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  1. steviestar

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    What's the deal with the Metronome item? It doesn't seem like it was buffed in gen 8 or anything but I've seen a couple of sets floating around that utilize it (Substitute Kyurem and Primarina off of the top of my head). I've followed competitive Pokemon since Gen 4 and have literally never seen...
  2. steviestar

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    Why is Coalossal listed as a viable Pokemon in the viability list? Not seeing what niche it could have considering its awful typing and awkward stat distribution...
  3. steviestar

    All Gens Find a Niche: Kabutops

    Mr. Mime (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Soundproof EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SDef Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk) - Calm Mind / Barrier - Substitute - Encore - Baton Pass Mr. Mime was never a Baton Pass staple in any gen (except maybe 3? not too familiar with BP teams in that one), but its unique access to...
  4. steviestar

    OU Alolan Muk

    Not QC so take this whole post with a grain of salt, but I don't think Brick Break is worth more than OO. If you really want to lure in Ttar, it's there. Otherwise Knock Off and Fire Blast deal with most Steel types about as efficiently. I don't think Acid Spray or Poison Fang will ever see use...
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    Pokémon Lurantis

    Really no point in wasting time on physical moves TBH. It sucks that its best stat is basically wasted BST but them's the breaks. I think Lurantis's best shot at contributing anything past being a bad Serperior or even Servine is going to be a Defog set. Defog is pretty unique for a pure Grass...
  6. steviestar

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    You're being pretty over dramatic. The thing that's really hurt Clefable the most this gen (at least IMO) is the Paralysis nerf. Clefable can barely outspeed anything offensive without significant speed investment now, which makes a ton of match-ups significantly worse for it. There's also a...
  7. steviestar

    Pokémon Decidueye

    Gourgeist gets Synthesis for what it's worth.
  8. steviestar

    Pokémon Buzzwole

    I stole this set and have been using it for a couple days now. I think that you're a lot better off running Thunder Punch over Leech Life for coverage, as temping as Leech Life's recovery is. Thunder Punch prevents Flying types from completely shutting you down and can get surprise kills on all...
  9. steviestar

    Move Z-Move Discussion I don't know if this actually matches the cartridge behavior or not, but using Z-Belly Drum after already using Belly Drum on Showdown is a full 100% heal. I've cranked a lot of low ladder Aegislashes doing this but I haven't seen it...
  10. steviestar

    Pokémon Alolan Muk

    Doesn't Figy berry have a chance to randomly confuse, though? That sounds like too nasty of a side-effect to be worth using.
  11. steviestar

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Nidoking is way better at dealing with specially defensive Skarmory / Celesteela too. Admittedly Landorus has the option of Calm Mind + Focus Blast to break Skarmory though.
  12. steviestar

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Power Construct Zygarde is actually coded as a completely separate form of Zygarde that has Power Construct in all three ability slots. So banning Power Construct Zygarde 10/50% and not Aura Break Zygarde 10/50% is more like banning Landorus-I but not Landorus-T last gen. Battle Bond Greninja...
  13. steviestar

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Honestly I think Alola Persian has more potential as a (Z-)Parting Shot abuser than Pangoro does. 115 speed, Fur Coat, Taunt, STAB Foul Play are all awesome assets and make it a lot better than the shitmon I was expecting it to be after seeing its stats. I was messing around with it yesterday...
  14. steviestar

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Burns were nerfed in Sun and Moon to do 1/16th damage per turn. Also, here's a question: what are some decent rock setters that synergize well with Tapu Bulu? I've been having a hard time finding rock setters to use now that I can't be lazy and just throw Landorus-T or Garchomp on every team I...
  15. steviestar

    Popplio, Brionne, Primarina DIscussion

    I think my biggest issue with Primarina in theoretical SuMo OU right now is that Tapu Fini exists... Tapu Fini is much weaker and has several flaws of its own (not being able to use scald effectively really sucks), but it has a much better support movepool with gems like Taunt, Nature's Madness...
  16. steviestar

    Oricorio (All Styles)

    NU and PU are singles tiers though. Dancer really isn't that exciting of an ability outside of doubles (even if it can be helpful in niche situations). Oricorio really doesn't have the stats or movepool to excel in any higher tiers. I think the most promising set for Oricorio in whatever tier...
  17. steviestar

    Xurkitree Discussion

    No new sticky web users AFAIK. Really stupid that Araquanid doesn't get it.
  18. steviestar

    Fomantis, Lurantis Discussion

    Lurantis might be the worst gen 7 Pokemon now that Araquanid is out of the running because of its ability's newly discovered secondary effect... What do you even do with this thing? Even for low tier Contrary Leaf Storm spam I would rather use Servine because of its superior speed and movepool...
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    Alolan Marowak Discussion

    Prediction goes both ways. If your opponent is unwilling to fully utilize their Tapu Koko or whatever out of fear of a free A-Marowak switch in, then A-Marowak is doing its job. And if you predict that your opponent is trying to bait A-Marowak in so that they can hard switch to an unfavorable...
  20. steviestar

    Alolan Marowak Discussion

    Honestly I think this thing might be more effective in high tier play than low tier play lol. Other than the glaring exception of Rotom-Wash and some other fringe cases like Knock Off Thundurus-I, I can't think of any good electric Pokemon that can even touch A-Marowak. Tapu Koko, Xurkitree...