Recent content by SP458

  1. Pokémon Let's Go! - Pikachu and Eevee

    Hopefully they've done at least one of these improvements: Nerf Scald's power to 60 Allow LGE players to get Oddish because Bulbasaur and Bellsprout have physical Grass STAB Early access to Grass Knot TM, which has 80 BP against Starmie Paras remains a good choice, though: it has Dry Skin and...
  2. SM Ubers Anti-Meta Meta team (Currently about 1400 ELO)

    Or just pick a Naive nature, which doesn't weaken HP Ice and allows Marshadow to do this: 0 SpA Life Orb Technician Marshadow Hidden Power Ice vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Zygarde: 322-385 (76.6 - 91.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery Ice Punch only deals 74% max to physically defensive...
  3. Metagame Reversed

    Rampardos @ Life Orb Ability: Sheer Force EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Modest Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Earth Power - Ice Beam - Fire Blast / Thunderbolt - Rock Polish Reaches 430 Speed after a boost to clean offense (faster than Mega Beedrill and Sceptile) and it even roasts Skarmory with Fire...
  4. GSC In-Game Tier List

    Yes, it learns Steel Wing by level... but at level 49. You're probably in Kanto at this level, given its Slow experience curve, and both TM47 are found post-League. In practice, these Rock-types still wall Skarmory until you get the first TM47 in Rock Tunnel.
  5. GSC In-Game Tier List

    Zubat is available very early in the Dark Cave so that it'll gain enough happiness for Crobat, but until Bite, it counts on Leech Life (20 power, no STAB), Supersonic (55% accurate) and Swift (TM move, fortunately inside Union Cave and hopefully just before Bite) to damage or annoy its enemies...
  6. GSC In-Game Tier List

    Crobat can't learn Sludge Bomb in Gen II. At least it can be a good Fly slave, but the rest of its movepool... Giga Drain/Steel Wing TMs are unavailable before the League, so its movepool is pretty much limited to Wing Attack/Fly for Bug, Fighting and Grass mons, Return for everything else and...
  7. Resource USM OU Role Compendium

    It's listed as defensive pivot and physical wall.
  8. Project USUM OU Victim of the Week [Week 49: Dragon Dance Gyarados]

    Reserving Hoopa-U Check Hoopa-Unbound @ Choice Band Ability: Magician EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Hyperspace Fury - Gunk Shot - Fire Punch - Drain Punch Hoopa-U is immune to Psychic moves thanks to its typing, has a high Special Defense to shrug off even boosted coverage...
  9. The Hardest Pokémon to Catch?

    And there's even worse with that: if you re-slather the tree immediately after encountering a Pokémon, you have a 90% chance of finding a Pokémon in the same category as the last one. Munchlax is itself a category, so you have to cycle through your Munchlax trees before re-slathering them to...
  10. Metagame 1v1 Metagame Discussion

    /ds mud bomb, !earth power, all: Arbok, Blissey, Chansey, Croagunk, Delcatty, Ekans, Golduck, Grimer, Happiny, Mudbray, Mudsdale, Muk, Politoed, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Psyduck, Skitty, Toxicroak Remove NFEs and we have: Arbok, Blissey, Delcatty, Golduck, Mudsdale, Muk, Politoed...
  11. Project USUM OU Victim of the Week [Week 49: Dragon Dance Gyarados]

    Rocky Helmet Tangrowth as a counter Tangrowth @ Rocky Helmet Ability: Regenerator EVs: 252 HP / 212 Def / 48 SpD Relaxed Nature - Giga Drain - Sleep Powder / Leech Seed - Knock Off - Hidden Power Ice Physically defensive Tangrowth fully stops Mega Swampert like nobody's business thanks to its...
  12. Project USUM OU Victim of the Week [Week 49: Dragon Dance Gyarados]

    Bronzong as hard check Bronzong @ Leftovers Ability: Levitate EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD Relaxed Nature IVs: 0 Spe - Gyro Ball - Earthquake - Hidden Power Ice - Stealth Rock Bronzong can switch into a large number of Mega Metagross' moves (notably its STAB moves, Earthquake and the...
  13. Data Pokemon Sun/Moon Battle Mechanics Research

    Endeavor is an offensive move, dealing damage to its target equal to target's HP - user's HP. It's not a status move like Pain Split. If Endeavor hits a Substitute, it uses the target Pokémon's current HP to calculate damage, not the Substitute's HP (given Chansey's gigantic HP stat, it's...
  14. Project USUM OU Victim of the Week [Week 49: Dragon Dance Gyarados]

    Reserving Mega Alakazam Check Alakazam @ Alakazite Ability: Magic Guard EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature - Psychic - Focus Blast - Shadow Ball - Taunt Mega Alakazam outspeeds Gengar due to its base 150 Speed and KOes with Psychic, but it can only enter via a double switch or...
  15. Metagame Full Potential

    I've just dug into PS! code and found the relevant piece of code about burn in battle-engine.js (lines 3794-3798): if (pokemon.status === 'brn' && basePower && move.category === 'Physical' && !pokemon.hasAbility('guts')) { if (this.gen < 6 || move.id !== 'facade') {...
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