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  1. ck49

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    Pokemon showdown kinda has what you're looking for with the /ds command. It lets you search for pokemon that fulfill requirements. For example, if I want a fake out user with intimidate on my team, I could search /ds intimidate, fake out. I believe the command to get help is /ds help or /help...
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    VGC: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer

    I can confirm this is the set that the t32 team in Dallas used. You only bring it in MUs where you can isolate the Xern or Ogre in an endgame. He had Palkia and Groudon so eliminating the Incineroar wasn't too difficult, and teched hard for Yveltal.
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    VGC: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer

    Talonflame is guaranteed to set up Tailwind, and on Groudon teams it can eliminate venusaur leads with priority brave bird. It also has a large array of support moves like Taunt and Quick Guard. Salazzle is a fast fake out. It 4x resists fairy so despite its frailness it can come in a threaten...
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    Resource VGC 2019 Viability Rankings [Moon Series Update]

    I think Lunala to A+ is the big change that has to happen. How the meta adapts to that is yet to be decided but it's hard to argue the big 2 megas didn't turn into a big 3. We'll see how the rest of the meta changes. I expect DM to be less viable (probably B- or even C+) since it gets hit by...
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    Random Battles Team Tour 2 Signups

    Smogon Username: ck49 PS username: ck49 Preferred Formats: Gen 7 Randbats, Gen 7 Random Doubles Battle, BSS Factory, any other format if you give me a week to learn it. Timezone: -5 GMT Inactivity: No full weeks, but availability depends on the week.
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    VGC: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer

    Depends on the team. Depends on it's role. If there was an objective better nature you wouldn't see both being used so evenly.
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    The NFL Fantasy Football Thread, 2018-19 Season

    Made the playoffs in league A and dynasty while watching under 20 hours of NFL football this year. I'd call that a success. Picked up the wrong Samuel on accident, although I had 5% FAAB remaining so it wasn't a big deal. Curtis isn't a terrible player either. Seriously worried about Jackson...
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    Resource VGC 2019 Viability Rankings [Moon Series Update]

    Celesteela is terrible, it's fine in C. 1. It has no results. 2. It can't actually kill Xerneas 252+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (100 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Xerneas: 168-198 (83.1 - 98%) -- guaranteed 2HKO. Gyro ball also doesn't KO modest Xern and does less damage to other mons. 3. Incineroar...
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    Resource VGC 2019 Viability Rankings [Moon Series Update]

    Lunala should definitely move up to A and Yveltal should probably drop to A-. The former won Brazil, Memphis, and probably should have won Portland too if not for an unlucky confusion. I've seen a lot less smeargle, probably related to the rise in Koko/Fini. I'd drop it to B+. Bulu should drop...
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    Legendary builds help

    Don't use your non-restricted Pokemon as attackers, they aren't doing enough damage (with the exception of Kartana, Pheromosa, and Stakataka). Most teams have them in support roles. There's plenty of resources available to read about good choices. Specifically, trainertower.com and...
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    Help with VGC 2019 team. Kyogre/Dusk Mane.

    Not gonna lie, I haven't played DM-Ogre since the first week of the format so I'm not 100% sure what you bring against common archtypes. DM seems like something you bring more often than not, however. I think the Ogre spread is fine. 252/148 lets you get 3kod (4ko'd after berry) by P-blades...
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    Help with VGC 2019 team. Kyogre/Dusk Mane.

    There's suggestion number one. Also, why Raichu? If you're running trick room you don't need to go max speed on Kyogre. Timid Kyogre is almost always worse than modest and you can afford to be slower so you can operate in TR. Getting 2kod by Groudon is probably a good benchmark. Speaking of...
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    Need Help Tweaking my Team!

    Fix your incineroar spread and it's a good team. Incineroar should run 252 HP and 236 SpDef with a Careful nature to take a Xerneas moonblast after boosting. You're not trying to do damage with it. I assume you've read Angel Miranda's team report since he's used the exact same 6 with the exact...
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    Resource VGC 2019 Viability Rankings [Moon Series Update]

    I think Zygarde should move up to B or even B+. It's really good, topped Portland and Memphis, won multiple MSSs (Chicago, Minneapolis, probably others), and has topped the showdown ladder as well. It's everywhere on showdown above 1600. It fits a weird place in the viability rankings since it's...
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    New player team help

    A little late but adding to this, pikalytics has some articles that are worth reading as a new player. VGCstats has a few really good team reports that are worth reading on their articles page. Also I learned a lot by watching youtubers like Aaron Zheng, Wolfe Glick, James Baek and Lee Provost...
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    Resource VGC 2019 Viability Rankings [Moon Series Update]

    edit: Here's the link to wgeurts team writeup. You're taunting their setup, and probably being fast enough to set up TW next turn. It's still weak to Crobat/Tornadus/Blimp because those three can match your setup, so it's ends up being kinda dead weight, at least from my experience. But on a...
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    Resource VGC 2019 Viability Rankings [Moon Series Update]

    That's not the flowchart though. You taunt the Xerneas, and unless they have Rock Slide you don't get KO'd. Then you set up tailwind and die. Meanwhile your other mon swaps out for a heavy hitter like CB Groudon and CB Don + Brave bird can KO a decent chunk of the meta, even at -1. As soon as...
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    VGC: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer

    Adding to Halcyon's answer, it also usually carries a red card so once it comes in on a boosted Xerneas it can force it out if it uses something like dazzling gleam. The downside is it keeps its old HP stat so it takes a lot more damage from attacks when it does come in.
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    Resource VGC 19 Sample Teams (pls submit)

    None on alts I'd like to reveal, sorry.
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    Resource VGC 19 Sample Teams (pls submit)

    You should probably link to other teambuilding resources such as trainertower/VGCstats articles so people can find more teams than the ones posted here. Xerneas @ Power Herb Ability: Fairy Aura Level: 50 EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Moonblast - Dazzling...
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