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  1. Halcyon.

    Gyarados [QC 0/2]

    [OVERVIEW] * Intimidate always a strong ability * One of the few viable setup users * Pairs well with relevant mons like Alolan Marowak, Muk and Arcanine * Myriad of options both offensive and defensive * Becomes a liability in front of common mons like Porygon and Tapu Koko [SET] name: Dragon...
  2. Halcyon.

    Metagame Mega Evolution in Sun & Moon

    Mega Evolution *approved by Subject 18 Mega Evolution, a mechanic introduced in the previous generation, is still a potent tool in Sun & Moon. Having one Pokemon with massive stats and usually a powerful ability to boot can be the difference between winning and losing. Teams can be built around...
  3. Halcyon.

    Project What's His Last? [Round 4]

    Co-run by Subject 18 and Halcyon. A long time ago, back when DPP was the current gen, and there was no team preview, the above question was often asked. You had to be prepared for anything in that last slow and use your deductive teambuilding skills to figure out just what your opponent was...
  4. Halcyon.

    ORAS OU Regality

    It's been a long time (almost a full year) since my last RMT, and that's honestly a real shame. I used to love making RMTs back in BW, but now I feel like none of my teams are consistent enough for me to make an entire RMT for them. This is the first team I've built in a while that, with proper...
  5. Halcyon.

    Serperior [QC 2/3]

    Overview ######## From the depths of obscurity comes Serperior, a Pokemon gifted with what is essentially a 130 Base Power Nasty Plot in the form of Leaf Storm thanks to its ability: Contrary. Against offensive builds, its impressive base 113 Speed allows it to outspeed a large part of the...
  6. Halcyon.

    Gen 6 Good Cores: ORAS Ubers Edition

    Good Cores: ORAS Ubers approved by Fireburn Building a successful team is much easier when starting with a successful core. Well that's exactly the point of this thread! Here you can post (or borrow) excellent cores you've used in your team building. So what constitutes a good core? Two-three...
  7. Halcyon.

    Other OU Mini Tour Mk II (Round 2)

    How to participate: The OU Mini-Tournaments are run just like an official Smogon tournament. The first thread/post posted is the sign-ups. During the sign-ups you post "in". The Rounds will last exactly 4 days from the second the round is posted here in the OU sub-forum. At the end of the 4...
  8. Halcyon.

    Volcanion (Heavy WIP)

    Just putting this here to show that I wasn't joking when I said I would take this. Gonna take me a while to figure this mon out though, its movepool is bad and it's weak to rocks ;;; Overview ######## IT CHECKS AZU AND KELDEO AND MAWILE #HYPE SubStatus ######## name: SubStatus move 1...
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    Other XY OU Mini Tour #2 Round 3

    Hosted by Halcyon., Nog, and ShootingStarmie How to participate: The OU Mini-Tournaments are run just like an official Smogon tournament. The first thread/post posted is the sign-ups. During the sign-ups you post "in". The Rounds will last exactly 4 days from the second the round is posted...
  10. Halcyon.

    Is this a joke post?

    Is this a joke post? My comments in blue, Subject 18's in red The answer is yes. This is a team that Subject 18, ShootingStarmie, and I made during the RMT activity where you build with experienced official team raters. We decided to build around Mega Gardevoir, an extremely underrated...
  11. Halcyon.

    Other Counter That Pokemon! (Final Battle Friday @ 12 PM EST)

    Counter That Pokemon! approved by Haunter & Subject 18 Welcome to the Counter That Pokemon Project! Last generation, this Project, spearheaded by Ganj4lf and Melee Mewtwo, was a huge success. It brought the community together to build teams, learn about countering specific Pokemon, and most...
  12. Halcyon.

    Manaphy

    er...wait... there we go. Overview ######## Manaphy has always been a threat thanks to its access to one of the best boosting moves in the game: Tail Glow. Reaching +3 Special Attack in a single turn is nothing to sneeze at, and when combined with Manaphy's respectable 100 base stats across...
  13. Halcyon.

    Kangaskhan

    Overview ######## Broken as all hell Amazing ability: Parental Bond Unbelievable bulk for a setup sweeper Gets to choose its counters with coverage Attacking + Setup with PuP Fake Out + Sucker Punch gives access to great priority Seismic Toss 2HKOs everything with >401 HP Seriously has no cons...
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    OU Rotom-W

    Overview ######## Rotom-W is one the best bulky pivots in the tier, thanks to its typing, decent stats, and movepool. Its Electric / Water typing is very useful for taking on powerful and common threats in the tier such as Mega Pinsir, Talonflame, and Azumarill. Levitate in conjunction with its...
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    OU Landorus

    Overview ######## Landorus is one of the most powerful special attackers in the tier. The combination of Sheer Force and recoil-less Life Orb boosts all of its attacks with a secondary effect to monstrous levels. It is also one of the most difficult Pokemon for stall to handle due to Calm Mind...
  16. Halcyon.

    [QC Ready 2/3] Kangaskhan

    This better be fucking OU banned [Pros] <ul> <li>It has an amazing ability in Mega Forme, Parental Bond, that lets it attack twice in one turn.</li> <li>Though its coverage might be sparse, it has exactly what it needs to succeed.</li> <li>Power Up Punch becomes a pseudo-Swords Dance.</li>...
  17. Halcyon.

    [COMPLETED] Medicham

    [Pros] <ul> <li>It has enormous Attack with Pure Power.</li> <li>The Speed boost to 100 is huge for Mega Medicham.</li> <li>It has a good movepool.</li> <li>It makes a decent revenge killer with Fake Out and Bullet Punch</li> <li>Those priority moves also give it a way of Mega Evolving without...
  18. Halcyon.

    [COMPLETED] Kingdra

    FREE AT LAST [Pros] <ul> <li>Kingdra is arguably the best user of Swift Swim.</li> <li>Dual STABs give almost unresisted coverage on the whole metagame, barring Ferrothorn, Azumarill, Whimiscott, and Empoleon.</li> <li>It might have a small movepool, but has just enough.</li> <li>Can utilize...
  19. Halcyon.

    [COMPLETED] Galvantula

    Easily top 5 favorite Unova Pokémon [Pros] <ul> <li>Galvantula is the most viable user of Sticky Web.</li> <li>It possesses great Speed.</li> <li>It has a passable Special Attack.</li> <li>Compound Eyes means it can run Thunder.</li> <li>It has a great unique offensive typing.</li> </ul>...
  20. Halcyon.

    [COMPLETED] Absol

    [Pros] <ul> <li>Mega Absol has amazing mixed attacking stats.</li> <li>It has an awesome base 115 Speed.</li> <li>It has a strong STAB priority in Sucker Punch.</li> <li>Swords Dance can boost its Attack even higher.</li> <li>It can utilize Magic Bounce at beginning of the turn thanks to Mega...