Welcome to... I'M BAAAACK! Woo, after disappeared for months finally I could gather with all of you again! You may remember that I moderated the similar game, Ultimate F1 Cars. What is RaceDepartment's Ultimate series? RD Ultimate Series is forum games series that is purposed to know what is everybody's favorite stuff (depends from the name of the Ultimate) or what we should call the most ULTIMATE stuff amongst all. And now as entitled above the game will focus at Pokemon (I was going to do Digimon too, but seeing Pokemon is more famous I think meh.. I won't add them). What is Pokemon? Why made you didn't know about Pokemon? Everyone know Pokemon (and Digimon, but not much ). I'll tell you what is it in quick explanation. Pokemon is a franchise owned by Nintendo (Which is why Pokemon games only made for Nintendo consoles) with Creatures, Inc and GameFreak. The franchise started in 1996 with their first games release, anime, trading card, manga and spin-off games. It focuses on creatures known as Pokemon, as well as their inhabited world, full of legends, tales, and adventures. That's it, for more information just explore this wiki: Bulbapedia - Lots of informations about Pokemon in there, go check it out! How this game works? To start off, all members should nominate their favorite Pokemons until we get a selection of 96 Pokemons (If there are more, earlier nominees will be chosen) Then I'll start a game with group format to come first, then knockout round. How can I nominate? To nominate Pokemons, just post it here (Simple ). If you noticed them on the list, it means they're nominated, no more questions. And if you'll change your mind, just post it again, no need to edit the post so I won't miss it out. You can choose up to 6 Pokemons (Like how many Pokemons trainers can brought) so lots of members can choose also. Pokemons that can be chosen are Pokemons that available from Red and Green to Black and White also that is NOT a glitch. (No Missingno ). I'll ask for more people if needed. What's the format of the game? Good question! Time for a long explanation. Group Preliminary Stage Elimination Round All nominated Pokemons will be drawn to 12 heats of 8 Pokemons, which means there are 4 battles in one time. Then members can vote one Pokemon that they think should win the battle, luckily they could vote for each battle, with a total of 4 Pokemons of their choices. Also the deadline of voting will be a day after fixtures post, so you should vote in a day range, otherwise your votes won't be counted. The Pokemon with the most votes will advance to the next round, while the beaten Pokemon will be eliminated. Winning Pokemons per heat: 4; Total winning Pokemons: 48. Semifinal Round All winning Pokemons will be met at this round in 2 battles. Same drill, members must vote for a Pokemon from each battle, with a total of 2 per vote, and same deadline length. The Pokemon with the most votes goes to Final Round, while the beaten Pokemon will be eliminated. Winning Pokemons per heat: 2; Total winning Pokemons: 24 Final Round Winners from each battle in Semifinals will met for direct spot to Knockout Stage. Now this is tough, members can only vote for one Pokemon that should be the winner, deadline is still the same length though. The Pokemon with the most votes gets a spot at Knockout Stage, while the beaten Pokemon will go to Runner-ups Playoff Round. Winning Pokemon per heat: 1; Total winning Pokemons: 12 Runner-ups Playoff Round All runner-ups from each heat will met here for the last 4 spots at Knockout Stage. They'll be drawn into 4 groups. Members should vote a Pokemon from each group, SAME DEADLINE LENGTH TOO! The Pokemon with the most votes from each group will be reserved a spot at Knockout Stage. Winning Pokemon per group: 1; Total winning Pokemons: 4 Knockout Stage 12 heat winners and 4 Playoff winners will be drawn randomly forming brackets, then each 2 Pokemon that in the same bracket compete for a spot to the next round. The voting will be split into 2 phases, the first for bracket 1-4 (146-149), and the second for bracket 5-8 (150-153). Members must vote for one Pokemon from each battle, that'll be 8 Pokemons per phase, and same deadline length. Winners will advance to the next stage, while beaten Pokemons will be eliminated. Total winning Pokemons: 8 Quarterfinals 8 winning Pokemons will met again forming 4 battles, this time all in one phase. Members can vote for one Pokemon from each battle, and yet another same deadline length. Winners will advance to the next stage, while beaten Pokemons will be eliminated. Total winning Pokemons: 4 Semifinals 4 winning Pokemons will met again forming 2 battles, seeking for Grand Final spots. Members can vote for one Pokemon from each battle, still same deadline length. Winners go to Grand Final while beaten Pokemons go to 3rd Place Playoff. Total winning Pokemons: 2 3rd Place Playoff Losing Pokemons from each Semifinal battles will met here for 3rd place badge. Members can vote for one Pokemon from each battle. (I've enough saying deadline, it's still same though ) The most votes holder will be declared as 3rd place holder while the beaten Pokemon got nothing. Grand Final The most awaited battle of all time. 2 winners compete for champion, and you're the only who can make one of them become champion (And me of course ) by vote one of them. Deadline will be longer than other battles, around 3 days. The Pokemon with the most votes will be declared as 'The Most Favorited Pokemon - RaceDepartment version'. The beaten Pokemon won't just leave with nothing, because they'll be declared as 'The 2nd Most Favorited Pokemon - RaceDepartment version' . How can I vote? It's simple, and it takes only seconds (Thinking time not included ). Just type the name of the Pokemon, and post it here (Told you it's so simple, unless you're confused which to choose ) That's all I've told you, hope you're having fun battling with your Pokemons. And remember: You gotta catch them all!