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Move: Dream Eater / Nightmare / Wake-Up Slap / Smelling Salts
Type:

Category: Unchanged
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 5 (8)
Effect: Can be used if the user is asleep. x1.5 power if the user is asleep. The user wakes up.
Distribution:
(DE):hatterene:
(NM):hydreigon::moltres-galar:
(WUS):iron hands::tauros-paldea:
(SS):tyranitar:

Description: Funny move to use with Rest, especially since status healing is no more.


Move: Terastalize
Type:

Category: Status
Power: --
Acc: --
PP: 5 (8)
Effect: The user Terastalizes.
Distribution: Universal

Description: I said I'd do it.
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Item: Time Machine / Chrono Crystal
Effect: On switch in, the holder turns changes type to match its respective paradox, gains Quark Drive/Protosynthesis, and a Paradox boost.
Knockable?: No
Fling BP: Can't be flung

Description: No longer as funny, but a tamer way to have sidegrade Paradox mons.
:sv/scream tail:
Pokemon: Scream Tail
Type:

Ability: Protosynthesis
Added Moves: Draco Meteor, Dragon Pulse, Knock Off, Nasty Plot, Outrage, Super Fang

Description: Physical defense Fairy wahoo. Got rid of the Psychic typing so it can actually be a Dark resist. Gave it some stuff like Nasty Plot and Super Fang so it's not a passive blob.

:sv/toxapex:
Pokemon: Toxapex
Type:

Ability: Immunity / Merciless / Regenerator
Added Moves: Body Press, Dark Pulse, Crunch, Knock Off, Nasty Plot, Super Fang, Taunt

Description: I think Slowking-Galar wins the battle of Regen Poison so I retyped Toxapex! Now better checks Kingambit, Dragapult, Roaring Moon.
Gave it some stuff like Nasty Plot and Super Fang so it's not a passive blob.
 
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Moves
Name: Retaliate
Power: 70 -> 75
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5
Category: Physical
Type:
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Effect: Has 2x power if an ally fainted last turn.
Priority: 0
Flags: Contact
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Original Users + Weavile, Zarude, Lokix, Krookodile, etc
Justification: Gives Dark types that lost/never had Knock Off a more situational alternative, rather than redistributing. Makes certain Dark types function much better as revenge killers.

Items

Name: Gold Bottle Cap
Effect: In-game effects + Protects the user from 1 status move. Single-Use
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 30 BP
Justification: Its Good as Gold but a 1 time-use item.
 

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Name: Rain Dish / Ice Body / Magic Veil
Effect: Heals the user for 1/16th of its max HP at the end of each turn. Will instead heal for 1/8th in the Rain / Snow / Misty Terrain respectively.
Permanent: No
Mold Breaker: Yes
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Whiscash, Tatsugiri, Avalugg, Weavile, Tinkaton, Carbink, etc.
Justification: Nobody would complain if I just slid this back in here right? More passive healing just opens up too much interesting stuff imo. As an apology I'll give you a new type to give these abilities to as well, meant for Fairies but not difficult to pass over to Psychics as well if you really want that.

Name: Good as Gold
Effect: While the user is at full HP, it blocks all incoming status moves.
Permanent (Yes or No): No
Mold Breaker (Yes or No): Yes
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Persian, Golduck, Lucario, Gholdengo etc.
Justification: Makes this ability much more fun and interactive to play against. Also limits what all Gholdengo in particular can do on hazard stack since it'll probably want Boots now.

Name: Blue Helmet
Effect: Each time the holder is sent out, its first attack deals 1.3x damage.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: No
Fling Power & Effect: 60 BP, no effect
Justification: Seemed like a cool option for pivots or faster stuff idk
 
Moves

Name
: Rock Wrecker
Power: 150 -> 120
Accuracy: 90%
PP: 5 [8 Max] -> 10 [16 Max]
Category:

Type:

Effect: Cannot Be Used Twice in a row
Priority: 0
Flags: Unchanged
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :tinkaton::bombirdier::iron-thorns::lycanroc::lycanroc-midnight:
Justification: Rock Wrecker but its no longer the signature of a Pokémon not in this gen and reworked to be a weaker variation of Gigaton Hammer.

Name: Life Dew
Power: ---
Accuracy: ---
PP: 10 [16 Max]
Category:

Type:

Effect: Heals user for 33%. The next Pokémon to switch in on the user's side of the field has 25% of their HP restored.
Priority: 0
Flags: Unchanged
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :florges::vaporeon:, probably some other Water, Fairy, and Grass types too idk
Justification: My child from Bust a Move. Wish-passing options are far fewer in Gen 9, so this side-grade of Wish could find some viability.

Abilities

Name
: Inversion
Effect: On switch in, switches the user's raw Attack stat with the user's raw Special Attack stat
Permanent (Yes or No): No (however this ability getting suppressed or removed does not undo the Attack switch if it has already occurred)
Mold Breaker (Yes or No): No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :rabsca::typhlosion-hisui::iron-thorns:(Rabsca is the main flavor one, the others are just some mons who I think could find some interesting use)
Justification: Primarily made with the idea of allowing certain Pokémon to better utilize moves from their typically lower attacking stat.

Items

Name: Whetstone
Effect: When using a slicing move, consumes and boosts Attack stat by 1 stage.
Can Be Knocked Off (Yes or No): Yes
Ignored by Klutz (Yes or No): Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 30
Justification: With the introduction of Slicing as a new flag for moves, I feel it’s only proper to introduce more ways for the move flag to interact with and influence battles. This seemed like a good start, and creates a physical version of Throat Spray. I imagine the main Pokémon who could be interested in running this would be Gallade & Kleavor, pairing the Whetstone with Agility & Sharpness (Veluza can also do this, but less viably and has alternative Attack/Speed boosting options in Filet Away).
 
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Name: Sticky Hold
Effect: User cannot have its item stolen. Pokémon that attempt to steal the user's item will have its Speed lowered by one stage instead. Knock Off will only have 65 BP whenever it hits this Pokémon.
Permanent (Yes or No): No
Mold Breaker (Yes or No): Yes
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :Muk: :Muk-Alola::Swalot: :Gastrodon: :Goodra: :Tinkaton:
Justification: The metagame needs Pokémon to counter potential Knock Off/Trick spam.
 

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Name: Bombirdier
Type:

Abilities: Big Pecks / Prankster / Rocky Payload
New Moves: Defog, Encore, Haze, Thunder Wave
Justification: Bombirdier is such an interesting Pokemon, and has so much utility. Unfortunately, GameFreak decided this poor thang will instead be a Rock-STAB attacker, but only gave it a single viable Rock-type move in Stone Edge. Instead, I've decided to turn this bird into murkrow 2

:wo-chien: :ting-lu: :chi-yu: :chien-pao:
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Abilities: Tablets of Ruin / Grassy Surge | Vessel of Ruin / Sand Stream | Beads of Ruin / Flame Body | Sword of Ruin / Ice Body
New Moves: None
Justification: Now we can ban the Ruin abilities instead of the full mons.

Name: Healing Stones
Power: --
Accuracy: --
PP: 20
Category: Status
Type:

Effect: Sets Healing Stones on the user's side. These stones heal incoming allies for 1/8th health. Can be removed by Defog or if an ally uses Rapid Spin.
Priority: 0
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :blissey: :clefable: :solrock: :aurorus: :scream-tail: :mesprit: :uxie: :azelf: :carbink: :lunatone: :corsola: :cursola: :wigglytuff:
Justification: ""borrowed" from Typing: The Mod, Benefits switch-ins while punishing the use of Rapid Spin.

Name: Fillet Away
Power
: --
Accuracy: --
PP: 10
Category: Status
Type:

Effect: +2 Attack, Special Attack, and Speed for 1/4th of user's max HP.
Priority: 0
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :veluza:
Justification: Veluza got done dirty with it's signature move. Almost every time it's used, Veluza dies on the same turn. Otherwize, Veluza dies to a single priority attack. Lets have that not happen.
 
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Name: Spectral Thief
Power: 90BP
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 10/16
Category: Physical
Type:

Effect: Steals all of the target's stat changes. Doesn't steal stat changes if user stat is maxed out. Single target
Priority: 0
Flags: Contact
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :marshadow::ceruledge:
Justification: Spec Thief was very good so let's nerf it a little bit

Name: Ceasless Edge
Power: 65
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5/8
Category: Physical
Type:

Effect: Sets a layer of Spikes on the opponent's end. Single target
Priority: 0
Flags: Contact
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :samurott-hisui::chien-pao:
Justification: Very good move but missing is annoying, lowering the pp could help with its stability

Name: Stone Axe
Power: 65
Accuracy:100%
PP: 5/8
Category: Physical
Type:

Effect: Sets Stealth Rock on the opponents side. Single target
Priority: 0
Flags: Contact
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :haxorus::kleavor:
Justification: Same as above
Name: Gorilla Tactics
Effect: Increases Attack by 1.2x, but locked into first move.
Permanent: No
Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :darmanitan::darmanitan-galar:
Justification: G-Darm was sent to Ubers cuz of the brokeness of this ability, i nerfed the attacking of the ability by a bit, hopefully not broken still.

Name: Illuminate
Effect: When item is lost, boosts highest stat by 1.2x. Permanent for rest of battle.
Permanent: Yes
Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :volbeat::lanturn:
Justification: Illuminate needed competitive use
Name: Muscle Band
Effect: Boosts Attack by 1.2x, removes secondary effects.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 60BP, 30% chance to burn
Justification: Sheer Force but item

Name: Wise Glasses
Effect: Boosts Special Attack by 1.2x, removes secondary effects.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 60BP, 30% chance to paralyze
Justification: Sheer Force but item
:sm/decidueye:
Name: Decidueye
Type:

Abilities: Overgrow/Regenerator(HA)
New Moves: N/A
Removed Moves: N/A
Justification: Owl has regen now, can regenerate with it's leave and ghost powers, both decidueyes need good abilities.
:sm/gengar:
Name: Gengar
Type:

Abilities: Cursed Body/Soul Heart(HA)
New Moves: N/A
Removed Moves: N/A
Justification: Gengar needs better ability to move it from UU to OU so here it is.
 
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Name: Rock Smash
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100
PP: 15
Category:

Type:

Effect: Clears hazards from the user's side of the field. 100% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1 stage.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Contact
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Same as vanilla + Decidueye-Hisui and Flamigo
Justification: Adds more means of controlling hazards to the metagame. Distributing it to the two existing Scrappy mons gives them a niche as hazard removal that isn't blocked by Gholdengo.

Name: Gigaton Hammer
Power: 160
Accuracy: 100
PP: 5
Category:

Type:

Effect: Cannot be used twice in a row. Does super-effective damage to Steel types.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): N/A
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Tinkaton
Justification: Makes Tinkaton better at its gimmick: hitting like a truck with Gigaton Hammer. Should still be kept balanced by the fact that Steel is a pretty horrendous offensive type.

Name: Rest
Power: -
Accuracy: -
PP: 5
Category:

Type:

Effect: The user falls asleep for the next two turns and restores all of its HP, curing itself of any non-volatile status condition in the process. Fails if the user has full HP.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Contact
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Same as vanilla.
Justification: We're bringing back Gen 2 baby!!! Probably way less of a stall machine than it was back then since its PP is halved and Pokemon are generally more offensively capable, but it does give RestTalk sets a notable bump in viability.

:sm/grafaiai:
Name: Grafaiai
Type: Poison/Dark
Abilities: Unburden/Poison Touch|Prankster
New Moves: Toxic Spikes, Sucker Punch
Removed Moves: -
Justification: The Normal type is doing Grafaiai no favours competitively. Giving it a partial Dark typing grants it STAB on Knock Off, as well as the newly added Sucker Punch, and giving it Toxic Spikes gives it options as an annoying pivot.
 
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Name: Sheer Cold
Power: 120
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5 (max 8)
Category: Special
Type: Ice
Effect: Sets Aurora Veil (doesn't need Snow to do so) (Needs Snow in order to do so). The user faints after use.
Priority: 0
Flags: N/A
Potential Pokémon With This Move
: Canon distrib + Articuno, Glaceon
Justification: Well, Sheer Cold is banned anyway due to being an OHKO move, so might as well try and do something else. It makes great suicide leads sets, but I don't think it would be too broken on any abuser?

Name: Identity Card
Effect: The user cannot have its typing changed by any mean, including self changing. Its STAB moves get x1.1 BP.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: No
Fling Power & Effect: 30 BP, N/A
Justification: One of Pawmot's niches was that he could use Double Shock, Tera, and then spam Double Shock again without having to deal with the consequences of the move. Now that Tera is banned, Pawmot could still do that but this time with an item, so it should be balanced I think? If this item wins then I guess a Burn Up distrib could be done later.

Name: Pride
Effect: This Pokemon's Attack is raised by 1 stage if it attacks and KOes another Pokemon with a physical move. This Pokemon's Sp.Atk is raised by 1 stage if it attacks and KOes another Pokemon with a special move.
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Samurott, Pyroar (over Moxie), Quaquaval (for fun), Iron Valiant (not sure)
Justification: A Moxie variant that encourages mixed sets. Putting it on Samurott so it may finally have a niche. Iron Valiant especially can be extremely dangerous so it might not be a good idea.

Name: Grass Pelt
Effect: On switch-in, summons Grassy Terrain. During Grassy Terrain, Def is 1.3333x.
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Gogoat
Justification: Grass Pelt sucks. A lot. So this is why I had this little idea, that keeps the same spirit while being miles better. Oh, and Koraidon and Miraidon are literally motorcycles, while Gogoat is literally a bike, so it's kinda fitting.

