Good evening! As most of you now know, a new metagame has been created in lieu of Mega Rayquaza's ban from the Ubers tier. In this metagame, known as "Anything Goes," you are permitted to use virtually any Pokemon, move, and ability you want. The only restriction in place is the Endless Battle clause, meaning that unlimited sleep, Swagger, and even Moody are permitted! If you want to dabble in this new metagame, you must realize that Mega Rayquaza isn't the only notable threat. Moody Octillery, Swagger Liepard, and a buffed Darkrai are all going to have their chance to shine in this metagame.
Here are some questions to mull over to get you thinking about this metagame:
- Luck - Is it possible to build a consistent team around the Swagger + Foul Play strategy? How many Swagger users do you need on such teams and how can you build a capable team around your Swagger mon(s)?
- RIP Moody and Sleep Clause - Just how good will Glalie, Smeargle and Bibarel be in this metagame? How can teams prepare for / abuse Darkrai's newfound ability to sleep as many Pokemon as it wants?
- No Species Clause either - Are there any Pokemon powerful enough to justify using more than one teamslot on & how would doing so affect team synergy, if at all?
- I like my new surroundings! - What Pokemon in the Ubers metagame can take advantage of the new threats? (hint: think Rest + Sleep Talk users and Pokemon with the Unaware ability)
Note: Please use this thread to discuss the metagame itself, NOT the decision to split Ubers up. Those who do talk about the decision will be infracted.
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