Project Ubers Player Spotlight #6: Dominatio

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Changed 'Ubers Player of the Week' from Arii Stella



Ubers Player Spotlight - #6

Ubers Player Spotlight is the place where I interview notable and respected players from Ubers, the tier where the fiercest monsters combat and exert apocalyptic force. People I choose to interview are the elite players who excel at taming the strongest monsters and have been consistent throughout tournaments and is well respected by the community.

I am open to suggestions (DMDW#8155) about the players that can be interviewed, but please keep in mind that suggested players are subjects to review by me and Ubers moderation team. With that out of the way...


Spotlight #6:



Most Known For:

Missing Precipice Blades. Other minor things include winning the SM kickoff tour, getting to R11 of the Winter Seasonal and being a former QC member. Though most proud of winning MUTE with my buddies Mysterious M Not Troller Serga and 0kay.


Favorite Pokémon:

My favorite Pokemon would be Deoxys (though specifically Deoxys-Attack). I loved its ability to shift between multiple formes. It also hits extremely hard and I believe it's pretty underrated.


Overview:

I'm 17 years old and a rising HS senior living in Washington. Outside of mons I enjoy reading and working out and plan to go into the military after college.


What is your name's origin?

Dominatio isn't actually the first username I used on this site but I stuck with it after finding the term in a book on Roman politics we were reading in class. I thought it sounded cool and apparently it means domination in English, who would've known.


What made you start playing Pokémon?

I never actually played any of the cartridge games, but when I was in 7th grade I stumbled across an online RPG called Pokemon Omega. Sadly it got shut down by Nintendo due to the release of ORAS and I looked around for something else to play and landed on


What inspired you to play Ubers?

My first forum tournament was called BLT and was hosted by the tournaments room. Basically you qualified by winning tournaments in the room which sounds about as cancerous as it was. Anyway I didn't have a specific main yet and my manager wanted me to play Ubers so I had to learn the tier as best I could.


What is your favorite generation of Ubers?

BW. I can't exactly say why but it's always been very fun to play compared to other generations.


What is your favorite playstyle?

HO for sure because of its fast-paced nature. I don't have the patience for stall and you have to worry too much about covering various threats with balance or BO.


What is your opinion on Gothitelle & Gothorita suspect?

Goth is neither broken nor uncompetitive but it is unhealthy because of how it restricts certain builds. I definitely wanted it gone but apparently most people didn't so its w/e


Are there any elements of the metagame that you deem unhealthy?

As mentioned before, Gothitelle, but also Geomancy. No matter how the meta shifts it still remains a dangerous threat that greatly reduces the viability of threats such as Palkia, Rayquaza, and other offensive Dragon-types. With more of these in play I feel like Primal Groudon would also be easier for teams to check offensively. Z Geomancy is also just broken.


What is your the most memorable game of Ubers?

(Replay could not be found so check hidebox for gamelogs. I managed to download the replay but I couldn't upload the file for some reason.)

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Astounded's team: Shuckle / Landorus-Therian / Groudon / Lucario / Xerneas / Arceus-*
sylveonsammy43's team: Venusaur / Keldeo / Skarmory / Chansey / Heatran / Bisharp

WARNING: The following hidebox contains violence some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Astounded sent out Shuckle!

Go! Venusaur!

Turn 1
Battle timer is now ON: inactive players will automatically lose when time's up. (requested by Astounded)

Venusaur's Venusaurite is reacting to sylveonsammy43's Mega Bracelet!
Venusaur has Mega Evolved into Mega Venusaur!

Venusaur used Block!
The opposing Shuckle can no longer escape!

The opposing Shuckle used Sticky Web!
A sticky web spreads out beneath your team's feet!

Turn 2

Venusaur used Curse!
Venusaur's Speed fell!
Venusaur's Attack rose! Venusaur's Defense rose!

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 2.5% of its health!
Venusaur's Speed fell!

