Victim Of The Week [Week 13 BD Zangoose]

Jord-e

formerly ThiccTornadus
#51

Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpA
Brave Nature
- Darkest Lariat
- Fire Blast
- U-turn
- Fake Out

Incineroar can eat any hit that rotom wants to go for incineroar also hits it back with a fire blast dealing massive amounts of damage and having a chance to kill after rocks

252 SpA Choice Specs Rotom-Mow Volt Switch vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 109-129 (27.6 - 32.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Rotom-Mow Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 139-165 (35.2 - 41.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Rotom-Mow Leaf Storm vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 100-118 (25.3 - 29.9%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
4 SpA Incineroar Fire Blast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Rotom-Mow: 186-222 (77.1 - 92.1%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
 

Martin

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#52
It's been more than 24 hours since it was reserved, so I'm stealing this.


Guzzlord @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 196 SpD / 60 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- Sludge Bomb
- Fire Blast / Flamethrower

While it can't prevent the thing which makes fighting Rotom-C as dumb as it is (Volt Switch's pivoting effect), Guzzlord's ability to take hits from it with ease means that Rotom-C can't really do much in the way of breaking while Guzz is still around. This means that it can help rack up SR damage to keep Rotom-C under pressure and to hopefully help wear it down a bit as it spams Volt Switch.
 
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Jarii

formerly boring
#53

GOGOD (Gogoat) (M) @ Groundium Z
Ability: Sap Sipper
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Horn Leech
- Earthquake
- Milk Drink

Santa's best helper in need! Santa's lawnmower got possesed by the evil Rotom! Gogoat jumps in and takes care of it with it's horns and it's MANLY presence, the evil lawnmower tries to electrocute Santa's helper but Gogoat says hell no
252 SpA Choice Specs Rotom-Mow Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Gogoat: 78-92 (17.3 - 20.4%) -- possible 5HKO
and just sets up on it and even when Gogoat is low it will just drink some milk to get health back. The last attack it can do is
252 SpA Choice Specs Rotom-Mow Hidden Power Flying vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Gogoat: 140-166 (31.1 - 36.8%) -- 74.4% chance to 3HKO
but even then it is not enough to deal with Gogoat. Last thing that the evil lawnmower can do is give Gogoat it's glasses but Gogoat isn't impressed and says hell no i'm not blind and this is my crystal go away what makes it not able to work. Not much to say about GOGOD then I already did.
 
#54



Rotom-Mow @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Leaf Storm
- Pain Split
- Will-O-Wisp


you wall it and can chip it slowly with wisp and pain split. If they switch out you can volt switch. If they trick you it kinda sucks but they still do negative damage
 

Eternally

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#55
Keep it up!

PursuitOHappiny
Exeggutor-Alola @ Dragonium Z
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Draco Meteor
- Giga Drain
- Flamethrower

Neomn
Togedemaru @ Leftovers
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Zing Zap
- U-turn
- Wish
- Spiky Shield

SANJAY
Vanilluxe @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Freeze Dry
- Blizzard
- Explosion
- Ice Shard

Fragmented
Vileplume @ Black Sludge
Ability: Effect Spore
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Moonlight / Synthesis
- Sleep Powder

RhydonPhillip
Cryogonal @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 48 SpD / 212 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Freeze-Dry
- Toxic
- Recover
- Rapid Spin

Earth
Vikavolt @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 136 SpA / 44 SpD / 76 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Bug Buzz
- Energy Ball
- Roost

ThiccTornadus
Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpA
Brave Nature
- Darkest Lariat
- Fire Blast
- U-turn
- Fake Out

Martin
Guzzlord @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 196 SpD / 60 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- Sludge Bomb
- Fire Blast / Flamethrower

Jarii
Gogoat (M) @ Groundium Z
Ability: Sap Sipper
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Horn Leech
- Earthquake
- Milk Drink

Raseri
Rotom-Mow @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Leaf Storm
- Pain Split
- Will-O-Wisp




Vanilluxe @ Choice Specs
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Blizzard
- Freeze-Dry
- Flash Cannon
- Hidden Power [Ground]
 
#56

Hariyama @ Assault Vest
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- Earthquake
- Bullet Punch

Hariyama takes every single one of Vanilluxe's moves very easily thanks to Thick Fat, and its Assault Vest. It's a perfect answer.
252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Thick Fat Hariyama: 94-112 (21.9 - 26.1%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after hail damage
252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Flash Cannon vs. 0 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Hariyama: 92-109 (21.4 - 25.4%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after hail damage
 
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#57
Haha gimme munchlax


Teddeh (Munchlax) @ Eviolite
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Body Slam
- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Thick Fat Munchlax: 70-84 (17 - 20.4%) -- 0% chance to 4HKO after hail damage

Lol nice damage...
 
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#58

Miltank (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Body Slam
- Toxic
- Milk Drink

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Thick Fat Miltank: 118-141 (30 - 35.8%) -- 37.3% chance to 3HKO after hail damage and Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Flash Cannon vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Miltank: 115-136 (29.2 - 34.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock, hail damage, and Leftovers recovery

Miltank can take any hit from Vanilluxe and fight back with Body Slam or stall it with Milk Drink.
 
