PokéClub's Gym Rules

Gym Rules:

  • Always follow /rules (don't be disrespectful/censored words)
  • No duplicate Pokémon (same pokedex ID)
  • No Revive Items & 1 Healing Potion & 1 Status Potion
    Healing: Full Restore/Max/Hyper etc
    Status: Full heal/Ice heal/etc
  • 3 Pokémon max, party should not have more than the gym requires [Ice & Normal are doubles, so 4 Pokémon max]
  • Challengers may only use a Legendary/Mythical pokemon if the gym leader is using one (indicated by a green [L] next to the gym leader's name in /gyms)
  • Both users can only have 1 Ultra Beast in their team
  • Pokémon should be level locked at all times
  • Banned Moves: Dragon Rage, Sonic Boom, Swagger, Shell Smash, Destiny Bond, Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, and Sheer Cold
  • Banned Ability(s): Gorilla Tactics
  • Banned Pokemon: Arceus, Mega Rayquaza, Ultra Necrozma
  • Gym Leaders may only use Pokémon whose original form aligns with their gym type, challengers can use any Pokémon as long as it follows the other rules
  • If your opponent disconnects unexpectedly mid-battle, you can either restart or decide who would have won. If the disconnected takes longer than 2 minutes to come back the other party wins
  • Challengers MAY NOT "borrow" another player's team for the purpose of battling the gym. You must train your own Pokémon with your own strategies. You can purchase Pokémon from other user's, but gym leaders may still disqualify you if they feel you're using someone else's team. [Gym leader lost to the same Pokémon the previous day]
  • Challengers must start with the Pokémon they throw out at the beginning
  • Clauses recommended to use: Evasion, Item, Sleep, Swagger, OHKO
  • Users are NOT allowed to discuss a leader's team or how to beat the gym team, including details such as best counters
  • No Dynamaxing in gyms

Elite 4 Rules:

  • Challengers are required to have all 18 badges
  • The first team used to challenge the E4 MUST be used throughout the rest of the E4 until you win or lose (this will be monitored), although after beating an E4 leader you may swap out 1 Pokémon from your party if you'd like (only 1 swap per battle, can't re-challenge to swap out more)
  • 1 Max Potion can be used per battle
  • You are required to have 6 Pokémon in your team
  • No duplicate Pokémon (same pokedex ID)
  • No using Pokémon that have incomplete abilities
  • Banned Pokémon: Mega Rayquaza, Ultra Necrozma, Primal Groudon
  • Limits: 1 Mega, 1 Legend, 1 Ultra Beast (Primal Kyogre counts as a Mega & Legend)
  • Challengers can still use a mega, a legend, and an ultra beast even if the E4 member doesn't have one
  • No using FEAR tactics, or variations of FEAR
  • No PP Stalling, or variations of PP Stalling (ex: using healing moves a bunch)
  • E4 Members may only use Pokémon whose original form aligns with the E4 type
  • Clauses: OHKO, Sleep, Moody, Evasion, Endless, Swagger
  • Extra Banned Moves: Destiny Bond, Beat Up
  • Challengers must start with the Pokémon they throw out at the beginning
  • If your opponent disconnects unexpectedly mid-battle, you can either restart or decide who would have won. If the disconnected takes longer than 2 minutes to come back the other party wins
  • Borrowing a Pokémon to attempt beating the E4 will result in a 1 month temp-ban from E4 challenging
  • Users are NOT allowed to discuss an E4's team or how to beat the E4 team, including details such as best counters, discussing a team may result in a week or longer temp-ban from challenging
  • If a user has an Arceus in their team, they aren't permitted to change the held item between battles
  • If you lose an E4 member, you must challenge all E4 again to battle the Champion, with a 24h cooldown if you lose.
  • Currently no dynamaxing until we can fix issue with mega & dynamax

Elite 4 Member Policies:

  • 12+ playtime/weekly to be a member
  • Time zone can be a factor  (ex: we don't plan to have 2 North Americans in Grass/Fairy)
  • E4 members need to be a leader of 1 of the types they apply for
  • E4 members can't become Champion
  • E4 members can't change their teams, if you want to change something you need to wait 1 week after approval
  • If an E4 member is away for longer than 2 weeks they can be demoted

Champion Policies:

  • There will be 2 Champions, one that is a temp that changes, and one that is perm that doesn't change
  • When a temp Champion is defeated, the person who defeated them can become the new temp Champion, but they must use the team they won with
  • If the Champion goes inactive for 10 days, they can be demoted (no time-away)
  • If there is no temp Champion, whoever beats the E4 first can become the temp Champion