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np: BW OU Suspect Testing Round 8 - Mr. Roboto (SEE POST #240)

Discussion in 'BW OU' started by Aldaron, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. team grassfire

    team grassfire

    Nov 20, 2012
    I actaully have found a very effective genesect counter to most sets that isn't trapped by dugtrio in specially defensive conkeldur. With 252 special defense and hp evs, adamant, scarf genesect can't 2 hko with any move, except for a boosted thunder, or a sun boosted boosted flamethrower, only the latter of which is a surefire 2hko. It also easily defeats the rock polish set by avoiding a 2 hko after healing with drain punch from life orb boosted special hits. Conkeldurr can also hits hard, unlike most genesect counters, even with the lack of offensive investment. The set I have been using is the standard bulk up set with modified evs. Conkeldurr is only one example among many of the many ways to handle genesect on balanced and offensive teams. Stall honestly should have no issue with genesect anyway, since chansey easily walls it as genesect is worn down by the hazards stall sets up anyway. Really, genesect IS manageable, and should not be banned, because the mecha bug does not easily defeat any playstyle, and there are numerous ways to defeat genesect, be it through hazards, hail, weakening critical attacks with weather, or just using dd salamence over dragonite to outspeed and ohko it.
  2. Jayde

    is a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a defending World Cup of Pokemon champion

    Jul 20, 2011
    felt like this needed reiteration. with the right boosts, gene can get past pretty much every tar besides specially defensive tar with fblast, and fblast etc is honestly decreasing in usage more and more. CBTar is a clean 2HKO after rocks as are many other variants.
  3. ChrisTehAwesome


    Jun 16, 2012
    Well that's that, Genesect is officially banned. Don't know if I agree with the consensus, but I guess that's my fault for not getting the requirements. Rain is next I suppose, and that will probably get banned as well. There are some stormy (sunny?) times ahead for the OU metagame. Oh well, at least I'll get to use Hydreigon again.
  4. superbadd


    Jun 26, 2012
    Well, at least hydreigon and reuniculus can claim back their old throne. And dragonite can go back to being what it once was.
  5. Pocket

    Pocket Apo, the astronaut's best friend >:3
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus

    Dec 22, 2004
    Yep, Genesect is banned from OU, so closing this thread. Keep your eyes open for the next one!
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