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Rarely Used (RU) Tier

Discussion in 'BW RU' started by Rising_Dusk, Jun 5, 2011.

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  1. Nonary Game

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    Forgetting about Hippopotas?

    In any case, passing tactics seem to be what'll dominate here, what with Gorebyss in OU being a good example of how good this is?
  2. TheFourthChaser

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    We're really doing this....
  3. spweasel

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    It's in UU. Check the first post.
  4. SlimMan

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    Snover.
    Gorebyss+Huntail.
    AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

    Seriously though, thank you R_D! I am so going to love this tier once it's developed (I'm already liking it now :D).


    Time to go abuse Yanmega and Sharpedo on a team! Or should I go for double-Quiver Dance-Pass with Venemoth and (lol) Masquerain? So many choices...
  5. TickingSeedotBomb

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    Oh gosh!! SmashPassing and QuiverPasses... I'm going to NEED a hazer. I also might run scarf Vital Spirit E-vire just to take Venomoth's Sleep Powder and then hit it with a fire punch.
  6. Cheapoman

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    Seems pretty cool. Might be pretty effective in the long run.
  7. Gerard

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    Stall seems like it's gonna have some great merits, since it counters all of the SmashPass, and QuiverPass strategies (bar ingrain smeargle) whit little help (since both Xatu and Espeon are UU)
  8. Raseri

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    This tier is so fun right now, with everyone experimenting. Archeops is amazing if you can keep rocks off the field, I could see this being quite a diverse tier with so many viable options
  9. SP458

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    Great, a new tier!
    I might go there the next week to try a new Hail BP team with Snover and Gorebyss...
  10. SlimMan

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    After a little while on the ladder, I'd like to say that Bulky Waters who have recovery are absolutely wonderful in this metagame (except Pelipper and Swanna, they will never stop sucking).
    That leaves us with Slowking, Gastrodon, and Alomomola. I know it's too early to be making assumptions about the metagame, but I can see them being premier tanks or walls for RU.
  11. DC.

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    Let us get it cobalion

    Edit: i see it now nvm
  12. Himanattsu

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    What could possibly go wrong?
  13. Pocket

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    Correct me if I am wrong - RU is basically the UU of UU tier?
  14. Dwarfspider

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    its basically how nu was it the 4th gen, whatever did not make the UU cut. However whats important here is that it will be supported on the official smogon servers and in a month when we have usage stats and suspect tests there will be an additional tier made, NU.
  15. Himanattsu

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    And Rotom-C could set up on those bulky waters, since it 4x resists it?

    Just a thought.
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    Thanks, Dwarfspider! So RU will eventually become NU on the Smogon Server?
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    No, I think there will be another tier below RU called NU, which will be the old favorite fail tier.

    (or maybe there should be a RRU called Really Rarely Used in between)
  18. rampage529

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    Why was there no Cresselia or Umbreon on that list? Those two are going to be a pain in RU.
  19. Avira

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    I hope testing for this doesn't begin immediately. I think more focus should be made on UU first to get it somewhat balanced befoer beginning on RU testing.
  20. sax king

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    gallade, yanmega, porygon-z, honchkrow and cresselia? what happened to you guys?

    also, looking forward to sweeping madness with both sharpedo and yanmega
  21. Bruxa Baratuxa

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    qft

    Plus, i think it's better define NU tier instead of do this new tier.
  22. NijaSkills

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    The only difference that there would have been between this and NU if they had done it now is the name. This just leaves it open to create NU below this next month, but for all instances, is the same thing as NU was in gen 4.
  23. Togelover

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    This seems interesting...
  24. Nezumi-chu

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    This looks like a great idea!

    Granted, I haven't played very much competitive battling this year yet (too much schoolwork, argh!), and I've never been much of an expert at it or anything, but...

    1. It seems to me that there's so many pokemon not in Ubers/OU now that having three or more tiers under them may be the best idea to give a decent percentage of pokemon a chance to actually fight. Also...

    2. If the last auto-weather-starter is in this tier, then that will leave NU with no auto-weather starters, giving people who don't want a metagame centered around weather a tier to play, whereas if Snover were simply placed in NU, that could potentially make all tiers' metagames be centered around some sort of weather or another.
  25. Nonary Game

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    Yeah I misread apparently. I'm stupid.

    I might hop on when I get some time. From what I've seen though, Venemoth just kills shit.
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