I was dancing around, dancing around it
In this metagame the typing of the move in the first slot is changed to the primary typing of the mon. If the mon has a secondary type, the typing of the move in the second slot is changed to the secondary typing of the mon. All other aspects of the move (power, accuracy, secondary effects, etc.) remain the same, allowing mons to run dangerous new STAB moves
Zarude @ Choice Band
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Power Whip
- Body Slam
- Close Combat
Zarude has always longed for a stronger Dark-type STAB move, and now it has it! With Power Whip in the first move slot, it becomes a powerful 120 Base Power Dark move! Body Slam in slot two gets converted into Grass-type while maintaining its handy 30% paralysis chance. U-turn and Close Combat, while both restricted moves, are allowed in the third and fourth moveslots, as they do not type change.
Pokemon: Blacephalon, Calyrex-Ice, Calyrex-Shadow, Darmanitan-Galar, Dialga, Dracovish, Dragonite, Dragapult, Eternatus, Genesect, Giratina, Giratina-Origin, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Kingdra, Kommo-o, Kyogre, Kyurem-Black, Kyurem-White, Landorus-Incarnate, Lugia, Lunala, Magearna, Marshadow, Mewtwo, Naganadel, Necrozma-Dawn-Wings, Necrozma-Dusk-Mane, Noivern, Palkia, Pheromosa, Polteageist, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Solgaleo, Spectrier, Thundurus-Therian, Urshifu-Base, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zacian, Zacian-Crowned, Zamazenta, Zamazenta-Crowned, Zekrom, Zygarde
Items: King's Rock
Abilities: Arena Trap, Magnet Pull, Moody, Power Construct, Shadow Tag
Restricted Moves*: U-Turn, Volt Switch, Bolt Beak, Close Combat
Banned Move: Baton Pass
*Restricted moves are not allowed to be type changed; they must be in the third or fourth move slot, or also second for single typed mons
Clauses: Sleep Moves Clause, Species Clause, Nickname Clause, OHKO Clause, Evasion Moves Clause, Endless Battle Clause, Dynamax Clause
2021/10/15 - Meta created with initial banlist
2021/11/04 - Noivern and Kommo-o quick banned
2021/12/10 - Barraskewda quick banned
2021/12/16 - Blacephalon quick banned
2022/09/01 - Close Combat restricted, Barraskewda unbanned by council vote
2022/09/30 - Thundurus-Therian quick banned
2022/10/10 - Kingdra and Polteageist quick banned
Q: How do I change the typing of my moves?
A: This will be done automatically, just put the move in your first or second slot to change accordingly.
Q: What are "restricted moves"?
A: These are moves that would be overpowered if they were type changed, but are not overpowered in their standard form. As a result, they are allowed, but only in move slots that let keep default typing (2-4 for single typed mons, 3rd and 4th for dual typed).
Q: What about status moves, like Stealth Rock and Toxic?
A: Status moves type change as well, but it usually does not matter. Stealth Rock still deals Rock-type damage, Steel-types are still immune to Toxic, etc. The only two exceptions are immunity abilities (Normal-type Will-O-Wisp will no longer activate Flash Fire) and Thunder Wave, which for some reason does check immunities (Normal-type Thunder Wave will paralyze Grounds, but not Ghosts).
Q: What if a mon changes type during battle?
A: The typing of your moves will change as well! Whether it's by your own action like Libero, or your opponent hits you with Soak, your move types will change according to the rules of the meta.
Q: What about Forest's Curse and Trick-or-Treat adding a third type?
A: Third types are not considered for move type changes.
Q: How do abilities that change the typing of the move (like Pixilate) work?
A: If a move is type changed to be normal type, it will be affected by Pixilate.
Q: What about moves that cannot be type-changed, like Weather Ball and Multi-Attack?
A: These moves are still unchangable. Weather Ball in the first slot would always be Normal if no weather, or the correct typing for the weather it is currently in. Future Sight and Doom Desire, due to their unique mechanics, also do not type change.
Q: Where is this metagame playable?
A: It can be played on main as a ladder! It also has challenge code! Rejoice!
/challenge gen8anythinggoes @@@ Revelationmons Mod, *U-turn, *Volt Switch, *Bolt Beak, *Close Combat, -Calyrex-Ice, -Calyrex-Shadow, -Darmanitan-Galar, -Dialga, -Dracovish, -Dragonite, -Dragapult, -Eternatus, -Genesect, -Giratina, -Giratina-Origin, -Groudon, -Ho-Oh, -Kingdra, -Kommo-o, -Kyogre, -Kyurem-Black, -Kyurem-White, -Landorus-Base, -Lugia, -Lunala, -Magearna, -Marshadow, -Mewtwo, -Naganadel, -Necrozma-Dawn-Wings, -Necrozma-Dusk-Mane, -Noivern, -Palkia, -Pheromosa, -Polteageist, -Rayquaza, -Reshiram, -Solgaleo, -Spectrier, -Thundurus-Therian, -Urshifu-Base, -Xerneas, -Yveltal, -Zacian, -Zacian-Crowned, -Zamazenta, -Zamazenta-Crowned, -Zekrom, -Zygarde-Base, -King's Rock, -Arena Trap, -Magnet Pull, -Moody, -Power Construct, -Shadow Tag, -Baton Pass, -Blacephalon, Sleep Moves Clause, Species Clause, Nickname Clause, OHKO Clause, Evasion Moves Clause, Endless Battle Clause, Dynamax Clause
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