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alexwolf

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Apr 24, 2014 at 9:08 PM
    1. Mowtom
      Mowtom
      So Recover Cofagirigus was a no-go. This time, I will suggest a typing change: Water/Normal Slowking. Slowking is held back in OU for many reasons. First and foremost, it is outclassed by its cousin Slowbro, who has the same type and the same stats, except its Defense is higher where Slowking's Special Defense is higher. In the physically oriented OU metagame, that one small change makes a huge difference.
      1. Mowtom
        Mowtom
        The second reason is Slowking's bad defensive typing. Water is great defensively, but the added Psychic typing ruins it. Weaknesses to U-turn, Knock Off, Pursuit, and Shadow Ball are terrible in this meta. It can't come in safely on many special attackers, such as Aegislash, Gengar, and Greninja, due to its Psychic typing.
        Apr 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM
      2. Mowtom
        Mowtom
        A change from Psychic to Normal would change this. Slowking loses its horrible weaknesses to Bug and Dark, gains an immunity to Ghost, and only pays for it with a weakness to Fighting and a lack of resistance to Psychic.
        Apr 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM
      3. Mowtom
        Mowtom
        While a weakness to Fighting is bad, considering how often special attackers run Focus Blast, its low accuracy combined with Regenerator make it a worthy trade off for being able to always switch into special attackers such as those mentioned above. In terms of flavor, almost anything can comfortably be part Normal. If you"d like me to elaborate further, please let me know.
        Apr 24, 2014 at 9:06 PM
    2. pokegii
      pokegii
      Hi! So, I've a couple questions, but I don't know who can answer them. Hoping you can help. First and foremost, Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr do not have their Hidden Abilities available for selection on Showdown. I don't know who might be able to fix that, but just letting you know. Second, I have just recently heard about the Alphabet Cup, and I was wondering why it isn't under the "Other Metagames" list.
      1. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        You can talk to Zarel about the hidden abilities thing, and about Alphabet Cup, you can ask Arcticblast, the Other Metagames forum leader.
        Apr 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM
      2. pokegii
        pokegii
        okay, will do. thanks so much!
        Apr 24, 2014 at 9:01 PM
    3. TheZokeShipper
      TheZokeShipper
      I'd like to suggest a new Theorymon, one of my personal favorites: Fur Coat Flareon. With Flareon's newfound love, Flare Blitz, it's whopping 130 Attack, and a great 110 Sp. Def., the only thing that's missing (Besides speed) is Defense! Fur Coat would give Flareon a new lease on life, allowing it to be a monstrous mixed Tank. Flavor-wise, look at it! Thoughts?
      1. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        Sorry but Flareon is too shitty even with Fur Coat.
        Apr 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM
    4. Salemance
      Salemance
      Hey axel, I'm just curious but have some of my ideas been a bit off track or so? I was just curious for feedback on if my suggestions are acceptable or if I need to look at theorymon ideas in a different way. Not griping, just curious.
      1. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        Don't worry, your suggestions are just fine, it's just that i preffered some others a bit more so far. I have yours in mind though...
        Apr 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM
      2. Salemance
        Salemance
        Ah, I got ya then. Just curious as always.
        Apr 24, 2014 at 9:10 PM
    5. Dilasc
      Dilasc
      Poor Galvantua... what if it got Quiver Dance? Once upon a time, people thought it did based on early translation errors in Gen5 or something like that.

