Gen 6 ORAS Monotype

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ORAS Monotype is the official Monotype format for Gen 6. It was a turning point for the development of Monotype as a standout official metagame, and is fondly remembered by players who explored it when it was the current generation. Nowadays, it is still played in both room and forum tournaments.

Notably Different Mechanics:
  • Paralysis makes target 25% as fast instead of 50% as fast
  • Burn takes off 12% of the target's HP instead of 6%
  • Thunder Wave is 100% accurate
  • Mega Evolutions' type availability is based on their regular form, not on their Mega Form. For example, Mega Gyarados is usable on Flying teams because regular Gyarados is a Flying type
  • Mega evolving does not grant speed changes in the first turn
  • Gengar does have Levitate, and Mantine does not have Roost
  • Prankster does affect Dark-types
  • -ate abilties yield a damage multiplier of 1.3 instead of 1.2
Banlist

Viability Rankings:
S Rank
:volcarona:Volcarona

A Rank
:armaldo:Armaldo
:galvantula:Galvantula
:heracross-mega:Mega Heracross
:scizor:Scizor

B Rank
:heracross:Heracross
:pinsir-mega:Mega Pinsir
:scizor-mega:Mega Scizor
:yanmega:Yanmega

C Rank
:forretress:Forretress
:scolipede:Scolipede
:shuckle:Shuckle

D Rank
:durant:Durant
:vivillon:Vivillon
S Rank
:mandibuzz:Mandibuzz
:sableye:Sableye
:weavile:Weavile

A Rank
:hydreigon:Hydreigon
:tyranitar-mega:Mega Tyranitar

B Rank
:bisharp:Bisharp
:cacturne:Cacturne
:krookodile:Krookodile

C Rank
:crawdaunt:Crawdaunt
:drapion:Drapion
:sharpedo-mega:Mega Sharpedo
:tyranitar:Tyranitar

D Rank
:honchkrow:Honchkrow
S Rank
:dragonite:Dragonite
:kyurem-black:Kyurem-Black
:latios:Latios

A Rank
:garchomp:Garchomp
:hydreigon:Hydreigon
:latias-mega:Mega Latias

B Rank
:latias:Latias

C Rank
:dragalge:Dragalge
:garchomp-mega:Mega Garchomp
:latios-mega:Mega Latios
:salamence:Salamence
:zygarde:Zygarde

D Rank
:druddigon:Druddigon
:goodra:Goodra
S Rank
:rotom-wash:Rotom-Wash
:zapdos:Zapdos

A Rank
:magnezone:Magnezone
:manectric-mega:Mega Manectric
:raikou:Raikou
:thundurus:Thundurus

C Rank
:eelektross:Eelektross
:galvantula:Galvantula

D Rank
:luxray:Luxray
:ampharos-mega:Mega Ampharos
:stunfisk:Stunfisk
S Rank
:azumarill:Azumarill
:clefable:Clefable
:klefki:Klefki
:diancie-mega:Mega Diancie

A Rank
:gardevoir:Gardevoir
:togekiss:Togekiss

B Rank
:slurpuff:Slurpuff
:whimsicott:Whimsicott

C Rank
:gardevoir-mega:Mega Gardevoir
:sylveon:Sylveon

D Rank
:diancie:Diancie
S Rank
:keldeo:Keldeo
:terrakion:Terrakion

A Rank
:cobalion:Cobalion
:heracross:Heracross
:gallade-mega:Mega Gallade

B Rank
:breloom:Breloom
:hawlucha:Hawlucha

C Rank
:infernape:Infernape
:heracross-mega:Mega Heracross
:scrafty:Scrafty

D Rank
:conkeldurr:Conkeldurr
:lucario:Lucario
:pangoro:Pangoro
:toxicroak:Toxicroak
S Rank
:charizard-mega-y:Mega Charizard Y
:volcarona:Volcarona

A Rank
:darmanitan:Darmanitan
:heatran:Heatran
:infernape:Infernape
:victini:Victini

B Rank
:torkoal:Torkoal
:volcanion:Volcanion

C Rank
:chandelure:Chandelure
:entei:Entei
:fletchinder:Fletchinder
:ninetales:Ninetales
:rotom-heat:Rotom-Heat

D Rank
:arcanine:Arcanine
S Rank
:skarmory:Skarmory
::Tornadus-Therian</p><p>:zapdos:Zapdos

A Rank
:landorus:Landorus
:charizard-mega-y:Mega Charizard Y
:gyarados-mega:Mega Gyarados
:thundurus:Thundurus

