Search results

  1. Adonzo

    Tauros-Paldea (All Formes)

    I honestly see little reason to use mono-Fighting Tauros on any set over Fire/Water. All of them are fairly even defensively (mono-Fighting has less weaknesses, but the other two have more resistances), but dual-STAB is almost always better than a single STAB. Only on mono-attacking sets like...
  2. Adonzo

    Pokémon Lokix

    This was maybe the biggest surprise out of the usage statistics for me, not only did Lokix make OU but it is fairly highly ranked at #20, in spite of its middling stats and bad typing. What Tinted Lens and just the right movepool does to a MF.
  3. Adonzo

    Pokémon Spidops

    I feel like they meant to give this Tinted Lens but fucked up and accidentally gave it to Lokix. The goggles do nothing!
  4. Adonzo

    STAB STABmons

    Some additions for the evolution type changes in OP courtesy of PLA mons coming in later this gen: Hisuian Braviary gets Normal+Psychic+Flying Hisuian Decidueye gets Grass+Flying+Fighting Kleavor gets Bug+Flying+Rock
  5. Adonzo

    Ask simple questions here! [READ ORIGINAL POST before posting]

    Thank you. I legitimately did not know that max moves used the PP of the base.
  6. Adonzo

    Ask simple questions here! [READ ORIGINAL POST before posting] Can someone explain what happened here at turn 21 and if I should report it as a bug? Lost the match because it said Calyrex had no PP left for Max Hailstorm after using it once and it still showing...
  7. Adonzo

    DLC2 Crown Tundra Speculation Thread [SPOILERS]

    Bounce is redundant flying coverage with Acrobatics and weaker. You're better off just forgoing an item at all and going straight to acro, and non-STAB acrobatics is rarely worth not using an item.
  8. Adonzo

    SPOILERS! [Crown Tundra!] List of Movepool Changes

    Finally letting the worst pikaclone actually use its dual-STAB. Edit: Well, maybe not the worst. Honestly forgot Plusle and Minun existed. Edit a week later: I also just remembered Pachirisu exists. Truly the worst.
  9. Adonzo

    Metagame SS Monotype Metagame Discussion [Isle of Armor]

    Post Dexit monotype teams lost access to up to half their available mons, putting much more restriction on teambuilding than there was in previous gens. Many previously essential mons to Monotype teams are not available at all, drastically changing the teams that we'll see this gen. With that in...
  10. Adonzo

    USUM NU Speculation Thread

    0/0 Mew is just used as a arbitrary baseline when comparing damage output between mons due to its rounded stats, it is not meant to be indicative of a mons preformance in any particular meta.
  11. Adonzo

    Metagame USUM PU Discussion Thread

    One thing that just occurred to me that hasn't really gotten any attention is that Bellossom now gets Strength Sap, which should do more for its viability as a bulky grass type than any subpar QD set. Or hell, run it on the QD set. The attack drops actually mesh really well with it.
  12. Adonzo

    USUM NU Speculation Thread

    Honestly Liquidation isn't as much of a boon for Kingler as people are making it out to be. With Sheer Force its power is 110.5, not much higher than Crabhammer's 100. While it has other advantages like accuracy and no LO recoil, this change will barely be enough to make it viable in PU, let...
  13. Adonzo

    Metagame USUM PU Discussion Thread

    Friendly reminder that Sawsbuck also learns Thunder Wave, which it never had reason to use before, for all your paraflinching needs. EDIT: Also Noctowl is getting a surprising amount of attention in the NU thread for its nigh-unresisted Tinted Lens Hurricane, but is still technically PU and...
  14. Adonzo

    Metagame Pokébilities

    On the topic of Lucario, how does the Inner Focus + Steadfast combo work? IF prevents flinching, SF gives +1 Speed when flinched. Would IF prevent SF from activating?
  15. Adonzo

    Metagame STABmons

    How abstentions are counted vary depending on the body holding the vote. Some administrations require only a majority of the active voters to pass. Others require a majority of the entire membership, effectively making abstentions a "no" vote. Both are equally valid means of holding a vote. This...
  16. Adonzo

    Metagame STABmons

    That's actually a cool throwback to the old Shell Smash Espeon, both being powerful one-shot sweepers. While it isn't as powerful or fast (though it's plenty fast enough at +1 at 110 Speed, it may still prefer a Naive nature to avoid fast scarfers, where SS could run Modest), it's less prone to...
  17. Adonzo

    Metagame Pokébilities

    I'm so happy this was approved as an OM rather than a pet mod this gen. So much cool shit going on. Fishing out some of the stuff from the old thread that hasn't been mentioned here yet... There are tons of mons with access to the Intimidate + Moxie combo mentioned in the OP - Salamence...
  18. Adonzo

    Metagame STABmons

    Shell Smash Alolan Raticate wants to join the early game rodent buff party +2 252+ Atk Hustle Raticate-Alola Power Trip (140 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Manaphy: 507-597 (148.6 - 175%) -- guaranteed OHKO +2 252+ Atk Hustle Raticate-Alola Extreme Speed vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Manaphy: 289-342 (84.7 - 100.2%)...
  19. Adonzo

    Metagame SM PU Alpha (playable on PS!)

    Barring some ban on Snow Warning in higher tiers, there is no way Alolan Ninetales is falling this far (especially while Vanilluxe goes up), as it is by far the best hail setter and can even provide invaluable to non-dedicated hail teams with Aurora Veil. Similarly, Normal Silvally's access to...
  20. Adonzo

    Pokémon Guzzlord

    Just going to quote myself here from the metagame discussion thread While it's not the most efficient defensive stat spread due to how lopsided it is (108/108/108 would have yielded the same bulk with investment AND better bulk uninvested for less BST) it's still plenty bulky