RMT - Sinnoh Flying Fellows (Metronome Battle, highest ELO peak in Pokemon history)

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Dorron

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Hello I'm Dorron and this is my first RMT ><. The tier I've chosen is Metronome Battle because I think is the only one in which you can always win no matter what the circunstances are thus it's the most skilled one.

ELO peak proof



The beasts

:bw/togekiss::bright-powder:
Togekiss @ Bright Powder
Ability: Truant
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Metronome

This is the first member of the team: Togekiss. Togekiss great bulk and ofensive stats make it one of my favourite options in the tier. It checks a lot of other threats like Mega Heracross and Garchomp. It's ability allows it to spend less Metronome PPs than any other Pokemon, winning long games. Bright Powder makes long games more common so we make use of our incredible tech in PP stalling. The recent addition of Enamorus to the sim make people wonder many things when they actually see a Togekiss and not an Enamorus. Overall, a solid addition to any team.

:bw/rotom-fan: :air-balloon:
Rotom-Fan @ Air Balloon
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Metronome

Of course, the staple of the tier, known by those who do and do not play the tier: Air Balloon Levitate Rotom-Fan. Everybody knows what this Pokemon does: punishing opposing Trace, shrugging off Soak and being immune to the best type of the game: Ground. Levitate allows it to be immune to Ground-type moves even after Soak and Air Balloon allows it to be immune to ground if the opponent uses Skill Swap or Entrainment. Its typing allows it to be immune to Ground. Moreover, it's extremely bulky and hits like nobody does in the tier.


Teambuilding
:togekiss: :rotom-fan:
This was the core I decided to build around.

And that's it about teambuilding! Ask any questions you might have about the process.

Threats List
Nothing: There's nothing that beats this team easily, just use your hands and play well.

Metronome: Metronome is a niche move but finds high usage in ladder, and it heavily threatens our team, so be wary about it.

Replays:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8metronomebattle-1589749824-w1c81f6vjp2342smatzzw59mnnxj63upw - Taunting the opposing Basculegion wears it down and thanks to Togekiss and Truant, we get to win the game as they run out of PP before us.

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8metronomebattle-1589754768-op75325t69755tuywjck8no1n8ffulhpw - Our team works perfectly and we put in a timer both of their Pokemon thanks to the burn and Fire Spin. We manage to get a STAB boosted Bolt Beak right before they double burn us and finish the game in five turns.

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8metronomebattle-1589755717-o9ewk81fxhkuwmff2gp15xkkfrrkk8dpw - Our opponent's team is as good as ours but with strategy nothing beats us. Their Kee Berry + Harvest tech is hard to deal with but Wrap and our strong physical attackers are perfect for this matchup.

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8metronomebattle-1589757528-ciwkdzoxbxbkg51v85qzfhwk154wbnkpw - Our opponent decides to get rid of our Ground immunity in Rotom as we use an early Dig, so they use Simple Beam, allowing us to exploit it by Double Team. Paralyzing Dusknoir and flinching Snorlax is enough to force them to make a mistake and explode, taking the win.


The team: :togekiss: :rotom-fan: (click the sprites!)
 

Ivy

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as metronome TL I'm honored to have such an esteemed player detail their lovely experiences with the metagame. game on, soldier. your Truant tech is pretty revolutionary and it will be interesting to see if copycats have a significant effect on the usage statistics!
 

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Hey, I’m going to lock this thread because it’s basically just an RMT (albeit for a tier that’s a bit sillier).

There’s no total pokemon embargo on smogoff, but when just a few changes mean that a post would be suitable on another forum, the post is a bit too on-topic for the off-topic forum.
 
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