Turn 3

Venusaur used Curse!
Venusaur's Speed fell!
Venusaur's Attack rose! Venusaur's Defense rose!

The opposing Shuckle used Encore!
Venusaur received an encore!

Turn 4

Venusaur used Curse!
Venusaur's Speed fell!
Venusaur's Attack rose! Venusaur's Defense rose!

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 1.9% of its health!
Venusaur's Speed fell!

Turn 5

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 1.7% of its health!
Venusaur's Speed fell!

Venusaur used Curse!
Venusaur's Attack rose! Venusaur's Defense rose!

Turn 6

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 1.1% of its health!

Venusaur used Curse!
Venusaur's Attack rose! Venusaur's Defense rose!

Venusaur's encore ended!

Turn 7

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 1.1% of its health!

Venusaur used Curse!
Venusaur's Attack rose! Venusaur's Defense rose!

Turn 8

The opposing Shuckle used Encore!
Venusaur received an encore!

Venusaur used Curse!

Turn 9

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 0.8% of its health!

Venusaur used Curse!

Turn 10

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 0.8% of its health!

Venusaur used Curse!

Venusaur's encore ended!

Turn 11

The opposing Shuckle used Encore!
Venusaur received an encore!

Venusaur used Curse!

Turn 12

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 0.8% of its health!

Venusaur used Curse!

Turn 13

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 0.8% of its health!

Venusaur used Curse!

Venusaur's encore ended!

Turn 14

The opposing Shuckle used Encore!
Venusaur received an encore!

Venusaur used Curse!

Turn 15

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 1.1% of its health!

Venusaur used Curse!

Turn 16

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 0.8% of its health!

Venusaur used Curse!

Venusaur's encore ended!

Turn 17

The opposing Shuckle used Encore!
Venusaur received an encore!

Venusaur used Curse!

Venusaur's encore ended!

Turn 18

The opposing Shuckle used Encore!
But it failed!

Venusaur used Power Whip!
[Opposing Shuckle's Sturdy!]
The opposing Shuckle endured the hit!
The opposing Shuckle lost 99% of its health!

Turn 19

The opposing Shuckle used Rock Tomb!
Venusaur lost 0.8% of its health!

Venusaur used Power Whip!
The opposing Shuckle lost 1% of its health!

The opposing Shuckle fainted!

Astounded sent out Groudon!

The opposing Groudon's Primal Reversion! It reverted to its primal form!
[Opposing Groudon's Desolate Land!]
The sunlight turned extremely harsh!

Turn 20

The opposing Groudon used Fire Punch!
It's super effective! Venusaur lost 13.8% of its health!

Venusaur used Power Whip!
The opposing Groudon lost 100% of its health!

The opposing Groudon fainted!
The harsh sunlight faded.

Astounded sent out Landorus (Landorus-Therian)!
[Opposing Landorus's Intimidate!]
Venusaur's Attack fell!

Turn 21

The opposing Landorus used Explosion!
Venusaur lost 17.6% of its health!

The opposing Landorus fainted!

Venusaur used Synthesis!
Venusaur restored its HP.

Astounded sent out Lucario!

Turn 22

Battle timer is now OFF.

The opposing Lucario's Lucarionite is reacting to Astounded's Mega Bracelet!
The opposing Lucario has Mega Evolved into Mega Lucario!

The opposing Lucario used Swords Dance!
The opposing Lucario's Attack rose sharply!

Venusaur used Power Whip!
It's not very effective... The opposing Lucario lost 100% of its health!

The opposing Lucario fainted!

Astounded forfeited.

sylveonsammy43 won the battle!

Ladder updating...

Astounded's rating: 1689 → 1666
(-23 for losing)
sylveonsammy43's rating: 1627 → 1650
(+23 for winning)

Sorry Astounded I love you bro but this was absolutely hilarious. No shame though any player with this matchup would've lost.


Congratulations for winning second place in UPL VI with Luminous Lunalas! How was your experience in this UPL?