      Either way, it'd help the little spider out, and it's not just an offensive boost. It can get the speed to web and tho a special defense boost may not seem great on it, I can safely say this Theorymon is not a mindless offensive one by that excuse alone.
    6. escarlata
      escarlata
      Suggesting Regenerator Klefki. It may not have exceptional bulk, but it has the best defensive typing in the game which lets it in on a lot of resist. It can abuse recycle red card to be one of the best pivot in the game with regenerator for recovery, as well as being a very good dual screens user. It's current niches are outdone terribly anyway, by thundurus-I and deoxys so this gives him something else useful
      1. escarlata
        escarlata
        Klefki is a bunch of keys, it is not hard to regenerate from stealing more keys, from a flavor point of view.
        Apr 24, 2014 at 5:29 AM
    7. Minnakht
      Minnakht
      In addition to restating Trick Room Granbull, I'd like to suggest another theorymon, in two variations - either Speed Boost Rampardos or Sucker Punch Rampardos.
      Both of those aim to actually let Rampardos use its attack stat somehow. If it wasn't hit first in its low defenses, it could show its high power.
    8. acestriker19
      acestriker19
      How about Unaware Lickilicky. Lickilicky has a very versatile movepool with support options such as the event moves Wish and Heal Bell as well as Knock Off and more offensive options like Swords Dance and a really good movepool. While Unaware always makes a mon better Lickilicky just seems like pokemon it would fit well (It just looks so derpy).
    9. Isa Simple
      Isa Simple
      Mr Mime + Simple.
      Sceptile + Dragon secondary typing.
      Toxicroak + Protean.
      Glaceon or Jinx + Technician.
      This 420 character limit is a b*tch.
      1. Isa Simple
        Isa Simple
        Mr Mime will be able to abuse Calm Mind, Nasty Plot, and Baton Pass. He also has access to Charge Beam and Power Up Punch if you choose to go down that path.
        Glaceon or Jinx would benefit heaps from STAB technician Frost Breath overpowering blizzard, not to mention the great coverage from technician Hidden Power.
        Apr 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM
      2. Isa Simple
        Isa Simple
        Grass / Dragon Sceptile: Specially he has Dragon Pulse. The new typing gives him 3 4x resistances so he can set up on a variety of pokemon such as Rotom-W with swords dance to pull of a solid physical set with access to a better physical move pool and STAB Dragon Claw or Outrage. He even has enough speed to pull off any choice set, and he has unburden to boost his speed further. Versatility = epic.
        Apr 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM
      3. Isa Simple
        Isa Simple
        Protean Toxicroak: This would give him a great much needed boost. He has a large coverage move pool to change into a variety of types. In particular he could abuse Sucker Punch and Bullet Punch. Both give him a priority type change, one turning his 4x weakness and an immunity and the other giving him a mass of resistances, as well as both hitting hard with STAB.
        Apr 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM
    10. Isa Simple
      Isa Simple
      Hey Alex I've been away for the last 3 weeks so I'm a bit behind but can you please send me a link to the new viability rankings so that I can make sure my theory's aren't over C+? Also just to clarify the new system is discuss for around 4 days, vote, win, recycle, right? I'll post more theories in a minute.
      1. Isa Simple
        Isa Simple
        OK nvm I found it, shame that Roserade is still B-, Acid Spray Roserade would have been epic. Mind you Thundurus-T is still C+ and Tornadus is C so I'd like to restate either with Drizzle.
        Apr 24, 2014 at 3:50 AM
      2. Isa Simple
        Isa Simple
        Oh crap I found another new viability ranking thread -_-
        Is it the one you made or the one by Gary2346?
        Apr 24, 2014 at 3:55 AM
    11. TRC.
      TRC.
      In the Good Cores thread, how is Conkeldurr a problem? Gothitelle easily OHKOes it with Specs Psyshock, it just can't switch in specifically on Knock Off.
    12. escarlata
      escarlata
      Proposing Volt Absorb Jellicent for the Theorymon project. Electric immunities are really good in the current meta with Rotom-W, Thundurus, Zapdos, Manetric, especially one that doesn't give a damn about their common coverage moves, and having reliable recovery to boot. It’s not like as if Jellicent will miss losing either its abilities anyway.
      1. escarlata
        escarlata
        Flavorwise, many jellyfishes in general are usually depicted with electricity somewhere, so giving Jellicent a immunity to said typing isn't exactly farfetch'd
        Apr 23, 2014 at 1:07 PM
      2. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        Sounds great, will consider it!
        Apr 23, 2014 at 5:01 PM
    13. cartoon warrior
      cartoon warrior
      'It conceals food under the long fur on its body.' Munchlax is certainly one of the better Fur Coat users in today's metagame. With Fur Coat and Eviolite equipped, it reaches 135/120/127 defenses.
      1. cartoon warrior
        cartoon warrior
        With the correct ev investments, Munchlax can avoid the 2HKO from a fully invested Sacred Sword from Aegislash and a fully invested Flare Blitz from Mega Charizard X at +1. With some attack investment, Munchlax can then 2HKO both of these Pokemon with Earthquake. Whether it can recover from these hits is a different question.
        Apr 22, 2014 at 6:34 AM
    14. Jack C
      Jack C
      Regarding the most recent vote for Theorymon, in Viability Ranking Goodra is B-, I thought only C+ and below were allowed to change. Just something I've picked up
      1. finncent1
        finncent1
        Goodra is C+
        Apr 22, 2014 at 2:53 PM
    15. rachet67
      rachet67
      In the regular OU competitive forums, there's a thread called "Good Cores" that hasn't been edited by the OP in like 3 months. Could I make a new thread, with the same tittle, take the good suggestions from that thread, and start it back up again?

