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How do you make up your own Pok��mon tournament?

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To create a Pok��mon tournament, create a tournament bracket in a desired format, as well as the set of competitive rules that all participants must follow for a fair experience. Some resources, such as those found on Smogon.com, explain some competitive tournament rules that are commonly used.

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A Pok��mon tournament benefits from having access to willing participants, as well as an organizer and a well-written set of rules. Some of the rules involved help keep battles even and fair, and keep battles from seeming too luck-based. Commonly used rules in Wi-Fi battles include the Sleep, Frozen and Item clauses, which limit the number of Pok��mon that may be asleep, frozen or holding a given item, respectively.

Pok��mon tournaments may be structured strictly, using a list of tiers to decide which Pok��mon are valid for use during the tournament. An example of one of these tiers is the Uber tier, which includes Pok��mon and strategies considered too powerful for use in other forms of play. OverUsed is the next tier down, which limits as few Pokemon as possible and is determined by the usage of given Pok��mon during most matches. OverUsed does not imply the Pok��mon allowed in it are ranked in a certain range of power, as this is a subjective category, and instead relies entirely on how popular certain Pok��mon and strategies are.

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