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Old June 22nd, 2011 (2:02 PM). Edited June 23rd, 2011 by Opposite Day.
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    COMPETITIVE JARGON AND ABBREVIATIONS


    - A dictionary and an introduction to how to identify and decipher different set names

    As it comes, it might appear to the poor onlooker of the Competitive Battle Center that the members while posting or chatting are apparently talking in code. Abbrevations such as DD ReStalk Gyara and SubLO Duggy are thrown about over a low shoe, and might certainly seem intimidating to some that does not understand entirely the meaning behind those terms (it is hard enough to post in CBC, but let's face it, if you aren't really sure about what people are talking about it is even harder to make a post and make it seem to yourself as you've made a good impression on the forum regulars, I certainly know, I've had that feeling many times when I was new to this forum as well).

    The solution to this? Make a "giant" dictionary for commonly used abbrevations and jargon of the CBC forum. If you are looking for something specific, either click on the letters below to go to all words starting with that letter, or just use CTRL+F to search for a specific phrase. Eventually I'll manage to make most of the references to be clickable, but as of now most of these are dead links, so if something piques your interest, you'll either have to manually search for it using your browser or scroll. Oh well, a little menial work never hurt anybody, did it? ;)

    In regards to set names, here follows a short, sweet, and probably rather ugly tutorial that shows that this is actually rather easy :x

    How to decipher a set name:

    1. Identify the different parts of a name. Different parts are usually either capitalized or has a space in-between them.
    2. Example: SubCM Mismag
    3. CTRL + F the abbreviation that you're looking for. In this case we could either search for Sub, which would give the result that "Sub: Substitute", and "CM: Calm Mind", or, since this is a rather common combination you could try searching for "SubCM" for a more thorough (yet brief) explaination. Keep in mind that such an action doesn't work with everything though! Oh, and Mismag = Mismagius.
    4. Put the information you've got together!
    5. SubCM Mismag -> Substitute Calm Mind Mismagius. Easy as pie, wasn't it?

    If you feel like you could do with some practice on this, I have prepared a small set of practice tasks that you can find here. Who knows, there might be something in it for you if you manage to sucessfully answer all of them correctly...

    Good luck, and I hope that this will be at least somewhat useful! Oh, and the main reason we use these abbs and jargon is mainly because it takes a lot less time to type up, say, "Zam" compared to "Alakazam". We love nicknaming stuff!


    -QUICK LINKS-
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    Test yourself!




    A

    Aboma: Abomasnow
    Acro: Acrobatics
    Adaptability: An ability that boost the STAB bonus to 2x instead of the usual 1,5x.
    Aero: Aerodactyl
    Agili: Agility
    Air Balloon: A held item that provides immunity to Ground-type attacks for as long as it is whole. Upon getting hit by an attack the Air Balloon will pop, leaving the user vulnerable to Ground-type attacks once again.
    Air Lock: An ability that negates the effects of weather for as long as the Pokémon with the ability is active.
    Airborne: Refers to any pokemon that is unaffected by Ground-type attacks for the time being, barring Shedinja.
    A-Jet: Aqua Jet
    Ambi: Ambipom
    Anti-Lead: A pokemon whose moveset and typing makes it fit to effectively combat most common lead pokemon. Not used that much in Gen 5.
    Ape: Usually refers to Infernape, in some rare cases Primeape (coupled up with Insomnia in that case).
    Arena Trap: An ability that traps any non-airborne Pokémon for as long as the user is active on the field.
    Aroma: Aromatheraphy
    Att: Attack
    Azu: Azumarill

    B

    Babiri: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Steel-type attack.
    Badly Poison: A status that does increasing damage at the end of every turn, starting with 1/16, and increasing every turn by 1/16 (making it 2/16, 3/16, et cetera). This counter is reset upon switching out.
    Band: Choice Band
    Bat: Crobat, in some rare cases Golbat.
    BB: Either Brick Break or Brave Bird.
    BDrum: Belly Drum
    Bell: Heal Bell
    Belt: Expert Belt
    Bi: Celebi
    Blaze: An ability that boosts Fire-type attacks once the users current HP goes below 33% of its max value.
    Bliss: Blissey
    Blizz: Blizzard
    BoltBeam: A combination of the moves Ice Beam and ThunderBolt, refers to the great coverage Electric + Ice attacks gives.
    Boom: Explosion or Selfdestruct.
    BP: Either Bullet Punch or Baton Pass.
    BSlam: Body Slam
    BU: Bulk Up
    Bulky: A pokemon that has an EV spread more directed towards taking hits, such as investment in HP over Speed, for instance.
    Burn: A status that halves the Attack stat of the pokemon inflicted with the status, and causes 12,5% damage at the end of every turn.
    Buru: Japanese nickname for Jellicent, as its Japanese name is Burunkeru.

