First of all, VGC and LC aren't calculated in his blog posts. They are so radically different from other metas that they should be formula'd differently. Eh... I think Life Orb is less offensive than Choice Band/Specs, and more offensive than Scarf. This is going on the power output alone, but it's certainly debatable. Expert Belt and Species Specific Boosting Items(SSBI) These really should be in there. EBelt is a very viable item that shouldn't be ignored(especially with Genesect just being released, and the SSBI are HUGE differences to a pokemon's playstyle. THe best thing to do here is to calculate them with the same level as the moves they imitate(i.e. Soul Dew=Calm Mind, Thick Club=Swords Dance). Certainly the easiest thing to do.