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RPmons Metagame Proposal

Discussion in 'Other Metagames' started by Level 51, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Level 51

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    After a while of theorymonning and test battles with a few of my acquaintances, I've finally gotten around to posting this thread. :>

    RPmons, short for Role Play-mons (also because Role Play-mons sounds stupid and the hyphen looks pretty awkward), can essentially be seen as a parallel to Glitchmons. In RPmons, any Pokemon capable of learning Role Play ordinarily (by either level-up, breeding or move tutor), is allowed to have any ability it wants. All Pokemon, however, must have perfectly legal movesets; EV spreads should also still total 510.

    Before I go any further, let me just say that this is not an actual glitch in the game, unlike Glitchmons. Don't waste time fooling around with Role Play ingame; you won't get anywhere.

    Although RPmons may just seem like BH or Hackmons with way fewer options, let me assure you that it is much more balanced, and as my test battles with users rlyn99 and Snowflakes have shown, more enjoyable for that. For example, the only Prankster-Spore user in RPmons is also one with one of the worst stats: Smeargle. The two users capable of utilising No Guard-OHKO have speeds of 60 (Abomasnow) and 70 (Bisharp). Furthermore, Bisharp's OHKO move, Guillotine, doesn't even work on Ghost-types.

    The current banlist for RPmons is as such:

    Abilities

    • Multitype (cannot be copied by Role Play; doesn't even work on Pokemon besides Arceus)
    • Wonder Guard (cannot be copied by Role Play)
    • Pure Power/Huge Power (balancing purposes)
    • Moody [pending, not banned as of yet] (balancing purposes)
    Pokemon

    • Mewtwo [pending, not banned as of yet] (balancing purposes)
    • Deoxys (all formes) [pending, not banned as of yet] (balancing purposes)
    • Thundurus-N [pending, not banned as of yet] (balancing purposes)
    • Everything in Ubers which can't learn Role Play [pending, not banned as of yet] (balancing purposes)


    RPmons can currently be played only on Debug Mode or Hackmons; as such, Team Preview is off. Make sure you choose your lead properly!

    After you've played this metagame a bit, we need your help. Is Moody balanced enough to stay in? Should Mewtwo, Deoxys and Thundurus be banned? What about all the other Uber Pokemon incapable of learning Role Play? Your opinion *actually* matters! :o

    To end off my post, below are two of my battle videos from duels with the two aforementioned users. Enjoy!

    Level 51 vs rlyn99
    Snowflakes vs Level 51
  2. Level 51

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    For reference, the list of Pokemon capable of using any ability within RPmons:

    Code:
    Clefairy
    Clefable
    Vulpix
    Ninetales
    Jigglypuff
    Wigglytuff
    Psyduck
    Golduck
    Mankey
    Primeape
    Abra
    Kadabra
    Alakazam
    Machop
    Machoke
    Machamp
    Gengar
    Drowzee
    Hypno
    Hitmonlee
    Hitmonchan
    Mr. Mime
    Jynx
    Tauros
    Mewtwo
    Mew
    Cleffa
    Igglybuff
    Sudowoodo
    Aipom
    Houndour
    Houndoom
    Stantler
    Tyrogue
    Hitmontop
    Smoochum
    Blaziken
    Makuhita
    Hariyama
    Sableye
    Meditite
    Medicham
    Spoink
    Grumpig
    Spinda
    Cacnea
    Cacturne
    Kecleon
    Shuppet
    Banette
    Absol
    Latias
    Deoxys (all formes)
    Chimchar
    Monferno
    Infernape
    Ambipom
    Bonsly
    Mime Jr.
    Chatot
    Riolu
    Lucario
    Croagunk
    Toxicroak
    Snover
    Abomasnow
    Uxie
    Mesprit
    Azelf
    Victini
    Purrloin
    Liepard
    Pansage
    Simisage
    Pansear
    Simisear
    Panpour
    Simipour
    Audino
    Lilligant
    Yamask
    Cofagrigus
    Gothita
    Gothorita
    Gothitelle
    Solosis
    Duosion
    Reuniclus
    Elgyem
    Beheeyem
    Mienfoo
    Mienshao
    Pawniard
    Bisharp
    Tornadus (all formes)
    Thundurus (all formes)
    Landorus (all formes)
    Meloetta (all formes)
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    Reserved again :|
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    Assuming this is with the No Ubers at all ban in effect( I know we discussed this before but still), I would like to list out a few threats in this metagame if it were to come into effect.

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    Abomasnow@Focus Sash
    Ability: No Guard
    - Sheer Cold
    - Grass whistle
    - Worry Seed
    - Earthquake

    As the only user of both Role Play and Sheer Cold in RPmons, I guess you could say abomasnow has quite a *puts on sunglasses* role to play. Jokes aside, Abomasnow is no joke, as No Guard sheer cold kos practically every non sturdy pokemon in this metagame. Grass whistle gives it a 100% accurate sleep move, while worry seed is to catch pesky Sturdy users on the switch. Earthquake can be swapped out for any move really; in this case it is used to beat fire type Sturdy users(e.g. Infernape and Blaziken.)

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    Mew@Anything
    Ability: Literally anything
    - Anything
    - Anything
    - Anything
    - Anything

    Whats with the weird set you ask? Well it's Mew. Mew, having balanced 100/100/100/100/100/100 stats, can fit in like a glove on any team. You can use it as a set-up pokemon abusing prankster, or you can use it as a Magic Bounce SubSD set, abusing the immunity to taunt and Will-o-wisp. Really, anything is possible with Mew

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    Smeargle@Lum Berry
    Ability: Prankster
    - Substitute
    - Belly Drum
    - Baton Pass
    - Spore

    Ah, everyone's favourite wildcard. Smeargle functions similarily in RPmons to in Standard, as with that jaw-dropping support movepool and those shitty base stats, running a support set is practically a must. (Although Belly drum Smeargle with Espeed is pretty good but that's not the point here.) Spore is on this set, and +1 priority spore is absolutely devastating. This set functions to pass Belly Drum to a much more dangerous sweeper, and with priority Substitute and Spore, it's nigh impossible to prevent this set from setting up. The Lum berry is to prevent pesky Magic Bounce users from switching in and using your own spore against you. Once again, as with Mew, there are no limits with Smeargle, and any set is possible.

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