B Rank
:dragonite:Dragonite
:gliscor:Gliscor
:hawlucha:Hawlucha
:Landorus-Therian</p><p>:Landorus-T
:aerodactyl-mega: Mega Aerodactyl
:thundurus-therian: Thundurus-T

C Rank
:aerodactyl:Aerodactyl
:gyarados:Gyarados
:togekiss:Togekiss
:yanmega:Yanmega

D Rank
:articuno:Articuno
:mandibuzz:Mandibuzz
:moltres:Moltres
:salamence:Salamence
:xatu:Xatu
S Rank
:gengar:Gengar
:sableye:Sableye

A Rank
:chandelure:Chandelure
:golurk:Golurk
:gourgeist:Gourgeist-Super
:jellicent:Jellicent

B Rank
:cofagrigus:Cofagrigus
:froslass:Froslass
:hoopa:Hoopa

C Rank
:doublade:Doublade

D Rank
:banette-mega:Mega Banette
S Rank
:ferrothorn:Ferrothorn
:venusaur-mega:Mega Venusaur

A Rank
:breloom:Breloom
:cradily:Cradily
:serperior:Serperior
:whimsicott:Whimsicott

B Rank
:celebi:Celebi
:rotom-mow:Rotom-Mow

C Rank
:gourgeist:Gourgeist-Super
:shaymin:Shaymin
:shiftry:Shiftry

D Rank
:amoonguss:Amoonguss
:ludicolo:Ludicolo
:roserade:Roserade
S Rank
:excadrill:Excadrill
:hippowdon:Hippowdon
:landorus:Landorus

A Rank
:gastrodon:Gastrodon
:mamoswine:Mamoswine
:garchomp-mega:Mega Garchomp

B Rank
:gliscor:Gliscor
:nidoking:Nidoking
:seismitoad:Seismitoad

C Rank
:diggersby:Diggersby
:garchomp:Garchomp
:krookodile:Krookodile
:landorus-therian: Landorus-T
:zygarde:Zygarde

D Rank
:dugtrio:Dugtrio
:camerupt-mega:Mega Camerupt
:steelix-mega:Mega Steelix
:quagsire:Quagsire
S Rank
:avalugg:Avalugg
:kyurem-black:Kyurem-Black
:mamoswine:Mamoswine
:weavile:Weavile

A Rank
:lapras:Lapras
:piloswine:Piloswine

B Rank
:articuno:Articuno
:cloyster:Cloyster
:froslass:Froslass
:rotom-frost:Rotom-Frost
:walrein:Walrein

C Rank
:aurorus:Aurorus
:abomasnow-mega:Mega Abomasnow
:glalie-mega:Mega Glalie

D Rank
:cryogonal:Cryogonal
S Rank
:chansey:Chansey
:lopunny-mega:Mega Lopunny
:porygon2:Porygon2
:staraptor:Staraptor

A Rank
:diggersby:Diggersby
:ditto:Ditto
:heliolisk:Heliolisk

B Rank
:meloetta:Meloetta
:porygon-z:Porygon-Z

C Rank
:cinccino:Cinccino
:pidgeot-mega:Mega Pidgeot
:smeargle:Smeargle

D Rank
:exploud:Exploud
:audino-mega:Mega Audino
:snorlax:Snorlax
S Rank
:gengar:Gengar
:venusaur-mega:Mega Venusaur
:nidoking:Nidoking

A Rank
:crobat:Crobat
:drapion:Drapion
:scolipede:Scolipede
:tentacruel:Tentacruel

B Rank
:amoonguss:Amoonguss
:nidoqueen:Nidoqueen
:skuntank:Skuntank

C Rank
:dragalge:Dragalge

D Rank
:roserade:Roserade
S Rank
:jirachi:Jirachi
:victini:Victini

A Rank
:deoxys-speed:Deoxys-Speed
:latios:Latios
:gallade-mega:Mega Gallade
:gardevoir-mega:Mega Gardevoir
:slowbro:Slowbro

B Rank
:celebi:Celebi
:latias:Latias
:latias-mega:Mega Latias
:mew:Mew
:reuniclus:Reuniclus

C Rank
:alakazam:Alakazam
:gardevoir:Gardevoir
:alakazam-mega:Mega Alakazam
:latios-mega:Mega Latios
:meloetta:Meloetta

D Rank
:azelf:Azelf
:bronzong:Bronzong
:deoxys-defense:Deoxys-Defense
:slowking:Slowking
:starmie:Starmie
S Rank
:diancie-mega:Mega Diancie
:terrakion:Terrakion
:tyranitar:Tyranitar

