let's play bw lc!
Why play BW?
- It's slow for LC: with the current banlist, Knock Off being 20 BP, and no Berry Juice, there's a lot more room for defensive play than in other LC gens. Chip damage goes a long way- especially with permanent weather. (The offensive threats are still very strong, though.)
- Diversity in styles: while bulky offense / balance is certainly very good (as in every LC gen), everything from sand semi-stall to screens HO is tournament-viable. There aren't any required Pokémon or even required roles (not even Stealth Rock); seeing 12 unique Pokémon in a match isn't that unexpected.
- It's new: Less than 100 tournament matches of sans-Misdreavus BW have been played. There's a lot of room to explore and experiment with new stuff!
Where to play BW
January 2021: There's a BW LC ladder on Showdown this month (look in the top right, under "RoA Spotlight"). There's also a Swiss tournament being run in RoA here. LPL 6 also has a BW slot.
Aside from LCPL and LCWC, the RoA Tour Nights series plays BW LC on Fridays on a semi-regular basis. You can also vote for BW LC in the automated tournaments run in the Little Cup room on Showdown. Just want to get some games in? Feel free to ping me on Smogon / PS / Discord- I'm always happy to play!
Scarf Drilbur Sand offense (originally by brewfasa)
Scarf Snover + Scarf Magnemite and pivots (originally by watashi)
Staryu-Timburr balance (originally by trash)
CM Bronzor Sand stall (by Fille)
Dual Shell Smash (originally by RaJ.Shoot)
Check out the RoA sample teams page for more!