:sm/samurott:
Name: Samurott
Type: Water/Fighting
Abilities
: Torrent/Pride/Sharpness
New Moves: Glare, Work Up, Shell Smash (unsure about this one)
Removed Moves: N/A
Justification: Welp, I think it will be a pretty fun mon, that becomes a bit more dangerous. Sharpness Sacred Sword and Razor Shell STAB can be very funny, as well as Air Slash for mixed sets. I'm unsure about Shell Smash so well, I give it Work Up, which should be perfectly fine as a move.

:sm/magearna:
Name: Magearna
Type: Steel/Fairy
Abilities: Soul-Heart
New Moves: N/A
Removed Moves: Stored Power, Spikes, Shift Gear, Trick, Draining Kiss
Justification: Gen 7 Magearna was balanced, so with this nerf, it should be balanced too. I kinda like AV Magearna, and offensive sets shouldn't be too overbearing without many of its tools.

:sm/landorus:
Name: Landorus-Incarnate
Type: Ground/Flying
Abilities: Air Lock/Wind Rider
New Moves: N/A
Removed Moves: N/A
Justification: Unbanned Landorus-I. Now it should be balanced, and can run a Nasty Plot set better than Lando-T.

:sm/ceruledge:
Name: Ceruledge
Type: Fire/Ghost
Abilities: Flash Fire/Weak Armor/Sharpness
New Moves
: N/A
Removed Moves: N/A
Justification: Now that it lost its Tera niche, it gains a little power boost. Should be fine due to its low Speed and only OK-ish/weak physical bulk.
 
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Name: Photon Drive / Neuron Drive / Rune Drive
Effect: If Grassy/Psychic/Misty Terrain is active or this Pokemon uses a held Booster Energy, this Pokemon's highest stat is multiplied by 1.3, or by 1.5 if the highest stat is Speed.
Distribution: (replaces Quark Drive)
- Photon::iron-moth::iron-hands:
- Neuron::iron-jugulis::iron-treads:
- Rune::iron-valiant::iron-bundle:
(- Quark::iron-leaves::iron-thorns:)

Name: Protosmosis / Protocrysalis / Protostasis
Effect: If Rain/Sandstorm/Hail is active or this Pokemon uses a held Booster Energy, this Pokemon's highest stat is multiplied by 1.3, or by 1.5 if the highest stat is Speed.
Distribution: (Replaces Protosynthesis)
- Osmosis::flutter-mane::brute-bonnet:
- Crysalis::great-tusk::sandy-shocks:
- Stasis::scream-tail::roaring-moon:
(- Synthesis::slither-wing::walking-wake:)
 
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:sm/marshadow:
Name: Marshadow
Type:

Abilities: Technician
Stats: 90 / 115 / 90 / 95 / 90 / 120
New Moves: N/A
Removed Moves: N/A
Justification: Changed offensive stats so that Marshadow isn't as broken now, also with pure ghost an ghost/fighting is extremely powerful and also has spec thief nerf
Hate to break it to you, but…

Yoshiblaze said:
Submission Phase (5 days) -
During the submission phase, you can submit 4 new or changed moves, items, and abilities as well as 4 non-stat adjustments to Pokémon. Templates are provided below. There are very few restrictions for what you can do with moves, items, and abilities, but please keep your submissions balanced and codeable because the council reserves the right to veto any submission deemed uncompetitive, broken, or unfeasible. For Pokémon Adjustments, you can change the Pokémon's typing, abilities, and add or remove moves. You cannot create new moves or abilities for the Pokémon, you must submit those as part of your moves or ability submissions. Multiple moves / items / abilities can be subbed in one slot if they are clones of each other and multiple Pokémon can be adjusted in one slot if they are direct counterparts of each other.
You‘d want to remove the stat adjustment since it’s not allowed in VaporeMons, and adjust Marshadow’s other things even more.
 
Name: Head Smash
Power: 140
Accuracy: 95
PP: 10 (16)
Category: Physical
Type: Rock
Effect: Single target. Move has 40% recoil.
Priority: 0
Flags: Contact
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Current selection is fine, but here are a few possible new recipients: :Avalugg-Hisui: :Garganacl: :Haxorus: :Landorus-Therian: :Salamence: :Tauros-Paldea:
Justification: This move already has a downside of being a strong move with a massive 50% (now reduced to 40%) recoil. We might as well increase the accuracy of it to make it more useful. 80% accuracy is annoying, it always misses whenever you need it to hit. At least this will make Rock Head Pokemon like Arcanine-Hisui be more consistent, while still being a scary physical move for someone to use as coverage. Also increased the PP of the move, as apparently Wood Hammer has 24 max PP, so increasing this from max 8 felt reasonable. Power reduced from 150 to 140, which is still a very strong move.

Name: Gunk Shot
Power: 130
Accuracy: 90
PP: 5 (8)
Category: Physical
Type: Poison
Effect: Single target. 20% chance to poison.
Priority: 0
Flags: None.
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Current list is probably fine, here are a couple potential recipients: :Brute Bonnet: :Flamigo: :Goodra: :Grimmsnarl: :Heracross: :Umbreon:
Justification: Same as above. A decent move that can become a great one if we increase its accuracy. Same damage and accuracy as Draco Meteor, which should make it more worth using as a coverage move.

Name: Iron Tail / Dragon Rush
Power: 90
Accuracy: 90
PP: 10 (16)
Category: Physical
Type: Steel / Dragon
Effect: Single target. 20% chance to lower the target's defense by one. / 20% chance to make the target flinch.
Priority: 0
Flags: Contact
Potential Pokémon With Iron Tail: Current selection plus Pokemon that had it in Gen 8 (:Dunsparce::Flareon::Gyarados::Landorus-Therian: :Lycanroc-Dusk: :Perrserker: etc.)
Potential Pokémon With Dragon Rush: All Dragon-type Pokemon, plus everyone in the Dragon Egg Group (adding :Goodra: :Gyarados: :Haxorus: :Seviper: etc.)
Justification: Combining both of these submissions into one. Two moves with 100 power and 75 accuracy for no good reason. Increasing the accuracy to 90, but in exchange reducing the base power to 90, making them more in line with moves like Play Rough, Aqua Tail, and Meteor Mash. Still a potentially better option that Iron Head/Dragon Claw.

and now for probably my most controversial move change...
Name: Stealth Rock
Power: N/A
Accuracy: N/A
PP: 20 (32)
Category: Status
Type: Rock
Effect: Sets a hazard on the opposing field that makes incoming Pokemon lose 1/10 of max HP. Can set up to two layers. This hazards does half as much damage to Rock, Ground, and Steel types, and twice as much damage to Flying types or Pokemon with Levitate.
Priority: 0
Flags: Unchanged (Bounceable, Bypasses Protect)
Potential Pokémon With This Move: No change?
Justification: Here is my take on Stealth Rocks: this is the hazard designed to hit Flying types, who are immune to all other hazards. Instead of penalizing Fire, Bug, and Ice types, two of which already suffer for being bad types defensively as is, let's change this to specifically target Pokemon immune to grounded hazards, namely Flying types and those with Levitate. Also, reducing the damage to Rock-types, who I personally think should resist Rock-type moves, which is a whole other conversation. This change makes it less beneficial of a hazard to use, so you can add a second layer, and the damage done changes slightly. Now, the maximum damage a Pokemon can take is 40% of their health, instead of the 50% currently.

I should clarify that the minimum damage would be 5%. Being a Ground/Steel type wouldn't give you a double reduction with these new rocks. The math would now be as follows:

10% x 1/2 (if Rock/Ground/Steel) x 2 (if Flying or has Levitate ability) x (# of layers)
Name: Aftermath
Effect: When this Pokemon faints, every other Pokemon on the field is hurt for 25% of their max HP.
Ignored by Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Everyone who has it + :qwilfish::qwilfish-hisui::overqwil: (replacing Poison Point), :glimmora: (third ability), :coalossal: (replacing Flash Fire), :forretress: (third ability or replacing Overcoat), :revavroom: (third ability or replacing Overcoat)
Justification: Aftermath is a mediocre ability on the Pokemon that have it (namely being the one useful ability of Electrode). This new change adds a couple new flavours: 1) it is no longer triggered exclusively by contact moves, and 2) the Pokemon can trigger it itself by using an Explosion move. This means you get a bit more bang for your buck when exploding, even doing solid damage to bulky rock, steel, or ghost types who would normally not be afraid of the explosion. I would be willing to make a slight amendment if it is thought that this would be too powerful that this can be triggered by something that isn't an attacking move, namely that hazard damage or status could also trigger the ability based on its current wording.

Name: Damp
Effect: This Pokemon takes reduced (50%) damage from Fire-type moves, and the user does increased (30%?) damage with its Water-type moves. Prevents Explosion moves and Aftermath while on the field.
Ignored by Mold Breaker: Yes
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Everything that has it already + :Floatzel: (third ability), :Slowbro::Slowking: (replacing Own Tempo), :Vaporeon: (replacing Hydration), :Whiscash: (replacing Anticipation), :Lumineon: (replacing Water Veil), :Wugtrio: (replacing Sand Veil)
Justification: Well with a buff to Aftermath and Explosions, let's give a buff to the ability that stops them. Fun fact: Damp already blocked Aftermath, which I only found out as I was writing this. However, the reduced damage from Fire moves, and the new distribution, might give the ability a tiny bit more niche. "Explosion moves" in this case would just be the moves it currently blocks (Explosion/Mind Blown/Misty Explosion/Self-Destruct) but could be made a larger category to include moves such as Shell Trap (or any other future moves someone wants to add to this category) in order to make this ability better. I could even see moves like Steel Beam or Chloroblast being added to this category.
Edited to now give an increased damage to the water-type attacks, giving it a bit more use.

Name: Cloud Nine
Effect: While this Pokemon is active, the effects of weather conditions and active terrain are disabled. Certain abilities are also ignored while this Pokemon is on the field (Protosynthesis, Quark Drive, Unburden).
Ignored by Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Current selection (:Golduck: :Altaria:), potentially other bird/flying Pokemon (:Drifblim: :Articuno:)
Justification: This change is two-fold. First of all, negating terrain as well as weather makes sense, and I am surprised Game Freak didn't make the change in Gen 7 (admittedly, being only available to Golduck and Altaria probably meant they forgot the ability even existed). Secondly, making sure abilities that often get triggered by these weathers/terrains, especially the paradox Pokemon's abilities, also makes sense. The extra wording though is to add a bit of surprise benefit to the ability. Often Unburden mons will use terrain Seeds to trigger their ability (not so much now because of no Tapus, but you get it). So, being able to temporarily cancel out the boosts from Unburden, and from the paradox abilities (even if triggered by a Booster Energy) gives the ability a lot more use. This probably isn't enough to get Altaria into OU, but it could be enough to make another Pokemon gaining the ability be useful defensively against all of these Paradox Pokemon.

Name: Disguise
Effect: When the Disguise is active, the first hit Mimikyu takes is blocked, taking 10% of its health as damage instead. When Mimikyu is healed by another Pokemon (Heal Pulse, Wish, etc.) the Disguise is restored.
Ignored by Mold Breaker: Yes
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :Mimikyu:
Justification: A small buff to Mimikyu. Just something I have thought of in the past, namely that Mimikyu should be able to repair its disguise if it gets healed. Also it takes slightly less damage when the disguise breaks. This edit ensure its own ways of healing (Leftovers, Drain Punch) cannot give it back its Disguise, but teams can work to give it back its Disguise through team synergy. Heal Pulse (also Life Dew, Jungle Healing, etc) in doubles, or Wish/Healing Wish/Lunar Dance in singles. This would also ensure that if it is revived via Revival Blessing that the Disguise would also be restored (which I do not know if this is the case or not). Note that unlike before this edit, Leech Seed does not do enough healing to restore the disguise, nor would something like Aqua Ring if it knew it. It has to be an active bit of healing thanks to an ally, not any sort of passive healing.
Name: Broken Timepiece
Effect: At the end of each turn, if the holder is in Trick Room, raise their Speed by one stage. Otherwise, lower their Speed by one stage.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 60 BP, lower's target's Speed by one stage, or raises it by one stage in Trick Room.
Justification: Changed to be a new submission as I am removing the Sword/Shield from this original submission. This is really dumb but I like it as an item you can pass off to your opponent. It could be useful if you have something that you always want to move last, but more likely you are punishing your opponent's sweeper by making them move last. It could have a niche use on a Trick Room team by being given to something that can survive a turn before Trick Room ends, giving them increased speed for when the battlefield returns to normal.

Name: Uno Reverse Card
Effect: If an opposing Pokemon uses a status move that would affect the holder of this item, this Pokemon will use the move instead, ignoring the attacker's type and abilities. This consumes the item. (Single Use).
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 20 BP, 100% chance to confuse
Justification: Changed to have a different effect from the Clear Amulet submission. Basically a single-use Magic Bounce. Bypassing the opponent's type or ability allows you to have some useful effects, such as sending Toxic back at a Poison type, Leech Seed at a Grass type, Taunt at an Oblivious user, etc. This could also be used as an emergency hazard block against Sticky Web or Stealth Rocks.

