokémon game via Poké Transfer or the Relocator.
    • The following Pokémon may not be on a player’s team:


    Code:
    Mewtwo
    Mew
    Lugia
    Ho-Oh
    Celebi
    Kyogre
    Groudon
    Rayquaza
    Jirachi
    Deoxys
    Chatot
    Dialga
    Palkia
    Giratina
    Phione
    Manaphy
    Darkrai
    Shaymin
    Arceus
    Victini
    Reshiram
    Zekrom
    Kyurem
    Keldeo
    Meloetta
    Genesect

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