A Rank
:aggron-mega:Mega Aggron
:rhyperior:Rhyperior
:shuckle:Shuckle

B Rank
:tyranitar-mega:Mega Tyranitar
:omastar:Omastar

C Rank
:aerodactyl:Aerodactyl
:cradily:Cradily
:aerodactyl-mega:Mega Aerodactyl

D Rank
:diancie:Diancie
:tyrantrum:Tyrantrum
S Rank
:heatran:Heatran
:skarmory:Skarmory

A Rank
:ferrothorn:Ferrothorn
:magnezone:Magnezone
:scizor-mega:Mega Scizor

B Rank
:bisharp:Bisharp
:bronzong:Bronzong
:durant:Durant
:excadrill:Excadrill

C Rank
:cobalion:Cobalion
:doublade:Doublade
:jirachi:Jirachi
:klefki:Klefki

D Rank
:empoleon:Empoleon
:lucario:Lucario
S Rank
:keldeo:Keldeo

A Rank
:empoleon:Empoleon
:sharpedo-mega:Mega Sharpedo
:politoed:Politoed
:rotom-wash:Rotom-Wash
:seismitoad:Seismitoad

B Rank
:kingdra:Kingdra
:swampert-mega:Mega Swampert
:suicune:Suicune
:swampert:Swampert
:tentacruel:Tentacruel

C Rank
:azumarill:Azumarill
:cloyster:Cloyster
:gastrodon:Gastrodon
:manaphy:Manaphy
:gyarados-mega:Mega Gyarados
:slowbro:Slowbro
:starmie:Starmie
:volcanion:Volcanion

D Rank
:alomomola:Alomomola
:crawdaunt:Crawdaunt
:gyarados:Gyarados
:lanturn:Lanturn
:quagsire:Quagsire
:slowking:Slowking

Type Viability Rankings:
S Rank



A Rank




B Rank






C Rank





F Rank




Sample Teams:
click on the sprites to get each team's importable!


Bug

:galvantula::armaldo::pinsir-mega::volcarona::heracross::scizor:- Mega Pinsir Hyper Offense by Harpp



Dark

- Bulky Offense by Splash



Dragon

:dragonite::kyurem-black::garchomp::hydreigon::latios::latias-mega:- Mega Latias Offense by Chaitanya



Electric

:manectric-mega::rotom-wash::zapdos::magnezone::raikou::thundurus:- Standard Offense by Chaitanya



Fairy

:togekiss::diancie-mega::klefki::azumarill::clefable::whimsicott:- Standard Screens Offense by Ridley



Fighting

- Hawlucha Hyper Offense by Cell



Fire

- Hyper Offense by Cell



Flying

:aerodactyl-mega::skarmory::zapdos::thundurus::landorus::tornadus-therian:- Mega Aerodactyl Balance by Attribute


Ghost

:jellicent::sableye::froslass::golurk::chandelure::gengar:- Bulky Offense by Ridley



Grass

:ferrothorn::cradily::venusaur-mega::whimsicott::breloom::celebi:- Standard Balance by juleocesar



Ground

:hippowdon::excadrill::landorus::garchomp-mega::gastrodon::mamoswine:- Mega Garchomp Sand Offense by Chaitanya



Ice

:mamoswine::kyurem-black::avalugg::lapras::weavile::piloswine:- Standard Balance by smub



Normal

:chansey::lopunny-mega::porygon2::staraptor::diggersby::heliolisk:- Heliolisk Balance by Cell



Poison

:gengar::drapion::tentacruel::venusaur-mega::nidoking::crobat:- Standard Bulky Offense by Cell



Psychic

:gardevoir-mega::victini::jirachi::deoxys-speed::latios::slowbro:- Mega Gardevoir Balance by Cell
- Mega Gallade Balance by Attribute



Rock

:diancie-mega::terrakion::tyranitar::rhyperior::shuckle::omastar:- Standard Hyper Offense by smub



Steel

:scizor-mega::skarmory::ferrothorn::heatran::excadrill::magnezone:- Mega Scizor Balance by Ridley



Water

:suicune::tentacruel::sharpedo-mega::cloyster::swampert::keldeo:- Suicune Bulky Offense by Chaitanya

:politoed::kingdra::keldeo::sharpedo-mega::seismitoad::rotom-wash:- Mega Sharpedo Rain Offense by Cell
 
