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  1. Sprocket

    Jumpluff

    Mainly because sandstorm/hail/Kangaskhan are common enough to ruin Focus Sash for Jumpluff, but its always an option. Personally I don't like leaning on Focus Sashes for surviving big hits, but thats just me. Jumpluff has decent enough bulk where it usually doesn't need Focus Sash except for the...
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    Abomasnow [QC Ready 0/2]

    I feel a Focus Sash Abomasnow set should be considered. Opponents expecting a quick kill will be surprised when it survives a strong hit and is able to keep fighting.
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    VGC 14 Kangaskhan

    Sucker Punch/Crunch, especially after mega evolving. And Kangaskhan can always run Scrappy pre-mega. So at best most Ghosts are checks. But Kangaskhan definitely does not like Will-O-Wisp. Rock Slide is a spread move and unaffected by Parental Bond, so it would only hit once.
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    Jumpluff

    252 SpA Life Orb Protean Greninja Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 60 SpD Yache Berry Jumpluff: 166-198 (91.2 - 108.7%) -- 50% chance to OHKO 252+ Atk Mamoswine Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 60 Def Yache Berry Jumpluff: 198-234 (108.7 - 128.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO The only issue with Yache Berry is that the...
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    VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Prankster does indeed boost Quick Guard, giving Meowstic the fastest Quick Guard in the game. As for other Fake Out users, see this thread: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/fake-out-quick-guard-speed-tiers.3495818/
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    VGC 14 Kangaskhan

    One advantage of Jolly (in Mega form) is that you speed tie with other Base-100s and outspeed non-scarf Hydreigon. I'm really curious to see what you have for Counters, as Kangas is hard to counter (depending on partners and moveset used)
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    Talonflame Discussion

    MissingNoL Life Orb Jolly Garchomp is a strong chance OHKO a 0 HP /4 Def Charti Talonflame. So for that reason I would be leery of running Charti Berry (esp since its a virtual guarantee to OHKO after a priority Brave Bird or a fast Flare Blitz). 252 Atk Life Orb Garchomp Rock Slide vs. 0 HP /...
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    Meowstic-F

    Interesting strategy. I kinda like it. The only thing I see is that, as you point out, Meowstic-F is quite frail; Gothitelle has much better defenses and can run an effective Trick Room set, while Wigglytuff has better typing and works better in Trick Room than either one. Also you have to give...
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    VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Assault Vest might be good for certain attacks (and paired with Solid Rock its not bad), but any attack that is 4x super effective will still likely OHKO. 252+ SpA Rotom-W Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Solid Rock Rhyperior: 183-219 (82.4 - 98.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO <-- best case...
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    Fake Out & Quick Guard Speed Tiers

    Just a note, Prankster affects Quick Guard. So Prankster Meowstic ALWAYS gets Quick Guard off versus opposing Fake Out users, unless a faster opponent uses Snatch (Weavile and Liepard can conceivably outspeed Meowstic and do this). Even then I'm not sure Snatch can affect Quick Guard (I haven't...
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    Psych Up + Baton Pass

    Actually one Pokemon that this can work off of is Mega Kangaskhan using Power-up Punch, and then its partner using Psych Up to copy the boosts from Kangas, though you'd probably be better off running Sword's Dance if possible. Smeargle could also use Geomancy and Power Herb and its partner copy...
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    VGC2014 Type Analysis #1: Poison

    Somehow I missed this. Thanks.
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    VGC2014 Type Analysis #1: Poison

    All fair points. I was going after some basic ideas and sets without diving too deep into full out analyses.
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    Conkeldurr

    Expert Belt Talonflame is an almost guaranteed OHKO, while a Choice Band Talonflame IS a guaranteed OHKO. Needs to be mentioned. You completely neglect Conkeldurr's other weakness: Fairy types such as Mega Mawile, Azumarill, and Sylveon who all can OHKO with Play Rough or Moonblast. And yeah...
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    Psych Up + Baton Pass

    Just a note, Musharna is not VGC legal. I see this technique as gimmicky and something that could be stopped with Taunt, and the amount of setup it requires to be very difficult to pull off in the actual VGC tournament.
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    VGC 2014 Rules

    X and Y itself.
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    VGC 2014 Rules

    There is. It's called Rated Wi-Fi battles, as well as Free Wi-Fi battles which is unrestricted. Also it's probably (in my opinion) that VGC2015 season will allow full Pokedex minus the usual suspecst (Mew, Mewtwo, etc)
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    Jumpluff

    The only problem with using Mega Kangaskhan against Jumpluff is that my Jumpluff outspeeds it, so it risks getting put to sleep before it can KO Jumpluff. My Jumpluff also outspeeds Garchomp by 1, so even opposing Garchomp are at risk. Obviously you can move some EVs out of HP or Defense into...
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    VGC2014 Type Analysis #1: Poison

    VGC2014 Type Analysis #1: Poison I'm starting a new weekly series called the VGC2014 Type Analysis, where I will briefly discuss the various Pokemon types, Pokemon that fit these types (as well as sample VGC viable movesets), and brief move and item analysis. Our first type analysis under the...
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    Jumpluff

    As resident Jumpluff champion, you would be amazed how durable a Jolly/Timid 252 HP/60 Def/196 Speed Coba Berry Jumpluff is in practice. Sure, its easy to KO, but it requires a super effective hit to do so reliably, and its strong enough to take at least one Rock Slide to the face, and one...