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Old July 16th, 2014 (10:06 AM).
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While I've seen above about the stat boost, have they been explicitly announced (as in, do we know how much they are increasing?) If so, I wonder how many 2HKOs Tough Claws and that attack stat boost will turn things.

Man, another set of arms. Must be nice.
Nah, it just said on the site that he gets a speed boost, as well as boosts to all the other stats. Still 700 bst is going to be pretty strong, especially with tough claws meteor mash.
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Old July 17th, 2014 (02:50 PM).
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Old July 20th, 2014 (06:57 AM).
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Speaking of Megas, what are everyone's opinions on Mega Heracross?

Mine:
That thing has 185 Attack, which is slightly higher than Attack Deoxys' Attack. It's so strong it scares me when something goes down to Pin Missile, Close Combat or a coverage move. It also has enough bulk to take hits when needed (80/115/105).

Of course, they balanced out Megacross' insane power by cutting its Speed down to 75 upon Mega Evolution. It's not exactly fast, but it's enough to outrun the walls it's supposed to break through. It's also extremely vulnerable to Talonflame and Mega Pinsir, since they have super effective priority; the latter can also simply smack it with Return.
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Old July 20th, 2014 (07:37 AM).
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I've never used Mega Heracross before, and I've hardly ever had to battle against them, but that base 185 Attack with Skill Link just screams wall breaker. Though the sheer power of Mega Mawile is scary too. What keeps Mega Heracross from being ridiculous is the Speed drop and the fact that it has some common weaknesses: Flying, Psychic, Fire, Fairy. It has some decent resistances, but idk if that's enough.

It's certainly not something you'd wanna switch into though.
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Old July 25th, 2014 (08:29 PM).
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Did Smogon change the ladder system? A new account gets like 20 points each win, must be a pretty serious grind into the top 10. It used to be different if I recall correctly, just won eight matches in a row and barely cracked 1200.

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Old July 25th, 2014 (08:39 PM).
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Did Smogon change the ladder system? A new account gets like 20 points each win, must be a pretty serious grind into the top 10. It used to be different if I recall correctly, just won eight matches in a row and barely cracked 1200.

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Hey poke, and yeah, I think its changed. I'm at around 1650 after 35 games with only 3 losses so it is a bit of a climb.
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Old July 25th, 2014 (09:37 PM).
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Old July 25th, 2014 (11:48 PM).
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I gained like 29 points a couple of times, but it's always mostly ~20 points.
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Old July 26th, 2014 (12:32 AM).
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Just a bit annoying, the previous system allowed you to go ham and after winning 20-25 games without a loss you could start playing people in the top 100. Now you're stuck grinding against Magmortar users until you get there. I can see what they're trying to do but it's silly.
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Old July 26th, 2014 (06:18 AM).
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Magmortar is op yo.


At least its not pokemon online +1, -349 ranked matches.
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Old July 26th, 2014 (01:26 PM).
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This system is a lot better, you dont have to ditch an alt once the deviation expires and theres not any inflation.
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Old July 26th, 2014 (04:37 PM).
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Does anyone know what's getting suspect tested in Ubers? Apparently something is getting supsected, because when I was selecting the battle format, it said "Ubers (supsect test)".
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Old July 26th, 2014 (05:32 PM).
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yeah gengarite is getting suspected because, well, "is trapping anti-competitive?"

i don't know much about the test besides it being a competitiveness thing as opposed to an op thing (like aeg), but i suspect that it's highly controversial given ubers being the traditional "nothing is banned" tier

real ubers players can give you a better summary
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Old July 26th, 2014 (05:35 PM).
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Ah, ok. I'm a little surprised they're suspecting that, because, like you said, Ubers is sorta the "no ban tier because this is all banned stuff to begin with".
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Old August 1st, 2014 (12:33 AM).
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Old August 1st, 2014 (10:26 AM). Edited August 2nd, 2014 by MoxieInfinite.
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mega hera is godtier for breaking stall, struggles with aegi tho

speaking of aegi its gone iirc, though it was hilariously close. imo, it shoulda stayed.

