All Gens Past Gens Resource Archive II

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Welcome to the new Past Gens Resource Archive. This thread exists as a one-stop hotspot for important past gens guides and resources. If there's anything you would like to see added to this, feel free to nominate it below. Please provide a link and a brief explanation for nominations. Everything from RBY to BW, Ubers to LC is fair game. I'll try to keep this as organized and up-to-date as possible.



Universal Past Gens Resources

The RoA SQSA - The official past gens' simple question, simple answer thread. If you have a quick question about anything related to past gens competitive Pokemon, feel free to ask it here!

#RuinsOfAlph - Smogon's official SynIRC channel for past gens discussion. This is a great room to check out for real time chatting. If you're unfamiliar with IRC, you can read more about it here.

Pokemon Online - PO is the best Pokemon simulator for RBY, GSC, and ADV. It does require downloading.

Pokemon Showdown - PS is a browser-based Pokemon simulator and the best place to go for DPP and BW battles. RBY, GSC, and ADV ladders are currently in Beta. They also have a chat dedicated to Old Gens.

The Smog Archives - The Smog Archives have a wide range of useful past gens articles, especially for DPP and BW. There's a wealth of information here if you're willing to do a little digging.

Mechanical Differences Between the Gens - A compilation of the major mechanical changes between each of the generations.

Project RoA - A thread where users can post creative and underrated movesets for past generations.

Pokemon Through the Ages - A community discussion about how Pokemon change and function throughout generations, with a different Pokemon chosen for each week's topic.

RoA Sample Teams - A community based project that compiles usable teams from tiers across all generations.


RBY Resources
GSC Resources
ADV Resources
DPP Resources
BW Resources
 
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RBY Resources

RBY Battling - An in-depth introduction to RBY OU by Hipmonlee.

RBY OU Viability Ranking - A look at how viable Pokemon are in RBY OU.

RBY Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers for RBY OU. Because chances for critical hits are based on base Speed in RBY, those are included as well. Courtesy of Niched.

Important RBY Differences - RBY features some unique mechanics compared to the other gens. This guide will help familiarize you with those key differences. Compiled by Vineon and Evan.

Sleep and Leads in RBY - A look at sleep and the lead metagame in RBY OU, courtesy of Crystal_.

RBY Analyses - Smogon's database for all RBY Pokemon analyses.

RBY UU Metagame - A guide to RBY UU by Crystal_.

Tradebacks - Some Pokemon could learn moves in GSC that were unavailable to them in RBY. Trading those Pokemon back to RBY makes a very different, non-standard metagame. This guide looks at some potentially important movepool changes, courtesy of Pidgeot500.
 
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GSC Resources

Borat's "Guide to Competitive battling/team building"
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Introduction to Competitive GSC - by Royal Flush

GSC OU Threat List - An overview of the major Pokemon to watch out for in GSC OU.

GSC OU Viability Rankings - A look at how viable Pokemon are in GSC OU.

GSC OU Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers in GSC OU, courtesy of Jellicent.

Playing with Spikes in GSC - A guide to using and removing Spikes in GSC OU, by Jorgen.

GSC Analyses - Smogon's Database for all GSC Pokemon Analyses.
 
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ADV Resources

ADV OU Threat List - An overview of the major Pokemon to watch out for in ADV OU.

ADV OU Viability Rankings - A look at how viable Pokemon are in ADV OU.

ADV OU Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers in ADV OU, courtesy of Alan.

Gen 3 Teams Archive - A collection of great teams from various ADV metagames.

Your Lead Pokemon - A guide to leads in ADV OU, by Jumpman16.

The Advance Metagame - A review of major threats and playstyles, by Mekkah.

ADV Analyses - Smogon's database for all ADV Pokemon analyses.

ADV Ubers Viability Ranking - A look at how viable Pokemon are in ADV Ubers.
ADV NU Viability Rankings - A look at how viable Pokemon are in ADV NU.

The 200 Metagame - A guide to the RS 200 metagame, where only Pokemon from Ruby and Sapphire were available, courtesy of Kikuichimonji and Blue Kirby.
 
