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Old 12-15-2021, 05:48 PM   #5251
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ffs, I got screwed here.
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Old 12-16-2021, 01:58 AM   #5252
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Max SpD Tyranitar struggles with Latios?

Didn't even have specs, it was weird.
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Old 12-17-2021, 01:43 AM   #5253
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WTF is this?

176 SpA Life Orb Dracozolt Draco Meteor vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Pelipper: 246-290 (76.1 - 89.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

That Pelipper had SpD investment! What the heck?
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Old 12-17-2021, 06:03 PM   #5254
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Yeeeaah this is what I want to see, everything working out perfectly.
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Old 12-18-2021, 01:19 AM   #5255
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Literally...wtf?
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Old 12-19-2021, 05:44 PM   #5256
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This was really close, I've been trying to learn the ins-an-outs of this team and this one really pushed me to the limit.

I feel like I know where stuff could be improved. Tyranitar is pretty bad without permanent sand. If I didn't have to use Smooth Rock, I could run Expert Belt instead and run Ice Beam in the last slot, which will OHKO anything x4 weak to it and hurt stuff like Kartana quite a bit.

Mega Garchomp would be stronger with less special attack and more bulk and attack. At +3 I can't OHKO Slowbro with Earthquake under sand. That's shocking.
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Old 12-20-2021, 05:46 PM   #5257
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One of the most dominating games I've had with this team, that said, that was Inner Focus Dragonite, not Multiscale. +3 isn't enough to kill at that range.

What's interesting to me is that this team is pretty efficient, in that I find myself using all 4 moves for Kartana, Dracozolt, Corviknight, and Lando.

Tyranitar and Garchomp are the biggest issues. Garchomp in theory is good, but the speed drop and lack of power from Mega Garchomp is a pain point. You might ask why I use the Mega over an LO variant, and the increased bulk is the major reason. At 100% health and +1 speed very few things can kill Mega Garchomp, but it really does lack muscle. It's one of the worst Megas, relative to the base form.

Tyranitar suffers due to the lack of permanent sand. Needing to run Smooth Rock cuts into Tyranitar's power as an attacker. With permanent sand, I could keep Tyranitar in and run Expert Belt with Pursuit/Rock Blast/Earthquake/Ice Beam. Or even Choice Band/Choice Scarf.

Finally, Corviknight has "4MSS". It's so bulky, but you can't have it wall both physical and special attackers. Physically defensive Corviknight wants Rocky Helmet, Iron Defense, and Body Press. Specially defensive needs Leftovers, Bulk Up, Brave Bird. Against a specs or LO Water-type attacker, or something with super priority, I struggle a lot.

Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade and Mega Absol are particular problems.
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Old 12-23-2021, 12:17 AM   #5258
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Things I learned about natdex OU?

Galarian Slowbro can Mega Evolve into Mega Slowbro. Weird.
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Old 12-24-2021, 06:57 AM   #5259
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Miss miss miss miss MISS.

MRS? More like MISS.
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Old 01-07-2022, 10:20 PM   #5260
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So I said on the previous page I think that I was going to upload some replays from tournament sets, but I'll do you one better. This isn't a tournament set but it's a pretty good friendly set of me in my main tier against another fairly good player, and it's commentated by yours truly! Kind of a long video because I talk a lot between moves, but if anyone watches it and would leave some feedback I'd greatly appreciate it!

If you'd like to learn more about RBY UU or just RBY in general, I'd be happy to answer any questions as well

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Old 01-08-2022, 02:15 AM   #5261
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wtf I'm watching your video and your computer gets covid 2 minutes in

Windows 10 sucks
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Old 01-09-2022, 06:28 AM   #5262
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So I finished that and it was very entertaining! What I like about RBY UU (from what I can see) is nothing dies in one hit, so you can afford to predict a bit. I started with Gen 7 Ubers and it seems like one misplay can cost one the game. Doesn't seem to be the case in RBY. It's also nice to see Articuno a legitimate threat and not awful.

What I don't like is the freeze spam.
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:24 PM   #5263
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So I finished that and it was very entertaining! What I like about RBY UU (from what I can see) is nothing dies in one hit, so you can afford to predict a bit. I started with Gen 7 Ubers and it seems like one misplay can cost one the game. Doesn't seem to be the case in RBY. It's also nice to see Articuno a legitimate threat and not awful.

What I don't like is the freeze spam.
Yeah off the top of my head the stuff that dies in one hit is like stuff with paper thin defenses like Dugtrio to Tentacruel's Surf, Kadabra to Kangaskhan's Hyper Beam, etc. Or stuff that's 4x weak like Dragonite to many Blizzards.

I wouldn't say it's any more heavy on freeze spam than any other RBY tier. Typically the Tent vs. Tent play is to Blizzard wars until your opponent's Tent is in KO range for something you have, then Wrap it, pivot out, and threaten it with what you're bringing in (Kadabra/Dugtrio/Persian/Electabuzz/etc.) Freeze fishing only really feels cheap to me like it did in the third game where my opponent hit a random freeze on my Vaporeon with Omastar because that was really his only path to win IIRC.
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Old 01-11-2022, 03:48 AM   #5264
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What I mean is with the context of modern OU. Well to unpack a bit...

Kyurem was banned a few weeks ago from OU, possibly one of the more nonsensical bans. There were a number of reasons that added up but the single biggest difference between Kyurem now and in past gens is Freeze Dry.

Freeze Dry not only lets it invalidate Water-types, switching in anything but Chansey or Blissey isn't safe because Freeze Dry has a 10% chance to freeze. This means that specs Kyurem Freeze Dry is more free than Zygarde's Thousand Arrows, and spamming Ice moves had OU players realize freeze is a problem.

Since the current trend is to ban or minimize luck and random chance, that freeze chance got Kyurem the boot. And while I think it's an incredibly stupid ban, in OU freezing something can be an instant loss.

Paradoxically I like the 100% T-wave a lot. Full paralysis is lame but random missing is worse. T-wave shouldn't have low accuracy when attacking moves have a 30% chance of status. Toxic is different since badly poisoned is a unique status condition.
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Old 02-04-2022, 01:30 PM   #5265
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Haven't had one of these in a while!
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Old 02-07-2022, 11:32 PM   #5266
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