GSC Legendless - Finals ( Won by McMeghan )

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Sorry for the delay
Tournament rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations, which can be found here.
  • Standard GSC OU rules ( Sleep Perish Trap Combinations are not allowed ).
  • Tournament will be single elimination.
  • Matches will be best of one.
  • Battles will take place on Pokemon Showdown (Pokémon Online if both players agree)
  • If you play on PO: Sleep Clause, Species Clause.
  • Legendary Pokémon are all banned ( Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mew, Mewtwo, Entei, Raikou, Suicune, Celebi, Ho-Oh and Lugia )

Pairings:


McMeghan vs degenerate orbit
degenerate orbit vs Century Express
Century Express vs McMeghan



DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 6th, DECEMBER.
 
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McMeghan

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#5
As an update: I've contacted orbit asap but he's been pretty slow to answer and our schedules are very conflicting. VM conversation is out there for more details but it's looking hard to get done at this rate.
 
#7
gratz Roro!

I'd like to share a couple of ideas that I've built:


Nidoking @ Leftovers
Ability: Poison Point
- Earthquake
- Ice Beam
- Thunder
- Lovely Kiss

Cloyster (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
- Surf
- Explosion
- Spikes
- Toxic

Tyranitar (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
- Pursuit
- Rock Slide
- Crunch
- Roar

Heracross (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Swarm
- Megahorn
- Seismic Toss
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Gengar (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
- Thunderbolt
- Explosion
- Dynamic Punch
- Fire Punch

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Immunity
- Curse
- Double-Edge
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
My favorite team in this tournament. Although Hera doesn't care too much about Suicune / Raikou, it's really good in a metagame without Zapdos, especially because it's relatively solid at absorbing Nidoking's LK, although it's a bit more dangerous vs. Eggy and Jynx (the main reason why i kept Sleep Talk on my own Lax).

Between Monolax and Heracross, Gengar and Missy were obviously huge annoyances to my team, so I've used Crunch Ttar, giving a solid support for Hera and Lax + opposing Lax answer + phazing move for ML | Perish Trappers (dropping Fire Blast kinda sucks vs. Forry and Lix, but punishing Missy makes it worth, and Stoss Hera forces Skarmory to Rest quite often). Without Zapdos, I've decided to drop Ice Punch on Gengar, and its moveset is vital to make this team work. When you keep DynamicPunch it's more easier to play around Tyranitar, but now you can't punish Steelix and vice-versa. FPunch + DPunch helps against the majority of Lax's answers (and covers my weakness against opposing Hera), and its Boom is really flexible (trading Gengar for Lax or Umbreon helps Nidoking, while trading Gengar for Dnite helps Heracross).

Unfortunately Fire Punch + DPunch can't threaten some Ground-type such as Marowak and Nidoking, but that's where Heracross kicks in, giving me a consistent EQ switch-in + threat factor.



Nidoking (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Poison Point
- Earthquake
- Ice Beam
- Thunder
- Lovely Kiss

Skarmory (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Keen Eye
- Drill Peck
- Rest
- Whirlwind
- Curse

Cloyster (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
- Surf
- Rapid Spin
- Spikes
- Toxic

Kingdra @ Leftovers
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 2 Atk
- Dragon Breath
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Haze

Misdreavus (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 2 Atk
- Perish Song
- Mean Look
- Protect
- Attract

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Immunity
- Belly Drum
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Rest
I don't think this team is super solid, but it works in some matchups.

Kingdra is a weird choice, but it's an amazing tank vs. Vaporeon | Nidoking | Dragonite, and Haze ensures that i don't lose vs. Vaporeon or Steelix in the long run, although Spin support is appreciated - Skarmory and Kingdra are really good at walling some important threats. Spin + status support from Cloyster and Kingdra are always useful, because your want to force your opponent to Rest asap, so you can BD safely, especially against opposing defensive teams. I use Body Slam instead of Return | D-Edge on this team because i can fish for the paralyze + attract with Misdreavus. I think that ML Missy is more important than the utility one on this team, because it's my counterplay vs. opposing Missy (especially ThunderMissy, since Skarmory is a poor answer against it).


I apologize for the messy english in advance :kael:, but I had to do it
 
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McMeghan

Dreamcatcher
is a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL Championis the Smogon Tour Season 14 Champion
#8
I guess I'll take it lol. GGs everyone. T'was fun to play, especially since I think Zapdos is hella annoying in GSC, definitely motivated me to join.

I used the same team every round, which is an old team I recreated off some games vs Tiba years ago. It makes great use of Growth Jolteon, which I thought would be neat in this tournament, as people would probably be a bit less prepared for Electrics. The team also struggles vs Electrics itself, so not having to worry about Zap/Raikou was a plus. To top it off, it's also one of my favorite team to use in GSC in general.

Replays:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen2ou-331239
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen2ou-331941
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen2ou-333145
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen2ou-668028769