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UU Player of the Week #2: Kushalos

Discussion in 'SM UnderUsed' started by Manipulative, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Manipulative

    Manipulative SHIKI
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    Hello, and welcome to UU's Player of the Week, where I interview
    some of Smogon's most accomplished and well known players in the tier to give
    some insight on who they are and their views on certain aspects of the metagame.
    If there's someone you want to see interviewed, shoot me a PM!


    Current Interview:

    Kushalos
    Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
    I'm a 20 year old Dutch lad in culinary school. I spent most of my days rn slaving away in a fairly prestigious hotel kitchen for my internship. I like watching and reading weeb material, listening to music and walking my dog/running to clear my head. Also i play mons on the dl too i guess.

    Most known for?
    Being an all gen low tier jesus/always performing well in lower tier tours, inventing Eject Button+Recycle strats, my name is chef, being one of the most hated dudes to play against because shit gets too wild according to pearl, choolio and gary2346 at least. Recently being the WOAT when it comes to managing since i've been the POWC captain for Team Europe

    Favorite Pokemon?
    RBY: Exeggutor, that dudes cool.
    GSC: Slowking
    ADV: Flygon, has been getting less and less since i started hanging out with the user though.
    DPP: Torterra, that was my starter mon when I first got Pearl.
    BW: Alomomola Whirlipede, you'll know why when you've seen me playing FU.
    ORAS: Klefki
    SM: Bewear

    Most Used Pokemon?
    In SM UU that would be Latias, fits on any team tbh.

    What brought you to Smogon and competitive Pokemon in general?
    I had quit playing pokemon for years and was mostly playing the monster hunter games. When my little brother started playing pokemon suddenly, I got back into it. However, I didn't feel challenged enough so I discovered PS! and later Smogon. Somehow got global voice which I still have to this day through this dumb thing called the random battle challenge(swear they gave these +'s out for free back in the day). Then it really took off in 2013 when my very nice and patient senpai Calloflochie taught me the ropes when it came to teambuilding. After that i just started getting better and better and now I'm here. :)

    What is your favorite Generation of Pokemon and why?
    DPP, that gen has it all sorted out competitively and in the games(spent most of the time in pearl and platinum than any other game). Shame its gone from stour:(

    Thoughts on the SM UU metagame so far?
    I love it, nothing really stands out as broken and there are a lot of viable playstyles. Theres also still plenty of room for innovation.

    What is your favorite playstyle?
    Prob balanced and bulky offense teams. I like having strong mons like Bewear and Latias backed up by a solid defensive backbone with like Amoonguss Slowking Klefki.

    Congrats on winning ULT! Can you tell us about your experience preparing and playing for the tournament?
    Yeah it was a blast haha, i def could've prepared a lot better for certain games. But if you stress about something like that too much you're just gonna use something bad and choke in the end. Thats why i generally stuck with shit I liked and reused a couple teams a lot like the subroost Kyurem+Tspikes Tentacruel squad. I made every single team myself so im especially proud of the accomplishment even though i choked and haxed against Welli0u in R1.

    What is your favorite UU Old Gen?
    DPP, I like BW a lot too, but it was so much fun getting into this tier last UUPL since i came out with one of the best records in it. I kinda stick to the same mons in it like Moltres and Venusaur but I think thats fine when you switch up the sets a lot.

    Do you think you're going to prefer playing SM or DPP in UUPL? Any people in particular you're looking forward to play?
    I prefer SM to DPP as of the moment, but when guys like Heysup arise I gotta get out there to counter the twave strats ofcourse.

    Who are some of your favorite people in the Smogon Community?
    Everyones favorite INDIAN Arifeen , master of johning wannabehipster col49 , cute fakegirl Ice Tea , tsundere relationship Pearl , gg bitch Poek and the rest of the weebs r p cool too, IC- TDK Tokyo Tom henry sugarhigh , everyone on my UUPL team except choolio when hes dissing my decisions for Cobalions final moveslot, everyone on team europe except Tony when hes bashing me for subbing in players without telling them again. -WOAT

    Finally can you provide for us a team that you think reflects your current playstyle with a brief explanation of how it works?
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    Jellicent @ Leftovers
    Ability: Water Absorb
    EVs: 252 HP / 212 Def / 44 Spe
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Taunt
    - Hex
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Recover

