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  1. Excalibuwrath

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [NEW TIERING SURVEY UP]

    Been laddering for the last couple days in the 1700s or so with an alt, and honestly? I think this meta's pretty solid. I agree with the people saying that most playstyles are viable with a solid variety in each one, and I think that if you have a solid team then you should be able to give...
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    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [NEW TIERING SURVEY UP]

    anyway very happy for the sleep ban and would love to hear some more kyurem discussion, since it feels like it hasn't really had extended discussion, just a general mostly quiet acceptance of "yeah it's kind of a problem"
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    alrighty I am ready whenever you are, and I'm logged onto my showdown account (I'm just...

    alrighty I am ready whenever you are, and I'm logged onto my showdown account (I'm just Excalibuwrath there), so feel free to shoot me a message whenever you're ready
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    okay! see you then

    okay! see you then
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    I can do tomorrow basically anytime, or Tuesday from like 8:30PM-1AM +0 (and Monday but if...

    I can do tomorrow basically anytime, or Tuesday from like 8:30PM-1AM +0 (and Monday but if you're not free dw). How about Tuesday at 9:00 PM (+0)?
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    Metagame SV Ubers UU Metagame Discussion (Lunala and Arc-Ghost, and Shaymin-Sky are Banned)

    Some more laddering thoughts: - I tried messing around with sand, and it's definitely workable. Between Houndstone and Scarf Sand Force Lando, you have two options to consistently outspeed the entire unboosted meta (and the best weatherless scarfer in Chi-Yu); this is actually pretty tricky...
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    Metagame SV Ubers UU Metagame Discussion (Lunala and Arc-Ghost, and Shaymin-Sky are Banned)

    adding on to njnp's feedback, odds are the fire/poison/steel type you use as a Zacian/Mag check will handle the Rilla fine, so it's just a matter of dealing with the Sneasler. the thing with ubers, and this tier too, is that even "passive" mons are strong just by virtue of raw stats, so it's...
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    Metagame SV Ubers UU Metagame Discussion (Lunala and Arc-Ghost, and Shaymin-Sky are Banned)

    Obviously early meta is kinda just throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks, but some early takes: - I think the Arceus forms are the coolest part of this meta; you really rely on them for defensive synergy since the meta really lacks good defensive staples otherwise, and while none of...
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    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v3

    On this note, I briefly went away from my dear old friend BandNite after the DLC dropped, but I've found that it's so incredibly useful in this tier. The SR weakness isn't so scary when most hazardstack archetypes now focus on either Gliscor/Hamurott spikestack or Ribombee webs (although the...
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    Announcement np: SV OU Suspect Process, Round 5 - King's Dead

    This list is a really useful starting point for the discussion, because yeah, this is the Gambit counterplay. The funny thing with this suspect is that Gambit has been doing the same thing for so long now, and with such a prominence in the meta at every point, that we all know the interactions...
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    Smogon's Official Ladder Tournament X - Cycle 1 Signups

    Forum name: Excalibuwrath Cycle 1 Alt: LT101LK Excalwrath Does my alt for this Cycle contain my forum name or a very similar variation/abbreviation of it as required by the rules?: yes
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    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Update on Post #5186]

    don't threaten me with a good time
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    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Update on Post #5186]

    So uhhhh, what beats Booster Val now? Volc was one of the only things that could consistently come in on special Valiant sets over the course of the game, and it's really the only one that generates offensive momentum from doing so, rather than just being big and fat and sitting on it. Besides...
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    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Update on Post #5186]

    hey y'all I really don't want Volc to get banned bc a) I love matchup fishing and b) I don't want to replace it with a fatmon to have any prayer of handling Val, but imma share two replays from the last few days of me using Heatran as setup bait to get Volc to +6 and win me the game, which is...
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    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion

    Will throw in as well that a) Volc also beats Dnite if it has Tera Fairy with Tera Blast (as long as you have a bit of physical bulk and it doesn't Tera Normal immediately), and b) +1 0 SpA Volcarona Tera Blast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Cinderace: 141-166 (46.8 - 55.1%) -- 69.5% chance to 2HKO, so...
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    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion

    I'm actually pretty curious about the "on the radar" section now (assuming Chi-Yu gets quickbanned). I assume Ape is the next thing to get looked at, but after that, there are so many directions to go, so many things that are at least a little bit of a problem. I'd probably put Chien-Pao (gen 8...
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    Announcement np: SV OU Suspect Process, Round 1 - Oops!...I Did It Again

    So as an avid Volcarona enjoyer, Volcarona is busted with Tera and if nothing happens to Tera then Volcarona probably needs to get looked at in a suspect, because it's always been able to snowball better than just about everything, but gen 8 made it not care about Rocks and now gen 9 removed...
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    Announcement np: SV OU Suspect Process, Round 1 - Oops!...I Did It Again

    So to me (I've sat in the 16-1700s so obviously not an expert but just some observations), it very much depends on the Pokemon. Certain Pokemon, it really doesn't matter. There are a few that have like one Tera type and knowing that doesn't really help you. Dragonite is always Tera-Normal, and...
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    Announcement np: SV OU Suspect Process, Round 1 - Oops!...I Did It Again

    So question: how many of these are probably too oppressive in a Tera meta even with Tera Preview? In other words, if we choose the (IMO) best restrict option rather than banning, how much stuff is probably going to need tiering action later? That list, to me, is the stuff that's oppressive even...
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