1vs1 Ultra! Approved by Arcticblast! Hello guys! This is me! This is a new tier. 1vs1 Ultra! Lastly, I`ve been hosting alot 1vs1 tournaments on Pokémon Showdown and I`ve enjoyed it! I`ve seen alot of battles and tactics in my tournaments and wanted to share this with you guys. As you can see, I have included Genesect above. Yes, Genesect is unbanned. And so are other Pokémons. However, they`re a little bit nerfed now. ALL abilities have been released! Also Shadow Tag Chandelure, but he has no point is this tier anyways. Also, all Pokémons who were once OU in BW are now released and nerfed. Unbanned (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Unbanned (open) Unbanned (close) Excadrill - Rapid Spin and Weather teams have no use in this tier. Thundurus-I - Instead of Prankster, Thundurus-I has Inner Focus as his first ability. Tornadus-Therian - Regenerator has no use. Still, to give a fair ability to Tornadus-Therian, he gets Prankster now >.> Blaziken - Instead of Speed Boost, Blaziken has Flash Fire as his Dream World ability. Darkrai - Nasty Plot and Focus Blast are banned in Darkrai`s movepool. Genesect - Rock Polish is removed from Genesect`s tier. Otherwise, Genesect was okay in the OU metagame >.> Also, I felt like Rapid Spin shouldn`t be banned on Excadrill, since it has no use anyways. Excadrill should pretty much be in the UU of the 1vs1s >.> Also, U-Turn shouldn`t be banned. He can`t switch out anyways, but he can do serious damage on Pokémons who are weak to Bug-type moves. This makes Genesect effective in some way. Shadow Tag Chandelure doesn`t need a ban, you can`t switch out in 1vs1s anyways. But we have a banlist ofcourse. It isn`t so big, and it is like the standard banlist: Banlist (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Banlist (open) Banlist (close) - Evasion Clause is ON. One cannot have Double Team or Minimize in its moveset. Also, Snow Cloak and Sand Veil is banned. - OHKO Clause is ON. One cannot use Guillotine, Fissure, Sheer Cold or Horn Drill in its moveset. - Moody Clause is ON. One cannot have a Pokémon having the ability Moody. - Soul Dew One cannot use Latios or Latias with the 'Soul Dew' item. - Amount of Pokémons One cannot have more than 1 Pokémon in his team. - Selfmudering moves (+ Sash) One cannot use Selfdestruct, Explosion, Destiny Bond, Memento, Final Gambit, Lunar Dance and Perish Song. One cannot use these moves, including a Focus Sash. Noticeable Threat List Also, I took note of some really threatening Pokémons in this tier: [Scarfed Keldeo] - I see Keldeo easily being the biggest threat in this tier. Secret Sword is amazing, Hydro Pump on water STAB, which can take out ALOT of Pokémons, HP Ghosts to get rid of his opponents and Icy Wind to take out grasses! Keldeo counters pretty much everything that can be a threat to him. Possible moveset (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Possible moveset (open) Possible moveset (close) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Justified - Secret Sword - Hydro Pump - Hidden Power [Ghost] - Icy Wind [Paraflinch Jirachi] - Also, Jirachi can be a huge threat and hard to take out. It`s an annoying playstyle which is used alot in my tournaments. Actually, Jirachi is by far the most used Pokémon in my tournaments. Possible moveset (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Possible moveset (open) Possible moveset (close) @ Leftovers Trait: Serene Grace - Body Slam/Thunder Wave - Iron Head - U-Turn - Wish [FEAR Mamoswine] - Believe it or not, FEAR launched on Mamoswine. It has won alot of tournaments, nonetheless. It is not a big threat, mainly due to Mamoswine`s horrible typing. Made by Cerco Possible FEAR Mamoswine Moveset (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Possible FEAR Mamoswine Moveset (open) Possible FEAR Mamoswine Moveset (close) @ Focus Sash Trait: Thick Fat - Endeavor - Ice Shard - Earthquake - Stone Edge [Allout Attacking Machamp] - DynamicPunch + No Guard seems to be a popular set for Machamp. However, easily countered by Ghost-types. Unless Pursuit Machamp >.