    Hippowdon @ Leftovers
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs: 248 HP / 16 Def / 240 SpD / 4 Spe
    Careful Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Earthquake
    - Whirlwind
    - Slack Off

    Klefki @ Leftovers
    Ability: Prankster
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
    Impish Nature
    - Play Rough
    - Spikes
    - Thunder Wave
    - Toxic

    Latias @ Dragonium Z
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Draco Meteor
    - Psyshock
    - Calm Mind
    - Roost

    Amoonguss @ Black Sludge
    Ability: Regenerator
    EVs: 248 HP / 188 Def / 72 SpD
    Sassy Nature
    - Spore
    - Seed Bomb
    - Clear Smog
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    Bewear @ Choice Band
    Ability: Fluffy
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Return
    - Superpower
    - Ice Punch
    - Facade

    Had a lot of succes in ULT and UUPL(used by soulgazer ) with this cool semi-stall build. Everyones underprepared for Jelli rn, and since no one runs Toxic on Tentacruel it just dominates in combination with spikes.


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    Thank you for your time and the great interview, Kushalos! If you have any questions that you would like to ask him, feel free to leave them below. I'll be back next week with another interview!



    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017 at 10:51 PM
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  2. Manipulative

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    Hey, guys. I'm opening this thread up again and have got someone who's been having a lot of success recently as our first interview n_n!
    Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
    I'm currently 20 years old studying at uni doing civil engineering. My hobbies are playing cricket and soccer (am a hardcore fan of Real Madrid). In free time, I like watching anime and playing mons. Also I'm lazy at times and like to relax.


    Most known for?
    For being a solid tournament player who specializes in ubers and for being a cute user.


    Favorite Pokemon?
    Jirachi because it's the most cutest thing ever. Not only it is cute but it also owns in multiple generations of OU.


    Most Used Pokemon?
    Probably Xerneas because it's one of the top threats in XY/ORAS/SM Ubers respectively.


    What brought you to Smogon and competitive Pokemon in general?
    I wanted to play online against my friends, so I was looking for a way to do that and found pokemon showdown one day. I always wanted to play with Rayquaza + Jirachi + Mewtwo and this combo was only possible in Ubers, so this was how I got into Ubers and started playing competitively. After that I just laddered a lot and eventually became a ladder hero. Then got fed up with the ladder and wanted to try playing in tournaments. That's when I joined smogon and it was the start of my journey to become a solid tournament player.


    What is your favorite Generation of Pokemon and why?
    XY because it is the generation where I growed up as a player. Every tier was balanced and was fun to play.


    Have you tried out SM UU yet? If so, what are your thoughts on it so far?
    Haven't played it regularly but I did play it once in a tour. It looks pretty good as there's some fun stuff like Keldeo, Clefable, Bisharp etc to use.


    What is your favorite playstyle?
    Tough choice between offense and balance but I'll go with balance because its pretty reliable and least match-up-reliant style. It's nice to have things to take hits, along with some firepower in order to keep up the pressure and momentum.


    Congrats on winning UU Classic! Can you tell us about your experience while picking up tiers and playing them throughout the tournament?
    Thanks n_n Before UU classic, I had played both BW UU and DPP UU a bit in tournaments but had no idea about ADV UU. My start to UU classic couldn't be worse as I lost in round 1 of BW cup and in round 3 of DPP cup due to activity. After that, I didn't care much as my chances of making playoffs were low but still continued to play till the end and actually managed to win the ADV cup getting the 2nd seed. Next up were playoffs where I fought Kushalos, Chill Shadow and ABR respectively. I was worried about BW since that was my weak point out of the three. But thanks to UU fiend Omfuga's hot squads, I managed to pull wins in both quarter and semi. Had some solid teams loaded in DPP and ADV so didn't face any problems with them. In the end, I won the entire thing and I have to say I really enjoyed playing these 3 old gens especially ADV UU. Thanks again to Hogg and to the other hosts for hosting such an enjoyable tour.


    What is your favorite UU Old Gen?
    ADV UU n_n Really enjoyed playing it in UU classic and I'm also in love with ADV pokemon sprites so that helps too.


