Use pastebin if you want to show us your team! Don't be a faggot!
http://www.oldmanvgc.com/ (jap meta site, has English translations)
http://nuggetbridge.com/forums/topic/8765-pokemon-vgc-youtube-resources/ (ongoing youtube thread on NB, contains links I may have missed and is constantly being updated)
>Helpful links and articles
http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/battle/oras/#double (usage stats and recommendations)
http://nuggetbridge.com/articles/defend-yourself-with-a-question/ (how to stop playing like a fag)
http://nuggetbridge.com/damagecalc/ (VGC orientated damage calc)
http://survivalcalc.appspot.com/ (attack survival calculator)
>New Battlespot Format, starting Sept. 15
What lesser used Pokemon having you been using with great success? Why that one?
ToTT: I've used a few niche picks but my favorite one as of this moment has to be safety goggles scizor. I might sound weird as hell at first but it allows you to punish amoonguss+most partners like gardivoir or kangaskhan by setting up swords dance and hitting hard with bullet punch. Also having a pokemon that doesn't instantly die to kangaskhan is incredibly good.
ToTT: Mixed Greninja.
Scarf Lando is less common now, so a mixed Narutoad with Ice Beam, Gunk Shot and Low Kick gets super effective coverage against lots of goodstuffs teams.
Besides, the rise of Defiant Thundy and Sheer Force Lando-I in battle spot makes it easier to snipe stuff.
a lot of bad players make it in from random tiny countries like south africa or wherever. and a lot of players who aren't necessarily shit-tier but probably don't belong on the world stage make it in even in places like the U.S. you see it every year, dudes who do well at the regional/national level then get BTFO at worlds, read: pretty much every nigger bridge user kek
Just when I thought they couldn't get more autistic niggerbridge comes out with this jewel.
>I got a lot of questions about why I used Porygon2 over Cresselia so here it is: I needed more power and the ability to remove genies quickly
He shares our goals. We should ally with him, not shun him. Embrace your fellow autists.
CLAIM YOUR VGCFU BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES (FAGS CAN PLAY TOO, CHOOSE A BOY!!!!)
PIC RELATED, CLAIMED
ikr, she knows about 4chan and internet lore and shit. literally the ultimate waifu. big shouts out to maski, runner up waifu
>>tfw going to start a playthough of black but have literally no idea on how battling works
I get what physical walls, sweepers etc are and roughly how EVs work but I don't understand when to switch to another pokemon in battle. So my problem isn't so much in the set-up of the game, but in actually playing the game itself.
Yeah the first few regionals of the season are played in the old format. We don't know that they'll actually change the format, but they usually do around december.
I just hope they won't allow non-pentagon. ;~;
I never learned how to look at speed tiers; it looks so fucking cluttered and confusing. How much speed EVs do you guys think I can take off an AV Adamant Lando without getting outsped by treats? I kinda want a bit more bulk, but I don't want to reduce its power.
yeah, there was already a run of regionals in october but between then and december there's not much. personally I'd be surprised if they changed the ruleset but anything's possible
sidenote: did you pick up your sludge bomb zoroark mystery gift? it's level 50, use it at your local regional :)
Kee Berry is another one to look out for. SG was never too uncommon though.
Toxic Aegislash on BS is a total god against CM Cress + Kang.
Depends on what you want to outpseed, you could drop to 135 and still be faster than positive base 70s (Breloom). I wouldn't go slower than this personally, but I only have experience using Jolly AV Lando-T with the extra bulk coming out of attack, the damage is still good.
Just take note of the most important Pokemon and decide if it's important for something to outspeed it or not. There are some significant milestones though which I'd say are 106, 122, 135, 140, 152, 170 and then all the sanic stuff
rotom-A with no speed and 1 point faster than suicune/cresselia with no investment
neutral nature max base 70 (bisharp),
1 point faster than positive nature max base 70 (breloom)
1 point faster than max speed smeargle (positive nature base 75)
neutral nature max speed base 100 (kanga, charizard, etc) 1 point faster than positive max speed rotom-a
1 point faster than positive max base 102 (garchomp)
and may I add
1 point faster than positive max speed terrakion/infernape (base 108)
positive max speed thundurus incarnate (base 111) and 1 point faster than positive max speed base 110 (latios, raichu, gengar)
positive max speed mega salamence(base 120), 3 points faster than max speed scarf tyranitar, 5 point slower than weavile (base 125), 2 points slower than max speed greninja
scarf neutral nature max speed base 80 (mamoswine, blaziken)
positive max speed base 130 (mega gengar, aerodactyl)
1 point faster than scarf neutral max speed landorus therian(+1 speed base 91), 1 point slower than positive max speed mega sceptile/beedril, 2 points slower than positive nature max speed blaziken after a speed boost
might as well add these, though they're not very common
225, scarf modest hydreigon
244, modest ludicolo/megaswampert in rain
258, adamant mega salamence after a dragon dance
264, modest venusaur in sun
274, modest kingdra in rain
280, adamant excadrill in sand
is the convention for every non-ghost rotom form, like rotom-h, rotom-w, etc. they all have the exact same stats.