Name: Hisui's Blessing (probably something like the Arc-Phone)
Effect: If the holder's species is exclusive to Hisui, its Defense and Sp. Def are 1.3x.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 40 BP, no secondary effect
Justification: Eviolite but exclusive for Hisui mons. Other than Goodra, none of the Hisuian Pokemon have particularily good bulk, and this might help some of them be more useful. Especially Pokemon like Wyrdeer and Samurott would enjoy a little boost to their defenses to keep them in the fight for longer. Most Hisuian mons have strategies that would have them not want to run this item, but those who need a little something to be better will enjoy this buff. 1.3 instead of 1.5 feels fitting for the fully-evolved mons receiving this.
:sv/Vespiquen:
Name: Vespiquen
Type: Bug/Dark
Abilities
: Pressure/Unnerve/Queenly Majesty
New Moves
: Quiver Dance, Glare, Dark Pulse, False Surrender, Defog, Heal Order, Final Gambit, Sticky Web
Justification: Let's give the Queen Bee some love. QM is obviously fitting as an ability she should have. Quiver Dance is a thematic move for her to know, though it is unlikely she will be using it to outspeed much with her base 40 speed. Keeping her movepool small will make sure she doesn't dominate too much as a Quiver Dancer immune to priority. The new Dark type lets her be an Evil Queen bee, which is fitting for her design, while also no longer being quad weak to rocks.
Edited to now include Defog as a Utility move. Also, Queen's Gambit. Don't know if honeycomb is close enough to a sticky web, but hey more utility.


:sv/Delphox:
Name: Delphox
Type: Fire/Fairy
Abilities
: Blaze/Magician
New Moves: Moonblast, Play Rough, Draining Kiss, Charge Beam, Thunderbolt, Thunder, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Icy Wind, Giga Drain
Justification: A well-deserved buff to the Fire Fox. Magician was already a bad ability, so replacing with a solid ability in Magic Guard is nice for it. Fairy instead of Psychic also makes sense as a magic-user, and gives it a unique typing. Finally, a bit of coverage that a spellcaster would want to have.
Edited to give it back Magician.

RIP Tropius, you won't be succeeding here.
 
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Name: Life Dew
Power: ---
Accuracy: ---
PP: 16
Category: Status
Type: wet
Effect: Heals the user and its allies by 1/4 their max HP. Applies Aqua Ring to the user.
Priority: 0
Flags: Unchanged from Vanilla
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Current mons with it + :florges::wigglytuff::azumarill::alomomola::uxie::mesprit::azelf::wyrdeer::scream tail::altaria:
Justification: I actually kinda like Gen 9's recovery nerf but here's an alternative. Life Dew now effectively gives you an extra set of Leftovers as means of passive recovery once used. Now, of course this isn't interchangeable with Recover, but should still have its own niches on its own right. could potentially get used on CM/BU sets for its mons.
 

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Name: Meditation
Power: -
Accuracy: -
PP: 16
Category: Status
Type: Fighting
Effect: Restores 25% HP and raises Atk/Def 1 stage
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): none
Potential Pokémon With This Move: could reference Refresh's old learnset, Meditate's old learnset or Life Dew
Justification: Take Heart is a really cool move that is unfortunately still locked away (probably in DLC) so this move takes this same kind of role for setup attackers, letting them dodge status and boost at the same time.

Name: Corrupt
Power: -
Accuracy: 90
PP: 16
Category: Status
Type: Steel
Effect: If the user has more than 25% HP, the user loses 25% HP, the opponent becomes badly poisoned and the opponent's ability becomes suppressed.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound):
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :electrode: :electrode-hisui: :revavroom: and other artificial/cyber Pokemon
Justification: Another Toxic with more limited distribution. The Core Enforcer effect seemed interesting to play around with. Toxic nerf is good and the HP cost gives it an entirely different role from default Toxic.

Name: Mountain Gale
Power: 110
Accuracy: 90
PP: 16
Category: Physical
Type: Ice
Effect: 30% chance to flinch. If the user moved after the opponent, sets snow for 5 turns.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Wind
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :avalugg: :beartic: :bronzong: :houndstone: :crabominable: :abomasnow: :tinkaton: :glastrier: (other mons that live in the Paldea mountains)
Justification: physical ice stab exists now. flinch is whatever but snow effect fits the slower mons that would probably get access to the move.

Name: Jet Punch
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100
PP: 32
Category: Physical
Type: Water
Effect: Doubles in power if foe is switching out and hits the switching out target (Pursuit clone)
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Contact
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :azumarill: :floatzel: :greninja: :golduck: :quagsire: :quaquaval:
Justification: Pursuit is fun and I wanted to see what a retyped Pursuit would be like. Obviously has applications for hitting Heatran and Great Tusk, which could be interesting.

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Name: Cud Chew / Harvest
Effect: Berries held by this Pokemon regenerate after being used (essentially become permanent items). Effects only trigger once per turn.
Permanent: No
Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :sawsbuck: :ampharos: :wyrdeer: :gogoat: / :scovillain: :tsareena: :electrode-hisui:
Justification: Berries are very niche due to being consumable items, so this adjustment makes them much more viable as items.

Name: Misty Surge / Psychic Surge / Grassy Surge
Effect: Summons the corresponding terrain on switch in
Permanent: No
Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :gardevoir: :florges: :sylveon: / :calyrex: :rabsca: :delphox: / :electrode-hisui: :florges: :calyrex: :arboliva:
Justification: Might as well start the terrain wars. Intentionally not subbing Electric Surge to avoid enabling paradoxes further.

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:revavroom:
Name: Segin Star Shard/Schedar Star Shard/Navi Star Shard/Ruchbah Star Shard/Caph Star Shard
Effect: When held by Revavroom, the user becomes a Dark/Fire/Poison/Fairy/Fighting type, its ability becomes Intimidate/Speed Boost/Toxic Debris/Misty Surge/Stamina and the move 'Spin Out' is replaced by Wicked Torque/Blazing Torque/Noxious Torque/Magical Torque/Combat Torque. The user's Steel, Poison and moves of the added type are boosted by 1.2x.
Can Be Knocked Off (Yes or No): No if held by Revavroom. Yes, otherwise.
Ignored by Klutz (Yes or No): No
Fling Power & Effect: 20bp and effects of Torque move. Cannot be flung by Revavroom.
Justification: This achieves a few roles in the meta. For starters, it provides some Knock Off absorption with three of the five 'formes' resisting the move as well. Revavroom's kit is also initially okay, with Shift Gear or Parting Shot being useful for various offensive and defensive sets. Its new move (mechanically this works like Zacian/Zamazenta crowned moves) provides some coverage, though these don't overlap to give it too much coverage; Blazing and Combat particularly provide some value offensively with Steel coverage.

:abomasnow::altaria::ampharos::banette::camerupt::charizard::diancie::gallade::gardevoir::garchomp::gengar::glalie::gyarados::houndoom::lucario::medicham::sableye::salamence::scizor::slowbro::tyranitar: (:mewtwo:)
Name: Revolution Ring
Effect: When held by a Pokemon who had a Mega Evolution, boosts Atk/Def/SpA/SpD by 1.2x. Item is revealed on switch in if boost is applied. ("X is holding their Revolution Ring.")
Can Be Knocked Off: No if held by compatible Pokemon. Yes, otherwise
Klutz?: No
Fling?: 10bp and no effect
Justification: We do be mega-ing, kinda. More knock absorbing and the stat boost is pretty sizeable for the correct mons, being almost a free Life Orb with some bulk attached as well.

:wyrdeer::kleavor::ursaluna::lilligant-hisui::basculegion::arcanine-hisui::sneasler::electrode-hisui::braviary-hisui::avalugg-hisui:
Name: Celestica Flute
Effect: When held by a Noble or Ride Pokemon (listed above), it gains its tera type on switch in (as a 2nd/3rd type). STAB moves are boosted by 1.2x. Obviously revealed on switch in ("X played the Celestica Flute")
Can Be Knocked Off: No if held by compatible Pokemon. Yes, otherwise
Klutz?: No
Fling?: 10bp and no effect
Justification: STAB boosts reflect plate boosts which is haha funni arceus reference. Type changing also reflects Arceus' multitype. As these mons were blessed by Arceus, it makes sense for them to get a fraction of its power. Opens up a lot of flexible options, though likely limited to defensive options as the third type may not have a STAB available.

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:sm/houndstone:
Name: Houndstone
Type: Ghost/Ground
Abilities: Fluffy / Earth Eater | Sand Rush
New Moves: Poltergeist, Slack Off, Earthquake, Parting Shot, Stealth Rock
Removed Moves:
Justification: Poltergeist is real Ghost STAB. It also lives underground and in mountains, so a Ground typing (which also gives it STAB bone moves if those weren't dexited...) and Stealth Rock seemed sensible and help it a lot defensively. Parting Shot kinda fits with it being dead but not-dead and Slack Off gives it recovery. Fluffy is very consistent as an ability whereas Earth Eater is flavorful and might be useful in the right scenarios (Earthquake isn't weakened by Fluffy)

:sm/enamorus:
Name: Enamorus
Type: Fairy/Flying
Abilities: Shed Skin | Contrary
New Moves: U-Turn, Glare, Defog
Removed Moves: none
Justification: Cute Charm sucks and Pet Mods must abolish gender. Enam also doesn't get U-Turn weirdly unlike the other genies. Glare fits its snake lore and provides some utility for defensive sets, and Defog calls back to SW genies and, again, provides utility. Shed Skin gives CM sets a real ability and could be cool for CM sets that it'd run.

:swsh/altaria:
Name: Altaria
Type: Dragon/Fairy
Abilities: Natural Cure/Pixilate | Cloud Nine
New Moves: U-Turn, Tidy Up, Double-Edge, Encore, Flare Blitz, Mountain Gale
Removed Moves: none
Justification: Fun hazard removal mon that also uses Tidy Up offensively. This lets it get a lot of mileage from the move. Also adds the fat fairy hole we need filled.

:swsh/overqwil:
Name: Overqwil
Type: Dark/Poison
Abilities: Intimidate / Merciless | Poison Touch
New Moves: Flip Turn, Sucker Punch, Mortal Spin, Baneful Bunker, Knock Off
Removed Moves: none
Justification: barb is fun. abils give it some ways to take advantage of it, predominantly by punishing the grounds that want to switch into it. unfort slower than great tusk so there isn't much to do about that right now.
 
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Name: Eviolith
Effect: If holder's species can evolve, its Attack and Sp. Atk are 1.5x
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 40, no additional effect.
Justification: this item was mighty underrated last gen, but i feel as though this gen it might be able to shine, with pokemon like Bisharp, White Stripe Basculin, Primeape and perhaps even Girafarig. Ursaring will make great use too. and of course, whatever we decide to buff.

:sv/iron thorns:
Name: Iron Thorns
Type: Rock/Electric
Abilities: Quark Drive / Electric Surge
New Moves: None
Removed Moves: Volt Switch
Justification: iron thorns is quite lacking, so this sub aims to give it a decent power up with electric surge, wich while makes it give up quark drive, makes for interesting support sets.

Name: Ghoul Presence
Effect: Opponent dos not switch out upon using pivot attacks (U-Turn, Parting Shot, Flip Turn) until the user switches.
Permanent: No
Mold Breaker: Yes
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Banette, Cacturne, Spiritomb, Palossand, Mismagius, Houndstone
Justification: neat ability that'd be a boost to some mons, specially neat because it stops pivotting mons right on their tracks, wich is always nice.
 
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Name: Punching Glove
Effect: Holder's punch-based attacks have 1.2x power and do not make contact. (Now stacks with Iron Fist)
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: -
Justification: A small buff that should hopefully make this item more worthwhile.

Name: Glue Orb
Effect: This item cannot be removed.
Can Be Knocked Off: No
Ignored by Klutz: No
Fling Power & Effect: -
Justification: Due to not being NatDex anymore, a way to absorb Knock Off would be useful.
Name: Glass Shimmer
Power: 120
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5/8
Category:

Type:

Effect: Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Priority: 0
Flags: Protect, Mirror
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :arceus::carbink::diancie::glimmet::avalugg-hisui::flittle::magearna::iron-moth::iron-thorns::iron-valiant:
Justification: Taken from my unreleased Solomod, Glass Shimmer adds a reliable and strong Special Rock STAB or coverage move.

Name: Passing Torch
Power: -
Accuracy: -
PP: 10/16
Category:

Type:

Effect: Next turn, active Pokemon on the user's side switch out.
Priority: 0
Flags: Mirror, Snatch
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :chi-yu::growlithe::growlithe-hisui::raboot::heatran::iron-moth::crocalor::quilava::charcadet::larvesta::braixen::fletchinder::charmeleon::flareon::koraidon::mankey::kubfu:
Justification: This move acts similar to Eject Button, with the drawback being to essentially "waste" a turn. Heatran can use this move against a bulky water or ground, then either Protect or switch to a Grass. Afterwards, you are able to bring in a Pokemon with a better match-up.
Name: Zero to Hero
Effect: If this Pokemon is Palafin, transforms into Palafin-Hero when KOing a Pokemon.
Permanent: Yes
Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: -
Justification: Significantly worse Palafin. KOing a Pokemon is hard for regular Palafin, so it should have a hard time transforming.
 
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Name: Typhoon
Power: 90
Accuracy: 100
PP: 15
Category: Special
Type: Flying
Effect: 20% chance to lower opponent speed by 1 stage
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Protect, Mirror, Wind
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Every flying mon that gets hurricane except Tornadus
Justification: I’m tired of missing Hurricane and Air Slash. Now there is good special STAB. Not for Tornadus cause he just got a fun new move, he can deal with low accuracy. >:)

Name: Ricochet
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100
PP: 20
Category: Physical
Type: Rock
Effect: Gains +40 bp for each screen (light screen, reflect, aurora veil) on both sides of the field. Ignores the effects of screens.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Protect, Mirror
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Tyranitar, Lycanroc-Midnight, Bombirdier, Tinkaton
Justification: Goofy rock move that scales to 280 damage but is going to be dealing 120 at most normally. Requires screens to be functional, which limits it.
Name: Volt Tackle
Power: 120
Accuracy: 100
PP: 10
Category: Physical
Type: Electric
Effect: 33% recoil, 10% paralysis chance
Priority: 0
Flags Same as base volt tackle
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Raichu, Luxray, Eelektross, Pawmot, Toxtricity (both)
Justification: just give them a solid physical electric STAB! They are suffering with spark and thunder punch.
Name: Attract
Power: -
Accuracy: 100
PP: 20
Category: Status
Type: Normal
Effect: A target of opposite gender becomes infatuated, unless used by a gender less pokemon. If used by a gender less pokemon, any target may become infatuated.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Authentic, Snatch, Protect
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Base learn set + Magnezone, Electrode, Bronzong, Rotom, Cryoganal, Polteageist, Falinks, Maushold
Justification: Mystery Dungeon reference ( or so I’m told ). Buff to all non-gendered pokemon, infatuation is a pretty nasty status condition, blocking your opponent from moving 50% of the time. Happy June!

