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The Magazine Q&A Thread

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by TAY, Mar 4, 2009.

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  1. Synral

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    When is it appropriate to use an Underused Pokemon over a Standard on an OU team when the UU Pokemon in question is similar or performs a similar job to its counterpart?
  2. Eternal

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    To summarize my question. Basically:

    "What are the positive and negative effects of Latias in the OU metagame?"
  3. dachickens

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    How do you go about using Endeavor? What are some good Endeavor-users and good Endeavor-supporters? What are good counters? What tiers would it be good in? How would you go about building a team around it? Is it, overall, a viable move to base a team off of?

    Sorry for the lengthy spiel, but in short:

    How do you make, use, and counter an Endeavor team?
  4. muna

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    How do priority moves affect the metagame?
  5. timw06

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    How would the metagame change if we removed Species Clause tomorrow?
  6. Amphetamines

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    What makes a bulky stat-up sweeper effective?
  7. MegaKick

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    Okay, we all know what scizor has done to the metagame, and in UU absol is very powerfull becuase it's sucker punch is the most powerfull priority in the game. So, my question is: How much priority should a team have to be succesfull/how important is it on a team, and how has it affected the metagame?
    I think this would be a good question for the smog becuas eit is a question that can help make a succesfull team and it can't just be answered by doing a google search or looking at current articles.
  8. Xia

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    What Pokemon types generally play well off one-another in each type of team (stall, balanced, offensive)?
  9. FarEggs

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    How has Stealth Rocks affected competitive battling in consideration to the third and fourth generation, and how would the metagame operate without it?
  10. Synral

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    Around early-mid Platinum, it was discovered that Metagross had excellent potential as a lead, but it had the Meteor Mash/Bullet Punch/Explosion/Stealth Rock options since the very beginning of D/P, but only recently has Metagross taken the no. 1 spot as a lead in the OU metagame. Do you think that the current metagame has any 'undiscovered gems' such as Metagross, or would you assume that a set and every pokemon's potential has been realized?
  11. FerrariCUBU

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    I'm not sure if this is a good question or not. But, I've always wondered about it, so here it is:

    Trick Room is an effect that, if used correctly, can cripple your opponent and turn your team into a deadly sweeping force. So, why is it seen in only a hand full of battles?
  12. SteelApple

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    There are Pokémon who dominate the metagame. Everyone heard about it, but what does this actually mean? What Pokémon are considered to dominate the metagame and what do they have, what other Pokémon don't have?
  13. SlottedPig

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    Are teams that focus on type resistances, or walls as transition switches more successful?
  14. Flamewire

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    The damage formula can be found here.

    My question: How was RNG abuse discovered and how has it affected the wi-fi "economy"?
  15. Flamestrike

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    What are the advantages of attacking right away with a boosting item such as Choice Band/Specs as opposed to boosting your stats with a move like Swords Dance and vice-versa?
  16. afterburn

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    i wanted to ask whether u can put a section in the magazine about how to build a successful team for the standard metagame
  17. Staraptor Call

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    What are the most effective ways to break stall without using Pokemon that are much less useful against offensive teams?
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    We still would like more questions! If you have something to ask, feel free to post it here.
  19. Coronis

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    How exactly would Garchomp affect the OU tier?
  20. Raikizen

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    Bulky Fire/Water/Grass offensive and defensive cores: Speculation on why they are not played as often anymore? Do the "veterans" of smogon use them a good deal? How effective have they been for you in the past?
  21. opkil

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    Assuming that Scizor did not get Bullet Punch, would there be a huge change to the current Metagame?
    Which of it's many counters would definitely be relegated to UU, due to it not having Bullet Punch?
  22. Vacuum

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    How would UU change with Crobat and Shaymin added ?
    How would OU change with Garchomp or Wobuffet added ?
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