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  1. CadmusRhodium

    Pokémon Garganacl

    You can make a whole team with defensive Pokémon if you wanna play stall, it’s a legit archetype! Many people will hate you for it but it is 100 percent an option so go nuts
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    Pokémon Palafin

    I was running Thunder on Flutter Mane solely to deal with this dumbass but now that it's banned... what to do?
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    I think you need to have used another move first, don’t quote me on this but try it out
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    Pokémon Palafin

    I’m tempted to build a team with Jaw Lock primal-Mence (forgot name) so that I can lead with it when I see one of these guys on the other team just to be mean. Most players lead with Palafin so they can flip turn immediately anyway
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    CAP 30 - Part 4 - Typing Poll 1

    Poison / Flying Fire / Psychic Steel / Fighting Grass / Water Grass / Flying Steel / Electric Dark / Flying
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    Metagame np: SS Ubers Stage 7 - Heroes [Zacian-Hero Banned]

    It learns close combat, so the last method is far from guaranteed... also, Gengar gets outsped so good luck with that.
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v7 (Usage Stats in post #3539)

    You can tell this guy doesn't know what they're talking about because they said "over 700" when there's 898 Pokemon right now lol In all seriousness, just because it counters one threat does not mean it works against the metagame. That's why Seismitoad fell off after Dracovish was banned; it's...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    A slightly less powerful Dracovish that outspeeds your whole team is far worse than a super strong one that only outspeeds part of it. No.
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v7 (Usage Stats in post #3539)

    Generally, Smogon tries to go for simple bans rather than complex ones, and targets the root of the problem to the best of their ability. We could've banned certain mons from using Dynamax, but decided to just ban the mechanic as a whole as it's far too much to deal with under most...
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    Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 10 - Royals

    This is a bit off topic, but I see your posts a lot, and while the sprites make them look pretty cool, I feel like they disrupt the reading experience a bit. Would you consider lightening up on their usage? You don’t have to stop completely, but it’s a bit annoying when every single mon is in...
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    Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 10 - Royals

    Scarf is a very common item that Zama-C can't run, which I feel you should keep in mind. You also mentioned Hawlucha. Thing about that mon, it usually runs a terrain seed, which boosts a defense stat, so it's always harder to stop than you think it will be. Granted, you'll usually use a seed...
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    Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 10 - Royals

    Ok and? It doesn't really mean anything if a low tier beats an OU mon, since it's their matchup against the metagame as a whole which determines their viability. For example, Xurkitree eviscerates Toxapex, but its stats other than Speed are unremarkable and it struggles against Ground types...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    By “it does what slowbro does but for special attackers instead”, Finch means it’s literally just Slowbro with spdef and def swapped. Like, they probably learn a couple different moves, but in practice you’re just gonna run Futureport anyway so just pick the one you like more. Edit: just...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    Not everyone wants "that". The higher-ups do playerbase surveys on occasion, and the most recent one seemed to indicate that people think the metagame is pretty good right now. Right now, the talk of the town is a potential suspect for Zamazenta-Crowned, which is a bit crazy, but people really...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    Pex pretty much always uses Black Sludge because it provides recovery and discourages people from trying to Trick it a choice item. Regenerator mitigates a lot of chip damage, meaning HDB aren't super necessary. Those defense values are certainly meant to take a certain amount of hits from...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    The reason it used the move last Gen was for the Z move, so I doubt it.
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    That just means you need to git gud scrub
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v7 (Usage Stats in post #3539)

    Holy shit based Finchinator?????????? I agree. Toxapex can be dealt with if you know what you’re doing, but I do not. Since it’s really annoying to fight and I’m too lazy to put anti-Pex measures on any of my teams, I think we should quickban it to Ubers so it will never see the light of day again.
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v7 (Usage Stats in post #3539)

    Gonna turn this into a copypasta real quick. See how my friends react. Anyway, don’t you just get walled by every Ground in the tier, even the non-defensive ones? No amount of boosting will get past that. Throat Spray is an interesting tech though, might try it some day.
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    CAP 29 - Part 7 - Threats Discussion

    Sheer force is a super jank ability because many things that you wouldn’t think count as secondary effects are considered secondary effects by the game, with the most famous example being life orb recoil. One of these many weird interactions is that moves affected by Sheer Force don’t activate...
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