Hey guys, it’s been awhile since iv posted a RMT here, but I figured it was time for a change and all. Also NZ just legalized gay marriage so I guess this RMT could be celebrating that. Introduction Most of you already know me, potentially due to be being very active on Pokemon Showdown, C&C, and in OU, and iv gotten to know many members of smogon, and each member has left a deep impression on me. Traditionally, I post my “K” posts as a RMT, simply because I don’t post in a forum, and because I like to let people know just how worthwhile its been chatting to you, talking to you, battling with you etc etc. RMT (despite me not posting in it for ages) still feels like home on smogon, it was where I first started, and its where the majority of my posts are (iirc). Please don’t consider this RMT an excuse for a shoutout thread however, as this is currently one of my better teams that I would like to share. It was the product of much testing, many variations, and discussions held with some excellent battlers… and also Frizy. As such, any rates are utterly welcome, tho I doubt this RMT will hold the special place in my heart that Dear Susan has =] Thank you to Fatecrashers for the nicknames, they were much appreciated!!! Stallion (Conkeldurr) @ Leftovers Trait: Guts EVs: 120 HP / 252 Atk / 136 SDef Adamant Nature - Drain Punch - Mach Punch - Ice Punch - Bulk Up Conkeldurr starts the team off, and at this point many of you are asking yourselves if I have lost my marbles. Conkeldurr is hardly a common sight in the metagame, having fallen out of favour ever since Excadrill got banned. The popularity of (at the time) Reuniclus, Celebi and Latios (as well as Rain) proved to be too much for it, and it dropped out of sight. Despite this, I was recently inspired to build a team around Conkeldurr, the only problem: I had no idea where to start! Anyway Conkeldurr works o.k on the team. It’s not dedicated towards a Conkeldurr sweep, but Conkeldurr is pretty nice in a metagame where Tyranitar is fucking EVERYWHERE since you can snatch a free BU and stuff. Conkeldurr has excellent bulk, so it can take a hit or two before going down which is pretty awesome. Access to Guts is also cool, as it turns around an “unlucky” Scald Burn and lets Conk start raping things. I use Mach Punch a LOT as it helps check Terrakion, Stoutland + lets me pick off weakened mons / push them into KO range of something else. I originally had a Breloom here, and I was running some ‘throwback to BW1’ BU Loom (heck, I might have even dropped Spore, I remember fucking around with that moveslot and using Leech Seed a bit) but Conkeldurr works a lot better since with Ice Punch, I get to hit Celebi and Landorus-T, two pokemon that could be fairly frustrating for this team. I also hit most of the dragons for SE damage with it, (which Loom misses out on) which is a pretty big reason for me to use Conkeldurr. The recovery of Poison Heal Loom was nice, but I think it lacks the coverage of Conkeldurr which is why im using Conkeldurr on my team =]. Tyrannosaurus Sex (Tyranitar) @ Choice Band Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 180 HP / 252 Atk / 76 Spd Adamant Nature - Crunch - Pursuit - Stone Edge - Superpower Tyranitar was mon #2 of this team, because it trapped Jellicent and that was kinda a big deal for this team. It also gave me weather control which was really important since boosted Hydro Pumps rape the hell out of Conkeldur. Sure, sandstorm damage isn’t the best for Conkeldurr, but its better than nothing, and sometimes I can hold Tyranitar back to let Conkeldurr enjoy the no weather for as long as possible. As far as the set goes, its pretty fucking standard. It’s a Choice Band Tar, it blows holes in shit, and it traps and kills Psychics that much piss of Conkeldurr. Not much else to say about it really :/ Mustache Rides (Landorus) (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Sheer Force EVs: 88 HP / 252 SAtk / 168 Spd Modest Nature - Earth Power - Focus Blast - Hidden Power [Ice] - Rock Polish Landorus-I is one of the dominant threats of this metagame, and it pairs so fucking well with Tyranitar it’s not even funny. I am usually a big fan of U-Turn + 3 attacks, but I wanted to try a sweeper set and have no really looked back since. Landorus-I is most often, a wallbreaker for this team. Sure, if it can get a RP boost, then im prolly going for the late game sweep, but often enough I usually just bring in Landorus, and use it to weaken Celebi / Latias / Rotom-W etc etc. Tyranitar helps with this, as does Conkeldurr, and together they form a fairly decent offensive core that hits exceptionally hard. I basically stole the ev spread from kd24, who got it from Ojama, and it works ok. I really really really like Modest, but I might nitpick the speed a little bit, as sometimes I get outrun by a few things that I don’t like. The occasional Hydreigon is really fucking annoying (despite me being able to play around it fairly well) so its something I do plan to look into, it’s just these threats are so niche idk if it’s worth it. Anyway the rest of the set is standard, EP and FB are your general attacking moves since they don’t cause Lo damage which makes late game sweeping really easy since you don’t have to worry so much about LO lowering yourself into a Scizor revenge kill. Dog Food (Keldeo) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Justified EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Secret Sword - Hidden Power [Ice] - Surf - Hydro Pump Yea, so sue me, I use Scarf Keldeo. O.k so Landorus / Tar / Keldeo is THE most offensive core right now, and often enough its simply Landorus + Conk + Tar weakening everything for a Keldeo sweep. This happens fairly often, so I doubt I will be changing this set or teamslot anytime soon, when it just works so goddam well. I originally had a CM Expert Belt Keldeo here at some point, but switched to Scarf cos I hated Volcarona so much and its worked out pretty darn fine. Again, moves are pretty standard, so there is not much to go into here. I get tempted occasionally to go for HP Bug just because nailing Celebi on the switch would feel so great, but dropping HP Ice leaves me vulnerable to like, DD Dragonite or something so I have stuck with HP Ice. Onion Knight (Celebi) @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 236 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef / 16 Spd Calm Nature - Nasty Plot / Calm Mind - Giga Drain - Baton Pass - Recover O.k just after posting this RMT I discovered Kidogo had posted this set which is kinda annoying. Frizy and I (but mostly me) had been using CM Celebi for months in combination with Landorus-I (the SDef boost would aid in Landorus-I getting a RP up) or like, Hydreigon. I even used SD Celebi to pass to Terrakion and shit. So yea, fuck you Kidogo for posting your RMt and ruining it for the rest of us GDI. Anyway I eventually switched to NP after using CM for the LONGEST time after +1 Landorus-I just failed on OHKOing something and I decided “fuck it: im going for the +2 boost”. Anyway, Kidogo has posted it now, so the surprise value is utterly gone so I guess it’s a good thing im sorta retiring this team after all. For those that don’t yet know, the basic nature of the set is function like a normal Celebi, then reveal Nasty Plot and pass right to your sweeper (like Kidogo my primary receiver is Keldeo, although I origionally wanted it to be Landorus-I) and sweep. I run Giga Drain because a) it throws people off who usually expect Psychic on NP Pass and b) I like the insurance against rain teams, since at +6 with Giga Drain, I can put some pretty nice hurt on Politoed and stuff, and the extra HP gained is so awesome. The EV spread I fully admit to having ripped off kidogo form the creative movesets thread. I origionally used 252 HP 252 SDef cos im so fucking lazy when it comes to EV spreads BUT then I saw kidogo post his own EV spread in OU so I figured I might as well use his. I am considering going back to my previous EV spread because it works better now that NP Celebi is more common, because I can underspeed his own so I can scout what it’s doing and cos a slower BP is prolly more valuable (ie im not blindly BPing in Keldeo on a Jirachi). Everything else about the set has pretty much been started by others, I still might go back to Calm Mind, as recently I encountered a few situations where CM might have helped, and it aids Landorus-I in setting up as well. It’s something I might flick between on and off I guess. Chocolate Star (Jirachi) @ Leftovers Trait: Serene Grace EVs: 252 HP / 216 SDef / 40 Spd Careful Nature - Stealth Rock - Iron Head - Fire Punch - Wish Jirachi is not the fucking star of the team, it’s the utility mon that I shoved all the crap I needed onto. This is potentially why its moveset sorta looks fucked but it works so there. I needed Stealth Rock, and Jirachi provided this, and the Wish support it gives me is just amazing. It gives Tyrantiar assistance in trapping shit, since it can take hits easier, it heals up Conkeldurr if its low after killing a few things, it heals up Landorus-I so it can go around, Keldeo so I can keep on revenging, and heck, even Celebi appreciates a cushion when its switching in. Fire Punch looks really fucking weird but its for SD Scizor mostly, which my team really hates. IH is for general STAB as well as hitting Tyrantiar and Terrakion which is why I use it, and the EVs are pretty standard SDef stuff. I like it cos it gives me a 2nd mon that can switch into Latios (well third if you count Celebi) and not really give a shit\, and I guess it stops them spamming Specs Surf which hurts Tyrantiar a bit. I guess I could use the cliché ‘glue’ term to describe Jirachi because I suppose it’s what it is. It’s not amazing, but it brings everything I want on the team together. I would usually prefer a more elegant decision, but it works, and im not complaining at all. Conclusion So yea, this is my team, its cool and all that stuff. Conclusions always feel really awkward to me because its all supposed to close everything off and it doesn’t and there is supposed to be some underlining message or theme and just UGH. Basically, I just wanted to get advice on my team, but I also really wanted to thank everyone for making my time at smogon a source of immense pleasure, and putting up with me. Its been amazing interacting with you all! Threat(s) (I will add to this) Volcarona is this team’s biggest hassle, and it’s a real faggot. I experimented with Terrakion over Conkeldurr, testing Sash SR and Scarf (and Ice Gem) versions mainly (making adjustments to the movesets of Jirachi / Keldeo as I did so) but I