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:sm/magearna: USUM AAA :sm/buzzwole:
Important Mechanical Changes:
  • Full Pokedex and move list are usable. This includes moves like Core Enforcer, Pursuit, Return/Frustration, and many others.
  • Z-Crystals and Mega Stones can be used, allowing for the use of Z-Moves and manual Mega Evolution.
  • Rapid Spin is 20 BP and does not increase Speed.
  • Grassy, Electric, and Psychic Terrain boost is 1.5x instead of 1.3x.
  • Defog no longer removes Terrains.
  • Figy Berry and its equivalents restore HP by 50% instead of 33%.
  • Inner Focus, Oblivious, Scrappy, Rattled, and Own Tempo no longer have immunity to Intimidate
  • Disguise does no damage to Mimikyu after activation.
Click here for a comprehensive list of changes.

How to play:
You can play USUM AAA on PS! with the following code:
/chall [user], gen7ou @@@ 2 Ability Clause, !Obtainable Abilities, -Comatose, -Contrary, -Fluffy, -Fur Coat, -Huge Power, -Illusion, -Imposter, -Innards Out, -Parental Bond, -Protean, -Pure Power, -Simple, -Stakeout, -Speed Boost, -Water Bubble, -Wonder Guard, -Archeops, -Dragonite, -Hoopa-Unbound, -Kartana, -Keldeo, -Kyurem-Black, -Terrakion, -Regigigas, -Shedinja, -Slaking, -Zygarde, -Weavile, +Genesect, +Landorus, +Metagross-Mega, +Metagrossite, +Naganadel


Banlist:
Things that are banned from Gen 7 OverUsed in addition to:

Abilities:
Comatose
Contrary
Fluffy
Fur Coat
Huge Power
Illusion
Imposter
Innards Out
Parental Bond
Protean
Pure Power
Simple
Stakeout
Speed Boost
Water Bubble
Wonder Guard

Pokémon:
:archeops: Archeops
:dragonite: Dragonite
:hoopa-unbound: Hoopa-Unbound
:kartana: Kartana
:keldeo: Keldeo
:kyurem-black: Kyurem-Black
:terrakion: Terrakion
:regigigas: Regigigas
:shedinja: Shedinja
:slaking: Slaking
:zygarde: Zygarde
:weavile: Weavile

Clauses:
OU Clauses, Ability Clause-teams are limited to 2 of the same ability, this includes "variants" such as Teravolt and Turboblaze.

Unbans:
Genesect, Landorus, Mega Metagross, Nagadadel
S-Rank:
Buzzwole (Triage, Tinted Lens, Intimidate, Flash Fire, Magic Bounce, Tough Claws)
Magearna (Regenerator, Adaptability, Sheer Force, Tinted Lens, Levitate, Flash Fire)

A-Rank:
A+
Landorus-T (Aerilate, Refrigerate, Regenerator, Adaptability, Flash Fire)
Noivern (Aerilate)
Tapu Fini (Poison Heal, Regenerator, Grassy Surge)
Tapu Koko (Pixilate, Galvanize, Primordial Sea)

A
Blacephalon (Magic Guard, Sheer Force)
Chansey (Unaware, Magic Bounce, Prankster, Regenerator)
Ferrothorn (Flash Fire, Primordial Sea, Magic Bounce)
Golisopod (Triage, Mold Breaker, Primordial Sea)
Heatran (Desolate Land, Levitate, Volt Absorb, Magnet Pull, Flash Fire, Chlorophyll)
Manaphy (Regenerator, Poison Heal, Motor Drive, Beast Boost, Primordial Sea, Unaware)
Mew (Unaware, Intimidate, Magic Bounce, Sheer Force, No Guard, Poison Heal)
Muk-Alolan (Regenerator, Adaptability)
Naganadel (Adaptability, Mold Breaker, Sheer Force, Unburden)
Nihilego (Water Absorb, Regenerator)
Volcarona (Magic Guard, Desolate Land, Mold Breaker, Queenly Majesty)

