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The Top 10 Titans of the 1v1 Metagame
The seventh generation of the Pokemon world saw various changes, like Terrain abilities, new threats, both offensive and defensive, and Z-Moves being introduced. This is also in addition to other mechanics change, like the Mega evolution speed buff, Prankster nerf, burn damage removing 1/16th of the Pokémon's maximum HP instead of 1/8th each turn, and paralysis reducing the affected Pokemon's speed to 50% its original stat instead of 25%. All of this resulted in a humongous shift in the 1v1 landscape. Again, in USUM, another bunch of additions again impacted the metagame to some extent, with the major additions being that of Kommonium Z and Marshadium Z. Due to these changes, some Pokemon like Talonflame and Whimsicott lost its gen 6 viability, while many Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Mega Gyarados, and Porygon Z had increased viability and usage this gen. All that being said, the important question arises: which Pokemon were the most influential throughout the course of generation 7? This thread will try to answer that question.
From 20th August 2019 to 3rd September 2019, you will nominate Pokemon that will be voted on for the top 10 most influential Pokemon throughout Gen 7. After that, you will all evaluate all the nominations and individually rank the Pokemon from 1-10 by vote. Of course, all the nominations will count as long as they're reasonable and fit the criteria. Please keep in mind that we're not ranking Pokemon based on how good they are, but we're ranking Pokemon based on how influential they've been.
Here's an example format of what your nomination can look like:
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What effect does/did Pokemon have on the metagame?
Explain how the Pokemon effected the metagame as whole, and how the metagame adapted around it. A brief description of which Pokemon it countered and which Pokemon it did well against would be good here as well.
What archetype was this Pokemon used as, like bulky attacker, fast attacker, stall, etc.?
Try to explain what the Pokemon was used as? Try to take an EV set here if it ran some EV set you are familiar with, and try to explain how the EVs functioned, and what the EVs made the Pokemon function effectively as. For example, 184 Atk / 132 Def / 192 Spe and a Jolly Nature allowed Zeraora function as a semi-bulky physical attacker, with the EVs letting it tank an Outrage from Mega Charizard X.
What caused it to have a significant impact?
What exactly made this Pokemon have such a large impact on the metagame? Was it its stats, ability, useful resistances, or amazing ease of fitting into teams? Did a certain Pokemon cause it to become that much better when it was partnered with it?
How do/did you deal with this Pokemon in 1v1?
What are the best checks/counters to this Pokemon? How does the metagame adapt to this Pokemon?
DO NOTE THAT ANY NOMINATIONS WHICH DOES NOT FOLLOW THE ABOVE FORMAT WILL BE IGNORED! ALSO MAKE SURE THAT YOU MAKE YOUR DESCRIPTION AS DETAILED, FACTUAL, AND ACCURATE AS YOU CAN. If you don't feel that you have the required knowledge to write about your nomination, don't write it! And yes, you can nominate banned Pokemon!
P.S: You're allowed to reserve nominations, but make sure to finish them in 24 hours, or they will be back up for grabs! Also, you can only reserve one nomination at a time. This is to make sure that your reservation gets done before you finish another. If you need an extension, mention it in your OP, or it will be up for grabs for whoever is able to complete it within 24 hours.