Project PU Player of the Week - Rwby (Week 4)

#1

Favorite Pokemon: Ledian
Most used Pokemon: Mesprit
Most known for: r/incel mod (rip), Tutor, Room Voice, QC, Ex ladder Hero, Bad at Name changes, Memes, Brit
TJ: Hey Rwby how are you tonight?
Rwby: I'm doing alright thanks, just went to see a film with the family and have been doing uni work. Yourself?
TJ: Im doing good thanks for asking, Ive been playing Pokemon Ultra Moon and enjoying my Thanksgiving vacation.

TJ: How and when did you get into competitive battling?
Rwby: I've always been a competitive person, ever since I was young, playing games such as Halo and CoD to a high standard of skill. I've always been a fan of Pokemon but originally the competitive side never caught on with me because of how much effort was needed to create a viable in-game team. When a friend told me about Smogon in 2014 I decided to give it a look and try out Pokemon Showdown. I hopped around tiers for a while, eventually finding a place for myself in NU where I basically memed for an entire year without picking up any traction in the community. However, around July of 2016 I actually started to learn how to play properly and eventually got voice then driver in NU. When Sun and Moon dropped I decided to move to PU and here I am.

TJ: What are your thoughts on the Pokemon that got access to new moves in USM PU?
Rwby: Hmm, I feel like the wider spread of Pokemon that get Defog might shake up the metagame a bit, with Silvally, Oricorio, and Altaria being the most notable recievers. Togedemaru getting both Iron Head and Super Fang have made both the Choice Scarf and Pivot sets more viable. Palossand getting Stealth Rock was the buff it needed to go from good to great, being able to threaten a lot of setters along with Rapid Spin users. Endeavor Lycanroc also seems like quite a cool lead, finally competing with Archeops. I think people already know my stance on how over-hyped Passimian is.

TJ: Could you tell us more about yourself outside of Smogon? What are your hobbies and things you enjoy?
Rwby: I'm a 21 year old British male who lives in the North East of England, where it always rains, and I wear shorts exlusively. I play / do two sports competitively, those being Badminton and Crossfit, and I do a lot of others casually such as running, cycling, swimming and hiking. I'm also an Engineering Student.

TJ: What is your favorite playstyle and why?
Rwby: That's a hard question, because I've played every playstyle, bar weather, a decent amount. In terms of reliability I'd have to say Balance because it's the easiest to patch holes for and I also enjoy not having to manage the risks more offensive teams have to consider. Also Tangela + Type: Null is a broken core.

TJ: Who do you look up to / admire most as a player and as a person in the PU scene?
Rwby: I'd have to say both Teddeh and Galbia are people that I look up to. Teddeh is the person who introduced me to people such as HJAD and Dibs The Dreamer, along with overall helping me become a better player. galbia is a fantastic tier leader and I enjoy playing, and losing, to them in varying best of five random formats. Taskr and Dibs The Dreamer are also people I respect because of how far they've come recently and both of them being added to council was a joy to see. HJAD is a bad manager, but I also have a slight amount of respect for the worst Brit.

TJ: Can you name any up and coming players showing good potential?
Rwby: Certainly. drumstick is someone I've been keeping an eye on and they've managed to create pretty decent analyses recently, so I hope they continue with that; the same goes with jklioe. In terms of up and coming on the competitive side it'd be a tie between Dibs The Dreamer, Taskr, and LordST, who have shown recently, be it in PUPL or PU Open, how good they have become; LST is also a weeb so he has that going for him.

TJ: Do you have any advice for newer players in the tier?
Rwby: Get involved! PU is a friendly community and when I joined I felt welcomed by staff and normal users alike, without feeling like a hassle when I asked questions. Dive into discussions on either the forums or on Pokemon Showdown and don't be afraid to ask for help, along with using the resources available. I do recommend that when you're new to consider whether you want to post on something like the Viability Rankings, as you should aim for decent metagame knowledge before you do, but like I said before you can always ask questions. Also try to get involved with seasonals and other forum / room tours if you want to improve your skill, with tutoring also being an option.

