The main goal of this project is to encourage and maintain discussion on lesser used, but still effective, Pokemon in ORAS OU with community participation. In addition to discussion based on the Pokemon (plural) of that week, the thread acts as a nice way to encourage people to build with more creative options in the tier, getting them out of their comfort zone a bit.
How it works:
- Each week, 2-3 Pokemon will be chosen as our "test subjects".
- From there, those of you participating can simply post saying which Pokemon you're gonna focus on.
- At the end of the week, those participating simply post their findings in this thread. Things you can post include (but are not limited to):
- strategies used
- how you went about building with this Pokemon
- general strengths / weaknesses you noticed about the Pokemon
- if the meta is in favor of the Pokemon or not
- sets you used with the Pokemon
- and many more.....
- During the discussion period, I'll tag everyone who grabbed a Pokemon.
- Finally, as we're starting up the next week, I'll be announcing archived posts for each Pokemon from the previous week!
- The posts that get archived are simply the posts that the people I normally talk to OU stuff about & I deem the best at "summarizing" that Pokemon.
- PLEASE NOTE: the archived posts aren't necessarily the best posts due to the very subjective nature of choosing them. The main reason the archive exists is to have an example post to refer to for the various test subjects.
- Unlike other variations of this project on the other various tier subforums, you do not have to ladder to participate in these. Of course, battling & building a bit with your selected test subject are both highly suggested, but simply using a (not super old) build you already had and / or just testing with friends or testing in OU room tours is totally fine!
- Posting replays and imports of the team you used are also both highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
- If you take a test subject, it is expected that you'll post. Your posts don't need to be super lengthy & detailed, but they shouldn't be super short and simple. I'm not gonna put some arbitrary regulation on how many sentences you should have, but you should have at least a small paragraph.