Metagame Godly Gift

That's a pretty great team, but wouldn't Crobat rather have Infiltrator over Inner Focus? Unless you really hate Fake Out or Serene Grace hax, I don't see any reason why it would run Inner Focus
Good point, I just forgot to set that it team building. Yes, Crobat should run Inner Focus

(By the way how do I put pokemon images into my post? I know how to do images in general, just not where people get animated pokemon images from.)
 
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“Godly Gift and it’s contributors were revived and full restored!”

Voting stage for OMOTM is starting today. This game deserves lots of credit for its history.

One concept to consider would be how powerful threats like Eevee can benefit from HP coming from Giratina. It can survive many hits and then abuse Stored Power.
 
We are 1 vote away from a tie for Other Metagame of the Month, and the victory feels within our grasp!

To commemorate, let’s focus on how our metagame can view impacted changes since the last time it won (before USUM). For example who would have known Kommo-o with its Z-move Canglorious Soulblaze could be viewed as overpowered?

Imagine putting it in the SpA slot off of an Uber like Hoopa-Unbound with 170 Special Attack. Not only would it hit hard, but it would gain the +1 boosts for all stats. Where is Prankster Haze when you need it?

While that certainly adds to the “fighting spirit” of a Fighting/Dragon Type, does that mean we have to carry a fairy type just to stop it from setting up? Thoughts?
 
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Kommo certainly has alot of potential with its new broken z move and coverage, with new higher spa or speed it can very easily sweep teams thanks to its great spammable stabs and coverage on both sides (clanging scales/focus blast/flash cannon/flamethrower hits everything)

To reignite discussion i will discuss some new interesting mons in the meta since the last shift i havent seen mentioned

Recievers:

Is a pretty interesting mon

On Arceus offense, it can be a bulky tr monster on the HP with 120/211/101 bulk and 131 attack. Itd be a really good anti offense mon with its nuke 120bp gyro balls and excellent bulk
252 Atk Deoxys Superpower vs. 252 HP / 0- Def Stakataka: 348-412 (78.3 - 92.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
i could see it landing in B+


It got alot of great options now has excellent options like Stealth Rock, Swords Dance, Photon Geyser, Earth Power, Knock Off, Heat Wave..etc

Its a great lead and is an amazing set up sweeper thanks to photon geyser ignoring abilities
i could see this being ranked B+ and being used on offense on the speed/attack slot thanks to its versatility


This mon got a really cool option in defog, i can see it bump up in viability on balance on the Defense slot thanks to being a great role compressor (a fairy type, has huge spdef, a defogger, cleric) i could see it land on A-

Also since its probably gonna be a hugely different metagame ill dump some teams i used to peak the ladder with

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No priority allowed (Tapu Lele) @ Terrain Extender
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 20 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Taunt
- Calm Mind

Crobat @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Taunt
- Roost
- Defog / Toxic / U-turn

OR

Skarmory @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Brave Bird
- Taunt
- Stealth Rock
- Roost

Dead body (Kyogre) @ Damp Rock
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Toxic
- Rest

Wheres ur switchins (Kingdra) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Hydro Pump
- Draco Meteor
- Ice Beam

A E G I S L A S H (Doublade) @ Eviolite
Ability: No Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Sneak
- Gyro Ball
- Sacred Sword

Shrek (Swampert-Mega) @ Swampertite
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch
- Stealth Rock

This team is pretty much a ct to all the old deoxys offense that was around, rain is self explanatory. Great vs offense, okay vs balance and bad vs stall

Doublade was a great glue and counter to psychic spam, it could switch in on hugely threatening mons like Pinsir, Heracross, Serperior, Deoxys a, Tapu Lele, Swellow and Tapu Bulu with ease and easily sweep late game

Lele was my stallbreaker which worked pretty nicely vs hard stall, less so vs fat balance

Crobat was nice for some speed control outside of rain, and a good ground immunity + grass countermeasure. It also helps with the fat team matchup thanks to poison immunity + taunt

Others are self explanatory, kyogre is rain setter, swampert clicks buttons and kingdra clicks nukes like this
252+ SpA Choice Specs Kingdra Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arceus-Water in Rain: 210-248 (47.2 - 55.8%) -- 78.5% chance to 2HKO
 
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Kommo certainly has alot of potential with its new broken z move and coverage, with new higher spa or speed it can very easily sweep teams thanks to its great spammable stabs and coverage on both sides (clanging scales/focus blast/flash cannon/flamethrower hits everything)

