The full and complete guide to Pokemon Battle Formats

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  1. mysterioustrainer

    mysterioustrainer New Member

    At this time there are many formats for playing the Pokemon Game Boy Games. This guide explains all of the rules for each format and which Pokemon are allowed. These are taken from games like Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2, Pokemon Crystal, Ruby and Sapphire, and offical tournaments operated by Nintendo. There really is no other guide like this so I hope this helps trainers make great teams.

    First to set things up, there are two ways to play the game: Closed Viewing, Open Viewing. Closed Viewing is traditional play where you don't know your opponent's pokemon in any way before a match. Open viewing is common in the stadium games and this is where you see your opponent's pokemon and their level before play and decide which pokemon you are going to send out and in what order.

    Next Rules Catagories: These rules are given by several guidelines to maintain tough competition and fair play to players.

    PokeCup (open viewing)
    The team of pokemon must be between levels 50-55 and there must be at least one combination of three of the six pokemon that doesn't exceed the combined level of 155.
    At the start of each battle each player selects three pokemon to send out (based on information of opponent's team).
    Mew, Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Groudon, Kyroge, Rayquaza, Jirachi, and Deoxys are banned from this competition.
    Each pokemon must be a different pokemon (Can't have six mightyena's in a team.
    No two pokemon can hold the same item.
    It is illegal to put more than one pokemon asleep or frozen during a battle.
    If you use Selfdestruct or Explosion with your last pokemon to knock out the opponent's last Pokemon, you lose.

    PrimeCup (open viewing)
    The team of pokemon can be any level.
    At the start of each battle each player selects three pokemon to send out (based on information of opponent's team).
    No pokemon are banned from this competition.
    Each pokemon must be a different pokemon (Can't have six mightyena's in a team.
    No two pokemon can hold the same item.
    It is illegal to put more than one pokemon asleep or frozen during a battle.
    If you use Selfdestruct or Explosion with your last pokemon to knock out the opponent's last Pokemon, you lose.

    PikaCup (open viewing)
    The team of pokemon must be between levels 15-20 and there must be at least one combination of three of the six pokemon that doesn't exceed the combined level of 50.
    At the start of each battle each player selects three pokemon to send out (based on information of opponent's team).
    Pokemon banned from the Pokecup are also banned from this competition.
    Each pokemon must be a different pokemon (Can't have six mightyena's in a team.
    No two pokemon can hold the same item.
    It is illegal to put more than one pokemon asleep or frozen during a battle.
    If you use Selfdestruct or Explosion with your last pokemon to knock out the opponent's last Pokemon, you lose.

    PetitCup (open viewing)
    The team of pokemon must be between levels 25-30 and there must be at least one combination of three of the six pokemon that doesn't exceed the combined level of 80.
    Each pokemon must be a Pokemon that is un-evolved (a.k.a Basic Pokemon) and is capable for evolution. Also a Pokemon must be 6'8" or less and weighs 44 lbs or less. Check your pokedex for qualifing Pokemon.
    At the start of each battle each player selects three pokemon to send out (based on information of opponent's team).
    Pokemon banned from the Pokecup is also banned from this competition.
    Each pokemon must be a different pokemon (Can't have six mightyena's in a team.
    No two pokemon can hold the same item.
    It is illegal to put more than one pokemon asleep or frozen during a battle.
    If you use Selfdestruct or Explosion with your last pokemon to knock out the opponent's last Pokemon, you lose.

    Free Battle (open viewing)
    You may use one two six Pokemon and any Pokemon can be any level. Also you may use the same Pokemon two or more times in a team. Same goes for items.
    It is illegal to put more than one pokemon asleep or frozen during a battle.
    If you use Selfdestruct or Explosion with your last pokemon to knock out the opponent's last Pokemon, you lose.

    Free Battle (closed viewing)
    Basically this is just your traditional play, open to anything you can stuff with six pokemon. No Battle rules.

    Battle Tower (closed viewing)
    In Battle Tower you can only use three pokemon altogther.
    You can only use pokemon that matches or is lower than the level specified.
    No two Pokemon the same
    No two items the same
    Pokemon banned in the Pokecup are also banned in link battles using this format unless the level is 100

    Ways to play:
    One-on-one two player (all versions)
    Each player sends out one pokemon at a time to battle with.

    Two-on-two two-four player (ruby and sapphire, Free Battle only)
    If there is a team then they can only have three pokemon but send out two pokemon amongst themselves at a time. If there is one player then he sends two pokemon from his full 6 pokemon team

    One on one three-four player (Stadium 1 and 2) aka Tag Team
    Teams of two has three pokemon per player while one players have six. Send out one pokemon amongst the teams at all times.

    Well that is it. So now you know many wonderful ways to play the game. But what fun formats can you think up of?
     

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