    Who are some of your favorite people in the Smogon Community?
    There are many people I like on smogon but mentioning them all would take some time, so only gonna mention some of them.

    McMeghan, Pearl, rozes, Omfuga, Tony, Poek, FLCL, soulgazer, ADVANTAGE, Teddeh, Ice Tea, blunder, Sacri', Pak, Hogg, Manipulative, Christo, TSR, Ark, Accelgor, col49, Vileman, Kingler12345, p2, Sweep, Astounded, Pohjis, Hack, Mr.378, Krauersaut, Leru, Dominatio, Gunner Rohan, zf, SparksBlade, Shadestep, Arii Stella, WhiteLion, Camilas, SamVGC, Elise, Erz, Mounts, Chill Shadow, Steve Angello.

    BIGS: Funkasaurus, boudouche, Finchinator, Alexander, ZoroDark, Ciele, Coconut, dekzeh, d0nut, Porengan, Genesis7, Mael, Posho, Laga, BLINGAS, Destiny Device. Love you guys n_n


    Finally can you provide for us a team that you think reflects your current playstyle with a brief explanation of how it works?
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    Excadrill @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Mold Breaker
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Rock Tomb
    - Earthquake
    - Rapid Spin

    Groudon-Primal @ Red Orb
    Ability: Desolate Land
    EVs: 128 HP / 252 Atk / 72 SpD / 56 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Rock Polish
    - Stone Edge / Fire Punch
    - Swords Dance
    - Precipice Blades

    Rayquaza @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Air Lock
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Dragon Ascent
    - V-Create / Earthquake
    - Extreme Speed

    Lunala @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Shadow Shield
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Psyshock
    - Ice Beam
    - Moongeist Beam
    - Focus Blast

    Lucario-Mega @ Lucarionite
    Ability: Adaptability
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Close Combat
    - Iron Tail
    - Bullet Punch

    Arceus-Ground @ Groundium Z
    Ability: Multitype
    EVs: 4 HP 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Earthquake
    - Extreme Speed / Recover
    - Stone Edge

    This is the team I used in week 1 of spl. It's a pretty straightforward offensive team. Excadrill is a solid lead as it's good at keeping the momentum going vs most teams. Sash Rayquaza helps in revenge killing set up sweepers and is good at making holes in opposing teams in general. Primal-Groudon helps in checking steel types, soft checking Xerneas and is a solid sweeper thanks to its high power and bulk. Lucario-Mega hits like a truck thanks to Adaptability and is a serious threat to every playstyle. Scarf Lunala is great to have on an offensive team as it is solid at revenge killing threats like Lucario, Gengar, Arceus-ghost etc. Lastly, Groundceus makes sure threats like Primal-Groudon, Lucario-Mega etc don't sweep and mostly acts as a late game sweeper.


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    Thank you for your time and the great interview, Level 56! If you have any questions that you would like to ask him, feel free to leave them below. I'll be back next week with another interview!
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017
  3. Tony

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    I love this guy omg. n_n

    Tfw he really dropped an Ubers squad for UU player of the week

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  4. Ice Tea

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    omg knowing that ur a soccer fan just makes you 282282 times more interesting and makes me like you even more!!!
    especially a fellow rm supporter!!

    do u think we'll win vs bayern tmrw?

    fav player? (there's only one answer hah)

    how come ur so good at everything??
  5. Pak

    Pak -monotype main
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    How is it that you can pick up new tiers and almost instantly play them at a high level (old gens uu, ou, oras lower tiers, even monotype, etc)? Do you do some lurking ahead of time or look through high level replays or something of that nature or just jump right in and learn on the fly?
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  6. Omfuga

    Omfuga I hope he sees me now
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  7. Pearl

    Pearl When he plays piano in the dark
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    you're probably one of the people that intrigues me the most on this website, so here are some questions:

    favorite anime? (and why?)

    favorite anime opening/ending?

    do you have a waifu? if yes, who is it and what do you like the most about her?

    as someone with a respectable amount of accomplishments (still waiting for the day you conquer an individual trophy, btw!) in a relatively short time span, what would your recommendations to newer/less successful players be?

    are you actually a human being or just an AI created to play this game or a goat?

