ION Pokémon League

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ION Pokémon League

Postby IONAurethious » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:12 pm

This is the official thread for the ION Pokémon League. Players are welcome to join at any time. Check out this post for the rules and procedures of the IPL and for how to join.

For the latest recaps/videos and standings, go to: http://iongamecorner.wordpress.com/cate ... on-league/

Registered Players - Name (Forum Name) - Friend Code (Alternate contact methods used to be necessary because of an issue on our old forums. Forum PMs will be the default communication method, but you may contact your opponents however you guys agree to.)

Alexander (IONAurethious) - 1993-7579-0707
Zero (Zero17) - 5300-8804-8912
Jeff (Hageshii01) - 2251-4229-2657
Custos (custos) - 4227-2106-9300
Steven (UWorlds) - 1977-0441-8035
Andy (xDactyl) - 1332-8994-9192
Kira (OverlordKira) - 2723-8388-9445
AJ (st3lar) - 3007-8684-9639
Lance (Siegfried) - 0147-0756-9883
Connor (Barracudajones) - 0404-8134-9948
Howler (PlatinumHowler14) - 1306-8786-8485
Sethyas (Sethyas) - 1091-8006-5971
Cody (Chilipot) - 3136-7091-2845
Draexzhan (Draexzhan) - 2019-9920-7937
TeslaMouse (Teslamouse) - 5043-3980-4842
Lindomar (thelindomar) - 4012-6335-9125
Erkenhelm (Erkenhelm) - 0705-3458-6213
Delmaru (Delmaru) - 1564-2737-5175
Ruppy (Ruppy) - 1865-1641-0005
Alec (Alec) - 3866-8506-4486
Fryday (fryday) - 3626-0623-5362
Chibi (Chibi Pika) - 1246-9044-4508
Sandverse (Sandverse) - 4597-0706-6662
Gambit (oggambit) - 1865-2799-2908
Agent G (zombieslayer) - 5413-0454-0355
Roxy (Roxy1222) - 3840-9878-5105
Krasare (Absoluteflare) - 3067-5961-0009
Sarbear (PokegirlSarbear) - 3840-8176-5225
Kevorn (kevorn21) - 1049-2957-0577
Curt (Curt_rocks) - 2208-9810-2658

IPL Pokémon Usage spreadsheet (updated as battle videos are posted): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

League Procedures

-The ION Pokémon League is a competition conducted over the 7th Generation Pokémon games, Sun and Moon.

-Players will compete for the title of IPL World Champion in a King of the Mountain style competition. Each month, players will compete to determine who will receive the next shot at the Champion, with the title defense occurring at the end of the month.

-Players will have 1 battle per week. The first three weeks are to determine positioning. The player with the highest point total going into the last week of the month will be granted a title match to take place during the last week of the month. That week, all other players will be matched up based on points rankings with double the points on the line.

-A win during the first 3 weeks of the month (4 in the event of a month that has 5 weekends, like August 2014) is worth 2 points and a draw is worth 1 point. During the last week of the month (defined by the last weekend being in that month), a win in a non-title match is worth 4 points and a draw is worth 2 points. Champions do not accumulate points while they are a Champion, but will partake in non-title matches during the first 3 weeks of the month (unless there is an odd number of players in the league/division).

-If there are an odd number of players in the league, the Champion will be scheduled to face the player with a random player in the league in an Underdog Bonus Battle. The non-champion player will receive 2 points for winning this battle.

-If there are an odd number of players in the league, 3 players will be selected during the last week of the month to have a triangle match to ensure that no player is left out of a chance to get points that week. If there is a 3-way tie in points, unless that tie is for the #1 Contender spot, those 3 players will be in the triangle match. If there is no tie, or the only tie is in the #1 Contender spot, then the lowest 3 ranking trainers will be in the triangle match.

-A triangle match will feature 3 players. Each trainer will face the other two trainers in the triangle match once. A win in a triangle match battle will earn a player 2 points. So, each player has the opportunity to earn 4 points, should he/she win both battles. Best 2 out of 3 matches are not allowed in triangle matches.

