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  1. Finchinator

    Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 6 - Fireball

    Hey everyone, the OU tiering council has decided to retest Cinderace. Cinderace was initially quickbanned from SS OU after proving to be consistently problematic in the metagame. After a month and change of post-Cinderace and Magearna adjustments, including a lots of recent metagame shifts...
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    Proposal Replacement picks ("sellbacks") in Smogon Snake Draft

    Context: A player was drafted for Smogon Snake Draft IV and then traded promptly. Upon arriving in his new team's chat, this player has approximately one line over ~2 weeks despite managers reaching out to him on numerous occasions. While I do believe this team should get a replacement pick, I...
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    The NU Open IX - Finals [Won by Davon]

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, I wish you the best...
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    The NU Open IX - Semifinal

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, I wish you the best...
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    SS OU WCOP Magearna Balance

    Introduction Hey guys, here is a team I used in the SS OU metagame prior to the recent bans with a great deal of success. In particular, I used it in WCOP vs SoulWind and a lot on the ladder afterwards. I wanted to showcase it so there is some lasting memory of the early post-DLC metagame as I...
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    The NU Open IX - Round 7

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, I wish you the best...
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    The NU Open IV - Round 6

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, I wish you the best...
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    The NU Open IX - Round 5

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, I wish you the best...
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    Announcement SS OU Suspect Process, Round 5 - Voter Identification Thread

    Only post in this thread if you meet the requirements to vote on Magearna. These requirements are the following: All games must be played on the Pokemon Showdown! OU ladder on a new alt with the following format: "OUTU (nickname)" For example, I might register the alt OUTU Finch to ladder with...
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    Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 5 - Switching Gears

    Hey everyone, the OU tiering council has decided to suspect test Magearna. Magearna has been one of the strongest Pokemon in SS OU ever since it was released during DLC 1: Isle of Armor. With a versatile movepool -- including new moves like Trick, Draining Kiss, and Stored Power, superb...
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    The NU Open IX - Round 4

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, I wish you the best...
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    The NU Open IX - Round 3

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players blarghlfarghl and Skelos. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a...
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    The NU Open IX - Round 2

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players blarghlfarghl and Skelos. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a...
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    Resource SS OU Viability Ranking Thread

    art by tiki | VR OP credit goes to PK Gaming | thread run by Finchinator Welcome to the second official (first post-DLC) SS OU Viability Rankings thread. In this thread, we as a community will be ranking every single usable Pokemon into "tiers." You're encouraged to post your thoughts and...
  15. Finchinator

    The NU Open IX - Round 1

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players blarghlfarghl and Skelos. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a...
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    Resource SS OU Sample Teams (Updated on: Sep 5)

    Hosted by Finchinator and the OU moderation team | updated for DLC: Isle of Armor With the new metagame giving us so many new Pokemon and strategies to explore, we decided to share some sample teams for everyone to try out in the early stages of the metagame. To get the importable of the team...
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    Announcement Smogon Charity Bowl and DLC Announcements

    Hey guys, I hope everyone is enjoying the release of DLC 1: Isle of Armor. If you are playing competitively with all of our new toys or in-game exploring the Isle of Armor itself, now is a great time for Pokemon and the entire OU moderation team is wishing you all the best. On Smogon, we are...
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    The NU Open IX - Signups

    Welcome to the ninth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since Nobody won the NU Open over established players blarghlfarghl and Skelos. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar Silvally. Whether you're a veteran or a...
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    SS OU Suspect Process - Round 4, Voting

    Voting on Dracovish. List of qualified voters (205): Inka Coca watermess suapah Astamatitos Flip The Switch Alexander. IPF Vextal Zygardeban serginho1 Raiza StepC xDanyul spatulakun kokogara TheSkyAboveUs Decem Givrix imjustgray H.M.N.I.P Mob Barley Dark Nikuman Teclis snakeindagrass Pendulum...
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    BW Cup VI - Finals [Won by Mana]

    BW Cup VI - Round 9 ...and we are back with everyone's favorite weather and trapper infested metagame! Tournament Rules: General tournament rules and regulations can be found here. Smogon Classic rules can be read here Standard BW OU Best of three, single elimination. Battles should take...
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