    C

    CB: Choice Band
    CC: Close Combat, in some cases Challenge Cup, aka RandBats.
    Cele: Celebi
    Cham: Medicham
    Champ: Machamp
    Charge: Charge Beam
    Charti: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Rock-type attack.
    Chesto: A berry that cures the Sleep status once.
    Chloro: Chlorophyll
    Chlorophyll: An ability that doubles the speed of the Pokémon in sunny weather.
    Choice Band: A commonly used held item that provides a 1,5x boost to a physical attack, but restrains it to using only that move for as long as it is on the field. Upon switching out, another attack may be chosen when it enters again.
    Choice Item: Refers to the Choice Band, Choice Scarf, and Choice Specs items.
    Choice Scarf: A commonly used held item that provides a 1,5x boost to a Speed, but restrains it to using only that move for as long as it is on the field. Upon switching out, another attack may be chosen when it enters again. Often used for revenge killing purposes.
    Choice Specs: A commonly used held item that provides a 1,5x boost to a special attack, but restrains it to using only that move for as long as it is on the field. Upon switching out, another attack may be chosen when it enters again.
    Chomp: Garchomp
    Chople: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Fighting-type attack.
    Clear Body: An ability that prevents statsstats from being reduced by the opponent (Growl doesn’t work, neither does Intimidate etc).
    Clear Smog: See Haze, but this move does damage and doesn’t work on Steel types, due to it being a Poison-type move.
    Clops: Dusclops
    Cloud Nine: An ability that negates the effects of weather for as long as the Pokémon with the ability is active.
    CM War: Two similar pokemon facing each other, both boosting up until they get to an acceptable level before they start attacking each other. Since their boosts are similar, their attacks will do the same amount of damage, but in the case of a critical hit it will likely do a load to the foe pokemon, leaving the rest of their party open to this majorly boosted up pokemon. Also works with Bulk Up.
    CM: Calm Mind
    Cobal: Cobalion
    Colbur: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Dark-type attack.
    Compoundeyes: An ability that boosts the Accuracy of the moves of that Pokémon by 30%.
    Contrary: An ability that reverses stat changes. Leaf Storm would for instance increase the Special Attack of this Pokémon by +2 when used, as opposed to the normal -2 SpA.
    Coverage: Moves that effectively hit a large number of Pokémon for at least neutral damage. Examples include Ghost/Fighting which has no resists, Dragon/Fire/Ground, Water/Electric/Ice, et cetera.
    CP / Cosmic: Cosmic Power
    Cress: Cresselia
    Crit: Critical Hit. It should be noted that a crit will hit through any defensive boosts, and will ignore any drops in attacking stats.
    Cro: Refers to any set with a Stat-up move and Rest, preferably with Sleep Talk as well.
    Croak: Toxicroak
    Cune: Suicune
    Cursed Body: An ability that has a 30% chance of disabling any attack launched at the user.

    D

    DBond: Destiny Bond
    DClaw: Dragon Claw
    DD: Most commonly equals Dragon Dance. On some Jirachi sets, Doom Desire.
    Def: Defense
    Deo-A: Deoxys-Attack
    Deo-D: Deoxys-Defense
    Deo-S: Deoxys-Speed
    Dily: Cradily
    DM: Draco Meteor
    Dnite: Dragonite
    Doom: Houndoom
    Dory: Japanese nickname for Excadrill, as its Japanese name is Doryuzuu.
    Dos: Zapdos, in some rare cases Gyarados.
    Double Dance: Refers to a set that uses two stat-up moves at once. Mostly used on pokemon that have exceptional coverage in their STABs alone, as they can afford to spare those moveslots.
    Double Dragon: A mini-version of HO where you use two similar pokemon to soften up the check your opponent uses, damaging it to the point where the other can break through and sweep. Doesn't necessarily only work with dragons, examples include CB Haxorus and SD Chomp, Sandslash + Excadrill, SD Escavalier + ScarfHera et cetera.
    Double Switch: An attempt at predicting what the opponent will bring out, where you switch in a pokemon that has an advantage over the one you think will appear.
    DPulse: Either Dark Pulse or Dragon Pulse
    DPunch: Either Dynamicpunch (mostly used on No Guard Machamp only) or Drain Punch.
    Dra: Kingdra
    Drizzle: An ability that summons permanent rain until cancelled by another weather effect or nullified by Cloud Nine/Air Lock.
    Drought: An ability that summons permanent sun until cancelled by another weather effect or nullified by Cloud Nine/Air Lock.
    Dry Skin: An ability that provides an immunity to Water-type moves, an 1,25x weakness to Fire-type moves, heals 12,5% of its max HP every turn in rainy weather, and takes 12,5% damage every turn in sunny weather.
    DS: Dual Screens
    DTail: Dragon Tail
    Duggy: Dugtrio
    Durr: Conkeldurr

