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Old 10-30-2022, 01:41 AM   #5276
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Pretty challenging, lots of U-Turn spam.
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Old 11-25-2022, 01:35 AM   #5277
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Meta is starting to clarify at least. Here's my unholy creation.
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Old 12-01-2022, 02:59 AM   #5278
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Zapdos has been one of my nemeses in this early meta, but I was able to beat it here. This is one of the better games I've had so far.

This team functions very similarly to the one I used in SS, which featured

Gyarados
Kommo-o
Heatran
Landorus-T
Aegislash
Dracovish

I'm using Chi-Yu in place of Dracovish, they function more or less the same although I'm still not sure of a proper tera type for it.

Kommo-o has been replaced by Zamazenta-Crowned, which is a lot more limited in what it can wall but has a better defensive typing and the stats to make up for it.

Eldlich is the replacement for Aegislash, having the same typing. But what I tend to do is use Trick to dump Choice Specs onto something that could eat Gholdengo's attacks, then use the other moves to just spam Make it Rain.

Garchomp is the one outlier who doesn't fit any of the old roles. It's a suicide lead!
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Old 12-02-2022, 11:16 PM   #5279
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Smoggies banned mah boy Zamazenta-Crowned.

Zamazenta can still perform the same role, albeit a lot worse, using tera steel, however this removes its delightful Dark resist.

Perhaps tera Fairy is better?
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:49 PM   #5280
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This month only(!) my my meta, RBY UU, is a ladder on Showdown. Go check it out!

...that said I've hardly played it at all because this month's featured Randbat of the month is Gen 1 Random Blitz which I've been having tons of fun with.
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:01 PM   #5281
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Why only this month only?
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Old 12-04-2022, 01:04 AM   #5282
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Getting to the higher levels of natdex and Garchomp is pretty bad, fam.

Most of the mons run can outspeed it and OHKO, namely Regieleki, Mega Lopunny, Iron Valiant, Chien Pao among the most terrifying.

These mons, especially Regieleki, don't have any good switch-ins. Regieleki teras into Ice and just becomes a wrecking ball capable of OHKO most offensive threats despite Tera Blast not being that powerful.

I was thinking vanilla Zamazenta would work as a nice Dark-type switch in, but against Regieleki I legit think that Kommo-o is better, simply by virtue of being able to sponge those electric attacks while being able to do stuff on the switch, like spit Toxic or rocks.
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:42 PM   #5283
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Why only this month only?
Long story short there's a rotation of old gen tiers that get ladders, and every December RBY UU gets a turn
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Old 12-17-2022, 06:46 PM   #5284
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I haven't had a shot at RBY UU (although I have noticed phoops is a notable contributor to the write-ups for it) but I've been messing around in natdex. I haven't made reqs for the terastal suspect since I don't really care for the meta, but it's interesting none-the-less:

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/g...e4qk6xc1oourpw

I liked Gen 8 natdex a lot more. Since Gen 8, I became a huge Mega Gyarados fan and I consider Gyarados possibly (probably?) my signature Pokemon. Gen 8 really catapulted Gyarados into the limelight for me.

I developed that Mega Gyarados set and I'm the only one who consistently uses it, despite all the games I've played aginst rival Gyarados users. It annoys me to no end that Gen 9 snapped away Power Whip from M-Gyara because it's insanely useful, far moreso than Earthquake or Crunch.
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Old 12-17-2022, 09:45 PM   #5285
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Another solid battle showcasing the power of TERASTAL!

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/g...n2oi5j7xy563pw
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Old 12-18-2022, 11:25 PM   #5286
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Smogon deleted my art cause of "trolling" so why not post it here?

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Old 12-19-2022, 12:45 AM   #5287
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This is one of the most difficult games I've ever faced, aside from "matchup-dependant" ones like rain teams that are hard to beat anyway:

Oof.

That's Z-Move Dragapult, Glimmora, Mega Lopunny, scarf Gholdengo, defensive Lando-T, Timid tera Ice Regieleki...just nasty.
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Old 12-21-2022, 11:51 PM   #5288
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I gave UU a run, phoopes.

Unfortunately I don't know what I'm doing.

I think if I had Aerodactyl instead of Articuno things would have been different.
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Old 12-22-2022, 03:48 AM   #5289
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I think terastal is broken, all.
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Old 12-23-2022, 09:33 PM   #5290
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Literally impossible to win, a bad team and EVERYTHING goes against me (burn, crit, feh).
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Old 12-23-2022, 11:11 PM   #5291
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Sacking crits to finally win one in RBY UU. Yay!
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Old 12-26-2022, 08:20 PM   #5292
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GameFreak completely destroyed AG this generation thanks to terastal: Arceus now learns Dragon Dance and is incredibly had to stop at +1 Speed. Not that you need it with Baton Passers like so:

Ewww.

Notice I have both Rabsca and Pawmot. Both are just there for Revival Blessing, to bring back the Arceus and banded Mega Rayquaza.
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Old 12-27-2022, 04:32 AM   #5293
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Infuriating...
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Old 12-27-2022, 05:19 PM   #5294
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Hate this mechanic, how many Pokemon you gotta kill?

Last mon was Houndstone by the way.
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Old 12-30-2022, 05:29 AM   #5295
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Stupid hard. I'm finally climbing that dumb ladder though.
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How?
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Old 01-05-2023, 08:15 PM   #5297
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Pretty crazy use of Zoroark, the opponent never broke it, and after terastal it just became confusing as to what its real type was.
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