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  1. Your Hopes and Dreams

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v3

    We're so back Chompbros
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    Metagame Re-Evolution

    Walled by Noivern (without Ice Fang) and Water Absorb Quag, rain is meh in general due to its reliance on Peli, it has to worry about opposing weather with TTar, Hippo and even Koraidon, it HATES that screens are as good as they are, and honestly most offensive Pokemon are bulky enough to take...
  3. Your Hopes and Dreams

    RU National Dex RU Metagame Discussion

    Espathra and Mega Mawile were just quickbanned from NatDex UU, so naturally they're banned from RU as well. Two less demons to have to worry about.
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    Resource BDSP OU Metagame Discussion Thread

    Having to necessitate spending a turn manually setting up rain vs setting it automatically upon a switch-in is a massive drain in momentum that any competent opponent will be able to take advantage of, not to mention the possible opportunity cost of having to fit the move in on at least one, if...
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    Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 8 - Ain't No Rest For The Wicked

    Offensively checking Urshifu is not the issue. No competent player is going to keep their Urshifu in on anything that they think could possibly kill it. And I don't know where you're coming from with thinking that Urshifu's bulk is bad. Yeah, its special bulk isn't great (even though it has 100...
  6. Your Hopes and Dreams

    Metagame Tier Shift

    1. It actually has the equivalent of base 239 Attack. 2. It honestly isn't as good as you're making it out to be. For example: 252 Atk (base 95) Light Ball Pikachu Volt Tackle vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Ferrothorn: 93-111 (26.4 - 31.5%) -- 18.9% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery 252+ Atk...
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    Data Usage-Based Tier Update for Mid-November 2020

    Rest In Peace All of RU's Walls 2019-2020 Taken From Us Too Soon
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    Metagame NP: RU Stage 3 - Space Song (Sigilyph Banned, Crown Tundra released)

    Time to run SpD Nidoqueen on every team: 252+ SpA Life Orb Xurkitree Energy Ball vs. 252 HP / 124+ SpD Nidoqueen: 159-187 (41.4 - 48.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Black Sludge recovery 132 SpA Sheer Force Nidoqueen Earth Power vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Xurkitree: 308-366 (100.3 - 119.2%) -- guaranteed...
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    Metagame NP: RU Stage 3 - Space Song (Sigilyph Banned, Crown Tundra released)

    Fucking Xurkitree rofl At least we got Rhyperior back
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v7 (Usage Stats in post #3539)

    Blaziken has many more offensive and defensive checks than Naganadel did. Even at +1, it's still outsped by Scarfers above its base speed of 80, it's much more vulnerable to common priority like Aqua Jet and Grassy Glide (even with the resist it still gets chunked), it's prone to getting chipped...
  11. Your Hopes and Dreams

    Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Chansey/Blissey in Flipped meet the requirements with base 250/255 speed, respectively. Blissey is banned, but Chansey is still fair game. Add Strength Sap, Guard Split, Power Split, Power Trick, Speed Swap and Gyro Ball to this list. They probably act how one would imagine they would, but...
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    GG Godly Gift

    Having NO recovery and a bad defensive typing really cuts into Shuckle's longevity despite its potentially titanic bulk. For example, Zacian-C is one of the top two gods available, and a max defense Shuckle gifted Kyurem-W's HP stat is still 2HKOed by +1 Jolly Behemoth Blade: +1 252 Atk...
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v6 (Usage stats in post #408)

    Everyone seems to be under the impression that if Urshifu is tested and banned before the DLC hits, that it would automatically be freed when the DLC drops, rendering the entire test moot. Urshifu is perceived to be unhealthy for the tier because of its almost complete lack of defensive...
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    Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 2 - The Three of Us

    There's a long-lasting precedent that has been set around situations like this, mainly that broken/overly-centralizing things should not be left untouched just because they keep potentially broken/overly-centralizing things in check. In the event that Arena Trap is banned, if Pokemon such as...
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    Pokémon Dracovish

    Band: Defensive Seismitoad and Gastrodon seem to be the best bets for right now. Toad has Water Absorb and Gastro has Storm Drain to shut down Fishious Rend, and Dracovish doesn't have anything more dangerous than a non-STAB (but still Strong Jaw-boosted) Psychic Fangs to hit them with. Both can...
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    Pokémon Dracovish

    Bolt Beak (and presumably Fishious Rend) also appear to double in power after the target uses Volt Switch and switches another Pokemon in. I'm assuming it works similarly with other switch-in moves such as U-Turn and Parting Shot (and maybe even Eject Button in doubles). This 'mon just keeps...
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    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword and Shield Datamine Thread

    In addition to the stuff already posted: - Necrozma gets Dragon Dance - Hydreigon gets Nasty Plot - Polteageist gets Shell Smash (too bad it's on the slower and frailer side because its special attack is kind of insane) - Toxtricity gets Shift Gear (what?)