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  1. Ardy

    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    Now why the fuck would I do that? Your argument against Tera is akin to saying "if you play badly you'll lose." How about instead of Tera Fairying when theres a Bullet Puncher on the loose, I Tera Water my annihilape and win the game on the spot instead, because what are you gonna do? Tera Grass...
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    I dont know how to explain to you that stall still exists in the meta, and there are other forms of viable HO apart from those two. In any case, at this point you're disagreeing with me just to disagree, and have not refuted the actual point of my first post, which was addressing that held items...
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    I believe that forcing people to run one of very few niche users of niche items to fulfill a completely avoidable Item Clause isnt competitive. Thats what this whole debate is about. Do you think every team should be running Sash Glimmora, Light Clay Grimmsnarl and Pex just to round out the item...
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    Focus Sash is only ever seen on Glimmora and Spidops because unless you have a dedicated hazard lead, its kinda shit as its just going no item vs hazards, which are really strong in current meta. Air Balloon is only seen on Gholdengo atm, and honestly with how Great Tusk has adapted to using...
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    Fun fact, very few people are saying that every pokemon is able to run every tera type.
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    This is such a weird take to me. Why is everyone jumping on this arguement? Items are in no way uncompetitive, and that is largely because offensive items have a drawback. If the Choice Band was just a flat 1.5x boost to attack with no drawback, it would be banned, and rightfully so, because it...
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    Genuinely the level of snark coming from someone advocating for life orb chien pao is astounding.
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    They most certainly do not. Set up sweepers do not run choice for obvious reasons, but HO always run atleast 1 scarfer and 1 band/specs mon for the power. Very few mons are running Life Orb, even the sweepers, because the chip damage is not worth it most of the time unless you have reliable...
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    ??? Life Orb has been slowly declining in usage for like 4 gens now because it gets worse every gen. Choice items are 100% the play for offensive items. What meta are you even playing?
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    Being the Taunt CM set had opportunity cost. It meant you could beat pex, but you were worse into more offensive teams than if you ran scarf. You had to choose, in the builder, between your Fini being self-sufficient enough to muscle past some of its checks at the cost of not bringing as much to...
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    Metagame Terastallization Tiering Discussion

    Just my two cents in the matter. Laddering this gen has been really, really fun. Probably the most fun Ive had with a new gen outside of early days mega chaos of XY. In addition, I dont particularly have too many problems with Tera, but thats just my playstyle. I play conservatively, and...
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    Let's Play! Ardy Plays Pokemon Unite: Bottom Tier Version!

    Was in New Hampshire for thanksgiving and the internet was shit so I had to wait 6 days to post this update but here it is! So, last time we left off, we had JUST unlocked Ranked Battles, which is where the main focus of this playthrough will be. Lets take our good boys and girls into Ranked...
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    AAA Almost Any Ability

    https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen9almostanyability-1724502610 Im aware this is low ladder and my team is shit, I just want to share the funniest set I've come up with so far Iron Thorns @ Air Balloon Ability: Rocky Payload Tera Type: Rock EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Adamant...
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    Let's Play! Ardy Plays Pokemon Unite: Bottom Tier Version!

    Hey everyone! I decided not to do this run over the weekend because there was a balance update yesterday and I wanted to see who got buffed before making any purchasing decisions. Anyways, lets get into it! We have access to two more days of missions, and the rewards from these are pretty good...
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    Let's Play! Ardy Plays Pokemon Unite: Bottom Tier Version!

    Upon logging in today, I was greeted with my free Slowbro license. Im still not sure if Im gonna allow myself to use him, but its a useful poke to have in the back in any case. Additionally, I can unlock yet another pokemon for free, this time Alolan Ninetales. Now, Alolan Ninetales is not...
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    Let's Play! Ardy Plays Pokemon Unite: Bottom Tier Version!

    Hello all! So, I've been playing Pokemon Unite on and off since release, and currently its the main game me and my boyfriend play together, so I wanted to do a Lets Play of it because its exam season again and I need an excuse to not study. So without further ado, lets get into it! So, if you...
  17. Ardy

    Pokémon Unite

    Hey everyone With the big changes coming to Unite soon, how would people feel about a Lets Play in this forum for Unite? I could even add a challenge, eg supporter only/nuzlocke mode, etc. Wanted to do a Lets Play and Unite is honestly the game I play most these days. Let me know your thoughts...
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    Official SS OU Suspect Process - Round 12 Voting

    Melmetal: Do Not Ban
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    SS OU Double Scarf Beast Boost

    Hey everyone! With gen 8 coming to a close soon, Ive decided to post a team I made recently thats really proved its worth to me. I used this team to peak on the ladder several times, and recently to get suspect reqs for Melm. Its a pretty solid offensive team, and I hope you enjoy using it as...
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    Programming Showdex - An Auto-Updating Damage Calculator Built into Showdown!

    Hey, this has been a GODSEND on the suspect ladder, fantastic project, thank you so much for making it. I just have a quick question, is it possible to use this with the desktop version of Showdown, or is there only support for the in browser version?
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