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Yami

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I would like to drop off some ORAS monotype teams for samples and some VR stuff.
Steel
:Heatran: :Skarmory: :Ferrothorn: :Bronzong: :Jirachi: :Excadrill:
https://pokepast.es/693bdbb5d91c179d
I originally made this team for gens last year, but with Durant and a Choice Scarf Magnezone. Once Mega Medicham got banned, I thought that Durant is not needed anymore and since Flying- and Water-type usage was on the rise, it was time to replace Durant with a Jirachi to help with these matchups with a Calm Mind set. Psychic is better vs water, but Psyshock can be used to hit Chansey and other spD walls better. The other change was the Choice Scarf user. I found Magnezone very underwealming outside of the Steel mirror, and thought Excadrill would be better thanks to its abity allowing it to hit rotom forms and its Ground-typing. This team is made to be able to beat Normal, Water and have a chance against most types. Bronzong is the Rock setter and can scout the opp Pokemon with Protect to see what set it could be based on the first move that is used. Psywave allows it to do decent chip damage and can cripple switch ins and Pokemon that set up on it with Toxic. Next we have Skarmory, with Spikes to be a harzard stacking duo with Bronzong and be an emergency check to Volcorona if rocks aren’t up and phase it out with Whirlwind. Brave Bird is the move of choice to help with Bug-types like Yanmega and a weakened Volcorona. Ferrothorn is more of an oddity from its usual set, but Toxic allows it to surprise switchins like Slowbro, Victini and Staraptor with Toxic and therefoe crippling these Pokemon for the rest of the game. The other oddity on this team is Heatran, which sub is to serve as a way to stall out Pokemon and use Toxic on predicted switches. I put in Jirachi with a CM set to help with mus that can be bad for Steel like Water and Fighting as with its two attacks can greatly threaten these teams. Lastly, I went with Excadrill as the speed control because helps with Kyurem-B and be able to try to win the Fire-type matchup.


Dragon
:Latios: :Kyurem-Black: :Dragonite: :Hydreigon: :Garchomp: :Latias-Mega:

https://pokepast.es/ca48884987cefb59
Another team I like to submit is a Dragon team. Dragon was ironiacclly not the First type I used when I got into monotype in ORAS, as that was actually Ice LMAO, but still Dragon is the type that has a special place in my heart and one of my favorite types to play. This is close to the OG version I spammed when ORAS had a ladder back in 2015 (Yes, I am really from 2015 guys lmao) other than the Kyurem-B being Choice Scarf, Choice Scarf Earthquake Latios (yeah…) and the Hydreigon was Life Orb. Mega Latias is a great Calm Mind attacker thanks to its bulk, access to Roost and have access to Stored Power and Thunderbolt. It can use Refresh to help greatly in the Normal-type matchup as it does not have to be afraid of being status by Chansey’s Thunder Wave or Porygon2’s Toxic or vice virca. With using Thunderbolt and Stored Power, it can greatly tear apart Flying- and the Water-type mu once it sets up. Hydreigon is the Choice Specs user of this team as it can 2HKO most Steel-types and can greatly threaten Psychic-types with Dark Pulse. It is also very helpful against walls such as Gastrodon, Empoleon, Slowbro and Hippowdown that some of its teammates may struggle with. I like Tank Chomp in ORAS due to it being able to come in on a x2 Mega Scizor and killing it with Fire Blast or come in on other physical attackers like Excadrill, Terrakion and Mega Sharpedo and cause them major chip damage. Dragon Tail is also handy against set up attackers such as Mega Gyrarados that can cause major damage otherwise. Stealth Rock is a way to help chip Pokemon in matchups to help its teammates have an easier time with taking care of Pokemon. Dragonite is the same old Dragonite set. Extreme Speed helps to pick off a weakened Mega Gardevoir, sweep Electric once Rotom-W and Zapdos are majorly chipped, a weakened Mega Sharpedo and be able to take an attack from most things and kill it with one of its three moves thanks to multiscale that can greatly help against a Mega Scizor that Swords Dance once. Kyurem-B gives Dragon a useful Ice neutral and with its boltbeam coverage, help greatly in the Flying- and Water-type matchup. Earth Power gives it a way to kill Excadrill outside of sand in the Ground-type matchup while also being able to hit Empoleon and Rotom-W in the Water-type matchup. Lastly, we have Latios as the speed control and as the Defogger. Thanks to its high Speed stat, it can outpace the unboosted metagame and revenge kill a Mega Charizard X at x1 and sweep Fighting once Breloom’s Focus Sash is broken and Cobailon is weakened. Thunderbolt is for neutral coverage and gives it a way to hit most things neutrally.


