How common is Sub-SD Lando these days?
Latias has the benefit of Healing Wish and supportive tools so on certain structures it can give a teammember a secondary life again, preferrably a strong wallbreaker or sweeper for the lategame aspect. Its bulk is also reasonable 90 def and 130 spdef, wich is pretty solid considering when it wants to go for a calm mind set with stored power and weaskness policy on certain hyper offensive team structures. It can fullfill this role pretty decently with the pretty solid overall bulk and a decent spatt and a good speed tier.Reposting this here cause I haven't gotten a response on the VR:
What does Latias do to warrant a C+ rank on the VR? Is it because of Healing Wish or bulkier sets to set it apart from other Dragons? Same goes for Glowbro & Geezing, I have no idea what their niches are at this point.
It is for creeping other Heatrans basically, like lets say someone uses only 16 or 20 EVs in specially defensive Heatrans spread with 24 you can outcreep it. Its the same interaction with Reuni and Pex creeping each other or Melmetal having 12 Speed EVs to creep pex by 1 point 107 compared to 106. It also outruns by a mile other threats like Iron Defense Magnezone, which can be pretty handy as well.What is 24 Speed EVs on Heatran run for? I can't actually find anything you outspeed with it.
Im afraid this isnt the place to ask those questions,1.Is there an LGPE format which allows ''Awakening Values''(AVs)
2.(This is a question I had from april but I didnt really ask anyone, I am kinda new to smogon too)
Why was hail banned from NU and the lower tiers(I know it had some of the powerful abusers like asandslash and arctovish, but I wanted to know the exact reason), also I am unable to find the thread mentioning the hail ban from NU and PU
I think the spread in this post should still work for a mixed set: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/swsh-ou-spread-compendium.3686375/#post-8891572What's a good spread for Toxapex right now in the meta?
Alternatively:What's a good spread for Toxapex right now in the meta?
Toxapex @ Black Sludge / Shed Shell
EVs: 252 HP / 144 Def / 112 SpD
- Knock Off
- Scald / Toxic / Light Screen
This spread lets you survive three Shadow Balls from Choice Specs Dragapult after Stealth Rock and an Earth Power from Timid Nidoking from full, with the rest maximising physical bulk for Weavile and Urshifu-R. Toxapex's spread is very customisable depending on team composition, however.
Wonder Guard definitely does work with Future Sight, atleast this generation, Im not sure about oldgensHow is Shedinja used to combat future sight for stall teams? I was under the impression that Wonder Guard and Protect don't work on Future Sight. Was that changed this generation?
Unaware typically is 252/252 physically defensive with a calm mind aromatherapy set on stall/stall-ish teams, because many threatening set up sweepers that Clefable can check are physical attackers (see chomp, dnite, kartana, etc). Plus, it can setup calm mind which makes special attacks much easier to stomach in a boosting 1v1 with threats such as other magic guard calm mind clefables or tapu koko.Hi all! Is max/max physically defensive Clefable a thing in the metagame nowadays? What are the most common spreads for defensive Clef, both Unaware and Magic Guard?
Yeah Volcanion is a cool one, especially with the decrease in usage of Slowking.
Many great options atm, I’ll list a few I been playing around with a lot recently.
Thanks my bro :DYeah Volcanion is a cool one, especially with the decrease in usage of Slowking.
Other Mons I can think about are:
This thing used to be a threat to reckon in OU, but it fell down in Usage and kind of disappeared. Most people are not prepared to face it and it beneficits a lot from the low usage of special walls like Blissey and Slowking. This mon can easily force progress against a lot of teams if you manage to switch in it safely on the field.
Spamming Shadow Ball is really good in OU and if Dragapult can be sometimes hard to wall, Aegislash is almost all of the time hard to wall. Sure it's not fast and can't pivot, but it has a great defensive typing and defensive stats in shield form and can destroy most defensive cores with its specs set.
Mamo has a very good dual STAB and hits decently hard. Someone made a great RMT featuring it a few hours ago and explained whey this mon is a great anti meta tool. Here it is: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threa...ense-peaked-1-2023-ft-mamo-fat-dnite.3690167/
Ok thanks man !Try Volcanion — it has few reliable switch ins and has gained traction recently.
Ok cool, i've heard of rotom-h, its a really cool mon atm, with which mons would you pair it ?Many great options atm, I’ll list a few I been playing around with a lot recently.
with both blissey and ttar going down in usage this mon has little to no switchins. Not to mention many people opting to use spdef pex and clef as their “ghost resists”. It’s able to tear through many defensive cores with its specs variant, scarf is also very good vs HO builds.
Blacephalon @ Choice Specs/Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Fire Blast
is one of the more reliable arctozolt checks right now with access to painsplit. It can also opt to go for the classic np discharge set or a more support variant with defog/toxic. Not to mention it serves as a great defensive check vs koko, dnite, and rillaboom although it does hate taking knocks.
Rotom-Heat @ Heavy-Duty Boots
EVs: 252 HP / 124 Def / 132 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot/Toxic/Defog
- Pain Split
I don’t think vic is the greatest option right now with weavile and urshifu surging in usage but pairing this demon with fsight support allows you to break most fat cores. Switching into this mon even without fsight is also very hard to do with its access to a 180 bp stab move, bolt strike, glaciate, scorching sands, and energy ball.
Victini @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 172 Atk / 84 SpA / 252 Spe
- Glaciate/Energy Ball/Scorching Sands
- Bolt Strike
defog rotom is solid on more offensive teams, switches into lando/tran and can punish most of the other hazard setters in the tier with wisp/hydroIs Defog Rotom-Wash any good? Also which mons are generally the best forms of hazard removal in the tier?
Thanks in advance.