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    Metagame NP: NU Stage 5.2 - Dancing in the Moonlight [Council Vote - Post #54]

    :ss/cresselia: We recently conducted a NU Community Survey in which we asked the community for their thoughts on the metagame. From the data we collected, an overwhelming majority of competitive players thought Mienshao (4.17/5) and Cresselia (3.96/5) are too much for NU to handle. As a...
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    Announcement SS NU Suspect Process, Round 2 - Voter Identification Thread

    :ss/pangoro: :ss/bewear: :ss/pangoro: Only post in this thread if you meet the requirements to vote on Bewear and Pangoro. These requirements are the following: All games must be played on the Pokemon Showdown! NU ladder on a new alt with the following format: "NUPB (nickname)" For example, I...
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    Metagame Council Minutes - NU Edition

    Hey everybody, the NU community has seemed to slow down a bit and people have many questions about what is going on. The council is planning on working on this following the current suspect. This thread will be used to explain things we talk about in order to keep the community in the loop more...
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    Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 9 - Old Town Road

    Hey Kebab mlml we are testing Spectrier Spectrier has been an extremely restrictive presence for teambuilding due to its offensive prowess, set up opportunity and incredibly high speed. The horse boasts an incredible base 145 Special Attack, the third highest out of any Pokémon allowed in OU...
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    SM NU FLASHBACK

    Introduction This is the team I used vs FLCL in Snake Phase 1. I feel like this team is a really good representation of the current SM NU meta with some cool ideas thrown in to account for the latest meta trends and whatnot. Overall, a really solid, balanced team with a standard structure...
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    Forum banned users still being allowed to play tournaments

    This thread is to talk about users banned from Smogon forums (not being allowed to view threads or post on their account) while still being able to participate in tournaments they were in prior to their ban. Individual tier sub-sections should be allowed to determine their own policy regarding...
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    SM NU You Can Be King

    Introduction This idea actually came up when I was thinking of stuff to build for SPL. A certain user (forgot who) showed a strong weakness to Ice Types so I considered an extreme ice spam type of build, and here we are. Since the mon I was building around originally was Ice Cream, I used that...
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    SM NU At Least It Was Here

    Introduction So the idea for this team came about when meepsvictory and I were theory crafting a team to use again Rodriblutar. Looking at his past teams, RestTalk Malamar seemed to be very effective vs his fatter style builds so I started with it. The issue with Malamar in NU is that a ton of...
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    [Monotype/Dark] Bisharp [QC 3/3] [GP 2/2] Done!

    QC: Eien / afd / scpinion GP: P Squared / piikachuu [OVERVIEW] **Dark:** Bisharp is a threatening Pokemon in the ORAS Monotype metagame due to the buffing of Knock Off, its strongest STAB move, priority with Sucker Punch, its strong STAB Iron Head, and its access to Swords Dance, which...
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    Monotype Seeded Tournament [Round 3]:

    stole most of the wording from rozes special thanks to Isa for making bracket approved etc Standard tour rules: This will be a single elimination, best of 3 tournament. All games will be played in the current ORAS Monotype metagame, following all standard clauses. Standard tournament rules...
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    Monotype Seeded Tour

    op stolen from rozes approved by scpinion Monotype Seeded Tour We've never done a seeded tour here before, but an example is the nu seeded tour. But first of all the standard rules: This will be a single elimination, best of 3 tournament. All games will be played in the current ORAS...
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    Monotype Events

    1. Introduction What is this? This is a private room on PS! acting as a sub branch of the main Monotype room where there are many Monotype related events. How can I join? This room is public, meaning anyone from anywhere on PS! is able to join. Of course, we still follow the same rules as the...
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    Mono Player of the Week #6: Arifeen

    approved by scpinion based off of other potws Hello everyone and welcome to the sixth installment of Monotype's Player of the Week! (credits to Acast for banner (:) This week, I have a Monotype room voice and all around great player; Arifeen! Like every other forum that does this, this'll be...
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    ORAS NU La Perla - Sash Spam Offense

    La Perla - Lax "A Sash-Spam Offense Team" ***mfw apparently its some weird brand, it was a song name from a while ago, oops :d Introduction: For those that don't know me, I'm known as "Lax" or "Laxuy" on smog and ps respectively. I did some mono stuff in the past but I've been really enjoying...
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    Mono Player of the Week #5: balto

    approved by scpinion based off of other potws Hello everyone and welcome to the fifth installment of Monotype's Player of the Week! (credits to Acast for banner (:) This week, I have a Monotype room voice, youtuber, and all around great player; balto! Like every other forum that does this...
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    Mono Player of the Week #4: all falls down

    approved by scpinion based off of other potws Hello everyone and welcome to the fourth installment of Monotype's Player of the Week! (credits to Acast for banner (:) This week, I have a Monotype room moderator and respected player, all falls down! Creator of the easily spammable HO Steel...
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    Monotype Teambuilding Competition Week #6: Dragalge + Beedrill

    approved by scpinion stole a ton from RU Teambuilding Comp love u DKFirelord (fancy banner soon) Hello and welcome to the Monotype edition of the Teambuilding Competition! The goal of this project is to observe and better understand how experienced Mono players go about building their teams...
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    Mono Player of the Week #3: scpinion

    approved by scpinion based off of other potws Hello everyone and welcome to the third installment of Monotype's Player of the Week! (credits to Acast for banner (:) This week, I have the Monotype RO, scpinion! Most, if not all, of you probably know him as a good player as well as our RO on...
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    Mono Player of the Week #2: ArkenCiel

    approved by scpinion based off of other potws Hello everyone and welcome to the second installment of Monotype's Player of the Week! (credits to Acast for banner (:) This week, I have a very well known player by the name of ArkenCiel! He is an amazing player and is also a moderator in the...
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    Mono Player of the Week #1: Pk-Kaiser / Barian

    approved by scpinion based off of other potws Hello everyone and welcome to the first installment of Monotype's Player of the Week! (credits to Acast for banner (:) This week, I have a very well known player by the name of Barian, or his old name Pk-Kaiser! He is a very good player that'll...
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