Gym Leader Rules


Server Overlord
Staff member
Mar 21, 2015
Rules (all apply to both leaders and challengers):
  • Always follow /rules
  • Gym Leaders are allowed to request to challengers team to make it follows all gym rules.
  • No revives & 3 potions max
  • 3 healing items max [only 1 of which may be a full restore]
  • 3 Pokemon max
    • No duplicate Pokemon [Pokemon with the same Pokedex ID]
    • No renamed Pokemon
    • No Mega Rayquaza
    • 1 mega & 1 legendary allowed [mega legends & Ultra Necrozma count for both slots, Primal forms are banned]
    • 1 Ultra Beast allowed
  • A challenger may only use a Legendary/Mythical if the gym leader is using one (indicated by a green [L] next to the gym leader's name in /gyms)
  • No Dragon Rage or Sonic Boom
  • No OHKO moves [Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, and Sheer Cold]
  • Gym leaders may only use a Pokemon from original typing (Rotom forms are allowed in their specific types). Pokemon that change type during battle are allowed, however, is restricted to the type prior to the battle
  • Challengers and Leaders must ALWAYS start the battle with the Pokemon thrown out first, however a leader can say in chat they are switching to another because of form related issues
  • Battle rules must be used of a Challenger's Pokemon is underleveled, and may also be used if they are two levels over
  • If a Challenger’s Pokemon levels up during a gym battle you may decide if it qualifies as a win or not, but you must be consistent with this choice
  • If your opponent disconnects unexpectedly during battle, wait a few minutes and do not heal or alter your Pokemon. If they rejoin, resume the battle from where you were
  • The Normal and Ice gyms are double battle based and 4v4, this requires battle rules to be used
  • Ultra Necrozma It may only be used in Psychic, Ghost or Steel gyms (Leader only clause)
  • Challengers MAY NOT "borrow" another person's team for the sole purpose of defeating a gym. You must train your own Pokemon with your own movesets and strategies. If you’ve purchased a pokemon 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 Pokemon/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
  • Discussing a team that's won against leader for the sole purpose of defeating the leader in question isn't allowed
  • Gym leaders may only use Arceus and Silvally in the normal gym. They aren't allowed to change type with respective plate and memory
  • Sleep and Evasion clauses to be used in battle
  • Banned Move Destiny Bond.
Gym Leader Guidelines:
  • Always be nice and welcoming to Challengers of your gym
  • It’s highly recommended that your team is fully IV and EV trained
  • You’re only allowed to reject a Challenger with good reason, ask a staff member if you're unsure. If you apply for a Gym Leader position, you’re responsible for accepting battles. You may not frequently AFK as it detracts from everyone's experience
  • Upon two weeks of inactivity your Gym Leader status will be revoked. If staff are notified beforehand an extra two weeks of grace period may be granted
  • If you want to discuss a Gym Leader's application, please be constructive and only comment on their Pokemon team. Let character and behavior be determined by staff
Gym Leader Commands:
  • /leader accept - accepts the most recent battle request
  • /leader deny - denies the most recent battle request
  • /leader give - gives your most recent opponent their badge
  • /leader won - marks the most recent battle as a win (to track your win/loss stats)
  • /leader legend <gym> [true/false] - indicates whether or not your party contains a legendary in /gyms
  • /leader stats - view your win/loss ratio for each gym you're a leader of
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Server Overlord
Staff member
Mar 21, 2015
modified the battle rules rule to: Battle rules must be used of a Challenger's Pokemon is underleveled, and may also be used if they are two levels over
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Ginger Bread
Oct 2, 2018
United Kingdom
Edited gym rules.
Added Ultra Necrozma to the Mega legends.
Add gym leaders can only use Arceus in Silvally in Normal gym.
Edited original typing to make it more clear about the type changing in battle.