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I was watching SSD games and i saw one that caught my eye: z0mog vs EeveetoTheN00b
z0mog was using a very interesing Excadrill set with Grondium Z and Frustration on a sand team ( https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen7ou-457570 )
There is some trend or something why he ran that set?
I mean, Frustration can be more useful than Giga Impact if you arent using Normalium Z and let hit somethings that Steelium can't like Rotom and Zapdos.
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I'd imagine its because he also has a Tapu Bulu on the team; if he needed to get an emergency EQ off (ex. vs a Magearna), having groundium-z is very useful to bypass the Grassy Terrain power drop, especially given that Exca is likely gonna be left dealing with Mage.
 
Is there anywhere where I can view the tiering history for this gen? (Suspects, bans, etc) I'm trying to figure out a timeline of certain meta trends
 
Can Moltres check cm Magearna? With its higher speed, roost, substitute, and its typing, the MU seems favorable at a glance.
 
Can Moltres check cm Magearna? With its higher speed, roost, substitute, and its typing, the MU seems favorable at a glance.
A lot of CM Magearna sets also run Shift Gear and the double-dance sets frequently run Thunderbolt. It's at best an okay-at-best check and at worst it's getting absolutely obliterated by one if it gets even a single turn to set up.
 
A lot of CM Magearna sets also run Shift Gear and the double-dance sets frequently run Thunderbolt. It's at best an okay-at-best check and at worst it's getting absolutely obliterated by one if it gets even a single turn to set up.
I was just thinking of Moltres as a check to the cm pain split set, since this is the only set that is a big threat to stall (the only archetype Moltres fits on in OU). Chansey can check shift gear sets with seismic toss, and Quag can check if it's just bolt beam.
 
I was just thinking of Moltres as a check to the cm pain split set, since this is the only set that is a big threat to stall (the only archetype Moltres fits on in OU). Chansey can check shift gear sets with seismic toss, and Quag can check if it's just bolt beam.
The CM+Split set runs Tbolt, so I think thats a no
 

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What about mind reader on prot gren? Breeding right now and afaik mud sport is the best option for my 4th slot.
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Situations when it can be used instead of something like Landorus-Therian or Kartana?
If i use it, team mates outside of a strong counter to volcarona?
Its analysis seems to be pretty out dated :(
 
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Situations when it can be used instead of something like Landorus-Therian or Kartana?
If i use it, team mates outside of a strong counter to volcarona?
Its analysis seems to be pretty out dated :(
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https://pokepast.es/758d2f8763d10ce5
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Situations when it can be used instead of something like Landorus-Therian or Kartana?
If i use it, team mates outside of a strong counter to volcarona?
Its analysis seems to be pretty out dated :(
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Prior to the banning of Baton Pass, did Zapdos see much play with BP in S/M OU? I know it doesn't have the greatest moves to pass, but it's a good all-around Pokémon.
 

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