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    which Finch Tour are we on?

    which Finch Tour are we on?
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    Metagame NP: RU Stage 2 - Lights Out (September shifts, Heracross banned)

    Alolan Raichu is the only problematic user of Rising Voltage in the tier. No Pokemon has the same combination of traits as to make Rising Voltage a problem as Alolan Raichu. Banning Rising Voltage would gimp a lot of mons (mainly Pincurchin) for no reason. It's akin to banning Fisheous Rend in...
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v5 (usage in post #547)

    I think it's mostly a ladder gimmick with little competitive value in the long run. I personally might rank it around like C or C-, but it's not really a consistent strategy.
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion v4 (check out posts #483 and 484 for DLC1 info!)

    Considering that Chansey was OU for the entirety of Gen 7 (and likely Gen 6, I can't remember), I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this assessment is dead wrong. Gigalith being a Volc check is interesting, but considering we have plenty of checks to it already (Chansey/Blissey, Mantine...
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    Metagame NP: ZU Stage 1 - Introduction - Ludicolo Banned @63

    This shift is really huge. The loss of Silvally Dark/Fighting is really huge and lowers the power level of the tier by quite a decent chunk. Not only were they the best Silvally typings in the tier, but they were also great Knock Off absorbers because they resisted the attack. Looks like...
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    Metagame Flipped

    Natures work the same as they do in the base game. The only thing that's different about this OM is that all the base stats are flipped around, but that has nothing to do with nature. So having an Adamant nature would still boost your Attack and lower your Special Attack, it'll just boost...
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    Metagame SS ZU Alpha Discussion Thread

    This can't be done because Silvally's type isn't shown to the player before the battle on console. Doing this would be a straight mod to the game, which Smogon tends to avoid doing. Knowing which Silvally type it is likely won't help that much anyway since Silvally is insane all around regardless.
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    I'm available right now if you want to go a bit early, my SD is BallisticLG.

    I'm available right now if you want to go a bit early, my SD is BallisticLG.
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    Hey bro, when can you play in ZU No Johns? My timezone is PST, and Tuesday at around 12:30 would...

    Hey bro, when can you play in ZU No Johns? My timezone is PST, and Tuesday at around 12:30 would work for me, and I can go later as well.
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    Metagame Shared Power

    I'm not entirely sure if Fur Coat/Fluffy + Ice Scales should be banned as opposed to Regenerator. Sure, the aforementioned trio makes stall really hard to break, but the ability for any Pokemon to just switch and instantly get back 1/3 of their HP on top of that I think is what makes it...
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    Project SS RU Victim of the Week: Week 31 - NP Alolatales

    Checks: Indeedee, Rotom
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    Project SS RU Victim of the Week: Week 31 - NP Alolatales

    Checks: Steelix, Scrafty Counters: Silvally-Steel, Togedemaru
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