A-
Celesteela (Steelworker, Volt Absorb, Flash Fire, Regenerator, Aerilate)
Charizard-Mega-X (Defiant, Magnet Pull, Magic Bounce, Magic Guard, Drought -> Tough Claws)
Doublade (Regenerator, Flash Fire, Levitate)
Gengar (No Guard, Sheer Force, Normalize, Merciless)
Hippowdon (Intimidate, Magic Bounce,, Thick Fat)
Mamoswine (Adaptability, Technician)
Mandibuzz (Unaware, Thick Fat, Poison Heal, Magic Bounce, Delta Stream, Regenerator)
Medicham-Mega (Magnet Pull, Psychic Surge, Download -> Pure Power)
Skarmory (Intimidate, Unaware, Flash Fire, Volt Absorb)
Snorlax (Poison Heal)
Stakataka (Steelworker, Water Absorb, Levitate)
Talonflame (Magic Guard, Magic Bounce)
Tapu-Bulu (Pixilate, Tinted Lens, Poison Heal, Triage)
Thundurus (Magic Guard, Sheer Force, Aerilate, Refrigerate, Galvanize)
Volcanion (Tinted Lens, Adaptability, Swift Swim, Sheer Force)
Xurkitree (No Guard, Surge Surfer, Electric Surge, Sheer Force, Mold Breaker)
Zapdos (Intimidate, Unaware, Magic Bounce, Delta Stream)

B-Rank:
B+
Alakazam-Mega (Psychic Surge, Soul Heart -> Trace)
Bisharp (Adaptability, Tough Claws)
Garchomp (Adaptability, Mold Breaker)
Genesect (Sheer Force, Refrigerate, Tough Claws, Steelworker )
Gligar (Intimidate, Unaware, Thick Fat)
Gyarados-Mega (Volt Absorb, Magic Bounce -> Mold Breaker)
Kommo-o (Adaptability, Unburden, Mold Breaker, Sheer Force)
Latios (Tinted Lens, Dazzling, Adaptability, Psychic Surge)
Lucario (Tough Claws, Adaptability, Steelworker, Sheer Force, Refrigerate)
Mawile-Mega (Download, Levitate, Defiant -> Huge Power)
Metagross-Mega (Psychic Surge, Levitate, Download, Defiant -> Tough Claws)
Suicune (Poison Heal, Stamina, Unaware)
Toxapex (Volt Absorb, Prankster, Levitate)
Tyranitar (Adaptability, Regenerator, Bulletproof)
Zeraora (Refrigerate, Tough Claws, Electric Surge, Galvanize)
Zygarde-10% (Adaptability, Hustle)

B
Azelf (Mold Breaker)
Entei (Galvanize, Refrigerate, Mold Breaker, Magnet Pull)
Excadrill (Flash Fire, Water Absorb, Refrigerate, Aerilate, Adaptability, Magnet Pull)
Greninja (Protean)
Jirachi (Regenerator)
Landorus (Sheer Force, Aerilate)
Minior (Dazzling, Adaptability)

B-
Celebi (Triage, Unaware, Magic Bounce, Grassy Surge)
Chesnaught (Flash Fire,Triage, Poison Heal, Unburden, Tough Claws)
Gliscor (Intimidate, Thick Fat, Unaware)
Gyarados (Aerilate, Adaptability)
Hydreigon (Mega Launcher, Adaptability, Trace)
Marowak-Alolan (Magic Guard, Adaptability, Regenerator)
Necrozma (Poison Heal, Magic Bounce)
Shuckle (Mold Breaker)
Sneasel (Adaptability)
Uxie (Regenerator)

C-Rank:
Conkeldurr (Triage)
Diancie (Poison Heal, Regenerator)
Goodra (Regenerator)
Infernape (Magnet Pull, Tinted Lens, Adaptability)
Meloetta (Regenerator)
Pangoro (Triage, Tough Claws)
Rotom-W (Levitate, Swift Swim, Regenerator, Primordial Sea)
Smeargle (Mold Breaker, Prankster)
Swampert-Mega (Drizzle -> Swift Swim)
Thundurus-Therian (Sheer Force)
Turtonator (Regenerator)
Umbreon (Poison Heal, Magic Bounce, Regenerator)
Salazzle (Sheer Force)
:talonflame::ferrothorn::tapu koko::manaphy::hippowdon::genesect: Talonflame Balance by Sabella
:jirachi::golisopod::mandibuzz::toxapex::tapu koko::zygarde-10%: Pivot Balance by rozes
:thundurus::magearna::victini::gligar::buzzwole::nihilego: Gligar Balance by Sylveon.
:victini::tapu fini::buzzwole::landorus-therian::muk-alola::magearna: Balance by Jrdn
 
