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  1. Old Gens [GSC OU] Quagsire

    Quagsire @ Leftovers Ability: none DVs: 22 HP / 26 Atk / 24 Def - Belly Drum - Earthquake - Hidden Power [Rock] - Rest Behold, the ever-smiling Quagsire! What lies underneath its unintimidating appearance is an effectiveness in the metagame. To start, Quagsire's typing is valuable in GSC...
  2. Anything Goes Zacian-C

    Zacian-Crowned @ Rusted Sword Ability: Intrepid Sword EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Adamant Nature - Behemoth Blade - Wild Charge - Close Combat - Assurance Everyone's favorite dog-resembling Pokemon truly embodies AG. With its Intrepid Sword-boosted Attack, fantastic Speed tier, near-perfect...
  3. RBY RBY OU Summer Seasonal #3: Round 1

    Art by Blazenix Signups | Round 1 Entering this seasonal earns you points in qualifying for the RBY OU Championship, and winning it qualifies you to play in the RoA Forum Championship 2021. Winning this tournament will allow you to display or in your signature. SPECIFIC RULES General...
  4. Gen 2 Skarmory [WIP]

    [OVERVIEW] Skarmory is one of the premier physically defensive backbones in the GSC OU metagame. Possessing a base Def stat of 140, Skarmory is able to fend off physical attacks from the likes of Snorlax, Machamp, Marowak, Tyranitar, Rhydon, and others––the strongest physical attackers in the...
  5. Old Gens DPP Metagross

    Metagross @ Iron Ball Ability: Clear Body EVs: 252 HP / 96 Atk / 140 SpD / 20 Spe Adamant Nature - Meteor Mash - Earthquake - Trick - Explosion Think of the best DPP Metagross checks. Do Skarmory, bulky Rotom and Zapdos, and Bronzong sound about right? What if there were a way to nullify their...
  6. RBY RBY OU Summer Seasonal #3: Signups

    Art by Blazenix Signups Entering this seasonal earns you points in qualifying for the RBY OU Championship, and winning it qualifies you to play in the RoA Forum Championship 2021. Winning this tournament will allow you to display or in your signature. SPECIFIC RULES General tournament...
  7. Kartana (QC 0/1) (GP 0/1)

    Kartana @ Scope Lens Ability: Beast Boost EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Leaf Blade - Sacred Sword - Tailwind - Detect Kartana has become one of the preeminent offense supporters in the DOU metagame. At this time, it is generally regarded as the best Tailwind support Pokemon, a...
  8. BW BW OU Winter Seasonal #3: Signups

    Art by Blazenix! Signups | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 (Losers) | Round 4 | Round 5 (Losers) | Round 6 | Round 7 (Losers) | Round 8 | Round 9 (Losers) | Round 10 | Round 11 | Round 12 Entering this seasonal earns you points in qualifying for the BW OU Championship, and winning it qualifies...
  9. RoA Tour VIII: Week 3 | ADV OU #1 [Won by Nalorium]

    Logo by 0NI | Spreadsheet Introduction | RBY [1-2-3-4-5-6] GSC [1-2-3-4-5-6] ADV [1-2-3-4-5-6] DPP [1-2-3-4-5-6] BW2 [1-2-3-4-5-6] | Playoffs Tournament Format Single Elimination, Best of 1. Banned Pokémon Deoxys, Deoxys-Attack, Deoxys-Defense, Deoxys-Speed, Groudon, Ho-oh, Kyogre, Latias...
  10. OU SPL XII GSC Discussion Thread

    SPL XII GSC Discussion Thread Potential SPL XII GSC Players Alpha Ruiners - Hyogafodex, Raichy Congregation of the Classiest - TDK, Mazinger, Kenix Dragonspiral Tyrants - Conflict, Gilbert arenas Cryonicles - Vileman, TC, roystopror Wi-Fi Wolfpack - ABR Team Raiders - FOMG...
  11. Gen 2 RoA Spotlight Tournament: GSC UU - Finals [Won by esche]

    RoA Spotlight Tournament: GSC UU This month's RoA Spotlight Rotational Ladder tier is GSC UU, and to encourage participation, the RoA Staff has decided to host a Swiss tournament alongside the monthly ladder. Important information and rules: - Matches will be best-of-three against each...
  12. Old Gens Celebi [ADV OU]

    Celebi @ Leftovers Ability: Natural Cure EVs: 252 HP / 76 SpA / 180 Spe Timid Nature - Calm Mind - Giga Drain - Hidden Power Fire - Baton Pass Celebi is one of the most versatile Pokemon in ADV OU. This set takes advantage of one of the few OU Gens in which Baton Pass is legal. Celebi is an...
  13. Gen 1 RoA Spotlight Tournament: RBY UU [won by Volk]

    RoA Spotlight Tournament: RBY UU This month's RoA Spotlight Rotational Ladder tier is RBY UU, and to encourage participation, the RoA Staff has decided to host a Swiss tournament alongside the monthly ladder. Important information and rules: - Matches will be best-of-three against each...
  14. Gen 4 Soothing like Myst ~ A DPP UU RMT

    Hello, all! I have arrived at my 300th post on Smogon, and as such, I wanted to do something special. I have not created an RMT yet, and I thought what better place to start than with perhaps my favorite tier and one of the very best of all time in DPP UU. What draws people to particular...
  15. Project Anything Goes Player of the Week #4: Velvet

    Approved by pichus and Pigeons Thanks to Holy Ghost and mc56556 for the idea ANYTHING GOES PLAYER OF THE WEEK Welcome to Anything Goes Player of the Week! In this series, I will be interviewing accomplished and respected Anything Goes players in the community. You will be able to ask...
  16. OU Magnezone [QC (1/1), GP (1/1)]

    Magnezone @ Leftovers Ability: Magnet Pull EVs: 40 HP / 252 Def / 216 Spe Nature: Bold - Substitute - Iron Defense - Body Press - Discharge This Magnezone set aims to take advantage of its two strongest stats: its Special Attack and Defense. The combination of Magnet Pull and Discharge allows...
  17. GSC OU Espeon (QC 1/1) (GP 1/1)

    Espeon Item: Leftovers - Growth - Psychic - Hidden Power Water / Hidden Power Fire - Morning Sun Espeon is among the most devastating offensive boosters in GSC OU. With access to both Growth and Morning Sun, in addition to its formidable Speed and Special Attack stats, Espeon threatens many...
  18. Rejected Pronoun Display

    Hello, all! I'd like to recommend an option for people to be able to display which pronoun they prefer people use when referring to them. Recently, a couple of my friends have come out on Showdown, which is so awesome, and it dawned on me how often people use incorrect pronouns when referring...
  19. Other Tiers RoA Spotlight Ladder: DPP Anything Goes Discussion Thread

    Hello, all! This month, one of the Ruins of Alph Spotlight Ladders is DPP Anything Goes, and to help encourage and center discussion around this ladder for the next month, there will now be available this thread! Feel free to post thoughts on the metagame, discuss teambuilding strategies, and...
  20. Gen 2 Suicune (OU) [QC 2/2] [GP 2/2]

    [OVERVIEW] Suicune is one of the best blanket check Pokemon in the GSC OU metagame, using its impressive defensive stats to check many threats such as non-Curse Snorlax, Nidoking, Marowak, Tyranitar, and Charizard. Suicune's lack of physical weaknesses makes it great against most physical...
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