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What is Almost Any Ability?
Almost Any Ability (AAA) is a metagame that lives up to its name. Pokemon in this meta have access to "almost every ability" with the exception of a few that me, the council and the community deem broken or unhealthy for this metagame. (Keep in mind that you cannot change the ability of a mega pokemon, that is, when you mega evolve a pokemon, it does not retain the ability you have given it, it reverts to the ability the mega has.) With new abilities at Pokemons disposal, new, old and even some unexpected threats emerge from the depths of OU, UU, NU, and maybe even some PU. After all, an ability can make or break a Pokemon!
Clauses, Banlists, and Unbans
AAA's clauses are similar to OU's, however mons and abilities shall be banned seperately from OU. Take note that mons that naturally gain these abilities can still use them, so huge power azumarill is still legal despite huge power being banned. Likewise with megastones.
- Arena Trap
- Fur Coat
- Huge Power
- Innards Out
- Parental Bond
- Pure Power
- Speed Boost
- Water Bubble
- Wonder Guard
- OU Clauses
- Ability Clause-teams are limited to 2 of the same ability, this includes "variants" such as Teravolt and Turboblaze.
- Mega Metagross
[11/27/16] Quick banned Simple and Contrary
[12/1/16] Almost Any Ability is on Showdown!
[12/3/16] Parental Bond has been quick banned
[12/14/16] Comatose has been quick banned
[12/23/16] Speed Boost has been quick banned
[2/8/17] Fluffy has been banned via suspect
[2/8/17] Dragonite has been quick banned
[2/8/17] Kyurem-Black has been quick banned
[2/8/17] Illusion has been quick banned
[2/8/17] Protean has been quick banned
[2/8/17] Stakeout has been quick banned
[2/23/17] Innards Out has been quick banned
[3/17/17] Keldeo has been quick banned
[3/21/17] Dugtrio has been quick banned
[4/6/17] Kartana has been banned via suspect
[7/23/17] Hoopa-Unbound has been banned via suspect
[10/11/17] Terrakion has been banned via suspect