    thoughts on ubers throughout spl8? particularly interested in hearing your opinion regarding mazar + faji going 10-0 combined and hack underperforming (;_;)

    thoughts on the ubers's community current state?

    what sort of decision making led you to post an ubers team in uu potw?

    this should be enough for now. thanks for the personal shout out btw :)
  8. Finchinator

    Finchinator IT'S FINK DUMBASS
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    how annoying was the constant tagging and "how's prep going" "what's up" etc. all SPL? xd

    how does it feel that you're so good that this tier you hardly play is basically your kingdom now?

    thoughts on the current state of BW OU and ORAS OU?

    you'll play wcop yn

    dogs or cats?

    what's with your consistent use of :rabbit2: on discord?

    if you could take one thing back from SPL, what would it be and why?

    i hope you had a good meowning
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  9. Genesis7

    Genesis7 LOIC stay loaded
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    Good meowning Level, I hope you have a good day today (Inshallah).
  10. Level 56

    Level 56 n_n
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    Tony n_n

    1: That's very nice to know n_n Real Madrid owns.

    2: Bayern munich has been a top 3 team in the champions league for like 3-4 years now in terms of success and performing great under pressure. So this is gonna be an interesting one but i fully believe in my boys to win this one.

    3: Cristiano Ronaldo of course haha

    4: I think as long as you have high tour experience, solid teams and the ability to take risks, you can play any tier at a high level.

    It's the experience I have obtained by playing tournaments regularly for a while now. So even If I have to start playing a new tier, all I do is first look at the viability rankings and then look at some high level replays. That's all I need to get into a tier.

    Goat

    1: Shinsekai Yori. I'm a hardcore fan of mystery animes and this anime fits the bill. At first, I wasn't sure whether to watch this anime till the end because episode 3-6 were pretty complicated that I had to watch it 2 times to understand what was going on. But after episode 7, that's when this anime gets into its game and from there on i literally finished watching the whole anime in 2 days because i just wasn't able to wait how this beautiful anime was going to end. Solid characters, beautiful soundtracks, mind blowing story and plot twists and a dark atmosphere from start to the end. I really recommend this anime if you're Into anime and haven't watched it yet. It's a rare gem. Also I got to hear Hanazawa kana's voice, so that's a plus too.

    2: Opening:

    Ending:

    3: Senjougahara Hitagi. Sharp tounge, beautiful hair and eyes, acts really cute when caught off guard, top 5 voice and a tsundere at that is all I need.

    4: In my eyes, the best way to get success is to play tournaments regularly to get experience, try to make some solid squads and get advice from solid players.

    5: I'm a normal human being n_n

    6: I enjoyed playing ubers in spl. It's nice to see every playstyle being viable in SM Ubers which makes team building more fun. Both Faji and Mazar really impressed me with their runs and it wasn't that much of a surprise to me considering they had a lot of tour experience in the back. What really impressed me is that they both were pretty unpredictable through out their run which is the best strategy to net wins in SM Ubers imo. I also followed the same formula through out my run and managed to go 5-0 in first half of spl. But while being unpredictable helps a lot, it won't always work since you can't get the match up everytime. Along with being unpredictable, you also need some luck to get the perfect record.

    Hack is one of the best players that has played ubers and a very strong team builder, so seeing him underperforming was pretty surprising. Can't really think of much to add here because even good players can sometimes end up with a negative record :(

    7: Ubers community is fine I think. While there are lot of shittalking players in it, I think 70% people in the community are fine that actually try to improve at this game and their behaviour unlike those shit talkers who only know how to complain. So a bit sad, the ubers community isn't like what it was in the past but I still have fun talking with most of the dudes and hopefully, the community will improve as time passes.

    8: Manipulative told me it's fine to post a team from any tier, so I just went ahead and posted an ubers team haha

    Finch, I'll post answers to your questions tomorrow and I hope you had a good meowning too

    Same to you bro n_n
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  11. Meru

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    will we ever get our grand slam 3 rematch
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  12. Alexander.

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    Thoughts on Juventus FC?
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  13. Level 56

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    1: Didn't really mind all those taggings since I usually didn't talk much, so it was a good thing that you guys tagged me every now and then to make sure I was doing my thing.