    E

    EBelt: Expert Belt
    Eggy: Exeggutor
    Elemental Fangs: Refers to the moves Ice Fang, Fire Fang, and Thunder Fang
    Elemental Gem: A held item that provides a 1,5x boost to a matching type attack just once before it is consumed. For instance, a Flying Gem will boost the move Fly once.
    Elemental Punches: Refers to the moves Ice Punch, Fire Punch, and ThunderPunch.
    Elf: Azelf
    Encore: A move that forces the opponent to repeat its latest used move for three turns. Switching out ends the effect.
    Entry Hazards: Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Stealth Rock. Commonly sees use on teams due to the fact that in a match there is a lot of switching, and it helps secure some 2HKO’s and OHKO’s that otherwise would’ve been 3HKO’s and 2HKO’s. Can be prevented by using Taunt before the move is executed, by using the ability Magic Bounce or the move Magic Coat to bounce them back at your opponent, and can be removed by Rapid Spinning them away.
    EP: Earth Power
    EQ: EarthQuake
    Erupt: Eruption
    ES: ExtremeSpeed
    Esca: Escavalier
    Exca: Excadrill
    Expert Belt: A held item that boosts the power of super effective moves by 1,2x. Used on sweepers that have great super effective coverage, but doesn’t want the HP loss from a Life Orb.

    F

    FB: Flare Blitz
    FBlast: Fire Blast or Focus Blast.
    FCharge: Flame Charge
    FDance: Fiery Dance
    Ferro: Ferrothorn
    FFang: Fire Fang
    FFire: Flash Fire. An ability that provides an immunity to all Fire-type moves, and boosts the
    Fire-type moves used by said Pokémon if hit by one by 1,5x.
    Focus Miss: Nickname on Focus Blast, playing on its tedency to miss at critical moments with its sub-par accuracy.
    Foresight: A move that lets Ghost-types get hit by Normal-/Fighting-moves. Used to guarantee a Rapid Spin.
    Forry: Forretress
    FPunch/Punch: Focus Punch
    Freeze: A status that prevents the pokemon from executing nearly any move, with a 20% chance of thawing out at the start of every turn. If the frozen pokemon is hit by a damaging
    Fire-type attack, it will be thawed out. Using Flame Wheel, Flare Blitz and Scald will also thaw the user.
    FThrower: Flamethrower

    G

    Gar: Gengar
    Gastro: Gastrodon
    Gatr: Feraligatr
    Gen: Generation
    Gimmick: A strategy that is not common at all, and that relies on surprising the opponent by doing something completely unexpected that is unprepared for.
    GK: Grass Knot
    Glis: Gliscor
    Gravity: A move that increases the Accuracy of all move by 2 stages, makes Flying-types and Levitators vulnerable to Ground-type moves and all Entry Hazards, and that prevents moves like Fly, Hi Jump Kick, and Sky Drop from being executed. Lasts for 5 turns.
    Gross: Metagross
    Guts: An ability that provides a 1,5x boost to the owners Attack if it gets statused. Also nullifies the attack drop gotten from a burn.
    Gyara: Gyarados

    H

    Haban: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Dragon-type attack.
    Hail: A weather condition activated by either the move Hail or the ability Snow Warning. Does 6,25% damage at the end of every turn to non-Ice typed pokemon, barring those with Magic Guard, Overcoat and Snow Cloak. Blizzard never misses with Hail active. Notable abilities activated by hail = Snow Cloak and Ice Body. Cloud Nine and Air Lock negates these effects.
    Hairymama: Hariyama
    Harvest: An ability that recreates a held berry 50% of the time at the end of each turn. This chance is increased to 100% in Sun.
    Hazards: Entry Hazards
    Hax: Basically any unfortunate happenings, such as secondary effects occuring, critical hits happening at an inopportune moment, and getting fully paralyzed five times in a row.
    1. Parahax: Getting fully paralyzed several times
    2. Flinchhax: Getting flinched several times
    3. Crithax: Critical hits
    4. Freezehax: Getting frozen by an ice-type attack ... and the list goes on.
    Haze: A move that nullifies any Stat-up moves, resetting every stat to its base.
    Hera: Heracross
    Hippo: Hippowdon, in the lower tiers, Hippopotas
    HJK: Hi Jump Kick
    HO: Heavy Offense, an extremely offensive playstyle that usually focuses on building a team with Pokémon that are all stopped by a small specific set of counters, and aims on wearing that counter down through repeated assault until it gives in.
    Honch/Honchy: Honchkrow
    HP:
    1. The Hit Points stat of a Pokémon
    2. The move Hidden Power. Often used together with the type the move is, such as HP [Ice]
    HPump/Pump: Hydro Pump
    HSmash: Head Smash
    Huge Power: An ability that doubles the Pokémon’s attack.
    Hustle: An ability that boosts Attack by 1,5x, but also decreases Accuracy by 20%. Special
    Attacks and status moves are unaffected.
    Hydration: An ability that causes the user to be healed of any status inflicted upon it at the end of the turn if it is rainy weather.

