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VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

Discussion in 'VGC' started by Solace, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Nexus

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    No Guard only affects moves used by the Pokemon with the ability No Guard and any moved used on that Pokemon, so no it won't affect your other Pokemon on the field or any move it uses.
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    Damn, must've been pure luck I hit my first Sheer Cold (And only) in the match I played on Showdown. Well, back to the drawing board. Thanks for the fast answer.
  3. RandomVGC

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    Bulbapedia on No Guard
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    It's also possible that Showdown is doing it incorrectly, since the doubles part is still in development.
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    Does anyone here know a place where I can get some Pokemon for VGC '13? I tried the thread for VGC '12, but most everyone there is either retired or on a very long leave-of-absence.
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    any of the trade threads here: http://nuggetbridge.com/forums/forum/3-trading-breeding/
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    How high is the level of competition in Italy (Seniors).
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    what exactly do you mean by this? I know the age in Seniors is up to like 14 IIRC, but the level of competition depends on how far into the tournament you are and how well you're doing.
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    Like would people be able to spot Terracott, or a skill swap strategy, what's kinda the percentage of people who ev train? Thx
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    I think you're asking how many people EV train when competing for VGCs? If so, most of them do.
  11. tlyee61

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    In seniors, it depends on competitor. Most do EV train with 252 / 252 / 4, but don't expect any complicated spreads.

    It really just depends on who you get. I would say there's like 4 people who wouldn't know to 8 that do at least have a general grasp.
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    Hi I was wondering what the age groups are for all devisions as I couldnt seem to find anything when googling it.
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    The other time I was on Pokemon Showdown I was using Amoongus and Thundurus against Garchomp and something else. Amoongus used Rage Powder but the Garchomp was still able to target and hit my Thundurus with Outrage. It hit harder than usual so I'm pretty it was Choice banded. So my question is does Garchomp or Outrage have a special property that gets past Rage Powder or was it just a glitch in PS? At the time saving the replay didn't pop into my head.
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    It might just be a PS! glitch because Outrage normally could hit either target but since Amoonguss used Rage Powder, it should have been directed. Post this bug in the Troubleshooting forum.
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    What's a good set for Mold Breaker Excadrill? Currently I'm using this set, but was wondering if there's anything more efficient.

    Adamant / Jolly @ Ground Gem
    252 Atk / 6 SpD / 252 Spe
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide
    - Sub / Drill Run
    - Protect
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    Definitely use Iron Head over EQ or Drill Run / Rock Slide, Exca really likes a second STAB move. Also, since you're using a non-sand rush drill, I would recommend bulkier EVs such as 172 HP / 64 Atk / 116 Def / 156 SpD with Chople

    Even with 64 Attack EVs, Excadrill has a very respectable 179 Attack. The extra bulk allows Excadrill to survive Earthquake from Adamant Landorus, Heat Wave from Modest Chandelure, and Close Combat from Adamant Terrakion with the aid of Chople Berry. This set can be used in Sandstorm, but a simple EV spread of 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe with Focus Sash is preferred.
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    Cool, I'll give that a shot. Fortunately, I can still OHKO standard Rotom-W with a Ground Gem, though I can't outspeed it anymore.

    Edit: well, I can outspeed ones that don't invest in speed, at least.
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    Can somebody link me or explain to me to the rules regardless time limit?

    I know there is a (15 min iirc) time limit in VGC, and I was told is actually a 15 turns limit. However, I cant find it, is not in the policy for the tourney so I really dont know where else I can find it.
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    http://assets2.pokemon.com/assets/cms/pdf/op/tournaments/2013/Play_Pokemon_VG_Rules_and_Formats.pdf
    Page 4

    1:30 for team selection and team preview
    1 minute action selection every turn
    20 minute time limit after both teams are selected
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    From the official rules:
    As far as I know, there's never been any sort of turn limit, so I'm not sure where the person who told you that got it from.
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    I've used a Mold Breker Excadrill on a team. It tends to be something that you have to build your team around to make it really effective. Since you do not have Sand Rush for speed, I think you are on the right track with going 252 Atk/252 Spd for it. This does make it a bit frail however. I've tried both using a CB with Excadrill and using Swords Dance, and both have had their merits.

    Replacing Excadrill's Ground move with Iron Head defeats the purpose of Mold Breaker. Also, since you are able to hit Levitators with EQ, the vast majority of Pokemon that can avoid it will be weak to Rock. As such, just having EQ and Rock Slide is good enough.
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    Would it be a bad idea to bring any pokemon obtained from Pokecheck.org to the VGC? Are these pokemon legal?
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    Most of them are, but only get them from trusted users such as The Agonist, Hozu, TheMatntyke, etc
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    Also, make sure that you know how to get them without the added ribbon, since that will disqualify you even if the Pokémon is otherwise legit. If you have any doubts or problems, ask the user you're getting it from and they'll probably be happy to help you out or even trade it to you directly.

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