-If a Challenger loses a title match, his/her points are reduced to zero. If a Champion loses a title match, the Challenger becomes the Champion and the former Champion resumes normal competition with zero points.

-If we have an Interregional Champion, he/she may "cash in" that championship to get an automatic World Title match. If the Interregional Champ loses that match, he/she then stays in the World division and competes there with points reset at 0. A new Interregional Champion would then be crowned at the end of the current month between the top 2 in the rankings of that division.

-If the Interregional Champion successfully defends the title 5 times, he/she will be forced to relinquish the title and move up to the World division and will be granted a World Title match as outlined in the previous rule.

-The league week runs Monday-Sunday. Players will be informed of their opponent for the week no later than Monday morning.

-Battles not completed by the following Monday morning will be able to be made up at a later time. The points acquired for late battles will be applied once the battle is made up. Battles that are not made up within a month will be scrapped, unless I hear from one of the players and arrangements are made. If one player is responsible for a battle not being played, it will be deemed a forfeit. Forfeits are always last resort measures.

-Scheduling will attempt to be as even as possible. In other words, I will attempt to make sure that a player doesn't have far more matches against a particular player than others.

-At the start of the event, or in the event that a Championship is vacated, play will continue as normal, and the two highest ranking players going into the last week of the month will face off to determine a new Champion.

-The result of the battle should be posted by at least one of the players along with the saved battle video. Every effort should be made to post the battle videos so they can be recorded and uploaded to YouTube.

-League Procedures are subject to amendments as needed to improve the event.

Battle Procedures

-Each non-title match is a single battle (meaning 1 battle). The format of the battle (Single/Double) is chosen by the player who is ranked higher. Additional battle stipulations can be made, provided that they are agreed upon by both players. (For example, both players may agree that only Normal-type Pokémon may be used.) This is not required, and does not award any bonus points, but allows players a measure of creativity if they choose to use it.

-If two players are tied in points entering a battle, the default format is Single. It may be changed if both players agree on a different format. Additional stipulations fall under the same guideline.

-Title matches are best of 3 and the format is set by the Champion. The Champion may suggest additional stipulations, but the Challenger must agree to them. Players must use the same team of Pokemon for all battles in a match.

-Battles will be conducted under Normal Rules to set all Pokémon to Lv. 50 and allow 6 Pokémon per player.

-No two Pokémon on a player's team may hold the same Item.

-The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned.

-The ability Moody is banned.

-The items BrightPowder and Lax Incense are banned.

-A player is not allowed to put more than one opposing Pokémon to sleep using a move that induces the sleep status. (Known as the Sleep Clause in most circles.)

-Pokémon deemed to be illegal (moveset or stats) will result in forfeiture of the match, and possible removal from the game.

-If both players' final Pokémon faint on the same turn, the battle is determined to be a draw.

-If the time limit for the battle expires, the battle is determined to be a draw.

-Battle Procedures are subject to amendments as needed to improve the event.

Banned Pokémon

The following Pokémon may not be used by players:
Mewtwo
Lugia
Ho-oh
Kyogre
Groudon
Rayquaza
Deoxys
Dialga
Palkia
Giratina
Manaphy
Darkrai
Shaymin - Sky Forme
Arceus
Reshiram
Zekrom
Kyurem - Black or White
Genesect
Xerneas
Yveltal
Hoopa - Unbound Forme

How to Join

To join the event, post in this thread with the following information:

Name: This is the name you want to be referred to during the event. In theory, it would be the same as your trainer name in game, but this is entirely up to you. It can be first and last, just first, just last, however you want to be identified.
Nickname: Optional. You may give your player a nickname.
Friend Code: This is self-explanatory.
Hometown: Pick a place in the Pokémon world. It doesn't matter if someone has already chosen it.
Theme Song: This will be used for battle videos and is also optional. Providing a link to said song will be helpful too.
Singles Only, Duos Only, or Both? (If Duos, who is your partner?):

Once you post your info, I will contact you via PM to confirm your entry. You will not be scheduled for any battles until you respond to my message.