    I

    Ice Body: An ability that heals the user by 6,25% of its max HP at the end of every turn in Hail.
    Illusion: An ability that causes the user to take on the appearance of the last pokemon in your party. Only direct attacks or getting rid of the ability itself will break the Illusion, indirect damage like Life Orb recoil, weather et cetera will not cause it to fade.
    Imposter: An ability that causes the user to transform to the opponent upon switching in, while copying any boosts they currently have.
    Indirect damage: Damage not caused by attacks. Poison damage, damage dealt by Sandstorm, Entry Hazards, and Iron Barbs are all examples of indirect damage. Life Orb recoil, move recoil etc also counts as indirect damage.
    Insomnia: An ability that provides immunity to the Sleep status.
    Intimidate: An ability that lowers the opponents Attack by -1 upon entering the battle.
    Investment: Refers to EV placement. For instance, if your Haxorus has any EVs in the Attack stat, people would say that “that Haxorus invested in its Attack”.
    Iron Ball: A held item that makes the holder vulnerable to Ground-type attacks, and that cuts the holder's speed in half.
    Iron Barbs: An ability that does 12,5% damage to the opponent if hit by a contact move.
    Iron Fist: An ability that boosts all punching moves by 20%.

    J

    Jask: Ninjask
    Jelli: Jellicent
    Jolt: Jolteon

    K

    Kanga: Kangaskhan
    Ken: Blaziken
    Kiss: Togekiss
    Kou: Raikou
    Kyu: Kyurem

    L

    Landlos: Landorus
    Last Poke Sweep: A Pokémon with a Stat-up move that boosts up to a level where it is very
    hard to take down, and that turns the tide around by eliminating all opposition due to the fact that as the last Pokémon active, it cannot be forced out/PHazed.
    Lati: Either refers to Latios or Latias.
    [email protected]: Refers to either of the Lati twins.
    Lax: Snorlax, sometimes used about Munchlax.
    Lead: A pokemon designed to start off the battle in your lead position to give yourself an advantage, be that either by setting up Screens, Hazards, or by straight up attacking.
    Leech Seed: A move that drains 12,5% of the opponents HP every turn for as long as it is active. The effect is removed upon switching out, and can be bounced back by Magic Coat/Magic Bounce, as well as be removed by Rapid Spin. Doesn't work on Grass-types.
    Lefties: Leftovers.
    Levitate: An ability that provides immunity to all Ground-type moves, spikes, and toxic spikes.
    Levitator: Any Pokémon with the ability Levitate.
    Licky: Lickilicky
    Liechi: A berry that provides a 1,5x boost to Attack once the users current HP goes below 33% of its max value.
    Life Orb: A held item that provides a 1,3x boost to any attack, at the cost of a 10% HP loss every turn attacking. Often seen on attackers with great move coverage that can’t afford to be locked into any attack by using a Choice Item.
    Light Clay: A held item that extends the duration of the moves Light Screen and Reflect to 8 turns.
    Lightningrod: An ability that gives the user immunity to Electric-type attacks and boosts Special
    Attack if hit by one by +1.
    Limber: An ability that provides immunity to the status Paralysis.
    Liquid Ooze: An ability that causes HP-draining moves to do damage to the ones using them, such as Leech Seed or Drain Punch.
    Lix: Steelix
    LK: Low Kick
    LO: Life Orb
    Loom: Breloom
    Ludi: Ludicolo
    Luke: Lucario
    Lum: A berry that cures any kind of status once.

