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np: BW OU Suspect Testing Round 6 - Enter Sandman

Discussion in 'BW OU' started by Iconic, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. Kidogo

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    Well, one thing that seems a little unfair is the fact that we keep changing the set--skarmory and bronzong are totally solid counters to the standard subSD set, even if garchomp can get around them by utilizing other options. There are few offensive OU pokemon that cannot get around every single one of their counters by running the appropriate set. The thing is though, if garchomp does not run substitute, it loses its ability to scout for misses, and it becomes infinitely easier to revenge-kill. If it doesn't have SD, all defensive checks are guaranteed to beat it. And if it runs fire fang > eq, it's much easier to wall by any defensive check not weak to fire--slowbro comes to mind, not to mention heatran. I get your point though, I just think that a counter can still be such even if there exists a set it loses to.

    And PK, no offense taken in any way :)
  2. tehy

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    Slowbro can wall a pokemon using a base 180 move, but not one using a base 150 move? i guess you're saying "oh dragon claw", but not that easier to wall. As for heatran, just dragon claw/outrage it in the face until it dies, it's not hard. Bulkytran can't do much back and balloontran can't take repeated dragon attacks. I don't even thing bulkytran can, especially after a second SD, which chomp is probably getting.
  3. MaxKhoon

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    I don't understand why people still arguing, just ban sand veil like they ban double team.

    Garchomp is broken with sand veil and Cactune is not? what is this?
    Then they should allowed all the weak pokemon - NU to be able to use double team because they are not broken, agreed? Well they do not, and instead, DT, bright powder and the like are all BANNED.

    Ergo, just BAN all the evasion enhancement stuffs.

    End of story.
  4. BKC

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    Just wanted to post saying that I've been using Bronzong ever since the Rough Skin Garchomp test and it's excellent, easily my favourite mon in both that metagame and this one. It counters/checks so many threats like Garchomp, Tornadus-T, Mamoswine, both Landorus formes, Gliscor, and Kyurem, while being great switch into Draco Meteors. It can Stealth Rock, it can lure in annoying waters and cripple them with Toxic, and it can even run Protect in a SpDef Heatran-esque manner, scouting the intentions of choice mons like Scarf Genesect and just being really useful in general to rack up Leftovers recover and/or residual damage on the opponent's mon. Btw for the few people using Zong that don't run HP Ice and a decent amount of SpAtk investment...do so. It's part of what makes Zong so great at taking on Garchomp [and by extension Gliscor/Landorus].

    tl;dr -- use Bronzong
  5. Wizarus

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    Isn't Bronzong 2HKOd by +2 Fire Fang? It can't afford to miss HP Ice.
  6. bro fist

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    That same case scenario can be said for many of garchomp's defensive checks though. Most if these bar skarmory just need to get enough damage on chomp for something else to come in and finish it off. Bronzong is great at taking on garchomp in the sense that it can come in basically without fear into either of its stab moves or even an unboosted fire move.
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    Yay! Seriously Bronzong is so clutch in the meta and yes while it is 2HKO'd by +2 Garchomp's Fire Fang I can say I haven't seen a single Fire Fang Garchomp with SD. Also how much SpAtk are you running on your Bronzong BKC?
  8. Gavin313

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    This may be a bit off-topic, but will Showdown's extended downtime lead to a similar extension of the test-ending date of September 27th? We've basically missed out on two days of battling so far, with no idea as to when Showdown will be back up.
  9. PK Gaming

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    I'd listen to this guy, he knows whats up :avatar2:

    the set in question is SR / Protect / Toxic / HP Ice. It just makes it a really effective tank. (it's one of the very best checks to bulky cm latias w/o sub, which always finds the time to sweep me) I fell in love with that set after BKC told me about it.
  10. Danger Mouse

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    I was wondering this myself. I was really close to making voting requirements before PS! went down, so I (and I'm sure others who are in the same boat) would certainly appreciate an extension to make up for lost time.
  11. alexwolf

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    Yeah BKC Bronzong is excellent in this meta, but i have one small correction to make. Bronzong cannot check or counter SubRoost Kyurem, the most common variant, without Gyro Ball, and even if he has it, he also needs Toxic to have a chance of beating Kyurem (use Toxic when he uses Roost).

    Btw how much SpA are you using on your Bronzong?
  12. Pocket

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    Yes, some sort of extension is being planned out, so wait for such announcement in the near future.
  13. BKC

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    I just PP stall SubRoost Kyurem by spamming SR. Its attack moves are Earth Power and Blizzard; Zong is immune to the former and the latter not only has a mere 8 PP, but it's also barely doing any damage to me, while I can always Protect if I really need some health back, so all Kyurem's really going to do in that situation is waste its own attacking PP. Gyro Ball isn't that great a solution for it anyways since it only has 4 PP thanks to Pressure.
    the set I've been using (open)

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    Bronzong @ Leftovers
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    EVs: 248 HP / 28 Def / 24 SAtk / 208 SDef
    Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
    - Earthquake
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
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    "I beat Kyurem by spamming SR"
    > set doesnt have sr

    Also generally Kyurem won't be spamming Blizzard against you unless Hail is up, meaning you don't get recovery from Leftovers at all.