TJ: Lastly, could you provide a team that reflects you and explain it?
Rwby:

Tangela @ Eviolite
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 1 Atk
- Toxic
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Synthesis

Mesprit @ Colbur Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 244 Def / 12 Spe
Bold Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Healing Wish
- U-turn
- Psychic

Swanna @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Hydration
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Surf
- Brave Bird
- Hurricane
- Defog

Type: Null @ Eviolite
Ability: Battle Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 224 SpD / 36 Spe
Careful Nature
- Swords Dance
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Return

Dugtrio-Alola @ Leftovers
Ability: Tangling Hair
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Substitute
- Toxic

Weezing @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 244 HP / 224 Def / 40 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Sludge Bomb
- Toxic Spikes
- Will-O-Wisp


This is a team that directly reflects me as a player. It's a balance team featuring my current favourite core of Tangela + Type: Null, with Healing Wish Mesprit to offer hazard and pivot support. Substitute Alolan Dugtrio was something that I found really cool after seeing Teddeh use it, because it messes with both balance and offensive teams. Scarf Swanna has a great speed tier along with giving the team a decent way to beat Z Lovely Kiss Jynx and Quiver Dance Lilligant. Weezing is just the basic catch-all physical and Fighting-type check of the team.

Thanks for your time! As always, if you guys have any questions feel free to ask them!:toast:
 
#2
i made this post because im confused as to how 4 ANGLO-SAXONS made POTW in a row

questions to not make this a shitpost:

now what is you're favorite USM upgrade?
favorite meme?
thoughts on being a meme in 2 tier?
best nu player
best pu player
best lc player
and why are they all dundies?
will tect ever get freed from ISIS?
whose cuter dibs or robert alfons
whose better hjad or taskr
whose worse tjay or uberskitty
aaahooberskitty?
whose the best ANGLO-SAXON
 
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What's the backstory behind your favorite pokemon being Ledian?
Po-TAY-to or Po-TAH-to?
Which is more obsessive? Me and Victreebel or Dibs and Oricorio Pom-Pom
Favorite generation to play Pokemon besides SM?
Favorite tertiary color?
Favorite kind of cheese?
Would you think competitive Pokemon would be better or worse if critical hits were entirely removed?
Favorite CAP mon?
What yet unseen dual type combination would you most like to see in a future Pokemon game?
Can you please give us Claydol yet? smh...
Favorite genre of music?
Favorite shift symbol above the numbers 1-0 on your keyboard?
Choose: Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast?
Favorite Sport to watch?
Best Room Owner (Not PU; Not NU)?
Do you think Adam and Eve had belly buttons?
What part of a kid’s movie completely scared you?
How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?
Which body part do you wish you could detach and why?
In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?
How did the Brits get 4 POTW in a row?
 

Taskr

Wanna Know
is a Pre-Contributor
#14
best PU tutor? ;D
best non brit PU player?
best analysis writer?
what have you asked Santa for?
favourite butty filling?
when is ur geordie shore debut?
which NU players should move to PU?
best PUPL team?
Celebrity crush?
favourite Christmas film?
favourite game thats not mons?
is it 'dinner' or tea?
type out the most geordie thing u can think of
 
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Rwby

@g change my smogon name to lalala memes :33
is a Pre-Contributor
#15
i made this post because im confused as to how 4 ANGLO-SAXONS made POTW in a row

questions to not make this a shitpost:

now what is you're favorite USM upgrade?
favorite meme?
thoughts on being a meme in 2 tier?
best nu player
best pu player
best lc player
and why are they all dundies?
will tect ever get freed from ISIS?
whose cuter dibs or robert alfons
whose better hjad or taskr
whose worse tjay or uberskitty
aaahooberskitty?
whose the best ANGLO-SAXON
Brits run the tier
Togedemaru getting Iron Head / Tail is cute and Silvally getting Defog was also neat
Me
Dreamie Memeies :33333
Shaneghoul or Realistic Waters
Taskr or any other Brit besides Anty
Tf is LC?
Who?
Nope
Lol Dibs The Dreamer of course
Depends to be honest, both are extremely good players
Tjay
Bad meme
All
When are you changing your name back to yogibears?
When are you going to learn how to spell Gary?
To yogibears / yogi o_o / Rwby / Ruby Matoi

favorite memory on ps?
Getting NU voice
this might be the best potw ever

who is your fave nu player of all time?
would you say im a better meme in nu than u ever were
also, when is you next namechange?
and what kinda music do you listen to bud n_n
Shaneghoul or Earth, Eternally sucks
Nope
When I get a full badge I'm changing to Rwby on PS
Everything really!
rate:
top 5 animes
top 5 pu brits
top 5 names youve had lol

