Kind of echoing Chloe's post about enjoying the tier a lot more since Magneton's ban. Rather than just focus on winners, losers, potentially broken mons, I'm just gonna ramble a bit about some things I've found to be really good (you'll notice ones I've used; I'll talk more about them)
Already spoke on Florges, so I guess I'll talk about the others real quick:
Is it the best pure offensive Pokemon in the tier? Maybe since Florges is around to make Zoroark never want to lock into a Dark move on Choice sets. I think by now we all know what Bruxish does, but I think that's...
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SV PU Team #1
Basculin @ Choice Band
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Wave Crash
Only Perrserker set is Stealth Rock? Gross, let's fix that:
Perrserker @ Choice Band
Ability: Tough Claws
Tera Type: Fighting
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
- Iron Head
- Close Combat
- Seed Bomb
The idea with this set is pretty simple. Come in, click a...
I'm kind of inclined to agree with this. While Calm Mind should under no circumstances be underestimated because of the utility it provides outside of its late-game sweeping potential, Choice Specs is just incredibly dumb. Its painfully average physical bulk is offset by incredible resistances...
As someone that's been around since late BW1 / early BW2, I feel I'm among the more qualified to say this:
Not everyone is going to share your opinion on things. It can be frustrating at times, and as a former council member myself (in XY and ORAS RU) it's important to understand that others...
So I'm sure that there's plenty of things that are going to change with Magneton being removed as it was among the best at every role it attempted (bulky pivot with Eviolite, powerful breaker with Specs, powerful revenge killer with Scarf) but there's one Pokemon in particular that I'll be very...
Gonna be a 2-pronged post. First part talking about the mons up for council vote and then discussing something I've genuinely enjoyed using in this meta.
: So the addition of Basculin actually helps offensive teams against this thing as its dead as soon as it Teras Ground (and it has to in...
I know a lot of people probably have their eyes on Barraskewda, and for good reason, but I got my eyes on something else... something that's been in the tier from the start and has just silently (that even possible? I guess it fits the theme of it) been a very potent threat that just got even...
I'm 100% backing this. Imo, Eelektross is the best Pokemon in the tier right now. While Passimian and Sandaconda are the best in their given roles, that's just it. Their given roles. Outside of their primary roles (Scarf user for Passimian and PhysDef tank + SR user for Conda) they're only fine...
Ok, I finally got around to doing one of these. Probably not 100% accurate, but here's my overall thoughts. Tried to order as best I could, especially in higher ranks.
S-rank: The best in their given role, easiest to place on teams, and potentially broken in some cases.
Gonna jump on the Raboot hype train a little bit and discuss why I feel it's in a pretty solid place in the meta.
Raboot @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Tera Type: Fire
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick
- Sucker Punch
Agreeing that Dartrix's defensive typing is incredibly tragic. Having Roost, Defog, and Knock Off should give it great utility, but having to run Eviolite for bulk means Rocks rip into it and it isn't like it has a good matchup into our common Rockers. Tinkatuff Knocks it, Camerupt burns it...