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  1. jbtc10

    ORAS UU Viability Rankings V4

    Mandibuzz and Umbreon also counter Gyarados, to name a couple. The counters alone for Gyarados are plentiful, diverse, mostly reliable and are not particularly hard to fit on a team. The DD set, which is its most potent one, doesn't quite seem S rank to me at the moment, with A+ seeming more...
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    Resource ORAS OU Metagame Discussion

    Mandibuzz can generally get away with running a fully defensive 244+ Def spread now, as it does enjoy the added bulk on the side it tends to take most of its hits from. However, the old spread is still valid as it makes Gengars LO Sludge Wave a guaranteed 3HKO, allowing you to practically...
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    np: ORAS OU Suspect Process, Round 5 - Run The Jewels

    I would have liked to have seen Shadow Tag suspected (and banned) separately first because if there's one thing in this game that the buzzword "uncompetitive" fits, it would have to be Shadow Tag. Removing arguably the most important game mechanic and option a player has at their disposal in a...
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    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V4

    Option #8: Status, which is a big problem for Mega Slowbro unless it's CroBro which I've found to be mediocre generally as it's unreliable and you might as well run Suicune at that point. If your CM user is hit with a Toxic or in many cases a Burn also, they can't sustain a sweep if they cant...
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    Over a year with that sig and nobody could best it until now, congrats! I didn't consider Mimic...

    Over a year with that sig and nobody could best it until now, congrats! I didn't consider Mimic, that is indeed a sneaky way to improve. One annoying thing about the calculator is that it caps Stored Power at 620 BP because it doesn't let you enter boosts for Evasion and Accuracy to achieve the...
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    ORAS UU Viability Ranking Thread M3 (READ POST #823)

    I always viewed Vaporeon's niche as being able to compress the roles of a cleric and a bulky water into a single slot, which can be useful for some teams. Meaningfully using a Wish + Baton Pass combo rarely happens in a high-level game, as an opponent can trivially apply pressure to prevent you...
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    Ladder ORAS 1v1 [3v3 Team Preview]

    Just put Perish Song on your own set if you don't want to lose to it. Imprison/Transform/Perish Song/Filler @Mental Herb/Lum Berry works wonders. Having P-Song on the set also lets you beat faster Imprison users if you go for the Perish Song on the turn they go for Imprison or waste a turn using...
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    Ladder ORAS 1v1 [3v3 Team Preview]

    There's also the sets which are designed to be tough nuts to crack. Eg: Shedinja @ Safety Goggles Ability: Sturdy EVs: 252 Atk Brave Nature IVs: 0 Spe - Spiky Shield - Magic Coat - Rapid Spin - Whirlpool Can't kill it with weather, partial trapping, Spiky Shield, bouncing status with Magic...
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    Yo. Haven't been on Skype since the old chat (and don't have an account anymore either). Yeah we...

    Yo. Haven't been on Skype since the old chat (and don't have an account anymore either). Yeah we definitely should, you still go on showdown much?
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    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    Keldeo never runs Taunt. Sub CM is a problem, but it's a problem for any defensive Starmie set that doesn't run Psyshock. Medicham rarely runs Thunderpunch. The aim isn't to be able to counter every set in existence, just the most common ones or things that are most threatening to your team. Sub...
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    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    Neither Lanturn or Slowbro have the vital ability to remove hazards, and the former has no reliable recovery either so Zard-X only needs to Dragon Claw it once on the switch for it to no longer be able to counter it next time, so it's not a viable answer whatsoever. Starmie can provide a lot of...
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    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    There are a number of rock setters like Heatran and Hippo where you aren't taking any rocks damage, you're switching in as they go up. In any case, I'm saying the physically defensive spread is worth using and has different merits to the standard one. So what if you can't outspeed thunderbro and...
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    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    252 SpA Choice Specs Keldeo Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 153-180 (47.2 - 55.5%) -- 19.9% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery You're not really meant to calc with rocks up with Starmie since it's usually going to be keeping them off your side itself. Also, just a few EV's in SpD...
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    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    You just answered yourself. It only needs 3 moves; Scald, Recover and Rapid Spin. Reflect Type is indeed a cute and often useful move, but when you're playing balance and you can't afford to give [insert scary mon that you don't have a counter to here] a free turn, then other moves can be more...
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    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    Defensive Starmie is still good; you're probably using a mediocre and imo outdated EV spread. Forget speed, it needs to be physically defensive to be of any proper use as a bulky spinner in the current meta. The spread I use is 252 HP, 216+ Def, 40 Spd. The 40 Spd lets it outspeed Adamant Sand...
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    Resource Stall in ORAS

    Giga Drain and Clear Smog are both standard on Amoong and a little dubious not to use, but the last 2 slots can be any of HP Fire, Spore, Foul Play and Synthesis without it being too much of a big deal. HP Fire is a bit overrated in my experience because it still doesn't do enough to Mega Scizor...
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    Resource Stall in ORAS

    You can give Amoongus Synthesis to let it beat Serp without having to compromise your EV spread. Black Sludge > Lefties too because it allows you to better counter all variants of Rotom-W including Choiced ones carrying Trick (although much rarer now), among other things that might Trick you.
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    Resource ORAS OU Viability Ranking Thread V3 - Read Post 3451 Page 139

    I use Clefable a lot, and it can never be an S rank mon imo. The Magic Guard set can't stop sweepers, which the Unaware set is so valuable for, but the Unaware set has a lot of unfortunate problems like Moonlight being a garbage healing move which has low PP and gets wrecked by weather, which is...
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    np: ORAS OU Suspect Process, Round 3 - Wandering Ghosts [Aegislash remains in Ubers]

    Banning KS is silly. That would essentially force Aegi to run 1 of 2 purely offensive sets in the Crumbler or SD, so then most of the desirable properties of Aegi from a gameplay perspective like being a good generic tank/pivot get thrown out the window and then all we've done is basically just...
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    Other ORAS Metagame Discussion

    Head Smash has always been pretty gimmicky from what I've seen because in order for it to even really work properly, you have to speed creep things like Mandi which means sacrificing even more of your already low HP stat and with the massive recoil from both Head Smash and LO, you basically kill...
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