First things first: the basics. A claiming thread is basically the place where you stake your "claim" on something. For example, if Cherrim is your favourite Pokémon for the obvious reasons that it is awesome, you would claim Cherrim. You can put the fact that you've claimed something in your sig or in the appropriate sections on your profile. There's not much more to it than that. A few things have changed since the last thread, namely the claim limits but I'm also ~officially~ allowing Gen 5 Pokémon. As their English names are released, I'll be changing the list to use them but for now, giving me the generally accepted Romanization is fine!
Note that there is no reclaim period! Anything that was claimed in the old thread is free to be claimed here. It's just easier this way.
No more than 6 claims per person. This is the size of a proper team in the game so it should be good enough! If you can't choose and list more than 6, you won't get any of them.
No more than 12 claims per Pokémon. If you want to claim Cherrim and 12 people have already claimed it, tough luck. You'll have to choose something else or check if they are following the next rule...
If you are banned for any amount of time or inactive for more than one month, your claims will be forfeited.
If it has been 3 weeks since I last updated this thread, feel free to drop me a VM or a PM nagging me to update it. (This rule is probably the most followed rule. x_X)
If you cannot follow the guidelines below, I may not add your claims. Also, I will not add the claims of people who cannot even spell the names of their favourite Pokémon.
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When making your claims, all you have to do is follow these simple guidelines. If you can't do this, your claims might not be added at all! (Depends on if I'm in a good mood or not and how long I've procrastinated on updating the thread!)
List your claims in alphabetical order.
Read the list to make sure none of your Pokémon have been claimed 12 times. (If a claim is full, there will be a :pokeball: icon next to it.)
Check the last updated time at the top of this post and make sure no one who has posted after that time has filled up your Pokémon's claim slots.
If you want to change your claims and I have NOT updated since you originally posted them, edit or delete your first post instead of posting again.
If the Pokémon you want to claim is not anywhere on the list, that's okay! That just means no one has claimed it before and you're the first.
Formes do not count! So if you claim Shaymin in sky forme, I will only give you normal Shaymin. Same with Giratina, Rotom, Deoxys, etc.