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The Metagame Tweak - Round 1

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by FireMage, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. FireMage

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    The Metagame Tweak - What it means to be OU

    Approved by the TD Team

    Art thanks to Elcheeso
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    What defines a Pokémon to be OU? Is it base stats? Ability? Moveset? If some things had it a little differently, would they still forever sit in the shadows and be outclassed – or would they rise up and take back their throne. In this tour, we discover what could have happened if Game Freak had altered the playing field a little bit.
    In this tour I change several Pokémon per round to experiment and see what happens if certain Pokémon got something a little different from Game Freak.



    Rules


    • Standard OU – but I will be changing a few select Pokѐmon.
    • Battles are to be made on the Pokѐcommunity Server – Under FireMage’s Tournament (Challenege --> FireMage’s Tournament)
    • All changes I make will be Flavourful AND Competitive (Ie, no Speed Boost Slowbro however, Magic Guard Gardevoir might make the cut)
    • Any changes I make will carry on and be in effect for the remainder of the tournament (unless I say so)(So round 1 changes will carry over into Round 2,3 and beyond.)
    • All Changes will be to movepools and abilities. Stats will not be effected.
    • Single Elimination
    • You do not have to play with the changed pokѐmon in the first few rounds. After Round 3 you will be required to use at least one.
    • All standard tournament rules and clauses are in effect – they can be viewed here
    • If something shanged is equivalent to a Dream World ability then all illegalities that go with it being a Dream World ability go with it. (For example, 3rd Gen tutor / Event / XD moves can't be used in tandem with any DW abilities) All illegalities will be explained in each post (if applicable)



    Round 1 Changes
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    Zapdos
    +Hurricane (Move Tutor)
    Justification - The other two birds get it and what Zapdos needs is a Strong Specal Flying type STAB. This'll turn it into a fearsome Rain 'mon.
    Illegalites - None

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    Arcanine
    -Justified(Dream World) + Drought (Dream World)
    Justification - Arcanine should've been the OU Sun setter - Ninetales just sits there. I theorise Arcanine will be able to do a lot more for Sun teams offensively.
    Illegalities - Gen III / IV Event + Gen III / IV Specific Tutor Moves

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    Gardevoir
    -Telepathy (Dream World), +Magic Guard (Dream World)
    Justification - Gardevoir's vunerability to Hazards, and residual damage in general puts her in a position in which her great special bulk is comprimised. I see her as a bulkier Alakazam and could give him competition for certain teamslots.
    Illegalities - Event + GEN II/I / IV Exclusive Tutor Moves

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    Kyurem
    + Snow Warning (Dream World)
    Justification - Hail needs a better setter Who else than a mon that flash froze the Giant Chasm.
    Illegalities - Gen V Event Moves

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    Flareon
    + Flare Blitz, + Wild Charge (Level up)
    Justification - If Flareon got Flare Blitz + Coverage move will it be able to function in OU?
    Illegalities - none

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    CrashinBoomBang vs Kennen
    Younii vs Naby
    DarknessCrusher vs moonbase
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  2. WhiteQueen

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    i <3 arcanine having drought. tyranitar wouldn't dare fuck with it like it does ninetales
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    im still giggling over my opponent.

    skylight just so you know in advance, im bringing a sun team ok :D
  4. FireMage

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    I've just had a test battle on the Server and one of the mons isn't quite working. Don't battle until this time tomorrow and hopefully it should be working by then.
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    sub pls
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    this is going to be interesting :o
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    Please specify what moves we can't use in each one.
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    VM'd opponent.
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    I am in contact with my opponent. We will probably not play before next weekend, though.
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    I won, gg.
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    lost to Soulwind, gg
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