    M

    Mach: Mach Punch
    Magic Bounce: An ability that works as if the move Magic Coat was permanently active.
    Magic Coat: A move that bounces back every status move, entry hazards, taunt, roar, leech seed etc back to the user. For instance, if a pokemon were to use Thunder Wave against a pokemon that used Magic Coat, the status would bounce back and cause the user to be paralysed, and if someone used Roar against it, the user would be forced to switch out et cetera.
    Magic Guard: An ability that prevents all indirect damage.
    Magnet Pull: An ability that prevents Steel-types from switching out as long as the pokemon is active.
    Mail: A held item, which serves no purpose other than blocking Trick and Switcheroo from working.
    Mamo: Mamoswine
    Mega: Yanmega
    Mence: Salamence
    Meta: Metagross
    Milo: Milotic
    Mismag: Mismagius
    Missy: Mismagius, on occasion used to refer to Misdreavus.
    Mix: A pokemon that can attack both physically and specially at the same time.
    MM: Meteor Mash
    Mon/Mons: Pokémon
    Mono-attack: A set that uses only one attacking move. Most commonly used with pokemon that have STABs that hit many types for neutral damage, such as Dragon and Water.
    Mononokusu: A play on Haxorus' Japanese name and on the fact that it really only needs to spam its STAB with its 147 base Attack.
    Mold Breaker: An ability that negates other abilities when using a move. For instance, Sturdy
    doesn’t activate, Magic Bounce doesn’t bounce back Thunder Wave when used, and Whirlwind will force a pokemon with Suction Cups out.
    Motor Drive: An ability that provides immunity to Electric-type moves, and gives it a +1 in
    Speed when hit by one.
    Moxie: An ability that boosts Attack by +1 after knocking out an opponent.
    MS: Metal Sound
    MStorm: Magma Storm
    MSun: Morning Sun
    Multi-hit move: Moves that hit more than once. Examples include Double Kick, Icicle Spear, Rock Blast, et cetera. Mostly used to break Sturdy, Focus Sashes, and Substitutes.
    Multiscale: An ability that lowers damage taken by half if the user is at full HP.

    N

    Natt: Japanese nickname for Ferrothorn, as its Japanese name is Nattorei.
    Natural Cure: An ability that cures the effects of status upon switching out.
    Nido: Either Nidoking or Nidoqueen.
    Nite: Dragonite
    No Guard: An ability that causes all moves to hit both the user and the opponent.
    Noir: Dusknoir
    NP: Nasty Plot

    O

    Occa: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Fire-type attack.
    Offensive: A playstyle that aims to defeat the opponent by using speedy and high-powered pokemon to quickly tear their defenses apart. Usually invests in Speed and one attacking stat.
    OHKO: One Hit Knock Out
    Oma: Omastar
    Onono: A Japanese nickname for Haxorus, as its Japanese name is Ononokusu.
    Overgrow: An ability that boosts Grass-type attacks once the users current HP goes below 33% of its max value.

    P

    P2: Porygon-2
    Paralysis: A status that reduces the Speed stat of the pokemon inflicted with the status to
    1/4th of its previous value, and has a 25% chance of making the pokemon fully paralyzed and thus unable to do anything on its turn.
    Passho: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Water-type attack.
    Pain Split: A move that adds the users current HP to the opponents current HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the opponent. Is best ultilized by pokemon with low base HP, like Rotom and Dusknoir.
    Pedo: Sharpedo
    Perior: Rhyperior
    Pert: Swampert
    Peteya: A berry that provides a 1,5x boost to Special Attack once the users current HP goes below 33% of its max value.
    Phan: Donphan
    PHaze: Pseudo-Haze. Any move that forces the opponent to switch (such as Whirlwind, Dragon
    Tail etc), nullifying their boosts due to them no longer being in play. Doesn’t work on Pokémon with the ability Suction Cups or with Ingrain active, nor does it work as a way of nullifying boosts if the Pokémon currently on the field is their last one.
    Phlosion: Typhlosion
    Pinch Berries: A term used to describe berries that boost a stat when the holder gets down to 33% of its maximum health or below.
    Playstyles: Different ways to play competitive pokemon. Balance, Offense, Stall, and Weather
    Teams are all different playstyles commonly used.
    Plume: Either Lava Plume or Vileplume.
    Poison Heal: An ability that causes the user to recover 12,5% of its max HP every turn when Poisoned.
    Poison: A status that does 12,5% damage at the end of every turn.
    Poke/Pokes: Pokémon
    Poli: Either refers to Poliwrath or Politoed.
    Prankster: An ability that gives the user +1 priority to any non-damaging move.
    Pras: Lapras
    Prediction: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpos...99&postcount=5
    Pressure: An ability that doubles PP usage when the user is active
    Priority: Refers to any move which bypasses the opponents speed, such as Bullet Punch, Aqua
    Jet, ExtremeSpeed, any non-damaging move used by a Pokémon with the ability Prankster, et cetera.
    Psycho/ PBoost: Psycho Boost
    Pure Power: An ability that doubles the Pokémon’s attack.
    Pursuit Bait: A term used to describe a frail pokemon that when holding a Choice Item cannot do much to common Trappers, hence making it easily eliminated. (For instance, a Choice Scarf
    Azelf locked into Psychic finds itself facing a Tyranitar)
    PZ: Porygon-Z
    P-Z: Porygon-Z

