Other Metagames

Introduction to the Other Metagames Hub

Welcome to the Other Metagames hub! This hub is a bit different from the rest of the tier hubs that you may be familiar with; each metagame that gets sufficient popularity will have its own page. In these pages, anything regarding the tier can go there, such as mini threat lists, projects, articles, and more. This is the place to be if you're interested in all of the wacky metagames Smogon has to offer. If you want to talk about the different other metagames, join us on the forums or on IRC on #othermetas. We also have a room on Pokémon Showdown!, which you can find here! If you aren't used to IRC and you want to join us at #othermetas, find out more about IRC here.


Latest News

Stat Switch is OMotM!

Posted by unfixable on December 3rd

Stat Switch wins the OMotM for December. In this metagame, a Pok&eaacute;mon's highest and lowest stats are swapped. For example, Golurk's stats would change from 89 / 124 / 80 / 55 / 80 / 55 to 89 / 55 / 80 / 124 / 80 / 124, therefore changing Golurk from a bulky physical attacker to a fast special attacker! Many Pokémon undergo this change, most notable Regice, Regriock, and Blissey, all fearsome sweepers that were once walls. Come play this metagame over at Pokémon Showdown! and be sure to stop by the OM room to discuss this metagame!

Some new stuff!

Posted by unfixable on November 14th

With ORAS right around the corner, one can expect to see a lot of new ideas and creative metagames popping up. In order to get us hyped for ORAS, we've began hosting some new projects! Firstly, the Seasonal Ladder is back up and running by popular demand! Joim is back to the website and has recently added this to the main server. Next, the Community Create a Team thread is back up and can be found here. This time around is PU and the thread is currently in nomination stage; why not go post some sets? Next, I'm bringing us some ladder challenges with the spice up your life challenge, bringing you creative ways to have fun on the ladder and earn points! Finally, in preperation for ORAS, a general ORAS OM discussion thread has been opened up; check it out here! That's all for today, but I'll be sure to update this with ORAS news when it comes!

Added OMPL Page!

Posted by unfixable on November 1st

After the Other Metagames Hub has been sitting quite blank for awhile, I've decided to begin adding useful pages and resources and such. Firstly, a new page has been added, OMPL, which has all of the OMPL teams, every week of information, and brief write ups discussing the week itself. There will be a new page discussing the submission process quite shortly; will be editing this post with the link!

350 Cup wins OMotM November!

Posted by unfixable on November 1st

After two months of coming in second, the metagame 350 Cup has finally won the vote this time. The ladder should be up on Pokémon Showdown! shortly, but until then feel free to come by the Other Metagames room to discuss it! This is a metagame in which all Pokemon with stats under 350 are doubled, Ubers are also allowed. Pawniard and Spritzee are also banned.

OM Hub Undergoing Major Updates

Posted by Hollywood on August 28th

Untouched nearly since its inception in BW, the OM Hub is in need of some major reworking, which The Eevee General and I are currently doing! Over the next week or so, we hope to have the hub up and running with completely up-to-date indexes, information, and metagames.

Once we finish with these updates, we'll be looking for help writing articles and other various pieces for the hub. There will be more information available when this time comes, so keep a lookout in the OM subforum for ways you can help out!

Hollywood Becomes New OM Leader

Posted by The Eevee General on August 23rd

Arcticblast's leadership has officially ended, though his presence won't be forgotten. He led Other Metagames during a time of huge growth: from a secluded section of the forums to a burgeoning area filled with many new, popular metagames. He will be missed, but you might still see him from time to time, visiting the part of the site that he once cultivated before he passed it on to its next leader.

Hollywood was already a well-known mod in Other Metagames and across the Smogon forums before taking over. He was running a few metagames and contributing to the development of many more through the submissions process--who better else than him for the new leadership position? It's Hollywood's position and influence in other parts of the site that will take Other Metagames to the next level. Expect more inclusion with other site projects and a stronger image presented for players who normally wouldn't think twice about visiting our threads. We're paving ahead, so come along for the ride!

What's Going On in Other Metagames

Posted by Arcticblast

Remember when Other Metagames was dead? Compared to its past, Other Metagames has been a hive of activity, with new metagames coming up all over the place and all sorts of activities. Other Metagames Premier League, while getting off to a rocky start, has been a blast for just about everyone involved. Other Metagame of the Month aims to showcase the more popular metagames by giving them a ladder for one month.