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  • You should really consider making a video on how to choose your lead pokemon. Its something i personally struggle with, and i think others might too.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    I wrote this idea down, thanks!
    Hi Pinkacross! Heres a fun Gogoat grassy terrain team I'd like to submit for your upcoming team rating video:

    https://pokepast.es/dd985a867bccd879

    The idea is for Gogoat to be a bulky mon that can set up on physical sweepers with bulk up and grass pelt (+1 def in grassy terrain). Obviously there are better possible options, but not as silly ones :)
    Hello Pinkacross I think i encountered you on ladder yesterday. Were you testing Hoopa?
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    I was indeed! It's not going great, but I do love Hoopa-U!
    lucky333
    Great Stallbreaker, yeah. Was your Hoopa choiced? I like using mixed Hoopa with boots but choiced is unwallable. I was the Ursaluna Veil player. Sorry that I didn't respond to your hf msg, I had opponents ignored in my settings which I forgot to turn off. Just wanted to say gg.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    No worries, no offense taken! Yes my Hoopa was CB!
    Hi pinka. I like your vids they are entertaining and genuinely informative. Idk how you feel about national dex but I was hoping you could check out this team I made for the format. The first thing that jumps out is no electric immunity but this team is really fun and the immediate power of valiant, gouging fire and zard y is hard to fend off.
    https://pokepast.es/594e367f97a1e8c2
    spoileronthedouble
    spoileronthedouble
    also just realized my tapu koko still had EV from when I was using him as a special pivot.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    I'm glad you're enjoying the videos! :) This team looks like a lot of fun, but I honestly have little to no idea about NatDex stuff. I will say though, when running Alomomola and ZardY, having no electric immunity is definitely not acceptable if you're trying to build a top level team.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    My main issues are the Raging Bolt and Gouging Fire sets. Raging Bolt should almost never run Choice Specs, especially with both STAB moves having immunities and how Thunderclap functions, it really makes it a much worse pokemon. I'd recommend Leftovers, Wise Glasses, or Magnet instead.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    The issue with Gouging Fire is that the set you've chosen takes far too long to setup and be effective, Sun will be gone by the time you're ready to sweep. Swap to a more offensive variant with Heat Crash / Flare Blitz and Earthquake/DragonClaw/Outrage.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    CB is also an option.
    Hi Pinkacross! Your videos are super helpful and I was wondering if my team looks good or if there are any suggestions, so far I've had great results.
    Pokepaste: https://pokepast.es/bf1e23cfa9b06983
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Glad you're enjoying the videos! This looks quite solid overall but your lack of a ground immunity is concerning, you may want to consider Air Balloon on Heatran and/or Kingambit to help that issue somewhat. Make your Glowking Sassy with minimum speed for slow chilly reception on other Glowking. Run Knock + Ice Spinner over BU + CC on Tusk
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Go Earth Power over Flash Cannon on Heatran as well, and I'd recommend CB on Rillaboom, as well as Future Sight over Eerie Spell on Glowking
    Dear Pinkacross, the only YouTuber whom I am subscribed to on one of my YouTube accounts, please review this team I made that got me to 1500 elos in gen 9. Please do test it out before making changes as many games that I lost with this team are due to me playing stupid. Thank you.
    Team in link https://pokepast.es/5031ec796dc4674e
    1024 hello
    Please review it, since I created a smogon forum account just for this instance
    1024 hello
    Looking back, tera water on Corviknight is better for a better chance against Heatran and for a fire resist on the special side
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    I've sent you a response in the conversation you sent me.
    Hey Pinkacross, I'm a big fan of the channel, and I wanted to send over a team I've been playing for a little while. I think my main issue in gen 9 is finding appropriate tera types for each mon on the team. I'm curious to know what you think.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Glad you like the channel! I can guarantee that your biggest problem is not picking tera-types, that's a relatively minor stage of team building and very easy to adjust with testing. Latios feels very out-of-place here. For a hazard stack speed control pokemon, I'd recommend HDB Dragapult.
    Leonard!
    Leonard!
    Appreciate it! Looking at it, that makes a lot more sense.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Good luck, lmk how it goes! :]
    Hi pinkacross, how would one go about building bulky offense? Looked it up on google but all that came out were various RMTs, appreciate the help!
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Same way you build any non HO or stall team. The easiest way is to start with a solid breaking core, add on other bulky and powerful pokemon that shore up the defensive weaknesses of your breaking core, and finish by adding other team necessities (IE speed control, electric immunity, ground immunity, resistances to all types, etc.)
    mrsuslawl
    thanks! :D
    Hey Pinkacross, I made some updates to my previous team. Really was just curious on what you thought of the glowking, dnite and nacl sets, particularly if I should drop roost on dnite for ice spinner. Thanks!

    https://pokepast.es/4f8437f3356cb848
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    I'd say Dnite can afford Roost on this team but I'd test and see which works better. The sets all look quite solid!
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    I'd remove Ceruledge for DD Knock Acro Taunt RM. Honestly I think Ceruledge is just not a good mon, especially Poltergeist sets since a TON of booster energy pokemon use it as setup fodder.
    Hefaistos
    Hefaistos
    Thanks, it was a big improvement!
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Glad to hear it! :D
    Hi Pinkacross, I'm trying to make banded scizor work in ou but I've been struggling with the rain matchups. Any advice on how to make the team better? Thanks in advance!
    https://pokepast.es/eded3306ef8b240a
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    The only way I could see to immediately improve the rain matchup is Water Absorb Clodsire-- I'd say your team can afford it, it makes the Volcarona matchup somewhat dicy but Clodsire can usually handle Volc unaware or no.
    PrinceAli
    PrinceAli
    Thanks for the advice!
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    I'd recommend running leftovers specially defensive Heatran with SR, go Iron Defense over Drill Peck on Skarmory. You also could consider Liquid Voice on Primarina for Psychic Noise.
    Hello Pinka. I want you to check my team. I have seen some success in this team.
    Ihttps://pokepast.es/e2d56e8b66bcfd25.
    Oj99981
    Lordgambit Low kick for kingambit and max speed to outspeed kingambit.

