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  1. MattL

    Pokémon Gyarados

    Edit: Due to the Dynamax ban in OU, a lot of the information in the original version of this post is now obsolete for OU. Dynamax is still allowed in National Dex OU, Ubers, non-Smogon formats, and so on, so the original post is in the spoiler tag at the bottom. Here are considerations for the...
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    Pokémon Appletun

    / --------- Base Stats: Level Up Moves: - [00] Headbutt - [01] Headbutt - [01] Recycle - [01] Withdraw - [01] Astonish - [01] Growth - [01] Sweet Scent - [04] Curse - [08] Stomp - [12] Leech Seed - [16] Protect - [20] Bullet Seed - [24] Recover - [28] Apple Acid - [32] Body Slam - [36]...
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    SPOILERS! [NEW DATAMINE] List of Movepool Changes

    Here are the lists. They are not necessarily complete. Please post if you see anything that is missing. List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4 List 1 was compiled from the datamine during Sword and Shield's release. Lists 2, 3, and 4 are compiled the February 13, 2020 datamine below. Here is a list of...
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    SPOILERS! Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon New Pokemon/Moves Info

    This thread is a one-stop shop for concise information regarding the new Pokémon, moves, and ability that's arriving with Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. For raw data dumps on move/trainer/story info, see the datamine thread. - New Pokémon - Ultra Necrozma Type: Psychic/Dragon Ability: Neuroforce...
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    Torrential Downpour - The Resurgence of Rain

    Approved by DHR-107 Overview Recently, rain has been forced to be a sub-archetype of offense. The removal of permanent weather caused it to become a niche style that, while sometimes very effective, was a bit more matchup based and less consistent. The temporary weather also causes defensive...
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    Remove people from conversations

    Searched the forum and scanned the first page and found nothing, so hopefully this hasn't been suggested already. I think that the creator of a conversation on Smogon should be able to manually remove people from that conversation. It'd be really convenient and I don't see any downsides to...
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    The Gossiper

    The Gossiper - The actual PS news outlet. That could be like the little slogan. The Gossiper is a spinoff of www.theonion.com and The Oddish article that The Smog did. I'm intending for this not to be a rip off of them though. Just like how an actual newspaper has categories for articles (eg...
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    Poll: Who has the coolest custom avatar?

    This poll is just for fun and the winner gets bragging rights, I suppose. FAQ Q: How do I get a custom avatar? A: Only staff members (global drivers and higher) and other special cases may have custom avatars, sorry. Zarel has to manually implement each custom avatar, so if everyone were...
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    Evolution of the Metagame

    It's inevitable. New sets, cores, and playstyles rise to popularity all the time as the metagame shifts and evolves. Pokemon rise and fall in viability when different things become popular and then fall out of popularity. This thread is for discussing how certain Pokemon, sets, cores, team...
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    Strategy & Metagame LC vs OU viability

    Co-authored by Goddess Briyella. The article title will be changed when we think of something better. What we're going to talk about in this article are evolution families and their differing viabilities. Specificially, we're going to talk about two things: 1) Pokemon who are top-tier LC pokes...
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    What are Checks and Counters?

    Ooooh okay, I've got another idea (and I'm pretty sure nobody's writing about this one yet)! I see this all the time, people asking what checks and counters are and/or people using the words "check" and "counter" completely incorrectly. You might think that this is not a topic that one could...
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    Strategy & Metagame From NU to OU

    The title of this thread isn't great. I'll think of something much better if I'm allowed to write this article. I want to talk about Pokemon who ended Gen 5 in NU but are almost certainly going to be OU at the beginning of Gen 6 (not just viable in OU but in a lower tier, but actually in the OU...
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