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With the release of Libero Cinderace, do you think that it could rise in the viability rankings or possibly be suspected in the future? Explain your reasoning.
It has already risen to S in the recent VR update. We are not planning to hold a suspect for it anytime soon considering that it isn't unhealthy for the metagame and there isn't enough time to hold a suspect test anyways before DLC 1 drops.
 

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With the release of Libero Cinderace, do you think that it could rise in the viability rankings or possibly be suspected in the future? Explain your reasoning.
It did rise from A to S in the latest viability rankings update. Too early to tell if its going to be suspect worthy especially with the DLC coming up, but it's definitely something to look out for because it has really nice coverage outside of something to hit Water/Ground types with along with amazing Speed, good Attack, and decent bulk, as well as access to Bulk Up and priority Sucker Punch.

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Is emolga viable? I think it be an okay sub for thundurus as his mighty seat warmer. Flying sub par this gen so just want thoughts on it. Same for altaria and talonflame.
 
Why does the ladder say that there are 140 people with an ELO of exactly 1500? That seems highly unlikely unless there’s some kind of scoring artifact that I am unaware of.
 

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Why does the ladder say that there are 140 people with an ELO of exactly 1500? That seems highly unlikely unless there’s some kind of scoring artifact that I am unaware of.
On the ladder, there is a decay in score every day if you haven't played any games. 1500 is the minimum bar for the decay, meaning you won't go lower than 1500 due to decay. Those 140 people simply haven't played games in a while and have decayed down to the minimum ELO.
 
Tyranitar @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Thunder Wave
- Stone Edge
- Fire Blast

Mandibuzz (F) @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Defog
- Roost
- Foul Play
- Toxic

Sableye @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- Taunt
- Will-O-Wisp
- Recover
- Knock Off

Hydreigon @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Dragon Pulse
- Flash Cannon
- Fire Blast
- U-turn

Bisharp @ Life Orb
Ability: Defiant
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Iron Head
- Sucker Punch
- Knock Off

Grimmsnarl (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Bulk Up
- Substitute
- Sucker Punch
- Spirit Break

This was my team prior to DLC/Home release and I felt quite comfortable with it. Are there any upgrades available now outside Knock Off on Bisharp which I included already? Urshifu is sadly a no go for me. Maybe swap out Grimmsnarl for Incineroar or Krookodile? Bisharp and Hydreigon seem to be an unreplacable offense and Mandi + Tyranitar an unreplacable defense core...
 
his was my team prior to DLC/Home release and I felt quite comfortable with it. Are there any upgrades available now outside Knock Off on Bisharp which I included already? Urshifu is sadly a no go for me. Maybe swap out Grimmsnarl for Incineroar or Krookodile? Bisharp and Hydreigon seem to be an unreplacable offense and Mandi + Tyranitar an unreplacable defense core...
Are there specific constraints you are operating under? Why is Urshifu a “no-go”?
 
Are there specific constraints you are operating under? Why is Urshifu a “no-go”?
No duplicate items and no legendaries/mythicals are my personal restrictions. That's why no Urshifu.


he already asked on cord, idt anyone responded because its a simple ? thread and not a rmt
Didn't actually ask on discord, somebody just saw me there and responded ^^ just wanted to know if there are nobrain upgrades to some of my mons like maybe using Incineroar over Grimmsnarl simply because it maybe outclasses it in the current meta. Have been quite out of touch for some time now.
 
is Chandelure still worth using over Alolan Marowak on Ghost teams? What sets them apart?
To put it simply, Chandelure is much more reliable in helping in the Steel MU than Alolan Marowak with the SubCM set, and teams that use Alowak over Chandy could struggle against Steel. Advantage of Alowak is having access to Rocks and Electric immunity, the former freeing up Corsola-G to run a different option (like Haze), while the latter helps a lot against Electric.
 

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