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This is the thread that will allow you to start your ASB journey. Here is where you first obtain your team of Pokémon that will be able to take part in all of the features of the PE2KASBL. Once you have chosen your three
Pokémon, you must assign a gender and ability to it, a nickname if you so wish and a special move known as signature move, the workings of which will be discussed later. The format for posting a new Pokémon is below:
Nickname of Pokémon
[Nickname of Pokémon] Pokémon Species (Gender)
: You can choose any nickname for your Pokémon; it is your own mark on your beloved Pokémon. Nicknames are not mandatory. The nickname can be anything, as long as it is not offensive. You also do not have to repost your Pokémon if you decide to change its nickname, meaning you can change it as often and as frequently as you so choose.
: This the species your Pokémon is. Every Pokémon you choose must be in its lowest evolutionary form.
: This is the gender of your Pokémon. You may chose any gender for your Pokémon, unless they have specific genders or are genderless. Gender once chosen cannot be changed unless you get it changed Downtown.
: This is the ability of your Pokémon. It must be one of the abilities that that Pokémon can have. If your Pokémon can have different abilities, you must chose one which then sticks for the duration you have that Pokémon. You may not choose Dream World abilities.
: Sometimes, by sheer random chance, you may get a Pokemon of a different color than normal. These Pokemon have some special properties. Unfortunately, you can't just make your sprite shiny and then call it a shiny Pokemon. Sorry.
Here follows a few examples of acceptable formats for registration:
Rules Regarding Team Approval
- All Pokémon must adhere to format provided above, including all the rules mentioned above in that section.
- If you wish to restart your team, you must post your new team here, whilst stating that you are restarting. After your new team is approved, you can go register at the Bank
- If your team is rejected, you must repost the edited team, rather than editing your post. If you try to edit the post, you will be ignored.
- And finally, after your team is fully approved by one of our approvers, you can head on over to the bank to apply for your account at the Bank
. After that, you will recieve $15 from them, and then you are completely ready to take part in this ASB League.
Evolving and Obtaining New Pokémon
Throughout your time in the PE2KASBL, you will get various opportunities to evolve your current Pokémon, and obtain new ones. Most of this happens in the Downtown Market
or the Safari Zone. There are also sometimes chances to obtain new Pokémon from certain special events or tournaments. When you do obtain new Pokémon or evolve the ones you currently have, you must register your evolution or capture here. You must also provide a link to where you obtained or evolved the Pokémon, to prove that the update has happened within the rules of the ASBL. Below is an example of obtaining a new Pokémon:
Bought a Growlithe here: [Link to collection of Pokémon]
[Roar] Growlithe (M)
If you have evolved a Pokémon, here is an example of what to do;
Evolved my Feebas here: [Link to collection of evolved Pokémon]
[Beauty] Milotic (F)
Ability: Marvel Scale
Each business has their own separate rules and requirements, so remember to read them first before taking any action in a business thread or attempting to register them here.
Signature and Tutored Moves
Whenever you obtain a new Pokémon, you must assign an Ability to it. This Ability can be any of the Abilities that Pokémon has access to (except Hidden Abilities), but can only be one of them. This ability will stick with them for life unless you somehow get it changed (check the Downtown!). A list of ASB Abilities can be found here
. Some of the ASB effects vary quite significantly from the in-game effects, so make sure you check here fully before adding your ability. If your ability does change, you need to register that here.
If your Pokémon evolves, it usually retains the ability it had in the previous stage. If the evolution, however, does not have the ability that it's lower stage did, it receives the other or only ability it has access too. A Pokémon cannot change its ability to one it would have had in a previous stage if it does evolve and needs to change; if you wanted that ability, you should have chosen it in the first place.
No Pokémon can have Honey Gather
as an ability. Combee's ability is always Hustle
. Phanpy's ability is always Sand Veil
. Gothita, Gothorita, and Gothitelle's abilities are always Shadow Tag
. Pokémon who possess the aforementioned abilities in the video game are free to change their Abilities upon evolution without penalty.
Bring a Friend Incentives
Signature moves are unique moves that only your Pokémon can learn and Tutored moves are moves that your Pokémon doesn’t feature in their moveset but has been taught to them through a business. More information on Signature
and Tutored moves can be found in their respective threads.
Special Case Pokémon
Different Pokémon Forms
After a new member finishes a battle (and does not lose by DQ), he or she is entitled to one free Pokémon of EXP level 4 or less. The individual who referred this new player is also entitled to the same benefit.
To claim this, the new member must post the following in the Registration Thread
Afterwards, both players choose their Pokémon and register it.
You can change whatever Wormadam
you evolve into, but you cannot change it once you decide.
must be in their original Forme unless you purchase the Secret Key, which allows you to change your Rotom into another Forme. You must buy another key to change again.
Castform, Darmanitan and Cherrim cannot change outside of battle or without the help of their abilities.
All other Pokémon can freely change form.
Banned Pokémon (Legendaries)
And that's all! Enjoy the PE2KASBL with your Pokémon team!