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Is there ever a chance that Landorus could get suspected for Ubers cuz I feel like I have to bring an ice type to every battle just to beat Landorus and like 70% of people use it and using Weavile gets a little bit repetitive
 
Is there ever a chance that Landorus could get suspected for Ubers cuz I feel like I have to bring an ice type to every battle just to beat Landorus and like 70% of people use it and using Weavile gets a little bit repetitive
There are plenty of ways to handle lando-t besides weavile. If you want another ice type, mamoswine and kyurem will both take care of him. Many pokemon run ice type coverage to handle lando, as well as other fat grounds. You can run a water type like keldeo or greninja, anything that's faster than landot, really. And there is always the option (necessity?) of running your own landot, and giving it hp ice.

lando's common weaknesses and mediocre speed tier allow for enough counterplay to make him not uber.
 

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Is there ever a chance that Landorus could get suspected for Ubers cuz I feel like I have to bring an ice type to every battle just to beat Landorus and like 70% of people use it and using Weavile gets a little bit repetitive
Please refrain from suspect talk here. But even then, I'd argue Landorus-T is anything but broken. You really don't have to bring an Ice-type to beat it. In fact, special attackers, water-types, and even some physical attackers like Hawlucha can take it down with ease. It's usage shouldn't be used as a factor for deeming it ban-worthy, as it's just a pretty good and reliable Pokemon, and that doesn't correlate to brokenness in any way, shape, or form.

EDIT: Shedinja'd
 
What keeps magnezone, which is widely regarded as an amazing steel trapper, from being banned to ubers. I am not asking for it to be, it just seems kind of weird
If you're referring to Arena Trap and Shadow Tag being banned, but not Magnet Pull, I believe the reason is that Magnet Pull is significantly more limited in what it traps.
 
This is a rather specific question, but I hope someone might still be able to answer it:

In P2's updated Ditto team that he used twice in SPL, does anyone know what EVs he uses for his MZor? It runs SD + Superpower, but from the damage it did with its moves, you can see it isn't max atk + ada (which is the recommended spread for sd + superpower in the smogdex), so if anyone has the actual EVs i'd be much obliged :)

Also it looks like in one of his matches his Chansey runs Healing Wish, while in the other it runs TWave, what's the reasoning behind the switchup? Did he expect his 2nd opponent to bring something that requires a para to be handled? Or was it an "updated" version of his team?

Thanks in advance!
 
Hey guys, after a lot of time I didn't play and didn't know the meta changes since Naga Meta, I would like ask you:
Good partners for a Z-Fly DD Gyarados? and what kind of team it fits the best right now ?
Thanks you in advance
 
What are the main set details for Lando-T bulky scarf? It's not in the Smogon dex.
There are alot of variants being used.

Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 104 HP / 184 Def / 24 SpA / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Defog

This is one that I use, 24 SpA is to help 2hko Zygarde I believe.

They all usually run 196 speed to outspeed Mega-Alakazam
 
Can someone give me a list of pokemon that function well on bulky offense teams?
Yeah it is a very expansive list, in general look for Pokemon with either high attack stats, that are supported by decent defenses (eg. Tyranitar), or high defenses supported by decent attack (eg. Ferrothron). Common Pokemon include Landorus-T, Magearna and Heatran. Look at the OU Cores Thread in defensive/balanced cores for good starting points. Most BO teams have a strong defensive backbone, with mons that can support this and others that deal out heavy damage, also most often one mon with high speed, usually using a Choice Scarf or less commonly a priority move, sometimes both on different Pokemon (eg. Protean Greninja or Ash-Greninja respectively).
 
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I use M-Scizor a lot and it's obviously incredible, but lately I've gotten to wondering: is Scizor particularly viable in USUM OU? My general understanding is that its usage dropped off in SuMo because M-Scizor was just significantly better most of the time.

I plan on testing this out myself, but I also want to see what others think. I guess my overall questions is this: can Scizor find significant enough viability on teams whose Mega slot has been taken by another Pokémon?
 
I use M-Scizor a lot and it's obviously incredible, but lately I've gotten to wondering: is Scizor particularly viable in USUM OU? My general understanding is that its usage dropped off in SuMo because M-Scizor was just significantly better most of the time.

I plan on testing this out myself, but I also want to see what others think. I guess my overall questions is this: can Scizor find significant enough viability on teams whose Mega slot has been taken by another Pokémon?
Not really. Power creep hurt regular Scizor, and the power and bulk difference between it and the Mega is important. Mega Scizor has the bulk to take on the top threats
 
I use M-Scizor a lot and it's obviously incredible, but lately I've gotten to wondering: is Scizor particularly viable in USUM OU? My general understanding is that its usage dropped off in SuMo because M-Scizor was just significantly better most of the time.

I plan on testing this out myself, but I also want to see what others think. I guess my overall questions is this: can Scizor find significant enough viability on teams whose Mega slot has been taken by another Pokémon?
The problem with Scizor nowadays is that its bulk is simply too poor for a Pokemon meant to tank hits (Z-Moves in particular, though it already struggled to find something to do in XY and ORAS).
 

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