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The Metagame Tweak - Round 2

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by FireMage, May 5, 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)
    • You may use Previous round Pokémon


    R2 Changes
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    Weavile
    -Pickpocket (DW) +Technician(DW)
    Justification: Whilst Pickpocket is a little more flavourful, technician turns all of it's many low base power moves into something that benefits its masive attack stat.
    Illegalities - Gen IV Event/Exclusive Move Tutors/TMs

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    Heracross
    -Swarm +Sap Sipper (Gen 5)
    Justification - More flavourful than anything. an Immunity to Grass type attacks and getting a +1 boost to your attack is something that's not always going to be a bad thing.
    Illegalities - Gen III / IV Events/Move Tutor Exclusives / TM + HM Exclusives

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    Sawsbuck
    -Serene Grace (DW) + Reckless (DW)
    Justification - Serene Grace on Sawksbuck is useless. At least you can get a lot more Oomph out of Reckless.
    Illegalities - None

    Round 1 Changes (open)

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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


    R1 Activity / Coinflip Wins

    XxP0RP01S3M4ST3RxX vs FLCL
    Rydro vs Angrypsyduck5
    Novaray vs Qwilphish
    Level 51 vs JirachiCelebiMew (CF)
    Darkloic vs HiipFire
    PasY G vs ~Greencore
    lokt vs Michael209
    Vinc2612 vs Lowgock (CF)
    Marshall.Law vs pokebasket
    Trinitrotoluene vs DestinyUnknown
    Infernis vs Problems
    SOMALIA vs Kendrick Lamar (CF)
    MAlkaviano vs kael
    Tophway vs Nantsuki
    anno nyme vs H-C
    Double01 vs Metal Sonic (CF)
    toasdt vs Ricky Horror (CF)
    Deluks917 vs Jayde
    Blue Eon vs WTFlash

    Matchups
    Naby vs kael
    Kennen vs Angrypsyduck5
    Infernis vs Lapras6666
    Masterclass vs vs Knight1337
    The Kyle vs Pedrock
    ~Greencore vs pokebasket
    Lowgock vs JirachiCelebiMew
    Starships vs vs relaunched
    The Unlucky One vs Princess Bri
    Alexwolf vs Michael209
    anno nyme vs Ricky Horror
    Stolen vs Darkloic
    .Robert vs Gr8astard
    Treecko37 vs Articblast
    Dr. Ciel vs Deluks917
    Shartruce2 vs WhiteQueen
    Double01 vs Trinitrotoluene
    moonbase vs nglittleguy
    Hyperbeem vs SoulWind
    dragonuser vs Tophway
    kokoloko vs SOMALIA
    Qwilphish vs ThePillsburyDoughboy
    WTFlash vs 199 Lives
    FLCL vs Hantsuki

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  2. Cinco Diablo

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    Contacted opponent, hope to get this done soon.
  3. Vinc2612

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    Please coinflip my R1 battle, we met once on PO, talked about playing a week later, but none of us was more active than the other.
  4. FireMage

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    [21:59] <%FireMage> .choose Vinc2612, lowgock
    [21:59] <skybot> FireMage: lowgock

    Thanks for your honesty, Vinc~
  5. Hollywood

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    Arcticblast and I see each other plenty. I'm sure we'll get this done relatively soon.
  6. Hantsuki

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    you forgot my match D:
  7. FireMage

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    Sorry Hantsuki - You'll be playing FLCL

    Hopefully no more errors :(
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    Kennen dont you worry child

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  12. Trinitrotoluene

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    Double01 and I have contacted one another.
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    Contacted, changes this time around don't seem nearly as game changing as last round although these ones are quite interesting
  14. Masterclass

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    Not happy in the manner i lost, I had to play a game vs an unprepared for threat because i didn't know we could use the same pokemon from last round. And then i lost because PO made a horrible import which would've won me the game.
  15. Knight1337

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    I won agaisnt Masterclass,2x0,gg
  16. WhiteQueen

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    lowclass always be making excuses

    contacted shartruce2
  17. Double01

    Double01 Hate it or love it the under dog's on top

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    lost because I cant seem to change abilities correctly ;/ gg
  18. Trinitrotoluene

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    Won despite some flinch hax in Double01's favor.
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    Contacted Lapras6666.
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  21. FLCL

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    lost, gg
  22. Hantsuki

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    yeah won, gg
  23. Naby

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    VM sent to kael.
  24. Stolen

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    contacted a few days ago, waiting response.
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    I'll play with GreenCore on next week
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