Thats it, im quitting ou
And then as you're choice locked, you're forced out by the Lando / Corv / Torn / Skarm / Zap / Drei that comes in.yes, but if you don't run bold, than this happens
252+ Atk Choice Band Mudbray Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Toxapex: 312-368 (102.6 - 121%) -- guaranteed OHKO
I would like to point out that the above replay is completely false. There is something terribly wrong about it. Scald did not burn, and everyone knows that Scald has a 100% burn rate. Zacian-Crowned loses even harder to pex than that replay shows.Hello, the VR Council has made a quick vote overnight that I wanted to air to you guys ASAP.
Given the new Zacian-Crowned suspect, we figured it would be best to see how it measured up to Dictator Pex, and we were disappointed, to say the least...
To squash its cocky foe, thinking that it can trump it as top dog; severely mistaken, it is. Toxapex ransacked the corpse of Heatran to summon its own Magma Storm, and in tandem with it wanting to warm up for the winter season, Zacian-Crowned stood absolutely no chance, even when adorned with its allegedly "electrifying" Wild Charge and given some moniker of mercy with a Magma Storm miss. Pathetic. It will be sent to the shadow realm of UR.
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I move for Toxapex to be moved to S-. It has a severe 4mss that renders it unable to deal with all of these threats at once. Unless we remove the species clause for multiple Toxapexs to deal with all remaining threats, it should certainly be bumped down.Rises
Toxapex to S
Fuck it, Toxapex time. It was a cold November evening in 2016; millions of adolescents around the globe lined up at their local Game Stops...with no intent to spite the stock market. Quite on the contrary, each and every one of these sweaty teenagers was preparing to gear up for intensive Toxapex simulations by purchasing the hit new game that quickly became the talk of the town, poisoning gaming culture for years to come. The long awaited release of Pokemon Sun and Moon brought lots of very strong Pokemon, new intriguing strategies, and even Z-moves. Hype for all of these and more was through the roof! However, none of these even began to live up to the hype of our hero, the protagonist of modern OU and Pokemon Showdown!
Of course, it is Toxapex -- also known as Toxaflex, Godpex, King Pex, The Unkillable One, Pick Your Poison, Mega Skrelp, and Qwilfish's Hot Stepbrother -- which has been one of the best Pokemon allowed in OU since the early days of generation seven. With innumerable possible strategies ranging from tactical Regenerator loop switching to relentless Regenerator loop switching, it should be no shock that Toxapex has had such an impact on the competitive landscape, including raising the rates of childhood degeneracy by a whopping 33.3%. Even when you are able to seemingly pin down Toxapex with your offensive assault over countless turns of pressure, which is a rarity as is, Toxapex will end up near full health while your entire party will be burnt or poisoned before you know. And before you go ahead and write Toxapex off as just another pretty face with a strong ability that makes it challenging to kill like fellow Regenerator users Slowbro, Slowking, and Tangrowth, Toxapex is so much more than this! Ladder players may convince you Toxapex is just a stall demon or status spreader who will ruin your fun, but this is not true.
On contrary, Toxapex is a master of anything and everything competitive Pokemon. You will be scolding your opponent's into submission in no time if you add this metagame staple to your team. As the explanations for the drops below will show you, Toxapex has a wide array of possible sets that lets it function in just about every capacity one could recognize in competitive Pokemon. Wall? Yep, high base defenses. Breaker? It will make you shatter your screen out of anger, so you're breaking through the opposition with ease. Sweeper? Going to need a broom to clean up the remains of your opponent by the time you're done with them. Pivot? **Engages Regenerator loop** Lead? Get them Toxic Spikes up. You name it, Toxapex can do it comfortably and we will show how much of a metagame defining presence is by outlining the impact it has on drops below.
