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The Tournament

Thread Description
The quest to find the best!

SprungGeoduck

Conqueror of the Cinnabar Gym
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
120
Caught
Jun 21, 2019
Messages
91
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
Electric, Beautiful
So I... got press-ganged into rejoining the forums because I had a cool idea. Here's that idea!

THE TOURNAMENT

The Tournament is a competition designed to figure out what the best things in the world are. It works in two phases. The first is the nomination phase; I will name a category (as well as an initial Thing within that category) to get us started, and then you people will nominate other Things in that category on a first-come, first-serve basis until we have sixteen Things.

The second phase is the tournament phase. The sixteen Things will be placed in a randomly seeded tournament bracket, and people can vote on each match-up. This will continue round by round until we name an ultimate winner. Rinse, lather, repeat. Sounds good? Let's get started with...

TOURNAMENT 1: FAILED PRODUCTS

This one's simple, really: pick any renowned commercial failure, fudge-up or flop, and put it forward for the tournament. I'll start us off with...


...the Virtual Boy!

Over to you
 

Crusticus

#1 Bling Bling Stan (sorry Onion)
Affiliate
Hacker
Artist
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
110
Caught
Jun 19, 2019
Messages
52
Location
Flavortown, USA
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Bug, Ghost
Pokédex Entry
This Pokemon is widely considered to be an Elder God by the church of r/nuzlocke, while in reality, it is just a big, frequently inactive shitposter.
I am a bracket junkie (I blame Smash) and I love this idea.

Going with Nintendo's more recent failure...

1187

... The Nintendo Wii U! AKA the Smash 4 machine!
 

Jimcloud

Johto League Champion
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
3
Caught
May 13, 2019
Messages
2,323
Pronouns
they/he/she
okayyy, I don't have an image for it, but how about... Mass Effect 3's ending?
 

Mopruk

Measure twice, cut once.
Artist
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
112
Caught
Jun 19, 2019
Messages
82
Location
Death's Door
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
He/Him
Pokémon Type
???
Pokédex Entry
1 ATK and 1 DEF. The weakest Pokemon, can only deal 1 damage.
He's dead, Jim.


1293
 

Paine

The doctorate is in pain.
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
118
Caught
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
316
Location
Good question!
Nature
Timid
Pronouns
He/him; they/them; she/her
Pokémon Type
Psychic, ???
Pokédex Entry
It never quite knows what it's doing. Yet, somehow, things still get done.


ET for the Atari 2600.
Do I need any further explanation
 

Alex_Nidas

I'm lazy and I'm proud
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
132
Caught
Jun 23, 2019
Messages
249
Location
Hell, California
Nature
Jolly
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Dark, Ice
Pokédex Entry
Sightings of them in the wild are rare, as they prefer to stay indoors with their art tablet and little siblings.


He's here to chew ass and kick bubblegum, and he's all out of...bubble ass?
 

CasualGameFreak

Discord Resident Extraordinaire
Writer
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
130
Caught
Jun 23, 2019
Messages
363
Location
Flower Paradise
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
they/she
Pokémon Type
Grass
Pokédex Entry
Despite being a Grass-type, Casual is a flaming lesbian. Fire and Grass don't usually mix, but somehow it works out here.
One of the all time fiascoes of our generation...

Sonic the Hedgehog 2006.

 

Fool

I’m too tired for this.
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
280
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
779
Location
No.
Nature
Lonely
Pronouns
Call me whatever you want.
Pokémon Type
Ghost
Pokédex Entry
Don’t talk to me about BW2, ever. I don’t want to talk about it with you.
Introducing! Sega Saturn


T'was quite the failure in the mid to late 90's​
 

BlackDragoon

The Silent Peace Walker
Writer
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
177
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
36
Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nature
Careful
Pronouns
He / Him
Pokémon Type
Dark, Dragon
Pokédex Entry
Pretends to be silent but once he starts talking, it's hard to shut him up.
Speaking of failed projects...

 

KirbySSU

Unova Veteran (Though Not In Nuzlockes)
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
2864
Caught
Nov 10, 2020
Messages
223
Location
Driftveil City, Unova
Nature
Relaxed
Pronouns
He/Him/They/Them
Pokémon Type
Electric, Steel
Pokédex Entry
Likes Kirby, perhaps a bit too much.

Late to the party, as per usual

Also this little piece of shit for killing off my favorite rpg makers. RIP Alphadream.
 

The Man of Many Names

Formerly of the 4000+ Posts Club.
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
493
Caught
Jul 13, 2019
Messages
395
Location
The Bob Dole Memorial Ocean
Nature
Sassy
Pronouns
Pokémon Type
Water, Steel
Pokédex Entry
With the pokedex number of 493, this Pokemon is essentially Arceus and fully intends to let the power get to his head.
nyeeeeeeeh violence

 

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