Sub Kyurem is extremely polarizing, either you lose to it after a long and painful struggle with no possible counterplay, either you have one of the few answers and it does nothing basically. The reliable answers, as far as I'm aware, are Scizor, Scale Shot offensive Garchomp + sth that can make it come safely (corv, tp clef, blissey), 2 attacks Corviknight kind of, and that's pretty much all. You can also avoid losing to it by applying enough offensive pressure, which is not what I call reliable counterplay. Band Melmetal and Specs Dragapult get their stab ppstalled very quickly so counting on them is out of question. Switching back and forth usually doesn't work and requires multiple 50/50 wins + not getting frozen.I know you posted in the personal VR Rankings, but could you go into more detail on why you think Kyurem might deserve a suspect?
Garchomp struggles to actually sweep teams in a meta where Tomohawk, Clefable, Equilibra, Jumbao, etc. exist at the same time. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good rocker and still a fine wincond with proper team support ; but I wouldn't put it in S since I don't find it as centralizing as Slowking and Equilibra.In a similar vein why do you think that Garchomp is an overrated sweeper?
Well it's a good anti-cheese set, which I was focusing on since I didn't know euoia. It's also a nice Garchomp switchin, speaking of the devil.What was the thought process in your g2 match by bringing Iron Defense + Body Press Skarmory?
I think Zeph might become very strong very quickly, keep an eye on him.Most "under the radar player" right now?
Who do you expect to go for big during CAPPL7?
Very tempting to put a long list here but I'll play along and say The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick.Favorite movie of all time?
Hi !Hello atha
SM was pretty good I have to say but still SS.What is your favorite CAP gen?
Hegel or Aristotle, dependsWho is your favorite phylosopher?
Thank you ! I'd love to say something original here but I can't find anything, other than play the game, and talk about it with people. Don't hesitate to message me when I'm on, I always love talking metagame.How can I improve as a player? In my opinion you are one of the best players
Vale is smooth af I have to sayFavorite spanish word
Hard to tell. There are two novels that take a special place in my heart, The Old man and the sea by Hemingway (a short novel that I recommend to everyone really, even if you're not a great reader, it should bring you to tears) and The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas (famous French writer). Philosophy-wise it has to be Hegel's Phenomenology of spirit but I don't recommend it to anyone.Favorite book/novel?
welcome to capWhy did you commit the crime of replacing Koko with Kril on the rain team that I built during seasonal?
Very good question. I think less played metagames like AAA and CAP are by nature largely defined by one group of people that play and talk together. In AAA it was think/stresh n company ; in CAP it's like Rabia quziel D2 etc. (this is very schematic because people also have different opinions and the group is never homogeneous but still). In both metagames I am quite independent from these leading groups, which is probably the reason I tend to have controvertial takes.Your takes on the metas (i've seen) you play usually differ from the consensus at the time (for example, Kommo usage during AAA seasonal; your recent Cap teams and your take on the VR), but your builds end up being just as successful. Do you have any insight into the reason for this?
Choice Specs. Beware mixed Leftovers though, which comes close second I think. Choice Band can also be a threat. Choice Scarf is a thing too.Whats the best Pult set rn?
Hi !Hello atha, gratz on the interview :)
Ethics is the form of philosophy I'm least interested in, so not that much. Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the most memorable thing I've read on the matter. Even if their approach is interesting I think there's something wrong with Kant's approach. I also tend to dislike the utilitarian one. Stoicism is interesting though ; people tend to forget that it has to do with some form of deity at its core.Have you ever dabbled in ethics? If so, what are your readings?
I usually start with one pokemon (a breaker or a sweeper) and try to support it to the best of my ability. If there's one sentence that defines my teambuilding theory it's "I'd rather have 3 breakers walled by the same mon than each one walled by something different". Because in the first case you overwhelm said wall and win the game, in the second one you don't overwhelm shit and lose. I feel that's something a lot of people need to understand.What's your teambuilding theory? Do you start off with a core you like, try to stick to a playstyle or roll with the punches?
Sheer diversityWhat do you like most about SM CAP?
Tbh being dumb and ugly doesn't prevent you from being happy, quite the contrary maybe. Still smart and beautiful lol.Would you rather be smart and beautiful or dumb and ugly?
Bien le bonjour étrangerbonjour Atha
Man I love Paris so much. My favorite part about living here is probably just the city being beautiful. The buildings, the squares, the bars, the gardens, everything is gorgeous. I also love walking down the streets during the night, very poetic experience. If I had to recommend a garden it would be the Luxembourg for sure.i visited paris once when i was very young and loved the city. what are your favorite parts about living there?
Not gonna rank myselftop five ss players right now + predicts for this playtest ?
The spirit of Napoleon always looks over me to make sure I lead France to victory in some way.ever had a supernatural encounter? i feel like youve definitely run into some weird french ghost before
I'm a huge fan of the Beatles, I love Russian and French military songs, my favorite album is probably Rilès' Welcome to the jungle. Sinatra, Bowie, Daft Punk, Muse I love too.favorite songs/albums OAT?
I can move my right-hand index finger in a very weird way, which I can't show here sadly.any really weird or unusual talents? like touching your elbow with your tongue or something
Blue Whale if I decide the battleground.what's the biggest animal you could beat in a fight?
Somewhere between 1000 and 10000 I'd say.lastly how many baguettes do you think you have eaten in your whole life ? merci
Probably baguettes, because it's true as hell. I also find the ron ron thing funny because I don't understand it.What do you consider the funniest French stereotype?
Weavile. Ask DragonillisIf you could delete any Pokémon from the main games, which Pokemon would it be and why?
Good one. The musics that bring most souvenirs to me are probably those from the RBY pokemon series. Brings me back to when I was young and training my mons. Huge nostalgia burst every time.Music reactivates areas of the brain associated with memory. What is a song that elicits a memory to you and what memory does it elicit?
Haem I hate cheese. Embarrassing I know.There are two things certain about life: we all die and everybody loves cheese. What is your favorite type of cheese?
Nope 30k is a stresh privilege. You go for 25 max.does anyone other than stresh go for over 30k this cappl
Most likelywill you win playtest
I'm pretty high on rain in general. I love building rain ; playing it is a different story.which weather archetype is the best/your favorite to use
I don't use Blissey that much in general, but in Dragapult + Chromera meta what do you fucking expect. I'll probably stop in gen9.when will you stop using blissey
yeah, when WILL you stop using Blissey?
hi zephHI ATHA
Apart from the things I already said, Cawmodore is absolute bullshit and should be taken care of in some way, quickly. Even at a good level of play it restricts building a lot.What's your hottest meta take as of now?
Kyurem as I said. I don't think Dragapult should be banned for now.Is there anything rn that you think is broken, or very close to broken?
NoAre you planning to manage for any team tours in the near future?
To be fair I have no logical explanation to those straight facts
Philosophy of knowledge, because it's the field that drives the whole history of thought. Our modern world owes a lot more to Descarte's Meditations than you would think.What field of philosophy interests you the most, and why?
Buttered ham with a freshly baked baguetteWhat's your favorite french food?
Dhelmise sucks ass.What are your opinions on Dhelmise? Its the best mon in the meta isnt it. Like, no way theres a better mon ever
bye zephBYE ATHA
Teambuildingwhat do you like about this game?