Effect: Pollinator
Pollen: Boosts power of all active Pokémon’s bug type moves by 50%
Permanent No
Mold Breaker No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Ursaring (not Ursaluna), Venomoth, Heracross, Vespiqueen
Justification: Bug type buff


Name: Anger Shell
Effect: When HP drops below half, boost Atk SpAtk and Spe by 2 stages, lower Def and SpDef by one stage
Permanent No
Mold Breaker No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Klawf, Dreadnaw, Samurott, maybe some other Shell Armor mons
Justification: Better Anger Shell. Make some of these mons more viable.

Name: Private Eye
Effect: Upon switch in, super effective moves and items are revealed.
Permanent No
Mold Breaker No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Intelleon, Lycanroc-Midnight, Braviary-Hisui, all Frisk mons
Justification: Frisk + Anticipation

Hit and Run was just too broken. The ways to salvage it didn’t sound interesting or really viable, so it had to die.
 
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Name: Thermal Exchange
Effect: This Pokemon is immune to Fire-type moves and raises its Attack by 1 stage when hit by a Fire move. Cannot be burnt.
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :baxcalibur: :cryogonal: :froslass: :glalie: (replaces Moody) :avalugg:
Justification: What Thermal Exchange should've been tbh. Gave it to the other three because of the mentions of freezing cold temperatures that they're able to produce in their biology. Is that still kinda bullshit? Yeah. Probably. But hey, it gives them more defensive utility.
:sv/zarude:
Name: Zarude
Type: Grass/Dark
Abilities: Long Reach | Leaf Guard
New Moves: Knock Off, Coil
:sv/zarude-dada:
Name: Zarude-Dada
Type: Grass/Fighting
Abilities: Long Reach | Leaf Guard
New Moves: High Jump Kick, Coil

Justification: Joltemons seperated the two Zarudes in terms of abilities, so I wanted to do more than that. Zarude-Dada gets the Fighting type because er, smth smth leaves his pack to take care of kid smth smth protects the kid with his life. I did not watch the movie my bad. It also gets High Jump Kick which is a better alternative than Close Combat.
Gave the original Zarude Knock Off because it made sense yeah, and also just needed a better Dark type attack in general and Darkest Lariat is dexit anyway. They both get Coil and Long Reach because um, vines wrapped around them and they can literally do whatever the hell they want with it. Both of them should be able to become great attackers in the metagame.
 
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Name: Rivalry (Existing Ability)
Effect: The Pokemon's damaging attacks are boosted by 25% and have +1 critical hit ratio if it shares a type with the target.
Permanent: No
Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Shinx line, Axew line, Litleo line.
Justification: Mystery Dungeon Rivalry sounds a lot better than Mainline game Rivalry, does it not? Added the crit stuff to diferentiate it from Joltemon's Rivalry slightly.

Name: Anticipation (Existing Ability)
Effect: When the Pokemon enters the battle/gains the Ability, if the opponent knows a move that would be supereffective, can OHKO, or cause the user to faint, it 'shudders' and braces itself for one turn, allowing it to survive any attack on 1HP.
Permanent: No.
Mold Breaker: Yes
Potential Pokemon With this Ability: Current holders.
Justification: Shuddering is sh*t. At least this is more practical.
Name: Augmented Lens
Effect: Holder's damaging moves bypass accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly, at the cost of deducted one more PP. Does not affect OHKO moves.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: Yes
Fling Power & Effect: 80, always crit unless the target has stuff like Shell Armor.
Justification: Hailing from the defunct Item Factory, this trinket ensures that moves like Focus Miss, Hurricane or Stone Miss will hit, whether they like it or not.
 
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Name: Population Bomb
Power: 5 BP
Accuracy: 90%
PP: 16
Category:

Type:

Effect: Deals 18 consecutive hits if the first hit lands, changing type with each hit (Normal > Grass > Fire > Water > Ice > Electric > Bug > Poison > Ground > Flying > Fighting > Rock > Psychic > Steel > Ghost > Dark > Dragon > Fairy). Depending on the user's primary type, the hit with a matching type has a unique secondary effect (Nothing > Sets Grassy Terrain > Summons Harsh Sunlight > Summons Rain > Summons Snow > Sets Electric Terrain > Sets Sticky Web > Sets Toxic Spikes > Summons Sandstorm > Summons Tailwind > +1 Atk, Def > Sets Stealth Rock > Sets Psychic Terrain > Sets Spikes > Prevents target from escaping > Removes target's held item > +1 Atk, Spe > Sets Misty Terrain).
Priority: +0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Contact, Protect, Mirror Move, King's Rock
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :maushold:
Justification: Pop Bomb is a very funny move that instantly becomes not funny if it's on a good mon and consistently lands. This does much less damage, but it's more reliable with every hit after the first guaranteed, counting up to 90 BP, although there's some crazy variables in there with only getting STAB on the first hit, hits that might be super effective, double super effective or not very effective, and (I assume at least) that a multi-hit move changing into a type the target is immune to ends the move altogether. And then there's the unique secondary effects depending on the user's type, which (spoilers) is relevant to Maushold thanks to its changes below. A move with very funny interactions that adds to Maushold's new chaotic nature.
Name: Room Reservation
Effect: Using Magic Room, Trick Room or Wonder Room while holding this extends the room's duration to 8 turns instead of 5. This item ignores the effects of Magic Room and will activate anyways.
Can Be Knocked Off (Yes or No): Yes
Ignored by Klutz (Yes or No): No
Fling Power & Effect:
Justification: Throwing a bone primarily to Trick Room setters, but could maybe give some minor niche to Magic/Wonder Room playstyles too idk. Ursaluna is currently the only reason the playstyle is viable in OU singles, so hopefully this is a healthier alternative.
:sm/maushold:
Name: Maushold
Type:

Abilities: Friend Guard / Protean / Parental Bond
New Moves
: Accelerock, Breaking Swipe, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Iron Head, Poison Jab, Pounce, Psychic Fangs, Stomping Tantrum, Thunder Punch
Removed Moves: Super Fang
Justification: Maushold goes from a gimmick mon stuck just shy of OU and walled by Rock/Steels to a fast, all-purpose utility and gimmick mon. With its reworked signature move and drastically expanded movepool, its coverage is impeccable and will definitely make it a victim of 4MSS... with the obvious caveat of having not that great of an attacking stat. Either Protean or Parental Bond can help patch up this weakness. Protean will see more use on utility lead sets that'll use a move to change into any type on turn 1 thanks to Maushold's expanded movepool, and then Pop Bomb to get lots of chip and the set-up move of choice depending on their type. The utility this provides is vast, but also limited due to how frail Maushold is, and it not having any other way to set up hazards/terrain/weather without using Protean to change type first. Parental Bond forgoes any of that utility for damage, lots of hits and secondary effect-abusing.
 
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Submissions don't close until Sunday, but I'm gonna put out a sub review now, since we have such a high number of submissions

I'll basically just be giving some brief (as in like 1-2 sentences) feedback on all submissions, including whether or not your sub could be vetoed (meaning disqualified from voting). Note that I haven't talked with the rest of council about vetoes or anything, so none of the vetoes here are official, with the official veto slate happening in 2 days when submissions close.

These are all just my opinion, so you can decide whether or not you wanna take my advice

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Already commented on some of these, so some of these will be extra short
- 16 Recover Gholdengo ew. Otherwise meh.
- Would rather not but wouldn't mind too much
- Want to limit Jolte elements being added back, but this was one of the best
- Focus Punch but actually good

- Funny. Losing the Mold Breaker effect is pretty notable but Leech Seed everywhere is nice, and this makes Spikes normal priority I think.
- Neat
- I love Regen too
- 1 NGas mon could be fun, I approve

:armor fossil:Just alright, anti-Knock isn't super necessary (at least until a bunch of adjustment subs with Knock get voted in) but protecting Trick and stuff is nice
:adrenaline orb:Still niche but very nice buff
:shell bell:I loved Shell Bell but having that meta-defining item in two metas in a row would be quite boring
:room service:Trick Room doesn't need the help unless Ursaluna gets nerfed or somehow banned or something

:revavroom:Based
:volcanion:Do Water Absorb / Bulletproof and it's fine
:avalugg-hisui:Definitely better but probably still bad
:quagsire:Sounds pretty fun, was considering doing PHeal Whiscash myself. I think I'd like it more on Whiscash tbh, but this having Recover makes this quite appealing in its own right

- A bit more hazard control is certainly appreciated, I like
- An good buff, but I don't see much using it other than Hydreigon. I'd recommend making it a sound move so Toxtricity also uses it.
- The move probably wouldn't go to that many Pokemon (probably only like 3) but it's a pretty neat move.
- Pretty unnecessary nerf, Revival Blessing is controversial yeah, but it isn't really causing any problems rn

:assault vest:Fine but not very interesting
:stick:With Ursaluna being the only notable mon that statuses itself, this is probably too niche to warrant using
:silk scarf:Sounds cool in theory, but would probably be super annoying to play around in practice so I don't think I like this.
:dubious disc:It's alright, better Trick Room user item than Iron Ball or Life Orb (for some) at least

- Is nothing crazy but I like -ates too and the only -ate user rn is Sylveon so another would be nice
- Cool ability, but none of the dogs really get ball or bomb moves aside from Lucario, so I'm not sure how this would pan out
- Another cool ability that I'm not super sure how it'll pan out, but moreso because we'd have to be kinda careful with the distribution since you would be giving priority to decent strong moves, especially if they get STAB on it
- Is fine

:weavile:Would be the least interesting way to bring Weavile back to viability, but it'd work
:mabosstiff:Don't think it quite hits viability with the extra typing. Maybe add Shadow Sneak or Sucker Punch, which makes it easier to threaten stuff out and get Stakeout-boosted damage on prediction
:gardevoir:Fine revenge killer with Draining Kiss or Giga Drain, I like
:jolteon:Would have to double check with council but this might be vetoable, Rising Voltage doing insane damage + enabling Quark Drive is likely too much

- Does the job of unbanning stuff. Rage Fist is probably too weak to be used but Last Respects is decent enough
- Sneasler getting to set TSpikes for free is a scary thought but this should be okay
- Is a JolteMons resub, not too crazy about it but it's good
- I like it, honestly more for Mystical Fire distrib but Chilling Water doing literally any damage is cool too

- I like these
- Very cool abilities, but I'm not excited for future adjustment subs where people often use them as a crutch
- I prefer Jolte's Moody to this, this is kinda just a really slow way of getting an omniboost that might end up being toxic with Protect or Sub stall shenanigans
- Huge fan of this one

:normalium z:Not a fan of really any of the Tera-adjacent subs
:assault vest:Seems alright. The nerf down to 75% from 66% was def necessary
:power weight:Don't really like this much, feels too easy of a way to get past Slaking's flaws and the boost is really strong since a lot of offensive mons could part with their even decent abilities for a better Life Orb. At the very least, I'd lower this down to a 20% boost
:throat spray:Both sound very fun

:flutter mane:Still not sure if this'd get unbanned with its insane stat spread
:sandy shocks:Sounds like a lot of fun, should be the nudge it needs to hit viability
:iron bundle:Not a fan of giving it Electric coverage since that lets it hit Waters (which might make it still broken) but otherwise this should work as a nerfed Bundle
:electrode::electrode-hisui:I really like the Electrode-H (Sap on SubSeed sets sounds a little goofy but w/e), but regular Electrode concerns me. I'm not a fan of adding another ESurge mon because of how good the Quark Drive mons become (Pincurchin's horrible self even has a niche in OU rn because of this), but it also looks really hard to take on with dual 140 BP STABs and that Speed stat, plus Overheat for fat Grasses or even Foul Play for Dragapult. I'd have to double check with council, but this power + enabling Quark mons could make this vetoable. At the very least I'd remove Rising Voltage and then see what we think

:houndstone:I like it, should make it decent enough even without Last Respects with the typing, actually STAB, and decent utility, kinda just sits on a bunch of physical attackers

- I like this, good way to unban the move.

- Seems neat for defensive pivots, basically a built-in Parting Shot.

- Not 100% sure how I feel about it, but it's undeniably interesting. Honestly sounds almost broken on Zoroark-H, but aside from a couple other Special Normals I can't really predict how this pan out. Also, assuming this works like Pursuit, Teleport would let the mon dodge the boosted damage since it goes after.

