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  1. Oglemi

    Purpose of this forum

    This is an ADV NU analysis project that is currently on hiatus while Oglemi works on other projects around the site. If you truly desire to work on any of these analyses, you can send a PM to Oglemi and if you can prove you have an sufficient indepth knowledge of the metagame I may allow you to...
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    Wartortle (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/wartortle/ [Overview] In a Spikes-filled metagame like NU, Rapid Spin is a highly coveted move that can help win stall wars and get teammates onto the field scot-free. And in a tier like NU where the distribution of Rapid Spin is extremely low, Wartortle...
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    Tropius (NU Revamp) [WIP]

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/tropius/ [Overview] Tropius's stat spread is bizarre, to say the least, but it works out well for it in NU. It's very bulky, decently strong, and sits in a Speed tier that allows it to just barely outspeed a plethora of otherwise-problematic Pokemon given...
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    Trapinch (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/trapinch/ [Overview] Trapping your opponent is one of the most brutally efficient methods of clearing the path for a sweeper, and Trapinch gets access to the best trapping ability in the game in Arena Trap. Unfortunately, Trapinch is significantly harder...
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    Torkoal (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/torkoal/ [Overview] Torkoal faces some major competition for a teamslot from Flareon, as the latter has a massive Special Defense stat that really compliments its Fire typing, and access to Wish, Roar, and Baton Pass that allows it to support the team in...
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    Togetic (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/togetic/ [Overview] "Jack of all trades, master of none" tends to sum up Togetic perfectly. It can do a lot and do it all well, but it can't do it all at once and it will rarely be able to do it better than something else. Don't be fooled though, Togetic...
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    Sunflora (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/sunflora/ [Overview] Sunflora is in an unfortunate situation in NU. While it is a very good sweeper—in fact, it possesses the strongest Solar Beam in the tier—it is simply outclassed by both Bellossom and Tangela due to its horrific Speed, lack...
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    Staryu (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/staryu/ [Overview] Staryu is on the only spinner in NU that has zero problems offensively breaking past Sableye to ensure a spin, but Staryu's frailty betrays its effectiveness on the whole. On a hyper offense team that absolutely cannot afford to lose...
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    Spinda (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/spinda/ [Overview] With one of the best movepools in the entire game you'd think there would be some hope for this stupid panda; but alas, its stats are just so, so, so bad it has a hard time accomplishing anything. Spinda and Delcatty are the only Pokemon...
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    Shuckle (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/shuckle/ [Overview] Shuckle has the highest base defenses in the game, but this is completely marred by its utter lack of offensive presence, barren movepool, and unappealing typing. It can theoretically totally wall a few very dangerous threats in NU...
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    Shedinja (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/shedinja/ [Overview] Shedinja is one of the coolest gimmicks in the game; unfortunately, the effort to make it work is generally not worth it. This holds especially true in NU where Spikes and Toxic rule the metagame, two things that instantly KO poor...
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    Sealeo (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/sealeo/ [Overview] Sealeo is directly outclassed by Dewgong in most roles due to its slightly lower defenses and Speed, but it does have a few movepool differences that make it worth consideration. While Dewgong is right at home on heavy stall teams due to...
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    Seaking (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/seaking/ [Overview] Seaking lives deep, deep, deep in Huntail's shadow as a Swift Swim sweeper in NU for a few reasons, namely its lower power and overall bulk. This doesn't make Seaking a bad Pokemon, as it is actually a capable sweeper in its own right...
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    Quilava (NU Analysis)

    ' https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/quilava/ [Overview] At a first glance, you may wonder why you would choose Quilava over Charmeleon as they are basically the same considering they have the same stat spread and extremely similar movepools. While Charmeleon has access to Rock Slide in...
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    Porygon (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/porygon/ [Overview] Trace is a really cool ability that allows Porygon to counter and check a wide swath of Pokemon just by switching into them, but unfortunately its subpar stats across the board, particularly its Speed, is a huge issue that prevents it...
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    Ponyta (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/ponyta/ [Overview] On a hyper offense team, Ponyta can make a decent anti-lead to fully prevent Glalie from setting up Spikes and disrupting other common leads from performing for the rest of the match with Hypnosis. In most cases, Magby is probably going...
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    Poliwhirl (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/poliwhirl/ [Overview] Poliwhirl is the definition of a one-trick pony, but it does its trick well. Belly Drum transforms Poliwhirl into a veritable riptide, allowing it to tear through teams with ease. The issue is safely setting up, and the effort to do...
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    Pineco (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/pineco/ [Overview] You'll have to be pretty desperate to consider Pineco for your team, but it has a niche in the tier as the only Spikes user that can beat Hitmonchan one-on-one over the course of a match (if it lacks Rock Slide). Roselia can kind of do...
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    Parasect (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/parasect/ [Overview] Parasect has what is quite possibly the worst typing in the game and the worst stat spread imaginable to go along with it. A double resistance to Ground and Grass paired with a resistance to Fighting and Water sounds great at first...
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    Omanyte (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/omanyte/ [Overview] Considering Omastar's dominance in UU and the general dominance of Spikes in NU, of course we need to address even Omanyte's performance in the lowest tier. As the only Spikes user with a resistance to Normal and Flying in NU, Omanyte...
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