Here is a sample, and my official entry:

Name: Alexander Alberts
Nickname: The Emerald Knight
Friend Code: 1993-7579-0707
Hometown: Celadon City
Theme Song: Hunting a Stormy Tornado by Kyungwon Lee (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... y7iYbgUuKM)
Singles Only, Duos Only, or Both? (If Duos, who is your partner?): Both, duo with Sethyas

There you have it. If there are any questions, feel free to post and ask.

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Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby Zero17 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:06 pm

I'm here.

Name: Zero
Nickname: The Pallet Town Hero
Friend Code:5300-8804-8912
Hometown: Pallet Town
Theme Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPBCWBC7cV4

Hageshii01

Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby Hageshii01 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:29 pm

My oh my, thinks are *heatig up* around here.

Name: Jeff
Nickname: "The man with a soul that burns bright!"
Friend Code: 2251-4229-2657
Hometown: Lavaridge Town
Theme Song: Blow Me Away



Do we have any sort of limitations on Pokemon or teams? Can we use whatever we want (within the rules) or will we all have to pick certain Pokemon at the start? Also are we allowed to use Showdown?

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Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby IONAurethious » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:03 pm

Hageshii01 wrote:
Do we have any sort of limitations on Pokemon or teams? Can we use whatever we want (within the rules) or will we all have to pick certain Pokemon at the start? Also are we allowed to use Showdown?


There are no limitations on teams. You may use anything that isn't banned. You may switch teams from one match to the next. It's entirely up to you.

As far as Showdown goes, I'm not a huge fan. It'll cramp the style of the battle videos somewhat too (provided I can make the recording process work). Generally, it auto-maxes IVs, which I'm not a huge fan of. At this point, I'll say no. It doesn't completely close the book on it and might be considered as a last resort if players can't connect for some reason through their 3DS. I'd just prefer people play organically, so to speak, through the medium the game was meant for.

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Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby custos » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:34 pm

I will Join also
Name: Custos
Nickname: The Wandering Knight
Friend Code: 4227-2106-9300
Hometown: Littleroot Town
Theme Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK-aTfglWCE

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Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby IONAurethious » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:14 pm

Just as a heads up, if we end up starting this thing with an odd number of people, for the first 3 weeks only, everyone is going to need to have 2 battles per week so that no one is shortchanged in their chance to earn points before a champion is crowned.

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Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby UWorlds » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:19 am

Sign me up as well. I'll edit this post later with the relevant info when I find the time, but I'm definitely interested in participating.
EDIT: Hometown/Theme Song are now provided.

Name: Steven
Nickname: UWorlds
Hometown: Cerulean City
Theme Song: http://youtu.be/iV2ZrR9WJLE?t=5m24s (link contains the place in the song I'd like it starting at)
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Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby xDactyl » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:49 am

Sounds awesome!

Name: Andy
Nickname: Dactyl
Friend Code: 1332-8994-9192
Hometown: New Bark Town
Theme Song: TBA

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Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby IONAurethious » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:38 pm

Hey guys, we're a week away from kickoff. I want to throw this out here for those of you who are interested. If you want to create a logo for yourself, feel free. No one has to. My battle video concept will involve a screen before the battle to introduce each player. Your theme song will play, and it will list things like your win/loss record and current ranking. If you have a logo, I'll throw it up there to. Totally up to you guys.

Also, and this is much more important... let's really see if we can do a full court press to get a few more people involved at the start. If AJ joins, that puts us at 7. Having at least 8 at the beginning would be nice. I know Jeff and Steven have posted about the league on Facebook, which is awesome and much appreciated. Spread the word as much as you can. The more players we have, the more diverse and fun this will be. I plan on doing another Blog/Facebook/Twitter post today.

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Re: ION Pokémon League

Postby St3lar » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:20 pm

currently debating on entering haven't had a lot of free time. that and I haven't formed good teams yet just kinda fiddled with projects a lot just for fun. like no guard golurk and golem. things that don't really win but i just like them.
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