To reignite discussion i will discuss some new interesting mons in the meta since the last shift i havent seen mentioned

Recievers:

Is a pretty interesting mon

On Arceus offense, it can be a bulky tr monster on the HP with 120/211/101 bulk and 131 attack. Itd be a really good anti offense mon with its nuke 120bp gyro balls and excellent bulk
252 Atk Deoxys Superpower vs. 252 HP / 0- Def Stakataka: 348-412 (78.3 - 92.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
i could see it landing in B+


It got alot of great options now has excellent options like Stealth Rock, Swords Dance, Photon Geyser, Earth Power, Knock Off, Heat Wave..etc

Its a great lead and is an amazing set up sweeper thanks to photon geyser ignoring abilities
i could see this being ranked B+ and being used on offense on the speed/attack slot thanks to its versatility


This mon got a really cool option in defog, i can see it bump up in viability on balance on the Defense slot thanks to being a great role compressor (a fairy type, has huge spdef, a defogger, cleric) i could see it land on A-

Also since its probably gonna be a hugely different metagame ill dump some teams i used to peak the ladder with

/

No priority allowed (Tapu Lele) @ Terrain Extender
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 20 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Taunt
- Calm Mind

Crobat @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Taunt
- Roost
- Defog / Toxic / U-turn

OR

Skarmory @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Brave Bird
- Taunt
- Stealth Rock
- Roost

Dead body (Kyogre) @ Damp Rock
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Toxic
- Rest

Wheres ur switchins (Kingdra) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Hydro Pump
- Draco Meteor
- Ice Beam

A E G I S L A S H (Doublade) @ Eviolite
Ability: No Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Sneak
- Gyro Ball
- Sacred Sword

Shrek (Swampert-Mega) @ Swampertite
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch
- Stealth Rock

This team is pretty much a ct to all the old deoxys offense that was around, rain is self explanatory. Great vs offense, okay vs balance and bad vs stall

Doublade was a great glue and counter to psychic spam, it could switch in on hugely threatening mons like Pinsir, Heracross, Serperior, Deoxys a, Tapu Lele, Swellow and Tapu Bulu with ease and easily sweep late game

Lele was my stallbreaker which worked pretty nicely vs hard stall, less so vs fat balance

Crobat was nice for some speed control outside of rain, and a good ground immunity + grass countermeasure. It also helps with the fat team matchup thanks to poison immunity + taunt

Others are self explanatory, kyogre is rain setter, swampert clicks buttons and kingdra clicks nukes like this
252+ SpA Choice Specs Kingdra Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arceus-Water in Rain: 210-248 (47.2 - 55.8%) -- 78.5% chance to 2HKO
I like your way of thinking! Now pair it with Sandstream and you have sky-high Special Defense!

Eviolite users are always a fun defensive or bulky offensive option, and your Doublade is a great example of a bulky offensive threat, especially with that unique Ghost / Steel typing! Watch out, it packs priority!

For Rock-types, Sandstream only adds to their Special Defensive capabilties! Give Rhydon with Eviolite Lugia's Special Defense, add Sandstream and now Rhydon is one of the best Special walls possible.

I have to say, I love the weather based team, it's a good way to capitalize on Swampert-Mega's capabilities, from Ability, to stats.
 
Just out of curiosity, are Blissey and Chansey banned from the God slot?

Never mind, I'm assuming not, since you'd have to put it in the HP slot, and therefore can't gift HP.
 
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They’re just banned in general
Yep.

For anyone wondering on Pokémon with already good HP to receive Defense boosts, the next best option for high HP inheritance (received not gifted) would be Munchlax for the sake of Eviolite and the same typing, (and only 1 weakness).

Rhydon works to boost Special Defense as its Defense is already high, but Munchlax can be used to gain Defense and make use of its decent Special Defense to make it bulkier than even Lugia’s Special Defense.
 
Hey! i checked the viability rankings and Zygarde (50%) is Uber now so it shouldn't be in the receiving end of the viability rankings.
 
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Hey! i checked the viability rankings and Zygarde (50%) is Uber now so it shouldn't be in the receiving end of the viability rankings.
The current leader of this metagame hasn't logged into Smogon since late August of last year and Godly Gift's activity has shown to be rising. Because of this, we are in search for a new leader. If anyone interested in taking over, please let me or the OM Leaders know by posting on our profiles or messaging us on Discord. There should be some evidence of your interest, such as with posts in this thread.
 
