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Ask a Simple Question; Get a Simple Answer & General Resources (OU Edition)

Discussion in 'BW OU' started by Matthew, Apr 18, 2012.

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  1. Matthew

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  2. The QWAZ

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    Can you soft reset an egg so that when it hatches it has a certian ability?
  3. atsync

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    Once you collect the egg, everything about it is set. Therefore, saving the game AFTER you collect the egg and soft reseting is useless since it will always hatch the same thing. However, if you save in front of the daycare man BEFORE you collect the egg, you can keep soft reseting until you get whatever ability/gender/ivs/nature you want because it will be different each time you collect the egg.
  4. ShortsTheory

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    Couple of questions:

    Can a pokemon with the ability Insomnia be put to sleep for the DW?

    Can Blaze Blaziken be used in non-Uber tiers? Don't tell me to use Infernape instead.

    Thanks.
  5. Haunter

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    No, Blaziken is banned as a whole.
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    The ability Insomnia only affects in-battle sleep, such as Hypnosis and Sleep Powder.
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    Is a super-effective Brick Break stronger than a neutral STAB Dragon Claw?
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    Yes, it's 150 base power against 120.
  9. The QWAZ

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    Why was the last SQSA thread closed so quickly?
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    Because we're currently going through a DST revamp. The heads and I figured that we should combine the general resources announcement with the SQSA thread due to general resources answering a lot of questions that are asked in this thread.

    I didn't want to update the 5th SQSA with a new OP that people probably wouldn't see, so I simply locked it & created this bigger, stronger SQSA thread.
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    What does an offensive Scizor do with 229 speed? Which important threats it can outspeed that way?
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    It outspeeds any Tyranitar, Magnezone, Abomasnow, Jellicent, Scrafty, or Blissey that aren't using a Choice Scarf or +Speed nature. It outspeeds any base 50 and ties with any base 55, both lacking Choice Scarf. I really can't find anything else useful at that slow of a bracket
  13. TrueKite

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    What's the difference between Trick and Switcheroo besides the type?
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    Only the distribution, either one works the same way.
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    None.

    Yeah, they created a Trick clone, gave the move to a 3-4 pokémon and in the following game (Platinum), they made a Trick tutor who would then teach the move to a hundred pokémon. Go figure.
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    Is there a physical sweeper in OU that pairs well with SubSD Terrakion for a strong one-two punch...that doesn't have issues with Scald, and Water-type attacks in general? Right now I'm using Lucario, but bulky waters generally cause me lots of issues.
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    You might wanna give sd virizion a go. Give it a lum berry to act as a buffer against scald but other than that it sets up all over bulky waters. Another option is bulk up breloom, though he is slower.
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    I can sing the praises of SubDD Gyarados all day, but it sets up on just about all Water Pokemon (except Rotom-W) with ease. The Earthquake immunity and Fighting resistance also help it partner with Terrakion.

    Virizion and 'loom are both excellent suggestions, but I can throw this one out too.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. (Incidentally, the rest of my team is Hippowdon, Latias, Scizor, and Rotom-W.) I think SubDD Gyara would be the best fit, I'll try it out.
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    Does anyone know if Sucker Punch gets the first-attack advantage if the enemy is using Metronome in HGSS?
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    I would think no because Metronone is Tauntable
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    Awesome. Hopefully not, since I have to solo Morty's Gengar with Metronome for a Scramble, and the only attacking move it can touch me with is Sucker Punch. :|
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    Hello everyone, I'm pretty new compared to all of you to this game, and I have a question which I'm not sure should go in this thread but I'll try. So I'm going to start a new game on Pokemon white and planning to play competitive in future. Would u have any advises on how should I start with this , maybe ev train Pokemon from the start or smth. What is required from the very beginning I mean. I'm pretty new to ev training and items and skill setups , though I had finished diamond story line . Thank you
  24. Wobbanaut

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    Well if you're not using a simulator first you should hatch an egg with a good nature and good IVs to do this it's easier to just RNG abuse and then you EV train you should look at the smogon analyses to see what a good set is after you get acquainted to the game you can devise your own sets to suit your needs
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    Thank you for your answer but should I finish the game first and then catch Pokemon for my wifi team to be effective or can I like try to get them from the start as I run through the game
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