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Old 1 Week Ago (10:54 AM).
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Okay so i've been a fan since blue and ted but i was kind of a casual gamer, some guy recently introduced me to competitive play and i'm lost i got to admit.
I'm searching the net and see all these "NU/OU/UU" and don't know ehat that means. Someone can explain me these please.

Oh and i try to build up a baton pass team but i can't figure out how do i teach one tm to 5 pokemon, how can i have 5 substitute and 5 baton pass?

Im new on the forum so pardon me if theres already a thread elsewhere to discuss this.
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OU = Overused, the standard tier
UU = Underused, where the underused Pokemon are used
NU = Neverused; this is mainly filled with Pokemon outclassed in OU

TMs are reusable as of Gen V.

Baton Pass isn't a TM. Some Pokemon learn it by level-up, others by breeding. Substitute is a TM that can be taught to any Pokemon that can learn TMs.

List of Pokemon who can learn Baton Pass

As of Gen VI, only one Pokemon can have Baton Pass on a team per Smogon rules.
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Old 6 Days Ago (07:23 PM). Edited 6 Days Ago by Death.
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This is the Milotic I used in BW. Is this still viable? Can I opt to use Competitive over Marvel Scale? Are there other moves/held items I should consider?

Milotic @ Leftovers
Ability: Marvel Scale
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Recover
- Ice Beam
- Dragon Tail
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Quote originally posted by Death:
This is the Milotic I used in BW. Is this still viable? Can I opt to use Competitive over Marvel Scale? Are there other moves/held items I should consider?

Milotic @ Leftovers
Ability: Marvel Scale
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Recover
- Ice Beam
- Dragon Tail
This is still the standard set in Gen VI, though Haze is an option over Dragon Tail.

Competitive is better on offensive sets, but I highly doubt that those are effective.
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Little thing I've been wondering.....why is Black Kyurem often called "Cube"?
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Little thing I've been wondering.....why is Black Kyurem often called "Cube"?
Kyurem-Black -> Kyurem-B -> Kyu-B -> Cube.
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I've always been wondering about competitive battling.
My primary question is, with so many perfect and even perfect event pokemon, do people hack or pokegen their pokemon even in the competitive scene?

In addition, can you pokegen a pokemon (i.e. 6v ditto) and get away with it in the game without failing Pokemon organized Play's hack check?
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Just a quick question.

So I've been using a Talonflame lately, and I've noticed two major counters to it - Excadrill and Mega Slowbro. I was wondering, what's a better nature for it, Jolly or Adamant?
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Quote originally posted by User 101:
Just a quick question.

So I've been using a Talonflame lately, and I've noticed two major counters to it - Excadrill and Mega Slowbro. I was wondering, what's a better nature for it, Jolly or Adamant?
Excadrill doesn't counter Talonflame because it doesn't like switching into Flare Blitz. Talonflame also outspeeds Sand Rush variants outside of sandstorm. Other counters to Talonflame include Rhyperior, Wash Rotom and Heatran.

Jolly is preferred for a Swords Dance set, while Adamant is preferred on the Choice Band set.
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So I'm looking for a build for a mixed Kyurem. It will be neither Kyurem Black nor Kyurem White exclusively, I'm looking for one that I can swap between white and black at whim and I'm having trouble figuring out what to do with it. A big thing is as soon as midnight hits I'm going to go catch it so I want to know what nature to go for as soon as possible.

My initial thought was a Naive (or Hasty) nature, max Evs for Att and Sp Att and the rest in Speed, (again, because I want to have a mixed Kyurem for either black or white forms) so is there another nature I should be going for instead for a mixed Kyurem or is Naive/Hasty fine? (I'll likely be going Naive unless there's some reason to go Hasty) Thanks for advice!
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Quote originally posted by Howmander:
So I'm looking for a build for a mixed Kyurem. It will be neither Kyurem Black nor Kyurem White exclusively, I'm looking for one that I can swap between white and black at whim and I'm having trouble figuring out what to do with it. A big thing is as soon as midnight hits I'm going to go catch it so I want to know what nature to go for as soon as possible.

My initial thought was a Naive (or Hasty) nature, max Evs for Att and Sp Att and the rest in Speed, (again, because I want to have a mixed Kyurem for either black or white forms) so is there another nature I should be going for instead for a mixed Kyurem or is Naive/Hasty fine? (I'll likely be going Naive unless there's some reason to go Hasty) Thanks for advice!
Using a Hasty/Naive nature with little to no Speed investment is a big waste. Generally, going for only one forme is best, but if you insist:
-Outrage
-Ice Beam/Substitute (White for Ice Beam, Black for Substitute)
-Fusion Flare/Fusion Bolt (depending on form)
-Earth Power
Nature: Hasty/Naive
EVs: 56 Atk/252 SAtk/200 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
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^You can use Ice Beam on mixed Black Kyurem too.

Anyone know any good Seviper sets?
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Quote originally posted by Zekrom:
^You can use Ice Beam on mixed Black Kyurem too.

Anyone know any good Seviper sets?
Seviper isn't exactly the best Pokemon, but here goes. Its slowness and frailness don't exactly go hand-in-hand:
-Sludge Bomb
-Flamethrower
-Giga Drain
-Sucker Punch
Nature: Naive
EVs: 4 Atk/252 SAtk/252 Spe
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I just recently got a Shiny Latias in trade, which I hope to be able to use competitively.
Anyone have a good moveset for single battles that doesn't use HP Fire, and includes EVs and an item?
Also, the nature is Timid.
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Quote originally posted by Green Latios:
I just recently got a Shiny Latias in trade, which I hope to be able to use competitively.
Anyone have a good moveset for single battles that doesn't use HP Fire, and includes EVs and an item?
Also, the nature is Timid.
HP Fire isn't a necessity, but Defog is, sadly (it's from a Gen IV TM). Here's a potential set:
-Draco Meteor
-Psyshock
-Thunderbolt/Surf
-Healing Wish/Roost
Nature: Timid
EVs: 72 HP/184 SAtk/252 Spe
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Quote originally posted by PlatinumDude:
HP Fire isn't a necessity, but Defog is, sadly (it's from a Gen IV TM). Here's a potential set:
-Draco Meteor
-Psyshock
-Thunderbolt/Surf
-Healing Wish/Roost
Nature: Timid
EVs: 72 HP/184 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb
I believe it has Defog, so I think a defog moveset is fine, if it works better
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Old 22 Hours Ago (02:45 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Green Latios:
I believe it has Defog, so I think a defog moveset is fine, if it works better
Then use the above set's EVs and Draco Meteor/Psyshock/Defog/Healing Wish or Roost.
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I have a quick question, what are a few of the better Doubles Tyranitar sets? I'm trying to build a VGC team and I would really appreciate a good opinion or two. Thanks in advance!
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Quote originally posted by Cosmic Neon:
I have a quick question, what are a few of the better Doubles Tyranitar sets? I'm trying to build a VGC team and I would really appreciate a good opinion or two. Thanks in advance!
As weird as this sounds special Tyranitar is viable in VGC formats, as it's not as crippled by burn as the physical variants:
-Rock Slide/Stone Edge
-Dark Pulse/Ice Beam
-Fire Blast/Ice Beam
-Protect
Nature: Modest
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sand Stream

or
-Dragon Dance
-Rock Slide
-Crunch
-Protect
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Tyranitarite/Lum Berry/Weakness Policy
Ability: Sand Stream

or
-Rock Slide/Stone Edge
-Dark Pulse
-Fire Blast
-Ice Beam
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Sand Stream
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