Battle Spot Past Generations Discussion Thread

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Past Generations Discussion Thread

Talk about the Battle Spot formats of past generations here. I don't expect this to be a really active thread but it's important to keep track of our history :heart:. It's mostly for people who either joined Battle Spot in Sun and Moon and wants to know what it was like in past generations, or people who want to share their thoughts on these formats either by comparing it to Sun and Moon or through their experiences in future tournaments that involve these metagames.

Link to Gen 6 Battle Spot: http://www.smogon.com/forums/forums/gen-6-battle-spot.392/

Link to Gen 5 Battle Spot (Global Battle Union): http://www.smogon.com/forums/forums/global-battle-union.171/

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Considering there isn't really a better place to dump this and I probably won't use them again, here's all my GBU teams except the best one that I might have to whip out if GBU ever sees some kind of tour or somth. Anyway, here's my low effort team dump

Rain is cool obv, made this with some help from Cant Say (like every other team) and it felt decent enough. Only pulled it out against Feen where Toxicroak proved to be a total beast, although in hindsight there was no reason not to bring it in the finals once it was clear that it was a very dumb team designed to CT the same builds I was bringing every game (aka not rain)
Politoed @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Focus Blast
- Hypnosis

Kingdra @ Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Draco Meteor
- Ice Beam
- Dragon Pulse

Ferrothorn @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Def
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Stealth Rock
- Gyro Ball
- Power Whip
- Leech Seed

Thundurus @ Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 2 Atk / 30 Def
- Thunder Wave
- Thunder
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Focus Blast

Volcarona @ Lum Berry
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Quiver Dance
- Bug Buzz
- Fire Blast
- Giga Drain

Toxicroak @ Muscle Band
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 32 HP / 252 Atk / 224 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Drain Punch
- Sucker Punch
- Ice Punch

Dragonspam was the first team I made, thought it'd be funny with no fairies but I didn't really comprehend exactly how stupid it was before Sylveon and co. While it ended up getting tamed down to just 4 Dragons, it's still a boatload of fun. Like rain, it's all p basic and I dont see the need to explain the sets much
Dragonite @ Choice Band
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Extreme Speed
- Fire Punch

Salamence @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast
- Iron Tail

Latios @ Yache Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 2 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Draco Meteor
- Psyshock
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Surf

Tyranitar @ Focus Sash
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Crunch
- Pursuit
- Stone Edge
- Superpower

Magnezone @ Occa Berry
Ability: Magnet Pull
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 2 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Volt Switch
- Thunderbolt
- Flash Cannon

Garchomp @ Lum Berry
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Swords Dance
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Fire Blast

Jibaku gave me a framework of Lati+Ttar+Ferro and I made+used 3 different variants, but this was my favorite. Specs lati is really really stupid and sash ttar is incredible at trading with most things not named suicune, which lati checks and ferro covers. The rest is fairly offensive with blaziken being ye old strong cleaner, exca being other ye old strong cleaner that's better at beating cress but requires you also bring ttar 99% of the time, and Suicune is just a very good mon for checking random stuff when you realize that you need to blanket defensive switchin to all those threats rather than just relying on a ton of offensive pressure.
Latios @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Dragon Pulse
- Surf
- Trick

Tyranitar @ Focus Sash
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 168 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 84 Spe
Lonely Nature
- Crunch
- Superpower
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Power Whip
- Leech Seed
- Stealth Rock

Blaziken @ Life Orb
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 244 Atk / 52 SpA / 212 Spe
Naive Nature
IVs: 30 HP / 30 Def
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Protect

Excadrill @ Air Balloon
Ability: Sand Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Swords Dance

Suicune @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 156 Def / 100 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Sheer Cold
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Mirror Coat
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I am not sure if this team is new (p sure someone addressed this), but this is my favorite toy in ORAS BSS:

Liepard @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
Level: 50
EVs: 44 HP / 238 Def / 228 Spe
Timid Nature
- Assist
- Foul Play
- Swagger
- Substitute

Breloom @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
Level: 50
EVs: 204 HP / 252 Def / 54 SpD
Impish Nature
- Focus Punch
- Counter
- Spore
- Protect

Ditto @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Imposter
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Transform

Tyranitar-Mega @ Tyranitarite
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch
- Dragon Dance

Talonflame @ Life Orb
Ability: Gale Wings
Level: 50
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 28 SpD / 52 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Swords Dance
- Roost

Gengar @ Focus Sash
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Icy Wind
- Destiny Bond


Assuming I send Liepard, Breloom, and Ditto, Assist will always call the move Spore which has Prankster priority that no one is safe from, except Talonflame and Grass-types.

Talonflame punishes Grass-types that are lured by the first three (aforementioned) members, Tyranitar deals with opposing Talonflame and Thunderus-I (that can paralyze or Taunt Liepard first). Gengar has always been a premier revenge killer that can take down any troublesome opponent for my team, assuming SR is not there or I send it as a lead.

Very uncompetitive and luck-based... but fun as hell when it works. I always had to hide the chat when I used this team.

Lastly, for those who don't understand what this team does... I put a video here. Not advertising, just a reference.
I know it is not in English but you should be able to tell what is going on.

DISCLAIMER: not my video
i.e. First battle Garchomp uses Sleep Talk. It later Sleep Talks while it is awake and it fails.
 
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