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Where would I find a thread that I would have experienced battlers help me make an OU team?
Was about to ask a similar question.

I made a team as a 1300-1400 and was wondering if the was a place to post teams, as a lower rated player, where they could get attention and help from higher rated players.

To address the post I replied to: YouTube has some great stuff. Pinkacross's channel is mostly focused on team building and PokeaimMD has videos where he makes teams and then plays with them. Not really what you asked for, but similar.
 

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Where would I find a thread that I would have experienced battlers help me make an OU team?
Was about to ask a similar question.

I made a team as a 1300-1400 and was wondering if the was a place to post teams, as a lower rated player, where they could get attention and help from higher rated players.

To address the post I replied to: YouTube has some great stuff. Pinkacross's channel is mostly focused on team building and PokeaimMD has videos where he makes teams and then plays with them. Not really what you asked for, but similar.
There's a few good spots if you know where to look for.

First of all, there's the RMT Forum:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/forums/sv-ou-teams.748/

These are typically for finished teams, where users can ask for feedback on what to change on their teams. These do require some amount of writing to go alongside the team, as in a small description of what each member does. It also makes for a great place to find good teams to ladder with!

Another good spot is in the OverUsed Discord Server, which is a lot more active than the forum, there's a dedicated teambuilding chat where you can get some helpful input!
 
Is hydrapple very viable also in OU in a trick room team? What would be a good set for that?
Full HP and SpA, nasty plot and 3 attacks or better 4 attacks and assault vest?

Would also be interested if someone has ideas for good partners. I was thinking ursaluna, cresselia, hatterene, maybe hoopa
 
Is hydrapple very viable also in OU in a trick room team? What would be a good set for that?
Full HP and SpA, nasty plot and 3 attacks or better 4 attacks and assault vest?

Would also be interested if someone has ideas for good partners. I was thinking ursaluna, cresselia, hatterene, maybe hoopa
Hydrapple certainly has a niche, but it isnt the best. On TR, Ive tried Nasty Plot 3 Attack with Stellar, but I need to test with it more
 

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I know Meowscarada got Triple Axel, but why is it that good on it and why should I use it over Thunder Punch?
In addition to what tinyranitar said, Ice makes for great coverage for a Grass-type specifically, as it allows it to hit not only Flying-types but also Dragon- and Grass-types super-effectively, including the likes of Zapdos, Dragonite and Amoonguss, which could previously check it (though Zapdos still kinda does due to Static). As tinyranitar mentioned, Gliscor is also a very important Pokemon to be able to OHKO, and Meowscarada still threatens Tera Water with Flower Trick as well.
 
Why is Volcarona running Fiery Dance so much more often this gen? In SS the consensus seemed to be “the BP of Flamethrower is more important, if you need more spatk you can just QD again,” but now this gen the sample sets don’t even mention Flamethrower.
 

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Are there bots in the ladder on Showdown?
There are certain projects that have tried to have an algorithm ladder, however, they're:

A): Extremely uncommon

B): usually not very good

The Third Build has a super interesting video showcasing how an A.I would try to ladder, and what kind of setbacks exist for it


Realistically however, bots will probably constitute less than 1% of your games.
 
So jokes about Lando-T maintaining OU made me wonder: What in particular are the sets for it right now in OU? I figure with 10% usage it must have some legitimate niche/techs rather than clinging to one thing like Garchomp did.

Would knock off or hyperspace fury be better on Band Hoopa-U?
I think Knock Off is preferred. How many Dark Targets is Hoopa going to need 200 vs 165 BP over two turns for, given it's already a very "ride or die" mon with Band power? Knock Off in genral is hard to beat for forcing progress, and it's rare I find a Choice Mon gets more than two attacks out in a row unless you're already situated to win.
 
So jokes about Lando-T maintaining OU made me wonder: What in particular are the sets for it right now in OU? I figure with 10% usage it must have some legitimate niche/techs rather than clinging to one thing like Garchomp did.
Afaik, it's still doing defensive pivot stuff, I haven't seen much of the scarf or sub3a that is on the sample sets. I have no idea why it hasn't dropped yet when gliscor exists.

Honestly, I would love to see someone try a special or mixed set with it, given that it is the ground type with the second best special attack available to the tier (second only to sandy shocks). Has anyone about here tried a set like that?
 
Why is the OU tier so big? What is the justification in allowing 44 pesky little monster creatures to run around as if they are OU?
Usage statistics influence what is OU or not. Although being OU doesn't exactly correlate to viabillity, amoonguss was UU for a time while it was A+ rank in viability thus being higher than actually OU ranked mons, it is a sign of a healthy metagame if there are more mons that are ranked in OU. It simply means that people are using a wide variety of mons in their teams.
 

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