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The Metagame Tweak - Round 3

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


    Round 3 Changes
    Move Change
    Comet Punch is now a Fighting type Move


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    Machamp
    +Comet Punch, +Mach Punch (Level Up)
    Justification: Comet Punch is mostly flavour, it can throw 1000 punches a second with it's 4 arms (well, according to the Dex entires anyway) So giving it a multi-hit punching move seems like a logical change. Mach punch may give Machamp enough to compete with Conkeldurr on teams.
    Illegalities: none

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    Snorlax
    +Slack Off
    Justification: Snorlax relies on Rest to recover health and status. Slack off can somewhat migitate the damage taken and can now stand up to the plethora of attacks in the inow packed tier.
    Illegalities: none

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    Articuno / Zapdos / Moltres
    Release of their DW Abilities
    Justification: Each of them are just yearning to have their DW abilities released. With the buff to Hail in Kyurem Articuno's Ice Body ability may see some use on Hail Stall teams. Zapdos has always been waiting for Lightningrod to be released - and accompanied with the addition of hurricane to it's movepool you've got ot be wary about using electirc type attacks.
    Illegalities: Gen III / IV Exclusive TM/Event Moves

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    Breloom
    -Effect Spore +Toxic Boost (Trade to Gen V with Effect Spore). +Comet Punch
    Justification - Breloom now has now got to choose between three excellent abilities. Forgoing the consistent boost of technician to it's lower Base Power moves. Or have immunity to other status effects whilst being able to either heal or lose survivability at the cost of boosting it's hoigher power moves.
    Illegalities: Anything that Effect Spore is legal with, Toxic boost will also be legal with.

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    Togekiss
    Super Luck (DW) +Sheer Force (DW)
    Justification:Do you need Serene Graces additional effects to disrupt your opponents strategies? Or would you forgo any additional effect go gain a power boost instead? The decision is all up to you.
    Illegalities- Gen III / IV TM / Event/ Exclusive TM Moves.

    R2 Changes (open)

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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



    R2 Activity / Coinflip Wins
    Naby vs kael (CF)
    Kennen vs Angrypsyduck5 (CF)
    Lowgock vs JirachiCelebiMew
    Alexwolf vs Michael209
    anno nyme vs Ricky Horror
    Dr. Ciel vs Deluks917
    kokoloko vs SOMALIA
    WTFlash vs 199 Lives (CF)


    R2 Extensions - Deadline 24th May 10pm (GMT+1)
    Qwilphish vs ThePillsburyDoughBoy
    ~Greencore vs pokebasket

    Matchups
    (~Greencore vs pokebasket) vs Knight1337
    Princess Bri vs Hantsuki
    nglittleguy vs Starships
    Lapras6666 vs Hyperbeem
    Articblast vs (Qwilphish vs ThePillsburyDoughboy)
    SOMALIA vs Stolen
    199 Lives vs JirachiCelebiMew
    Dr. Ciel vs dragonuser
    Trinitrotoluene vs WhiteQueen
    Gr8astard vs Angrypsyduck5
    anno nyme vs Pedrock
    Alexwolf vs kael

    DEADLINE
    June 3rd -whenever I stop being huingover 10pm GMT+1
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    thanks for the extension, vm'd pokebasket btw, I'll do my best to get this match done
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    pokebasket did not reply my vm, so i guess i deserve the Act for the r2 extension
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    ~Greencore advances over Pokebasket.
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    Won against Anno Nyme, gg.
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