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Kris

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:xy/manaphy: ORAS AAA :xy/zapdos:

Important Mechanical Changes:
  • Burn deals 12.5% per turn, not 6.25%.
  • Prankster affects Dark-types.
  • Soul Dew boosts Special Attack and Special Defense of Latios and Latias by 1.5x.
  • Dark Void's accuracy is 80%, and it is not restricted to Darkrai.
  • -ate abilities grant a 1.3x power boost, not 1.2x.
  • Gale Wings grants +1 priority to all Flying-type attacks regardless of the user's HP.
  • Base critical hit rate is 1/16 instead of 1/24.
  • Normalize no longer boosts the power of affected moves.
  • Mega Evolution does not increase the Pokemon's Speed nor activate its Ability on the turn of Mega Evolving.
  • Destiny Bond does not fail with multiple uses
Click here for a comprehensive list of changes.

How To Play:
You can play ORAS AAA on PS! with the following code:
/chall [user], gen6ou@@@2 Ability Clause, !Obtainable Abilities, -Arena Trap, -Contrary, -Fur Coat, -Huge Power, -Illusion, -Imposter, -Parental Bond, -Protean, -Pure Power, -Simple, -Speed Boost, -Wonder Guard, -Archeops, -Bisharp, -Chatot, -Dragonite, -Keldeo, -Kyurem-black, -Mamoswine, -Regigigas, -Shedinja, -Slaking, -Smeargle, -Snorlax, -Suicune, -Terrakion, -Weavile, -Dynamic Punch, -Zap Cannon, +Aegislash, +Blaziken, +Deoxys-Defense, +Deoxys-Speed, +Genesect, +Greninja, +Landorus
Banlist:
Things that are banned from Gen 6 OverUsed in addition to:

Abilities:
Arena Trap
Contrary
Fur Coat
Huge Power
Illusion
Imposter
Parental Bond
Protean
Pure Power
Simple
Speed Boost
Wonder Guard

Pokémon:
:archeops: Archeops
:bisharp: Bisharp
:chatot: Chatot
:dragonite: Dragonite
:keldeo: Keldeo
:kyurem-black: Kyurem-Black
:mamoswine: Mamoswine
:regigigas: Regigigas
:shedinja: Shedinja
:slaking: Slaking
:snorlax: Snorlax
:suicune: Suicune
:terrakion: Terrakion
:weavile: Weavile

Clauses:
OU Clauses
Ability Clause-teams are limited to 2 of the same ability, this includes "variants" such as Teravolt and Turboblaze.

Moves:
Dynamic Punch
Zap Cannon

Unbans:
Aegislash
:blaziken: Blaziken
:deoxys-defense: Deoxys-Defense
:deoxys-speed: Deoxys-Speed
:genesect: Genesect
:greninja: Greninja
:landorus: Landorus-I
S Rank:
Skarmory - Gale Wings, Unaware, Intimidate, Flash Fire, Prankster
Tyranitar - Adaptability, Regenerator, Defiant
Manaphy - Poison Heal, Motor Drive, Regenerator, Sheer Force, Unaware, Volt Absorb

A Rank:
High A Rank

Braviary - Gale Wings, Poison Heal
Deoxys-S - Mold Breaker, Download, Sheer Force
Doublade - Regenerator, Flash Fire, Levitate
Entei - Refrigerate, Tinted Lens, Desolate Land
Heatran - Desolate Land, Chlorophyll, Magnet Pull, Levitate, Turboblaze
Honchkrow - Adaptability, Gale Wings
Latios - Adaptability, Tinted Lens
Lucario - Tough Claws, Refrigerate, Scrappy, Sheer Force, Adaptability
Mega Gyarados - Magic Bounce, Volt Absorb, Motor Drive -> Mold Breaker.
Thundurus - Sheer Force, Refrigerate, Magic Guard
Victini - Desolate Land, Tough Claws, Tinted Lens, No Guard, Sheer Force, Turboblaze
Volcanion - Tinted Lens, Adaptability, Motor Drive, Magnet Pull, Swift Swim
Zapdos - Intimidate, Unaware, Drizzle, Delta Stream, Magic Guard, Magic Bounce, Primordial Sea, No Guard