      Here's the link the the current thread: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/good-cores.3490151/
    16. NeonNinja96
      NeonNinja96
      I've got another idea for a theorymon here.
      Hawlucha is arguably one of the most unviable pokemon stuck in OU. How about Hawlucha recieves a move it desperately wants?
      Brave Bird.
      1. escarlata
        escarlata
        Hawlucha's only niche in OU is Unburden, and at which point it activates it boosts Acrobatics to only 10 BP weaker than BB, without recoil which makes it better. Hence Brave Bird is practically useless on Hawlucha.
        Apr 21, 2014 at 11:58 PM
      2. finncent1
        finncent1
        What it really needs is the Flying gem. I don't think Brave Bird would cut it.
        Apr 22, 2014 at 2:54 PM
    17. The Shellder Smuggler
      The Shellder Smuggler
      Hey Alexwolf. Can you please take a look at my theorymon application? Oh yeah, and almost 6,000 dude!
    18. Blumenwitz
      Blumenwitz
      For the Theorymon project, how about a Claydol with Ground/Fairy typing?

      Yeah, I know you've already done a million 'change typing to Fairy' suggestions, but hear me out. I've always felt that it's kind of a shame that Claydol is unviable in OU, since its solid bulk is undermined by its rather mediocre defensive typing, which leaves it with six weaknesses.
      1. Blumenwitz
        Blumenwitz
        Swapping out Psychic for Fairy would give it a whopping three immunities (Ground, Electric and Dragon) and four resistances, granting it more survivability. This would enable it to fulfill a plethora of roles in OU, given its wildly diverse support movepool, which includes Rapid Spin, Stealth Rock, dual screens, Safeguard and Trick Room.

        Whaddaya say?
        Apr 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM
      2. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        Will consider it, thx!
        Apr 23, 2014 at 8:16 AM
      3. Blumenwitz
        Blumenwitz
        No problem, dude! :D
        Apr 23, 2014 at 5:23 PM
    19. Keyblade Master Sora
      Keyblade Master Sora
      I've been thinking...
      Tough Claws seems better than Iron Fist for Infernape. Remember, Blaze kick has more power than Fire Punch. Mach Punch is pretty neat, but Infernape already has high Speed. Power Up Punch could do well with Tough Claws. U-Turn would be stronger. Play Rough might sound interesting too...
    20. Salemance
      Salemance
      Hey, I'd like to re-state my Dry Skin/Water Absorb Camerupt along with a new idea of Technician Abomasnow.

