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TheMantyke
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TheMantyke

ᴵ ᶰᵉᵉᵈ ᵃ ᵐᵒᶰˢᵗᵉʳ ᵗᵒ ᶜᶫᵒᵇᵇᵉʳ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ ᴷᶦʳᵇʸ, Male, 21, from Atlanta, GA

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Aug 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM
    1. gamer boy
      gamer boy
      Hi, can I have permission to do an analysis for Rhydon? It is overall bulkier than Rhyperior after a boost from Eviolite at the cost of Solid Rock, offensive presence and the ability to hold another item. Though there are lots of drawbacks listed there, this additional bulk means that it is argubly the best Lightningrod supporter. (character limit)
      1. gamer boy
        gamer boy
        as it is, like I said before, exceptionally bulky, and Lightningrod lets it fit well onto Electric-weak teams well for this. However, like I said before, it lacks offensive presence and doesn't have access to solid rock, limiting its use to Lightningrod support and sponging hits. It is also forced to run Eviolite over something like Phasso Berry, Rindo Berry, Sitrus Berry or even Lum Berry.
        Apr 30, 2014
    2. DHR-107
      DHR-107
      Happy Birthday Ronarkie Tholeon! :D
    3. Magcargo
      Magcargo
      Happy birthday.
    4. gamer boy
      gamer boy
      Would it make sense to make an anouncement saying that, if a pokemon doesn't need a specific IV, you can say that they don't need a specific IV on the main set as all mons need to be bred due to the lack of access to hacked pokemon? I think it would be helpful for people building teams for the format so they know when they can save a little time by missing an IV or two.
      1. gamer boy
        gamer boy
        Also, is the applying for the vgc tutoring programme to sign up to be a tutor or to apply for tutoring? If its the former, how can I apply?
        Apr 26, 2014
    5. chimpact
      chimpact
      do you have tips on how to catch good iv legends. im lookin to get modest articuno. the only thing i know is use synchro ralts
      1. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        It's gonna be a lot of luck and Soft Resetting. If you want, you can use a "one under" pokemon that has one less speed point than a 31 speed articuno so that any articuno that outspeeds it is either +speed nature or has a 31 speed IV. Also, if you knock out the ralts at the front of your party, you still get the synchronize effect, so you can have something else fighting arty.
        Apr 24, 2014
      2. gamer boy
        gamer boy
        Also, similarly to how friends safari mons automatically have 2 perfect IVs, legends will automatically have 3 perfect IVs which is incredibly helpful
        Apr 26, 2014
    6. gamer boy
      gamer boy
      I think its "that here kirby" ;P
    7. Lady Salamence
      Lady Salamence
      "PRINCESSOFJOHTO LAYS THE TRAP"

