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Metagame Almost Any Ability

Discussion in 'Other Metagames' started by Laxpras, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Xeze

    Xeze

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    I've been using this lately.

    Typhlosion @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Beast Boost
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Eruption
    - Focus Blast
    - Extrasensory
    - Fire Blast


    Modest nature ensures that Beast Boost increases Special Attack. The main purpose of this set is abusing Scarf Eruptions. If you KO something with it, and get a Beast Boost, it will get really scary. The other moves are for coverage and Fire Blast in case you take some damage and still want to try sweeping late game.
  2. simsims2800

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    You can just run soul heart and timid tho
  3. Laxpras

    Laxpras You don't want zero problems big fella

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    As the council knows, I really second this and think Fluffy is absolutely broken and the only reason stall can occasionally lose rn is because of other broken things like Hoopa. While the comparison to Chansey is a good one, I honestly think it understates the power of Fluffy. Yes, Fluffy can be broken through with several different moves, namely Earthquake, Stone Edge, and strong Fire type moves, along with a few moves that are limited to one or two threats in the metagame. Like aesf said, however, Fluffy walls so much of the meta in one slot that these ways to break through Fluffy are easily countered by teammates. Additionally, having a Fire move isn't some automatic breeze through Fluffy.

    For an example, lets look at Aerilate Dragonite, who has been running Fire Punch as a way to deal with Fluffy mons. First, how much does Return do to Gliscor? (I'm going to use FC because Fluffy was not affecting damage at all in the showdown calc)
    252+ Atk Choice Band Aerilate Dragonite Return vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fur Coat Gliscor: 103-123 (29 - 34.7%) -- 99.9% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
    Ok so that does absolutely nothing, now let's say you make a good play and pick Fire Punch for the Gliscor switchin (I made Gliscor Grass type to account for the x2 damage):
    252+ Atk Choice Band Dragonite Fire Punch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fur Coat Gliscor: 86-102 (24.2 - 28.8%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
    (Replay proof that this is how it works, the opp did not use Choice Band as I asked but you can see that it does nothing: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7almostanyability-506907013)
    So congrats! You picked a Fire move to beat Fluffy and you did less damage than your actual STAB. Let's stop pretending that Fire moves just beat Fluffy users

    Ok so back to the comparison with Chansey, Fluffy is even stronger. Let's take comparable moves: a Jirachi Flash Cannon against Chansey vs a Jirachi Iron Head against Fluffy:
    0 SpA Jirachi Flash Cannon vs. 4 HP / 252 SpD Eviolite Chansey: 45-54 (7 - 8.4%) -- possibly the worst move ever
    0 Atk Jirachi Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fur Coat Buzzwole: 25-31 (5.9 - 7.4%) -- possibly the worst move ever


    So let's take that insane bulk and put it to practical use: A boosted Tough Claws Kartana (181atk +2 with Tough Claws!!!)
    +2 252 Atk Tough Claws Kartana Smart Strike vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fur Coat Buzzwole: 109-130 (26 - 31.1%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
    lol nothing

    Go play around in the calc for yourself, it's ridiculous. I think the only reason everyone hasn't been actively crying about Fluffy is because people like Klang are gone so stall hasn't been super prevalent. But when you do hit stall, against someone like motherlove using Fluffy.... I send my condolences. And we haven't even talked about set up Fluffy mons like Volcarona... Let's get the suspect going.
  4. Zephyr Dragon Lord

    Zephyr Dragon Lord

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    You know what? Fluffy is pretty disgusting. I just need to show you this from something with legendary power...

    +2 252+ Atk Choice Band Kyurem-Black Outrage vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fur Coat Buzzwole: 226-267 (54 - 63.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

    This is a Stakeout Kyruem-Black Outrage. Even it doesn't get the 2HKO without Stealth Rocks. That is absolutely disgusting. (Fusion Bolt can do the job, however...)

    Also, can I just say that Kyurem-Black itself is disgusting? CB Stakeout Kyurem beats Skarmory. WITH OUTRAGE.