    2: It definitely feels nice to win the first ever UU classic and most importantly a cute banner (always wanted to see how a banner would look like with my username). Really put some effort in this tour and I'm glad it paid off.

    3: Really like the current state of both ORAS OU and BW OU. ORAS OU is pretty balanced atm. Always has been my favourite OU gen because there's a lot of room for creativity and lot of cool stuff to use. Every playstyle Is viable which is always a good thing. Fuck Clefable tho, really hard to deal with it sometimes.

    BW OU is also enjoyable, prolly my second favourite after ORAS OU. There's lot of interesting stuff you can use here too but I think that the match up factor is stronger here than ORAS OU. It's pretty balanced but some teams are very consistent and dominant such as dragmag. Also fuck rain + ferro.

    4: Probably not

    5: Cats because I had one in the past. Too bad she died in an accident :'(

    6: No special reason. Rabbit is my favourite animal because they're cute as hell. So always felt nice whenever I used :rabbit2: in chat.

    7: Can't really think of anything that I can take back because I had fun playing in spl and did what I could do for the team. Tho i wish we won the whole thing after making it to playoffs.

    Gonna be a miracle if we get matched again in slam playoffs.

    Juventus has always been a pretty good team looking at their performance in league and champions league. But since I don't follow their matches (unless it's vs real madrid or cpl final), I can't really go into detail.
  14. Manipulative

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    Got another interview for you guys from our ULT winner! I'll leave it down below, but you can find it in the OP as well.



    Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
    I'm a 20 year old Dutch lad in culinary school. I spent most of my days rn slaving away in a fairly prestigious hotel kitchen for my internship. I like watching and reading weeb material, listening to music and walking my dog/running to clear my head. Also i play mons on the dl too i guess.


    Most known for?
    Being an all gen low tier jesus/always performing well in lower tier tours, inventing Eject Button+Recycle strats, my name is chef, being one of the most hated dudes to play against because shit gets too wild according to pearl, choolio and gary2346 at least. Recently being the WOAT when it comes to managing since i've been the POWC captain for Team Europe


    Favorite Pokemon?
    RBY: Exeggutor, that dudes cool.
    GSC: Slowking
    ADV: Flygon, has been getting less and less since i started hanging out with the user though.
    DPP: Torterra, that was my starter mon when I first got Pearl.
    BW: Alomomola Whirlipede, you'll know why when you've seen me playing FU.
    ORAS: Klefki
    SM: Bewear


    Most Used Pokemon?
    In SM UU that would be Latias, fits on any team tbh.


    What brought you to Smogon and competitive Pokemon in general?
    I had quit playing pokemon for years and was mostly playing the monster hunter games. When my little brother started playing pokemon suddenly, I got back into it. However, I didn't feel challenged enough so I discovered PS! and later Smogon. Somehow got global voice which I still have to this day through this dumb thing called the random battle challenge(swear they gave these +'s out for free back in the day). Then it really took off in 2013 when my very nice and patient senpai Calloflochie taught me the ropes when it came to teambuilding. After that i just started getting better and better and now I'm here. :)


    What is your favorite Generation of Pokemon and why?
    DPP, that gen has it all sorted out competitively and in the games(spent most of the time in pearl and platinum than any other game). Shame its gone from stour:(


    Thoughts on the SM UU metagame so far?
    I love it, nothing really stands out as broken and there are a lot of viable playstyles. Theres also still plenty of room for innovation.


    What is your favorite playstyle?
    Prob balanced and bulky offense teams. I like having strong mons like Bewear and Latias backed up by a solid defensive backbone with like Amoonguss Slowking Klefki.


    Congrats on winning ULT! Can you tell us about your experience preparing and playing for the tournament?
    Yeah it was a blast haha, i def could've prepared a lot better for certain games. But if you stress about something like that too much you're just gonna use something bad and choke in the end. Thats why i generally stuck with shit I liked and reused a couple teams a lot like the subroost Kyurem+Tspikes Tentacruel squad. I made every single team myself so im especially proud of the accomplishment even though i choked and haxed against Welli0u in R1.


    What is your favorite UU Old Gen?
    DPP, I like BW a lot too, but it was so much fun getting into this tier last UUPL since i came out with one of the best records in it. I kinda stick to the same mons in it like Moltres and Venusaur but I think thats fine when you switch up the sets a lot.


