Ok let's try this again. Standard and common sets are generally effective. After all, that's why they're common and standard. But sometimes a less-common set can be effective. In fact, brand-new sets can be quite effective as well. This thread is for new and creative movesets that can be quite effective, as well as old movesets that have fallen out of favor but have become quite effective in the OU metagame. What is a new and creative, good moveset? It successfully pulls off a role, and is not strictly outclassed by others. It takes advantage of metagame trends. It has had some success. Post replays / logs to strengthen your case. Multiple replays are now required for new and creative sets. What is an underrated, good moveset? It is an existing set that for whatever reason isn't common. Its use is meant to prey on specific facets of the metagame. It might be able to surprise and demolish Pokemon that normally counter the usual sets, but does not become a gimmick in order to do so. If you post a shitty gimmick, your post will be deleted and infracted, NO EXCEPTIONS. What are some things that constitute a shitty gimmick? Using a Pokemon that has no business being used in OU, for the sake of using it in OU. Movesets that are inferior and ineffective compared to existing movesets, or use an obscure move for the sake of hitting an even more obscure check or counter. Movesets that are utterly impractacle or are horribly outclassed by another Pokemon. This is an OU thread. Don't post some Lugia set. A shitty gimmick is not limited to the above, though. To quote Potter Stewart, "I know it when I see it." Creative and Effective Sets (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Creative and Effective Sets (open) Creative and Effective Sets (close) Exeggutor @ Sitrus Berry Trait: Harvest EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe Modest Nature - Psyshock - Hidden Power Fire - Substitute - Stun Spore Underrated and Effective Sets (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Underrated and Effective Sets (open) Underrated and Effective Sets (close) Mew @ Leftovers Trait: Synchronize EVs: 252 HP / 108 Spd / 148 Def Bold Nature - Taunt - Will-O-Wisp - Psychic / Ice beam - Roost Alright, have at it.