#59

Walrein @ Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Substitute
- Toxic
- Protect
- Super Fang

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Freeze-Dry vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Thick Fat Walrein: 66-78 (15.6 - 18.4%)
252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Flash Cannon vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Walrein: 99-117 (23.4 - 27.6%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery


Walrein can sub on every move bar flash cannon then stall with toxic/super fang/protect.

also cant we just eat this ice cream
 
#60



Audino-Mega @ Audinite
Ability: Healer
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dazzling Gleam
- Fire Blast
- Wish
- Protect

Since RU finally let our lord and savior MAudino drop back down, I'd be remiss to not run audinolix cores on every team.
Fblast 2hkos/murks lix switch ins, while it can wishprotect stall blizzards/flash cannons. If you run it with lix, it switches in on flash cannons and gets free rocks, which is nice. Fblast is prob interchangeable with CM, but then it loses to lix.

4 SpA Audino-Mega Fire Blast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Vanilluxe: 138-164 (48.7 - 57.9%) -- 95.3% chance to 2HKO

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Audino-Mega: 160-190 (39 - 46.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Flash Cannon vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Audino-Mega: 158-186 (38.5 - 45.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage
 
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Martin

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#63

Probopass @ Air Balloon
Ability: Magnet Pull
EVs: 172 HP / 252 SpA / 84 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Stealth Rock
- Magnet Rise / Volt Switch
- Power Gem

Probopass is an underrated pick in the current metagame who takes advantage of the Ice-type resistance that it has over Steelix alongside its superb mixed bulk to consistently keep Vanilluxe in check; the listed set is, imo, the best variant in the current metagame; 84 Spe allows it to outrun uninvested base 50s and below, allowing it to trap uninvested Mawile (hits before it can Super Fang and almost always OHKOs w/ SR+1 Spike assuming no SpD investment), whereas Power Gem allows it to actually take advantage of its ability to check Ice-types, almost always KOing the listed Vanilluxe variant after SR. Magnet Rise is preferred so that Probopass can trap more SpD-invested Steelix variants as well as easing prediction if it switches in on Heavy Slam or Gyro Ball, but Volt Switch is also an option which helps Probopass be a little less of a momentum sap by taking advantage of switches it forces vs the Pokemon that it checks like Vanilluxe.

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 172 HP / 0 SpD Probopass: 93-109 (30.5 - 35.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock and hail damage
252+ SpA Probopass Power Gem vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Vanilluxe: 210-248 (74.2 - 87.6%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
 
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#64

Wormadam-Trash (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Toxic
- Protect
- Stealth Rock

This beast doesn't just check Sceptile and Mowtom. Beep bop.

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Wormadam-Trash: 98-116 (30.2 - 35.8%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Leftovers recovery

0 Atk Wormadam-Trash Gyro Ball (93 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Vanilluxe: 168-200 (59.3 - 70.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
#65


Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Darkest Lariat
- Earthquake
- U-turn

Not the cleanest most durable answere but gets the job done.

252+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Vanilluxe: 452-534 (159.7 - 188.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 96-113 (24.3 - 28.6%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after hail damage
252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 96-113 (24.3 - 28.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock and hail damage
252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Hidden Power Ground vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 140-166 (35.5 - 42.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage
252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Hidden Power Ground vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 140-166 (35.5 - 42.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and hail damage
 
#66
Guess who's back? Back again?


D rank (Sandslash-Alola) @ Groundium Z / Darkinium Z / Buginium Z
Ability: Slush Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Icicle Crash / Icicle Spear
- Earthquake / Night Slash / Leech Life
- Iron Head

I in no way advocate the use of this mon, this is just in the name of fun. A-Slash rises back from the grave to resist Vanilluxe's STAB 4x and proceed to outspeed in Hail to scare it out with an Iron Head, which does not even guarantee to kill it from full (lol).

252 Atk Sandslash-Alola Iron Head vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Vanilluxe: 252-296 (89 - 104.5%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO
 
#68
incin was posted before cryo... you guys must not like the poor thing eh


outerworld (Cryogonal) @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 104 SpD / 156 Spe
Calm Nature
- Ice Beam
- Toxic / Knock Off
- Rapid Spin
- Recover

Chews Ice STAB with ease and has an almost nonexistant chance to be 2HKOed by Flash Cannon. After switching in, you can either Toxic stall it or knock it to death. Bonus points for outspeeding it, so you check from full even with Rocks up.

