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  1. Ropeburn

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Frankly, I think Genesect is a broken mon to the core. Genesect has no true "counter". Of course, you could say something like Heatran is a counter, but realistically when can you get it in for free without Genesect just U-turn'ing out into their Landorus-T, Dugtrio, or Garchomp, or etc? That's...
  2. Ropeburn

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    You could try Jirachi. It can provide Wish support, has access to U-turn, and is a great blanket check to a lot of stuff in the meta right now. Really great pokemon, but it suffers from all the STAB U-turners in the tier right now, but who doesn't.
  3. Ropeburn

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    In my personal opinion, the reason that Kingdra rises above Raichu-A in practice is because: - It has far better bulk: (Kingdra with 75/95/95 defenses and Raichu with 60/50/85) and a fantastic typing both offensively and defensively. Water/Dragon is one of the best STAB's in the game as it...
  4. Ropeburn

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Aegislash was banned for being incredibly overcentralizing, consistently forcing 50/50s because of King's Shield, was capable of running a myriad of sets who all had unique counters, and having effectively 50/150/150/150/150/60 base stats thanks to the Stance Changes. If we banned pokemon for...
  5. Ropeburn

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Tapu Lele is pretty straight bullshit. 95 Speed isn't great, but it has to have one of the most bullshit abilities for Psychic types ever. You come in, get a kill, switch out, and do it later on. Focus Blast, Moonblast and Psychic have such incredible coverage, that unless you're running...
  6. Ropeburn

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    I don't think Bronzong has any place in this meta right now. He has no recovery, no offensive presence, is total and complete setup bait, and competes for a team slot alongside stuff like Jirachi, Ferrothorn, Heatran, Celesteela, Skarmory, etc. He's just this weight on your team's momentum that...
  7. Ropeburn

    Metagame Mega Evolution in Sun & Moon

    So Gamefreak removed most of the more "balanced" mega evolutions (Tyranitar, Heracross, Ampharos, etc.) but still had the strength of mind to make sure Mega Rayquaza continued to be the most bullshit 'mon in existence. This and the Gengar nerf just seem so out of left field. I assume they'll...
  8. Ropeburn

    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread

    Yeah, I don't really see either really having a huge splash in OU. Both lack any recovery and don't really have much offensive presence- The Memory Disk items it needs to change types don't give it STAB bonuses like the plates do for Arceus. That being said, they're both going to be excellent...
  9. Ropeburn

    Gen 6 ORAS OU Good Cores

    This is an old core I used to play with in early ORAS, and have really enjoyed lately. Figured I'd break my hiatus with throwing up one of my favorite cores that still works quite well. Hope it gives you some ideas: Notable threats: Weavile, Lati@s, Azumarill, Charizard-X, Heracross...
  10. Ropeburn

    Awesome. I need to get around to picking him up again because he's really fun.

    Awesome. I need to get around to picking him up again because he's really fun.
  11. Ropeburn

    Much respect for the Zhong Kui avatar.

    Much respect for the Zhong Kui avatar.
  12. Ropeburn

    Resource ORAS Good Cores (Check Post #714)

    After coming back after a long hiatus, I was surprised to find that Mega Heracross had dropped so far since the end of XY, and set out to prove his worth. Sets I typically run: So what makes this core so strong? -This core centers around Mega Heracross, who is an incredible wallbreaker, yet...
  13. Ropeburn

    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    I've been holding onto this one for a while, and maybe now isn't the most opportune time thanks to the release of Hoopa, but I figured I'd put it out there: (A-) ------> (A) Jirachi is really great right now. I've been using Scarf, SubCM, and Sp.Def to a lot of success lately, but I feel like...
  14. Ropeburn

    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    Hoopa-U is absolutely fantastic so far. I've actually had some success with Assault Vest so far. AV and some investment in bulk gives him safe switch-ins to Latios and Starmie: 252 SpA Life Orb Latios Draco Meteor vs. +1 0 HP / 0 SpD Hoopa: 148-175 (49.1 - 58.1%) 252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro...
  15. Ropeburn

    Mega-Salamence: considering a quick ban (Don't ask for the thread to be closed!)

    Mega Salamence is way too much for this tier to handle. I understand giving it the benefit of the doubt, but this thing is a walking bag of centralization. If we had just quick banned it around the start of the meta, then we would have a few months experience to start weeding out obvious...
  16. Ropeburn

    I'm back. Here is my Pokemon X Friend Code: 2638-0197-4375

    I'm back. Here is my Pokemon X Friend Code: 2638-0197-4375
  17. Ropeburn

    Hey, sure I can hatch it for you. Just lemme know when you're on again and we can exchange the...

    Hey, sure I can hatch it for you. Just lemme know when you're on again and we can exchange the details.
  18. Ropeburn

    Other ORAS Mega Speculation Thread (NO talk about potential bans NOR Aegislash)

    Mega Metagross is looking to be a powerhouse once its gets an agility/Rock Polish off, but I still think it suffers from the fact that it can only cover so much without being hard countered by other pokemon. You can't run Zen Headbutt, Ice Punch, Earthquake, Rock Slide, Thunderpunch, Meteor Mash...
  19. Ropeburn

    Other ORAS Mega Speculation Thread (NO talk about potential bans NOR Aegislash)

    Believe me, I have a mighty thirst for a fast U-turning bug in OU, but this thing is really underwhelming. It gets 2HKO'd by any priority, gets forced out by landorus-t (one of the most popular pokemon in the tier right now), and has so much competition for the mega slot that I don't see much of...
  20. Ropeburn

    Other ORAS Mega Speculation Thread (NO talk about potential bans NOR Aegislash)

    If the mega evolution of your team isn't the center piece or doesn't contribute to the center piece, then I don't consider that a good mega. I dunno, I just don't see a frail bug doing well in OU, especially when there are so many pokemon that shit on him.
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