Mid A Rank
Alakazam - Sheer Force, Adaptability
Chansey - Magic Bounce, Unaware, Regenerator, Flash Fire
Diancie - Regenerator, Poison Heal
Genesect - Sheer Force, Refrigerate, Tough Claws, Regenerator
Gengar - Sheer Force, No Guard, Normalize
Heracross - Tough Claws
Kyurem - Adaptability, Refrigerate, Sheer Force, Tinted Lens
Mandibuzz - Poison Heal, Unaware, Volt Absorb, Delta Stream, Intimidate, Regenerator, Magic Guard
Mew - Unaware, No Guard, Prankster, Magic Bounce
Volcorona - Magic Guard, Desolate Land, Sheer Force

Low A Rank
Ferrothorn - Flash Fire, Primordial Sea, Regenerator, Prankster, Tough Claws, Bulletproof, Magic Bounce
Garchomp - Adaptability, Poison Heal, Magic Bounce
Greninja - Protean, Sheer Force
Hippowdon - Intimidate, Unaware, Poison Heal, Magic Bounce.
Jirachi - Regenerator, Tinted Lens, Sheer Force, Serene Grace
Krookodile - Bulletproof, Adaptability
Staraptor - Gale Wings, Tinted Lens, Guts
Zygarde - Poison Heal, Magic Bounce, Refrigerate
Meloetta - Regenerator
Mega Metagross - Defiant / Flash Fire -> Tough Claws

B Rank:
High B Rank

Azumarill - Poison Heal, Huge Power
Blastoise - Poison Heal
Goodra - Regenerator
Hydreigon - Mega Launcher, Sniper, Sheer Force, Tough Claws
Infernape - Magnet Pull, Sheer Force, Adaptability, Drought, Mold Breaker, Download
Landorus-T - Aerilate, Refrigerate, Regenerator, Adaptability, Mold Breaker, Flash Fire
Rotom-Wash - Swift Swim, Regenerator, Primordial Sea, Poison Heal, Magnet Pull
Swampert - Poison Heal, Regenerator, Sap Sipper
Tentacruel - Regenerator, Unaware
Vaporeon - Poison Heal
Mega Lopunny - Download -> Scrappy
Mega Swampert - Drizzle -> Swift Swim
Mega Tyranitar - Defiant, Magic Bounce, Prankster -> Sand Stream
Togekiss - Delta Stream, Magic Guard, Pixilate, Gale Wings

Mid B Rank
Azelf - Sheer Force, Download
Blaziken - Speed Boost, Tough Claws, Magic Guard
Breloom - Prankster, Technician
Chesnaught - Poison Heal, Tough Claws,Flash Fire, Unburden
Landorus-I - Sheer Force, Refrigerate
Mega Diancie - Download, Magic Bounce -> Magic Bounce
Deoxys-D - Mold Breaker, Prankster
Escavalier - Regenerator
Gliscor - Intimidate, Gale Wings, Unaware
Moltres - Magic Guard, Gale Wings, Primordial Sea, Desolate Land
Raikou - Teravolt, Adaptability, Magnet Pull, Regenerator
Sylveon - Regenerator, Poison Heal
Tyrantrum - Magic Guard, Tough Claws, Adaptability
Mega Charizard X - Drought, Magic Guard, Download, Magic Bounce, Multiscale -> Tough Claws

Low B Rank
:cresselia: Cresselia - Unaware, Poison Heal
Jellicent - Adaptability, Prankster, Poison Heal
Magnezone - Regenerator,Swift Swim,Primordial Sea
Pangoro - Tough Claws, Adaptability
Scizor - Flash Fire, Regenerator
Shuckle - Mold Breaker, Prankster
Sneasel - Refridgerate, Adaptability
Tornadus - Gale Wings, Sheer Force, No Guard, Drizzle / Primordial Sea, Tinted Lens
Zoroark - Illusion, Adaptability, Tough Claws, Sheer Force
Mega Slowbro - Volt Absorb, Intimidate, Unaware, Magic Bounce, Magnet Pull, Regenerator -> Shell Armor