    +2 252+ Atk Choice Band Kyurem-Black Outrage vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 224-264 (67 - 79%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

    Some more disgusting calculations from that set...

    +2 252+ Atk Choice Band Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Tapu Fini: 574-676 (166.8 - 196.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
    +2 252+ Atk Choice Band Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Magearna: 389-458 (106.8 - 125.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
    +2 252+ Atk Choice Band Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 376-443 (133.8 - 157.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO (Just in case you thought resists saved you...)
    +2 252+ Atk Choice Band Kyurem-Black Outrage vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Suicune: 516-607 (127.7 - 150.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
    +2 252+ Atk Choice Band Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Clefable: 385-453 (97.9 - 115.2%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
    +2 252+ Atk Choice Band Kyurem-Black Outrage vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Hippowdon: 507-597 (120.7 - 142.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO

    Also, some quick Life Orb Refrigerate calcs...

    252+ Atk Life Orb Refrigerate Kyurem-Black Return vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 199-234 (59.5 - 70%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    252+ Atk Life Orb Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Suicune: 250-296 (61.8 - 73.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    252+ Atk Life Orb Refrigerate Kyurem-Black Return vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Suicune: 113-134 (27.9 - 33.1%) -- 87.7% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
    252+ Atk Life Orb Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. +1 252 HP / 252+ Def Suicune: 166-198 (41 - 49%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
    252+ Atk Life Orb Refrigerate Kyurem-Black Return vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Quagsire: 278-329 (70.5 - 83.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    252+ Atk Life Orb Refrigerate Kyurem-Black Return vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Tapu Fini: 113-134 (32.8 - 38.9%) -- 95.5% chance to 4HKO after Poison Heal
    252+ Atk Life Orb Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Tapu Fini: 250-296 (72.6 - 86%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Poison Heal

    Needless to say, we should also have a Kyruem-Black suspect. I question why we allow this monster to roam free.. (Also Stakeout, but that'll be addressed in a separate post)
  5. Boomburst

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    Goodra @ Leftovers
    Ability: Fluffy
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
    Careful Nature
    - Dragon Tail
    - Power Whip
    - Rest
    - Toxic

    It can stop everything except STAKEOUT dragon/ice

    It can too

    Hoopa-Unbound @ Leftovers
    Ability: Fluffy
    EVs: 208 HP / 252 Def / 44 SpA / 4 SpD
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Calm Mind
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk
    - Dark Pulse

    252 Atk Reckless Staraptor Brave Bird vs. +2 208 HP / 252+ Def Hoopa-Unbound: 109-130 (30.8 - 36.8%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
    only moldbreak hurts
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
  6. darksylvion

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    Why would you run Fluffy Hoopa, it's basically a waste of mon, and also
    252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Terrakion Close Combat vs. 208 HP / 252+ Def Fur Coat Hoopa-Unbound: 192-228 (54.3 - 64.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
    This shouldn't be happening to a Fluffy wall imo, as these are kind of breakers Fluffy is supposed to stop.

    Anyways, coming to the point I whole heartedly agree with most of the points everyone said above, Fluffy is just too strong an ability on stall and imo, it hasn't been used on sweepers on balanced team well till now. Also proper damage on non-contact move is just not good enough reason as most of the high power moves which have good distribution among viable mons are contact moves eg close combat, brave bird etc. I am not going to drag along on this since most of the guys have already made cool points, but stall is tough to handle right now, as you have just too much to check on your attackers - Fluffy,Poison Heal, Unaware, Stamina etc and only mon which beats stall right now i.e. Hoopa-U just gets trapped, thus making the game extremely match-up based and more importantly if you aren't running anything you just lose at the preview.
  7. Funbot28

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    Ok so posted my next video, now detailing the AAA metagame! Please share and like it if you enjoyed :)

  8. Arikado

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    Snorlax used Facade!
    The opposing Lopunny lost 49% of its health!
    [Opposing Lopunny's Cute Charm!]
    Snorlax fell in love!