if u want mega hera team, use something like this:

lead sticky web shuckle, manly as ♥♥♥♥ o__o
lo mamopig *,,*
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bisharp ofc for defog punishment.
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mega hera, sd is probs nice here o_o tho eq isnt bad either. go jolly to beat greninja



EDIT: AEGISLASH IS GONE .rip .bantheOUcouncil o_o

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Old August 3rd, 2014 (07:56 AM).
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Old August 3rd, 2014 (08:57 AM).
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Forum wars are awesome! We got challenged to a server war a couple times but I think me and elf were the only people online who wanted to battle. I think there's supposed to be one in progress with Ingosmex's site but Ingo said he's pretty busy, that and there's not yet a ton of replies.
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Old August 5th, 2014 (03:33 PM).
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I recently restarted Emerald and got to Victory Road where I ran into a trainer with Mawile, and briefly panicked. Thanks, XY OU.
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Old August 5th, 2014 (11:20 PM).
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I just encountered a Scarf Special Attacker Flygon, I was disappointed unfortunately.
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Old August 6th, 2014 (05:09 AM).
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I recently restarted Emerald and got to Victory Road where I ran into a trainer with Mawile, and briefly panicked. Thanks, XY OU.
That's hilarious. I forget normal Mawile even exists sometimes :[


I battled a CritDra yesterday. Didn't know that was a set. It THEORETICALLY sounds OP. Scope Lens + Sniper + Focus Energy = always crits for 2.25x and ignores -SpA from Draco Meteor. WHY AM I NOT RUNNING THIS? Guess he's susceptible to revenge kills though.
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Old August 6th, 2014 (02:06 PM).
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Old August 7th, 2014 (11:52 PM). Edited August 8th, 2014 by PlatinumDude.
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Breaking news, folks: Mega Salamence, Mega Altaria and Mega Lopunny are confirmed.

Personally, I saw Mega Salamence coming a mile away. Altaria and Lopunny, on the other hand, I was surprised at.

Mega Mence has Aerilate as its new ability; Mega Altaria is Dragon/Fairy with Pixilate; Mega Lopunny is Normal/Fighting with Scrappy. I think Mega Mence makes good use of Aerialte, IMO, since it has no good Flying STAB outside of Aerial Ace.

Anyway, potential move sets:

Salamence:
-Dragon Dance
-Outrage/Dragon Claw
-Return
-Fire Blast/Earthquake
Nature: Naive/Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Salamencite (if that's the name of the Mega Stone)

or
-Draco Meteor
-Return
-Earthquake
-Fire Blast
Nature: Naive
EVs: 64 Atk/192 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Salamencite

Altaria (its DD set may be a bit inferior compared to Mence, but it's got nice bulk pre-Mega Evo):
-Dragon Dance
-Outrage/Return
-Earthquake
-Roost
Nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP/192 SDef/64 Spe
Item: Altarite (if that's the name of the Mega Stone)
Ability: Natural Cure

or
-Draco Meteor
-Hyper Voice
-Fire Blast/Power Swap
-Roost
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 SAtk
Item: Altarite
Ability: Natural Cure

Lopunny would be a poor man's Mega Kangaskhan, assuming it gets a decently-sized Attack boost. The scan says Lopunny's Special Attack gets buffed too, but I don't think it'll be that useful:
-Fake Out
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-High Jump Kick (appears to have gained it, as it used it in the scan)
-Ice Punch/Thunder Punch
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Lopunnyite (if that's the name of the Mega Stone)
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Old August 8th, 2014 (02:47 AM).
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Mega Mence and Lopbunny seem broken (read: probably) if they have half decent attacking stats "huge surprise".

Mega Altaria will be cool on stalls, awesome defensive typing, Roost, Roar, Heal Bell, Perish Song etc.

Though to be honest i think game freak should just stop with the megas, its like running into a wall face first with your mouth open onto a questionable shaped (see: banana) object, getting hurt then doing it again and expecting a different result when you clearly failed at existing/life the first 15 times.
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