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  1. Marzbar

    Metagame np: SS DOU stage 0: Begin Again | Beat Up banned

    Is Gravsleep banned or not? On Showdown it won't let me use it and the rules on this thread list it under the clauses. But this thread says it was unbanned by the council and would be revisited if need be, which it so far hasn't been so far as I can tell. So....??
  2. Marzbar

    VGC (Anti) Trick Room versatility (Weezing oriented team)

    Just some quick feedback after skim reading it. Both Weezing and Shiinotic have poor offensive stats and should not be used as special attackers. They are defensive and supporter Pokémon respectively. Weezing is also not that reliable under trick room because many Pokémon are slower than it...
  3. Marzbar

    On The Radar Vol. 2 [See Post #336]

    Your pastebin document is nice and all but I don’t know why you’re running Earthquake damage calcs for everything. The idea is to switch in to a choice locked stab attack. Your opponent is not going to predict switches 100% of the time and just click Earthquake every turn. I respectfully bow...
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    On The Radar Vol. 2 [See Post #336]

    I already addressed your counter argument because I knew you’d throw it at me. If people refuse to put the above mentioned Pokémon on their team to deal with G-Darm, either because they don’t like those Pokémon or because they are too stubborn to change their ways, and therefore they struggle...
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    On The Radar Vol. 2 [See Post #336]

    I would like to argue that Galarian Darmanitan (and similarly Dracovish) are actually healthy for the metagame due to creating a huge and welcome variety in the metagame. You can argue they are centralizing, but I would like to point out that they are quite the opposite. And that’s because of...
  6. Marzbar

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    I’m still concerned and confused about this luck-based argument regarding Moody. It really doesn’t make sense. It’s seems like people just don’t like playing against it. What about a set like Sniper Drapion with Scope Lens and Night Slash/Cross Poison. You’re basically relying on a 50/50 coin...
  7. Marzbar

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    Yes, yes I do.... right here in this thread. My argument was based on the use of “luck” as a reason to ban Moody, and the use of “having to include counterplay in your team” as the other popular excuse. Neither are solid reasons when you apply them to other things. Okay sure, hyper offense may...
  8. Marzbar

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    Good reply and counterpoints. A few comments: I would also argue that Moody has competitive merit like your explanation for Focus Blast etc, and it’s basically the only way to make Glalie and Octillery competitive. So from that stand point, it has competitive merit if you want to use those...
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    Arcanine for a start. But you also have a heap of Water and Ghost types who learn Haze that would do the trick. And Galarian Weezing straight up negates Moody AND has Haze.
  10. Marzbar

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    I notice most arguments about Moody are repeating that the strategy is luck based, not skill based. And there seems to be a lot of negativity regarding “luck”. But I want to remind everyone that the entire Pokémon battling mechanic is based on luck, and you’re never going to be able to remove it...
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    I just think sometimes there needs to be someone advocating for NOT banning things, which is what I’m doing. People get attacked by the masses whenever we have an opinion that involves not banning things. Darkrai’s strongest and only STAB is Dark Pulse FFs... the thing’s not that OP! I hope it...
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    This sort of mentality is a problem too. Okay we’ve banned Dynamax. Now what else can we ban? And when something does get banned, it remains banned just because it has a reputation, regardless of what happens to the evolving metagame and whether it would actually be fine to unban. A classic...
  13. Marzbar

    Pokémon Durant

    Okay but you’ll be switching out afterwards because you’ll be locked into a move you can’t use... unless you’re Dynamaxing?
  14. Marzbar

    Pokémon Dragapult

    Does flying type coverage in Acrobatics actually benefit Dragapult at all in any key matchups? I can’t think of anything.... so not sure what the point is. But the herb idea is cool.
  15. Marzbar

    Pokémon Durant

    Not sure you should have First Impression on a Choice Scarf set. Doesn’t make any sense.
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    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    Try using Infiltrator and Dragon Tail over Cursed Body and Darts. Stops things setting up on you and you can phase them through a substitute. And also move the Atk EVs to HP for bulk, for allowing more chances at setting up screens.
  17. Marzbar

    Mechanics Sword & Shield Battle Mechanics Research

    Very niche item then. Perhaps it could be amusing to Trick/Switcheroo it onto an opposing Swift Swim Pokémon.... Should also be useful to equip to a Dry Skin pokemon so it can still switch into water attacks but won’t take damage from Strong Sunlight. Question I still haven’t seen answered...
  18. Marzbar

    Metagame SS OU Metagame Discussion (Usage stats in post #944)

    Banning Dynamax will also cripple all weather based teams apart from Sand. Rain will be left with only Pelipper, and Sun doesn’t fair much better either with 2 subpar drought users. Dynamaxing is crazy but it does open up a lot of strategies with terrains and weather, and they will be sorely...
  19. Marzbar

    Pokémon Appletun

    I’m pretty sure it’s been confirmed that Ripen doubles the Leftovers recovery. Multiple people have tested it. It heals 1/8th total HP instead of 1/16th
  20. Marzbar

    SS OU Double Barrier Offense

    Yep, Screens Dragapult is solid, especially with the bulk investment. No point in investing in attack. I really wish Flygon was good, I honestly do. Maybe with screens support and speed control it can dance and sweep, who knows, but if you’re doing that and going to so much effort, you start...
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