Ladder players may tell you that Toxapex is evil, Toxapex users have no regard for humanity, Toxapex was a mistake, or a number of other insults directed at the true god of Pokemon, but do not let their slander fool you this April. The reality of the situation is that Toxapex's unmatched strength reigns supreme in the OU metagame, triumphing over ill prepared opposition and nay-sayers due to the sheer skill Toxapex brings out in the many users of it. The folks who are not yet enlightened enough to fathom Toxapex's unmatched viabilty in the OU metagame may very well protest this placement, but we can say without a doubt that this is the only appropriate response to the current metagame state.
So without further ado, we are raising Toxapex to S rank effective immediately.
Previously people have cited lack of evidence as a reason to disagree with VR changes, so let's get right to it and provide direct, indisputable evidence for each of the following drops! I suppose there is nobody better to play but Gilbert Gottfried himself, the Toxapex visionary.
Landorus-T to B:
As we see here, Landorus-Therian is both incapable of breaking Toxapex and incapable of tanking hits from it, making it a middling option in a metagame defined by Toxapex.
Clefable to UR:
Not only did Clefable lose to our almighty lord, Toxapex, but it did so while not doing a single damage despite going first. This is a clear sign of unviability if you ask me, so we are sliding it all the way down to UR as a result of its massive shortcomings.
Ferrothorn to B+:
Ferrothorn had a chance if not for Toxapex's masterful strategizing, but given the unmatched intellect of Toxapex, it was able to outlast its inferior opponent. B+for effort, but this is all.
Garchomp to B:
Much like Landorus-Therian, Garchomp was no match offensively or defensively for our lord and savior Toxapex, supereme ruler of OU.
Heatran to C:
Heatran thought he had it all, but nope -- got cocky and absolutely owned by Toxapex the offensive behemoth.
Tornadus-Therian to B+:
Tornadus-Therian got embarrassed so hard by Toxapex here that we let it stay in B+ out of sheer pity.
Corviknight to C+:
Same ol' stuff here, clearly Toxapex's line of terror continues against Corviknight's line of pathetic failures here. Nothing out of the ordinary to see at all.
Dragapult to B:
Dragapult thought it could set up in Toxapex's face, but Toxapex got sufficient payback in the end.
Hydreigon to C+:
Another Dragon type trying to set-up on Toxapex. They never learn...
Kyurem to B+:
Super Effective STAB off of 130 special attack being a roll to 4HKO says more than enough about Toxapex. Pops to Kyurem for keeping it close, so it can stick in B+.
Rillaboom to B-:
Toxapex just OHKOing threats left and right while not being 2HKOd by Grassy Terrain Wood Hammer, crazy how strong Toxapex is and weak all the competition is...
Slowbro to UR:
One could say Toxapex showed no mercy to the poor Slowbro, who stood no chance offensively or defensively against the ever-so-prepared foe. Given how pathetic Slowbro was in this one, we're going to ship it to the shadow realm alongside Clefable.
Slowking to UR:
Somehow Slowking was even worse than Slowbro, not getting off a single attack and getting OHKOd...crazy how much Toxapex shuts down the entire metagame.
Tapu Koko to B:
Electric Terrain and STAB boosts are not enough to do the trick for Tapu Koko, but one Gunk Shot is more than enough for Toxapex to send the opposition far, far away.
Zapdos to C+:
And one last reminder how strong, durable, and strategic Toxapex is, it effortlessly muscles past Zapdos with Toxic while withstanding a consistent assault of super effective attacks.
This is a valid concern, but thankfully the popular MareaniePex core allows Pex to bypass its 4MSS problem. Mareanie and Toxapex can handle most threats with slightly different movesets. If that isn't enough, then running Qwilfish / Tentacruel for additional support isn't a bad idea, though that's usually overkill.I move for Toxapex to be moved to S-. It has a severe 4mss that renders it unable to deal with all of these threats at once. Unless we remove the species clause for multiple Toxapexs to deal with all remaining threats, it should certainly be bumped down.
Pex's centralization is a defining part of the metagame. Removing it would remove the identity of SwSh OU. Therefore, it shouldn't be suspected, in my opinion.the people wanna know, when are u gonna suspect toxapex