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  1. ck49

    Announcement Smogon VGC 2021 Tournaments Planning Thread (Updated: Read the OP)

    Already told some friends about dodrio cup. It's probably one of my favorite VGC events so I'm excited to play in it. If you advertise it effectively I'm sure you can get a decent number of people to enter - victory road hosted the last one and managed to get 50+ teams in 2019.
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    Resource VGC Series 7 Metagame Discussion and Resources Thread (Viability Rankings Post #2)

    The difference is if your opponent wants to KO it they have to click max ground and not max steelspike - it's got a pretty high base defense. If they're not clicking steelspike then regigigas is KOing things. It's probably a C tier mon, but it's also significantly better than a horrible...
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    Resource VGC Series 7 Metagame Discussion and Resources Thread (Viability Rankings Post #2)

    Given that Regigigas is completely reliant on Weezing (and not necessarily vis-versa), shouldn't they both be in the same tier?
  4. ck49

    Long time lurker here! Very first post, and first steps into competitive Pokémon, need help on my team if possible!

    Please don’t do this it’s an awful idea. Tapu Fini has calm mind, it’s easy to get up if you position well. The meta game is mostly physical attackers and there’s two Pokémon on the field, one which is probably physical at least. This isn’t singles, you can’t just give Pokémon stats in one...
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    Long time lurker here! Very first post, and first steps into competitive Pokémon, need help on my team if possible!

    The team seems fine. The metagame is just starting to take shape and these are all good Pokemon. It looks pretty similar to a lot of standard teams. A couple things I'd note. First off, Pokemon are level 50 so if your EV total is divisible by 8 you're wasting 4 EVs. On Glastrier, 248 HP and 244...
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    VGC: Ask a Simple Question, Get a Simple Answer

    Just a heads up, it doesn't get Tailwind in this generation.
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    SS Random Battle - Dynamax Voting

    Dynamax: Do Not Ban
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    SS Random Battle Suspect Process - Dynamax

    I think this is an important aspect that might be overlooked. I think a version of the meta where dynamax leads to rewarding gameplay exists with some tinkering, but that's hard to say without experimenting. As it stands, dynamax is likely ban-worthy, but this could very well be simply due to...
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    Pending Add VGC search term for /ds and similar queries

    With the release of home, VGC and Smogon rulesets not only have different allowed Pokemon, but also varying movepools. There are existing search terms for Smogon tiers, including smogon doubles tiers. This would be a huge quality of life improvement for anyone teambuilding in VGC.
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    VGC First VGC Team of the Year!

    Generally speaking your team looks strong defensively but doesn't have the speed control necessary to utilize the offensive mons you're using. Braviary isn't a good TW mon because of the new mechanics. If your tailwind setter isn't fast you're basically giving up a turn of tailwind. I also...
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    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    One more niche Eiscue mechanic. If your opponent breaks ice face with (physical) max hailstorm, you do not regenerate ice face from the hail being set up. This implies hail is set before ice face is lost.
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    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    It gains it back as soon as it switches in.
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    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Adding to this. Finally found an eiscue so I can test. Ice face will restore if you switch eiscue in while there's hail, even if it's been restored earlier in the battle. Ice face can regenerate multiple times without switching out, provided hail stops and restarts.
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    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Some questions about items: If I used a multi target move (namely Rock Slide) and am holding blunder policy, do I have to miss one target or all targets for it to activate? If I'm holding throat spray and use a sound move into protect, does it still activate? What if it fails (say, due to no...
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    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Is this true of other damage boosting abilities? For example, would Hustle increase dynamax moves?
  16. ck49

    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    There’s a discussion on Japanese VGC twitter that the odds of double protects may have increased. Has anyone looked into that?
  17. ck49

    The NFL Fantasy Football Thread, 2019-20 Season

    And, apparently, the kickers. Also, this gave me a heart attack, but thankfully it was only a yard.
  18. ck49

    The NFL Fantasy Football Thread, 2019-20 Season

    I'm in absolute shock. I was down 6.5 with a minute to go and Will Lutz just dropped 7 points. Craziest fantasy ending I've seen.
  19. ck49

    The NFL Fantasy Football Thread, 2019-20 Season

    I know you might end up beating me this week (despite the fact I'm on pace to score 140. wtf) but never doubt a Hawkeye TE.
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