Pokemon Tournament Sign-Ups!

Posted on Jan 03 2014


It’s 91.8 The Fan’s birthday! What better way to celebrate than with a Pokemon tournament with prizes?! Please make sure to go over the rules one more time so there’s no confusion. They are located after the jump as well as the registration forums.

Welcome to the second ever Pokemon tournament hosted by 91.8 The Fan. I am your favorite Holiday-themed host and resident Pokemon expert, Christmas. As tournament director I will be taking care of everything involving the tournament, so if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to send me a PM on the Forums. Following this introduction is a list of rules that must be followed at all times by all entrants. Please read everything, and enjoy!

Basic Rules

  • There are twenty-one unusable Pokemon as outlined by the Battle Tower/Subway/Maison rules, as well as two additional Pokemon
  • Each party will be made up of six individual Pokemon. No duplicates allowed!
  • All Pokemon are to be auto-leveled to 50

Moves and abilities

  • Absolutely no one-hit KO moves allowed (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold)
  • Moves that alter evasion/accuracy are banned. These include but are not limited to: Sand-Attack, Smokescreen, Mud Slap, Minimize and Double Team. In addition, Pokemon with the Moody ability are not allowed. Please make sure that if you use Remoraid, Octillery, Smearagle, Snorunt, Glalie, Bidoof or Bibarel that they do not have the Moody ability


  • All hold items are allowed, except for BrightPowder
  • Each Pokemon may hold an individual item. No two Pokemon may hold the same item. You can hold multiple Mega Stones on the same team to confuse your opponent

Tournament System

  • Tournament is open to all of the sixth generation games
  • Tournament will be done in a double elimination bracket
  • All first round match-ups will be decided completely at random
  • All battles are single battles
  • Tournament will begin on January 19th and end on January 26th (or whenever the final match has concluded). This is to ensure ample time for all matches depending on the number of entrants


  • Registration will be open today! Please do so in the forum linked at the bottom of this post.
  • Registration is open to any members of the 91.8 community who have signed up on the forums. This includes all staff members!

Battle Conclusion

  • At the end of each battle, the winner is to send a Personal Message to the Tournament Director stating that the outcome of the match. This Personal Message will be forwarded to the loser who must reply saying they accept, thus making the match officially concluded. If you feel there may be a dispute, feel free to take a picture of the result screen for confirmation. Anyone caught lying about match results will be immediately disqualified and banned from any future events like this.
  • Each round will have a set date and time in which it MUST be completed. If the match is not completed on time, the offending member will be subject to disqualification.

Banned Pokemon
The following list of Pokemon may not be used in the tournament. We know that not everyone has access to these Pokemon due to the delay of Pokemon Bank, but we just want to be super sure.

  • Mewtwo
  • Mew
  • Lugia
  • Ho-oh
  • Celebi
  • Kyogre
  • Groudon
  • Rayquaza
  • Jirachi
  • Deoxys
  • Dialga
  • Palkia
  • Giratina
  • Phione
  • Manaphy
  • Darkrai
  • Shaymin
  • Arceus
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zygarde
  • Wynaut
  • Wobuffet

Please note: Any member who breaks the tournament rules, or rules of the forums will be subject to removal of the tournament without warning. These rules will be enforced with a zero-tolerance, no excuse policy.

And there you have it, Fanatics! A full list of rules you are encouraged to review and know upon registering for the tournament. But while you’re doing that, why not check out these suggestions I’ve put together for you before you embark on your quest for victory.

  1. Know your Pokemon! Use a team with variety so you can compete with the many different types throughout the Tournament
  2. Test your wi-fi connection beforehand! This is an important one, because if you cannot connect to your opponent, you will have to be removed from the Tournament!
  3. If you feel a member has broken any of the rules, please send me a Personal Message including all the details you have regarding the issue and it will be dealt with accordingly.
  4. Have fun! Don’t be a sore loser. Even if you lose, congratulate your opponent on the win! It’s a friendly tournament that we are all meant to enjoy!

Well Fanatics, that’s all I’ve got for you! Now that you’ve reached this point, you are all ready to pit your Pokemon against other Pokemon in a battle for the ages! I wish you luck in your quest to become champion!

Good luck and have fun!


  • Is there a prize?

I’m glad you asked! There will be prizes for the top three places!

  1. 1st place will get a custom bead sprite, made by Elk, on a size scale up to $30, as well as a $20 gift card for SharkRobot, Amazon or RightStuf. For sizing reference for beadsprites, please visit out store.
  2. 2nd place will also get a bead sprite, limited to a Pokemon of your choice out of the 718 that exist, on a size scale of up to $10. Again, for sizing reference, please visit out store.
  3. 3rd place will get a 91.8 The Fan brand shirt of their choice. You can see our variety of shirts in the store.
  • What does Double Elimination mean?

Double Elimination means that if you lose your match-up in the first bracket, you have another chance in the loser’s bracket! The winner of the loser’s bracket will have a chance to face the top two people in the winner’s bracket to be the very best.

  • Who came up with these rules?

I totally just copied the rules from the last tournament and tweaked them a little bit for the new format.

  • Can my friend join?

If you have a friend who would enjoy all of the beneficial, fun and exciting features we offer here at 91.8 The Fan, tell them to come join up! Have them introduce themselves and have them contribute positively to the community, and they are free to join us!

Please signup for the tournament here after you have read and fully understood the rules. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to comment below. We hope everyone has fun!

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  • Kanashimi January 3, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Happy birthday, 91.8 The Fan!

    • Shidohari January 3, 2014 at 8:31 PM


  • Shidohari January 3, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I haven’t decided that I will join yet, but due to the fact that I have two jobs, there may be some difficulty with me competing at a time that you designate. also with me being in eastern time zone are the battles going to be set to station time or our local time zones.

    Also if an pokemon knows a move like agility, as long as we don’t use the move ITSELF in the competition can we still use the pokemon that has the move in the competition.

    Personal note…I will get slaughtered…but I had to ask these questions…Kana and Nerd both think I should join the tournament.

    • christmas4477 January 4, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      There will be a set amount of time each round must be completed. If you can’t match with your opponent by the time the round ends, you will be subject to elimination.

      In terms of moves, you can use any move except for the 5 listed above. We won’t be doing any checks beforehand, but if you are caught using any of the banned moves you will also be subject to disqualification

      • Shidohari January 4, 2014 at 4:37 PM

        Thank you very much…and I just wanted to make sure I covered those two questions because of my two jobs. I will take that into consideration and let you know by the end of this week or next week as the tournament doesn’t start until January 19th on the Monday two weeks from this one.

  • […] Sincerely, Jackie “Kanashimi” Florian P.S. We went old-school this year and went with a Pokemon tournament (like our first birthday!), but we expect several other give-aways this month and next as well! […]

  • Team January 6, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    WHY is my 3ds broken at a time like this

  • Nirvash_Redemption January 6, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    I’m pretty down for this. Is there a list of dates when this will take place?

  • Nirvash_Redemption January 6, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    And what’s the stance on EV trained pokemon?

  • christmas4477 January 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    The matches will take place from the 19th to the 26th or when all matches are complete. EV trained Pokemon are welcome and encouraged

  • dbull620 January 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Just curious because I know a number of places ban them, but is Speed Boost Blaziken (and subsequently Mega Blaziken) legal in this tournament?

    • christmas4477 January 7, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      We are open to all Blaziken, Gengar and Kangaskan

  • Semosh January 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    I cant wait for this! Good luck to everyone.

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