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  1. 2bainz

    Project OU Next Best Thing: Cycle 41 - Nidoking (Submissions)

    Keldeo @ Eject Button Ability: Justified EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Calm Mind - Scald - Secret Sword - Taunt Keldeo's biggest nemesis is Toxapex. So, pair it with Dugtrio, get hit with an errant Scald to get switched out, and then trap it to get rid...
  2. 2bainz

    Metagame On The Ubers Radar

    Just want to preface this post by saying I'm not the biggest Ubers player, but I wanted to weigh in on what I've read in this thread so far. Basically, it seems like there are 4 options for limiting Dynamax: 1. Clause saying Pokemon classified as Ubers cannot Dynamax. This seems unideal as OU...
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    Project OU Next Best Thing: Cycle 41 - Nidoking (Submissions)

    Hydreigon @ Haban Berry Ability: Levitate EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Taunt - Nasty Plot - Dark Pulse - Flash Cannon The idea behind this set is just to shut down bulky mons like Toxapex, Hippowdon, Ferrothorn and Corviknight (non-Body Press) with Taunt, boost...
  4. 2bainz

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion v3 (Usage in post #251)

    I don't know how people come up with this take all the time. Pokemon is a game where in every single format, whether it's singles or doubles, some mons will be inherently better and will see higher usage because the opportunity cost of not using them is too high. You can say the same about every...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    From the amount I've played so far, phys def Rotom-H seems one of the best checks to Zeraora (Life Orb CC does 41%, Overheat does 55-66% back), but it of course doesn't appreciate having it's item knocked off. Rocky Helmet Ferrothorn can chip it down and trade with non-Life Orb variants...
  6. 2bainz

    Sword & Shield **Official news only** DLC Crown Tundra 22nd October

    I sure hope so. They made the strongest Fairy type move in Light of Ruin, and then gave it to a mon they never planned to release? Very odd. Also, considering Original Color Magearna is the equivalent of a Shiny, why were we never able to use it in OU in Gen 7, when we can use Shiny Zacian in...
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    SPOILERS! [Crown Tundra!] List of Movepool Changes

    Don't know if Mence is coming back, but all three of these got Hurricane, Tornadus got Nasty Plot + Weather Ball, Rain Hurricane spam is gonna be very annoying to deal with. They really took away Megas and then gave this mon CC. And U-Turn?! It would've been so good with Scrappy CC/Facade/Quick...
  8. 2bainz

    Project OU Next Best Thing: Cycle 41 - Nidoking (Submissions)

    Hatterene (F) @ Assault Vest Ability: Magic Bounce EVs: 200 HP / 252 SpA / 56 Spe Modest Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Dazzling Gleam / Draining Kiss - Psychic - Mystical Fire - Nuzzle / Giga Drain A set I've run a bit following the Dynamax ban (RIP G-Max Smite), Assault Vest adds onto its...
  9. 2bainz

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion v3 (Usage in post #251)

    252+ Atk Life Orb Melmetal Rock Slide vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Rotom-Heat: 174-205 (57.2 - 67.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO 252+ Atk Life Orb Melmetal Rock Slide vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Rotom-Heat: 237-281 (98.3 - 116.5%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO You'd have to give up either Superpower/Body Press, EQ, or Thunder...
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    Project OU Next Best Thing: Cycle 41 - Nidoking (Submissions)

    I feel like the Choice Band set should already be on the analysis page, so I'll go with Bulk Up + 3 Attacks. Hard to choose though.
  11. 2bainz

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Usage Stats in post #581]

    Overall from the first two weeks of SPL, Dug is top 10 in usage and has a 53% win rate, comparable to Clefable (55%), Toxapex (54%) and Rotom-H (53%), and higher than Corviknight, Dragapult, Hydreigon, among others. (link) Still a very small sample size, but progressively as the ladder goes up...
  12. 2bainz

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Usage Stats in post #581]

    Just because Dugtrio doesn't see as much usage on lower ladder shouldn't factor into the discussion at all. High ladder and tournament play should be what's used when determining if something is broken or over-centralizing, because if a Pokemon is exceptional there it will be due to the mon...
  13. 2bainz

    Tournament SPL XI: OU Discussion

    Not too unexpected of a Top 10, similar to how the high ladder usage stats have been, although Clefable at 67% is still a bit surprising. Didn't expect Kommo-o being tied at 10th place, with a high winrate too, most running the Body Press/Stealth Rock set. Not to harp on Dugtrio too much, as...
  14. 2bainz

    Resource SS OU Viability Ranking Thread [Pre-DLC]

    A+ ---> S I think Dragapult deserves consideration for S tier. With at least 3 viable sets, being Choice Specs, Sub Disable Hex, and Physical Dragon Dance, it can easily fit on teams of varying playstyles. Its faster than the entire unboosted metagame (even with a neutral Speed nature, only...
  15. 2bainz

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Usage Stats in post #581]

    This is a great list, I'm also looking forward to seeing the usage stats for this past month. Given that Dynamax wasn't banned until midway Dec, and not implemented on PS for a couple days after that, some mons like Gyarados, Togekiss, Ditto, etc. will likely have their usage inflated a bit...
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    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    Too early to say on Kyurem, but 660 BST and good coverage might be too much for the tier when you consider the big drop-off in overall power after Dexit. I think it'd be tough for any new ice types considering the higher cut-off for OU this gen, being 4.52% instead the previous 3.41%. Mamoswine...
  17. 2bainz

    Resource Simple Questions, Simple Answers Thread

    1. The most used Ice types in UU as of most recent usage stats were Mamoswine, Weavile, Cloyster, Avalugg and Frosmoth. I've seen a handful of Mamo and Cloyster on the ladder, so it seems those are the most likely ones. 2. With 660 BST, great coverage with Ice Beam, Earth Power and Freeze-Dry...
  18. 2bainz

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion v2 [Usage Stats in post #581]

    So not necessarily a sleeper pick here, but a mon that has put in a lot of work for me is Toxtricity. Toxtricity @ Choice Specs Ability: Punk Rock EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Modest Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Overdrive - Boomburst - Sludge Wave / Snarl - Volt Switch (Punk Rock boost isn't...
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