:heavy-duty boots:Is a joke sub. I wouldn't vote for it, but it is very funny, so it did its job

:reaper cloth:Already gave thoughts on this, still sounds like a fun high rish, high reward speed control option. I could see Unburden Sneasler going crazy with this, getting a Scarf until it gets hit and then getting Unburden speed

- Very good Rage Fist nerf
- Distribution is gonna be tough and will likely hold the move back a ton, but on the right mons this goes crazy

:sticky barb:Sounds funny. Maybe you use it on a lead while having Great Tusk or something on the team to Spin, seems worth on bulkier leads like Glimmora (who can also Mortal Spin the Spike) or Unburden mons (second cool item sub that Sneasler goes crazy with, I hate that mon lol).
:eject pack:Sweeper repellent, is decent. I feel like there could be some toxic interactions with this but I'm not sure what yet

- Sounds like a lot of fun, pairing this with Kingambit and going stupid
- Fun way to buff up some mons by just letting them hit real hard. Probably broken on Shocks though

:scyther:I like all the buffs a lot (esp since my deleted Scyther sub had most of them) and any of the 3 with Webs sounds hilarious
:meloetta:Should make Melo into a real mon, always liked its movepool and stats but its typing lets it down so much, I like
:articuno-galar:Opportunist is cool, but the move buffs are what's really great for this, should make it even better on Screens than it already is (which is apparently really good)

:leaf stone:Cool but very likely won't make Sudowoodo viable

- Is a great buff, but it would make this the third SylveMons meta in a row with major buffs to punch moves, so I'm not all that intrigued by it

:delphox:Boring but extremely effective, would be a great mon

:wigglytuff:Certainly one way to give the meta a bulky Fairy. Would have to double check with council to see if this makes Wiggly too bulky.

- Fun move. Strong priority like this would usually make me concerned, but if you were to do this to any type it'd be Bug (First Impression already proved that). SD Scizor with this + BP and CC gonna go crazy

:stick:Sounds cool, though idk how codeable this is

- Regenerator feels a lot weaker in this gen than Gen 8 (basically just Slowking-G with a hint of Torn-T and Pex), so this feels very unnecessary
- I found this ability to be decent in Megas Revisited, so it should be equally decent here. Burning is interesting, as burns are non-Fire or Ghost-types are rare without Scald (for the better) and feels like a bit of a healthier punish than trapping

:glastrier:Fat af horse. Might make being a bulky Ice-type work when it's just THAT bulky, plus Chilling Neigh sets appreciate recovery if they're running Substitute or something, sounds cool

- Arboliva being a mini-Miraidon with 3 Speed sounds hilarious, am a fan
- Simple but effective nerfs to the Runi abilities. Note that since these abilities are clones of each other, you can combine them into 1 sub, which'll make these much more appealing since people won't have to use 2 votes to get both

:wugtrio:Am a fan of this, I can already see this thing doing insane damage in Rain or something
:chi-yu:Considering the possibility that your Beads of Ruin nerf doesn't win, I'm not sure if this is enough to get Chi-Yu unbanned., but maybe I'm just being overly cautious. Maybe remove Scorching Sands to preserve Heatran as a check
:chien-pao:No SD or Tera means that this is probably enough for Chien to get unbanned even if your Sword of Ruin nerf doesn't win. Whether or not I actually want to play against Chien-Pao again is a different question, though
Also, like with your Ruin subs, you can combine these into 1 sub since Chi-Yu and Chien-Pao are counterparts (by virtue of being in the same legendary family)

- It's alright. Wouldn't normally want to add simple 50% recovery, but with them being worse now it's fine to do once or twice
- Nothing special but pretty good. Would rather have a different secondary effect (or a high crit ratio, like in PLA) instead of flinch but it's fine either way

:lagging tail:Cool item, been seen before in another Pet Mod and it worked well there, should be the same here

- Another fun fainting ability this slate, another thing that's been seen to good success in another Pet Mod

:pyroar:Am a fan of this, great typing that we don't have in OU rn, would love to see this
:eelektross:Not too crazy about this as JolteMons had the same thing but better
:avalugg-hisui:Honestly with the type change, HAvalugg probably doesn't need Solid Rock or Thick Fat, Ice/Steel is just a slightly worse version of pure Steel and with that physical bulk, it'll find some use either way

- Not a fan of any of the Tera-adjacent subs really. I also don't really like how this is dependent on the item winning or is can't work
- Calling these counterparts is a stretch since they just have the same secondary effect. Honestly could just make them all 90 BP to make them true clones and give Fighting-types a nice secondary STAB option while making it a Fighting move a couple mons could genuinely start using like Dragonite, Meowscarada, and Kingambit

:normalium z:See the Tera Blast comment. While I'm not a fan of adding unexpected coverage stuff, this would be a lot more effective if you just made Tera Blast into Natural Gift with all the same effects (including consistent 80 BP), giving it to some mons, and not have to rely on both an item and move winning while adding potential interactions with Harvest
:ring target:We had an item with this effect back in SylveMons and things didn't end well. Can't say for sure if this would get vetoed since the potential abusers of it aren't nearly as crazy as they were in SylveMons, but it still sounds pretty crazy


- I don't think Gholdengo nerfs are necessary at all, but this is based lmao

- Nothing crazy, but effective

- I liked the Rotoms in JolteMons, but just doing that over again doesn't interest me too much. Hurricane Rotom-Fan is great though

:crabominable:Honestly liked this more as an Ice-type, but either way Hoenn Gaiden Crabominable is extremely funny and would legitimately be a great addition to a meta with so many strong physical attackers (including Kingambit, which is probably why you changed the typing now that I think about it)
:uxie::mesprit::azelf:Major SylveMons Simis vibes with the sheer number of move additions lmao, but I like them. Mini Victini Azelf is my favorite
:avalugg-hisui:I like this a lot, a non-Rocks weak typing should guarantee that HAvalugg has some sort of use

- More hazard control is always welcome and this makes Goodra-H WAY more interesting than it already is, I like

- Meh. Rocks are certainly annoying and I have been clamoring for more hazard control so this is a bit ironic but I'm not sure if I'd change them tbh

:typhlosion:Chi-Yu at home
:glaceon:Snow is in a rough spot and I'm not sure if this is what would bring it up, but it'd help. Also this already learns Calm Mind
:ursaluna:Ursaluna is dumb but I'm not really a fan of removing universal moves to keep it in check. Tera being banned should already tone it down a bit

I LOVE VAPOREMONS
I LOVE VAPOREMONS TOO
- Very cool way to turn 3 usually useless moves (and Wake-Up Slap) into something interesting, I like
- Not a fan of the Tera-adjacent subs, but this is second best one because of how funny it is

:grassium z:Been discussed a lot on Discord, it's really funny but Cyclizar and QD Iron Moth might ruin the fun for everyone unfortunately

:scream tail:Huge fan of this, I love using Scream Tail and actually resisting Dark would make its life so much easier
:toxapex:Very interesting take on an OU staple, it's a bold move for sure, but I approve

- Pretty crazy with the type change but I think it's still balanced. Would 100% get removed from Kingambit though

:bottle cap:Part 3 in the "cool item sub that Sneasler probably abuses really well" series this slate. Hate that mon so much. Anyway, I like this

- Would be the third Sylve meta in a row with this, but of all the Sylve/Jolte resubs, I'm the most okay with these
- I don't really think Gholdengo needs nerfs, but this would be very effective in making it less annoying

:rocky helmet:Seems very fun on pivots like you stated, I like.

- Cool way to make a strong Rock move with a drawback that isn't 30% accuracy, even with the contractually obligated annoying 10% miss chance
- WishPassing at home, sounds fun

- Could be interesting on the right mons, closest thing to changing stats you can get in this mod

:everstone:Throat Spray for cutting moves is pretty cool, not much to say about it. Things do get awkward if Z-nogyroP's Throat Spray/Punching Glove buff also wins, with this now being the odd one out

- Speed drop is cool, but item removal isn't as major as it was last gen (not yet, anyway), so this isn't super duper needed to me

:bombirdier:Big Murkrow sounds fun, but probably not reaching OU. Maybe lean more into being big Murkrow and add TWave
:wo-chien:Meh. I would have to ask council, but I'm not sure about banning individual abilities to free the fish and cat

- Veluza would still kinda suck, but at least it'd suck a lot less

- Spectral Thief is cool, but its distribution would definitely stay to just 1-2 mons, it's a pretty insane move. Also Marshadow isn't in the game
- I don't dislike this, not sure if it's super necessary, but a PP nerf would be an okay way to nerf them. Also Ceaseless Edge and Stone Axe are clones, so they can be submitted as 1 sub
- See above

- The Darmanitans aren't in the game (VaporeMons is based on the regional dex), so this would likely go to something like Passimian. That said, this is fine but kinda weak, especially since even the original version could be balanced on the right mon
- Pretty decent, could probably do a 30% boost since it takes both the item and ability slot for a power boost. Also Volbeat and Lanturn aren't in the game

:muscle band::wise glasses:Not too sure about these, losing secondary effects is big, but this is still a Life Orb boost with a much easier-to-stomach drawback. I'd recommend going down to a 20% boost. Also, like Ceaseless Edge and Stone Axe, these can be made into 1 sub as they are clones
:silk scarf:Super not a fan of adding weird Speed tiers (we had that issue in SylveMons, it sucked), to the point where it could get vetoed on those grounds. The drawback is also not major enough to make this not broken at 1.5x, so I'd probably just not do this

:decidueye:Both Decidueyes have a lot of potential in OU, though moreso Hisuian Decidueye, so this would be a great way to help the original compete with it
:gengar:Would probably get it into OU, it's basically a mini Spectrier. The one thing that keeps this from being broken is that it can't boost its Speed.

- It's close between this and G-Luke's Shelter, but this is probably my favorite new hazard removal sub, I am a huge fan of this
- Lets Tinkaton 1v1 Corviknight, automatically best sub. Jokes aside, I like buffing Tinkaton, since Magearna getting banned leaves space for a Fairy/Steel to take its place
- Low PP keeps it from being broken, but this could be pretty wild on some mons, would have to see though. Also, the effect description should make it more obvious to voters that this is Gen 2 Rest (though maybe it'd make more sense to make this change to Sleep Talk to accomplish that, actually)

:grafaiai:Simple, but surprisingly effective change, could give Grafaiai some niche usage based on STAB Knock and utility alone

- Extremely good for HO teams, setting both screens, pivoting, and preventing their removal (aside from Tidy Up and Court Change) all at once. This might legitimately be too good for HO, but I'd have to get back to you on that

:red card:Probably too niche to see use, even on Pawmot or the Burn Up users (that apparently don't exist despite the move being in the game???). Maybe make it boost the power of STAB moves by 1.1x or something to make it more appealing?

- Grim and Chilling Neigh all in one, is fine. I see what you were going for but this would probably be broken on Iron Valiant, even with losing the Quark Drive Speed boost
- This is what Gogoat deserves, I approve

:samurott:JolteMons players have already been traumatized by Shell Smash Samurott, so while this version is a bit more balanced, I'm not sure if I wanna go through that again
:magearna:Should be fine, just does Gen 7 Magearna stuff but without Shift Gear. This is the one Trick Room buff I'll accept, since it adds so much more on top of it
:landorus:Also probably fine, probably worse than Therian just like the other Incarnate forms actually. Will commit war crimes with Plot or SD sets
:ceruledge:Boring, but effective

- These get absolutely ruined in terms of flavor, but in terms of actual gameplay it sounds decently cool, levels out the playing field across terrains and weathers, getting rid of the more Sun dominance that we see (and would see with Electric Terrain if Pincurchin wasn't thankfully bad). One thing I would change is to swap Iron Treads with Iron Leaves, just makes more sense to have the mon with a signature move boosted by Electric Terrain to benefit from it, especially since it wouldn't have to compete with Iron Valiant in that role anymore, giving it real use. Also Iron Moth getting to benefit from the best terrain setter sounds terrifying, not sure if we'd let that happen if this wins

- All the moves are basically the same concept, just making some moves more consistent. Not very interesting but not bad

- The synergy with Explosion is fun, enough to make me like this as its otherwise still just as meh as Aftermath originally was
- Fire resistance fits well flavorwise, but it doesn't really help anything that already gets it or anything you suggested, plus it's similar to the better Thick Fat. Maybe make it weaken a different type
- If Regigigas was already in the game I'd be more okay with this, but this seems kinda pointless to add without it, you even say yourself that nothing wants this
- Espathra is still annoying, but it's way more balanced without Tera, so I don't think if gutting the ability is really warranted

:rusted sword::rusted shield:Not really a fan of these, even if it only works once and replaces your ability, this can still make physical attackers really crazy with the Attack, especially on teams where they don't have to switch like on Screens. Rusted Timepiece falls into this pitfall as well. Could get vetoed because of it, not to mention Slaking going crazy with it
:red card:This is exactly the same as my Clear Amulet sub, so it would get vetoed for being a copy of an earlier submission. Though, since I did also submit it, you do know that I am a fan of the concept

:vespiquen:Not gonna set the world on Fire or anything, but this could actually be pretty cool as a new Dark resistance with a bunch of utility. Maybe add a little more utility like Defog
:delphox:Would be a huge buff, as Fire/Fairy is an amazing typing, all the move additions are huge, and recovery + Magic Guard lets it stay around. Might actually be so good that it'd get vetoed. I'll have to check with council on that, but if it does get vetoed, I'd recommend just giving it Magician back over Magic Guard, since there's another Magic Guard Delphox sub and the rest of the additions are still enough to make this viable
:tropius:I'm also not sure if this would hit viability, but you really did try

- Sounds fun, more interesting form of recovery that helps more over time to help on Calm Mind sets

Already commented on some of these, so this'll be quick
- Cool setup move to make up for Take Heart being missing
- Interesting way to squeeze a little more distribution out of Toxic. Drawback might be too harsh, even with the Gastro Acid effect, based on the distribution you suggested though, maybe 12.5% self damage
- Too many effects imo, probably just stick with setting Snow

:revavroom:The only Tera-adjacent sub I don't dislike, probably mostly because only one mon can use it