would always end up being walled by Celebi (if I lacked X-Scissor), or Landorus-T (if I lacked HP Ice) and that was just so frustrating. I also mentally felt more vulnerable to Scizor and rain (IDK if it was actually true, but this mental anxiety affected this teams playability) so I kept going back to Conkeldur (despite me wanting to build a team around it, im not opposed to dropping something if its spot can be filled with something better). Expert Belt Keldeo: I lack a good solid switch to this Gyarados: I lack a good way to take this down to 50% :( Frizy: Motherfucker lucks me all the fucking time its so fucking depressing gdi. Showdown Ladder: I swear all the people I play have the luck of Frizy so GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (jk ur all wonderful) 3K im adding to it don't fucking scream @ me if ur not there yet (Move your mouse to reveal the content) 3K im adding to it don't fucking scream @ me if ur not there yet (open) 3K im adding to it don't fucking scream @ me if ur not there yet (close) Iv been here 2 long so im just gunna group a lot of this into groups cos I think ill miss ppl out so,,,, #ocn U guys are all fucking awesome, and our WC team of 8 jumpluffs is totally going to kick butt. Thanks to jumpluff for showing me that if life gets shit, shes prolly had it worse so I should stop bitching and get on with it. Thanks to Mikel and The Chaser I guess for giving me constructive feeback on my many flaws so I don’t get 2 much of a big head, and thanks to the great battlers like Heist, EW, pana, Hugendugen, Fatecrashers in Lanturn / RBY Mode - and all the rest. I respect u all for having the skills that I currently lack so props. -Fatecrashers: Not gunna list anything here cos u have a massive ego already but if really upset about it we can have a hug or something. Its not awkward I promise. -Frizy deserves his own fucking paragraph for all the shit hes taught me about life but posting improper material is bad on smogon so hes only getting this single line. #C&C Thanks to all the QC people that put up with my shit, its hard ik but if u need assistance bringing me down a peg, I think mikel idles in there a lot so there is always him. Also major thanks to the C&C staff members like PKGaming, SDS, Accidental Greed and Fatecrashers. I have uber respect for the advice you give, and you guys are always so cool about it when I slap you 50,000 times to get you to upload / lock something. Chillimary you have a terrible taste in women so stfu OU Staff / Council You guys all do amazing work for the site, and its been amazing modding alongside u all. Pocket deserves a special mention cos he puts up with all the cracks I make about his sister and im sorry Jabba for bugging you about Terrakion :(. Thanks also to Tobes and stuff for sorta showing me the ropes when I was just a newbie mod, and props to kd24 for all the work hes put into the OU forum. Birkal, your still my favourite OU mod. Harsha: I forgot to give you a fucking shoutout so I'll let you type your own shoutout in :)! PS! Staff It seems like I don’t know who half the fucking voices are now but most of the drivers and mods I have good relations with and you are all awesome. Zarel, bmelts, Cathy – the work you do is amazing and you pretty much do this all in your own time. Thank you so much for proving such a wonderful sim to the community of smogon. Solace: Its always nice chatting to you but then you start fucking up your typing and I get mixed signals so im sorry :/ Aurora: Putting this here cos u will think im screwing around otherwise. Aurora, u have improved as a person from where u were so well done on that, u worked hard. Haunter I just wanna say that u will always be my favourite creepy Italian, and my door is always open if you want to explore those repressed feelings I know u struggle to hide =] Random other users Delko: WHY DID U LEAVE?????/ Novaray: u can tell me man, ill be ok with it I promise... just how badly did our team suck??? Stallion doesn't get a shoutout cos he fucking quit irc and we don't see him anymore so fuck u Stallion Importable (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Importable (open) Importable (close) Mustache Rides (Landorus) (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Sheer Force EVs: 88 HP / 252 SAtk / 168 Spd Modest Nature - Earth Power - Focus Blast - Hidden Power [Ice] - Rock Polish Dog Food (Keldeo) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Justified EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Secret Sword - Hidden Power [Ice] - Surf - Hydro Pump Chocolate Star (Jirachi) @ Leftovers Trait: Serene Grace EVs: 252 HP / 212 SDef / 44 Spd Careful Nature - Stealth Rock - Iron Head - Fire Punch - Wish tyrannosaurus sex (Tyranitar) @ Choice Band Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 180 HP / 252 Atk / 76 Spd Adamant Nature - Crunch - Pursuit - Stone Edge - Superpower onion knight (Celebi) @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 236 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef / 16 Spd Calm Nature - Nasty Plot - Giga Drain - Baton Pass - Recover Stallion (Conkeldurr) @ Leftovers Trait: Guts EVs: 120 HP / 252 Atk / 136 SDef Adamant Nature - Drain Punch - Mach Punch - Ice Punch - Bulk Up Help I think I need better words to describe Frizy, can people help me out????