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    Default Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [OPEN]



    Thank you to all who participated for Season 0!
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    Welcome to the Bulbagarden Battle League! Take the challenge and play against actual gym leaders on a quest to get badges and make your way to the Elite 4! The BBL is here to give you put your teams to the test and to hone your battling skills. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just finding your way in the world of battling, we welcome you!

    Season 1 of the BBL is open and will close on May 26!

    At this point we will be accepting early signups and we'd be glad to answer any questions you may have before starting. We will also be accepting all participants who sign up throughout the season if you join us later on.

    When signing up please provide your 3DS FC and trainer name. Have fun and hope to see you soon!
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    Format: Single Battle, Normal Rules, 6 versus 6
    Clauses:
    • Pokémon above OU are banned (The latest XY tiers can be found here: XY Tiers - Smogon University)
    • Species Clause (Two or more of the same Pokémon may not be used on the same team.)
    • Sleep Clause (Two or more Pokémon on a team cannot be asleep at the same time. Self-induced sleep via Rest does not count.)
    • Item Clause (All Pokémon on a team must hold different items.)
    • Evasion Clause (Moves that boost evasion i.e. Double Team and Minimize are not allowed.)
    • OHKO Clause (One-Hit KO moves are not allowed.)
    • Banned items: Gengarite, Kangaskhanite, Lucarionite
    • Banned abilities: Moody
    • Banned moves: Swagger


    League:
    • A challenger will challenge the league using a team of 6 Pokémon and 3 substitutes. (9 Pokémon total)
    • You are free to change your lineup of 9 Pokémon as often as you want, given that you have not won any badges.
    • Upon winning your first badge, your lineup of 9 Pokémon cannot be changed. This includes changing natures, Abilities, items, moves, EVs/IVs, etc. on any member of your team.
    • Challengers may fight against the gym leaders in any order.
    • Gym leaders may change their lineup without prior notice.
    • If a challenger loses, they may not request a rematch with that gym leader until 24 hours have passed.


    Elite Four:
    • After obtaining at least 8 badges you will be able to challenge the Elite 4.
    • To complete the season you will need to win against all members of the Elite 4 undefeated.
    • Like in the games, use a team of 6 out of those 9 Pokémon in an attempt to defeat all members of the Elite 4 .
    • Losses against any member of the Elite 4 will cause your E4 progress to be reset, requiring you to challenge all 4 members again.
    • At the beginning of the challenge or following a reset of your progress, you can change your team within the team of 9 that was used to get to the Elite 4.
    • You may not change your lineup in the middle of your challenge (if you have any current E4 victories).


    Battles:
    • Any battle between a challenger and gym leader is recognized as an official gym battle.
    • Send notifications to gym leaders before challenging them to a battle. No random battle requests.
    • Any disruption of a battle will award the victory to the gym leader. Any persistent issues with disconnection may be brought up with the BBL.
    • A disconnected match will count as a battle and rematches will follow the same mechanic as above.
    • Be courteous and respectful to your opponent.


    *Team lineups of challengers will not be shared between gym leaders. Any issues may be brought up with the BBL.
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    Gym Leaders:


    Elite Four:

    Participants: Upon defeating a gym leader a ★ shall be placed next to your trainer name.
    Challenger Trainer Name 3DS FC
    Squirtle Shades Dylan 4210-4984-3543
    Gard81 Arcee 0447-6644-8531
    superbobbobbob3 Hayden 0061-0809-4165
    DragonEspeon RED 1134-8042-2719
    Mr.E Mr. E 4854-6522-8591
    I400 Willie 2251-5426-9129
    Alexey Alexey 4570-8235-1086
    Yansha Igor 5043-1211-3522
    MadRam Alex 0817-3796-4662
    happymeal555 Rhydian 2793-0663-1626
    hakiobo hakiobo 0404-6606-7984
    TerraTF Terra 1891-1448-3702
    Fairy Type Arceus Frank 3153-4454-8518
    POKEMONMASTER260 Jonathan 3050-8495-6726
    Dark Chocolate 하나미야 3454-1450-7119
    MachDragonX Scott 0147-0109-5669
    Master Mew Matt 2595-1198-0821
    drmmerdyan00 Dylan 0645-5962-8791
    Akimbo Isaac 1993-8253-5060
    Player1DFB Daniel 1950-8801-8659
    Farfetchd the Vigilante Honey 3952-7731-0975
    White Crow Liza 2723-9410-4398
    ambiiguous Micah 2809-8767-4033
    Wlid Jr. Wild Jr 3540-0923-8026
    Phantom16 Scott 3582-9077-2660
    AnybodyAgrees Samuel 4725-8612-4948
    Professor Jared Yuu 5000-2971-5028
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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    The new Gym Leaders and Elite Four members will be announced Tuesday!(If they haven't leaked already)
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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    I have a question, but I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask.

