Conducting a Battle

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What Constitutes an Attack?
General Rules for Attacks
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Making a Challenge

To make a challenge for a battle or to see what open challenges are available check the Open Challenges thread in the forum. To post a challenge in this thread, it MUST be of this format:

Double Battle (optional)
Hidden Squad (optional)
Realistic / Slapstick Rules
Return = OK / KO

X is the number of Pokemon that will battle on each players side.

If you want the match to be a Double Battle, then put Double Battle in the challenge.

If you want the Pokémon squads hidden from the competitors, place Hidden Squad in the challenge. In a Hidden Squad match, both trainers' will PM their squad team of 6 Pokémon to the Referee before the battle commences.

DQ is the amount of time that a trainer has to post a battle move, usually in hours. If it is a trainer's turn and they do not post their Pokémon attack in the allotted time, the referee will post in the thread and acknowledge them disqualified and that trainer will lose the battle. You can choose to have NO DQ if you wish. For a trainer to earn victory in a DQ match, the match has to go at least 5 rounds.

In Realistic matches, there is a possible chance that a Pokémon in battle may suffer an serious injury (broken bones, sprained knees, torn muscles, etc.) that will cause that Pokémon to have to sit out a certain number of Trainer matches in the Pokémon Center. In Slapstick Matches, a Pokémon although hurt badly, there will be no need for a Pokémon Center, that Pokémon will be able to fight in its next match.

Return = OK means that switching is allowed during a Pokémon match. Return = KO, on the other hand, permits that Pokémon that was returned from re-entering the same match.

A Trainer may make more than one challenge at a time, and you may participate in more than one active battle. However, the total number of those challenges and current battles that a Trainer is involved with must not exceed four, with at least 1 of those battles being on each board.

Responding to a Challenge

To respond to a challenge made, reply to that post saying that you accept the battle and then post the challenge in the Referee Queue. In the post you will make in the Referee's Queue, it has to be of this format:

Trainer A vs. Trainer B
Battle Options

Where Trainer A is you (one who replied to the challenge) and Trainer B is the person who initially made the challenge. The Battle Options will be the rules of the match set forth by Trainer B. All you have to do then is wait for a referee to pick up your match. Once a referee picks up your match and the battle thread is posted for your upcoming battle, you can delete your post in the Referee Queue

Posting a Battle Thread

If you are a referee and you see a battle in the Referee Queue you want to officiate over, reply to that post saying you'll pick that match up. After that you must create a thread with the following title:

(UPN/SPP) PASBL: Trainer A vs. Trainer B: X-on-X (Double Battle, Realistic)

Where UPN or SPP ( is the forum the battle takes place, and Double Battle and Realistic must be displayed if the battle to take place has those options in it.

Your first post will need to have the battle rules and the arena where the battle will take place in it. There is a gigantic list of Arenas available to choose from in the Arenas section.

Trainers, make sure you have 6 Pokémon in your squad when you go to battle.

The order of attacks is as follows (for those competing in Hidden Squad matches, ignore the italic text):

- Trainer B displays his/her squad of 6 Pokémon and states their Trainer Level
- Trainer A displays his/her squad of 6 Pokémon, states their Trainer Level, and sends out a Pokémon
- Trainer B sends out a Pokémon and orders an attack
- Trainer A orders an attack
- Referee refs the battle, and then battle order switches
- Trainer A orders an attack
- Trainer B orders an attack
- Referee refs
and so on.

If a Trainer's Pokemon gets KO'ed after a reffing then:

- That Trainer sends out another Pokémon and orders an attack
- The other Trainer orders an attack
- Referee refs
and so on.

If both Trainer's Pokémon are KO'ed in the same reffing round then:

- The last trainer who attacked (Trainer 2) sends out another Pokémon
- The other trainer (Trainer 1) sends out another Pokémon and orders an attack
- Trainer 2 orders an attack
- Referee refs
and so on.

Attack Commands

As a Trainer, you are allowed 1- and 2- attack combos during your turn to battle. You must issue at least one 1-attack move for every three attack orders you perform. You are also allowed one or two 3-attack combos during the battle, depending on the size of the match. You are allowed only 1 3-attack combos in a 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 match and you are allowed 2 3-attack combos in 5-on-5 and 6-on-6 matches. You are not permitted to use 3-attack combos in 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 matches.

Conclusion of Battle

Once a trainer is out of Pokémon to battle with, the match is over. Both trainers should show sportsmanship on the battle that took place and to thank the referee that officiated the match. Referees, what I need for you to do is to post the results of the battle in the Battle Results thread in the Statistics forum. Provide a link to the match in your post as well as the Battle Rules, and the Trainer Level of both trainers. If there was a DQ or a tie, state that in your post along with the number of KO's for the winning/tying trainer(s).