    Q

    QA: Quick Attack
    Quaggy: Quagsire
    Quiver/QD: Quiver Dance
    Qwil: Qwilfish

    R

    Rain: A weather condition activated by either the move Rain Dance or the ability Drizzle.
    Boosts the power of Water-typed moves by 1,5x, and decreases the power of Fire-typed moves by 50%. Thunder and Hurricane never misses with rain active. Notable abilities activated by rain = Swift Swim and Dry Skin. Cloud Nine and Air Lock negates these effects.
    Randbat: A random battle. Battling takes place with randomly generated teams on a battle simulator.
    Rank: Japanese nickname for Reuniclus, as its Japanese name is Rankurusu.
    Recovery: Any move/ability that heals you. Examples include Recover/Roost, Morning Sun, Wish, Pain Split, Leech Seed and Giga Drain, as well as Dry Skin, Volt Absorb, Poison Heal, et cetera.
    Reliable recovery: A guaranteed way of getting back a set percentage of HP, like Wish and Recover.
    RD: Rain Dance
    Regen: Regenerator
    Regenerator: An ability that causes the user to heal 33% of its max HP upon switching out.
    Regi: Any member of the legendary golems. Usually used after naming the Regi in question, such as Registeel, Regirock, or Regice. Regigigas barely see use.
    Rein: Walrein
    Rest: A self-healing move that fully heals the HP of the pokemon that uses it, but causes it to sleep for two turns.
    ReStalk: A combination of the moves Rest and Sleep Talk.
    Reuni: Reuniclus
    Revenge Killer: A pokemon that is designed to effectively defeat most sweepers after it has gotten a KO.
    Rindo: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Grass-type attack.
    Rise: Magnet Rise. A move that makes the user immune to Ground-type attacks for 5 turns.
    Rock Head: An ability that prevents all recoil damage done from attacks, such as Take Down.
    Roob: Japanese nickname for Conkeldurr, as its Japanese name is Roobushin.
    Rose: Roserade, in some rare cases or lower tiers, Roselia.
    Rotom-A: Rotom-Appliance, refers to any of the Rotom formes. Most commonly used in generation 4, when all Rotom formes shared that Electric/Ghost typing.
    Rotom-C: Rotom-Cut. Electric/Grass-typed.
    Rotom-F: Rotom-Frost. Electric/Ice-typed
    Rotom-H: Rotom-Heat. Electric/Fire-typed.
    Rotom-S: Rotom-Spin. Electric/Flying-typed.
    Rotom-W: Rotom-Wash. Electric/Water-typed.
    RP: Rock Polish
    RS: Rapid Spin
    RSlide: Rock Slide