also what does pu stand for???
hmm. Seven Deadly Sins, Dragon Ball (not GT tho fuck that), Elfen Lied, Death Note and Kill La Kill are all ones I've enjoyed
All except HJAD
Yogibears, Ruby Matoi, Yogioo, Rwbyoo
I am a yogibears, I have 10 different names rwby ruby matoi yogi o_o and other variants, I rate PU teams and hate blast ewww if you dont post this on 10 different pages I will quit for a day
Lalalala memes memes memes :3333333
why do you and the rest of the englanders never sleep?
SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK! DRINK SOME TEA AND GET ON WITH IT
What's the backstory behind your favorite pokemon being Ledian?
Po-TAY-to or Po-TAH-to?
Which is more obsessive? Me and Victreebel or Dibs and Oricorio Pom-Pom
Favorite generation to play Pokemon besides SM?
Favorite tertiary color?
Favorite kind of cheese?
Would you think competitive Pokemon would be better or worse if critical hits were entirely removed?
Favorite CAP mon?
What yet unseen dual type combination would you most like to see in a future Pokemon game?
Can you please give us Claydol yet? smh...
Favorite genre of music?
Favorite shift symbol above the numbers 1-0 on your keyboard?
Choose: Pancakes, Waffles, or French Toast?
Favorite Sport to watch?
Best Room Owner (Not PU; Not NU)?
Do you think Adam and Eve had belly buttons?
What part of a kid’s movie completely scared you?
How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?
Which body part do you wish you could detach and why?
In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?
How did the Brits get 4 POTW in a row?
I just always liked the design lol, I dunno
The former
Dibs The Dreamer, he legit pm'd me with 5 new team ideas centred around pom pom
ORAS NU was lit
Violet Red
Don't like cheese :x
I think crits are annoying but removing the random factor would suck
Kyurem-Black
Electric Poison would be lit, I'd also like to see Ghost Normal
Nope
I like almost every genre so I couldn't pin one down lol
^
All
Badminton
If we're not including NU or PU, I'd say both Team Pokepals and IronBullet, because both are super chill
Don't believe in the creationist story even though I'm a Christian
Coraline was FUCKING SCARY, like, THE ENTIRE THING
Don't like pizza
Hand, because then I could move it around freely
Memes memes memes :3333
Because we run the tier
why do you only rate one PU team a week in rmt
One more quality rate than you boi
grats on potw Rwby!

Q: What are some Mons in PU that you feel should be used more, and why?
Thanks!

Togedemaru, Alolan Raichu and Alolan Dugtrio are all super cool. Also Tangela lol
knew you'd make potw! congratulations!

question 1: do you have a least favorite pokemon? (typical question ik but still)
question 2: favorite typing of any pokemon?
question 3: anything you find suspectworthy/banworthy atm in pu?
Thanks n_n

Ferroseed, I hate playing it. Not competitively I'd say Alolan Golem, it's so ugly
Grass Water, because it's a really neat typing
Erm, I'd say the closest is Jynx, but people only really use the Z move set and not Focus Sash or Substitute Nasty Plot so it's easier to play against
Know that I will be judging your answer and tremble with fear

Anime you would most like to watch but haven't yet?
Whos cuter Dibs or me?
Favorite new meme in USUM meta?
Favorite meme from SM meta?
Favorite PU discord emote?
Do you drink and if so what is your go to?
Dunno, but I'm open to suggestions!
Both n_n
Dunno, but I'll find it
Eevee
:akashrug:
Very rarely but usually Vodka or Cider
best PU tutor? ;D
best non brit PU player?
best analysis writer?
what have you asked Santa for?
favourite butty filling?
when is ur geordie shore debut?
which NU players should move to PU?
best PUPL team?
Celebrity crush?
favourite Christmas film?
favourite game thats not mons?
is it 'dinner' or tea?
type out the most geordie thing u can think of
Me
They don't exist, but LordST is okay I guess
2xTheTap puts serious detail into his and I enjoy reading them. Do I get to say me too?
A refund
Bacon
Ah divent nah m8
Eternally
Dedennes
Die Hard
Indie games like Ori and the Blind Forest or This War of Mine are neat
Both to be honest
What, dyer want te stort a fight wi me? I'll fookin batter u mate!
 

Rwby

@g change my smogon name to lalala memes :33
is a Pre-Contributor
#22
Do you prefer Yang from Volume 4 and before or Yangst this volume
I haven't really watched much of Volume 5 so I'll have to get back to you on that!
when are you going to run a normal resist?

when do you plan to quit smogon again?

why is ou the superior tier?
When are you going to get good?
Wish you'd quit
It isn't
were you actually a mod of r/incel, i need to know if you deserve any kind of respect
I don't do Reddit and don't care about respect
hi.

pelipper or me



think very hard about this question





have a nice day
hi!
Pelipper
Same!
yogi what is ur fave funny-bad cgi screenshot from RWBY any season

This is funny because its true
Probs a decent amount of Season 1 to be honest
We don't need sleep bop
No seriously my lack of sleep means my soul is running dry send help
Weakling