    Do you think you're going to prefer playing SM or DPP in UUPL? Any people in particular you're looking forward to play?
    I prefer SM to DPP as of the moment, but when guys like Heysup arise I gotta get out there to counter the twave strats ofcourse.


    Who are some of your favorite people in the Smogon Community?
    Everyones favorite INDIAN Arifeen , master of johning wannabehipster col49 , cute fakegirl Ice Tea , tsundere relationship Pearl , gg bitch Poek and the rest of the weebs r p cool too, IC- TDK Tokyo Tom henry sugarhigh , everyone on my UUPL team except choolio when hes dissing my decisions for Cobalions final moveslot, everyone on team europe except Tony when hes bashing me for subbing in players without telling them again. -WOAT


    Finally can you provide for us a team that you think reflects your current playstyle with a brief explanation of how it works?
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Show Hide

    Jellicent @ Leftovers
    Ability: Water Absorb
    EVs: 252 HP / 212 Def / 44 Spe
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Taunt
    - Hex
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Recover

    Hippowdon @ Leftovers
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs: 248 HP / 16 Def / 240 SpD / 4 Spe
    Careful Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Earthquake
    - Whirlwind
    - Slack Off

    Klefki @ Leftovers
    Ability: Prankster
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
    Impish Nature
    - Play Rough
    - Spikes
    - Thunder Wave
    - Toxic

    Latias @ Dragonium Z
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Draco Meteor
    - Psyshock
    - Calm Mind
    - Roost

    Amoonguss @ Black Sludge
    Ability: Regenerator
    EVs: 248 HP / 188 Def / 72 SpD
    Sassy Nature
    - Spore
    - Seed Bomb
    - Clear Smog
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    Bewear @ Choice Band
    Ability: Fluffy
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Return
    - Superpower
    - Ice Punch
    - Facade

    Had a lot of succes in ULT and UUPL(used by soulgazer ) with this cool semi-stall build. Everyones underprepared for Jelli rn, and since no one runs Toxic on Tentacruel it just dominates in combination with spikes.


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    Thank you for your time and the great interview, Kushalos! If you have any questions that you would like to ask him, feel free to leave them below. I'll be back next week with another interview!
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  15. Lord Esche

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    omg kush big fan :o

    first off grats on your ult win! love watching your games & i really like a lot of your builds too.

    do you still play mh and have you kept up with the new games (gen, xx)? if so what do you think of the new hunter styles? got any fav weapon+style combination?

    most underrated & most overrated mon in sm uu rn?

    favourite dish to eat & fav one to prepare?

    what is your opinion on z-moves now that we're in a couple of months of sm? do you think ppl were overreacting or do you think they're still borked?

    most anticipated mega to drop to uu in the following course of sm?

    fav music style? do you have a favourite artist whose work you follow?

    if you weren't in culinary school where else could you see yourself in? any other fields you'd like to explore?

    fmk latias/gliscor/klefki (i think you like all of these rite)

    thx man & keep it up (:
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    Free bird Jesus or free victini
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    whats it like being the best chef on smogon stef :D?
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  19. pokeisfun

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    How did you Kushalos pick your username?

    And Level 56 too if you're still answering


    I would enjoy seeing his question as part of the internship view Manipulative.
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  20. Kushalos

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    I was high on the kush and then i combined two monster hunter monsters
  21. BOUFF

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    favorite jojo?

    favorite jojo part?

    do u think theres anything relatively unexplored in dpp, or is it relatively a solved metagame?

    wanna play like 4 weeks after deadline

    e: why did i say relatively twice wtf
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    top 3 anime?

    favorite late night snack?

    person who you like playing the most?
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  24. Kushalos

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    joseph

    diamondo is unbureakuburu

    i think we took it too far with jacoba berry hippopotas so i think it is solved for the most part yes.

    u just fucking hax emd u lil shit kys

    jojo, hunter x hunter, shokugeki no soma

    pussy

    pearl though he is the above when it comes to it
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  25. Arifeen

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    how could u not choose sbr over diu fuckin shit taste

    when are u comin to bangladesh

    when are u inventing dpp ru

    fav ru mons? bw oras sm
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