Project PU Player of the Week - Taskr (Week 2)

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Taskr
Most Known For: PU driver, PU tutor
Favorite Pokemon: Jangmo-o
Most Used Pokemon: Oricorio-G
TJ: Hey Taskr how are you?
Taskr: I'm pretty good thank you! not really been up to much today apart from uni work.

TJ: Where did you get your name from?
Taskr: My username is just a similar version to my surname irl, I guess I wasn't feeling particularly creative that day.

TJ: Can you tell us a bit about yourself outside of Pokemon?
Taskr: I'm currently studying for a degree in Game Art at university, my weekends are usually spent working in a local bar and i'm also an amateur MMA fighter in my spare time.

TJ: How and when did you get into competitive battling?
Taskr: I've been playing Pokemon since RBY first came out as a kid but I got into competitive battling at the end of the BW2 era as I accidentally stumbled across Pokemon Showdown by searching random Pokemon related things.

TJ: What is it like to be a new PU council member?
Taskr: Yeah it's pretty cool, being apart of the council was one of my goals as a player because I like being able to influence the tier I invest so much time into!

TJ: Can you name any up and coming players showing good potential?
Taskr: There's a couple of players such as jklioe , @allstarapology and Kill the Lights who work hard on the forums and are showing the potential to be great players in the future.

TJ: Who do you look up to or admire most as a player and as a person in the PU scene?
Taskr: Would probably have to be Teddeh and HJAD , both of them are really good people as well as great PU players and they have certainly both helped me tremensley along the way.

TJ: What are your thoughts on the current metagame?
Taskr: To be honest I think the metagame is pretty balanced with a good amount of threats but i'm sure all of that willl change with the next tier shift lol.

TJ: Can you provide a team that reflects you as a player with an explanation of how it works?
Taskr:

Combusken @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Protect
- Hidden Power [Electric]
- Focus Blast

Oricorio-Sensu @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Dancer
Happiness: 0
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Hurricane
- U-turn
- Toxic
- Revelation Dance

Qwilfish @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Intimidate
Happiness: 0
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Waterfall
- Taunt
- Spikes
- Toxic Spikes

Cacturne @ Life Orb
Ability: Water Absorb
Happiness: 0
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Mild Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Spiky Shield
- Energy Ball
- Sucker Punch

Eelektross @ Assault Vest
Ability: Levitate
Happiness: 0
EVs: 232 HP / 252 SpA / 24 Spe
Modest Nature
- Volt Switch
- Knock Off
- Giga Drain
- Flamethrower

Golem @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sturdy
Happiness: 0
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Blast
- Sucker Punch
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake


Giving my RMT would be cheating so here's another offensive team with a similar kind of style built around Fightinium-Z Combusken which is a pretty underrated threat in PU at the minute. Combusken and Oricorio-G act as win conditions and late game cleaners whilst Qwilfish helps them out a lot by providing Spikes support. Next I wanted something to take advantage of stuff like Lanturn and Gastrondon who annoy the team so I added Cacturne which also gave me some wallbreaking potential. Spiky Shield is cool tech for scouting against choice locked Pokemon and the chip damage combined with Spikes and Toxic Spikes is really nice for Pokemon such as Primeape. Eelektross and Golem are both good glue mons that help my match-up against Flying and Electric types as well as providing good utility such as Stealth Rock and their ability to check threats like Archeops.

Thanks for your time! If you guys have any questions feel free to ask them!:toast:
 
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If you could be born again and choose what nationality, gender, and race to be, what would you choose and why?
What is something someone your age should know how to do but you don’t?
Do you think the convenience of technology is worth the loss of privacy that comes with it?
What is your favorite member of Dundies' "Drown" that you like using in SM PU?
If you could be on any game show, what would it be?
Sun Hyper Offense is the best team archetype yes or yes?
Who is the cutest PU user (besides you of course)?
also congrats on POTW!
 
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Favorite anime?
Who would win in a fight between you and McGregor and why is it you?
Who's your favorite non-Brit and why is it not TJ?
Cats or dogs?
Preferred alcoholic beverage?
 

