Welcome to the official ADV Little Cup thread!
Viability Rankings - Good Cores - Roles Compendium - Good Leads - Sample Teams - Speedtiers - ADV LC Ubers
Hello, and welcome to ADV Little Cup!
ADV LC is a fast-paced, fun and diverse metagame, and it's also quite different compared to other Little Cup generations.
If you are an ORAS LC player, you should feel at home in ADV LC; however, there are new (or old!) things to learn. The first is the smaller variety of items. There are three types of items that are commonly used in ADV LC: Sitrus Berry (in ADV, it restores 30 HP), Type-boosting items such as Soft Sand or Silk Scarf, pinch berries such as Salac Berry, and of course, Choice Band. Items such as Eviolite, Choice Specs, Choice Scarf, Status Orbs and Life Orb do not exist in ADV LC. Thief is the Dark-type item stealing move of choice in ADV LC, and is similarly to Knock Off in ORAS LC very common. Another big difference is the special/physical split; all moves of a given type are either physical or special. For example, Tri Attack is physical because all Normal-type moves are physical. An easy way to remember them is that there is an Eeveelution for every special type except Dragon. Here is a list of which types are physical and special:
Special: Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Ice, Psychic, Dragon, Dark.
Physical: Normal, Fighting, Poison, Ground, Flying, Bug, Rock, Ghost, Steel.
ADV LC also shares some similarities with its older brothers, ADV OU and ADV UU. Trapping is an extremely viable strategy - helped further by the fact that there is no team preview - and pinch berries are very common despite the fact that Sitrus Berry basically restores all of a mon's health.
If you are not a LC player, things may seem strange at first; the EVs will probably be one thing that might be difficult to get used to, because not every EV point gives a stat point, so there will often be leftover EVs. The easiest way to find the necessary amount of EVs is to simply play around with the sliders when you're first getting started.
In this thread our goal is tomake ADV LC even more popular, while also discussing this great metagame; links to the Viability Rankings, Roles Compendium, Good Cores, Speedtiers and Sample Teams can be found at the top of this post. We want to make it as easy as possible for newer players to experience ADV LC.
You can challenge people to ADV LC on the main server, by using the [Gen 3 OU] challenge option, but don't forget to make your Pokemon level 5!
When having suspect tests, the ADV LC council will vote on whether to ban or not. Suspect tests will happen if the community or the council feels as if something are unhealthy for the metagame. Council members are picked through interest and competency in the metagame, as well as maturity. If you would like to be a part of the council, show your interest in the metagame by being active in this thread and on Pokémon Showdown, where we often have a group chat (do /join groupchat-aerow-advlc to check if its up). Keep in mind that the council is rotating, meaning we will keep the council fresh with active players. This is to ensure all council members are up to date with the current ADV LC metagame. At this point, we don't have limits as to how many members should be on the council, and we would like as many ADV LC players to be able to express their opinions as reasonably possible.
If you have any questions, feel free to PM myself (Aerow), or any of the council members listed above. Have fun!