> Machamp is, however, a threat to this tier, as Machamp can do alot of damage output. Possible Allout Attacking Machamp (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Possible Allout Attacking Machamp (open) Possible Allout Attacking Machamp (close) @ Choice Band Trait: No Guard - DynamicPunch - Pursuit - ThunderPunch - Stone Edge [ToxicStall Gliscor] - Even in 1vs1, ToxicStall Gliscor can be highly annoying. Nonetheless, he has many checks and alot of counters, ToxicStall Gliscor can be a beast in this tier. Possible ToxicStall Gliscor Moveset (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Possible ToxicStall Gliscor Moveset (open) Possible ToxicStall Gliscor Moveset (close) @ Toxic Orb Trait: Poison Heal - Protect - Substitute - Toxic - Earth Power [SubSeed Prankster Whimsicott] - Oh god, this set is so deadly. When not prepared, SubSeed Prankster Whimsicott/Cottonee can be a pain in the ass to KO. However, weakened by 5 different types. Whimsicott can nullify the damage from the Substitute easily by a Leftovers+LeechSeed combination. Possible SubSeed Set (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Possible SubSeed Set (open) Possible SubSeed Set (close) @ Leftovers Trait: Prankster - Substitute - Leech Seed - Stun Spore - Taunt/Giga Drain/Encore [Spore + Swords Dance Breloom] - As you could see, Spore + Swords Dance Breloom is maybe the most gamebreaking Pokémon in this tier. Spore is only countered by Insomnia Pokémons (and the best of those is Honchkrow), or by the Lum/Chesto Berry. However, Breloom counters Keldeo, easily the best Pokémon in this tier. Breloom is THE counterpart of Keldeo. Possible Spore+SD Set (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Possible Spore+SD Set (open) Possible Spore+SD Set (close) @ Focus Sash Trait: Technician - Spore - Swords Dance - Mach Punch - Bullet Seed/Substitute [Dark Void Darkrai] - I see this growing easily one of the bigger threats in the meta-game. Dark Void + Bad Dreams combinations is LETHAL. However, not having Nasty Plot+Focus Blast sucks really bad. However, Dark Void Darkrai is really good. Possible Darkrai Set (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Possible Darkrai Set (open) Possible Darkrai Set (close) @ Life Orb Trait: Bad Dreams - Dark Void - Dark Pulse - Substitute - Focus Punch/Drain Punch/Foul Play Beginner Section Good items! (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Good items! (open) Good items! (close) [Lum Berry]: Lum Berry is a great item. It cures the confusing of Machamp`s DynamicPunch and even better: Breloom`s Spore. The Lum Berry can be a game-breaking move. [Chesto Berry]: This has the same purpose as Lum Berry, however, Chesto Berry is for curing sleep. Easy to abuse Rest+Chesto with it, which can, on a bulky Pokémon, be incredibly important. [Choice items]: Choice Band, Choice Specs and Choice Scarf are piece for piece, great items. Maybe they are even the best 3 items in the game. Especially Scarf makes the biggest threat in this tier such a threat: Keldeo. Keldeo with 1.5x boosted speed is amazing. Also, Choice Band/Specs can be a OHKO instead of a 2HKO. [Focus Sash]: However, this may be the most important item in the whole tier. It allows you to cover 1 hit. A single hit, which is gamebreaking, disastreous. It is the main part of the FEAR tactic. Focus Sash however, is incredibly gamebreaking. It tanks a super-effective hit. Maybe the item that could win a tournament. I also have a few tips. So as beginner, you`d probably better read this! Tips (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Tips (open) Tips (close) Hazards have no point. They are a waste of moves. The only hazard that eventually works is Leech Seed. If you`d lean towards a stally gameplay, you should reckon a Ferrothorn Leech Seed set. Weather isn`t dominating in this tier. You can use a Politoed (Specs Politoed + STAB + Rain with Hydro Pump = huge damage output!), Ninetales, Tyranitar or Hippowdon for the STAB, but aren`t very important. --- Please Luvdisc this! I hope this tier can be implanted in Pokémon Showdown anytime soon!