giratina would break OU lolCould it be possible for either Deo-D or Giratina to drop to OU?
To add on what Zrp200 said, Giratina's sheer bulk, would make stall far too strong, and cause the emergence of otherwise niche mons in the tier, only designed to beat it, somewhat like AV-Tar for Naganadel, which is obviously unhealthy for the tier.Could it be possible for either Deo-D or Giratina to drop to OU?
Are you talking about niche mons like Magearna, Ash-Gren, Tapu Lele, Tapu Koko, MMawile, Hoopa, Band Ttar, Zygarde, MDiancie, Kyurem-B, Naganadel and Blacephalon or what?To add on what Zrp200 said, Giratina's sheer bulk, would make stall far too strong, and cause the emergence of otherwise niche mons in the tier, only designed to beat it, somewhat like AV-Tar for Naganadel, which is obviously unhealthy for the tier.
Even for Deo-D, it isn't as simple as it look like, then it might just cause a rise of both Hyper Offence, where it was mostly used before his ban in XY, and stall, because of Deo's durability and ability to lay extremely easily spikes and rocks up while PP stalling defogers thanks to pressure, which won't promote diversity and finally produce a metagame in the likes of GSC, where only two playstyles are viable.
It always hits the enemy's special defence.Photon Geyser is a special move, but does it take into account the enemy's defense or special defense if you have a higher attack than special attack ?
If that's how it really is in Showdown then that is wrong. I have proof that it hits defense if using your attack in the game.It always hits the enemy's special defence.
Well that’s weird. Try the battle mechanics research thread in the Smogon Metagames forum.If that's how it really is in Showdown then that is wrong. I have proof that it hits defense if using your attack in the game.
Starting at 1:48:30 in that video we see that Necrozma deals so much less damage to Stakataka with Photon Geyser and Light That Burns The Sky than with Moongeist Beam. Who do I contact to make this change ?
Nah we just checked on a chansey ingame and OHKOed it - it looks like it hits defense if it uses attack instead of special attack.Or maybe it dealt less because Stakataka resists Psychic and not Ghost.
http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/sm-ubers-general-metagame-discussion.3587184/I can't find the thread of the metagame.
Can someone tell me where it is?
Last post was two months ago though...
Hopefully, there'll be a new thread soon.
1. I'd say Specially Defensive, but don't quote me on that one.Which is arguably the most common set for Necrozma-Dusk Mane: Specially Defensive or Swords Dance? Also, how come there isn't a Ultranecrozium Z set for Necrozma-Dawn Wings?
Smeargle is typically better due to the extra speed and Spore stuff. Plus, you can have a slot for a random support move like Nuzzle.Smeargle or Shuckle as a webs setter? Both seem to have their pros and cons but I can't decide between the two
Because most priority moves are physical. For example, Life Orb Marshadow Shadow Sneak is a roll against full HP Pheromosa if it is using a Naughty nature, but it becomes a guaranteed OHKO on Lonely. The same can be said about DD Zygarde, where +1 Extreme Speed always OHKOes Lonely Pheromosa, but only has 43% chance to OHKO a Naughty Pheromosa.Mostly just curious, but on mixed pheromosa sets why naughty instead of lonely?