:houndstone:Compared to the other Houndstone sub, this one is a better Sand Abuser but probably a worse wall (though Parting Shot helps a lot). Both are pretty cool.
:enamorus:Would rather not have Glare on this (I have stolen too many games with Serperior in Megas Revisited to want that in more metas), but it's alright otherwise

:eviolite:Eviolith usually ends up being noob bait and it'd probably be the same here, even with this gen having by far the best abusers of it

:iron thorns:Iron Thorns isn't nearly as bad as Pincurchin, which concerns me as an ESurge mon, but it's still kinda bad so maybe I can get behind this

- It's alright. I don't typically like hard focusing on stopping all pivoting, but giving this to a couple mons could make them like a CAP Miasmaw type of balance breaker that discourages pivoting, idk

:lucky punch:This just makes sense yeah
:toxic orb:Another anti-Knock sub, don't find them super necessary. Not yet, anyway

- I'm more of a fan of Meteor Beam when it comes to Special Rock moves, but this is okay too
- Interesting in concept, giving the user the option to give a teammate a free switch-in or just hard switch itself, but I'm not super sure how it'll pan out in practice. Might be good on Tran or a nerfed Chi-Yu, but idk

- Is Battle Bond. Making you actually earn Hero Palafin is definitely enough to free Palafin, as the Bulk Up sets that made it broken are a lot worse when it needs enough power to actually kill things

- Mini-Bleakwind Storm is okay. Not very interesting, but okay
- Somewhat interesting, gives a consistent Rock move but requires you to use it on Screens teams to get. Rock might be the wrong type for this though, most Rock-types suck on screens (mostly cuz they are kinda just suck in general)
- Never really been a fan of distributing Volt Tackle, but that's just me. I found stuff like Lightning Lance from JolteMons to be a lot more interesting
- I don't think anyone who want Attract buffed, it's just annoying and this would add a cheese option to all legendaries, which would be toxic on most of them

- This would probably get vetoed as adding a new weather is outside the scope of the mod
- Is cool if it stays on just Klawf, most other things would probably be broken with it
- This level of scouting could honestly be too good in the game of information that Pokemon is, but I'd have to check with the rest of council about that
- This would get vetoed, way too many toxic interactions you can do with this (namely priority moves and moves like Giga Impact)

- Baxcalibur doesn't really need the buff, but this could be cool on some other Ices like Avalugg or something

:zarude::zarude-dada:Both would be pretty good, not much to say about these
:armarouge:Probably getting vetoed, free 156 BP Expanding Forces with that SpA stat, complemented by great coverage, might be too much even ith all its weaknesses and meh Speed

- Same as JolteMons Rivalry, was cool but I don't want too many JolteMons repeats in this meta, so I'm not crazy about it. Had no idea it was like that in Mystery Dungeon, though, that's cool
- This could actually be pretty as a potential way to stop sweepers or get a free turn to setup but still taking a risk by coming in on something that usually beats you, and likely could beat you next turn. Would be okay with this

- Ik this was a thing in SylveMons, but this would get vetoed here for adding a new field effect, as that's something we stopped doing in JolteMons. Also, Inverse is just really awkward to play with and I'd rather not

- Very much not a fan of this. Yeah it's funny, but it absolutely guts the niche Maushold by destroying the niche it once had

:room service:Would get vetoed, extending Trick Room turns almost always ends badly, as seen in SylveMons (even after Time Warp got nerfed). The only times it didn't were CAP and MegaMax, but in both cases the extension was tied to an ability that only one mon without pivoting had. Not to mention, Ursaluna already making Trick Room viable already pushes this over the edge,

:maushold:Basically the same thing I said about Population Bomb applies here, I'm really not a fan of this, just makes a niche mon way worse


And that's all! This took about 10 hours to do on and off, so I am now going to sleep!
Submissions close Sunday, so keep me coming!
See you soon!
 
We're just going to eventually hit all of the Eeveelutions name-wise, aren't we? Can't wait for the FlareMons Pet Mod were we're forced to gut movepools and make every mon feel as unloved as Flareon.

To balance out being a smart-ass, I'll link to the Gen 9 data spreadsheet because I can't be the only person can't remember everything that was deleted, even just move-wise, or that isn't back (yet?) like all of the Regis sans Regieleki and Regidrago. (EDIT AFTER WAKING: ...So, it might help to actually link to said "Gen 9 data spreadsheet", wouldn't it? Honestly, the saddest thing besides forgetting that is I made far fewer typos than when I'm more "awake".)

With that done, since I am apparently a sadistic masochist, I will both try to make 16 entries in one go and focus on weaker mons that that most still haven't been touched yet even as much as people seem to be trying to save Avalugg-Hisui's doomed self. I also will be focusing on Sand for a lot of my entries because it's coarse, it's rough, and it gets everywhere, and I want everyone, especially Sun, to suffer like Sand has suffered this Gen for no real reason. Here goes:

(The Flags page is technically missing at least Slicing and Wind flags now since those also exist now.)

Name: Stone Fangs (original)
Power: 70
Accuracy: 100%
Category: Physical
Type: Rock
Effects: Destroys screens. Power boosted 30% in Sand.
Priority: 0
Flags: Bite, Contact, Mirror, Protect
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :arcanine-hisui:, :avalugg-hisui:, :drednaw:, :hippowdon:, :iron thorns:, :klawf:, :lycanroc:, :lycanroc-dusk:, :lycanroc-midnight:, :tyranitar:, etc. (basically Rock mons with toothy mouths--screw you, Garganacl--and even potentially Strong Jaw mons that aren't Rock)
Justification: I figured I would make my first move something that killed three birds with one stone, in this case literally given people keep kvetching--understandably--about physical Rock moves' inaccuracy. So here's introducing a "lesser" Psychic Fangs--why is that move just randomly 85 BP?--that has no type immunity and can be powered up by weather without becoming too overbearing or widespread or outpacing Stone Edge. It also helps destroy Light Clay screen strategies more casually than Psychic Fangs because it actually hits Grimmsnarl or other potential Dark mons behind screens--cough, Kingambit, cough. And it also gives Avalugg-Hisui another actual move for Strong Jaw, STAB even, since Game Freak couldn't be bothered to--stupid Mountain Gale. Without Aero(-Mega) in the game, this should be balanced even with Lycanroc-Dusk lurking around, especially since even in Sand it has less BP than Stone Edge still and, worst comes to worst, we can just...not give it to Lycanroc-Dusk. (You can also maybe give this to Bombirdier since birds can have somewhat nightmarish "teeth" and that thing is just randomly Rock-oriented, but meh.)

Name: Elegant Punch (original)
Power: 70
Accuracy: 100%
Category: Physical
Type: Fairy
Effects: Ignore screens and substitutes (but does not remove them). Power boosted by 30% in Misty Terrain.
Priority: 0
Flags: Authentic, Contact, Dancer, Mirror, Protect, Punch
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :azumarill:,:enamorus:, :gallade:, :gardevoir:, :meowscarada:, :mimikyu: (is so very elegant), all four :oricorio: forms, :quaquaval:, etc.
Justification: Speaking of "annoyed with missing the only widely available strong physical attack"...category, Fairy still also falls into that despite Spirit Break now existing and also now being on (literally one) more than one mon since Spirit Break is a bit too...obnoxiously strong in its current form's effect to distribute widely. So here comes an odd sidegrade to my winning Shadow Punch idea from Joltemons (which I don't want to resubmit right now since I'm masochistic enough to try to make everything new apparently). This would allow those privileged Fairy jerks who might tend towards the physical to have something more reliable than Play Rough but to not have it be too strong. I could see boosting it to 75 BP, but meh--again, Fairies are jerks. (Dancer mons aren't though--just victims.)

Name: Ominous Wind (revival & adjustment)
Power: 65
Accuracy: 100%
Category: Special
Type: Ghost
Effects: Ignore substitutes. If the opposing Pokemon has one or more positive stat boosts, this move's power doubles and ignores those stat boosts.
Priority: 0
Flags: Authentic, Mirror, Protect, Wind
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Basically any fully evolved Ghost mon at or above :brambleghast: (if only you were special...) and :froslass:'s paltry 80 SpA.
Justification: Ominous Wind being one of the wind moves to get nixed was unfortunate even if it never saw much use as the Ghost-version of Ancient Power. Since we don't need that effect back, instead I'm trying out a new effect since I apparently really hate HO, though in my defense, it feels like HO has been all Gen 9 has been so far even with the usual adjustment period beyond Dondozo and Garganacl being obnoxious walls. If nothing else, then this rather blows up Calm Mind Hatterene.

Name: Sand Blaster
Power: 65
Accuracy: 100%
Category: Special
Type: Ground
Effects: Can hit ungrounded Pokemon but only at halved damage and not for super effective damage. In Sand, 100% chance of dropping target's Speed by one stage.
Priority: 0
Flags: Mirror, Protect, Wind
Potential Pokémon With This Move: :brambleghast:, :diancie:, :garchomp:, :iron thorns:, :palossand:, :sandy shocks:, :tyranitar:, etc. (Pretty much any Ground or Rock mon with decent SpA not named Glimmora or Landorus.)
Justification: This one is out there and might be too annoying to code even if I was sure it was actually balanced, which I'm not despite its low power. Still, in my current delirium I thought "huh, could Thousands Arrows be balanced if it didn't shred things off the ground far too hard?" The answer is...maybe? Regardless, it at least makes two of my moves Sand-related. Yay!


Name: Wind Power | Wind Rider (adjustments)
Effect: Special Attack | Attack raised by 1 stage if hit by a wind move, if Tailwind begins, or if Sandstorm is active. Wind move and Sand immunity.
Ignored by Mold Breaker: (technically) Yes. [/the best type of "yes"]
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :braviary-hisui: (over Keen Eye), :drifblim:, :iron thorns:, :jolteon:, :kilowattrel:, :rotom-fan:, and :sylveon: | :altaria:, :bombirdier: (over Keen Eye), :braviary: (over Keen Eye), :brambleghast:, :jumpluff: (over Leaf Guard), :staraptor:, and :talonflame:
Justification: Sand abilities for the sand gods. I hate to submit another version of something that someone already is, but the fact that Sandstorm (the move) supposedly counts as a Wind move yet Sand just...doesn't interact with either of these abilities or (positively) with the freaking tumbleweed mon at all is borderline infuriating to me. So now there's this version, which also gives Sand far more diversity among types with abilities that actually benefit from it. (Doing this also made me realize how many Flying mons don't use wings to fly, especially in Gen 9's National Dex. Not sure if that should affect the distribution of this if it wins, but that's mostly what I was going by beyond not giving it to Dragonite, Gyarados, Landorus-Therian, or Salamence even though it would fit them since they're all likely to be overpowered with Wind Rider.)

Name: Justified (adjustment)
Effect: This Pokémon's Attack is raised 1 stage if hit by a Dark move; Dark immunity.
Ignored by Mold Breaker:
Yes.
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :arcanine:, :gallade:, and :lucario: (a.k.a. the still existent mons currently with the ability) + :decidueye:, :honchkrow: (crosses wingtips behind back while replacing Insomnia), :iron leaves:, and :zarude-dada:(for clarification, this is Zarude-Dada)
Justification: With all of the Swords of Justice gone outside of the random robot version of the worst one (that's still currently a bit bad), changing Justified becomes a lot more easy to do without worrying about automatically breaking any of the mons that still have it. I figure given how obnoxiously free both Ceaseless Edge and what remains of Knock Off currently are to click, a Dark-absorbing ability has good merit even before Kingambit's and the Ruination legendaries' additional existences. That three of the most appropriate new instances for it--really, the "only" ones since Honchkrow is a largely a joke--all happen to also be Grass to absorb Samurott-Hisui's other STAB is genuinely coincidental, not that it helps the non-Robin Hood ones much since they both get exploded by X-Scissor and, in Zarude-Dada's case, also Sacred Sword to a lesser degree. (Regular Samurott could be given this for maximum irony even though it's going to need more boosts than just this, and I guess we can give this to Palafin if we care about its regular form being unbanned but then likely still never seeing usage anyway.)

Name: Cold Comfort ("original")
Effect: This Pokémon is healed 1/4 by Ice, 1/8 by Hail Snow; is hurt 1.25x Fire, 1/8 by Sun. (a.k.a. "Dry Skin but for Hail Snow".)
Ignored by Mold Breaker: (technically) Yes.
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: ...Basically any and all Ice and/or Ghost mons, really.
Justification: Look, I've been at this for like eight hours straight already since I started with the Pokémon adjustments first and then restarted from the moves, so I'll admit this isn't very original. Still, if Snow is going to lean into the whole "let's make Ice mons defensive still while still not giving them any actual goddamn resistances", then this at least has a chance to be decent if utterly uninteresting. I just want to try to get to sleep and inevitably fail to do so.

Name: Mycellium Might (adjustment)
Effect: This Pokémon's Grass moves go last in their priority bracket, ignore Abilities, ignore items, and have their power multiplied by 1.5.
Ignored by Mold Breaker:
No.
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :toedscruel: + :amoonguss: (ugh), :breloom: (over Effect Spore), and :brute bonnet: (that's it, that's all of the mushroom mons since Parasect, Shiinotic, and honorary mushroom Smeargle are all gone)
Justification: As I said, I am tired, so why not do the worst new Gen 9 ability that was clearly made with Spore in mind. I hate to split the vote on this, but I feel like Leech Seed isn't enough for how debilitating this is to an otherwise would-be good mon, especially given Toedscruel needs to be stuck with some form of it since 100 Speed Spore is just asking for unfun times. So I figure the best compromise is to just...let it apply only to Grass moves, even if that includes damaging Grass moves now which seems fine-ish since Giga Drain getting more than double STAB--this is an added Steely Spirit boost, NOT Adaptability--works well with going last. Breloom benefits the least due to, uh, not using Giga Drain, but meh, it already has two excellent abilities, and Effect Spore not randomly cheesing people is its own reward; Brute Bonnet's just kind of a victim at but can at least hit stupid hard with Booster Energy while not being locked into Seed Bomb. Similarly, Toedscruel won't be able to get hazard past Magic Bounce (read: Hatterene) now, but that was basically the only thing its ability was "good" for before while dragging it down in every other aspect that wasn't worth the trade off. After all, it's not particularly difficult to set up hazards in this gen anyway even past Magic Bounce; Ceaseless Edge and Stone Axe say "oppression"--I mean "hi".