    The opposing Lopunny fainted!
    Robert Alfons: ..

    Slithermist sent out Incenorator (Incineroar)!
    Pointed stones dug into the opposing Incenorator!
    Turn 8
    ★Arikado: !dt cute charm
    ★Arikado: Slithermist
    Robert Alfons: loool
    ★Arikado: are you aware you're playing the metagame called Any Other ability
    ★Arikado: meaning any pokemon can use any ability u want
    Turn 9
    ★Slithermist: Screw you
    ★Arikado: .-.
    ★Slithermist: F*** off


    is this a regular sighting in OMs ladder.. smh..
  9. tegrof19

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    yes, every low ladder is like this
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  10. Arikado

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    why are people using their in-game teams in fucking AAA lmao how can they suddenly join the OMs ladder like what
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  11. Quantum Tesseract

    Quantum Tesseract Only my railgun
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    People do that in ou, ubers, etc as well. It's just that since you are currently battling low ladder OM players (as opposed to predumable higher ranked players in other tiers) you are seeing more of it.
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  12. The Ruins of Alpha

    The Ruins of Alpha Drampa's Grandpa

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    So this is my post on the viability of an oft overlooked and undervalued ability, Cute Charm, and its best abuser, Lopunny!

    ...just kidding.


    My pathetic attempt to make this post not a meme:
    Are there any mons with trapping moves that are good at abusing Illusion? Zydog maybe? What benefits from the mons they can remove / lures these mons in? What archetypes would this fit on. I want to abuse Illusion trapping :'(
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  13. Lcass4919

    Lcass4919 The Xatu Warrior

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    i guess i should probably remove cute charm lopunny from the viability rankings...all jokes aside, yeah, some people just want to either abuse something that's currently illegal (intimidate incineroar) or something banned (like aegislash iirc) so they keep looking through the tiers until their team is playable. and we happen to be one of the best for that.
  14. Fírnen

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    I usually don't post to say that but I really think AAA is ,at the moment, not pleasant to play.
    All team uses Stall core and is unbreakable if the guy has a decent level.
    Something has to be done (I know a few guy already said that), because a cancer tier isn't the best way to attract new guys and keep people who doesn't want have to play cancer to be good at this tier.

    Like some people said, stop thinking Fluffy isn't broken because of its Fire weakness, we all know Buzzwole or another paired with Suicune, Zygarde deal with that fire weakness.
    I think ban this ability as first step will be benefit for the metgame and its pleasure.


    To not only post this, here is one of my favorite set I play:
    Kartana@Choice Band
    Steelworker
    - Smart Strike
    - Leaf Blade
    - Psycho Cut
    - Sacred Sword



    PS: Sorry for my grammar, I'm not very good with English as you can see.
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  15. RukoDNe

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    I just stopped by to say that under no special conditions(and under no mold breaker users),Sap Sipper Swampert,Gastrodon,Seismitoad,or any of their evolutions with the same typing,have no real weaknesses

    PS:I'm new,feel free to correct me
  16. Lcass4919

    Lcass4919 The Xatu Warrior

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    technically speaking mold breaker grass and freeze dry (ice move that hits super effective on water) are the only two that hit ground water, both of which dont really see enough usage to be deemed "usable" :P technically they have weaknesses, but so rare i wouldnt even really call them that
  17. darksylvion

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    A cool stall-breaking set I have been trying out for last few days, involving not so popular lando-t. Seeing that refrigerate isn't that popular anymore outside weavile I guess(even that runs technician most of the time), so I was trying out a double dance set of lando-t as a sweeper with aerialate. But after a few matches I kind of invented this set, which actually works quite well vs stall teams.

