Special [Season 7] Alolan BSS

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Alolan BSS

This season's special format is BSS, but only Pokemon from the Alolan Pokedex are allowed! While most relevant BSS threats are obtainable in Alola, there are some notable exceptions:

Notable Banned Pokemon:
  • Aegislash
  • Altaria
  • Amoonguss
  • Azumarill
  • Blaziken
  • Breloom
  • Charizard
  • Cresselia
  • Excadrill
  • Ferrothorn
  • Greninja
  • Heatran
  • Hippowdon
  • Hydreigon
  • Kingdra
  • Landorus-T
  • Latias
  • Mamoswine
  • Rotom-H
  • Rotom-W
  • Serperior
  • Suicune
  • Thundurus-T
  • Venusaur

So what do you think will be good in this meta with the above mons (and more) missing? A lot of our walls are gone so I'm worried it's going to be super offensive with Volcarona and/or Mega Salamence running around unchecked.


regulation page: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/battle/usum/307/regulation/

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Yeah, these regulations take a lot of the meta's Steel-types away so things like Naganadel will have a field day. I reckon Tyranitar will be pretty key here as a way of blanket checking a bunch of really scary things that will be seeing a whole lot more play without the restricting influence of mons like Aegislash, Heatran and Ferrothorn. Celesteela still exists here so that's worth looking at. Dragons will also be a little more freed up without Mamoswine to worry about, although the abundance of Fairies will keep most of these in check.
 

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Can someone get on and test if the new UBs (Naganadel / Blacephalon / Stakataka) are legal? The regulations page says they're banned, but they're not greyed out like the rest of the banned Pokemon when you check the eligible mons list....

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I just checked with naganadel in special to see if it was allowed. It was allowed, so it's safe to assume that blacephalon & stakataka are as well.
Edit: PGL got around to fixing the regulations page for special. It now says "alolan pokédex" instead of national. It also no longer states that Poipole / Naganadel / Blacephalon / Stakataka are banned.
https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/battle/usum/307/regulation/
 
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