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alexwolf

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    1. 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. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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/
    5. 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
    6. 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!
    7. 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
    8. 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...
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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 at 7:42 PM
      3. Full_Korbe
        Full_Korbe
        That's all, thanks for what you do for this project !
        Apr 17, 2014 at 7:42 PM
      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
    15. Arhan
      Arhan
      For the theory on project,how about Dragon and fire salamence?
    16. RowDog
      RowDog
      I'd like to put forward a theorymon idea for Sheer Force Hydreigon. Sheer Force boosted Flamethrower/FireBlast, Flash Cannon, Focus Blast and Earth Power, but most importantly Dark Pulse makes it a great alternative to Latios and Latias in terms of Specially offensive dragons, which at the moment outclass Hydreigon almost completely. This brings some versatility to Specially Offensive dragons in terms of coverage.
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      2. RowDog
        RowDog
        Sheer Force also compliments its good Mixed stats, boosting Crunch, Rock Slide, Zen Headbutt and more.
        Apr 17, 2014 at 5:07 AM
      3. RowDog
        RowDog
        And flavour-wise I think it makes sense, and if Hustle Darumaka can evolve into Sheer Force Darmanitan, why can't Hustle Zweilous evolve into Sheer Force Hydreigon?
        Apr 17, 2014 at 5:08 AM
      4. RowDog
        RowDog
        420 characters just isn't enough sometimes is it? lol
        Apr 17, 2014 at 5:08 AM
    17. Mood4food77
      Mood4food77
      Dragon/Poison Haxorus: Gives Haxorus a very good niche in that it actually can beat Fairy Pokemon soundly with it's new secondary STAB. It's unique and gains some very useful resistences. Dragon and Poison has pretty solid neutral coverage and he gets EQ to hit Steel types with anyways. Being immune to Toxic goes a long way with sweeping and free switch-ins.
    18. Thisisafake name
      Thisisafake name
      Magic Guard Moltres: It's something we've always wanted for a poke with a 4X weakness to stealth rock. It takes toxics, leech seeds, and whatever status you really want to throw at it. When you negate stealth rock, fire/flying isn't "that" bad of a typing. Not to mention it has great bulk, access to reliable recovery, and will-o-wisp. It makes sense because, well, look at the aura of flames around its entire body.
    19. NeonNinja96
      NeonNinja96
      I have... a strange idea for theorymon...
      It isn't a buff to a pokemon per say, but rather a combined buff and nerf
      Consider this, grounded pokemon come in and get hurt by spikes, but flying pokemon are fine, they roost and are still fine.
      What if flying pokemon recieved the negative effects of Toxic Spikes and spikes upon roosting?
      1. NeonNinja96
        NeonNinja96
        Please don't just ignore it...
        Apr 15, 2014
      2. Valmanway
        Valmanway
        Theorymons is designed for giving a Pokemon a new move/ability/typing; mechanic changes are not implemented here. I can understand and appreciate your intentions with wanting to bring (Toxic) Spikes back up in usage and whatnot, but this isn't the metagame for those kinds of changes, sadly.
        Apr 16, 2014
      3. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        What he said. Also, i never ignore anything.
        Apr 16, 2014
    20. Taker
      Taker
      Yo, I would like to propose something about the theorymon project. With some friends we thought about the move Quiver Dance on Flygon. It could give him a way to not be a poor man's Garchomp anymore by having the best special boost attack which allows him to take advantage of his good special coverage (DPulse/EPower/FBlast or FThrower). (1/3)
      1. Taker
        Taker
        He could also setup on pokemons like Rotom by using a set with Roost (or even Giga Drain) to setup some Dances easily. He doesn't have any weakness to common priorities too (Ice Shard being not as common as others), then the revenge killing could be pretty hard because of this and the fact QD gives him a special defense boost.(2/3)
        Apr 15, 2014
      2. Taker
        Taker
        I think it could be interesting but manageable, because of the fairy typing (he doesn't have any super-effective special move to hit them, even if Earth Power at +1 can be hard to tank), and some scarf pokemons if he's not at +2 (Chomp/Keldeo...) which can RK him. Thanks for reading this, by hoping you'll find this enough interesting. :) (3/3)
        Apr 15, 2014
      3. Taker
        Taker
        Oh and btw, this Flygon could be a way to take both Landorus if they don't have HP Ice.
        Apr 15, 2014
    21. Mowtom
      Mowtom
      For a theorymon, what about Recover Cofagrigus? Its ability and huge Defense lets it stop tons of physical attackers, such as Azumarill, Charizard X, Mawile, Pinsir, and Talonflame. It has reasonable Special Attack and Special Defense, and good support moves like Will-o-wisp. Cofagrigus' biggest issue is a lack of reliable recovery. With Recover, that issue is gone.
    22. DrCalder
      DrCalder
      Hey, thank you for the topic about theorymoning, I've got some old ideas. Levitate Magnezone, which is pretty obvious. Sure he loses his niche as a steeltrapper, but with his great typing, new ability and good overall bulk, he becomes a nice pivot that check many mons. (1/3)
      1. DrCalder
        DrCalder
        The second is Technician Weavile. Seriously, this guy screams for it, both with his movepool, his design and his behavior. He stays frail and stuff but his technician boosted Ice shard (and some other moves) is pretty good considering his base 120 attack. Not the best for sure, but clearly improved. (2/3)
        Apr 15, 2014
      2. DrCalder
        DrCalder
        Rapid spin Bronzong is as neat as obvious too, granting him some extra utility. And sorry if my english is not perfet, it's not my mother tongue and for a matter of principle, I don't use any translation device. Thanks for reading, hope you'll find these decent ^^
        Apr 15, 2014
      3. alexwolf
        alexwolf
        Thx for your suggestions, will consider them.
        Apr 23, 2014 at 8:19 AM
    23. TheZokeShipper
      TheZokeShipper
      Ok, this one is good: Prankster Froslass. Priority Spikes, Destiny Bond, T-Wave, Substitute, and even Hail or Rain Dance can be set before kicking the bucket. It could be better version of Klefki, higher offensive stats, access to Destiny Bond and Hail/Rain Dance, etc. Flavor-wise, it's twisted and evil, like M-Banette, and freezes people and prey to display. I think it would make an interesting discussion.
    24. ladt2000
      ladt2000
      How about adding normal type to Babette/BanetteM? With a normal type, it gets an imunity to the ghost type (wich is one of the best atacking type), leaving it with only one weakness, while completly walling pokemons that run the ghost + fighting and ghost + normal combinations, not getting outclassed by sableye anymore ,and getting STAB on return (as its physical movepool is disgusting).
      1. ladt2000
        ladt2000
        Also it's a doll, so it should have normal typping along with ghost.
        Apr 14, 2014
    25. Valmanway
      Valmanway
      Extremespeed Braviary. If Togekiss can learn it, why not Braviary? Anyways, his Extremespeed would only be minutely weaker than Talonflame's Brave Bird, and he can easily set himself apart with much higher attack, Superpower, and surprisingly good bulk. Plus, he has STAB +2 priority to revenge kill even Talonflame himself, among many others with priority.
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      2. Valmanway
        Valmanway
        Cool, thanks.
        Apr 14, 2014
      3. DrCalder
        DrCalder
        I absolutely love your idea, It's both cool and well finded. Definitely voting for you if your idea is picked up.
        Apr 15, 2014
      4. Valmanway
        Valmanway
        Aw, thank you. <3
        Apr 15, 2014
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