    [​IMG]
    Landorus-Therian (M) @ Flyinium Z
    Ability: Tinted Lens
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Earthquake
    - Fly
    - Rock Polish
    This set utilises dual STABs on lando along with tinted lens as an ability. It basically tries to utilise Z-Crystal to take on common physical walls on stall like skarmory which in turn opens up holes in their team. It won't straight up sweep teams due to unaware being common, but it lures things which generally lando doesn't break through at all, as well as gives you an inherent advantage against aforementioned teams. Also Rock Polish +Tinted Lens means it isn't dead-weight against offensive teams either. Basically you'll have to know on which mon are you willing to use your Z-crystal before hand.
    One impressive thing is at +2 it 1HKOes defensive skarmory with Flying Z move. :)
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    +2 252+ Atk Tinted Lens Landorus-Therian Supersonic Skystrike vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 384-454 (114.9 - 135.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
    +2 252+ Atk Tinted Lens Landorus-Therian Fly vs. 252 HP / 172+ Def Zapdos: 302-356 (78.6 - 92.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock



    Edit : Shit 500th post lol
  18. TauNeutrino

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    Has anyone looked at Victini? With a CB Stakeout set it OHKOs Chansey after rocks with V-Create (No, not the fluffy one. It OHKOes STANDARD Chansey after rocks and does the same to hippo) and Firium Z combined with Sunny Day allows it to boost to +1 speed and gain a disgustingly powerful V-Create which can be combined with Beast Boost for no speed drops. A Stakeout Scarf set is also terrifying, giving it pseudo-trapping in that it can easily KO pretty much anything on the switch. It's also quite versatile, being able to run Soul Heart, Desolate land etc. It also is one of the few mons that can deal with Buzzwole.
  19. Boomburst

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    STAKEOUT is good, isn't it?

    Hoopa-Unbound @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Stakeout
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Dark Pulse
    - Destiny Bond
    - Psyshock
    - Trick

    Kartana @ Life Orb
    Ability: Stakeout
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Leaf Blade
    - Night Slash
    - Sacred Sword
    - Smart Strike
  20. M BLADE

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    [​IMG]

    Latias @ Leftovers
    Ability: Stamina
    Evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    -Calm Mind
    -Stored Power
    -Refresh/Dragon Pulse
    -Recover

    The premise is simple: Stamina gives you +1 defense everytime you get hit, not only making Latias bulkier every hit... it also boosts Stored Power even further just by taking hits.

    CM boosts Stored Power and makes you nearly impossible to die from special hits, Refresh gets rid of status (Dragon Pulse hits most mons immune to Stored Power), Recover is mandatory so you can endure hits so Stamina kicks in.


    [​IMG]

    Chesnaught @ Fist Plate / Salac Berry
    Ability: Triage
    Evs: 4 HP /252 Atk / 252 Spe or 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    -Belly Drum
    -Drain Punch
    -Stone Edge/ Rock Slide
    -Seed Bomb / Leech Seed

    Also simple: as the only Belly Drum + draining move with STAB of the meta, Chensaught can get some nice opportunities of sweeping. Instant +6 and priority Drain Punch is pretty good for sure. Too bad it doesn't learn Horn Leech or it would be 2 STAB moves with priority.
  21. AtomicDusky

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    Wailord @ Sitrus Berry
    Ability: Innards Out
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpA
    Lonely Nature
    - Ice Beam
    - Hydro Pump
    - Body Slam
    - Earthquake

    So this is the Idea. People usually expect chansey to have Innards Out but no one will expect wailord. Plus its amazing 45/45 defences and its 170 hp makes it a bomb ready to tick. The sitrus berry is there for in case you get injured and still survive.
  22. simsims2800

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    you'd probably want to do max hp, minimum defenses for that
  23. tegrof19

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    also wailord is just a bad pokemon so it's overly obvious it's IO
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  24. eat pray balk

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    a better trick for wailord would be faking IO and running scarfed adaptability or mold breaker water spout
    an even better trick would be not running wailord because 252+ scarfed is still outsped by most relevant offensive mons and guzz does both gimmicks better
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  25. Zephyr Dragon Lord

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    Sadly, Mold Breaker is announced, so that would not work. Scarf Adaptability or Tinted Lens sounds like a cool idea, though.
    Or just specs Trick Room Wailord, because it's kind of slow, and could use the defenses.
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