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  1. Lectrys

    Metagame Trademarked [Leader's Choice]

    I honestly prefer a devoted TR setter Jirachi like this: :jirachi: Jirachi @ Choice Scarf Ability: trickroom EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Trick - U-turn - Healing Wish - Meteor Mash / Wish / Reflect / Light Screen / Toxic / Stealth Rock Slow pivots are better than fast pivots...
  2. Lectrys

    Metagame Suicide Cup

    Pokemon Home dropped, Silvally got Defog back, Liepard got Prankster back, Magic Coat's distribution skyrocketed, and here are some Suicide Cup sets that have come out to play: :zeraora: Zeraora @ Toxic Orb Ability: Volt Absorb EVs: 252 Spe Hasty Nature IVs: 0 HP / 0 Atk / 0 Def / 0 SpA / 0 SpD...
  3. Lectrys

    Metagame Trademarked [Leader's Choice]

    I've been running this similar set right now, though I find it doesn't feel too OP: Grapploct @ Leftovers Ability: topsyturvy EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD Careful Nature - Octolock - Circle Throw - Ice Punch - Drain Punch At the very least, I recommend a filler attack that...
  4. Lectrys

    Metagame Trademarked [Leader's Choice]

    I think drampa's grandpa puts the new counterplay best: The biggest name here is Dragapult and its Dragon Darts, although Toxtricity gets an honourable mention for having Boomburst at least some of the time. (Admittedly, pretty much none of its trademarks are Overdrive-friendly.) Kommo-o and...
  5. Lectrys

    Other Metagames [BH] HEAVEN'S WRATH [PEAK #2, 90.4% GXE]

    I'm wondering what Imposter calcs the Darm-G-Z with Prankster, 252 Def EVs, and 0 Def IVs is aiming for. Wouldn't a combination that barely guarantees the KO on the fattest legal Imposter be the best? (And I suspect that combination wouldn't be a 252/0 split.)
  6. Lectrys

    Metagame Trademarked [Leader's Choice]

    Looking forward to trying a Rocks setter Kommo-o like this: Kommo-o @ Leftovers Ability: Clangorous Soul EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Stealth Rock - Drain Punch - Poison Jab / Iron Head - Dragon Claw / Outrage / Taunt / Substitute Note that Drain Punch is in so it...
  7. Lectrys

    BH Balanced Hackmons

    According to the Gen 8 Pure Hackmons thread: The return of Zacian-C spam? 2 Zamazenta-Cs on half of teams? I've prodded the research thread for confirmation simply because it'll completely shake up BH all over again.
  8. Lectrys

    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Can we independently confirm this? I found this in the Pure Hackmons thread, but this is huge for both Pure and Balanced Hackmons.
  9. Lectrys

    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Can we confirm this with more in-game footage? If regular (i.e. non-Dynamaxed) Imposter Ditto fails to trigger against all Zacian/Zamazenta/Eternatus (especially all forms), then this is huge for both Balanced Hackmons and Pure Hackmons.
  10. Lectrys

    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Making sure (relevant for Suicide Cup): a Taunted Dynamaxed mon with only status moves/Max Guard will be forced to use Struggle, correct?
  11. Lectrys

    Other Metagames neon impasse [usum bh]

    Partially so you write up something slightly better for your Imposter Chansey... Why does it have 55 Happiness? What damage/KO thresholds does it hit with Return/Frustration with that Happiness?
  12. Lectrys

    BH Balanced Hackmons

    How much does Simple really buff No Retreat, though? Even on low ladder, I've seen No Retreat get Spectral Thiefed all the time, and I believe I've seen it get Topsy-Turvyed once.
  13. Lectrys

    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    The Gen 8 Balanced Hackmons players are prompting this: Does Fur Coat (or, heck, Fluffy) boost Body Press?
  14. Lectrys

    Other Metagames [SS BH] magic cat - peaked #5

    I'm pretty sure you have 2 Speed EVs on your Mandibuzz for a reason, but what is that reason? Which mons does that importantly outspeed (possibly when they're paralyzed)?
  15. Lectrys

    BH Balanced Hackmons

    I may as well emphasize this post again--we have posts in the Research thread indicating that Choice Band and Hustle boost Body Press while Eviolite doesn't in the games:
  16. Lectrys

    Metagame Suicide Cup

    Curious why the Role Comp doesn't mention Perish Song at all. Is it just because all its currently available users have viability issues?
  17. Lectrys

    Metagame Suicide Cup

    Unintuitively given that Dynamax grants double the HP and increased-power attacks, it turns out that Dynamax actually has a useful role in this metagame. Its main uses are to conjure up Max Guards (i.e. buffed Protects) and break out of Taunt/Encore (I had last-mon Silvally win a 1-vs-1 against...
  18. Lectrys

    Metagame Suicide Cup

    Would Dugtrio or Mamoswine be the better Stealth Rock setter in a non-NatDex Court Change team? I believe they're the two best SR setters in the non-NatDex meta because Dugtrio is the fastest and has Arena Trap, while Mamoswine is the fastest setter with Oblivious (and is neutral to SR, while...
  19. Lectrys

    Metagame Trademarked [Leader's Choice]

    New in Gen 8 Trademarked: Defog removes terrains, therefore making terrain teams function not-so-well (and that's the sound of Hawlucha either using a trademark or going with White Herb): We swell folk get to merely switch in our Defog trademark guy and eliminate the terrain nonsense. How will...
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