I had an amazing experience this UPL. Arii Stella was about as great a manager you could hope for even though she got heated sometimes. We all worked together really well to help each other with teambuilding and testing and I got to know some great players like Holy Break, Alex Walls, Poek, Highlord, and SGR.


What new users or players in Ubers do you look up to?

Level 56 for being a boss at the game in general and hyw for all the help and old gens advice he gave us during UPL.


What are your advices for new players getting into Ubers?

People like to diss the ladder but it's a great place to learn the tier because you can get a ton of games in a short amount of time. There's a reason many prominent players started out on the ladder so just grab a sample or build a team and start playing. Don't care about your ranking because that's how people go mad.


Would you provide us with a team and add a brief description?


MERCILESS (Deoxys-Attack) @ Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Psycho Boost
- Ice Beam
- Psyshock

CONQUERER (Ho-Oh) @ Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def
Brave Nature
- Sacred Fire
- Brave Bird
- Defog
- Toxic

VENDETTA (Marshadow) @ Marshadium Z
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Spectral Thief
- Close Combat
- Bulk Up
- Shadow Sneak

MALIGNANT (Groudon-Primal) @ Red Orb
Ability: Desolate Land
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Roar
- Lava Plume
- Precipice Blades

EXTORTION (Arceus-Fairy) @ Pixie Plate
Ability: Multitype
EVs: 252 HP / 64 Def / 192 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Recover
- Judgment
- Fire Blast
- Toxic

BLACKGUARD (Giratina) @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Rest
- Will-O-Wisp
- Defog
- Toxic


I built this team to use vs Evuelf during week 2 of UPL expecting him to bring stall but it did better vs other matchups than I initially expected such as balance and even offense if you play it right. It has a Deoxys-A bc I just slap it on 90% of my teams and Psyshock was used to deal w blobs and occasionally Ho-oh/Magearna but Dark Pulse can work too. Marshadow is generally pretty deadly for stall and the dual defog helps keep rocks off while Giratina helps with the stall matchup. Fairyceus deals with Dark-types and Fire Blast is there bc too many people think steel-types are good switchins to this.

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greentee is the most adorable person ever. Also #freehyw.
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Thank you Dominatio for spending the time to answer the questions! Feel free to ask other questions in this thread!
 
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#4
Who do u fuckin hate in smogon
Whos the shittiest player uve played

Non-memes:
Who do you see getting drafted in Snake draft and potentially SPL? Do you plan on signing up? Likewise with UPL - who do you see getting drafted this year that wasn't drafted, and do you plan on playing/managing?
What other metas are you interested in outside of Ubers?
Any mons you think are underrated as of now and have potential to do well in the meta soon? And the other way around - mons that are overrated and will fall out of favour soon?
What's your thought process with building?
Flamethrower Pdon y/y
 
#5
>< no u

1. whats it feel like being one of the best players in sm?
2. do you ever plan on managing for upl and who would you want to manage with?
3. if geomancy were to be suspected and banned, where do you see xern being on the viability rankings?
4. why is zesty such a qt
 
#6
1) What's your favorite kinda music?
2) What other tiers do you play aside from Ubers?
3) Will you ever hit all 16 blades in a game like Hugod or will that remain a dream?
4) How much of this interview has been censored?
5) Please take over interview, kthxbye.
country or alternative rock
only battle factory and cc1v1
can't miss if you don't use it
all 40 gigabytes of Holy Break themed bdsm
...sure?