    SA-SK

    Salac: A berry that provides a 1,5x boost to Speed once the users current HP goes below 33% of its max value.
    Sand Power: An ability that boosts the users Ground-, Rock-, and Steel-type moves by 1,3x in a sandstorm.
    Sand Rush: An ability that doubles the speed of the Pokémon in a sandstorm, and prevents the user from taking sandstorm damage.
    Sand Stream: An ability that summons permanent sandstorm until cancelled by another weather effect or nullified by Cloud Nine/Air Lock.
    Sand Veil: An ability that boosts evasion of the user by 20% in sandstorm, and prevents the user from taking damage from sandstorm.
    Sand: Sandstorm
    Sandstorm: A weather condition activated by either the move Sandstorm or the ability Sand Stream. Does 6,25% damage at the end of every turn to non-Rock/Steel/Ground typed
    pokemon, barring those with Magic Guard, Overcoat, Sand Rush, Sand Veil, and Sand Force.
    Notable abilities activated by sand = Sand Rush, Sand Veil, and Sand Power. Also increases the Special Defense of Rock-type pokemon by 1,5x. Cloud Nine and Air Lock negates these effects.
    Sap Sipper: An ability that provides an immunity to all Grass-type moves, and boosts Attack if hit by one by +1.
    Sash: Focus Sash. A held item that prevents the holder from being knocked out as long as it is at maximum HP.
    SBall: Shadow Ball
    Scarf: Choice Scarf
    Scor: Gliscor
    Scouting: Ultilizing the moves Baton Pass, U-Turn, Volt Switch and to a lesser extent
    Protect/Substitute in order to see how your opponent reacts to your plays, and to gain information.
    Scrappy: An ability that allows Normal and Fighting-type attacks to damage Ghost-types.
    Screens: Light Screen and Reflect used in tandem, halving any damage done to the side that has them active. Commonly used with the held item Light Clay to extend the duration. Often used by HO teams as well.
    SD: Swords Dance
    SDef/SpD: Special Defense
    SE: Stone Edge
    Secondary Effect: An effect that has a chance of occurring if the move in question hits. For instance, Thunderbolt has a 10% chance of causing paralysis if hit. Serene Grace doubles the chances of a secondary effect happening, Sheer Force removes the chance entirely.
    Sect: Parasect
    Seed: Leech Seed
    Serene Grace: An ability that doubles the chance of secondary effects happening. For instance, if the move Thunder were to be used by a pokemon with Serene Grace, it would have a 60% chance of paralysing the opponent.
    Setup move: A move that boosts a stat/ several stats. Examples include Swords Dance, Nasty Plot, and Dragon Dance.
    Setup Sweeper: A pokemon that aims to take down several opponents after setting up, such as Swords Dance Excadrill, Dragon Dance Gyarados, and Nasty Plot Infernape.
    Shadow Tag: An ability that prevents the opponent from switching out for as long as the user is active, with the sole exception of other pokemon with Shadow Tag.
    Shard: Ice Shard
    Sheddy: Shedinja
    Sheer Force: An ability that boosts the power of moves with a chance of a secondary effect by
    30%, but prevents that effect from ever happening. It should be noted is that if a move that is boosted by Sheer Force is used with a Life Orb, no recoil will be taken.
    Shuca: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Ground-type attack.
    Skarm: Skarmory
    Skill Link: An ability that causes Multi-hit moves to always hit the maximum number of times hit.

    SL-SR


    Sleep: A status that prevents the pokemon from executing any move barring Snore and Sleep Talk, for 1-3 turns in Gen 5. It should also be noted Pokémon's sleep counter is reset to its original amount when switched out; this also applies for self-induced sleep.
    Sleep Talk: A move that randomly selects one of the other three moves a pokemon knows when asleep, including Rest.
    Smogon: A pokemon forum that focuses on competitive battling. Provides analyses of pokemon with movesets, tiers to show how which pokemon are commonly used by other players, et cetera.
    Sniper: An ability that triples the damage done by Critical Hits, as opposed to the usual 2x damage.
    Snow Cloak: An ability that boosts evasion of the user by 20% in hail, and prevents the user from taking damage from hail.
    Snow Warning: An ability that summons permanent hail until cancelled by another weather effect or nullified by Cloud Nine/Air Lock.
    Solar Power: An ability that gives a 1,5x boost to Special Attacks in sunny weather, at the cost of 12,5% HP every turn the sun is up.
    SpA: Special Attack
    Spe: Speed
    Specs: Choice Specs
    Speed Boost: An ability that provides the user a +1 boost in Speed after every turn.
    Speed Tier: A way of telling the maximum speed stat of pokemon based on their base Speed, and checking how many EVs that need to be invested for it to be faster than certain pokemon. Can be found here: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=255322
    Sphere: Aura Sphere
    Spikes: An Entry Hazard that deals direct damage to whatever switches in, barring Flying types, Levitators, and Pokémon with the ability Magic Guard. You can set up three layers of Spikes, (one layer is set up every time you use the move), doing increasing amounts of damage. (12,5%, 18%, and 25% respectively)
    Spin: Rapid Spin. Clears away Entry Hazards and Leech Seed if it hits the opponent. Has no
    effect if it hits a Ghost.
    Spinblocker: Any Ghost-typed Pokémon. Commonly used on Stall teams in order to preserve
    their Hazards.
    Spinner: A Pokémon which is capable of utilizing the move Rapid Spin. Examples of viable users include Starmie, Excadrill, and Hitmontop.
    Split: Pain Split
    SPunch: Shadow Punch/Sucker Punch
    SR Weak: A pokemon that has a weakness to rock-type attacks, and hence is weak to Stealth
    Rock.
    SR: Stealth Rock. An Entry Hazard that deals direct damage to everything switching in, with the sole exeption of Pokémon with the ability Magic Guard. Deals damage based on resistance to rock moves, making Pokémon that 4x resist rock take 3,125 % damage from switching in,
    Pokémon neutral to rock take 12,5% damage from switching in, and Pokémon 4x weak to rock take 50% damage from switching into it.

