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  1. Oglemi

    Dugtrio (BW OU mini-analysis)

    [Overview] Two abilities down, one to go. Dugtrio's only remaining niche following the Sand Veil and Arena Trap bans is as a fast Sand Force attacker, which Excadrill ultimately does insurmountably better. [SET] name: May the Sand Force be with You move 1: Earthquake move 2: Stone Edge move 3...
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    Venusaur (BW OU mini-analysis)

    [Overview] Deprived of consistent sun following the Chlorophyll + Drought ban, Venusaur is trapped in a tier it no longer belongs in. It can still be used on non-Drought teams as a way to "countersweep" opposing sun teams, but considering sun teams are almost always stall oriented, Venusaur is...
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    Abomasnow (BW UU mini-analysis)

    [Overview] With Snow Warning banned after the BW generation ended, Abomasnow finds itself in an unfortunate position of being in a tier way higher than its viability should allow. Its main niche gone, Abomasnow struggles to make itself more useful than other Grass-types such as Shaymin...
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    Purging ancient BW stuff off the Dex (quick project)

    Some context: Back when BW was the current generation, the SCMS used at the time allowed us to simply "hide" old analyses on the dex while still keeping them intact on the SCMS. In this way we were able to simply hide an analysis rather than deleting it when tier shifts happened (ie. Amoonguss...
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    Old Gen Lower Tiers - A policy, proposal, and project

    Hello all. I will start off by saying that the context behind the making of this thread can be read starting here: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/nu-old-gens-hub.3562659/page-3#post-8080478 The tl;dr: Old gen lower tiers, as tiers that are no longer played seriously outside of friendlies...
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    Gen 3 Wartortle (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/wartortle/ [Overview] In a Spikes-filled metagame like NU, Rapid Spin is a highly coveted move that can help win stall wars and get teammates onto the field scot-free. And in a tier like NU where the distribution of Rapid Spin is extremely low, Wartortle...
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    Gen 3 Tropius (NU Revamp) [WIP]

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/tropius/ [Overview] Tropius's stat spread is bizarre, to say the least, but it works out well for it in NU. It's very bulky, decently strong, and sits in a Speed tier that allows it to just barely outspeed a plethora of otherwise-problematic Pokemon given...
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    Gen 3 Trapinch (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/trapinch/ [Overview] Trapping your opponent is one of the most brutally efficient methods of clearing the path for a sweeper, and Trapinch gets access to the best trapping ability in the game in Arena Trap. Unfortunately, Trapinch is significantly harder...
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    Gen 3 Torkoal (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/torkoal/ [Overview] Torkoal faces some major competition for a teamslot from Flareon, as the latter has a massive Special Defense stat that really compliments its Fire typing, and access to Wish, Roar, and Baton Pass that allows it to support the team in...
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    Gen 3 Togetic (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/togetic/ [Overview] "Jack of all trades, master of none" tends to sum up Togetic perfectly. It can do a lot and do it all well, but it can't do it all at once and it will rarely be able to do it better than something else. Don't be fooled though, Togetic...
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    Gen 3 Sunflora (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/sunflora/ [Overview] Sunflora is in an unfortunate situation in NU. While it is a very good sweeper—in fact, it possesses the strongest Solar Beam in the tier—it is simply outclassed by both Bellossom and Tangela due to its horrific Speed, lack...
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    Gen 3 Staryu (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/staryu/ [Overview] Staryu is on the only spinner in NU that has zero problems offensively breaking past Sableye to ensure a spin, but Staryu's frailty betrays its effectiveness on the whole. On a hyper offense team that absolutely cannot afford to lose...
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    Gen 3 Spinda (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/spinda/ [Overview] With one of the best movepools in the entire game you'd think there would be some hope for this stupid panda; but alas, its stats are just so, so, so bad it has a hard time accomplishing anything. Spinda and Delcatty are the only Pokemon...
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    Gen 3 Shuckle (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/shuckle/ [Overview] Shuckle has the highest base defenses in the game, but this is completely marred by its utter lack of offensive presence, barren movepool, and unappealing typing. It can theoretically totally wall a few very dangerous threats in NU...
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    Gen 3 Shedinja (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/shedinja/ [Overview] Shedinja is one of the coolest gimmicks in the game; unfortunately, the effort to make it work is generally not worth it. This holds especially true in NU where Spikes and Toxic rule the metagame, two things that instantly KO poor...
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    Gen 3 Sealeo (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/sealeo/ [Overview] Sealeo is directly outclassed by Dewgong in most roles due to its slightly lower defenses and Speed, but it does have a few movepool differences that make it worth consideration. While Dewgong is right at home on heavy stall teams due to...
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    Gen 3 Seaking (NU Revamp)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/seaking/ [Overview] Seaking lives deep, deep, deep in Huntail's shadow as a Swift Swim sweeper in NU for a few reasons, namely its lower power and overall bulk. This doesn't make Seaking a bad Pokemon, as it is actually a capable sweeper in its own right...
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    Gen 3 Quilava (NU Analysis)

    ' https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/quilava/ [Overview] At a first glance, you may wonder why you would choose Quilava over Charmeleon as they are basically the same considering they have the same stat spread and extremely similar movepools. While Charmeleon has access to Rock Slide in...
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    Gen 3 Porygon (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/porygon/ [Overview] Trace is a really cool ability that allows Porygon to counter and check a wide swath of Pokemon just by switching into them, but unfortunately its subpar stats across the board, particularly its Speed, is a huge issue that prevents it...
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    Gen 3 Ponyta (NU Analysis)

    https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/ponyta/ [Overview] On a hyper offense team, Ponyta can make a decent anti-lead to fully prevent Glalie from setting up Spikes and disrupting other common leads from performing for the rest of the match with Hypnosis. In most cases, Magby is probably going...
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