Recent content by Skankovich

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    Metagame Inheritance

    Some sets I've found decent - Umbreon @ Leftovers Ability: Fur Coat EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def Bold Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Rest - Sleep Talk - Foul Play - Parting Shot My bet for one of the best Fur Coat users. Although typically envisaged as a special wall Umbreon has Slowobro-tier...
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    Metagame NP: PU Stage 2- Let's Go Crazy (Crown Tundra is out)

    I don't play much any more but I just wanted to drop a Perrserker set to highlight its unhealthy aspects. Perrserker @ Metal Coat Ability: Steely Spirit EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe Adamant Nature - Iron Tail - Iron Head - Swords Dance - U-turn / Crunch / Taunt / Substitute / whatever Metal...
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    Metagame Tier Shift

    The ladder for this is unfortunately pretty dead, a shame as it's a fun meta imo. Here's the team I've been using throughout most of the ladder's run to good success, a sort of fat voltturn. Skuntank @ Black Sludge Ability: Aftermath EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk -...
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    Metagame Tier Shift

    Ninjask Ability: Speed Boost EVs: 208 HP / 252 Atk / 48 Spe Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Protect - U-turn - Acrobatics This is a really handy anti-offense pick. With only 48 speed you outspeed positive base 145 mons, allowing you to comfortably smack things around with base 120...
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    Metagame SS PU Alpha Discussion Thread

    Ability: Speed Boost EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 16 Def Adamant Nature - Protect - Swords Dance - Acrobatics - U-turn Honestly think this is kinda broken lol. Same set as I ran in NU, adamant Acro is so strong and Flying is such an obscenely good offensive type, and since there's very...
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    Metagame SS NU Metagame Discussion

    Leech Life over U-turn is totally workable yeah, I just prefer U-turn to give it more mid-game utility in wearing down its own checks like Rhydon and scouting + pivoting on choiced mons. I wouldn't drop protect though, since Slurpuff is broken and outspeeding all the scarfers is really useful.
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    Metagame SS NU Metagame Discussion

    Ability: Speed Boost EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 12 Def / 4 Spe Adamant Nature - Acrobatics - Protect - U-turn - Swords Dance This is a really slept on cleaner imo. Adamant Acrobatics is surprisingly strong, 1hko'ing standard Silvally spreads at +2, while protect and Speed Boost lets...
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    Metagame SS NU Metagame Discussion

    Perrserker @ Choice Band Ability: Steely Spirit EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe Adamant Nature - Iron Tail - U-turn - Iron Head - Close Combat I tried this mon a bunch of times with the standard Tough Claws sets, and always found it really underwhelming, so decided to give Steely Spirit a try. I...
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    Metagame SWSH RU Alpha - Metagame Thread

    Gourgeist-Small @ Life Orb Ability: Frisk EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Substitute - Power Whip - Phantom Force - Pain Split / Leech Seed Baby Pumpkin sits at a really great speed tier of 99, and thanks to gaining Power Whip this gen it poses a legitimate offensive threat- 85...
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     np SS UU Stage 0 - All I Want for Christmas is UU (UU Alpha is live!)

    Some slept on mons: Gigalith @ Leftovers Ability: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD Careful Nature - Sand Tomb - Rock Slide / Rock Blast - Stealth Rock - Protect Legitimately a fantastic special sponge. Deals with really prominent special threats like Gengar, Sigilyph, Salazzle...
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    Pokémon Durant

    I think Thunder Fang is the best coverage option for the last slot on Life Orb by far, you hit really prominent mons in Toxapex, Corviknight and Gyarados. Like Crunch it hits Jelli too and Corsola is already pressured by Iron Head, Aegis is the only issue but it still takes a chunk because...
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    Metagame Favorite Teams of the Generation!

    I really enjoyed this gen, much more fun for me than the last tbh. Here's my fave teams! This was the team I used for Passimian reqs. Illumise/Aggron is a core I went on to use for a lot of the gen - spdef Aggron covered a lot of ground when it came to common special attackers at the time...
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    Metagame Effective Creative, and Underrated Sets

    Dedenne @ Sitrus Berry Ability: Cheek Pouch EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 Spe Timid Nature - Recycle - Volt Switch - Toxic - Super Fang Yes this is a meme but its a fun and like... bordering on sorta viable one. And it's the end of the generation so it's a perfect time to leave you all...
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    Resource USUM PU Viability Rankings

    Ursaring's big bonus in the stall matchup is that it's way, way less suicidal than Zangoose. Best case scenario if Zangoose gets in on a sac with no chip damage it's living 7 turns max, and against stall chances are you'll be eating some hazards and rocky helmet chip at the very least. This...
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    Metagame Effective Creative, and Underrated Sets

    im here for my biannual post to drop some wonderful sets Wishiwashi @ Leftovers Ability: Schooling EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD Sassy Nature - Rest - Sleep Talk - U-turn - Scald This is legitimately a really cool tanky pivot. Defensively it's basically a fat special sponge that can...