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Seasonal ladder December planning

Discussion in 'Other Metagames' started by Matthew, Nov 21, 2012.

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  1. Matthew

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    Yo guys Birkal sucks at life and is making me post a thread here for December ladder. I want to hear some of your ideas and what you think would be stellar. I'm probably just going to throw a bunch of pokemon together this round and see where it goes: my current idea is:

    Holidays Yay!

    king pokemon
    ice-types
    all pokemon with present.
    delibird present 200 BP
    star mons
    pixies
    probopass
    chandelure(?)
    deerling / sawsk
    stantler
    snorlax

    I'll be making custom movesets for these too, hopefully.
  2. Layell

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    -Rapidash as one of Santa's mons in the anime
    -Any fatmons
    -Hitmonchan:

    14:47 WildEep don't forget
    14:47 WildEep hitmonchan
    14:47 WildEep BOXING DAY
  3. Good_Luck!

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    Lunatone should be in there too.

    What does Probo has to do with all of the others? Idgi, really.

    -Pokemon with Gluttony. Holidays are for feasts :)
  4. Mijzelffan

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    Cherubi has the most resemblence to a mistletoe. Chimecho is obvious. Pokemon with healing wish might set a good example for the christmas spirit.
  5. Arcticblast

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    Arceus because God. Castform would be cool too (must have Hail). Maybe Empoleon too? Miltank and Exeggcutor because of eggnog.

    Just spitballing ideas.
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    Darkrai - Winter Solstice brings the longest night of the year.
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    Chimecho? jingle bell?
    Stantler !
    Hoothoot and and its evolution
  8. Birkal

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    bronzong

    whenever it comes in, this song plays

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  9. akela

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    The Geodude family. Because you can paint them different colors and use them as ornaments.

    Bonsly and Sudowoodo. Besides Snover and Abomasnow, we need trees. Sudowoodo can be a charlie brown christmas tree.
  10. Volty

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    Vanilite line! Mainly because they are ice type
  11. Master of the Six Kings

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    Here are some possible Pokemon with justifications ranging from surprisingly sound to drunk

    Crawdaunt: because he has a star on his top :D
    Chatot/Meloetta: Carolers
    Skymin: Reindeer
    Victreebell: Is stocking
    Claydol: DREIDAL DREIDAL DREIDAL
    Torkoal: Coal in the stocking
    Garbodor: Christmas = most trash enducing holiday ever

    \maybe edit with more
  12. Matthew

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    Do you guys still want randbats or would you rather build teams around this?

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    Regardless of randbats or not arceus will not be allowed. If randbats I can probably make an okay enough set for darkrai
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    Ho-oh because Hohohohoho motherfuckers.

    On a more serious note(If that's even possible), Chandelure looks like it might fit for christmas, since it's a lantern, and it's a ghost.

    Conkeldurr looks like it might fit, because it has a red nose and its hands are frozen to its pillars. Also Hariyama, although that might fit under 'fatmons'
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    I would rather be able to make teams for this tier. Random Battles are fun, but I like being able to make my own teams and seeing what other people use. It makes the tier itself much more fun to explore.
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    Sawsbuck in his winter form
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    most of you are suggesting things which I've already included in my opening post. Which I don't understand. I don't want to make the metagame so reliant on Chandelure if I include it and if I change it to create-a-team style instead of randbats.

    I'll continue to play around with ideas though.
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    How about random battles but each team always has an Abomasnow?
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    Just throwing it out there, how about any Pokémon that learn Wish?

    EDIT: Also, any Pokémon that learns Present.
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    Actually it would be kinda cool if each battle had hail by default.
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    Seconding this. Also leave Darkrai out it really doesn't has much to do with christmas so i why bother giving it a non broken moveset just for the sake of using it. I would also leave it at randbats because with teambuilding it will propably get highly centralized and most of the pokemon wouldn't see any use at all wich would be really sad, because most of the fun comes from playing with ridiculous pokemon you would other wise never use.
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    Agreeing that Abomasnow should be on every team; what is Christmas without a tree? If you decide to allow Darkrai, just make all sets generated with Dark Void have it replaced with Blizzard or (if you want) Ice Beam. Weavile's not broken and Darkrai has approximately equal power / speed, to be honest (Darkrai is about 1.08x stronger; Weavile has Night Slash / Ice Punch / Low Kick and Darkrai has Dark Pulse / Blizzard / Focus Blast).

    It would also be pretty cool if we could have two versions of this, randbats and unrandbats.

    Also needs Gardevoir (there are some jesus comparisons that can be made; this resulted from the suggestion of mons with healing wish made above). Xatu as one of the wise men?

    In case it's forgotten, Jirachi should be there.
  22. Compton kid

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    every Pokemon should have a jolly nature!!!
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    Pokemon with payday should maybe be included as Christmas is so commercialized.
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    Seconding this.

    At least Snorlax is there. But yeah, that's a legit concern.
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    So, when is it going up?
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