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  1. November Blue

    OU Garchomp

    The Scarf set mentions Tapu Fini as a potential teammate; it'd probably be a good idea to mention how Misty Terrain affects Garchomp. Protection from status and Outrage's confusion is great, but it also halves Dragon Claw/Outrage damage.
  2. November Blue

    Pokémon Tapu Lele

    Try Z-Focus Blast. It's a decent option for breaking through checks such as Mega Metagross, Assault Vest Muk, etc. A Z Crystal can't be Knocked Off, which also gives Lele some protection from Knock Off.
  3. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Yeah, Ninetales puts in a ton of work on offense. Mega Metagross behind Aurora Veil can sweep teams (or at least clean up), and dual screens in general can turn matchups in your favour. Setting both screens in a single turn is incredibly good, and Ninetales' can safely do it multiple times in a...
  4. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    I don't agree with that at all. Lando and Chomp are good, but they have weaknesses. Zygarde is weaker than both, yeah, but Thousand Arrows is worth it. Landorus lacks a reliable, spammable move, and has to choose between Knock Off, U-turn, and Stone Edge. Supersonic Skystrike is good, but...
  5. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Because when you derp and forget that Zygarde learns Sludge Wave, HP Poison is the next-best thing.
  6. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    I've had a surprising amount of success with Scarf Zygarde 50%. Zygarde @ Choice Scarf Jolly 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe - Thousand Arrows - Outrage - Extremespeed - Sludge Wave I often find that people are only running enough Speed on their boosters/scarfers to outpace Pheromosa, so this...
  7. November Blue

    Hey, you got a Researcher badge. Congrats Mario!

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  8. November Blue

    On The Radar

    I want to highlight these two posts because I think it's a really relevant point that needs to be stressed. A lot of people are using this recurring point that 'Aegislash is bad/unhealthy for the meta, and it needs to be banned so that the meta is free to develop. Aegislash has a negative...
  9. November Blue

    On The Radar

    Unaware Clefable, Pixilate Hyper Voice Sylveon/Mega Garde/Mega Altaria, Stallbreaker Mew, etc. Zygarde-C is a threat that needs to be prepared for, just like anything else. IMO it's only broken in an Aegislash-centric meta; it'd be much more difficult for it to set up with Fairies running...
  10. November Blue

    On The Radar

    I'm shocked that Zygarde was banned so quickly. Not just that, but quickbanned? Before Aegislash and Pheromosa? It didn't deserve the ban, IMO. Not yet, at least. Once Aegislash is banned, Fairy-types will surge in usage. It's a surprise to nobody that the sword is holding them back in the...
  11. November Blue

    Pokémon Zygarde-Complete (100% Forme)

    How about a complex ban? I mean, it's hard to pinpoint what pushes Zygarde over the edge, but we can safely say that it's a combination of 50% form, Power Construct, and Thousand Arrows. I feel like Zygarde's viability hinges upon Thousand Arrows. Take that away, and even the Complete form...
  12. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Stuff that can deal with Zygarde: - Taunt. The specially defensive Coil /Dragon Dance set is Taunt bait, especially to things that have more than 85/95 base Speed and a Ground resistance. - Alolan Persian. Taunt, Foul Play, Fur Coat, Parting Shot. - Mandibuzz. Fast Taunt, Foul Play, Whirlwind...
  13. November Blue

    Pokémon Zygarde-Complete (100% Forme)

    +4 252+ Atk Choice Band Mimikyu Shadow Claw vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Zygarde-C: 276-325 (43.3 - 51.1%) +4 252+ Atk Choice Band Mimikyu Shadow Claw vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Aggron-Mega: 169-199 (49.1 - 57.8%) +4 252+ Atk Choice Band Mimikyu Shadow Claw vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fluffy Bewear: 183-216...
  14. November Blue

    Pokémon Zygarde-10%

    Thousand Arrows is finally here. We waited what, a year for this? More? I really like 10% as a standalone mon. Just slap a band on it and go crazy. Substitute is a really good choice. It lets you safely activate Power Construct once you start boosting, and 100% forme has such immense bulk that...
  15. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    I don't agree with this. Stop hyping Aegislash, it's really not that crazy in this meta. There are lots of ways to deal with it, including: Earthquake to avoid King's Shield A special attacker Dark-types Foul Play Mandibuzz Alolan Persian (Fur Coat, Taunt, Foul Play, Parting Shot) Bewear...
  16. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Marowak struggles with its speed, yeah. It's consantly put in the position where it has to take a hit before it can attack, which really whittles it down. I'm honestly considering a defensive EV spread, maybe 252 HP 252 +Def and let Thick Club provide the damage.
  17. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Tapu Koko is incredibly good. Deceptively powerful despite base 95 Special Attack, I wouldn't be surprised if it were the strongest Electric-type in OU. Terrain-boosted Volt Switches and Thunders hit incredibly hard, to the point where Tapu Koko can actually sweep/clean. Its speed tier makes it...
  18. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Bewear is solid. It honestly surprised me. This pink thing is amazing. Handles Aegislash nicely, can check Pheromosa, has really good bulk and isn't weak offensively. Seems like a pretty good physical tank so far. Wishiwashi is also much better than I thought it'd be.
  19. November Blue

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Could one of the tiering leaders write up a short explanation that details why some mons were unbanned and some not? Why was Mega Kangaskhan passed over? Why was Genesect unbanned, of all things? I'm happy that Mega Mawile is back though.
  20. November Blue

    Alolan Exeggutor Discussion

    I wonder how useful a Harvest + Lum Berry + Rest set will be? Always seemed better than Sitrus to me, I remember using it in RU ages ago, it was a pain to deal with. Exeggutor-A @ Lum Berry Harvest Modest 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA Draco Meteor Giga Drain / Leaf Storm Earthquake / Flamethrower...
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