Name: Safety Goggles (adjustment)
Effect: Holder is immune to powder moves, is immune to Sandstorm damage, and has 1.2x accuracy on its attacks.
Can Be Knocked Off:
Yes.
Ignored by Klutz: Yes.
Fling Power & Effect: nothing 80 (wow, they hit that hard? The hell?)
Justification: Since Overcoat was already submitted for adjustment (even if I like G-Luke's Shelter slightly better unfortunately), I figured I would touch the item that also got indirectly screwed over by the change from Hail to Snow. Safety Goggles was already pretty niche even when Hail existed, and while it still has use blocking Spore, that's about it. So I figured an accuracy buff seems fine since Wide Lens and Zoom Lens both suck and so very many submissions are just resubmitting moves to be slightly more accurate. It really shouldn't be above 1.2x accuracy though since we don't want 100% accurate Stone Edges, among other things, without Gravity. (Also, this being one of the first two things I had in mind before I started this madness is why Mycellium Might above specifies "ignores items" now too instead of me just really hating Rindo Berry.)

Name: Folding Fan ("original")
Effect: Raises holder's Special Attack by 1 stage after it uses a wind move. Single use.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes. (rude)
Ignored by Klutz: Yes.
Fling Power & Effect: 20.
Justification: Oh, hey. A Wind-based version of Throat Spray. It's almost like I'm running out of steam or something. How could that be nine hours in? I wonder.... (Sarcasm aside, much like Sound, pretty much all Wind moves are special anyway, and unlike Sound, they're pretty varied, so this actually could see far more use even though it's not remotely interesting.)

Name: Dooh Hood (original)
Effect: If held by Farigiraf, the holder's Psychic moves are boosted by 1.2x, its Speed is boosted by 1.5x, and it is immune to Dark moves.
Can Be Knocked Off: No. (Farigiraf only)
Ignored by Klutz: No. (Farigiraf only)
Fling Power & Effect: 60, inflicts Torment.
Justification: On almost any other mon, I feel like these boosts would definitely be too much, but Farigiraf is so...underwhelming and difficult to fix with just adjustments alone that it may well be fine. This even though Psychic Surge still exists.

Name: Salt Cube Lick ("original")
Effect: Each turn, if holder is a Rock type, restores 1/16 max HP while making them immune to Salt Cure; otherwise holder is Salt Cured.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes.
Ignored by Klutz: No.
Fling Power & Effect: 10, inflicts everyone's favorite new pseudo-status Salt Cure.
Justification: ...I am very tired (...but still not sleepy), even the name was already taken, have this lazy 90% Black Sludge clone, finished now, bye bye.


(currently UU)
:sm/brambleghast:
Name: Brambleghast
Type: Grass/Ghost
Ability: Wind Rider / Sand Rush / Infiltrator (hidden)
New Moves: Acrobatics, Bounce, Bulldoze, Ice Spinner, Shadow Claw, Swords Dance, U-Turn, X-Scissor, Will-o-wisp
Justification: Honestly, the thing that annoys me most about a lot of the newer Gen 9 mons is how even after accounting for all of the moves that were deleted in general, their movepools are just unreasonably shallow even for an initial game. Brambleghast is maybe the worst example of this, being yet another physical Grass/Ghost mon--why, Game Freak?! Why can't you just make a special-oriented one?! What is wrong with you?!--that somehow only got Phantom Force and Shadow Sneak as its non-Tera Blast physical Ghost STABs...even though Shadow Claw still exists and would hardly be a flavor stretch when it's literally made of flexible brambles. So Shadow Claw is basically a must if I'm bothering to touch this mon at all. Still, it needs more than that since I imagine it's basically only even UU due to the upper tiers jealously hoarding any hazard remover that isn't complete garbage (and even some that are). Hence all the other moves it got are mostly focused on momentum even before giving it Sand Rush as another ability due to promising I would focus on Sand for this slate. Sand Rush is less redundant than Dry Skin would be anyway well as giving this another genuine niche of "Ground-resistant Sand (Rush) mon...that can also pivot now". Having Will-o-wisp now on top of already having Strength Sap also means that isn't just complete set-up bait or fodder for Kingambit's arguably broken self. (Ice Spinner is there mostly because it's a Ghost and because screw Terrain. If need be, however, Ice Spinner can go if too much with Swords Dance and/or Swords Dance can just be dropped or replaced with Hone Claws or Work Up.)

(currently NU)
:sm/dudunsparce:
Name: Dudunsparce
Type: Normal/Ground
Ability:
Storm Drain / Levitate / Rattled (hidden)
New Moves: Defog, Dragon Pulse, Flash Cannon, Power Gem, Rapid Spin, Toxic Spikes
Justification: Unfortunately the much awaited Dunsparce evolution arguably ended up being the piece de resistance when it comes to uninspired visual designs among at least Gen 9 mons even if its viability is not as bad as some other Gen 9 newbies. It's just kinda...there though, at least in Singles where it can't make the most of Rattled, Boomburst, or Serene Grace...which is why it loses the last since I loathe paraflinch, and that's really the main thing Serene Grace is ever used for outside of fishing for Ancient Power boosts; Rattled can at least still be used on Special sets well even if it can't be hit by Ghost moves since it's not weak to Bug or Dark and since it can take advantage of all the Intimidate mons. It has more reliable ways to boost itself than Ancient Power and a pretty good movepool anyway, which is why I've only added special moves and hazard-related utility moves. At least a Calm Mind set should be viable as should a Coil set, and with Storm Drain it hilariously walls Rotom-Wash outside of Trick, especially if this either has Facade or is just special. (I originally had given it Poison Heal instead of Storm Drain given it's vaguely a snake, but even without already having Roost, which I want it to keep, Poison Heal with 125 HP would be obnoxious.)

(currently below PU, actual PU, and OU [only because it just came back])
:sm/wugtrio:, :sm/dugtrio:, and :sm/dugtrio-alola:
Names: Wugtrio, Dugtrio, and Dugtrio-Alola (hereafter referred to as Wug, Dug, and Bob)
Types: Water/Rock, Ground/Psychic, and Ground/Steel
Abilities: (Wug) Water Absorb / Technician / Sand Rush (hidden)
(Dug) Oblivious / Psychic Surge / Sand Force (hidden)
(Bob) Queenly Majesty / Galvanize / Sand Force (hidden)
New Moves: (Wug) Accelerock, Earthquake, Flip Turn, Rock Blast, Rock Slide, Smack Down, Spiky Shield, Stealth Rock, Stone Edge
(Dug) Expanding Force (for laughs), Psychic Fangs, Psychic Terrain, Rapid Spin, Zen Headbutt
(Bob) Electric Terrain, Rapid Spin, Spikes, Taunt, Volt Switch
Justification: This is another instance in which I already quite like another version submitted, in this case Xrn's Wugtrio, but figured I would still submit my own since it was different enough even before I added the other two Dugtrios as afterthoughts. I figured I might as well since gods do they all need a lot of help:

:wugtrio: Wug: If Dudunsparce is the piece de resistance in terms of Gen 9's wasted visual designs, then Wug(trio) is the piece de resistance in everything else save for most terrible new ability--poor Toedscruel. Its movepool is bad to the point it doesn't even get Stealth Rock despite living in a rock. Its abilities are bad, especially on something that basically falls apart if touched once. Its signature move is both mediocre at best and a touch inaccurate. About the only good thing it has going for it is its type, which is the most common type meaning even in National Dex there are (far) better pure Water mons alone. So Wug needs all the help it can get, to the point that I was genuinely considering Magic Guard for it, something I never do. Instead, I've decided to focus on priority for it (and for its brethren), with Technician giving it the strongest Accelerock in the game. It also has a strong Flip Turn and the only legal Flip Turn with Palafin(-Hero) and Iron Bundle stuck in Ubers where they belong, so those are already two decent niches even before its other boosts.

:dugtrio: Dug: This looks weird and probably is on top of somewhat screwing over Indeedee(-M), but, meh, Dug was here first, so that can get in line. This is basically my Dugtrio-Mega idea from Megas For All as a normal mon, with it hitting on the physical Psychic side where Indeedee can't and where almost no other Psychic mon does. Dug is still squishy as hell and would probably only be a suicide lead and/or Psychic Surge bot, even more so than Indeedee, but that's already more than Dug has had going for it for like the past five gens combined.

:dugtrio-alola: Bob: This looks even weirder, I'm sure, but I can explain. On top of both of its new abilities conveniently being from Alola, its Alola dex flavor weirdly had it being viewed as always female even though it can be male, which is basically the inverse of things like Mr. Mime, Slowbro, and Slowking, who all show there's precedent for names transcending seeming gender; besides, I don't care to argue with fictional Hawaiians or about gender politics. Galvanize is mostly there a) because Golem isn't here, b) because Golem-Alola rather sucked at using Galvanize anyway outside of maybe Explosion, and c) because it gives Bob two more niches of Electric-type Rapid Spin and of smacking Corviknight the best of the tripled trio aside from Wug in rain. (That Electric-type Rapid Spin may be worse than Normal-type Rapid Spin even with Gholdengo's stupid self around is, uh, inconsequential since unlike Dug it can still bluff all its abilities.)

(currently OU [only because it just came back], UU, RU, and NU respectively)
:sm/tauros:, :sm/tauros-paldea-aqua:, :sm/tauros-paldea-blaze:, :sm/tauros-paldea-combat:
Names: Tauros, Tauros-Paldea-Aqua, Tauros-Paldea-Blaze, and Tauros-Paldea-Combat (hereafter referred to as Tauros, Tauros-A, Tauros-B, and Tauros-C, conveniently already in alphabetical order)
Types: Normal/Fighting, Fighting/Water, Fighting/Fire, and Fighting/Dark
Abilities:
(Tauros) Intimidate / Sap Sipper / Sheer Force (hidden)
(Tauros-A) Intimidate / Water Veil / Sap Sipper (hidden)
(Tauros-B) Intimidate / Flame Body / Sap Sipper (hidden)
(Tauros-C) Intimidate / Super Luck / Sap Sipper (hidden)
New Moves: (all) Horn Leech
(Tauros) Body Press, Bulk Up
(Tauros-A) Moonlight
(Tauros-B) Morning Sun, Raging Fury
(Tauros-C) Night Slash, Sucker Punch
Justification: Hey, a non-sand mon...if only because Ursaluna is already Normal/Ground and (too?) great. Anyway, it's almost impressive that Game Freak made three mediocre versions of the same Gen 1 mon that's been unfortunately outdated for literally over two decades. At least that means that none of the Tauros forms have bad movepools unlike so many other mons new to Gen 9 though, so that's the part that needs to be changed least. Similarly, Tauros-A is already a decent mon, if "only" by virtue of its typing and having priority, so it gets the least of any upgrades of any of these, though all Tauros getting Sap Sipper over the worthlessness of Cud Chew benefits it most. The others need more changes to be OU viable even if there's a possibility I may have gone overboard and that Horn Leech may need to go on all of them. Shrug:

:tauros: Tauros (Prime): Gets a new secondary typing to help try to keep it relevant, giving it STAB on its new Body Press acquisition that its Paldea forms all already have. Meanwhile Raging Bull defaulting to Normal ironically is best for it due to giving it a strong Normal STAB move with Return and Frustration still dead and gone. I originally had Defiant over Sheer Force, but people like Sheer Force, and it does go well with Life Orb, which I briefly forgot, so it got to stay; instead only Anger Point died due to still being bad and because another potential Spore absorber to scare Amoonguss seems good.

:tauros-paldea-blaze: Tauros-B: Mostly just got more in the way of defensive options since it's the only one "weak" to Stealth Rock in the sense that it takes neutral damage, while it also has more reason to use Raging Fury than Arcanine-Hisui ever does.

:tauros-paldea: Tauros-C: Needed the most buffs even though it's not an outright bad mon, just terribly outclassed in part by its other forms and in part just by the glut of Fighting types even in National Dex. So it takes over Pangoro's and Scrafty's currently vacant typing niche with Urshifu jailed in Ubers as well as gets guaranteed STAB Night Slashes--man that move's Japanese name is messed up--with Super Luck and Razor Claw or Scope Lens. Super Luck making it more likely to crit with Sucker Punches and its other moves in general in theory makes it the best revenge killer through defensive buffs of the four.


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Name: Triple Axel / Triple Kick / Triple Dive
Power: 20
Accuracy: 90
PP: 10 (max 16)
Category: Physical
Type: Ice / Fighting / Water
Effect: Hits 3 times. Each hit can miss, but power rises (1st hit 20, 2nd 40, and 3rd 60).
Priority: 0
Flags: Contact, Protect, Mirror
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Old distribution of Triple Axel / :rillaboom: :weavile: :tyranitar: :krookodile: :dragonite: / :barraskewda: :dondozo: :gyarados: :azumarill: :crawdaunt:
Justification: Triple Dive is easily the weakest signature added in Gen 9. Triple Kick has never seen much love. And Triple Axel technically exists in the game, it just can't be learned. Therefore, I've given them the base power and accuracy of Triple Axel, along with some good distribution. This also has the funny side effect of effectively doubling Hitmontop's damage output.
 