C Rank:
High C Rank

Absol - Tough Claws, Adaptability
Aromatisse - Unaware,Poison Heal
Arcanine - Tough Claws, Refrigerate
Celebi - Unaware, Poison Heal
Crobat - Magic Guard
Excadrill - Adaptability, Flash Fire, Bulletproof, Refrigerate
Gastrodon - Thick Fat, Primordial Sea
Metagross - Regenerator
Porygon2 - Prankster
Rampardos - Magic Guard, Sand Rush, Tough Claws
Rhydon - Regenerator
Rhyperior - Adaptabiliity, Poison Heal
Shaymin - Tinted Lens, Poison Heal, Sheer Force
Shiftry - Adaptability
Starmie - Intimidate, No Guard, Primordial Sea, Sheer Force, Adaptability
Talonflame - Magic Guard
Mega Manectric - Magnet Pull / Intimidate -> Intimidate
Tornadus-T - Tinted Lens, Drizzle, Download, Sheer Force
Umbreon - Poison Heal

Virizion - Poison Heal

Mid C Rank
Chandelure - Desolate Land, Magic Guard, Adaptability, Sheer Force
Conkeldurr - Tough Claws
Darmanitan - Tough Claws, Unburden
Diggersby - Huge Power
Haxorus - Tough Claws, Tinted Lens
Omastar - Regenerator, Levitate, Swift Swim, Poison Heal
Rotom-Frost - Adaptability
Thundurus-T - Swift Swim, Sheer Force, No Guard
Mega Altaria - Magic Bounce / Multiscale / Intimidate -> Pixilate
Mega Blastoise - Drizzle / Magnet Pull / Lightning Rod-> Mega Launcher
Mega Gardevoir - Competitive, Download -> Pixilate
Mega Houndoom - Drought -> Solar Power.


Low C Rank
Crawdaunt - Adaptability, Swift Swim

Ditto - Imposter
Hoopa-C - Adaptability, Chlorophyll, Swift Swim, Tinted Lens
Klefki - Regenerator, Prankster
:mew::greninja::garchomp::zapdos::heatran::manaphy: Garchomp Balance by aesf
:deoxys-speed::zapdos::swampert::manaphy::honchkrow::skarmory: Deoxys-Speed Bulky Offense by xavgb
:lucario::manaphy::zygarde::heatran::latios::chesnaught: Refrigerate Zygarde Offense by aesf
:noivern::tyranitar::meloetta::skarmory::swampert::lucario: Noivern Offense by aesf
 

Kris

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:bw/keldeo: BW AAA :bw/victini:
Important Mechanical Changes:.
  • Fairy type does not exist.
  • Steel resists Ghost and Dark.
  • Terrains do not exist.
  • Critical hit damage is 2x instead of 1.5x.
  • Knock Off's base power is 20.
  • Infiltrator and sound-based moves no longer go through Substitute.
  • Weather summoned by Drought and similar abilities lasts indefinitely.
  • The sleep counter resets if the sleeping Pokemon switches out.
  • Defog does not remove hazards on the user's side.
  • Some special moves like Draco Meteor, Hurricane, and Fire Blast have a slightly higher base power. Click here for a full list.
  • Grass-types are no longer immune to powder moves.
  • Electric Pokemon can be paralyzed.
Click here for the research thread. It's a bit less organized than more modern ones, so this RoA thread is also recommended.

