2019 Tournament Rules

Registration:

We allow for a one hour window at the beginning of every tournament event for you to register your team and pay your entry fee. This consists of writing out your entire team, their moves, and items to insure no changes happen during the event.

You may pre-register your team ahead of time by email to: Contact@phillypokemon.com. The deadline for this is 12pm on the day of the event. If you do so please put the name of the tournament, such as COMMANDER, in the subject line. Although, you will still be required to pay the entry fee to finalize your spot.

All tournament fees are used as prize support and to fund future league events.

Tournament Points:

Each Season each tournament will allow you to gain tournament points. These points are cumulative and can be viewed in the Rankings section along with your current win/loss record. At the end of the 2019 Season we will crown the 2019 Champion to whomever has the highest points!

Rules for all tournaments unless otherwise stated:

Endless Battle Clause: There are some combos that can cause endless loops such as Leppa Berry + Recycle +Heal Pulse. ALL FORMS OF ENDLESS LOOPS ARE BANNED.

Species Clause: You may not have two of the same Pokèmon on your team. Pokèmon such as Rotom have several variants  although they share the same National Dex number you may use more than one of Pokèmon such as this if they are not the same variant. This variant exception will also apply to Aloha Forms in Sun and Moon. 

Item Clause: You may not have two or more Pokèmon with the same item on your team. 

Evasion Clause: A player cannot increase their Pokémon's evasion stat with a move that specifically increases evasion. Items or indirect boosts do not break this clause.

One Hit KO Clause: You may not use any move that may result in a one hit KO such as: Fissure, Horn Drill, Sheer Cold, and Guillotine. 

Sleep Clause: You may only willingly put two enemy Pokèmon to sleep at any one time.

Legendary Pokèmon Clause: You may not use any Legendary Pokèmon. A complete list can be found HERE. In addition Ash-Greninja counts as a Legendary Pokèmon.

Fair Fight Clause: You may not use the internet or receive aid from another player during or before any match, however you may use a blank sheet of paper and a writing utensil. 

Mono-Type Doubles

This tournament you will be restricted to build Mono-Type team of 6 Pokemon. This will be a 4 v 4 Doubles Double Elimination Tournament. That means bring 6 pick 4.

Entry Fee: 5 dollars cash

BAN LIST FOR MONO-TYPE DOUBLES: Snorlax, and the items Gengarite, Kommonium Z, Mimikium Z, and Lycanium Z. We will also be banning: Enigma Berry, Micle Berry, Custap Berry, Jaboca Berry, and Rowap Berry due to its close release (only in Japan) to the tournament.

Sleep Clause is changed to only ONE Pokemon.

Season Points for this Tournament:

1 point for signing up. 3 points for RO16 placement. 5 points for RO8 placement. 7 points for RO4 placement. 8 points for 2nd place. 10 points for 1st place the win.

Best sportsman is worth an extra 3 points.

CommandER

This tournament will be a 6 v 6 Singles Double Elimination Tournament…with a twist.

You must designate one of your 6 Pokemon to be your Commander. All other Pokemon on your team must follow your Commanders typing. This can be either it’s primary typing or secondary typing or a mix.

Your Commander may also be a legendary Pokemon or possess a mega stone. However, no other Pokemon on your team may.

Entry Fee: 5 dollars cash

BAN LIST FOR COMMANDER:

Banned Pokemon: Arceus, Zygarde-Complete, and Marshadow.

Banned Items: Red Orb, Blue Orb, Mewtwonite Y, Mewtwonite X, Latiosite, Latiasite, Diancite, and Necrozoium-Z.

Banned Moves: Dragon Ascent

Mega Commander Typing Clause: If your Commander changes typings when it mega evolves and you are equipped with its mega stone your team must follow the mega evolution’s typing for team construction. In addition, if this is the case you must mega evolve at the earliest opportunity.

Season Points for this Tournament:

2 points for signing up. 5 points for RO16. 7 for RO8. 9 for RO4. 12 for 2nd place. 15 for the Win.

Best sportsman is worth an extra 3 points.

halloween Finale

This tournament will be a return of our annual 6 v 6 Singles Double Elimination Tournament.

Entry Fee: 10 dollars cash

BAN LIST FOR HALLOWEEN FINALE: Lucarionite, Gengarite, Blazakinite, Metagrossite, Salamencite, Kommonium Z, Mimikium Z, and Lycanium Z.

Season Points for this Tournament:

3 points for signing up. 6 points for RO16. 10 points for RO8. 14 for RO4. 16 for 2nd place. 20 for the Win.

Best sportsman is worth an extra 3 points.

At the end of this tournament we will also announce the Tournament Champion of the 2019 Season to whomever has the highest point total. If there is a tie it will be decided by win/loss ratio.