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If you could be born again and choose what nationality, gender, and race to be, what would you choose and why?
What is something someone your age should know how to do but you don’t?
Do you think the convenience of technology is worth the loss of privacy that comes with it?
What is your favorite member of Dundies' "Drown" that you like using in SM PU?
If you could be on any game show, what would it be?
Sun Hyper Offense is the best team archetype yes or yes?
Who is the cutest PU user (besides you of course)?
also congrats on POTW!
  • pretty boring but I'd probably just stay the same as i am now
  • probably cook stuff, i'm terrible at cooking anything that doesn't involve a microwave or a toaster lol
  • yea probably, i'm not really one to try and keep things private anyway
  • I don't really use any of them but ig Altaria since its a good Magmortar and Lilligant switch in
  • Takeshi's Castle would be fun af
  • n, its Magic Room offense
  • ShuckleDeath ofc <3
Favorite anime?
Who would win in a fight between you and McGregor and why is it you?
Who's your favorite non-Brit and why is it not TJ?
Cats or dogs?
Preferred alcoholic beverage?
  • The Pokemon anime? lol i dont really watch it, that full metal alchemist one u told me to watch was decent tho
  • McGregor got nothing on me in a PU battle
  • Favourite non-Brit is u obv and non TJ bc he smells
  • Dogs
  • Rum and coke or like bottled beer is my go to
who do u fuckin hate in smogon
whos the shittiest player uve played
  • can't say i hate anyone tbh
  • Rwby is actually terrible oml (mainly bc he read me perfectly in the last game we played smh)
Any competitve experience in other games? (I myself have sunk 4.5k hours into Team Fortress 2 and played for a UGC HL Silver team for a few months)
  • I tried to play cod competitively for a bit on gamebattles but i was trash so gave up
In your opinion, what does pu stand for and why?
PokemonmasterTj Used bc that's what it actually does stand for right?

Fire Blast Togetic or Psychic Togetic
  • None, Togetic is straight garbage lol
  • I'll get round to it
  • using agility honeclaws Prinplup on the ladder
 
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How many times do I get to say I called it??

Fave pupl battle?
Best contributor?
Worst player besides me?
Most bs set that hjad has made claiming it had a niche in the current meta?
Best meme?
Thoughts on tang null being broken af?

Bop dash grats n_n
 

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#12
How many times do I get to say I called it??

Fave pupl battle?
Best contributor?
Worst player besides me?
Most bs set that hjad has made claiming it had a niche in the current meta?
Best meme?
Thoughts on tang null being broken af?

Bop dash grats n_n
  • obv has to be me vs flcl
  • didnt you write the mesprit analysis?
  • yogibears
  • idk tbh lol, AV costa?
  • calling dundies a pu main
  • loses to Hakamo-o, gg
 
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most memorable voice call
most memorable moment in chat? getting promoted does not count
best discord meme
worst discord meme
what drops do you want from NU and why
if you were to main another tier what would it be
is mario odyssey not the coolest looking game or what

gratz on POTW and shit :)
 

Taskr

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#16
most memorable voice call
most memorable moment in chat? getting promoted does not count
best discord meme
worst discord meme
what drops do you want from NU and why
if you were to main another tier what would it be
is mario odyssey not the coolest looking game or what

gratz on POTW and shit :)
  • probably that time half of PU was in vc lol
  • hmm, hard one tbh, i know you said no promotions but it was pretty cool when i got voice
  • disconut putl haund
  • ah oober skitty (tj sucks at memes)
  • Rotom would be nice, I also wanna use hail with alola slash
  • Probably OU since that the one im the most familiar with bar PU
  • it would be if i had a wii u :(
 
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What's the best piece of advice you would give to somebody for succeeding in PU?

Also, I thank you for your services in being the one that always mutes and responds to trolls in the chat. Idk if that is specifically all the time but I notice you most Taskr.
Congrats on POTW though! :v
 

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#19
What's the best piece of advice you would give to somebody for succeeding in PU?

Also, I thank you for your services in being the one that always mutes and responds to trolls in the chat. Idk if that is specifically all the time but I notice you most Taskr.
Congrats on POTW though! :v
  • If you mean as like a player then just keep battling, especially against already proven players like room auth or by joining forum tournaments as you will usually get the best competition there. But if you mean PU as a whole, then also taking part in discussions in the ps room or on discord is good, and making good quality posts on here helps a lo too.
  • No problem, I try to do my job as best I can lol and thank you!