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    Resource USM OU Sample Teams v2 (up)

    doesn't matter at this point. zy's banned and the meta is completely different.
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    Resource USUM OU ULTRA Viability Ranking Thread

    I just want to point out that this whole Breloom discussion has only 1 replay to back it up. If Breloom is viable, we should at least be able to get more than 1 replay to show it being effective (or not) edit: (I made a team using loom this afternoon out of curiosity) In response to my call...
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    Project RU Creative and Underrated Sets - V3

    Gardevoir @ Leftovers Ability: Trace EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Moonblast - Shadow Ball - Psyshock - Taunt This set has become one of my bread-and-butter sets because it abuses balance cores and enjoys a high enough speed tier to break (kinda)...
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    Resource RU Viability Rankings - V3

    Mandibuzz A- → A Disagree. I think keeping Mandi in A- better illustrates that while it is effective and highly meta-relevant, it is not comparable in viability to the other A ranks. It's very possible to build a team that slowly die's to Mandi's shitty Roost/Toxic stalling, or its potential to...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Is there a good reason not to be running lefties + Leech/Protect? I can't really advise a team that is going to lose to an S-Rank mon like Heatran every time, but for me, I'd take Rock Slide since Cele can lure for Zard and Volcarona as well.
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Ash-Gren: you're relatively good on this front but you want some answer to spikes Heatran: again, good, but stally status variants or Z movers can take out Kommo or Zam if played well - probably not both Rotom-W + Zapdos: you're actually pretty good against these two since Kommo can nuke with...
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    Project Ultra SM Break This Team - WK 48 VcrakeVs Stall Voting

    It might work for this team, but in general you want to be able to outspeed base 100 scarfs and you generally want Focus Blast for Tyranitar, Heatran, and Greninja
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    The strategy with CM Latias is less about direct firepower and more about getting Latias the opening it needs. These teams often do lack heavy guns outside of CB/Mega Tyranitar and Exca, but not all teams need or want all of the best and strongest mons in the game - they need a win condition...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Honestly, 'Moongus is about as good of a check as any +5 252 SpA Magearna Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 160+ SpD Assault Vest Amoonguss: 418-492 (96.7 - 113.8%) -- 81.3% chance to OHKO The sets that it doesn't check are sets that utilize Pain Split to heal off excess damage. These sets can be effective...
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    Resource RU Viability Rankings - V3

    Arcanine B -> B+ Arc is a super reliable physical attacker with a good speed tier and the movepool to run a ton of interesting and useful Z moves, which has made it an all star on many of my teams. The popularity of Registeel, Tangela, Mandibuzz, Milotic, Golisopod, Donphan, and Metagross...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Celesteela is the most viable option, though it lacks Defog. Skarmory can defog but is not as useful as Celesteela since it's not specially defensive at all. Gliscor can be a good option since it eats Toxic and can Defog rocks off the field. Also helps against other popular rockers like...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    No one's saying you shouldn't try, but generally there are more popular choices for Sand setup sweepers. For instance, Mega Tyranitar can set up sand, Rocks, lure threats like Skarm or Lando by running special moves, or set up with DD. Normal Tyranitar can also break Exca cheks by hitting Crunch...
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    Resource USUM OU ULTRA Viability Ranking Thread

    Here's the thing about Ferro - while it does leave awkward holes open on every team, it has several advantages that other possible steel candidates for your team that make it both super unique and useful in ways not mentioned: 1. Iron Barbs: this alone gives it a unique niche is abusing U-Turn...
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