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    Abomasnow [QC Ready 0/2]

    I feel a Focus Sash Abomasnow set should be considered. Opponents expecting a quick kill will be surprised when it survives a strong hit and is able to keep fighting.
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    Sucker Punch/Crunch, especially after mega evolving. And Kangaskhan can always run Scrappy pre-mega. So at best most Ghosts are checks. But Kangaskhan definitely does not like Will-O-Wisp. Rock Slide is a spread move and unaffected by Parental Bond, so it would only hit once.
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    VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Prankster does indeed boost Quick Guard, giving Meowstic the fastest Quick Guard in the game. As for other Fake Out users, see this thread:
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    One advantage of Jolly (in Mega form) is that you speed tie with other Base-100s and outspeed non-scarf Hydreigon. I'm really curious to see what you have for Counters, as Kangas is hard to counter (depending on partners and moveset used)
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    Talonflame Discussion

    MissingNoL Life Orb Jolly Garchomp is a strong chance OHKO a 0 HP /4 Def Charti Talonflame. So for that reason I would be leery of running Charti Berry (esp since its a virtual guarantee to OHKO after a priority Brave Bird or a fast Flare Blitz). 252 Atk Life Orb Garchomp Rock Slide vs. 0 HP /...
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    VGC Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer - Mark II

    Assault Vest might be good for certain attacks (and paired with Solid Rock its not bad), but any attack that is 4x super effective will still likely OHKO. 252+ SpA Rotom-W Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Solid Rock Rhyperior: 183-219 (82.4 - 98.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO <-- best case...
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    Fake Out & Quick Guard Speed Tiers

    Just a note, Prankster affects Quick Guard. So Prankster Meowstic ALWAYS gets Quick Guard off versus opposing Fake Out users, unless a faster opponent uses Snatch (Weavile and Liepard can conceivably outspeed Meowstic and do this). Even then I'm not sure Snatch can affect Quick Guard (I haven't...
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    VGC2014 Type Analysis #1: Poison

    Somehow I missed this. Thanks.
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    VGC2014 Type Analysis #1: Poison

    All fair points. I was going after some basic ideas and sets without diving too deep into full out analyses.
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    Expert Belt Talonflame is an almost guaranteed OHKO, while a Choice Band Talonflame IS a guaranteed OHKO. Needs to be mentioned. You completely neglect Conkeldurr's other weakness: Fairy types such as Mega Mawile, Azumarill, and Sylveon who all can OHKO with Play Rough or Moonblast. And yeah...
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    VGC 2014 Rules

    X and Y itself.
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    VGC 2014 Rules

    There is. It's called Rated Wi-Fi battles, as well as Free Wi-Fi battles which is unrestricted. Also it's probably (in my opinion) that VGC2015 season will allow full Pokedex minus the usual suspecst (Mew, Mewtwo, etc)
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    VGC2014 Type Analysis #1: Poison

    VGC2014 Type Analysis #1: Poison I'm starting a new weekly series called the VGC2014 Type Analysis, where I will briefly discuss the various Pokemon types, Pokemon that fit these types (as well as sample VGC viable movesets), and brief move and item analysis. Our first type analysis under the...
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    You forget: Choice Specs Vivillion is swiftly OHKOd by both Talonflame and Charizard before It can even attack, and OHKOd by Garchomp for the same reason I appreciate that you are passionate about Vivillon but you are overselling it quite a bit. It is completely outclassed as an offensive...
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    Teambuilding Exercise - Plug the Gaps

    Blaziken is not VGC2014 legal.