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Old August 25th, 2012 (8:15 AM). Edited August 25th, 2012 by wolf.
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So Wolf approved of this, and shnen and I figured it would be fun to bring here because while there is a slight game aspect, it's more a type of discussion thread. Now time to explain, ya? n_n

What each poster does is post a NU Pokemon, and the next poster posts a set and a Pokemon that can counter it, and posts a few lines explaining how it could beat it. The following poster then posts how to beat the Pokemon in the post before. Also give damage calculations if possible. And then if you want to go in depth discussing the metagame (or replying to someone's "counter" to help improve it), then you make a separate thread for that!

Also, don't reuse Pokemon & use actually viable sets please!

Definition of a counter: A Pokémon that can switch into the opposing Pokémon with little or no risk, and proceed to threaten a KO. Basically, a counter is the perfect switch-in to a Pokémon.

For example...

Poster A:
Misdreavus @ Eviolite
Bold Nature
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe
Trait: Levitate
-Shadow Ball
-Will o Wisp
-Pain Split

Poster B:
Swellow @ Toxic Orb
Jolly Nature
252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Trait: Guts
-Brave Bird
Swellow can switch into any of Misdreavus' moves due to its immunity to Shadow Ball and its ability of Guts gives it a boost to its attack if hit by Will O Wisp. Swellow can then proceed to either Brave Bird to deal lots of damage to Misdreavus, Pursuit it on the switch or U-turn to gain momentum over the opponent.
252Atk Guts poisoned Swellow (Neutral) Brave Bird vs 252HP/252Def Eviolite Levitate Misdreavus (+Def): 44% - 52% (144 - 171 HP). Guaranteed 3HKO. 9% chance to 2HKO.
252Atk Guts poisoned Swellow (Neutral) Pursuit vs 252HP/252Def Eviolite Levitate switching Misdreavus (+Def): 40% - 47% (130 - 154 HP). Guaranteed 3HKO.

Poster C:
Regirock @ Leftovers
Impish Nature
252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Trait: Clear Body
-Stealth Rock
-Rock Slide
-Drain Punch
Regirock can switch into any of Swellow's moves with ease due to its colossal base 200 Defence and Rock typing which grants it resists to both of Swellow's STAB moves. It can then set up Stealth Rock or attack an incoming Pokemon.
252Atk Guts poisoned Swellow (Neutral) Facade vs 252HP/0Def Sturdy Regirock (Neutral): 18% - 22% (69 - 82 HP). Guaranteed 6HKO.
252Atk Guts poisoned Swellow (Neutral) U-turn vs 252HP/0Def Sturdy Regirock (Neutral): 12% - 15% (47 - 56 HP). Guaranteed 8HKO.
0Atk Regirock (Neutral) Rock Slide vs 4HP/0Def Swellow (Neutral): 93% - 110% (246 - 290 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO. 63% chance to OHKO.

And so on like that! Wolf also wants your posts to be perfect.

Now to begin...

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