How do you all feel about M Charizard X? I don't like the DD version, I prefer the Wolfe Glick style W-o-W version. I'm running the team he used at worlds (the same Pokemon) and it's doing fairly well.
it's bretty good, i've been wanting to use it, but got distracted with other mons. if a team relies on wow to deal with physical attackers, you can do some good damage without much attack investment
Accccg to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wWlc2pD_F19DMn6m2kzhdzvz-e1ed_1Pqy356eGqMjo/edit#gid=391351908
It's the second most popular mega (Kang obviously number 1) in UK PC Top Cuts. Mostly thanks to two players having pretty consitent results.
It also had two 5-2 finishes at worlds.
I think it's really good especially when paired with Aegi (to handle Cress/Gardevoir) and Intimidators to keep Kang at bay.
I love gengar but I hate how frail he is, is he really that frail or my expectations are to high ? Since I usually play with bulky pkmns and all
Tell me your toughts about Mega Ampharos.
It has a unique typing and can hit 99% of everything for at least neutral damage (give it HP Fire and Ferrothorn is not a problem anymore). Has the same special attack of Mega Garde but lacks a super stronk spread move to spam.
It's quite slow but still above TR common mons, but yeah TR helps it a lot. It has 90/105/110 bulk and 4 weaknesses (Dragon is uncommon, Ice is indeed everywhere and so are Fairy and Ground, these last two are mostly spread moves though) but also gains many resistances (most notable Flying and Fire). Depending on how you play it you can delay going mega to avoid certain moves from one-shotting it and turning things around (think Ice Beams and the like).
It's very limited in movepool and Mold Breaker isn't useful 100% of the time but at least you don't have to worry about Lightningrod or any other ability for that matter.
The biggests threats to it are Earthquake and Fairy Hyper Voice spam (also Kang but who doesnt have problems with that cunt) but it fares great against CharY and MegaMence (beware of Draco Meteors otherwise you win most of the time) and depending on how you play it also Rain.
It's a great bulky special attacker that is sure to put a dent on you opponents team most of the time. Maybe not a centerpiece for a team but it's not as bad as you might think.
Literally every time I've played against Mega Ampharos it's been absolutely useless. It shouldn't be that much worse than Abomasnow, Camerupt and Slowbro, but it seems to only be used by idiots who can never even set trick room up successfully.
its bad. don't handicap yourself by using it
gengar is decent. but sash gengar is only really popular in like, Germany. it is versatile, it was WoW for mega kangaskhan, icy wind for salamence, sludge bomb for mega gardevoir. but when I use it I prefer a simple set of sludge bomb/shadow ball/wow/protect, you can catch a lot of people trying to cheeky fake out your gengar turn 1. goggles gengar is fun. it also gets taunt, disable, destiny bond.
Charizard @ Charizardite X
244 HP / 108 Atk / 40 Def/ 108 Spe
108 Speed EVs outspeed max speed M-Gyarados, Adamant Assault Vest Landorus-T, and max speed Kangaskhan before it goes Mega.
108 Atk EVs 1HKO's 252 HP Aegislash while in Shield Form, 4 HP Thundurus, and ALL Amoonguss %100 of the time. Has a good chance to 1HKO specially defensive Thundurus. 1HKO's M-Kangaskhan after Double-Edge recoil.
252 HP and the remaining EVs dumped into Def for bulk allow it to survive just about anythting, especially after an Intimidate. Add in Burn Atk reduction from W-o-W and chip damage and you have a moderately fast, bulky, offensive powerhouse with the ability to rest HP.
Support it with Intimidate, I run Scrafty AND Labdorus, as did Wolfe Glick in Worlds 201t. He placed 12th and his team stuck out like a sore thumb. I believe this is the set he used, if not very close to it. He also ran specially defensive Pomemon such as Zapdos and Milotic to support Zard-X.
A team as such does INCREDIBLY well vs. CHALK and cripples any teams with an emphasis on physically offensive attackers. Can deal with other threats moderately well. I've been running this team with Aegislash on Showdown an peaked around 1400, amd I'm Not Great.
What are your thoughts?
I just go full zerg with 252 atk / 252 speed / 4 def
Flare Blitz, Dragon Claw, Dragon Dance and Protect.
Though I should probably move the EVs, but it's fun to one shot a lot of things with Flare Blitz +1.
I used 172 HP / 20 Atk / 92 Def / 108 SpDef / 116 Speed with Careful Nature.
Protect / Flare Blitz / Will-O-Wisp / Roost
The speed it's to screw Breloom and I forgot the rest, it worked but I liked Azumarill+Amoonguss more, and sent CharX to the thrash as it didn't net me any good result.
Also, I made Top 8 in the PC of my country after a 6-0 in swiss but lost to a stupid Rock Slide Hawlucha that flinched me three times in a row. Ironically enough it flinched three times my Landorus.
I feel like thats a more bulky, specially defensive variant. You're honestly probably a much better player than I am, and I haven't been to any events, but I respect Wolfe as a player and I think he found a good way to make it playable which is why I used his Worlds team.
The strategy I use each match is to identify their big threats and if they are mostly special or physical. Physical, I bring CharX and Scrafty or Lando. If they don't have a Bisharp or Milotic and are full of physical threats I'll bring both.
If they are specially offensive, I bring Zapdos and Scrafty for sure. I've given my Scrafty Assault Vest and Snarl over Protect.
Weather, I've found, gives me the most trouble. Zapdos and Scrafty help in rain and Scrafty does well in sand.
Scrafty and Milo work well under Trick Room but I can typically cripple their big hitters anyway.