PokeDash Gym Rules

Gym Rules

Rules apply to both Gym Leaders & Challengers unless stated otherwise.

  • Always follow /rules.
  • No revives & 3 potions maximum.
  • 3 healing items maximum [Only 1 of which may be a full restore].
  • No using FEAR tactics or any variations of FEAR.
  • No PP Stalling or variations of PP Stalling.
  • Your Pokemon must not have a nickname.
  • Follow Pokemon Limits [3 for Singles, 4 for Doubles also displayed in /gyms].
  • Pokemon must be level locked at all times.
  • You cannot use the following moves: Clangorous Soul, Destiny Bond, Dragon Rage, Shell Smash, Sonic Boom, Steel Beam or Z-Hypnosis.
  • You may not use any Pokemon which is banned from the National Dex meta. [Click here to see a list of restrictions].
  • You cannot use Pokemon with the following abilities: Arena Trap, Moody, Power Construct or Shadow Tag.
  • You cannot use any Pokemon that does not have their ability coded. [Ask Staff if unsure].
  • You must follow the following clauses in all battles: Baton Pass, Dynamax, Endless Battle, Evasion, Item, Moody, OHKO, Sleep, Species [For more info Click Here].
  • You must follow the following clauses in doubles battles: Gravity Sleep.
  • Battle Rules should always be used to raise the level of Challengers Pokemon under the level cap, they may also be used if the Challengers Pokemon is over levelled by a maximum of 2 levels.
  • If the opponent (Challenger or Leader) disconnects unexpectedly during the battle, wait at least a minute, do not heal or alter your Pokemon. If they rejoin, resume where the battle ended.

Challenger Exclusive Rules:

  • You must always throw out your Pokemon before the leader.
  • You must always start with the Pokemon you throw out.
  • You may not borrow Pokemon from other players in order to challenge gyms, they must be your own Pokemon, that you have trained with your ideas. If you’ve purchased a pokemon in a trade you may still challenge a gym as long as it follows the previous rules. Gym Leaders may still disqualify you if they feel you’re using a Pokemon/team that’s not yours. For example if you’re using the same team & strategy that a Gym Leader lost to the previous day, they may see fit to disqualify you.
  • You may not disclose any Gym Leader teams or counters/strategies in order to beat specific Gym Leaders/Gyms.

Leader Exclusive Rules:

  • You may only use Pokemon that align with your gym type.
  • Your Pokemon should be the exact level of the gym cap.
  • If a Challenger's Pokemon levels up during battle they should be disqualified as they break the following rule: Pokemon must be level locked at all times.

Elite Four Rules

Rules apply to both Gym Leaders & Challengers unless stated otherwise.

  • Always follow /rules.
  • No revives & 3 potions maximum.
  • 3 healing items maximum [Only 1 of which may be a full restore].
  • No using FEAR tactics or any variations of FEAR.
  • No PP Stalling or variations of PP Stalling.
  • Your Pokemon must not have a nickname.
  • You must use 6 Pokemon during each battle and all Pokemon should be level 100 [Battle Rules will not be used to raise them if they are lower].
  • You cannot use the following moves: Clangorous Soul, Destiny Bond, Dragon Rage, Shell Smash, Sonic Boom, Steel Beam or Z-Hypnosis.
  • You may use only 1 Pokemon from the ban list of the National Dex meta. [Click here to view the full list].
  • You cannot use Pokemon with the following abilities: Arena Trap, Moody or Shadow Tag.
  • You cannot use any Pokemon that does not have their ability coded. [Ask Staff if unsure].
  • You must follow the following clauses in all battles: Baton Pass, Endless Battle, Evasion, Item, Moody, OHKO, Sleep, Species [For more info Click Here].
  • You must follow the following clauses in the E4 Fairy & Psychic: Gravity Sleep.
  • You must follow the following clauses in the E4 Water & Ground: Mega Clause. [You must have obtained your own Dynamax band, you can only Dynamax one Pokemon per battle and it may not be the restricted Pokemon, you may not Mega Evolve in this gym].
  • If the opponent (Challenger or Leader) disconnects unexpectedly during the battle, wait at least a minute, do not heal or alter your Pokemon. If they rejoin, resume where the battle ended.

Challenger Exclusive Rules:

  • You must use the same throughout the whole Elite 4, you can only change your Pokemon if you have an available change. You start the Elite 4 with one change, and can unlock another 4 by beating each Elite 4 type. If you have no changes you may not change the Pokemon in your team.
  • You must always throw out your Pokemon before the leader.
  • You must always start with the Pokemon you throw out.
  • You may not borrow Pokemon from other players in order to challenge gyms, they must be your own Pokemon, that you have trained with your ideas. If you’ve purchased a pokemon in a trade you may still challenge a gym as long as it follows the previous rules. E4 Leaders may still disqualify you if they feel you’re using a Pokemon/team that’s not yours. For example if you’re using the same team & strategy that an E4 Leader lost to the previous day, they may see fit to disqualify you.
  • You may not disclose any E4 Leader teams or counters/strategies in order to beat specific E4 Leaders/Types.

Leader Exclusive Rules:

  • You may only use Pokemon that align with your gym type.
  • Leaders are expected to set all Clauses before the battle/know the unofficial clauses such as "Mega Clause."
  • Team Preview must be used if the Challenger has not challenged any of the other E4s and their team must be recorded in order to ensure they use the same team.

Gym Leader Info

Gym Leader Guidelines:

  • Always be nice & welcoming to Challengers of your Gym.
  • Your Pokemon must be correctly IV & EV trained.
  • You're only allowed to reject a Challenger with a good reason, ask a Staff Member if you are unsure. If you apply for a Gym Leader position, you're responsible for accepting battles.
  • You may not frequently AFK as it detracts from everyone's experience.
  • Upon two weeks of inactivity, your Gym Leader status will be revoked. If Staff Members are notified beforehand, an extra two weeks of grace period may be granted.
  • If you want to discuss a Gym Leader's application, please be constructive and only comment on their Pokémon team. Let character and behaviour be determined by Staff.
  • Gym Leaders will be given access to /gymleaderrrewards, which gives rewards depending on how many battles you have completed.

Gym Leader Commands:

  • /leader accept - accepts the most recent battle request
  • /leader deny - denies the most recent battle request
  • /leader give - gives your most recent opponent their badge
  • /leader won - marks the most recent battle as a win (to track your win/loss stats)
  • /leader stats - view your win/loss ratio for each gym you're a leader of