    Great Tusk to disrupt skarmory sweep with taunt and another thing to note that it can 2ohko skarmory with 3 bulk ups.
    Oj99981
    Volcorona(buzzing sun) to add more hax and also a threatening sweeper

    Hatterene a bulky sweeper and lead
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    This looks solid.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    My main concern is opposing hazard stack-- your situation becomes scary quickly even with Cinderace, now that Gliscor is in the tier. I would advise against LO Dragapult.
    spoileronthedouble
    spoileronthedouble
    Yeah I was thinking about replacing cinderace with tusk. What is LO?
    Psyath
    Psyath
    life orb
    Hey pink, made a new team to experiment with band meow. the sets on the mons are up to debate rn but I'm thinking about making it spikestack or altering the bolt set. Any feedback is obviously super appreciated.

    https://pokepast.es/833134f3fe4588d8
    Venuesaur
    Venuesaur
    Thanks! My one concern in that case is the tera ground volc mu; I'm concerned if it has sub I'm screwed, but otherwise I can toxic it with glowking and tera grass on tran i suppose.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    The only way I could see to fix that would be replacing Raging Bolt-- it would need to be replaced with another priority user, likely Dragonite or Kingambit. Dragonite is solid against sub volcarona and Kingambit with Tera Fire can handle them as well.
    Venuesaur
    Venuesaur
    Fair enough. I suppose grass tran and glowking with toxic or ice beam are probably the best I can do against it with this mu. Thanks for the advice!
    Bonjour Mr Pinkacross. Doing a gen 9 Paldea draft league. Haven't played in a good while but have been watching your all your videos to help me come up with something. So far I've gone for Dragapult, Gliscor, Cinderace and Glarian-Slowking. What are some good mons to round off the team?
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    well, id say gambit tusk for last 2 in OU but draft is VERY different at times
    Hello Pinkacross, I've recently started playing Pokemon Showdown and your videos have been a great help. Using the information I've learned from them I've tried to build a HO team for NatDex Gen 9. I hope I understood what was said correclty and I hope that the team I built has your approval. I'd love to hear any improvements and changes needed by anyone.
    Team: https://pokepast.es/ae3f96827c20f8d9
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    This looks pretty solid structurally, although I don't have a lot of natdex experience so I can't say for sure. Why Tera electric on shifu though? Punching Glove will block Static anyway, so why not go Tera Water?
    awsomecolox
    awsomecolox
    I decided to go tera electric just to cover for his water/fighting weaknesses as he can still do well against ground with surging strikes. And would you prefer the first team or the second one?
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    I prefer the 2nd one
    Hi Pink I want to build a Kyurem balance following the recent suspect test and need your advice. I'd say the team feels a little lacking in terms of offensive prowess but maybe that's a product of it being a bulkier balance. https://pokepast.es/3658fef8b666b7e3
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Your lack of priority is quite concerning I'd say, you're going to get smoked by HO. You could try SR Clefable, Spikes Gliscor, and Kingamibt over Skarmory
    puck.42
    puck.42
    Thanks Pink I think the team's better now it's funny how Kingambit solves most of my problems in the builder lol
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Yea gambit is a real one
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Electro Shot Archaludon without rain is interesting-- has that been working? The main issue I have is mixing playstyles-- this glowking is meant for a balance to offense range, this team seems more like an HO.
    ttartarus
    ttartarus
    Interestingly, the e-shot archaludon works well. I think my level of play is filled with rain teams as of late, so it's not uncommon I take advantage of them. (And I don't really need the electric coverage with the current non-rain teams in my experience) If you don't mind me asking, what in specific seems more HO-y to you? The team plays pretty significantly different from the previous HO teams I've played with.
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    The Hatterene, Iron Moth, and Hawlucha all seem like HO sets-- this isn't a problem per se, since Rillaboom HO is a very viable playstyle, my main concern is that Glowking doesn't fit on a team with so many hit-or-miss sweepers.
    Hey, wanted to build around subseed serperior because i thought it was a potentially interesting sweeper/annoyer. Any feedback again would be appreciated!

    https://pokepast.es/33d1d08479dc214f
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Not a bad hstack! My main criticism is Serperior itself honestly. Like dragapult, it takes a bit of time to get going and your team needs some immediate power. Perhaps replace it with Weavile.
    Venuesaur
    Venuesaur
    That's fair, but I kind of wanted to build around serperior if that makes sense. Do you have another suggestion to kind of support Serp? I guess like maybe band or boots/SD weavile?
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    Serp doesn't really fit on hstack, try a bulky offense or HO team I'd say. As for this team, I'd go HDB 4 atks weavile
    Just a basic team I made using that Rillaboom + Heatran core back in gen 8, would love to see your thoughts on it as I think it could be a bit better, do you think it could be decent high ladder (17-1800-ish) or are there too many problems?
    Pinkacross
    Pinkacross
    This is an unconventional team, for sure. I'd have to test it to be certain, but this looks pretty solid! I'm impressed! I'd go Toxic on Slowking over Thunder Wave though, Raging Bolt is really rough for you right now.
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