Hello Overused Forum! This is The Unlucky One. I have been really interested in Anti-Metagame sets lately. These kind of sets are really good in helping you get a better team matchup against most thinks that people use. First off, I would like to describe what a Metagame and an Anti-Metagame set is. Metagame: What you can expect people to do coming from what people do. The common idea for the OU Meta is something that goes like Genesect is a good poke, it primarily runs scarf and heatran beats it free. Also, use weather based teams because its good. Mamoswine can work well on any team that is dragon-weak. If you have trouble checking dragons, (Aside from kyurem-b) Mamo is really worth the teamslot and won't disappoint Anti-Metagame: An Anti-Metagame set is something that is good because it is great in countering what is commonly used in the metagame. Usually, Anti- Metagame-based teams usually gets pretty good matchups against common teams such as Sun,Deo-D hyper offense, Rain and Sand (Hail lol). A really good way to find out some stuff that is commonly used is to use the usage statistics. http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3474212 As you can see here, Pokemon like Genesect dominate the meta as well as Rain, Sandstorm and Sun. This causes good pokes like Conkeldurr to be less effective. This also means the rise of efficiency of Pokemon that can deal with these pokemon. Hell, I run my Victini with Jolly Scarf just to outspeed Scarf Gene. Also, dragons such as Dnite, Salamence, Garchomp and Kyurem-Black make up a good portion of what people use. Here are some Anti-Metagame sets that people would want to use. Mamoswine @ Focus Sash Trait: Thick Fat EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature - Earthquake - Stone Edge - Ice Shard - Stealth Rock Sash Mamoswine works really well on teams and becomes a good poke since Dragons are such a Driving force in the meta. It's priority Ice Shard can OHKO Pokes such as Salamence, Chomp, and Dnite after rocks. Also, Mamoswine can provide your rocks support and a check to +1 Volcarona if Hazards are not up (If Stone Edge hits) Mamoswine gets the great Edgequake combination and Mamo can also help against pokemon like Heatran as well as ripping through Drag-Mag. Mamoswine works well on any team that is dragon weak. If you have a problem with Dragons (Except Kyurem-B and maybe latias), mamoswine would help your team extensively and is worth a teamslot. I have used mamoswine on 1/2 my teams. Mamo works well with HP Fire variants of Lilligant and Venusaur as Mamo can deal with heatran and dragons. This also means Mamo works well with Victini so I like this variant of Mamo in the sun. Kingdra @ Life Orb / Specs Trait: Swift Swim EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Nature: Timid - Hydro Pump - Draco Meteor - Dragon Pulse - Hidden Power Ground / Hidden Power Fire Yeah, all credit to kniteowl on the thread "Underrated but effective sets in the BW2 overused metagame". I think we know about kingdra being anti-meta, but i ripped the set off from him. You know what, i'm just gonna link the post. http://www.smogon.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=311 Yeah, most kingdra sets give problems to weather once those pesky ferro's and jellicent are out of the way. So, what are your favorite anti-meta sets? What do you think is very efficient against common cores such as genetrio (Gene+Dugtrio). If you would like to share them, please post here.