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  1. Hogg

     np: SS UU Stage 7 - Hungry Like the Wolf (DLC2 plans - see post #68)

    Jirachi is a fading memory, and this post-OLT shift also saw some other big shake-ups, including our favorite big metal bird flying off to the greener pastures of OU. As the meta has settled over the past couple of weeks, one threat in particular has been cementing itself as particularly...
  2. Hogg

     np: SS UU Stage 6: Lucky Star (Jirachi BANNED & Chansey UNBANNED)

    The post-DLC months have been a whirlwind, between the myriad of new threats and the re-testing of UUBL, but now it's time to settle back in with another suspect test. And this time it's everyone's favorite shining star on the chopping block: Jirachi! Jirachi has proved to be a controversial...
  3. Hogg

    SS UU New Boot Goofin'

    (required viewing) :mienshao: :slowking: :blissey: :skarmory: :palossand: :rotom-mow: (click for import) Introduction Since Boots are the Controversial Topic du jour but most of the conversation has been hovering around its impact on OU tiers, I thought I'd share the Boots team I've been most...
  4. Hogg

    Smogon Charity Bowl Playoffs - Won by suapah

    SMOGON CHARITY BOWL (Thanks to brightobject for the logo!) Systemic racism and police violence have destroyed innumerable lives and communities. While the world faces a global pandemic, the United States is dealing with a pandemic of its own, one born out of a long history of racist policing...
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     Smogon Charity Bowl

    SMOGON CHARITY BOWL (Thanks to brightobject for the logo!) Systemic racism and police violence have destroyed innumerable lives and communities. While the world faces a global pandemic, the United States is dealing with a pandemic of its own, one born out of a long history of racist policing...
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    SS UU Suspect Process - Stage 4 (Haxorus)

    :ss/haxorus: Voting on Haxorus List of qualified voters: Freeroamer Juuno Lilburr solonor24 SCBLOL26 Amane Misa pattek Giannis Antetokommo-o Anish Panther-T Above & Beyond sparrow Cynde Sabella Xiri Starfire06 Socrates1O1 Stareal Its all RNG KSt3ve TheFranklin King Troller Ramolost SOMALIA Eo...
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    SS UU Stage 4 Voting Identification Thread

    :sm/haxorus: Post in this thread if you meet the requirements needed to vote on Haxorus. The requirements are as follows: All games must be played on the Pokemon Showdown! UU ladder on a fresh alt with the following format: "UUH4 (Nick)." You must meet the listed format in order to qualify...
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     np: SS UU Stage 4: Heads Will Roll (Haxorus banned; Drizzle banned too, see post #57)

    That's right, folks, it's suspect time yet again, and in an ironic role reversal this time it's Haxorus on the chopping block. Haxorus has been on the radar for almost the entirety of UU. With an excellent Speed tier, a fantastic ability in Mold Breaker and access to new moves in First...
  9. Hogg

    The World Cup of Pokemon 2020 - Captain Signups

    The World Cup of Pokemon 2020 Hosted by Hogg and kjdaas, logo by LifeisDANK This is the thread to sign up for World Cup captaincy. This is going up prior to player sign-ups so that hosts can have some idea of what teams will be competing this year. If you want to lead a team this year you...
  10. Hogg

    Tournament UULT Laddering Teams

    UULT Laddering Teams (UULT Week 1 Thread) Introduction With the first week of the UnderUsed Ladder Tour (UULT) underway, many players will be hitting the ladder in hopes of securing one of the four weekly playoff slots. This thread is meant to serve both as a team dump for those who need one...
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    Drought in Lower Tiers

    For anyone who has been following the discussion in UU, Drought teams have become a serious issue in the tier. It has been completely taking over the ladder and tournament games, and with UULT coming up next week as our next big circuit tour it's a real concern. This has been a growing issue for...
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    SS UU Suspect Process - Stage 3, Mamoswine

    :ss/mamoswine: Voting on Mamoswine List of qualified voters: Sabella Sage Lilburr Freeroamer SCBLOL26 CBU Adrift and Alone Twilight Accelgor Abyssal Ruins 100percentpureheat Slowpoke92i GunGunJ DugZa Elias PSY Red King Adaam Typhlosion48 Amane Misa kythr Artmagic. Skip The Drip Tenebricite...
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     np: SS UU Stage 3: As the World Falls Down (Venusaur banned, see post 110)

    After three and a half months and the collapse of civilization, the UU Council has determined that UU is ready to exit its Beta period! What does this mean? Well, now that we are out of Beta, we will no longer be holding council-based voting slates. Instead, we will move toward public suspects...
  14. Hogg

    SS UU Caged Bird

    OVERVIEW: While most people have focused on HO and setup spam in this early ladder, I’ve mostly been veering toward stall and semistall. I’m finding it a really consistent playstyle right now, with Unaware in particular being an incredibly useful tool to help deal with the myriad setup sweepers...
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    Sword and Shield Tiering Announcements

    All tiering decisions for official Sword and Shield tiers will be documented here. Tier Leaders: At the conclusion of any suspect test or council vote, please update the relevant post for your tier. Please make sure to include what was suspected, the date of the vote, the vote results...
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     np SS UU Stage 0 - All I Want for Christmas is UU (UU Alpha is live!)

    Sword & Shield UU Alpha is live! The waiting is over - with our first month of stats out, UU Alpha has finally been released! UU will remain in its alpha period for one month. During this period, there will be no suspects and no bans. Just have fun and try things out! Aegislash moved from New...
  17. Hogg

     Tiering for Generation 8

    Hello, all! With our first set of usage stats coming out tomorrow, I wanted to give everyone an idea of how we plan to implement lower tiers this generation. First, a major change: after much discussion, Smogon is adjusting its usage threshold for Generation 8 to 4.52%, using unweighted...
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    Smogon Gameday

    Announcing our new foray into live coverage and game analysis: Smogon Gameday! Join our rotating cast of live commentators as they feature play-by-play commentary and analysis on ongoing games, interview players, discuss future tournaments and highlight notable games from the week. Tune in to...
  19. Hogg

    USUM UU Suspect Process - Stage 10.5, Voting

    Voting on Drizzle and Drought List of qualified voters: faded love InfernoDolphin73 Scizorphobic Wigglytuff Moutemoute Gorfield maroon Aishia Amukamara Ticken Stoward vivalospride Freeroamer Pais MS3D Jirachirite Xizaaa Twilight Odd Della Robbia Jaajgko LightScreener Amane Misa Cam The Amphy...
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    Live Tournament Coverage

    For the 2019 official tour cycle, the TD team has been working pretty closely with various folks from other areas of the site in an effort to make the overall tour experience better. Some of these things have been happening behind the scenes, while others are a bit more public, like the...
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