Wars of the Roses: MarriProm Double Battle Tournament!

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TAKE UP YOUR ARMS FOR THE WARS OF THE ROSES!

Red, white, or pink: whatever the color of a rose may be, it stands as a symbol of elegant beauty, but also of hidden sharpness. Will you be able to emulate these traits on the field of Pokémon battle to win your way to the top? Take your place under the banner of the roses and find out!


Welcome to the MarriProm Pokémon battling event! All are welcome regardless of how much experience you have with competitive battling; this Double Battle tournament is meant to be purely casual and fun. Even if you're not taking part in the prom directly, we encourage anyone on the forums to participate, be they prom couples, pairs of friends, or single entrants alike.

How to Join:
Signups will be open until February 8th, at which time the bracket will be created and we'll begin our little game. Since not everybody will likely own a copy of the most recent Pokémon games (and even if they did, wireless would be a hassle), we're going to be using the Pokémon Showdown! online battle simulator. The free simulator doesn't support Multi Battles directly, but it's easy for individuals or teams to work together on the same account. You're free to use whichever account you like, or even create a new one, as long as the name wouldn't go against our forum rules in any way. You'll also have to use the same account for the whole tournament. Once that's decided, just post here saying you'd like to join and fill out this simple form:
  • Forum username(s) of participant(s):
  • Name of the Showdown! account you'll be using:
  • Anything else you'd like to add:

Rules of Engagement:
  • The tournament will be single elimination, with matches played best of 3. The final will be best of 5!
  • We will be playing based on the VGC 2020 format from Sword and Shield. Furthermore, In keeping with the rosy theme of this tournament, all Pokémon that you use to build your team must be in the Red, Pink, or White color groups. You can find a list of the allowed Pokémon down below.
  • Please use the "VGC 2020" format on Pokémon Showdown! to conduct your matches.
  • If it becomes apparent that someone's team doesn't follow the special rules, the first time it will be a warning and the battle in question should be replayed. The second time, it'll count as a loss!
  • It's very important that you save your replay after your battle! You can do this by clicking the "upload and share replay" button that will appear at the end of a battle and then copy/pasting the link from the new window in this thread; you should end up with two or three replays for a full best of 3 match. I trust that no one will try to misreport a result intentionally, but it's always good to document things!
  • Please mention "Valentine" somewhere in your signup post so I know you've read through this!

En garde!
That should be everything you need to know, but if you have any questions regarding this event, don't hesitate to ask! Good luck, and have fun!

Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Vileplume
Krabby
Kingler
Goldeen
Seaking
Magikarp
Flareon
Octillery
Delibird
Solrock
Corphish
Crawdaunt
Rotom (All Formes)
Throh
Darumaka (All Formes)
Darmanitan (Unovan)
Dwebble
Crustle
Scrafty
Shelmet
Accelgor
Pawniard
Bisharp
Braviary
Heatmor
Turtonator
Orbeetle
Sizzlipede
Centiskorch
Cleffa
Clefairy
Clefable
Mr. Mime (All Formes)
Corsola (All Formes)
Milotic
Cherubi
Mime Jr.
Munna
Musharna
Spritzee
Aromatisse
Sylveon
Stufful
Bewear
Hattena
Hattrem
Hatterene
Impidimp
Morgrem
Alcremie (Ruby Cream)
Butterfree
Vulpix (Alolan)
Ponyta (Galarian)
Rapidash (Galarian)
Togepi
Togetic
Zigzagoon (Galarian)
Linoone (All Formes)
Wingull
Ralts
Kirlia
Gardevoir
Snover
Abomasnow
Togekiss
Gallade
Froslass
Vanillite
Vanillish
Vanilluxe
Cubchoo
Beartic
Rufflet
Pancham
Pangoro
Meowstic (Female)
Swirlix
Slurpuff
Oranguru
Passimian
Drampa
Scorbunny
Cinderace
Wooloo
Dubwool
Cursola
Sirfetch'd
Milcery
Alcremie (Vanilla Cream)
Alcremie (Salted Cream)
Snom
Frosmoth
Duraludon
  • Fafrir + Pendraflare
    Pendraflafrir
  • Wheegalure + Flo
    abomasnow is good
  • Typhlosion + Calaf
    Eternal Instant
  • atlus + Nuuk
    fatlus
 
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Update to the rules: we'll be playing with the VGC 2020 format, which is based off of the official Pokemon Company league tournaments, instead of Smogon's own Doubles OU format. Hopefully this will be more familiar to more people. Functionally, it shouldn't be any different except that at the start of a match you select 4 out of your 6 Pokemon to participate in that battle.
 

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Forum username(s) of participant(s): Fafrir and Pendraflare
Name of the Showdown! account you'll be using: Pendraflafrir
Anything else you'd like to add: valentine is latin for scrafty is best pokémon
 
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If you pair us against nick and flo again I will break your bones and send them to lzy for valentines
 

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  • Anything else you'd like to add: what's up fallout gamers nick valentine here back at it again with another reaction video
 

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Signups are closed!

@Pendraflare @Fafrir @Calaf @Flo @Wheegalure @Nuuk @atlus 2

Due to the low number of signups, a single elimination format would be over very quickly. Is anyone opposed to playing a round robin? Each pair would do one battle (still best of 3) with each of the other three pairs, and then the two with the highest score would have a best of 5 battle for the finals.
 

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I'd be fine with a Round Robin.
 

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bro you're the to, so just TO it. if you think it'd be better as a RR, make it a RR
 

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Alright, Round Robin it is.
Pendraflare & Fafrir vs Flo and Wheegalure

Pendraflare & Fafrir vs Typhlosion & Calaf

Pendraflare & Fafrir vs Nuuk & Atlus

Flo & Wheegalure vs Typhlosion & Calaf

Flo & Wheegalure vs Nuuk & Atlus

Typhlosion & Calaf vs Nuuk & Atlus
Pendraflare & Fafrir: 1
Wheegalure & Flo: 1
Typhlosion & Calaf: 0
Nuuk & Atlus: 0
Pendraflare & Fafrir vs Wheegalure & Flo

For the opening rounds, each pair of participants will have to arrange and conduct three BO3 battles, one against each other pair. Let's aim to have these done in 10 days, by Wednesday the 19th. You can start whenever you're ready; please remember to post your replays. Good luck and have fun!
 
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@Fafrir @Pendraflare @atlus 2 @Nuuk

Another rules clarification is in order. It has been brought to my attention that official VGC battles are conducted without the ability to switch teams in between matches. When you play a best of 3 versus another pair, you have to use the same unmodified team for all two or three battles. Between sets, though, you can make as many changes as you like, and when you play a new opponent you're free to use a different team then.
 

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Nuuk and Atlus have informed me that they would like to withdraw due to not having enough time in their schedules.

Since Calaf and I have accrued a glorious record of two almost-wins versus two barely-losses, we would not be able to move on in the Round Robin format regardless of how anything else goes.

@Pendraflare @Fafrir @Wheegalure @Flo This means you automatically move on to the finals! Best of five, no switching teams between battles, but you may use a different team from your first matches. Be cool if you could have this done by Friday but no real rush.
 

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We won 3-0, ggs! Charizard BUSTED
 
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