Poison
:Drapion: :Venusaur-Mega: :Crobat: :Nidoking: :Gengar: :Scolipede:

https://pokepast.es/e457be3f458fed64
I made this for BLT I think, but it went to the trash can. With Scolipede and Choice Scarf Drapion, you stand a chance in the Psychic-type matchup. Scolipede is Jolly to enable it to outpace Lati@s after one Speed Boost. Venusaur + Gengar is really good against balance water, while Crobat and also Gengar serve as Ground immunites. Nidoking is able to greatly help out in the Steel-type matchup with pressuring all Steel-types with Flamethrower and Earth Power.


Steel

:Doublade: B ----> C The main niche of this Pokemon is gone, which was to create mindgames with Mega Medicham. This Pokemon niche is really a slow Bisharp at x2 to sweep the Psychic-type mu minus Meloetta, but in reality, Bisharp just does a lot more for Steel overall. The only other reason to use this Pokemon is to help with the Fighting-type mu to create mindgames with a Fighting-type locked into a Fighting move from Choiced Keldeo or Terrakion. I rather use another Pokemon like Jirachi or Magnezone when I build a new Steel-type team as it covers a lot more matchups than this hard one.

Bug

:Shuckle: B -------> D I understand this Pokemon is an alternative web settler, but that is really all it does as it does not help too much in any matchups when it comes to it as I would rather have galv to help greatly with the Water-type mu.

:Yanmega: C ------> B Yanmega is a great Life Orb sweeper on Bug as Hidden Power Ice helps with the Dragon- and Flying-type mus while its Flying-STAB helps greatly in taking down Fighting-types like Keldeo. It can also help with the Water-type mu with Giga Drain, which in my book does a lot more than Scliopede that it shares its current rank and has more of a niche like Mega Heracross.

Type VR

Move Dragon down to B. The main reason is it’s a high risk high reward type that can take care of most B rank types and Flying in S rank, but struggles with Psychic, Ground and can struggle with balance water if played right.

Move Bug up to A. While Bug vs flying is very uh bad lmao, Bug can fend its way though Water with webs + Yanmega + Mega Heracross, and as long as it is not Choice Scarf Victini, mow down Psychic as well.

That is it for right now, stay tuned for more sample ORAS monotype submissions and a post on some BW monotype stuff in a few days!
 


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

Cradily @ Leftovers
Ability: Storm Drain
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpD / 8 Spe
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
- Rock Slide
- Recover

Venusaur @ Venusaurite
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 20 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Leech Seed
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Synthesis

Whimsicott @ Life Orb
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Moonblast
- Giga Drain
- Encore
- Stun Spore

Breloom @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Spore
- Bullet Seed
- Rock Tomb
- Mach Punch

Celebi @ Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Earth Power
- Psychic
- Giga Drain
- Recover


Hey! I'd like to contribute with a Grass team sample for ORAS, as there aren't any teams for it yet. This team had solid success throughout the metagame. I took the original and made several modifies to make it more "staple" and reliable (ex: replacing equake for leech seed on Mega-Venusaur since it can also beat defensive Heatran variants and is broadly effective versus many types in general, also Giga Drain looks more consistent on Whimsicott, so this replaced Psychic). Also feel free to make questions or make modifies to make it look more appropriate as a sample team should be.

This is basically standard balance Grass. EVs are pretty straightforward. 20 speed EVs on Mega-Venusaur to outspeed Adamant Azumarill after Belly Drum, while keeping it as much as physically bulk as possible. Also worth to note that 8 speed EVs on Cradily is not a meme, it allows it to outspeed +1 Volcarona after paralysis (remember paralysis speed cut is 1/4 in gen6 as opposed to 1/2 in gens 7 and 8). Specially defensive on Ferrothorn to handle Ice types like Kyurem-Black, as well as problematic special attackers like Gengar, Landorus-I and Togekiss, but can be reevaluated if needed.

EDIT: Put the team at the beginning of the post to make it clearer.
 
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Cell

Birth By Sleep
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In light of recent usage, we've made some changes to the ORAS VR. Feel free to DM me and Attribute for explanations.
A > B
A > B
B > C

UR > C
B > C
B > D
C > D

A > S

A > B
B > C
C > D
C > D

B > C

UR > D

B > C

A > S
UR > C
B > C
C > D
C > D

C > B

B > A
UR > D

A > C

D > C
C > D

B > A
B > A
A > B
B > C
C > D
C > D
C > D
D > UR

5/21: Added some samples and hyperlinked a few of the less outdated analyses.
5/26: Made final Pre-MPL7 update to the VR.
 
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