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  1. Skankovich

    Metagame SWSH RU Alpha - Metagame Thread

    Gourgeist-Small @ Life Orb Ability: Frisk EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Substitute - Power Whip - Phantom Force - Pain Split / Leech Seed Baby Pumpkin sits at a really great speed tier of 99, and thanks to gaining Power Whip this gen it poses a legitimate offensive threat- 85...
  2. Skankovich

     np SS UU Stage 0 - All I Want for Christmas is UU (UU Alpha is live!)

    Some slept on mons: Gigalith @ Leftovers Ability: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD Careful Nature - Sand Tomb - Rock Slide / Rock Blast - Stealth Rock - Protect Legitimately a fantastic special sponge. Deals with really prominent special threats like Gengar, Sigilyph, Salazzle...
  3. Skankovich

    Pokémon Durant

    I think Thunder Fang is the best coverage option for the last slot on Life Orb by far, you hit really prominent mons in Toxapex, Corviknight and Gyarados. Like Crunch it hits Jelli too and Corsola is already pressured by Iron Head, Aegis is the only issue but it still takes a chunk because...
  4. Skankovich

    Metagame Favorite Teams of the Generation!

    I really enjoyed this gen, much more fun for me than the last tbh. Here's my fave teams! This was the team I used for Passimian reqs. Illumise/Aggron is a core I went on to use for a lot of the gen - spdef Aggron covered a lot of ground when it came to common special attackers at the time...
  5. Skankovich

    Metagame Effective Creative, and Underrated Sets

    Dedenne @ Sitrus Berry Ability: Cheek Pouch EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 Spe Timid Nature - Recycle - Volt Switch - Toxic - Super Fang Yes this is a meme but its a fun and like... bordering on sorta viable one. And it's the end of the generation so it's a perfect time to leave you all...
  6. Skankovich

    Resource USUM PU Viability Rankings

    Ursaring's big bonus in the stall matchup is that it's way, way less suicidal than Zangoose. Best case scenario if Zangoose gets in on a sac with no chip damage it's living 7 turns max, and against stall chances are you'll be eating some hazards and rocky helmet chip at the very least. This...
  7. Skankovich

    Metagame Effective Creative, and Underrated Sets

    im here for my biannual post to drop some wonderful sets Wishiwashi @ Leftovers Ability: Schooling EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD Sassy Nature - Rest - Sleep Talk - U-turn - Scald This is legitimately a really cool tanky pivot. Defensively it's basically a fat special sponge that can...
  8. Skankovich

    Project PU Victim of the Week! Finished

    Raticate-Alola @ Choice Band Ability: Hustle EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe Adamant Nature - Sucker Punch - Knock Off - Pursuit - Return Functions similarly to Skunk as a check, but the difference is that Rat's power means you don't even have to predict to trap it: 252+ Atk Choice Band Hustle...
  9. Skankovich

    Metagame Fortemons

    The thing with Spit Up is that it's meant to consume Stockpile stacks on use- which isn't really broken. If it was fixed to work as it should then it wouldn't be an issue.
  10. Skankovich

    Metagame Fortemons

    Facade doesn't double in power when asleep unfortunately. Also I tried using Snore on ROM a while back and it didn't work, dunno if the coding was unfinished or just glitched.
  11. Skankovich

    Metagame np: USUM PU Stage 4.5- Spikes [Minior Quickban]

    For me not banning Kingler came down to its combination of underwhelming bulk and speed. While Kingler does lack many solid counters, I find checks are sufficient in dealing with it since it's likely only going to get 1 or 2 chances a game to come in a break stuff in the first place. Yes, mons...
  12. Skankovich

    USUM PU Suspect Process - Stage 4 Voting

    Kingler: Do Not Ban
  13. Skankovich

    Metagame PU Squad Dump

    Tailwind Volbeat Balance Volbeat @ Rocky Helmet Ability: Prankster EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Def Impish Nature - Roost - Encore - U-turn - Tailwind Aggron @ Choice Band Ability: Rock Head EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe Adamant Nature - Head Smash - Earthquake - Heavy Slam...
  14. Skankovich

    Metagame Fortemons

    Even a completely uninvested in hp Ferrothorn (but like, who is gonna give the bot a team with that spread) upon taking a 58% drain punch would mean Buzzwole would recover around 40%. It's definitely not stacking as it should. Anyway here's a set: Tapu Lele @ drainingkiss Ability: Psychic...
  15. Skankovich

    Metagame Fortemons

    Yeah, but 58% of an hp invested Ferrothorn is 205hp, which works out at about 50% for a full hp Buzzwole which sits at 417hp, so it's definitely not working as it should.
  16. Skankovich

    Metagame Fortemons

    The stacking of draining moves doesn't seem to be working on ROM- at turn 20 here is a Buzzwole with Leech Life as its item Drain Punching a Ferrothorn for 58%, and only recovering 24% of its hp.
  17. Skankovich

    Metagame Fortemons

    Oh duh yeah thanks, was just using the calc set without thinking. Probably worth going with a non -attk nature then for the guaranteed kill on Chansey with explosion.
  18. Skankovich

    Metagame Fortemons

    Vanilluxe @ Weather Ball Ability: Snow Warning EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe Modest Nature - Blizzard - Freeze-Dry - Explosion - Frost Breath The only mon to get weather ball and self-setting weather. Your coverage is mono ice + freeze dry which actually isn't all that bad and it's backed by...
  19. Skankovich

    Metagame Scalemons

    Rattata-Alola @ Choice Band Ability: Hustle Happiness: 0 EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Frustration - Pursuit - Crunch - U-turn / Quick Attack / Sucker Punch 30/143/89/63/89/184 This mon is dumb- outspeeds even Abra and hits about as hard as Bunnelby (870 vs 900...
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