Who do u fuckin hate in smogon
Whos the shittiest player uve played

Non-memes:
Who do you see getting drafted in Snake draft and potentially SPL? Do you plan on signing up? Likewise with UPL - who do you see getting drafted this year that wasn't drafted, and do you plan on playing/managing?
What other metas are you interested in outside of Ubers?
Any mons you think are underrated as of now and have potential to do well in the meta soon? And the other way around - mons that are overrated and will fall out of favour soon?
What's your thought process with building?
Flamethrower Pdon y/y
dewtios
dewtios

i'm not sure who signed up but people like Leru/TTG/Gunner are definitely getting drafted. Other people who have a good chance to be drafted include mags, CKW, garay, zesty, sarah etc. I personally don't plan on signing up for snake, I plan on playing in upl but might assman depending on circumstances.
i can't wait to relearn pu
hard to predict any mons will fall out of favor without tier shifts or suspects, but i think Mega Swampert is a mon that has potential to do very well against many balances builds
if i build it's usually to experiment with a new set or concept so instead of cores i just build around a single mon. usually i'll add a pdon and maybe a deo-a and go from there
flamethrower/eq pdon is the new meta

>< no u

1. whats it feel like being one of the best players in sm?
2. do you ever plan on managing for upl and who would you want to manage with?
3. if geomancy were to be suspected and banned, where do you see xern being on the viability rankings?
4. why is zesty such a qt
not sure if "best" is the right word, i just make bad plays and hope my opponents overpredict
maybe one day, Arii Stella if she returns
probably A
zest tee. enough said
 

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* As a former member of QC, what do you think is the most important part of being someone who has an authority to make checks?
* How was your experience when you were formerly a tutor? Do you plan on going back to B101 Tutoring forums?
* Do you think there is a chance you will transform into a weeb after the influence from Luminous Lunalas?
* What UPL team do you wish to play in / manage next year?
* What do you like the most about being a room moderator in Ubers PS room? (forget about that kid you banned 2 days ago btw, he seems to have some problems and his apparent alt got banned by Cynara today lolz)
* Will you really take over the interview project if I were to step down now?
 
#9
would you have a sexual relationship with Leru current avi?
how did it feel being a weeb for a couple of weeks?
when are you deleting my 40 gb of bdsm?
whats the longest usm series you ve played?
me or leru : choose .
would you end my career if it meant guaranteed 100% accuracy for the rest of your life ?
whats your favorite user on smogon?
i would but i'm taken
on second thought i wish i'd gotten drafted by any other team
as soon as you send me fresh content
probably my series vs gunner because i rarely use stall
neither but if i had to choose i'd pick leru since he actually looks like a girl
no because then i'd just get frozen every other turn
greentee Ninjacalibur

* As a former member of QC, what do you think is the most important part of being someone who has an authority to make checks?
* How was your experience when you were formerly a tutor? Do you plan on going back to B101 Tutoring forums?
* Do you think there is a chance you will transform into a weeb after the influence from Luminous Lunalas?
* What UPL team do you wish to play in / manage next year?
* What do you like the most about being a room moderator in Ubers PS room? (forget about that kid you banned 2 days ago btw, he seems to have some problems and his apparent alt got banned by Cynara today lolz)
* Will you really take over the interview project if I were to step down now?
drawing from your own experience rather than using others ideas
pretty time consuming and frustrating at times. most of the tutees i had were great but i probably won’t return, don’t really have the patience anymore
you wish
doesn’t really matter, having a good manager is the most important
the bot can’t abuse me
if i got to pick the questions
 
#12
do u believe in the religion of mvenu
whats the thing u hate the most about tours room
the replay provided should answer your question
i hate everything about tours room except samjo samjo is great

Why does the arceus in your sample team have a -sp.att nature when it’s moves are all special?

What are your thoughts on user: Colonel M
lol must’ve fucked up in the builder, i haven’t changed it so i was probably running jolly during my upl game too, oops

all i know about him is he plays ou and has an odd relationship with fireburn
 
#15
How did I do when hosting UPL?
What other games do you play aside from Mons?
I think you did fine, you were occasionally active in our server which was nice
sometimes i play random steam games if i’m bored but mostly just mons

hey, another question - where does your pfp come from?
it’s grand admiral thrawn from star wars—my pfp comes from the show star wars rebels
 
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