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DPP Resources

DPP OU Threat List - An overview of the major Pokemon to watch out for in DPP OU, still a work in progress.

DPP OU Viability Rankings - A look at how viable Pokemon are in DPP OU.

DPP OU Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers for DPP OU, by TheMaster42 and Mekkah.

4th Gen RMT Archive - A collection of great and metagame-defining teams from DPP.

DPP Warstory Archive - A collection of high-quality DPP battles, with insight from those battling.

Short DPP Guide For New Players - by Somalia

Guide to Entry Hazards - An introduction to the entry hazards in DPP OU and how to use them, by Dark Talon.

Guide to Wall Breaking - How to break past common defensive sets in DPP OU, by Jediment, Xia, and mtr.

Playstyle Guides:
Sand by Jimbo and twash
Rain Offense by Legacy Raider, EspyJoel, and Fireburn
Sunny Day by Matthew and Venom
Baton Pass by maddog, Fuzznip, and Komodo
Hail Stall by Dragontamer, blackware, and Legacy Raider
Trick Room by Matthew​

DPP Analyses - Smogon's database for all DPP analyses.

Basic Guide to Ubers

Advanced Guide to Ubers

DPP Ubers Viability Ranking - A look at how viable Pokemon are in DPP Ubers.

DPP Ubers Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers for DPP Ubers, by TheMaster42, Vashta, and Fireburn.

Arceus Guide by firecape and Theorymon

DPP UU Threat List - An overview of the major Pokemon to watch out for in DPP UU.

DPP UU Viability Ranking - A look at how viable Pokemon are in DPP UU.

DPP UU Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers for DPP UU.

DPP UU Metagame Analysis - An in-depth look at the most common threats in DPP UU, courtesy of Eo Ut Mortus.

DPP UU Offense Analysis - A guide on how to use offense in DPP UU and how it fares in the metagame, by Heysup

Guide to DPP LC - An introduction to the many intricacies of DPP LC.

DPP LC Threat List - An overview of major Pokemon to watch to watch out for in DPP LC.

DPP LC Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers for DPP LC, by eric the espeon.

DPP LC EV Spread Guide - How to get the most out of your EVs in DPP LC, by eric the espeon and Oglemi.

DPP LC Legality Guide - A guide to legal movesets in DPP LC, by SwinubToupee.

Double Battle Primer - An introduction to Doubles by TheMaskedNitpicker.

VGC 2010 Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers for VGC 2010, by Alaka

Battle Mechanics at Level 50 - A guide to how mechanics work for Level 50 battling, by Ditto.

1v1 Metagame Guide by Badal, coolking49, and LinIsKorean.
 
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BW Resources

BW OU Threat List - An overview of major threats to watch out for in BW OU.

BW OU Viability Rankings - A look at how viable Pokemon are in BW OU.

BW OU Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers for BW OU, by TelemonianAjax.

5th Gen RMT Archive - A collection of great and metagame-defining teams from BW.

BW Warstory Archive - A collection of high-quality BW battles, with insight from those battling.

Guide to Priority Attacks - An introduction to using priority attacks in BW OU, by zarator.

Guide to Entry Hazards - An introduction to the entry hazards of BW and how to use them, by zarator.

Playstyle Guides:

BW Analyses - Smogon's database for all BW analyses.

BW Ubers Threat List - An overview of Pokemon to watch out for in BW Ubers.

BW Ubers Viability Ranking - A look at how viable Pokemon are in BW Ubers.

BW Ubers Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers in BW Ubers, by shrang.

BW Ubers Playstyle Classification - A compilation of which Pokemon best fill certain roles in BW Ubers.

Guide to BW Ubers Stall

Arceus Guide - How to best use Arceus in BW Ubers, by zarator.

BW Ubers Analyses - Smogon's database for all BW Ubers analyses.

BW UU Threat List - An overview of Pokemon to watch out for in BW UU.

BW UU Viability Ranking - A look at how viable Pokemon are in BW UU.

BW UU Playstyle Classification - A compilation of which Pokemon best fill certain roles in BW UU.