    Bronzong is really good though. I was using it during the Rough Skin test and had pretty much no problems with Garchomp, Tornadus-T, Landorus and Mamoswine, who seem to be the biggest offensive threats at the moment. I was just using the standard Stealth Rock / Earthquake / Gyro Ball / Hidden Power [Ice] to try and check as much stuff as possible, since I barely ended up using Toxic and Protect was kinda useless since I was using it on Hail.

    edit: yeah only just noticed, you really should be running physically defensive imo
  15. Jcpdragonx

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    Sand Veil is uncompetitive. So are Crits, 10% status, 30% sometimes and what not. The swift swim ban is necessary. The only unique ban which should be considered in the near future is Shadow Tag.
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    Just saying, that Bronzong set gets 2HKOed by +2 Outrage from Garchomp and HP Ice isn't doing anywhere near enough to OHKO Garchomp (56.02% - 66.11%). If Garchomp is using Yache Berry (which I reckon is the best item for Rough Skin Chomp at the moment), Bronzong is doing piss to Garchomp.
  17. Adamant Zoroark

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    I don't really like this reasoning. The way I see it, critical hits are actually not uncompetitive. First off, you need to go for an attack to have a chance to get a critical hit. Second, both sides have an equal chance of getting them, barring moves such as Night Slash and certain Abilities/Items (Razor Claw, Super Luck, etc.), all of which are uncommon anyway (and you're likely to lose the benefits of a better ability/item anyway, for example, why would you use Razor Claw over Life Orb?). 10%/30% status is debatable, but you still have to go for the move to get a chance to afflict these status conditions. Sand Veil? Sand just has to be up. That's all.
  18. TaBuu

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    I think the best way to deal with this is either:
    1.) BAN SAND VEIL
    This will make things just so easy. Just get rid of it. Of course poor cacturne and gliscor might be hurt a bit but too bee honest, sand veil, at the end of the day is uncompetitive. it honestly falls in the evasion clause. this sand veil needs to go.
    2.) BAN CHOMP+SV
    This could work too, but this would then allow all of these people to ask for blaziken in ou and everything.
  19. Iconic

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    Unfortunately, the Suspect Ladder had to be reset due to the recent DDoS attack, as the ladder was deemed unsalvageable by Zarel. We're working quickly on trying to find a solution to this problem. Hang tight!
  20. Iconic

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    We've decided to extend the deadline by a week, meaning this round will end on October 5th at 11:59 pm EST. Since all the ratings were unfortunately reset, the requirements to vote have been lowered. These new requirements will be a rating of 1900 and a deviation of 65 or below. Keep in mind these requirements are subject to change depending how the new rating system works out. Anyone who has already qualified by sending us a screenshot of their 1900 +/- 50 rating does not need to qualify again. I apologize to anyone who was really close to meeting the requirements right before Pokemon Showdown was attacked, but there's not much we can really do. I blame Aldaron.

    Now get back to your Pokemon chit chat!
  21. Melee Mewtwo

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    Has anybody tried Salac Chomp yet?
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    I don't think it would wind up being effective: Teams I see now have something like 5 scarfers + cloyster/Landorus-T. As surprising as it is, garchomp is really terrible in this meta. I would actually steer more towards a bulky wallbreaking set at this point, as everything is designed to outrun chomp, not take hits from him.
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    oh come on, let's not exaggerate, Garchomp is still a kickass Pokemon. Garchomp's ability to avoid ohkoes on "non-SE STAB moves" is fucking incredible (one of the few offensive Pokemon in the game that can avoid the OHKO from +2 Mach Punch) so it gets mad respect from me.

    Even though the metagame is tailored against him, but he's still a mid/high tier threat in my eyes. I've been mostly using Choice Band Garchomp in the rain, and Sub SD. I stopped using Scarf chomp. I mean with Scarf Genesect, is there really any point to using other Scarf Pokemon? Haha. I'd probably use a Scarf chomp on a non-scarf Genesect, no mess some fools up.

    note: i'm talking about non-sv garchomp
  24. nyczxjay

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    SubSalac Chomp is a beast lategame. By far its most threatening set in the Sand with SV and proper team support at removing Skarm and Bronzong IMO. After trying out Sub SD, Yache, Scarf, and SubSalac, I've had the most success with SubSalac and it's the set I used on the team I used to meet the voting requirements.

    Phew, I'm so glad I sent my screenshot in the day before the attack. If I had to ladder up again I would've probably not even bothered... Thanks Iconic! :)
  25. tehy

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    Isn't it kind of ridiculous to test a pokemon in such an environment? Everyone keeps saying that the metagame is tailored against him. If in ubers, everyone knew that the other team would be carrying a kyogre, then they'd run gastrodon and GG. Now, garchomp isn't walled quite so hard, but when you know that garchomp's going to be there so much more often than normal, then it costs you much less to carry a less-useful pokemon just for him (COUGH*WEAVILE*COUGH)
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