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    SM OU Please help with my Mega Lopunny Balance team

    Hi! I would recommend using Psychium Z instead of Bugium Z, Bug Buzz will OHKO Tyranitar even at +0 (or +1 in Sand) with Rocks up anyway, otherwise Toxapex will really be a problem for you, seeing as Garchomp is not OHKOing it and it has Regenerator and you will be locked into EQ for you...
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    SM OU Sticky Web Hyper Offense

    The first thing I would recommend is dropping Mimikyu, it's honestly really bad at the moment with a lot of Steel types, opposing priority and Bulky Offensive teams being quite common, its just too weak even after Swords Dance to really hurt anything and really susecptible to status. If you're...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    That thread doesn't have explanations as far as I can tell unfortunately. The old Sun and Moon sample teams and the USM Bazaar threads have plenty of sample teams with explanations. I would work from the latest page going backwards though, obviously some teams are very outdated...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Night Slash only has 5 more BP than Knock Off without the item boost anyway. In my opinion Knock Off is pretty much mandatory on any team at the moment, so many mons rely on Choice/AV/Leftovers to function.
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    What's the best team archetype at the moment for getting through the 1600s on the ladder? (HO, stall, Balance, etc) I'm dancing around this mark atm cause it's about as far as this OTR team can take me I feel, or is it just a case of git gud.
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    Ah I see, thanks man

    Ah I see, thanks man
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    As far as I'm aware Life Orb is outclassed by the Z move because with that nuke you can get the Beast Boost with puts you at 1.5x and a KO, Life Orb just doesn't really provide enough stopping power, however if you hate the idea of Scarf and already have a Z user and Kartana still fits then it's...
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    Yo, just wondering on the LO Mamoswine team you posted in OU workshop, is there huge...

    Yo, just wondering on the LO Mamoswine team you posted in OU workshop, is there huge significance in using Magic Guard over Unaware on the Clefable? Like you said, dealing with Hawlucha cheese is real nice, but +2 acrobatics is still doing like 75%. Plus set up sweepers in general are quite a...
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    Metagame USUM Metagame Discussion

    Check this thread for the most viable mons in OU: http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/usum-ou-ultra-viability-ranking-thread.3621329/ For future reference these kind of short hand questions should go here...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    The problem with running this for Pex is: 252 SpA Choice Specs Blacephalon Psyshock vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Toxapex: 204-240 (67.1 - 78.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO 252 SpA Choice Specs Blacephalon Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 252 SpD Toxapex: 135-160 (44.4 - 52.6%) -- 22.3% chance to 2HKO Not even an OHKO...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Celesteela absolutely hard walls Lele and gets a clean OHKO with Heavy Slam, Celesteela actually walls far better than Chansey seeing as a lot of people run Lele with Psyshock. Celesteela also deals with Choice locked Kartana and Mega Pinsir Its pretty well known Lele is a bane to defensive...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Celesteela walls Lele, Unaware Clefable walls MPinsir/Hawucha/Kartana (without Smart Strike, which is usually foregone for Knock Off). Theres a reason Toxapex is S rank, but Chansey works for a blanket Special Attackers check. Just a few examples. Just look at the checks and counters section of...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    No, if you really want to use Torterra you'd be best going to either PU or possibly NU where it is not dead weight.
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    Usage-Based Tier Update for January 2018

    But Landorus does have a number of reliable counters, as listed a number of times in even just this thread. Also HP Ice is a 60BP move and Koko has only 95 base SpAtk, and it still has an 81.3% chance to KO. Also ban Toxapex has been around since before Sun and Moon? Whut?
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    Project USUM Teambuilding Workshop [Open]

    With the discussion on the VR thread atm I'd like to see what the Hippo can really do, I've actually wanted to use him for a while as a sweet wall and sand setter. This set isn't necessary, just a good example. Hippowdon @ Leftovers Ability: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 144 Def / 112 SpD Impish...
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    Usage-Based Tier Update for January 2018

    I swear there should be a thread in OU just to discuss Lando-T to keep it off other boards. It says nowhere in any policy that *high* usage is ban worthy. Due to to numbers of counters Lando has, as repeatedly pointed out, (Gren, KyuremB, Keldeo, Weavile, Bulu, I mean any SpAtker with higher...
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    Metagame USUM Metagame Discussion

    Its typing is eh, not good, not terrible, but it's pitiful SpDef and lackluster Speed means that any neutral SpAtk is all thats needed to really deal with this thing anyway, so the merit of it's typing defensively isn't that great of a point in my opinion. Forcing a switch on a Physical...
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    Resource USUM OU ULTRA Viability Ranking Thread

    Tapu Lele to A+ Agree I mean just to repeat this post in reverse you can make a nomination if you feel like a Pokemon is underrated by its rank. Although I disagree with the 'vast movepool' point, (actually to me it seems pretty limited, or at best average) I do think that changes in the meta...
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    Doubles Doubles Viability Rankings

    Is there somewhere I can see which of these have set pages on smogon without looking through them all individually? and would the sets for OU Doubles/VGC be viable in battle spot?
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Probably cause you are watching 1300+, it's not really representative of meta trends at that level. Honestly its extremely frail, and kind of useless until it evolves. Bulky Offence/Balance seems to be the best/most common archetype at the moment, which means a lot of hazards that Greninja isn't...