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Hi! I'm Aurora. I play Ubers and RU. This blog will feature pieces on competitive Pokemon.
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    I have left the Smogon forums

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    I'm a little surprised to hear this. What made you decide to leave it?

    also come worship Zekrom with me, forget all these awful suggestions above
    After a run-off vote using the tried-and-true /pick function on PS!, Zekrom has claimed victory.

    I left it because of dwindling interest in the site. I was doing absolutely nothing besides contribute to the odd article. I was also wasting too much time aimlessly reading posts and finding people I didn't even interact with detestable. It was time to go. Whether or not my departure ends up being permanent remains to be seen, but I already resigned from all posts I hold there (save my article slot) so, uh.
    Posted 3 Weeks Ago at 5:12 AM by Aurora Aurora is online now
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    I have left the Smogon forums

    I'm a little surprised to hear this. What made you decide to leave it?

    also come worship Zekrom with me, forget all these awful suggestions above
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    Bronzong and/or Cradily.
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

    Neat post!

    Side note, but if you were interested we could turn these into Daily articles. Up to you, let me know if you want to explore that.
    Posted February 20th, 2016 at 3:57 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

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    Yeah unfortunately most Steels are kind of just invalidated by Primal Groudon in ORAS Ubers. Which is slightly annoying since that makes it difficult to use a natural check to Geo Xern, the 2nd most common poke in the tier.

    Is Mega Lucario really that useful though in Ubers? I hardly ever see it (or stall teams) on the ladder. Then again I suck and can never make it past 1500 on the Ubers ladder sooooooo
    It's pretty common in Ubers roomtours, as is stall (which is annoying when you're trying to host one and battles are taking 15 minutes to finish)! You should play in those. They tend to attract better players than the ladder does, which means that you become a better player from facing more experienced battlers. You can learn metagame trends, different playstyles, etc. because they all come through in roomtours, while ladder just throws Greninja, Choice Scarf Kyogre, Mega Latias, Calm Mind Lugia, Mega Charizard X, and Lum Berry Swords Dance Bisharp at you relentlessly.
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 12:52 PM by Aurora Aurora is online now
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

    Poor M-Mawile, she's like in between the Uber and OU now... Hopefully there's a place for her. (:
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 8:06 AM by Sun Sun is offline
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

    Yeah unfortunately most Steels are kind of just invalidated by Primal Groudon in ORAS Ubers. Which is slightly annoying since that makes it difficult to use a natural check to Geo Xern, the 2nd most common poke in the tier.

    Is Mega Lucario really that useful though in Ubers? I hardly ever see it (or stall teams) on the ladder. Then again I suck and can never make it past 1500 on the Ubers ladder sooooooo
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 7:33 AM by Nah Nah is offline
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

    Nooooo ;w; </3

    But no, as someone who has put Mawile on 90% of her Ubers teams and has tried her best to find a niche for it, I pretty much agree that you're better off just not using it in ORAS Ubers. I've learned that it has a decent niche as a late game sweeper after P-Don has been taken out, and in particular it takes care of a certain Pokémon named Giratina quite nicely, but you're pretty much locked out of sending it out as long as your opponent has a decently healthy PDon on their team. It's a team slot that's just better filled by some other Pokémon.
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 4:21 AM by Sopheria Sopheria is offline
    Updated February 17th, 2016 at 10:21 AM by Sopheria
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

    I'm glad. Mega Luke always struck me as more versatile than Mega Mawile and just better in general. It is also a threat many people are not ready for in VGC and I love it for that.
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 2:45 AM by Omicron Omicron is offline
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

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    Yeah, that's what I thought. It's a shame it is too powerful for OU but not good enough at Ubers.

    How is Mega Lucario performing, by the way?
    Mega Lucario is an awesome Pokemon that cleaves through stall teams. It was a bit of a joke for a while, but people have slowly discovered that it's actually pretty neat. Its frailty and common weaknesses hurt it, but Adaptability Iron Tail and Close Combat tear through bulky Pokemon (+0 Close Combat 2HKOes support Primal Groudon after Stealth Rock damage quite often) and help it deter Xerneas from coming in. It is an excellent win condition that deserves more attention.
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 2:36 AM by Aurora Aurora is online now
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

    Yeah, that's what I thought. It's a shame it is too powerful for OU but not good enough at Ubers.

    How is Mega Lucario performing, by the way?
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 2:29 AM by Omicron Omicron is offline
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

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    Do you believe Mega Mawile is still better off in Ubers? Or could it be brought down to OU again?
    I don't play OU, but I think Mega Mawile is better off being stuck in Ubers. Unlike in Ubers, Mega Mawile's STAB attacks can freely bulldoze through many OU Pokemon with the appropriate support; its bulk, which becomes a lot better in the OU metagame, and power, which is even more disparate from other Pokemon, would make it possibly the best wallbreaker in the tier by far, forcing teams to revolve around trying to stop it. This is difficult when Mega Mawile is so powerful and has the liberty of running other moves tailored to its team thanks to the fact that it is not necessary for it to run Baton Pass in OU.
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 2:22 AM by Aurora Aurora is online now
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    Terrible Pokemon #2: Mega Mawile (ORAS Ubers)

    Do you believe Mega Mawile is still better off in Ubers? Or could it be brought down to OU again?
    Posted February 17th, 2016 at 2:12 AM by Omicron Omicron is offline
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    Posted February 16th, 2016 at 9:42 AM by Castform Castform is offline
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    Terrible Pokemon #1: Offensive Hitmontop (ORAS RU)

    Although it's a very offensive pkmn, but it gets actually useless against any dual type whose either is ghost and other one resists steel.
    Posted February 16th, 2016 at 5:54 AM by thetimeruler02 thetimeruler02 is offline
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    Terrible Pokemon #1: Offensive Hitmontop (ORAS RU)

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    in all seriousness, almost everyone I've seen loses their muk over mega mawile. it'll be interesting to see why you think it's Terrible. looking forward to reading it!
    in short primal groudon just decks it and its STABs have subpar coverage which means that a lot of things wall it. its power can also be very underwhelming in a lot of situations and incurring any prior damage, which is easy when hazards are common, means it fails at doing anything. plus some of the things it's supposed to wreck can do major damage to it before being forced out. it's just really bad in the current meta i look forward to sharing more though!
    Posted February 16th, 2016 at 5:20 AM by Aurora Aurora is online now

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