How To Play:
You can play BW AAA on PS! with the following code:
/chall [user], gen5ou @@@ 2 Ability Clause, !Obtainable Abilities, -Arena Trap, -Contrary, -Huge Power, -Illusion, -Imposter, -No Guard, -Pure Power, -Simple, -Speed Boost, -Wonder Guard, -Archeops, -Bisharp, -Keldeo, -Kyurem-Black, -Mamoswine, -Regigigas, -Shedinja, -Slaking, -Snorlax, -Suicune, -Terrakion, +deoxys-defense, +deoxys-speed, +landorus-base
Banlist:
Things that are banned from Gen 5 OverUsed in addition to:

Abilities:
Arena Trap
Contrary
Huge Power
Illusion
Imposter
No Guard
Pure Power
Simple
Speed Boost
Wonder Guard

Pokémon:
:archeops: Archeops
:bisharp: Bisharp
:keldeo: Keldeo
:kyurem-black: Kyurem-Black
:mamoswine: Mamoswine
:regigigas: Regigigas
:shedinja: Shedinja
:slaking: Slaking
:snorlax: Snorlax
:suicune: Suicune
:terrakion: Terrakion

Clauses:
OU Clauses
Ability Clause-teams are limited to 2 of the same ability, this includes "variants" such as Teravolt and Turboblaze.

Unbans:
:deoxys-defense: Deoxys-Defense
:deoxys-speed: Deoxys-Speed
:landorus: Landorus-Incarnate
 

Kris

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:dp/metagross: DPP AAA :dp/dragonite:
Important Mechanical Changes:
  • Team Preview does not exist.
  • Magic Coat does not block hazards, Taunt, or Torment.
  • The moves Explosion and Self-Destruct temporarily halves the opponent's Defense, effectively doubling their Base Power.
  • Encore lasts for 3 to 7 turns.
  • Sturdy does not have its Focus Sash effect and only works as an immunity to OHKO moves like Sheer Cold.
  • Magic Guard makes a Pokemon unable to be fully paralyzed.
  • Lightning Rod and Storm Drain don't grant immunities or raise Special Attack.
  • Wish restores 50% of the recipient's HP, regardless of what the user's max HP is.
  • All of Rotom's forms are Ghost/Electric-type.
Click here for more detailed information.

How To Play:
You can play DPP AAA on PS! with the following code:
/chall [user], gen4ou @@@ 2 Ability Clause, !Obtainable Abilities, -Arena Trap, -Chlorophyll, -Huge Power, -No Guard, -Poison Heal, -Pure Power, -Simple, -Speed Boost, -Swift Swim, -Wonder Guard, -Mamoswine, -Regigigas,-Slaking, +Deoxys-Defense, +Deoxys-Speed
Banlist:
Things that are banned from Gen 4 OverUsed in addition to:

Abilities:
Arena Trap
Chlorophyll
Huge Power
No Guard
Poison Heal
Pure Power
Simple
Speed Boost
Swift Swim
Wonder Guard

Pokémon:
:mamoswine: Mamoswine
:regigigas: Regigigas
:slaking: Slaking

Clauses:
OU Clauses
Ability Clause-teams are limited to 2 of the same ability, this includes "variants" such as Teravolt and Turboblaze.

Unbans:
:deoxys-defense: Deoxys-Defense
:deoxys-speed: Deoxys-Speed
 

Kris

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:rs/swampert: ADV AAA :rs/jirachi:
Important Mechanical Changes:
  • All Dark, Dragon, Electric, Fire, Grass, Ice, Psychic, and Water moves are special moves. All Bug, Fighting, Flying, Ghost, Ground, Normal, Poison, Rock, and Steel moves are physical moves.
  • Sleep lasts for 1 to 6 turns. Sleep Talk will not always advance the sleep counter, as detailed here.
  • When the faster Pokemon faints, the opposing Pokemon does not get to move.
  • Taunt only lasts for 2 turns.
  • Encore lasts for 2 to 6 turns.
  • Counter and Mirror Coat treat Hidden Power as physical, regardless of type.
  • When a Pokemon faints, it gets replaced before the next Pokemon moves. If all non-fainted Pokemon have already moved, then the fainted Pokemon gets replaced before the end of the turn.
  • Thunder Wave does not activate Volt Absorb.
  • Rough Skin damage is 1/16.
  • Volt Absorb causes this Pokemon to be immune to damaging Electric-type moves and restores its health by 1/4 of its maximum HP, rounded down.
  • Flash Fire still lets this Pokemon get hit by Fire-type moves if it is frozen, and Will-O-Wisp doesn't trigger this ability if this Pokemon is a Fire-type, has a major status condition, or is behind a substitute.
Click here for more detailed information.

