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PokéDash Gym Rules

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Gym Rules
Rules apply to both Gym Leaders & Challengers unless stated otherwise.


* You may not use any Pokemon which is banned from the National Dex meta. [ Click here to see a list of restrictions
[https://www.smogon.com/dex/ss/formats/national-dex/]].
* You must follow the Pokemon Limits [3 for Gyms with a level cap below 100, 4 for Gyms with a level cap of 100, also displayed in /gyms].
* You cannot use the following moves: Baton Pass, Destiny Bond, Dragon Rage and Endeavor.
* You cannot use Pokemon with the following abilities: Arena Trap, Moody, Power Construct or Shadow Tag.
* You must follow the following clauses in all battles: Bag, Evasion, Item, OHKO, Sleep, Species [For more info Click Here [https://www.smogon.com/ss/articles/clauses]].
* Battle Rules should always be used to raise the level of Challengers Pokemon under the level cap, they may also be used if the Challengers Pokemon is over levelled by a maximum of 2 levels.

Challenger Exclusive Rules:
* You must always throw out your Pokémon before the leader and start with the same Pokémon.
* You may not borrow Pokémon from other players in order to challenge gyms, they must be your own Pokémon, that you have trained with your ideas. If you’ve purchased a Pokémon 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 Pokémon/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.
* In Gyms that require 4 Pokemon, Pokemon must be divided into 2 from each type. If a Pokemon has both types of that gyms, it is your choice which type to count it in to
* Your Pokemon should be the exact level of the gym cap.

Elite Four Rules
Rules apply to both Gym Leaders & Challengers unless stated otherwise.

* You may use only 1 Pokemon from the Ubers list of the National Dex meta. Zacian, Zacian-Crowned and Mega Rayquaza are the only Pokemon banned from Ubers, meaning they are still not allowed. [ Click here to view the full list [https://www.smogon.com/dex/ss/formats/national-dex/]].
* You must use 6 Pokemon during each battle and all Pokemon should be level 100
[Battle Rules will not be used to raise them if they are lower].
* You cannot use the following moves: Destiny Bond and Aurora Veil.
* You cannot use Pokemon with the following abilities: Arena Trap, Moody or Shadow Tag.
* You must follow the following clauses in all battles: Bag, Baton Pass, Evasion, Item, OHKO, Sleep, Species [For more info Click Here [https://www.smogon.com/ss/articles/clauses]].
* You can either use a Primal or Mega Pokemon, not both.

Challenger Exclusive Rules:
* You must use the same throughout the whole Elite 4, you can only change your Pokemon if you have an available change. You start the Elite 4 with one change, and can unlock one more (stackable) change each time you defeat an Elite 4 leader. If you have no changes you may not change the Pokemon in your team.
* If you wish to change your entire team and start over, you may talk to the gym managers and they will restart you. Restarting means losing all current progress you have on the E4.
* You must always throw out your Pokémon before the leader and start with the same Pokémon.
* 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. E4 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 an E4 Leader lost to the previous day, they may see fit to disqualify you.
* You may not disclose any E4 Leader teams or counters/strategies in order to beat specific E4 Leaders/Types.

Leader Exclusive Rules:
* You may only use Pokemon that align with your gym type.
* Leaders are expected to set all Clauses before the battle/know the unofficial clauses such as "Mega Clause."
* Team Preview must be used if the Challenger has not challenged any of the other E4s and their team must be recorded in order to ensure they use the same team.
 
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