      With Technician, Abomasnow can utilize Ice Shard at 90 BP, and a Frost Breath that is at base 135 power before STAB, stronger than his mighty Blizzard. While it might be limited to just boosting those two moves, I think it might be an interesting discussion for those alone.
      1. finncent1
        finncent1
        For what it's worth, it also would get Technician Bullet Seed
        Apr 18, 2014 at 9:06 PM
      2. Red Cat
        Red Cat
        It also gets boosts on Bulldoze, Rock Tomb, and Icy Wind for whatever the speed lowering effects are worth. Mega Abomasnow is also eligible for the buff, so that is something else to consider.
        Apr 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM
    21. Jack C
      Jack C
      Hey Alex, I think you should ban most OU Pokemon from Theorymon. The main point of it is to make pokemon more viable, but what fun is a ghost fairy Mismagius, or a water fairy Milotic if a Chansey or Blissey will come along to ruin your day. Or what fun is Roost Empoleon, when Ferrothorn can just take the lead role and synthesis up.
      1. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        The point is to make unviable Pokemon viable, that's all.
        Apr 23, 2014 at 8:33 AM
    22. Dilasc
      Dilasc
      I know there's been weezing suggestions before, but Poison/Steel Weezing would be a great Mega Pinsir check and do well against dragons reliant on Quake for coverage

      Thematically its a floating landmine, often made of metal.
      1. Dilasc
        Dilasc
        Some calcs.

        +1 252+ Atk Dragonite Dragon Claw vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Weezing: 70-83 (20.9 - 24.8%) -- possible 5HKO after Black Sludge recovery

        252 Atk Mega Garchomp Outrage vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Weezing: 76-90 (22.7 - 26.9%) -- possible 5HKO after Black Sludge recovery

        252+ Atk Mega Tyranitar Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Weezing: 109-129 (32.6 - 38.6%) -- 4.2% chance to 3HKO after Black Sludge recovery
        Apr 18, 2014 at 10:36 AM
      2. Dilasc
        Dilasc
        +2 252 Atk Aerilate Mega Pinsir Return vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Weezing: 156-185 (46.7 - 55.3%) -- 17.6% chance to 2HKO after Black Sludge recovery

        While Pinsir COULD 2HKO Weezing, the best way to keep it in check is to immediately switch Weezing in when Pinsir first SDs. Pinsir will need to switch out or risk getting burnt, which it likely doesn't want to do.
        Apr 22, 2014 at 5:03 PM
    23. Thanks Diatom
      Thanks Diatom
      FiVe YeArS aGo GaRcHOmP WaS bAnNeD FrOm oU PaStE tHiS oN aLeXwOLf'S sMoGoN wAlL oR YoU wIlL bE nExT

      also why is grass/fairy celebi the first theorymon mentioned when it's not even close to being one of the project's best theorymons
      1. Muk
        Muk
        >thanking diatom
        Apr 20, 2014 at 3:28 AM
    24. Chesnaught
      Chesnaught
      Heyo, whenever you get a chance could you check my VR application? It's been over a month lol. I know you're busy, so it's fine, just wondering though. :]
      1. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        Oh really, i am so sorry man. You mind sending it to me again, i can't seem to find it...
        Apr 23, 2014 at 8:43 AM
      2. Chesnaught
        Chesnaught
        Sorry, I didn't include you in it! Just added yuo lol :]
        Apr 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM
    25. Full_Korbe
      Full_Korbe
      Here is a new idea for Theorymoning, which I believe has not yet been proposed :
      Grass / Fairy Celebi :
      Psychic typing is a poor man Fairy. With a Fairy typing, Celebi suddenly resists to U-Turn AND Pursuit, which is a just huge. He is still vulnerable to Scizor or Bisharp (well... Less) but [...]
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      2. Full_Korbe
        Full_Korbe
        Celebi resists to both Garchomp STABs and even +1 Adamant Fire Punch from Nite fails to OHKO 252/0 Celebi (Tinkerbell).
        Honestly, while Celebi is quite hard to use right now because of its numerous weaknesses to crucial moves (U-Turn, Knock off, Foul Play [40% min !], Pursuit), with a Fairy typing, it would be so easy to slap on a team.
        Apr 17, 2014
      3. Full_Korbe
        Full_Korbe
        That's all, thanks for what you do for this project !
        Apr 17, 2014
      4. Full_Korbe
        Full_Korbe
        Well, I just realized that Celebi does NOT resist U-Turn. But still, he is not weak anymore, hurrah.
        Apr 18, 2014 at 4:30 AM
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