    When will Season 2 start? The reason I ask is because I will only get my 3DS and X/Y in late March/April, so I would like to know whether I should register now or wait it out.

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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Jr. View Post
    I have a question, but I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask.

    When will Season 2 start? The reason I ask is because I will only get my 3DS and X/Y in late March/April, so I would like to know whether I should register now or wait it out.

    Thank You!
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    Season 1 (and all subsequent seasons) will last 13 weeks, followed by an off-season of 3 weeks. Going by that, Season 1 will end on May 26.

    You can sign up at any point throughout the season so if you want to join us once you get your system that's fine. We're just opening up early to give people more time to get ready, as well as answer any questions people may have. :)

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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkshocker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Jr. View Post
    I have a question, but I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask.

    When will Season 2 start? The reason I ask is because I will only get my 3DS and X/Y in late March/April, so I would like to know whether I should register now or wait it out.

    Thank You!
    -Wild Jr.
    Season 1 (and all subsequent seasons) will last 13 weeks, followed by an off-season of 3 weeks. Going by that, Season 1 will end on May 26.

    You can sign up at any point throughout the season so if you want to join us once you get your system that's fine. We're just opening up early to give people more time to get ready, as well as answer any questions people may have. :)
    Okay, thanks! I'll sign up in March/April then.
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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    Sure thing! See you then :)

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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    I'm down. 305084956726.

    Haven't played a forum tourney in years. This'll be good.

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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    Why item clause? That's far from standard and doesn't really make the meta any more interesting or fun, I don't think it's been standard (which seems to be what you're playing) in two generations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCM View Post
    Why item clause? That's far from standard and doesn't really make the meta any more interesting or fun, I don't think it's been standard (which seems to be what you're playing) in two generations.
    It's an attempt to encourage creativity, since this is designed primarily for new players. Sticking Lefties/Life Orb on everything is certainly viable but there are a lot of great items out there, so this forces players to experiment with them. :)

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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    Are we to sign-up here or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yansha View Post
    Are we to sign-up here or?
    Yes you sign up here :) We'll be opening up next Monday the 24th, to give people time to get their teams ready as well as answer any questions they have.

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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    How often can we re-challenge the Gym Leaders and Elite Four, in case of a loss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gard81 View Post
    How often can we re-challenge the Gym Leaders and Elite Four, in case of a loss?
    24 hours must elapse before you challenge a Leader or E4 who has defeated you. :)

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    I'd like to sign up! Here's my friend code: 4210-4984-3543 Trainer Name: Dylan
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    Default Re: Bulbagarden Battle League: Season 1 [Preliminary Signups]

    Quote Originally Posted by -Glory Blaze- View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DCM View Post
    Why item clause? That's far from standard and doesn't really make the meta any more interesting or fun, I don't think it's been standard (which seems to be what you're playing) in two generations.
    It's an attempt to encourage creativity, since this is designed primarily for new players. Sticking Lefties/Life Orb on everything is certainly viable but there are a lot of great items out there, so this forces players to experiment with them. :)
    ....but you're using smogon's tiers, banlists and every other rule they have, pushing creativity away. I'm not sure that really fosters creativity as much as harms team building, a centralized item metagame doesn't create a less challenging or fun environment.
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