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    Pokémon Barraskewda

    Barraskewda is better off running Waterfall over Liquidation because Waterfall's flinch chance actually gives the move a higher effective Base Power than Liquidation. 80 * (1 + 0.2) = 96 > 85
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    Metagame OU Metagame Discussion

    I think the precedence of Shadow Tag (and Arena Trap) being uncompetitive has already been established in previous generations. Understandably, the metagame is still in beta, but what's stopping TLs from pulling the trigger on Shadow Tag and Arena Trap now rather than later given precedence in...
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    Metagame OU Metagame Discussion

    Has this been tested in game?
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    Tournament SpUUky Tournament [Round 2]

    Bigtalk let me take the W.
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    The Everything NCAA Basketball Thread - 2019-20 Season

    Tennessee lost some key players to the NBA draft, so I guess pollsters thought they would be weaker coming into the 2019-2020 season. However, they did just trash #20 Washington by 13 points, so Tennessee is still very good at basketball.
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    Metagame OU Metagame Discussion

    Steam Engine gives +6 Speed upon being hit with a Fire or a Water move. Coalossal theoretically would be able to punish Fire spam because of itx 4x resistance, but its Attacking stats are just too bad for it to make anything meaningful out of that +6 Speed. FYI, +6 Speed on Adamant Coalossal...
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    SPOILERS! List of Changes to Old Pokemon/Moves/Etc. | READ OP BEFORE POSTING | SEE 2ND POST FOR THE LIST

    I think it's been confirmed multiple times in this thread and elsewhere.
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    Pokémon Copperajah

    I think we should stray away from slapping Body Press on Defensive sets. I think the conventional assumption is that Body Press uses your defense number to calculate damage, and Base 69 Defense, even with 252 EVs, isn't going to be hurting anyone much. Heat Crash accomplishes the same goal that...
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    Pokémon Grimmsnarl

    Stallbreaker: Grimmsnarl @ Leftovers Ability: Prankster EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def Impish Nature - Bulk Up - Taunt - Darkest Lariat / Play Rough - Drain Punch Although stall's strength is unknown yet, this set is a pretty nifty way to break down stall. A fast Taunt is always welcomed as it...
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    Pokémon Appletun

    I think Body Press is largely dependent on what threats Appletun has to check in the metagame. For most cases, I'd opt for some form of Dragon STAB as a secondary option, like Draco Meteor. It pairs especially well with Apple Acid and can turn some 3HKOs to 2HKOs. Appletun @ Leftovers Ability...
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    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Has Life Dew's HP recover amount in Single been established?
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    Pokemon Sword and Shield: UU Speculation Thread

    The size of the banlist isn't correlative with generation. The removal of Z-moves and the overall reduction of power creep means that there is a potential that less things will be broken in UU (assuming we gut Dynamax and Gigantimax).
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    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword and Shield Datamine Thread

    U-Turn. The ability to pivot on Specs is really good.
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    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    I don't think so. Meteor Assault is a Fighting-type Giga Impact, and previous interactions between 1-turn-rest moves and Steadfast haven't changed. Does Dynamax retain the effects of Eviolite for NFE pokemon?
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    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword and Shield Datamine Thread

    Is it known it Focus Energy gives +3 in crit or not?