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  1. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    I haven't been playing much, so take it with a grain of salt, but my first instinct is: Unaware+Toxic is a death sentence. Let's use my man Quag as reference: The issue being sun-banded sets are really strong and they may just break through anyway if you end up in that match-up. Fuckin crazy...
  2. Roshino

    SV OU Hitmonchan Balance Team, with Order Up Dondozo and Tailwind Gliscor

    I hope to god you find gold with this team because hitmonchan is one of my faves of all time. The thing is, if you're looking for longevity I'd go as the previous poster said and go with Drain Punch instead, and then dropping Leftovers for HDB. You could go Life Orb if you still wanna burn the...
  3. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    I'm quite disheartened as well. I haven't posted much recently because I have been slowly losing the interest to play, and not playing the meta much makes my thoughts progressively less reliable as time passes. After multiple majority losses on suspects with repeated "Kingambit/Kyurem/Arch...
  4. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    I don't think suspect tests should be easy. Now, making sure suspect test accounts can't step on each others' toes sounds just like a silly-easy way to make it so reqs are more consistent for those who can do it, reducing the unnecessary grind and, as ausma said earlier, the stamina factor...
  5. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Agree, sun is annoying as hell. Gouging fire is a bitch, though I have had issues with the man even outside sun. Now, about sand being permanent - yep, I do agree, but my point was specifically on how the distinction between a pokemon being played in or out of its main niche shouldn't matter...
  6. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Oh yeah. A turn 1 Meow Knock Off is perhaps my most common play when versing rain, really messes with their long-term plan if they can't win the game before the seven turns are up. I'm unsure if I'd like a Damp Rock suspect. That would just artificially nerf Rain when other weather effects are...
  7. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Idk man. I like Tera. Bias established, I feel like it's just fundamentally fun and interesting as a generational mechanic. It's not just making a chocolate cake with even more chocolate (g-max, mega), it's actually a new tool for fine-tuning and playing with the core of the game. Now, I don't...
  8. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    God damn that is vile lmao
  9. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    I really hope to god you can find a good niche for Murkrow. Such a cool little guy. Prankster + decent support movepool, but vulnerability to SR on this guy specifically is iffy. -25% truly fucks it up considering it can't even run lefties for passive recovery. Maybe a stupid tanky...
  10. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Middle ground answers are important to keep any semblance of nuance and make actually informed small decisions, otherwise the surveys would be composed strictly of "yes" or "no" questions. This method risks ending up with blatantly broken shit getting similar scores to not-so-blatantly broken...
  11. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    I'm all for banning sleep since it is incredibly uncompetitive for reasons discussed at large, though I must say few are highlighting the following sequence of events: 1) Drop Uber 2) Oh no it is uncompetitive 3) Send Uber back 3) Change a clause that has been on Smogon for over a decade iirc...
  12. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    I can for sure see Scarf Rotom being annoying as fuck with Volt Switch, Trick, Wisp, and +1. By today's standards it hits like a wet noodle but I can easily see it being slotted in as an incredibly niche fast utility pivot. One of my favorite mons of all time but I haven't really used it much in...
  13. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Scizor's a decent answer that is not that difficult to splash in, as it also fucks over Val, Rillaboom, etc. - Quagsire is more niche but it is a rock-hard counter - I considered writing my thoughts on the meta but laziness got the best of me, so I'll be going now and enjoy some time with my...
  14. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    I want to point out that saying Ting Lu/Blissey/Dondozo walls something isn't, well, honestly, valid when it comes to dropping Ubers. My man Quagsire historically has been used in Ubers to check Arceus here and there and man the day God himself starts throwing hands in OU this format is truly...
  15. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    While I mostly agree with you and I don't mind the Mozzarella man that much regarding defogging (though I'm sure you agree it does compound the issue), it being resistant to 2/3 of the typechart whilst being immune to status is certainly strong and it is a largely what threatens going over the...
  16. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Pyro Ball 20% accuracy is the sole reason I don't use Cinderace anymore
  17. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    1. Dragapult is still strong. It got some competition now, but I'm fairly certain its specs sets are still top-notch. Once the overly mentioned new toy syndrome settles down people will use it more, albeit less than before the DLC since now there are other options. 2. I'm always a fan of...
  18. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Wait that's actually a cool synergy edit to avoid one liner Just went to watch someone playing while I study and lmfao https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen9ou-2015645456
  19. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Morning sun mitigates the problem but it is still absolutely an issue. Morning sun is a full turn you spend and turns (especially on offensive mons) are worth gold. It is kind of a tit for tat
  20. Roshino

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [Volcarona Suspect]

    Most heat set: HDB Mold Breaker Hawlucha with encore, defog, double 120 BP stab. With slow turn support you can do all fast encore shenanigans PLUS spit on Gholdengo's mouth, clear hazards, and you still get immediate prio into something that threatens it. You also fuck up no-booster valiant...
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