Recent content by sin(pi)

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    Metagame 350 Cup [Leader’s Choice!] [Rufflet and Arena Trap are now banned]

    y'all are sleeping on my boi Darumaka 140/180/90/30/90/100 with Hustle Darumaka @ Choice Band Ability: Hustle EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Adamant Nature - Flare Blitz - Superpower - Zen Headbutt / Rock Slide / U-turn - Zen Headbutt / Rock Slide / U-turn Take a look at this...
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    Pokemon Trading Card Game GBC

    I've played of these, managed to find a fan translation of the sequel. Best deck is probably still Haymaker, but that becomes rather boring after a while. Blastoise (with a some combination of Gyarados/Articuno/Lapras) is by far and away the best monocolour deck, though Venusaur/Egg sounded...
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    Metagame Workshop (check post #1293)

    Infatuation is one of the most cancerously awful status conditions and I have no idea why you'd want to increase its effect on a metagame.
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    Metagame Shared Power [Under Re-Construction!]

    The biggest problem with this is the snowball effect, where getting the first kill goes a long way to outright winning you the match. Catch one key mon (say with a surprise Explosion against Poison Heal Gliscor), and the entire team falls apart.
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    Metagame Middle Cup [Conversion Banned!]

    Ghost types can't be trapped (except by pursuit). /me runs
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    Metagame Linked [OM of the Month!]

    ...you just get hit twice and die. At least have berry juice to avoid that; either way you're trading 1 for 1 mostly and are still invalidated by any hazards (which are pretty good in this meta since you can double shuffle).
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    Metagame Linked [OM of the Month!]

    Link (heh) to last gen's thread - could we get this in the OP? Makes it easier to look for ideas. Some stuff from that and my own brain: can't touch this (Garchomp) @ Rocky Helmet Ability: Rough Skin EVs: 248 HP / 76 Atk / 176 Def / 8 Spe Impish Nature - Dragon Tail - Roar / Earthquake -...
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    M&M Mix and Mega

    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7mixandmega-608302230 (admittedly this is absolite but shh)
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    Metagame Almost Any Ability

    It's also completely countered by Psychic Terrain, Dazzling, and Queenly Majesty. I haven't played AAA in the longest time but those abilities are certainly viable on a bunch of mons, and then there's also things like Pex, or Regen/PH Fini, which resist all relevant moves and take a pittance...
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    Metagame Shared Power [Under Re-Construction!]

    Love this meta so far but there's a massive elephant in the room atm: Imposter is currently shareable, and you copy ALL of your opponent's abilities. Nothing fancy about this, it's incredibly difficult to imposterproof your team while also preparing for weather, terrain, stall, etc. Chansey is...
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    Research Gen 7 RBY VC - Notable Tradeback Moves

    http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/comprehensive-list-of-moves-exclusive-to-the-virtual-console-games.3577468/ I think the other thread encompasses everything in here, though I only skimmed it.
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    "vs. Slowbro-Mega on a critical hit" Might have a few problems there :J

    "vs. Slowbro-Mega on a critical hit" Might have a few problems there :J
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    Challenge The Rental Challenge

    This is a really cool idea, not super replayable like you said but it sounds fun for a one-time run. Props! Resources: https://m.bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/In-game_trade https://m.bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Gift_Pokémon Hoenn seems like the toughest region, there are hardly any viable...
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    Simple Questions, Simple Answers: OM Edition

    requesting that all information pertaining to USUM be placed in mandatory spoiler tags (or that we get a new thread specifically for new stuff, like there was for SM). I don't personally care about spoilers but I know a fair number of people who do, and just by browsing the BH/Crossevo threads...
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    SPOILERS! Stakataka

    Can we appreciate that this thing learns both Autotomize and Rock Polish, despite its whopping base 13 speed?