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  1. ZacBouh

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    How do you beat webs without dedicated answers like Cinderace/Hatterene? Typically cores like :ribombee: :gholdengo: :manaphy:. Both from a teambuilding perspective and on a play-by-play basis.
  2. ZacBouh

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v3

    :shiftry: Does shiftry have any semblance of potential? With his new ability, Tailwind is a 3-turn shift gear if I understand correctly (that might also boost a teammate's speed in a pinch), his stab combo (which includes knock off) is only resisted by kingambit (who is ohkoed by low kick) and...
  3. ZacBouh

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Update on Post #5186]

    My post was not a discussion about a Dire Claw, but about sleep clause and the inconsistency between showdown and cartridge. If you believe that making your opponent lose a match by breaking a rule is uncompetitive (which I can understand), then you disagree with sleep clause overall, not with...
  4. ZacBouh

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Update on Post #5186]

    :sneasler: I am quite surprised that this post did not get a lot of attention. I think that a move that can put the opponent to sleep, while also being a viable damage-dealing move you could use with no intention of spreading sleep, introduces a new dynamic that warrants reconsidering sleep...
  5. ZacBouh

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    I saw this post this month: and I was wondering why Entei was not ranked in the VR. Victini is in B+ iirc, and boots Entei does not strike me as significantly outclassed by...
  6. ZacBouh

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v7 (Usage Stats in post #3539)

    While I think most of us agree that both Magearna and Spectrier deserve to be at least suspected at one point, I would like to make an argument that suspecting Spectrier first would help stabilize the OU metagame better. Please keep in mind I am by no means a great player, so take this message...
  7. ZacBouh

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion Thread v7 (Usage Stats in post #3539)

    I would really appreciate it if anyone could enlighten me about this mon. Regular Zapdos is the most common defogger in the tier and resists both your stabs, and can even punish you for hitting it. Other defoggers include tapu fini, tapu koko, tornadus-t, corviknight, latios, pelipper, all of...
  8. ZacBouh

    Resource SS OU DLC2 Viability Ranking Thread [SEE: Page 105, Post 2618]

    Thanks to the VR team for putting this up! May I ask why is Swampert not higher? It seems more consistently useful to me than most of the stuff in B rank, as it's one of the best users of a slow pivoting move in the tier, and is one of the few decent checks to heatran and magearna. I would say...
  9. ZacBouh

    SPOILERS! Pokemon Sword and Shield Datamine Thread

    Blacephalon does not get Scorching Sands
  10. ZacBouh

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    I was wondering if there are any plans to have more resources on the most viable sets in the meta. Role compendium is great but it does not tell you the EV spreads nor the movesets. Obviously, analyses end up covering pretty much all meta sets, but they take a lot of time to be made, and...
  11. ZacBouh

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion v4 (check out posts #483 and 484 for DLC1 info!)

    Guys, I think I just found a reliable way to trap Ferrothorn with Magnezone! I was desperately trying to find something that could do the trick in Magnezone's moveset but was unable to find anything better than iron defense + body press or choice specs signal beam. But to my dismay, none of...
  12. ZacBouh

    Metagame National Dex Metagame Discussion

    HA Galar starters were released, how do you guys think they will fare? I think Cinderace is interesting as it can hit most bulky mons for super effective damage, it has utility in the form of u-turn/taunt/court change, and a scarf set could be used to RK MMetagross or Darm. On the other hand, I...
  13. ZacBouh

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Thanks a lot guys, I will try these out !
  14. ZacBouh

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread (read the op before posting a thread)

    Hey, I'd love to get back into ultra SM OU and use a rain team, but for some reason OU sample teams and OU bazaar had less teams than what I remember. Does anybody have a classic rain team (using like pelipper, mega-swamper, koko, hawlucha...) ? Thanks in advance, and my apologies if this isn't...
  15. ZacBouh

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread v3

    I might be wrong, but isn't the fact that tapu koko is very often going to be on the opponent's team amazing for mega manectric ? All I've seen was people discussing Koko as a teammate.
  16. ZacBouh

    Pokémon Alola Marowak

    That's why I thought, but I didn't expect an anti-meta mon to make it this far. Thank you for answering !
  17. ZacBouh

    Pokémon Alola Marowak

    Hey I just found out Alolan Marowak is one of the most used mons in OU atm, I haven't really had the time to play OU yet but I don't understand how it is possible when you have so many broken things running around. I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to ask this question.
  18. ZacBouh

    Resource ORAS OU Simple Questions, Simple Answers MKII (Read the OP First!) (Now with 100% more Rules!!!)

    Hello guys, if I don't have the time to build but I still want to ladder, what's the best way to find teams on smogon ? (that work, and whose creator is okay with sharing). Thank you in advance ! (and if something's wrong with my post please correct me I'm new here)