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Gym Rules
(Note: Rules apply to both Gym Leaders & Challengers unless stated otherwise.)
Format: National Dex OU

• Always follow /rules.
• No revives & potions allowed.
• Maximum of 1 Legendary/Mythic/Ultra Beast Pokemon
• Legendary Pokemon are not allowed IF the Leader is not using a Legend (Make sure to check if the [L] in /gyms is green or red, red means no legend.)
• No using FEAR tactics or any variations of FEAR. (FEAR Explanation)
• No PP Stalling or variations of PP Stalling.
• Your Pokemon must not have a nickname. (Colored nicknames are allowed as long as it includes the pokemons name)
• Follow Pokemon Limits [3 for Singles displayed in /gyms].
• You cannot use the following moves: Clangorous Soul, Destiny Bond, Shell Smash, Skill Swap, Sonic Boom, Steel Beam, Z-Hypnosis & Z-Sleep Powder.
• You may not use any Pokémon that's banned from the National Dex meta. [Click here to see the National Dex format]
• Pokémon from the Hisui region are allowed in the gyms. (Click Here)
• You cannot use Pokémon 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].
• 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.

Elite4 Rules
(Note: Rules apply to both Gym Leaders & Challengers unless stated otherwise.)
Format: National Dex Uber
• Always follow /rules
• Revives and healing items are not allowed
• Follow Pokémon Limits [6v6 for both the Elite 4 and Champion.]
• No duplicate Pokémon [Pokémon with the same Pokédex ID]
• Your Pokémon must not have a nickname. (Colored nicknames are allowed as long as it includes the Pokémon's name)
• No Mega Rayquaza, Zacian, Zacian-Crowned, Calyrex-Shadow Rider, Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre
• Pokémon from the Hisui region are allowed in the gyms. (Click Here)
• 1 Mega & 1 Legendary allowed [Mega Legends & Ultra Necrozma count for both slots]
• 1 Ultra Beast allowed
• No using FEAR tactics or any variations of FEAR. (FEAR Explanation)
• The following moves are banned: Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, Sheer Cold, Fishous Rend and Bolt Beak
• Elite Four Leaders may only use Pokémon whose original form aligns with the gyms type
• Challengers must ALWAYS start the battle with their Pokémon thrown out first
• If your opponent disconnects unexpectedly during battle, wait a few minutes and do not heal or alter your Pokémon. If they rejoin, resume the battle from where you were
• Challengers MAY NOT "borrow" another person's team for the sole purpose of defeating a leader. You must train your own Pokémon with your own move sets and strategies. If you’ve purchased a Pokémon in a trade, you may still challenge a leader as long as it follows the previous rules. Elite Four Leaders may still disqualify you if they feel you’re using a Pokémon/team that’s not yours. For example, if you’re using the same team & strategy that an Elite Four Leader lost to the previous day, they may see fit to disqualify you.
• Regardless of if the leader is using a legendary or not, challengers will always be allowed to use a legendary, if they desire.
• Raise to cap will not be used in Elite Four/Champion battles.
• Both Leader and Challenger must have a mega band equipped during battle.
• You must follow the following clauses in all battles: Species, Endless Battle, Sleep, Evasion, OHKO, Dynamax, Moody, Item and Baton Pass.
• There are only 3 E4 slots available per E4 Gym.
• E4 leaders teams must include at least 2 of each dual-type, the final 2 Pokémon can be either typing.
Staff Only Clause: There can only be 1 Staff Member per E4 Gym.
Leader Only Clause: You may only apply for one Elite4 spot.

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.
• Gym Leaders will now be allowed to apply with 1 back-up Pokémon that they'll be able to swap around with the other 3 Pokémon being used.

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.
• Gym Leaders will be given access to /gymleaderrewards, 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
 
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nobuddy

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[11/03/2022 - Rule additions]
- Added the Elite4 rules
- Added the rule: The following Ultra Beasts will now be considered "legends" and may not be used if the leader is not using a legend themselves: Naganadel & Pheromosa.
- Added the rule: Gym Leaders will now be allowed to apply with 1 back-up Pokémon that they'll be able to swap around with the other 3 Pokémon being used.
- Edited the following rule: You cannot use the following moves: Clangorous Soul, Destiny Bond, Dragon Rage, Shell Smash, Skill Swap, Sonic Boom, Steel Beam, Z-Hypnosis. (Dragon Rage is now allowed, Z-Sleep Powder is no longer allowed.)
 

nobuddy

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[12/03/2022 - Rule Changes]
- Swapped from National Dex Uber to National Dex OU in the monotype gyms (first 18 gyms), make sure to check the ban list to see what is and isn't allowed!
 

nobuddy

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[01/18/2023 - Rule additions]
- Pokémon from the Hisui region are now allowed in the gyms, find the list of Pokémon here.
(We're aware not every Pokemon from the Hisui region are implemented into the game yet, however when they are, the rest will also be allowed.)
 
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