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I am in a local tournement amongst me and my friends. We have no rules except no legendaries. And yes I was talking about that Grimsnarl.
This question isn't best suited for this thread as you won't get sufficient feedback, try asking in the Orange Island section. I found this thread related to in-game teams, which should hopefully be broad enough to answer your question.
 
This question isn't best suited for this thread as you won't get sufficient feedback, try asking in the Orange Island section. I found this thread related to in-game teams, which should hopefully be broad enough to answer your question.
Thanks for the suggestion and help. I REALLY want to beat him.
 
Any suggestions or articles on how to choose who to lead off with? I guess I’ve gotten better but right now I just try to look at if any of my mons beat a few of their mons then I just lead and hope it puts pressure on.

This sometimes leads to my win cons dying early because I don’t know how to read and determine what it is until it’s gone. Haha.

Also - what are counters to reuniclus? Or checks?And how do I make sure they don’t die? Lol
 

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Any suggestions or articles on how to choose who to lead off with? I guess I’ve gotten better but right now I just try to look at if any of my mons beat a few of their mons then I just lead and hope it puts pressure on.

This sometimes leads to my win cons dying early because I don’t know how to read and determine what it is until it’s gone. Haha.

Also - what are counters to reuniclus? Or checks?And how do I make sure they don’t die? Lol
I have no articles I can link you too but your lead will heavily depend on your opponent's team. The only time this may not be the case is in the instance where you run a dedicated lead like Froslass, which is meant to set up a layer or two or Spikes and die. When choosing your lead it's best to look at which one of your Mons put you in the most favorable position against a majority of their team or prevents a problematic threat/s being lead without creating too many drawbacks if this isn't the outcome. This seems to be what you are describing you do for the most part anyway. I feel like this is only something you learn better from just playing more and more than simply reading a guide, so I recommend you just keep practicing.

As for Reuni checks and counters:
  • Dark-types such as Weavile, Drapion, and Pangoro help check it. Pangoro ignores Acid Armor Reuni because of Darkest Lariet, but Weavile has the ability to run SD to beat it too. Drapion mainly just sits there and beats it through Knock + Taunt. They do have to watch out for Focus Blast though, Drapion less so.
  • Bulky Waters, particularly Mantine and Milotic, can PP stall it with Haze.
  • Some Steel-types like SD Doublade and Escav can beat it but Doublade needs to run Shadow Claw to do so.
  • Finally, Snorlax is a pretty good response to both Focus Blast and Double Dance sets with Curse + Darkest Lariet. You may need to EV it to do the former.
You can also pressure it before Reuni can set up too. I don't know how I am supposed to answer the latter part of this question. They don't die by playing smart and not sacking/letting them take unnecessary damage? It's a very vague question that comes down to how you play and taking onboard factors that happen during the match. Hope this all helps.
 
What role does Copperajah serve best?
Copperajah @ Assault Vest
Ability: Heavy Metal
EVs: 252 Atk / 196 SpD / 60 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Heat Crash
- Earthquake
- Power Whip
Copperajah i've seen used in a few ways, the most common being an assault vest set, which i gave above used as a general attacker/check to fairy types and various special attackers that a steel type can cover. it's coverage in moves is also insane so it helps in that sense. Other sets that could be used, while not nearly as good is a choice band breaker, as well as a stealth rocker. Though the assault vest set given above is the best out of them all.
 
Hi guys, hope this is the right place to ask; I used to play a bunch of Showdown, until the start of Alola meta and I'm looking to try playing a bit again, are there any big changes that I should know about? I saw there are some Gigantamax (?) mons in the new games, is that in any way relevant to us down in UU?

Thanks :)
 

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Hi guys, hope this is the right place to ask; I used to play a bunch of Showdown, until the start of Alola meta and I'm looking to try playing a bit again, are there any big changes that I should know about? I saw there are some Gigantamax (?) mons in the new games, is that in any way relevant to us down in UU?

Thanks :)
Dynamax and Gigantamax have both been banned in UU. Hawlucha, Gengar, Crawdaunt, and Obstagoon were recently banned also. In terms of trying to get back into the tier then simply playing is the best way as well as reading through the metagame thread for general ideas on what's decent. An initial VR will be out within a week so that will benefit you but just take a look at the VR list instead for now. The meta is completely different from Gen 7 with so many Pokemon having been cut (Despite a majority of them coming back through DLCs later this year), so yeah you just have to play to get a feel for it. I hope this answers your questions.
 

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