How To Play:
You can play ADV AAA on PS! with the following code:
/chall [user], gen3ou @@@ 2 Ability Clause, !Obtainable Abilities, -Arena Trap, -Chlorophyll, -Huge Power, -Pure Power, -Speed Boost, -Swift Swim, -Wonder Guard, -Slaking, +Deoxys-Defense, +Deoxys-Speed
Banlist:
Things that are banned from Gen 3 OverUsed in addition to:

Abilities:
Arena Trap
Chlorophyll
Huge Power
Pure Power
Speed Boost
Swift Swim
Wonder Guard

Pokémon:
:slaking: Slaking

Clauses:
OU Clauses
Ability Clause-teams are limited to 2 of the same ability, this includes "variants" such as Teravolt and Turboblaze.

Unbans:
:deoxys-defense: Deoxys-Defense
:deoxys-speed: Deoxys-Speed
 

Sectonia

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there was a bw aaa tour in one of the RoA tour nights (thanks to Links for including it!), and I build a quick team to play in it. But afterwards, I had fun trying to build a second team to make up for the fact that the first team was semistall ._. The teams I made were p quick, and can very likely be improved, but I like the sight of them right now! I very much enjoyed making them.

bw rain semistall.png Click me for the team!

So my thoughts after finishing this team is just how much easier it is to build any sort of rain team now. So many pokemon appreciate drizzle support, and so many are willing to be the one to set drizzle - skarmory was my choice here, but it could easily be any water type, scizor, ferrothorn, forretress, etc. Heck, you even have other niche options like Zapdos and the classic Mew, but you could also just go looking for offensive rain setters, like Thundurus-T, Starmie, and more. I think as a result, abilities that try to answer rain is definitely much more viable- water absorb, storm drain, other weathers, and more are definitely options to use. Latias and Garchomp are very nice to work together as PHeal breakers for this team, easily handling a lot of weather setters - Latias even takes full advantage by having Thunder easily available to use. Tentacruel has Dry Skin over Rain Dish for better recovery through rain, a water immunity, and because the fire damage doesn't matter when it resists it, and it's in rain. Jirachi is very cool as a regenerator pokemon, since it has the tools to use it effectively! (rip assault vest, though, my first set idea had to be hastily changed when i got told it didn't exist in gen 5 :blobpensive:)


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I had to make this team after I made semistall, to redeem myself for thinking of such a stally idea. That being said, it was MUCH harder to work with drought overall - most fire types do NOT like that rain is much easier to pull off, and most fire types dislike Stealth Rocks overall. That being said, Victini definitely loves the fact that drought exists, and how it doesn't necessarily have to run drought itself - In The Hills brought up the idea of Gliscor, Landorus-T, or Mew as drought setters, but I personally think Heatran is a very good option - neutrality to rocks, and strong utility outside of being a drought setter means it can do a lot in several match-ups. You may have noticed that there's an Excadrill with Water Absorb, and that's because i think offensive abilities for Excadrill aren't as good as they might be for later gens. Rain is also a potent threat to worry about, so an immunity to water attacks that was also coincidentally immune to electric options was very nice to have here. I think SpDef Excadrill is very cool, and will probably mess around more with ideas.


Now I think it's time to move onto the metagame observations I've made since building - I think two of the BW OU titans aren't as potent as they can be in BW AAA - Steel types are so much stronger here, with massive utility options to use, and even regenerator on top of those options - magnet pull is also much harder to pull off, imo. They're just very hard to fit into teams, especially with the prevalent problem of mag pull just not giving any offensive support other than removing steels - I think Magnet Pull is actually p bad. Rain is permanent, half of them could be running immunity abilities, and some of them could be pivoters or shed shell already. what the hell does magnet pull do here??? you could trap the occasional poor heatran / exca, i guess? Speaking of BW OU titans, though, I think Latios is just simply too much for BW AAA. It benefits very hugely from the chance to change abilities. Adaptability is hard to switch into already, and then we run into the trouble of Tinted Lens sets just running through those possible check ins. The only true switch in is Chansey, but even that gets tricked and loses eventually. I think, to ensure that BW AAA is competitive, Latios should be banned. Latias is a much healthier version of Latios, and doesn't hit as hard. We would still have someone that could just drop strong Dracos in the meta, but Latias is much easier to deal with, imo. Latios is just far too much.
 