BW RU Threat List - An overview of Pokemon to watch out for in BW RU.

BW RU Viability Ranking - A look at how viable Pokemon are in BW RU.

BW RU Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers in BW RU, by Honko.

BW RU Playstyle Classification - A compilation of which Pokemon best fill certain roles in BW RU.

Guide to Entry Hazards - An introduction to entry hazards and how to use them in BW RU, by DittoCrow.

Guide to Trick Room - How to build and use Trick Room teams in BW RU, by Jellicent.

Guide to Sunny Day - How to build and use Sunny Day teams in BW RU, by BTzz, Endorfins, and Yonko7.

BW NU Threat List - An overview of Pokemon to watch out for in BW NU.

BW NU Viability Rankings - A look at how viable Pokemon are in BW NU.

BW NU Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers in BW NU, by Raseri and erisia.

BW NU Playstyle Classification - A compilation of which Pokemon best fill certain roles in BW NU.

Guide to Sun in BW NU

Beginners Guide to BW LC

BW LC Threat List - An overview of Pokemon to watch out for in BW LC.

BW LC Viability Rankings - A look at how viable Pokemon are in BW LC.

BW LC Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers in BW LC, by Moo and Zephyr.

BW LC Playstyle Classification - A compilation of which Pokemon best fill certain roles in BW LC.

BW LC Move Legality Guide by Ray Jay

Fifth Gen Double Battle Guide by muffinhead and Cassie.

BW Doubles Viability Ranking - A look at how viable Pokemon are in BW Doubles.

BW Doubles Analyses - Smogon's database for all BW Doubles analyses.

Differences Between Smogon Doubles and VGC by lucariojr and Audiosurfer

VGC 2012 Speed Tiers - Important Speed numbers in VGC 2012, by muffinhead and cosmicexplorer.
 
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There's a couple of links not working or being incorrect. ADV 200 article is an ADV NU Viability rankings link, BW RU Speed tiers is a BW UU Viability Rankings link and most of the Analyses links are broken because of the new dex, you should probably exchange them with /dex/gen/tags/tier/, since the "metagames" section in the dex doesn't exist anymore.
 
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since his dpp guide is mentioned anyway i think somalia's adv guide should get a mention. this doc by mcm is also v useful for learning the tier

edit- I actually agree w/ ninjax that it's not very in depth but it's so a decent resource since it explains a bunch of basic stuff; mcm's doc isn't very specific but explains play styles/what to look out for/in-game scenarios. The BKC guide still isn't here though rip
 
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No offense meant but Somalia's guide is actually pretty bad: lack of intricate tier knowledge shows as he doesn't mention any of the following: Rock Resists, Heracross, Physical Offense, CMSPAM, Spikes teams and TSSs, Electrics, and BP Teams, instead just focusing on balanced and stall teams (one of two rookie approaches to ADV, the other being mindlessly spamming TTar+Aero+Spikes). McM's document is good but slightly outdated (back then Bulky Sand teams were the norm, now they're halfway to extinction, while offensive TSS hadn't developed and Zapdos was a lot less common: still is worth a read though). I've heard BKC is working on an ADV guide, and I've started recording a 6-part seminar on teambuilding in ADV, so you're gonna have to wait on those.

tl:Dr Add McM's doc, don't add Somalia 's guide, add links to my video series once it's done.
 
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Also we should update the 'RBY battling' article or write a new one. It's from the "old metagame"
I agree. I'd do it myself, but that might result in a work filled with many "half-truths" and bad evaluations. The "Seven Staples" have become the "Big Four", whereas the two remaining team slots can roughly be distinguished as "lead" and "filler", where the filler is commonly an extra lategame threat. A good update or rewrite should have a short paragraph on why each of the "Big Four" are so good that they're basically mandatory, which leads are the most viable ones (Alakazam, Jynx and so on...), and the "filler" mons you need to watch out for (Zapdos, Slowbro and so on...).

Also, status.
 
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There is a quality control team with the task to prevent articles being filled with half-truths or bad evaluations that is happy to work with you if you really want to do this. In case you don't know where to get in touch with the contribution team you can post your idea here.
 
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