aside from the choice band set shared above, i believe swords dance offensive with life orb is also seeing some usage, as well as specially defensive variants with roost which can be pretty handy for kyurem and magearna. for the offensive sets i'd run at least 140 speed for your bullet punch to outprioritize azumarill, as well as outspeed magearna and other pokemon creeping azumarill. but faster is probably reasonable too! rest in attack and hp. as for the defensive set, i believe max max is the way to go, but you can probably give it some speed as well if you so wish.What sets and spreads do Scizor often run these days?
The VR will be updated once the metagame has calmed down and is fully understandable enough to have Pokemon ranked; most likely in a few days or weeks. For now, you can use this thread.Idk if this is the place to ask this but are we getting an updated vr anytime soon.
You're stacking a lot of types that are weak against toxapex's type. you have 3 fairies 2 steels a fire and a water, with dragpult's dual types and corvi's flying type being the only one's that don't hit pex NVE. If you want the same team composition I'd say banded zen headbutt cinderace should be your way of breaking pex.What's a good toxapex counter? Using Dragapult, Magneara, Clefable. Corviknight, Cinderace and Azumaril. Couldn't really damage it, since it had haze. Also, does this team have any glaring weaknesses requiring me to change out a pokemon?
Nothing truly counters magearna due to the sheer number of sets it possesses. However, Stored power sets can't break pex easily, specs and scarf sets cant do much to walls like Pex and Chans without tricking away their item, CM+Pain split sets tend to struggle with Offensive Fires such as Volcarona, Cinderace, and Rotom-Heat, and Amoongus can emergency spore pretty much every mage in a 1v1 scenario.Solid counters to Magearna and Single Strike Urshifu? I know hard counters are pretty impossible.
And if I can ask: Who are some good teammates for Volcarona?
It's a gimmick set that can catch people by surprise. Definitely not a standard set, but something to consider since it's always a possibility.I have run into Imprison and Transform Mew a few times now. What is the whole set? Is this legit or a mere gimmick? Thanks in advance.
The set is typically Imprison, Block, Transform, Roost. It's used on stall occasionally as a means to remove opposing mons such as hippowdon and ferrothorn that would otherwise be able to pester bulkier builds. With the amount of U-Turn/Teleport spam right now, I'm not sure it's the best idea, but Transform also has a ton of utility.I have run into Imprison and Transform Mew a few times now. What is the whole set? Is this legit or a mere gimmick? Thanks in advance.
I might consider replacing Azumarill with Sp.Def Toxapex. While it removes some of your offensive presence, this provides you a sturdy answer to Kingdra in a bulky water resist. While it struggles a bit with Barraskewda, LO gets worn down and CB can be played around. Toxapex also helps you matchup against stuff like setup Mag (not forcing you to go Cinderace each time).What's a good counter for rain teams? Using an azumaril, cinderace, dragapult, magearna, mandibuzz (replaced my corviknight) and clefable. Dragapult and magneara know thunderbolt but the kingra and barraskewdas get so fast and do so much damage.
Not that effective. It's pretty outclassed by things like Barraskewda, and rain already has good abusers with similar coverage such as Seismitoad. I'd recommend steering away from it unless you're really determined.How effective is dreadnaw on rain team in ou as a swift swimmer?
what is a good ev spread for a Specially Defensive Corviknight?
There isn't one in there right now, but here's a team that's had a lot of ladder and tournament success (a version of this was used by Suapah in the finals of the Charity Bowl).would someone please put a Sand Balance team in the Samples? :)
Dynamax/Gigantamax Pokemon do not have weight specified, so moves like Low Kick or Grass Knot are not allowed.I was memeing around on NatDex Anything Goes, and something weird happened in one turn of the battle:
(Thought it was okay to ask here since this is something about a mechanic. If this question ain't allowed, please let me know)
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Why couldn't that Electivire Low Kick my Weavile?
Here's the replay of the battle, just in case: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldexag-1147402978