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  1. TailGlowVM

    TailGlow's phone-in show (This Week: Next Best Thing)

    Due to budget reductions, I've been forced out of the recording studio where I previously did my weekly phone-in game slot and reduced to a thread on Smogon. (Yes, I asked them about calling it a post-in show instead, was told it 'ruins the station's reputation' if one of their most popular...
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    Hobbies Board Games Thread

    I'm surprised we don't have any thread for this (or am I the only person here that plays them? Hopefully not.) I was introduced to board games mainly by my father, who used to play them all the time with his siblings when growing up. I enjoy them but my mother and sister don't quite as much, and...
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    Pending Update the Flipped teambuilder to reflect the stat changes

    With Flipped becoming the Leader's Choice Other Metagame of the Month, I was wondering whether it would be possible to update the teambuilder for it so that the stats are flipped to appear in the teambuilder the way they are used in the metagame. (HP/Atk/Def/SpA/SpD/Spe -->...
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    Social A look back on the impacts of the pandemic/lockdowns

    As we draw close to two years since the world began to be affected by COVID-19, and I begin the first few weeks since then without restrictions (if they haven't removed them where you live, there are probably plans to do so soon), I realised far more has affected me long-term from personal...
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    Challenge Pokemon Black 2 Dexit Run

    Inspired by SadisticMystic's "minimal Pokemon recorded in the Pokedex" challenge runs for Pokemon Ultra Sun and X, I'm attempting a version for Pokemon Black 2. (By the way, if you're reading this, Sadistic, do you ever plan to complete the end of that Pokemon X run?) I'm playing in Normal Mode...
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    WIP Capturing ORAS Legendaries

    written by TailGlowVM approved by shiny finder Catching The Legendaries Latios / Latias :xy/latios: :xy/latias: Latios (in Pokemon Omega Ruby) and Latias (in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire) is obtained on Southern Island, which is accessible after meeting Steven on the eastern bank of the water on...
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    Quality Control Capturing XY Legendaries

    Written by TailGlowVM Approved by shiny finder Quality checked by Grammar checked by Capture Rate The in-game formula to determine capture rate is highly complex, but this simplified version produces similar results (any decimal numbers should be rounded down). If the result is 255 or over...
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    Done Make Flip Turn use a -Atk nature when it is the only physical move

    With U-turn and Volt Switch, the suggested EV spread in the teambuilder will use an Attack- or Special Attack-decreasing nature if it is the only physical or special move on the set, respectively, but in the case of U-turn, with a 31 Attack IV. This makes sense, as decreasing bulk or Speed only...
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    OU Skarmory [GP 2/2]

    :ss/skarmory: [Overview] Skarmory's impressive physical bulk and great defensive typing allow it to blanket check most physical attackers in the tier, including Landorus-T, Garchomp, Rillaboom, Kartana, and Weavile. Skarmory differentiates itself from other physical walls by being one of the...
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    OU Dracozolt [GP 2/2]

    [OVERVIEW] In sand, Dracozolt is one of the tier's most threatening wallbreakers thanks to its great Speed and signature move Bolt Beak, which doubles in power when Dracozolt moves first. It easily beats both offensive and defensive staples like Tornadus-T, Tapu Lele, Toxapex, and Corviknight...
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    OU Excadrill [GP 2/2]

    [Overview] Excadrill is a versatile threat in the OU metagame thanks to its impressive Attack stat, decent movepool, and access to two useful abilities. On sand teams, Excadrill is a strong sweeper that outspeeds almost every Pokemon in the tier thanks to the Speed boost given by Sand Rush. It...
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    OU Tapu Fini [GP 3/3]

    [Overview] Tapu Fini is an excellent defensive presence in the OU metagame thanks to its typing and solid bulk, which allows it to check notable threats such as Weavile, Urshifu-R, Heatran, and Hydreigon. It can use Choice Scarf sets to switch into and threaten Pokemon like Urshifu-R and...
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