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    Why did you join Smogon?

    I joined Smogon to post in viability threads + learn more about playing the game. I was into competitive Pokemon after Black and White 2 were released and used Smogon as a resource to make teams on Pokemon showdown. I lurked the forums a bit and came across viability threads, which usually...
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    Pokémon Let's Go! - Pikachu and Eevee

    See, I can't really buy the argument that Gamefreak is trying to market their games more towards younger audiences when they've marketed features that are targeted SPECIFICALLY at older fans, like Red and Blue being in S&M, move tutors in USUM, and Hyper Training in S&M. Most younger players...
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    Only in spirit, young padawan.

    Only in spirit, young padawan.
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    Metagame USUM Metagame Discussion

    Hydreigon @ Dread Plate Ability: Levitate EVs: 16 Def / 252 SpA / 240 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Dark Pulse - Roost - Taunt - Defog I've only used this set in a handful of games, but I've had decent success with it so far. Hydreigon's typing and taunt lets it reliably beat most...
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    Resource SM Ubers Viability Ranking Thread (Final SM Update - #479)

    Don't really care where Goth is ranked, but wasn't it decided ages ago that ranking definitions don't matter and shouldn't be used to determine where a Pokemon is placed?
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    Unpopular opinions

    Some critiques I have with common Pokemon critiques. I mostly agree with the core idea behind these critiques, but not necessarily the execution. Pokemon should shift from a turn based battle system to an action oriented battle system I like the general idea behind this, to make Pokemon a more...
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    SPOILERS! Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon In-Game Discussion

    Gameplay changes are nice. Greater Pokemon variety and altered locations (stuff like Murkrow and Misdrevous swapping locations) adds a lot more diversity and replay value to the games, Move Tutors are also great for Pokemon with bad movepools and encourage players to play Mantine Surf and Rotom...
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    (Little) Things that annoy you in Pokémon

    For what its worth, the low levels of most trainers in Kanto actually made the game a lot more fun for me personally since I typically used a greater variety of mons during this section of the game. IIRC I used and trained the Eevee, Dratini, Gligar, Magcargo, and Skarmory alongside my current...
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    SPOILERS! Necrozma Dusk Mane/Dawn Wing [If it wasn't obvious spoilers]

    Ultra Necrozma will more than likely be used as a way to complement Dusk-Maned Necrozma rather than a standalone Pokmeon. Dusk-Maned Necrozma already has a good amount of utility between access to reliable recover, SD, and Prism Armor. The added utility that the new typing and additional speed...
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    SPOILERS! Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Datamine Thread

    Few questions Does Silvally get Hydro Cannon, Frenzy Plant, and Blast Burn, or does it instead get Water Pledge, Grass Pledge, and Fire Pledge? Are the Rotom Power boost easy or difficult to obtain? Are Mythical Pokemon now allowed in Regular but not Super Battle Tree battles?
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    SPOILERS! Stakataka

    I see Stakataka having a niche as a Trick Room cleaner / wallbreaker in every tier. Life Orb Gyro Ball's Power is just ridiculous, OHKOing relatively bulky mons like Garchomp without any prior damage. Life Orb Stone Edge is pretty strong too, 2HKOing Celesteela and Mega Scizor after a bit of...
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    SPOILERS! Necrozma Dusk Mane/Dawn Wing [If it wasn't obvious spoilers]

    I'm honestly very disappointed with the stat distributions for both Necrozma forms. Not only is it slower, but its significantly lower HP makes it less bulky than both Solgaleo and Lunala are without investment. 252+ Atk Guts Machamp Close Combat vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Solgaleo: 306-360 (73.7 -...
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    SPOILERS! Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Datamine Thread

    Shadow Sneak Decidueye is hot.
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    SPOILERS! Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Story Spoilers

    Gladion going to Kanto and Johto to train is pretty interesting. Pretty much reversed roles with Lillie.
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    Applying to college

    I'm in a bit of a dilemma and was wondering if anyone could help me out. Some background information: I want to major in Computer Science. My GPA is 4.2 weighted and 3.7 unweighted. My SAT score is a 1500. I haven't taken any SAT subject test. I am currently applying to the following Common App...