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  1. WhiteDMist

    Abdication: End of an Era (Congratulations Magnemite!!)

    I've grown very busy in real life, so I cannot fully focus on PU as much as I would like. I'm not leaving Smogon, nor PU; I am just stepping down from authority. It's time for a change in leadership, to those who are more tournament-oriented and able to integrate PU into the overall Smogon...
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    Project How To Build A Better Player Discussion

    This has been a side project of mine since February. I've always thought that there was no single guide to battling in general, and I wanted to try to fix that. After hearing from many people that the (PU) ladder was terrible, I decided that this was necessary. It's a work in progress, and new...
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    Resource How to Build A Better Player - PU Edition!

    How to Build a Better Player - (PU edition) Welcome to How to Build a Better Player! This thread is going to be a compendium of different guides for players new to PU and Pokemon in general. Some of the best PU players will lend their wisdom to the cause, which is to improve the base...
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    Unown (QC 1/1)[GP 2/2]

    [OVERVIEW] "When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge." - Black and White Pokedex entry. The odd power that emerges is the ability to spell something out in 6 spaces using a whole team of Unown. Have yourself a few giggles spelling out...
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    PU Stage 2 Alt Identification Thread

    (c/ped from RU thread :P) This thread is here for the simple purposes of having everyone identify themselves for the upcoming Sun vote. As a reminder, you need to have a GXE score of at least 80 and Glicko-1 of 1800 ± 80 or better, on fresh alt to vote in this test, so don't make a post here...
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    Metagame np: Stage 2 - Teardrop - Victreebel Banned

    credit to galbia for doing all the work for this np :P This time around the PU tier got no new toys, or "drops" at all so it is just time to .cry However the metagame could shake up a little bit since we lost the defogger with the best matchup against hazards setters, Prinplup, and a solid...
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    PU Suspect Vote Results

    OP stolen and altered from similar threads from OU, UU, RU, and NU. Hey guys! So this thread will be where the results from all our suspect tests will be compiled from now on. This thread will contain: A list of the people who are on the current PU Council, former Council members, and the...
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    PU General Rules, Guidelines, and Announcements (PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE POSTING)

    OP stolen from similar threads by Molk and Raseri DISCLAIMER: THIS IS THE OLD PU THREAD, RULES ARE THE SAME, NEW THREAD WILL BE POSTED SOON Hello everyone! Welcome to the PU tier, an official Other Metagame! Like any subforum, the PU forum has rules, and if you don't follow these rules at...
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    ORAS PU Analysis Reservation Thread

    Before we start, here's all the information you need to know before reserving an analysis and some useful links to help you along the way: Generation 6 Analysis Format Spelling and Grammar Standards Grammar-Prose Team Queue For your convenience, here's a list of the current PU QC team members...
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    PU Analyses Discussion Thread

    OP stolen from Soulgazer who stole it from Spirit Hi, this thread is meant to primarily discuss one of these two things: possible additions/updates to completed analysis, and making a case for a Pokemon that doesn't have an analysis but you believe it should receive one. The first entails the...
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    NU Swellow

    is bird Overview ######## Swellow is an amazing late-game sweeper with its Guts-boosted attacks and amazing Speed. Its immunities and resistances, coupled with pivoting moves and double switches, make it easy for Swellow to switch in relatively safely and activate its Toxic Orb. However...
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    NU Zangoose

    First XY analysis, let me know if the format is wrong. Overview ######## Zangoose is one of the most effective wallbreakers and late-game sweepers in the NU metagame. Zangoose also shines as one of the best possible sweepers for Sticky Web-based teams. After just a single turn needed to...
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    Metagame ORAS/XY PU (Serperior Banned)

    Approved by Arcticblast and Hollywood (forever Treecko) RIP Detective Dell you will always have a place here :'( GEN 6 PU credit to Arhops for the awesome banner! Introduction: Welcome to the PU Metagame for X&Y! For those of you who don't know, PU allows all the NU Pokemon that are 3.406% or...
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    Miltank QC 3/3 GP 2/2

    Taken over from Brawlfest, Moofensive set removed. We can use funny set names now Raseri ? :o GG NO RE Brawlfest [Overview] <p>As the fastest Stealth Rock setter in the NU tier, Miltank has a claim to fame as a support Pokemon. With a variety of utility moves such as Heal Bell under its...
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    Triquetra

    Hi, I'm WhiteDMist! For anyone who doesn't know me, I'm a NU player, QC member, and former RMT Team Rater for the Neverused tier. I eventually got tired of rating teams (it took up a lot more time than I liked), real life was getting more demanding, and I wasn't quite as interested in laddering...
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    Butterfree (QC 4/4) (GP 2/2)

    I'm taking this over for Detective Dell at his request, so all credit for this is his. Let's get this done finally! I'm Ranger Dell too [Overview] <p>Butterfree's main claim to fame is its access to Quiver Dance, a claim shared by several other Bug-types. However, what sets Butterfree apart...
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    Mawile (BW2 Revamp)(QC 3/3)[GP 2/2]

    Eviolite Fairy anyone? [Overview] <p>Mawile suffers from having mediocre stats and a bad offensive typing. However, Mawile has decent offensive power courtesy of Sheer Force and possible Swords Dance Boosts. It is also a very important member of Baton pass teams due to its good defensive...
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    Fearow (BW2 Revamp)(QC 3/3)(GP 2/2)

    Not a brave bird [Overview] <p>In a tier with a flock of excellent Normal / Flying Pokemon, Fearow struggles to not be outclassed, especially by Braviary. Fearow's most notable niche is its to outspeed potent threats such as Haunter and Sawsbuck without without a Choice Scarf and ability to...
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    Pidgeot (BW2 Revamp)(QC 3/3)(GP 2/2)

    Pretty straight forward one here. Best bird y/n Mach 2 [Overview] <p>As impressive as it looks, Pidgeot is terribly outclassed by most other physical Normal / Flying type Pokemon in the tier. Its mediocre bulk and offenses do little to help it differentiate itself, and while it does have a...
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    Leafeon (Update)(QC 3/3)[GP 2/2]

    Vineon [Overview] Outclassed in most roles by other Grass-types Main niches is a bulky support Pokemon with decent offensive presence It hits a great Speed benchmark, allowing it to Speed tie Primeape, Sawsbuck, and Jynx and is still fast for a defensive Pokemon It has weaknesses to common...