Indigo and I got a bit busy and eventually forgot about it. We had intended to look at tournament battles and review them like we did for the 2 games on that thread, but Leo and Finch are actually doing that now with some of the SPL games in the SPL Discussion thread and hopefully will for the duration of SPL. After that we'll have to see. I would say that After Action Report has a nice concept, but there's a severe lack of activity for people to share replays and go over them in public, which is partially why we were planning on posting about tournament battles. I'd be down to have it revived and I might look into it after SPL is over, though it would be nice to have more than 1 person post their own replay per year.
I think a lot of people tend to struggle with building, even some high level tournament players, and since I do my fair share of building, I'd be happy to give you some pointers. I usually find it easiest when I choose a core consisting of the Pokemon that I want to build around + what I think is the best partner for it. Building with a core of two Pokemon is always easier for me than one. Some resources that I tend to enjoy using after I've selected a specific core are the on-site analysis for both Pokemon, the viability ranking thread, and the /ds command on Showdown.Where can I get actual help on how to construct teams with ease whenever I go to make a team? I've read all sorts of resources and nothing seems to help me. I've also played for about 5 years and still don't understand how to make a good team. Am I just supposed to copy teams from others then?
I'm at a frustrating point in time right now where I can't ladder up unless I have a team that's actually decent. But since I suck at making teams, I can only get to 1700's in OU. Imagine if I could make teams?
Does Darkinium Z do anything in particular? I think it's most likely outclassed by Dark Pulse + Metronome.
Ice Beam, Gunk Shot, Hidden Power Fire, and Low Kick allow Greninja to do that without the need of a Z-Move. It also takes very long to break through Tangrowth and Ferrothorn with Darkinium Z.Darkinium allows gren to break though its usual checks such as tang, ferro, and kyu-black
Yeeah I didn't really think it out like thatIce Beam, Gunk Shot, Hidden Power Fire, and Low Kick allow Greninja to do that without the need of a Z-Move. It also takes very long to break through Tangrowth and Ferrothorn with Darkinium Z.
Yes, it's perfectly fine.Is it okay to have lando-t to be the only scarfer in your team?
I mean it doesn't always run full speed evs
If Tapu Fini is at full health, and switches into Hawlucha as it uses Swords Dance, and takes 1 round of Stealth Rock damage and Leftovers recovery, it will avoid being OHKOed by Acrobatics thanks to the 16 Defense EVs.Tapu Fini has been seeing a fair amount usage lately and the EV spread that I mostly see is 248 HP / 16 Def / 52 SpD / 192 Spe with a Calm nature. I know the speed is for Modest Heatran but I was curious of what the defense investment is for.
Exca has spin and since the sample team has 2 rock weaks it needs some sort of removalWhich SR suicide lead is better for HO in general, Lando-T or Exca? I know their sets are identical except Exca gives you rapid spin while Lando gives you a nuke with explosion + momentum, but how do you decide which is better for a specific HO? For example, why did the HO in samples choose to use Exca over Lando?
It depends on your full team structure; teams with lead hazard/screen setters oftentimes don't have removal in the back, but sometimes use a lead like Excadrill which has access to spin. On the other hand, if your team is just an offensive team with spikes included, then it's probably best to have Defog when in doubt, yea. Taunt users are good in a general sense, but not specifically for this. Spinblockers should not really come to mind when building; that's an outdated concept seeing as Defog is far more common.If you are building a offensive hazard stack team (something like sr z-move lando + ferro) do you have to always have a mon that counters hazard control from the oppo like a taunt user or a spinblocker (which are VERY rare in the meta rn and not really effective but still)
Clefable @ LeftoversAfter zygod ban, I saw some days ago in a post that Clefable shifted its phys Def set for spdef set
Can someone share the set and what this set accomplish?