      holy fuck how long has it been since that
    8. Jonater
      Jonater
      While editing my post, I accidentily deleted my skeleton. Is there anyway of getting it back?
      1. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        Gotcha covered! Check the thread.
        Apr 12, 2014
      2. Jonater
        Jonater
        thank you so much! i had a heart attack when i accidentally removed it.
        Apr 12, 2014
    9. Superbobbobbob3
      Superbobbobbob3
      can you give my analysis a Quality Control check, it is the 2014 VGC Chadelure one.
    10. zero2exe
      zero2exe
      Just dropping by to say your post was pure genius good sir lol
    11. gamer boy
      gamer boy
      Just pointing out that Magicxgame has kinda abandoned the ferrothorn thread. Could you reassign it to someone who is actually going to pay attention to it?
      http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/ferrothorn.3501582/
      Also, would it be OK if I copy/pasted the tyranitar stuff into a new thread as I am unable to change the title and prefix? It would be really helpful for the future of the analysis' work
      1. gamer boy
        gamer boy
        I did it about a day after posting this (sorry for not waiting for permission first, I just realised that it was prolly easier as I vm'd Laurel and he hadn't got around to it over a week later XD). Would you be kind enough to lock the old thread
        Apr 1, 2014
      2. gamer boy
        gamer boy
        Apr 1, 2014
    12. Chenkovsky
      Chenkovsky
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      2. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        No prob!
        Mar 24, 2014
      3. Chenkovsky
        Chenkovsky
        Apr 7, 2014
      4. Chenkovsky
        May 29, 2014
    13. gamer boy
      gamer boy
    14. Twilight Nova
      Twilight Nova
      Hey. We're supposed to play in the Battlespot tourney. I'm in EST and should be available Saturday afternoon.
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      2. Twilight Nova
        Twilight Nova
        Sunday would work but it looks like the deadline is Saturday. Are you free tonight?
        Mar 21, 2014
      3. Twilight Nova
        Twilight Nova
        I posted saying we are going to try to play tomorrow. I should be available on the afternoon.
        Mar 22, 2014
      4. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        So it seems Virtual Router has picked a fine evening to stop working again. I'm sorry for the delay and my unresponsiveness setting up this match; I'll throw the match.
        Mar 23, 2014
    15. Arcticblast
    16. Darkerones
      Darkerones
      I love your avatar XD Nui is absolutely loathsome yet very entertaining.
      1. Darkerones
        Darkerones
        Mar 17, 2014
      2. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        Cool, I'll try and get to it sometime soon. You'll have to forgive me for not doing many things with QC checking recently; the State Championship for the TCG is on Saturday and I've been playtesting my deck like nuts.
        Mar 17, 2014
    17. unfixable
      unfixable
      TheMANtyke
    18. v
      v
      Hey I'd like to apply to become a vgc leader
      1. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        I was never invited to become lcf staff: n
        Mar 15, 2014
      2. v
        v
        Fool.
        Mar 15, 2014
    19. Arcticblast
      Arcticblast
      What is your avatar even ;_;
      1. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        Still of the anime Kill la Kill
        Mar 14, 2014
    20. Raghav
      Raghav
      Hey I'd like to apply to become a vgc leader
    21. MyNameIsVeryCreative
      1. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        You pointed out Blissey and Chansey as answers to Clawitzer when they're not even in the format. Rest is extraordinarily rare on Rotom-W; Battlespot usage statistics have it on less than 4% of them. The second sentence of your analysis mentions spending the time to heal one of the frailest Pokemon in the format instead of something that could take a hit and not die on the exact same turn you Heal Pulse it.
        Mar 12, 2014
      2. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        That among other things showed an extraordinary lack of familiarity with the rule set to the point where locking it and asking you to read up and play a little more before you give it a second try later.
        Mar 12, 2014
      3. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        So now you can either choose to practice a bit more and hone your skills to the point where you'd be a (welcomed) analysis writer or you can continue to insult me and land yourself in a bit of trouble.
        Mar 12, 2014
    22. MyNameIsVeryCreative
      MyNameIsVeryCreative
      I tried rest but it's not good on Clawitzer, because he's not that bulky should be spending his time healing or attacking not sleeping. Rotom-W with rest is reasonably common in VGC and is a much better user of rest than Clawitzer is, so what are you talking about?
    23. MyNameIsVeryCreative
      MyNameIsVeryCreative
      Wait what do you mean inaccurate theorem and not actual practice? I've been using heal pulse Clawitzer a lot in VGC and hasn't been performing too badly. I understand that I'm new and don't understand all the rules and nooks and crannies of Smogon, but that was slightly insulting.
    24. moist quagsire
      moist quagsire
      Howdy, Im the Moist Quagsire, just writing to ask u about VGC QC and potently some analysis stuff, I want to get involved and think some of my ideas are good if somwhat unorthodox, i've asked to try analyse salamence on the VGC 2014 Analysis Reservation Thread, but would also like to try slurpuff as he fits more in the unorthodox box,
      Thanks,
      'Quagsire
      1. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        Right now we're trying to cover the most relevant threats in VGC 2014 and are steering mostly away from Pokemon with smaller niches like Slurpuff. Most everything on the top priority list is done, but I'd like to cover mons that are maybe in the top 50 usage before moving into more niche territory.
        Mar 10, 2014
      2. moist quagsire
        moist quagsire
        ok, thanks....
        Mar 10, 2014
    25. Luxpluff91
      Luxpluff91
      Hi Mantyke, sorry for bothering you but I have a quick rules question. My trade thread has been inactive for a long time but now that PokeBank is out, I wanted to update it. But since I haven't posted in a while, I was wondering if it would be considered a rule break (reviving a dead thread).

      Just to clarify, if I do post to update it, I'll be including some new RNG's as well, in accordance to the rules.

      Thank you!
      1. TheMantyke
        TheMantyke
        You're perfectly fine reviving and bumping your own thread. That rule is moreso in effect to prevent people from bumping old threads that aren't going to see activity any time soon.
        Mar 5, 2014
      2. Luxpluff91
        Luxpluff91
        Alright. Thank you for the quick response :)
        Mar 5, 2014
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