252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Flash Cannon vs. 248 HP / 104+ SpD Cryogonal: 166-196 (45.7 - 53.9%) -- 3.9% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Choice Specs Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 248 HP / 104+ SpD Cryogonal: 84-100 (23.1 - 27.5%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
 

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#69
Cool, good stuff

Earth
Hariyama @ Assault Vest
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- Earthquake
- Bullet Punch

yogibears aka Ruby Matoi
Munchlax @ Eviolite
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Body Slam
- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Z+V
Miltank (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Body Slam
- Toxic
- Milk Drink

Uxali
Walrein @ Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Substitute
- Toxic
- Protect
- Super Fang

Makeishura
Audino-Mega @ Audinite
Ability: Healer
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dazzling Gleam
- Fire Blast
- Wish
- Protect

Martin
Probopass @ Air Balloon
Ability: Magnet Pull
EVs: 172 HP / 252 SpA / 84 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Stealth Rock
- Magnet Rise / Volt Switch
- Power Gem

PursuitofHappiny
Wormadam-Trash (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Toxic
- Protect
- Stealth Rock

RhydonPhillip
Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Darkest Lariat
- Earthquake
- U-turn

Fragmented
Sandslash-Alola @ Groundium Z
Ability: Slush Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Icicle Crash
- Earthquake
- Iron Head

Cyanize
outerworld (Cryogonal) @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 104 SpD / 156 Spe
Calm Nature
- Ice Beam
- Toxic / Knock Off
- Rapid Spin
- Recover



Scrafty @ Steelium Z
Ability: Shed Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Iron Tail
- Drain Punch / High Jump Kick
- Knock Off

Have fun!
 
#70

Whimsicott @ Pixie Plate
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Moonblast
- Energy Ball
- U-turn
- Encore

Whimsicott is a really good answer to DD Scrafty, it outspeeds it even at +1 and can KO it with Moonblast. As always, pretty straightforward.
 
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#71


Pyukumuku @ Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Swagger
- Soak
- Recover
- Toxic

Simple enough set, pyuku eats literally everything scrafty can do. Swagger stalls it out, while soak/toxic neuter mons that try to switch into it/set up on it.

252 Atk Scrafty Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Unaware Pyukumuku: 75-88 (23.8 - 28%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Scrafty Drain Punch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Unaware Pyukumuku: 58-69 (18.4 - 21.9%) -- possible 6HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Scrafty Corkscrew Crash (180 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Unaware Pyukumuku: 46-54 (14.6 - 17.1%) -- possible 9HKO after Leftovers recovery
 
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#72

Delphox @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Dazzling Gleam
- Psyshock
- Grass Knot

Pretty standard scarf set, dazzling gleam OHKOs all the time and scarf lets it outrun Scrafty at +2.

Edit: On mobile, can't seem to get image to work :/
 
#73
Granbull



With fairy typing and Intimidate for an ability its the perfect counter for Pokemon like scrafty, even with Z-Iron Tail being ran on almost every scrafty set Granbull still counters Scrafty.
Here are some calcs for a 1v1 scenario and for switching in on Scrafty:

1+ attack due to Dragon Dance

252 Atk Scrafty Iron Tail vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Granbull: 146-174 (38.1 - 45.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
Z-move 252 Atk Scrafty Iron Tail vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Granbull: 264-312 (68.9 - 81.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Neutral attack (unboosted)

-1 252 Atk Scrafty Iron Tail vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Granbull: 100-118 (26.1 - 30.8%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
Z-move -1 252 Atk Scrafty Iron Tail vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Granbull: 178-210 (46.4 - 54.8%) -- 59% chance to 2HKO

And to note Granbull can defeat Scrafty in one hit with its 4 times effective move Play Rough:

0 Atk Granbull Play Rough vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Scrafty: 408-480 (150.5 - 177.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 

Martin

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#74

Passimian @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Receiver
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- U-turn
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide

Hitmonlee works too due to it being stronger, but I've been using Passimian on a hazard stack VoltTurn this week so I thought why not post it instead, and it just feels like a rlly solid+consistent 'mon in general vs offensive teams; that and this has the option of taking advantage of switches it forces vs Scrafty due to U-turn.

Passimian is able to very consistently revenge kill +1 Scrafty with a Choice Scarf set, OHKOing it regardless of its health; Passimian is able to very consistently put offensive teams (the type that Scrafty is typically found on) under a lot of pressure between VoltTurning around and the raw power of CC vs neutral targets. Provided that it is paired with something that can take advantage of offensive CC resists like Whimsicott it is pretty set.
Edit: On mobile, can't seem to get image to work :/


It's rlly easy to get sprites if you just use the Pokemon Showdown! sprites archive.
Code:
[img]play.pokemonshowdown.com/sprites/xyani/delphox.gif[/img]
Replace Delphox with the Pokemon in question (omit spaces for tapus e.g. tapukoko; spell out full forme name e.g. rotom-mow)
 

quziel

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#75

Vileplume @ Poisonium Z
Ability: Effect Spore
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Giga Drain
- Moonblast
- Synthesis

Vs. Plume:
+2 252 Atk Scrafty Knock Off vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Vileplume: 133-157 (37.6 - 44.4%)
+2 252 Atk Scrafty Corkscrew Crash (180 BP) vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Vileplume: 243-287 (68.8 - 81.3%)

Vs. Scrafty:
0 SpA Vileplume Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Scrafty: 264-312 (97.4 - 115.1%) -- 81.3% chance to OHKO


Poisonium-z vileplume can abuse the z-item to dodge knockoff damage, while Moonblast OHKOs back easily. Even if Scrafty is able to set up to +2, it still fails to beat plume, which can just synthesis up in its face, and OHKO the turn after. Not much more to say, but this is one of the harder counters to the mon, even if the set is outdated.
 
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