Kris

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I would like to form a community poll and discussion regarding how restricted abilities are handled in Gen 5-7 AAA. Currently, validation for those abilities is handled by disallowing them on non-native users, similar to how restrictions in Mix and Mega work. However, in Gen 8, it was decided to flat-out ban abilities.

Basically, what I'm proposing is to make all old gens AAA validate just like Gen 8 AAA; as far as I can tell, the only thing this changes is stuff like Protean Greninja and Imposter Ditto, though I could be wrong. I'd like to hear some people's thoughts on this though.

e: to clarify, this probably won't go into effect until after OM Classic.
 

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I think making the bans uniform across all gens is a good idea. To me, having abilities flat out banned makes the most sense anyway because of how I like to think of the meta: AAA is independent from standards and as such doesn't need to worry about catering to "native users" to begin with; after all, the format is literally designed with the intent that from the start, every pokemon gets access to every ability [before bans], so it only stands to reason that if an ability is banned, no Pokemon can legally have it. The promise of native abilities isn't exactly one that's ever made and doesn't obstruct this change from going through. While there are and always will be the example of STABmons which allows both native learnsets and the extra STAB moves, I don't think it takes much explanation to arrive at the conclusion that a meta where Pokemon can only use STAB moves and nothing else would certainly be unpalatable, whereas in AAA's case the lack of restricted abilities makes for a unique meta where the teambuilding style and gameplay is completely different from what one would expect in more "standard" formats like OU.

I also think that the entire native ability thing opens a can of worms that [as a TL for Gen 8 AAA] I don't find very attractive, anyway. If we allow Pokemon to run native abilities, then that opens up a line of issues with banned Pokemon who may or may not be "balanced" with said abilities. Take Buzzwole for example. It was banned this gen because of several sets using abilities like Triage, Tinted Lens, and Magic Bounce, but in theory it could justifiably be freed if it only had access to Beast Boost. My issue with this is that it's not really unbanning Buzzwole so much as it is banning every ability on Buzzwole except for Beast Boost, and to me that's a bit of a stretch: if something is too broken when given access to "Almost Any Ability," then it shouldn't be allowed period—otherwise, the meta becomes less about giving all pokemon almost any ability and more about allowing some pokemon to run just one, or two, or three abilities. That being said, one could also argue that the basis of AAA could or should be changed so that Pokemon can have their "natural" learnsets, but that just begs the question of what exactly a "native user" even is. To me, OMs are meant to be independent and thought of as their own individual metas (and as such I resonate with a lot of the reasoning here). Thus, every pokemon in AAA already starts out with every ability as a "natural" ability. What this means is that when an ability is banned, it's removed from every native user—which in the context of AAA is every Pokemon anyway. Going by that understanding of how the meta works, I don't see room for restricting Pokemon to only have certain abilities. We would consider something like allowing specific Pokemon (e.g. Huge Power Shuckle) to run typically broken abilities as unnecessarily complex, so as far as I can see restricting Pokemon to abilities they get "normally" is complex, too. It just doesn't make any logical sense to me that in a meta literally called Almost Any Ability, would-be banned Pokemon could ever be allowed so long as they only use Barely Any Abilities—it just wouldn't be consistent with the theme of the meta and thus shouldn't exist.
 
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This seem really unnecessary and intrusive. Beside the fact that from a metagame perspective Ditto and Greninja are perfectly fine, I don't really agree with the reasoning behind a such change; it's very much fine to have some difference in our rules across the gens, and constancy is kinda a subjective notion anyway. I feel also to see how exactly allowing native abilities would allow banned Pokémon to be legal with their native abilities either: it isn't the case currently, as far I know no one has ever argued to make this change in SM/XY, and since native abilities doesn't exists in SS, this would be a very strange proposal, easy to reject. Finally, I'm worrying about other OM. With a similar reasoning (changing old rules to make them constant with CG rules), someone could justify to change MnM's Aggronite behaviour in XY/SM, and it's something that I'm sure the playerbase doesn't want.

Just leave it alone imo.
 

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