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  1. Akumeoy

    Project Metagame Workshop

    You would need to find a way to designate what aspect of the other Pokemon you're borrowing. In your example, how would Showdown know to copy Snorlax's attack, rather than (say) its Special Defense? I can imagine doing this by mandating that Linoone immediately follow Snorlax in your lineup...
  2. Akumeoy

    Metagame Pokébilities

    Oh hey, I remember liking this meta. I wish my man Breloom was available this gen, but oh well. At least Excadrill's starting off banned. Since shnowshner pretty much covered all of the new mons this gen, I'll go through and see what got new tech this time around. Slowbro (and Slowking I...
  3. Akumeoy

    Project OM Theorymon: On Hiatus (See Post #131)

    Submission Start Regigigas @ Mental Herb Ability: Prankster EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Ingrain - Substitute - Minimize - Baton Pass With Neutralizing Gas putting the kibosh on things like Prankster Haze, Unaware, and Imposter, it seems like Pure...
  4. Akumeoy

    Project OM Theorymon: On Hiatus (See Post #131)

    Submission Start Inteleon @ Choice Specs Ability: Sniper EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature - Surging Strikes - Water Shuriken - Ice Beam / Ice Shard / Sucker Punch - Flip Turn / Sucker Punch Sniper Surging Strikes is a nuke coming off of Inteleon's great Special Attack, and with...
  5. Akumeoy

    Metagame Inheritance

    Here's a pretty good stallbreaker Zarude set that, I think, should warrant adding Centiskorch to its donors in the viability rankings. Zarude @ Leftovers Ability: Flash Fire EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Adamant / Jolly Nature - Power Whip - Knock Off - Fire Lash - Coil The...
  6. Akumeoy

    Project OM Theorymon: On Hiatus (See Post #131)

    Other ideas: Aegislash @ Venusaurite Ability: Stance Change --> Thick Fat EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD Calm Nature - Leech Seed - Synthesis - King's Shield - Shadow Ball Not as good now that Lopunnite is so splashable, but at least King's Shield can scout. Archeops @ Lopunnite Ability...
  7. Akumeoy

    Project OM Theorymon: On Hiatus (See Post #131)

    what is mnm i am not good with computer Start submission Tapu Lele @ Cameruptite Ability: Psychic Surge --> Sheer Force EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Modest Nature - Psychic - Moonblast - Fire Blast - Earth Power / Focus Blast This set should speak for itself, hopefully. With lots of new...
  8. Akumeoy

    Project Metagame Workshop

    The difference with Mean Look, Block, etc. is that once one party switches out or faints, the opponent will no longer trapped, since those aren't self-trapping moves. If you get an Ingrain/No Retreat off on an opponent and then faint or (with Shed Shell) switch out, they're trapped until you...
  9. Akumeoy

    Project Metagame Workshop

    MIRROR, MIRROR Metagame premise: Whenever a Pokemon uses a move, their opponent immediately uses that same move. Mirrored moves are not, themselves, mirrored. They don't go back and forth forever. A Pokemon is able to mirror a move even if their move selection is hindered (i.e. a Pokemon...
  10. Akumeoy

    Project OM Theorymon: On Hiatus (See Post #131)

    Submission Start Steely Knives (Porygon-Z) @ Life Orb Ability: Adaptability EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature - Ice Beam - Thunderbolt - Shadow Ball - Nasty Plot The standard defensive counterplay for Porygon-Z was always to focus on resisting its two STABs (through typing or...
  11. Akumeoy

    Metagame Shared Power

    Oh cool, Leader's Choice. I haven't figured out the optimal sets for this, but I think a FEAR strategy (to recap: a Level 1 mon that users Endeavor and Leech Seed in conjunction with Sturdy to cheese out KOs) could actually be viable. The only thing every FEAR team would autolose to is Skill...
  12. Akumeoy

    Project Metagame Workshop

    So if I'm understanding this correctly, the attack that would deal more damage goes through, while the one that does less will not deal any damage? This sounds like it would give an immense advantage to any mon that can deal out tons of damage, since they now basically get free turns against...
  13. Akumeoy

    Metagame Partners in Crime

    The OP links to the Gen 7 Doubles OU rules; it should link here instead. I also wonder whether it would make sense to swap out their Gravity Sleep Clause for the standard sleep clause, since PiC has more options for effective sleep spreading (No Guard comes to mind). Anyways, some thoughts...
  14. Akumeoy

    Metagame Alphabet Cup

    I'm not seeing many Silvally sets, so I'm gonna post a few. Electric Soak (Silvally-Electric) @ Electric Memory Ability: RKS System EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Multi-Attack - Soak - Shore Up - Swords Dance Gimmicky mono-attacker. Try not to give it too many...
  15. Akumeoy

    Metagame Nature Swap

    oh rip. i guess it's just like, fine, then.
  16. Akumeoy

    Metagame Nature Swap

    New toys! Cursola @ Focus Sash Ability: Weak Armor / Perish Body EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Naive Nature - Stealth Rock - Shadow Ball - Curse - Filler Cursola @ Life Orb Ability: Perish Body EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Naive Nature - Shadow Ball - Earth Power - Ice Beam - Calm Mind /...
  17. Akumeoy

    Metagame Scalemons

    Crawdaunt and Darmanitan are currently not banned on the ladder. I can't say whether other bans are implemented correctly, but it's definitely worth checking out.
  18. Akumeoy

    Metagame Camomons

    It's a good combo for sure, but nothing (legal) with Levitate has the statline and movepool to really exploit that lack of weaknesses. Bronzong has the requisite bulk, but it doesn't have good recovery or a strong offensive presence, so it gets worn down throughout the match. Same deal with...
  19. Akumeoy

    Metagame Inheritance

    Minor point of order: Dusclops is very slightly bulkier than Galarian Corsola, and its lower HP & Speed stats are helpful for optimizing Leech Seed damage and slow Teleports. Just so this isn't a one-liner, here's a set. Lycanroc (Heracross/Terrakion/Urshifu-Rapid-Strike/Gallade) @ Life Orb...
  20. Akumeoy

    Metagame Inheritance

    i've spent a lot of time just running various horseshit teams on the ladder and here are the only cool sets i made Whimsicott (Primarina) @ Lagging Tail Ability: Prankster EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA Relaxed Nature - U-turn - Tailwind - Switcheroo - Moonblast the speed control in this meta...
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