Shuckle is in the gods VR list by virtue of being able to donate 230 Defense stats (It works because if the team doesn't have an Uber the HP mon is the donator) and this allows for some strategies of making certain mons excessively bulky to either stall or setup. The Attack and SpA slots can be given to a Pokemon of the opposite offense to not lower offensive presence (or to a stall mon) and the speed stat similarly can be given to an already slow mon or a mon with pivoting for momentum gaining slow pivoting.
 
Hey! i checked the viability rankings and Zygarde (50%) is Uber now so it shouldn't be in the receiving end of the viability rankings.
Great point. I am excited to see how this metagame shapes up, especially as the other metagame of the month nears the end of the voting stages.

My focus is on ensuring this metagame is recognized for the uniqueness, as you can literally change the order upon team preview, which matters when not choosing an Uber, so no team has to ever function the same in a given rematch.
By not using an Uber, you can adjust your team via team preview and change it up to counter what you can tell your foe will use (I.e. if they have an Uber you can likely tell what Pokémon will pick up each stat).
 
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I’m very excited for the prospect of this meta becoming active again. I have some very evil ideas I’d like to try.
Me too! I just voted, as we are currently leading the pack! Let’s carry this home thru the weekend (Last day to vote is 3/31/19, and win our place back where it belongs as OMotM).

To note: since the last time we won, the metagame shifted, as we were pre-USUM, and now we will have more options for play due to this new metagame!

Cheers!
 
Seeing as this meta is well in the lead for OMoTM, I was going to build a team for it, but I need some advice. Any ideas for Mega Sableye replacements? Espeon and Xatu come to mind, but their defensive typings leaves them vulnerable to pursuit trapping, and are generally poor typings. Mega Absol seems okay, if you gift it a lot of HP. Mega Diancie seems great, as it has overall outstanding stats, especially after gifting HP, but it relies on wish support.
 
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It depends on what type of mon you want in the HP slot. If you want something that can deter hazards, then Rotom formes are pretty good and can also provide momentum for a more offensive team. Mega Diancie is definitely an option as an offensive SR user that can pressure the opposing teams quite well. Klefki is something that I personally use frequently as a nice blanket check to threats to offensive teams, such as Xerneas, while providing Spikes or Screens (don’t run Defog on it it gets blocked by Dark types). Gliscor and Gligar are pretty durable defoggers on more balance teams if you need one, and Tapu Fini, Tapu Koko, Lati@s, and Skarmory are all interesting options. Crobat is as splashable onto basically any stat as usual and provides solid hazard control with Taunt + Defog and could also provide momentum.
 
Hi everyone! Very excited to lead this meta.
To start off a lot of the resources are outdated (like Pre-USUM stuff). I started off by making some changes to the Gods VR and adding Necrozma-DM, DW, Marshadow, and Naganadel.
The Receivers VR is probably outdated and inaccurate (I removed Dugtrio and Zygarde) so if you have any nominations/suggestions feel free to post it! I will probably be making some small changes here and there as well for some misplaced mons.
 
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The Receivers VR is probably outdated and inaccurate (I removed Dugtrio and Zygarde) so if you have any nominations/suggestions feel free to post it! I will probably be making some small changes here and there as well for some misplaced mons.
What? Why would you remove Dugtrio?
 
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Godly Gift is an OU based metagame with 1 Ubers allowed, so all OU bans and clauses apply. There have been no unbans so Arena Trap Dugtrio is not allowed to be a receiver. If you want to use Dugtrio then you are technically allowed to, but Dugtrio without Arena Trap is heavily outclassed by other Ground-types, and if you use Arena Trap Dugtrio it will be treated as your God which is similarly really bad as it has horrible stats.
 
Godly Gift is an OU based metagame with 1 Ubers allowed, so all OU bans and clauses apply. There have been no unbans so Arena Trap Dugtrio is not allowed to be a receiver. If you want to use Dugtrio then you are technically allowed to, but Dugtrio without Arena Trap is heavily outclassed by other Ground-types, and if you use Arena Trap Dugtrio it will be treated as your God which is similarly really bad as it has horrible stats.
i took this picture like 2 minutes ago, it's not banned. note the deo n and 399 attack showing that it doesnt count as a god
 
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