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  1. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [OLT HYPE]

    I mean, "perfect" being impossible doesn't mean "better" isn't worth pursuing.
  2. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v4 [OLT HYPE]

    Even if the "sleep wasnt complained about until Darkrai showed up" argument were true, I'd still take issue with it. An uncompetitive system, mechanic, or interaction isn't actually going to be a problem people care about until it becomes relevant enough to poke them in the face. Acupressure...
  3. LadyLynn

    SV UU Metagame Discussion - Teal Mask Edition

    Yup. Does that change your opinion on Garchomp in this tier? (i have no opinion myself as I haven't been able to get myself to actually play competitive pokemans for years) EDIT: slain by a ninja
  4. LadyLynn

    SV UU Metagame Discussion - Teal Mask Edition

    Just in case you don't know, Terastalization does not remove your original STABs. Terastalization gives STAB to the Tera Type in addition to your original STABs, and if you Tera'd into a type you already had, you get "double STAB" for a 2x boost instead of a 1.5x boost. Adaptability notably...
  5. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v3

    Heatran did, in fact, drop (if only barely). That's not some statement of the council or whatever, that's the actual usage statistics. | 38 | Heatran | 4.469% | Anything below 4.52% usage dropped to UU(or lower).
  6. LadyLynn

    Metagame np: Stage 4: Welcome To My Island

    Aqua Breed Tauros did not actually drop to PU: what you're seeing in the OP is Tauros-Combat, because all the PUBL mons got unbanned. EDIT: In fact, Aqua Breed Tauros is still RU - so even if it dropped, it'd drop to NU first.
  7. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v3

    I have no opinion on this debate atm but I do want to point out you calced for Quagsire instead of Quaquaval Here's the calc you probably intended to do: +2 0 SpA Gholdengo Shadow Ball vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Quaquaval: 280-330 (90 - 106.1%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO
  8. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion v3

    Wouldn't ttar be good in this meta? It can switch in on A-Tales to stop it from using Aurora Veil, and A-Tales can barely do anything in return, even if it were to run maximum offense investment for some reason. 0 SpA Ninetales-Alola Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tyranitar in Sand: 55-66 (16.1 -...
  9. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion

    I'm not saying that's the wrong choice, but my impression was that that would be a divergence from normal Smogon policy?
  10. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion

    Yeah, I don't think there's any way either Basculegion will stay out of Ubers if they have Last Respects. If they're not preemptively banned, they're almost certainly going to get quickbanned in mere days. I maintain that the real candidate for Last Respects potentially remaining unbanned will...
  11. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion

    Whether or not White Basculin gets banned from lower tiers isnt really relevant to the question of whether or not Last Respects should get banned to Ubers, the OU banlist. Also, I think the more comparable precedent here is in Sword and Shield - where Dracovish got banned rather than Fishious...
  12. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion

    I keep hearing people talk about Last Respects like its guaranteed to get banned, but isn't that dependent on whether Basculin can prove itself broken with it? I can imagine Basculin being broken with it, but I don't think that's a sure thing. It has a lot more exploitable weaknesses than...
  13. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion

    Really cool writeup! I'd been speculating about Spidops myself, though in lower tiers. Could there be any merit to using Silver Powder to boost U-Turn/First Impressions on the utility set, or something similar to that set? Also, how much have you experimented with some of the other notable...
  14. LadyLynn

    Metagame NP: Stage 0 - We've Only Just Begun (Welcome to SV NU) [Quickbans Post #142]

    I think it's going to be tough to find real "abusers" of the Tera Technician mechanic - I reckon its generally going to be something that changes your move evaluations on a Pokemon you're using anyway, rather than something that is the primary reason a Pokemon is worth including.
  15. LadyLynn

    Metagame NP: Stage 0 - We've Only Just Begun (Welcome to SV NU) [Quickbans Post #142]

    For reference, here's the relevant post in the battle mechanics research thread.
  16. LadyLynn

    Metagame SV OU Metagame Discussion

    I don't think I'm proficient enough to be able to find a niche for Vespiquen, but taking a very surface level glance at it, it seems like its type and movepool combination is fairly unique? If we look at Pokemon that have access to the same moves and share a type with it... Toxic Spikes...
  17. LadyLynn

    Announcement np: SV OU Suspect Process, Round 1 - Oops!...I Did It Again

    I think there is an argument that even though this OU suspect is strictly about, well, OU - Tera not being broken in UU can still be a valuable data point on whether OU could reach a healthy state with Tera still in it. Of course, the counterargument would be that UU is too new and...
  18. LadyLynn

    Smogon Simple Questions & Suggestions Thread

    If I see something that seems like persistent abuse of the "haha" emote, what should I do? Do nothing, or report a post from that user in the thread? Seeing as you can't report reactions, as far as I can tell.
  19. LadyLynn

    Smogon Simple Questions & Suggestions Thread

    I got to Smogon forums only fairly recently, so I hope I'm posting in the right thread for this, but I've noticed that the laughing Koffing reaction when liking posts seems to almost exclusively be used to mock people's posts. "I think this post is deserving of mocking laughter", basically...
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