Approved by Haunter, Birkal and Huntofthelion OU Playstyles By LilOu. With some collaboration of Stoned RG. Special thanks to Shurtugal. Welcome to the OU discussion of the different playstyles! The main purpose of this thread is to choose a playstyle every week (I'll choose it) and you, (yes, you), are going to be able to comment, give your opinion and suggest pokemons that should be considered when making a team around the style [posting teams is also allowed, just keep in mind that this is not the RMT forums, so if you want to post a team try to make it short and use sprites of pokes, explain how does the team work and post replays if possible]. Obviously, your comments must have connection with the chosen style, as well as solid arguments of why your comment(s) are valid. With this, newer players can decide what playstyle they like most and, of course, more experienced players can also expand their knowledge. Remember to be friendly with other people; if you disagree with someone's opinion don't slam with an aggressive response, just let everyone know what you think in a kind way. The links to discussions of each playstyle will be posted in the OP so everyone can read it at anytime! Don't be afraid of posting! If you have a great offense, stall, etc team, just think about what to say and go for it! Don't forget that participating in this kind of threads gives you opportunity to earn that awesome Community Contributor() badge! Be careful of what do you post! Quality posts will be rewarded, but mediocre comments will be infracted. Do your best and I hope that you like to contribute this thread! Summary of the rules (Must read): Make quality posts. No one-lined posts. Your comments must be about the weekly playstyle chosen. No gimmicks. If you decided to post a team (or pokemon) don't suggest using pursuit Tauros to trap Celebi or Latios while there is an overall better option named Tyranitar. Comment how the chosen style affects the current metagame and how it fairs in it. Support your team's posts with replays if possible. Explanation of them are a must. Having a wide point of view is needed. Don't post that stall sucks because you always lose to it. Your new ideas must have strong arguments of why them should be considered. This one is important: We don't want this to become a debate of: "this metagame is stale and has no diversity due to weather". This thread is here to make a discussion about the different playstyles, not to discharge all your hate against weather. Please, incoherent posts will be deleted and possibly penalized, so think about what are you going to write. Sets suggestions: (New) If you are going to post a set, you must follow this format: Here a complete example: Also, if you are going to post the sprite, I'd really appreciate if you use Smogon's images (the ones that are not moving), this is just because it is really hard to search all images (start a google search with "Latias Smogon", then click the link, then Right Click, then copy image URL and then paste), so it would be really great if you can do that for me. :] <3 Past Discussions: Week #01 (February 8, 2013 - February 15, 2013): Hyper Offense Week #02 (February 15, 2013 - February 22, 2013): Sand Offense Week #03 (February 22, 2013 - March 1, 2013): Rain Offense Week #04: Sand Stall We already discussed Sand Offense, and most of us came to logicly assume its a simple set of Tyranitar +5 sweepers, hyper offense style. Also you may have noticed a curious fact: there was only 1 sand streamer reccomended for the playstyle, namely T-tar. Well now it's time for the other sand streamer to shine: Hippowdon. With the fast and offensive pressure-based style in Sand Offense, Hippo is not wanted because it ''stalls'' your momentum. In the other side of the coin (or weather or whatever) it is greatly welcome because of its unique traits as an incredible physical (or mixed!) wall. But that's not everything about Sand Stall, it could go a slightly different route in semi-stall, so how can that work? What spinner (if any) should be used? In the sand stream topic, what merits does T-tar have? What are the main things that should be considered when teambuilding? Which merits does this kind of stall have over other types? By Stoned RG and LilOu ***What I want to see here is discussion. It's ok to post sets, but posting sets is not the main purpose. If you want to suggest a Pokemon, I strongly recommend to first give your thoughts about the topic and THEN post your suggestion.