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Before we get into the voting phase, we're gonna have a short Veto Phase, where we'll give people a chance to fix potentially broken submissions. Any sub that's vetoed and isn't appropriately nerfed/replaced will not be eligible for voting. New submissions cannot be made and no other submissions can be edited during the veto phase.

The vetos are as follows:
Name: Costume
Effect: Illusion but in item form. Used up upon reveal.
Can Be Knocked Off (Yes or No): Technically?
Ignored by Klutz (Yes or No): No
Fling Power & Effect: 20, Illusion effect ends.
Justification: Could make for some fun sets, while also not being broken due to most Mons wanting to run other items.
Illusion is a really strong tool balanced by being stuck on the Zoroarks, so letting any Pokemon abuse Illusion would be way too strong, and really unfun to play against as well. I don't think there's really a way to salvage the concept without it being broken in some way.

:sm/jolteon:
Name: Jolteon
Type: Electric
Abilities: Volt Absorb, Electric Surge (Replaces Quick Feet)
New Moves: Terrain Pulse, Rising Voltage
Removed Moves: None
Justification: Electric Terrain Setter
Adding a good Electric Surge mon is very dangerous when Iron Valiant (and to a lesser extent Iron Moth and Iron Leaves) exist, not to mention just how threatening this would be on its own with Rising Voltage and that Speed stat. I recommend either removing Electric Surge, or removing Rising Voltage and Volt Switch as well

Name: Moody
Effect: At the end of each turn, raises the Pokémon's lowest stat one stage, including stat stage modifiers. (Quark Drive sets this precedent.)
Permanent: No
Mold Breaker: No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Current distribution +
:golduck:
:hypno:
:swalot:
:whiscash:

Justification: This was proposed to be how Moody worked in original Jolte at one point, and personally I think it's cooler this way than being Speed Boost at home. Let Scovillain be good, cowards.
This is kinda just regular Moody with extra steps, being able to net a ton of stat boosts over time to sweep with like the Moody of old, promoting stuff like Protect + Substitute stalling to get boosts all over again. Would have to change the effect to prevent it from getting a bunch of different stat boosts overtime like that

Name: Training Weight
Effect: Suppresses the user's Ability. Boosts its Attack and Sp. Atk by 30%. If the user's Ability cannot be suppressed by Gastro Acid, has no effect.
Can Be Knocked Off: Yes
Ignored by Klutz: No
Fling Power & Effect: 80, none
Justification: Slaking meta. Recoil-free Life Orb for Pokémon that don't care about losing their Ability (hi, Enamorus!). That's it, that's the post.
The downside isn't harsh enough to warrant a Life Orb boost, not to mention how crazy Slaking can go with this. Change it to a 20% boost and it's fine.

:sv/iron-bundle:
Name: Iron Bundle
Type: Ice / Water
Abilities: Quark Drive / Technician (Hidden)
New Moves: Electroweb, Discharge, Surf, Tidy Up
Removed Moves: Freeze-Dry, Hydro Pump
Justification: The other Uber guy getting nerfed, there's both give and take here. Iron Bundle loses its two defining moves in Freeze-Dry and Hydro Pump, both of which are huge hits, meaning it can't compress its attacks to two moves anymore and use the other two slots on utility or protective measures. In exchange, however, it picks up Technician and a couple of new moves. Electroweb helps compensate for the loss of Freeze-Dry, being nearly equivalent to Thunderbolt in power with Technician and carrying a useful Speed drop, but being weaker than STAB Freeze-Dry against opposing Waters and occupying a moveslot. Discharge is an alternate option which is weaker but more compatible with Quark Drive and has a paralysis chance. Technician sets can also run Water Pulse for Water STAB, but Surf is there for non-Technician users, because for some dumb reason it doesn't get that already. Lastly, Tidy Up is cute flavour, provides some utility, boosts its Speed, serves as a callback to Delibird's role as the world's worst Rapid Spinner... What's not to like?
Electric moves would break Bundle in a similar way that Freeze-Dry does, as letting it get past Water-types makes it nigh unwallable like it was before. Just remove Electroweb and Discharge and it's fine.

:sv/electrode: :sv/electrode-hisui:
Name: Electrode | Electrode-Hisui
Type: Electric / Normal | Electric / Grass
Abilities: Soundproof / Electric Surge / Aftermath (Hidden) | Soundproof / Grassy Surge / Aftermath (Hidden)
New Moves: Both: Rapid Spin, Terrain Pulse
Electrode: Boomburst, Tri Attack, Rising Voltage, Overheat
Electrode-Hisui: Strength Sap, Earth Power, Apple Acid
Removed Moves: None
Justification: Here's our real Electric Surge user and its cool sibling. I'm not gonna pretend it's easy redeeming Electrode when it has the stats that it has, but it's actually very well suited to be a Terrain setter, and there's justifications for all the cool new toys in its kit. First, Electric / Normal is a super small change, but a good one because it lets it come in on Ghost moves - the Fighting weakness isn't super relevant when most Fighting moves would murder it anyways. To make up for its pathetic Sp. Atk, it has two super spammable STAB moves in Rising Voltage and Boomburst - and trust me, Boomburst is justified. Its Japanese name is Sound Wave Explosion, and it fits its gameplay identity of using really powerful explosive Normal moves. Tri Attack is so that Boomburst isn't its only Normal STAB, and Overheat is a tech option so it can snipe some Steels and Grasses. But really, Boomburst and Rising Voltage are the keys, giving Electrode an actual offensive presence.

Electrode-Hisui isn't quite as cool, but Electric / Grass is still a neat typing, and it's a Volt Switcher that Grounds really want nothing to do with, hitting them with its Grass STAB and weakening their Earthquakes. Apple Acid is an upgrade over the Energy Ball it would otherwise be using, while retaining Leaf Storm or Chloroblast as nukes. Earth Power gives it a bit of coverage, particularly for Iron Moth and Heatran, while Strength Sap is the biggest addition, letting it debuff and heal with its incredible Speed all at once. It has a surprising amount of longevity for something so frail.

Lastly, the shared moves are largely tech; Rapid Spin is a gimme when the hazard removal meta is so dire and they're literally spheres and Terrain Pulse feels obligatory for terrain setters.
Similar feelings on this as I had with the earlier Jolteon submission, high speed + Electric Surge + Rising Voltage + pivoting make regular Electrode really scary, being both a huge offensive threat and easily enabling some of the biggest offensive threats in the metagame. Like with the Jolteon submission, I recommend either removing Electric Surge or removing Rising Voltage and Volt Switch.

:sm/chi-yu::sm/chien-pao:
Name: Chi-Yu
Type: Fire / Dark & Ice / Dark
Abilities: Beads of Ruin & Sword of Ruin
New Moves: None / Hone Claws
Removed Moves: Nasty Plot, Overheat / Swords Dance
Justification: free them pt2
Chien-Pao is fine, but just in case your nerf to the Ruin abilities doesn't win and this does, after talking it over with council, we decided that Chi-Yu should also lose Fire Blast just to be safe, as it's still ridiculously powerful. If your nerf does win, council may give it Fire Blast back since it obviously wouldn't be broken with it anymore.

Name: Miracle Lens
Effect: Negates the opponent's type immunities granted by their typing.
Can Be Knocked Off (Yes or No): Yes
Ignored by Klutz (Yes or No): No
Fling Power & Effect: 30BP
Justification: Gravity is niche, and Foresight/Odor Sleuth/Miracle Eye/Trick+Ring Target are not good. This way, Earthquake can go brr.
This would be broken on a lot of Ground and Electric-types, being already great types that get to ignore their biggest weakness that keeps them in check. This is especially true with Regieleki being unbanned in the absence of Terastalization.

Name: Play Rough
Power: 90
Accuracy: 100
PP: 10 (16)
Category: Physical/Special
Type: Dragon
Effect: Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Att by 1.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Unchanged
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Original Distribution
Justification: No more 10% chance to miss on this, already not that great, move.
Not a veto, but I'm just gonna assume you forgot to edit the category and type of this

Name: Sheer Cold
Power: 120
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5 (max 8)
Category: Special
Type: Ice
Effect: Sets Aurora Veil (doesn't need Snow to do so). The user faints after use.
Priority: 0
Flags: N/A
Potential Pokémon With This Move
: Canon distrib + Articuno, Glaceon
Justification: Well, Sheer Cold is banned anyway due to being an OHKO move, so might as well try and do something else. It makes great suicide leads sets, but I don't think it would be too broken on any abuser?
This is too strong of a tool for the already good Hyper Offense, being Explosion + Reflect + Light Screen all in one, giving them too easy of a time the get going. I recommend requiring Snow to set Veil.

Name: Disguise
Effect: When the Disguise is active, the first hit this Pokemon takes is blocked, taking 10% of its health as damage instead. When this Pokemon restores HP from a move (Drain Punch, Wish, Leech Seed, etc) the disguise is restored.
Ignored by Mold Breaker: Yes
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: :Mimikyu:
Justification: A small buff to Mimikyu. Just something I have thought of in the past, namely that Mimikyu should be able to repair its disguise if it gets healed. Also it takes slightly less damage when the disguise breaks. The "from a move" is to make sure that it couldn't be healed by a held item (Leftovers, Shell Bell) but can still be healed by a passive healing move (e.g. Leech Seed). Also, this would mean that ensure that a Mimikyu brought back to life via a Revival Blessing would start with its disguise active.
Being able to easily regenerate Mimikyu's Disguise would make it really hard to kill, especially since Drain Punch recovery + Leftovers can easily offset the damage from the Disguise breaking over and over. Dropping that effect completely is probably the best course of action but you could try finding another, much harder way to regenerate the Disguise

:sv/Delphox:
Name: Delphox
Type: Fire/Fairy
Abilities
: Blaze/Magic Guard
New Moves
: Moonblast, Play Rough, Draining Kiss, Charge Beam, Thunderbolt, Thunder, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Icy Wind, Giga Drain
Justification: A well-deserved buff to the Fire Fox. Magician was already a bad ability, so replacing with a solid ability in Magic Guard is nice for it. Fairy instead of Psychic also makes sense as a magic-user, and gives it a unique typing. Finally, a bit of coverage that a spellcaster would want to have.
Edited to replace Recover with Giga Drain, which still gives it a bit of recovery but should be a bit more balanced.
We did end up decided that the combination of Delphox's stats + Fire/Fairy + Magic Guard would be too much (not to mention giving it Giga Drain over Recover was probably a buff overall, Grass coverage is great), so I recommend swapping Magic Guard for Magician (or another ability that'd be balanced). Making it Fire/Psychic would probably be fine too, but with there being another Fire/Psychic Magic Guard Delphox sub I'd prefer the first option to differentiate it

:sv/iron thorns:
Name: Iron Thorns
Type: Rock/Electric
Abilities: Quark Drive / Electric Surge
New Moves: None
Removed Moves: None
Justification: iron thorns is quite lacking, so this sub aims to give it a decent power up with electric surge, wich while makes it give up quark drive, makes for interesting support sets.
This is really borderline just because of how bad of a mon Iron Thorns is, but after talking with council, we felt like we'd be a lot more comfortable with this if it lost Volt Switch, since it wouldn't be able to bring in the frail Quark Drive abusers so easily

Name: Attract
Power: -
Accuracy: 100
PP: 20
Category: Status
Type: Normal
Effect: A target of opposite gender becomes infatuated, unless used by a gender less pokemon. If used by a gender less pokemon, any target may become infatuated.
Priority: 0
Flags (ex: Contact, Sound): Authentic, Snatch, Protect
Potential Pokémon With This Move: Base learn set + Magnezone, Electrode, Bronzong, Rotom, Cryoganal, Polteageist, Falinks, Maushold
Justification: Mystery Dungeon reference ( or so I’m told ). Buff to all non-gendered pokemon, infatuation is a pretty nasty status condition, blocking your opponent from moving 50% of the time. Happy June!
Even we keep it away from the stronger genderless mons, letting any genderless mon abuse how pretty uncompetitive of a mechanic Attract is just adds an unhealthy amount of cheese potential to the game, which is really unfun.

Name: Pollinator
Pollen: Weather. For five turns, all non bug type Pokémon (and Pokémon without this ability) have their speed reduced by 50%. Boosts the power of bug type moves.
Effect: Sets up Pollen upon switching in
Permanent No
Mold Breaker No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Ursaring (not Ursaluna), Venomoth, Heracross, Vespiqueen
Justification: Bug type buff + funny new weather.
We ended up deciding that adding a whole new weather goes over the line of what we should be allowed to add here, so this gets vetoed for that. I recommend turning this into a Bug-type clone of Dark Aura. Adding the speed drop to that would get that vetoed (since a free 50% Speed boost is really strong on even bad Pokemon), so I'd make it just a Bug Dark Aura

Name: Private Eye
Effect: Upon switch in, all opponents moves and items are revealed
Permanent No
Mold Breaker No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Intelleon, Lycanroc-Midnight, Braviary-Hisui, all Frisk mons
Justification: Frisk, but good. Switch in and know all
In a game where finding and hiding information is so important, being able to get this much information that easily would be a bit too strong, like you're playing Open Team Sheet but your opponent doesn't. I recommend reducing the number of things revealed through this (2 strongest moves + item at maximum)

Name: Hit-and-Run
Effect: After dealing damage, switch out.
Permanent No
Mold Breaker No
Potential Pokémon With This Ability: Pachirisu
Justification: Just pivot
This would require ridiculously limited distribution due to the very high number of moves that could become uncompetitive with the ability to pivot off of them (stuff like priority moves, recharge moves, Nuzzle/Poison Fang, strong attacking moves in general), making it really hard to give this ability to really anything

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