The Metagame Tweak - Round 1

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The Metagame Tweak - What it means to be OU

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Art thanks to Elcheeso

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.


  • 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

+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

-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

-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

+ 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

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


Froggy vs Treecko37
Vinc2621 vs Lowgock
Raseri vs Hyperbeem
lokt vs Michael209
llvallejoll vs Alexwolf
Level 51 vs JirachiCelebiMew
The Unlucky One vs complete legitimacy
Shiny Sparks vs Shartruce2
PasY G vs ~Greencore
Marshall.Law vs pokebasket
Trinitrotoluene vs DestinyUnknown
nglittleguy vs ModestGarchomp
Infernis vs Problems
SOMALIA vs Kendrick Lamar
Articblast vs Honus
Lapras6666 vs Xx Boyka
MAlkaviano vs kael
CrashinBoomBang vs Kennen
Younii vs Naby
DarknessCrusher vs moonbase
Darkloic vs HiipFire
Rydro vs Angrypsyduck5
Lunatic Lies vs ThePillsburyDoughboy
Blue Eon vs WTFlash
Starships vs Cherub Agent
Masterclass vs Jirachi
CBTerrakion vs WhiteQueen
Novaray vs Qwilphish
Rodan vs relaunched
kokoloko vs Pr0Man
Stolen vs Dusk209
.Robert vs zzazzdsa
Tophway vs Nantsuki
anno nyme vs H-C
Yosh Silis vs Hantsuki
Dr. Ciel vs TyranitarTerror
Princess Bri vs vileman
199 Lives vs Kiyo
Joeyboy vs Knight1337
Deluks917 vs Jayde
SoulWind vs Dashunicorn
Django vs Pedrock
dragonuser vs Brap
Enguarde vs Gr8astard
Double01 vs Metal Sonic
toasdt vs Ricky Horror
HR. vs The Kyle

May 4th - 10pm GMT+1

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Shiny Sparks

- Valentine
- fatty
- celever
- Audisurfer
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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