    SS-SY


    SS: Depending on the situation, a lot of things. Could refer to
    1. the abilities Swift Swim or Sand Stream
    2. the move Shell Smash or Shadow Sneak
    3. the weather effect Sandstorm
    SSneak: Shadow Sneak
    STAB: Same Type Attack Bonus, provides a 1,5x boost to any attack that is the same type as
    your Pokémon.
    Stalk: Sleep Talk
    Stall: A defensive playstyle, which uses mainly pokemon with investment in their defenses / HP. Aims to win through either
    1. Indirect damage accumulating, such as status moves or entry hazards
    2. A Cro-sweep
    3. A combination of the above

    Stallbreaker: A pokemon with Taunt, a damaging status move, and a recovery move, and in addition to all of this is both bulky and faster than most common defensive pokemon. The point is to status the opponent, then taunt to prevent them from healing up themselves, while they are doing little damage to you due to their uninvested attacks. Examples of viable users include WoW/Taunt/Roost Mew and WoW/Taunt/Pain Split Mismagius.
    Statused: Refers to any status ailment, be that Burn, Paralysis, Sleep, Freeze, or Poison/Badly
    Poisoned.
    Stone Miss: Nickname on Stone Edge, playing on its tedency to miss when you need it the most with its less than pleasing accuracy.
    Storm Drain: An ability that gives the user immunity to Water-type attacks and boosts Special Attack if hit by one by +1.
    SToss: Seismic Toss
    Sturdy: An ability that makes sure that the user cannot be knocked out in one hit if it is at full HP. Will still be broken by Multi-hit moves and is negated by Mold Breaker.
    Sub: Substitute
    Subbing: Using the move Substitute repeatedly.
    SubCM: A combination of the moves Substitute and Calm Mind (or Bulk Up), that aims to make it so that the opponent cannot break the Substitute after you've boosted up, making it do less damage.
    SubPunch: A combination of the moves Substitute and Focus Punch, which allows you to actually fire off a Focus Punch as the Substitute will take the hit. Sometimes used with Sucker Punch, as you have to attack in order to break the Substitute, which makes Sucker Punch work.
    SubRoost: A combination of the moves Substitute and Roost, often used together with the ability Pressure to stall out the Power Points of high-power, low PP moves.
    SubSeed: A combination of the moves Substitute and Leech Seed, which aims to sap the HP of another Pokémon by spamming Substitute until the target faints.
    SubSplit: A combination of the moves Substitute and Pain Split, which aims to heal off the damage received by Substitute through the move Pain Split.
    Sucker: Sucker Punch
    Suction Cups: An ability that prevents the user from being forced out, be that through
    Roar/Whirlwind or Dragon Tail/Overhead Throw.
    Sun: A weather condition activated by either the move Sunny Day or the ability Drought.
    Boosts the power of Fire-typed moves by 1,5x, and decreases the power of Water-typed moves by 50%. Solarbeam requires no charging turn with sun active. Notable abilities activated by sun = Chlorophyll and Solar Power, and makes Harvest work 100% of the time. Cloud Nine and Air Lock negates these effects.
    Swarm: An ability that boosts Bug-type attacks once the users current HP goes below 33% of its max value.
    Sweeper: A pokemon that aims to take down several opponents through a mixture of speed
    and strong attacking power.
    Swift Swim: An ability that doubles the speed of the Pokémon in rainy weather.
    Switcheroo: A move that trades held items with the opponent. Commonly used with Choice
    Items in order to lock them into a specific attack.
    Synth: Synthesis
    Synchro: Synchronize

    T

    Tailwind: A move that doubles the speed of all pokemon of your party for three turns.
    Tales: Ninetales
    Tar: Tyranitar
    Taunt: A move that prevents any non-damaging attacks to be used by the opponent for 3
    turns. Can be reflected by Magic Bounce and Magic Coat.
    TBolt: ThunderBolt
    Tech: Technician
    Technician: An ability that boosts moves of BP 60 and below by 50%.
    Tei: Entei
    Tenta: Tentacruel
    Terra: Usually refers to Terrakion, in some rare cases Torterra.
    TFang: Thunder Fang
    Thick Fat: An ability that gives the user a 2x resist to Ice- and Fire-type moves.
    Tile: Sceptile
    Tinted Lens: An ability that doubles the base power of a move if it is “not very effective”. A 2x resist would take damage as if the hit was 1x, a 4x resist would take damage as if it was 2x
    resisted.
    Toed: Politoed
    Toge: Togekiss
    Toise: Blastoise
    Tomb: Spiritomb
    Top: Hitmontop
    Tops: Kabutops
    Tour: Tournament
    Torrent: An ability that boosts Water-type attacks once the users current HP goes below 33%
    of its max value.
    TPunch: ThunderPunch
    TR: Trick Room
    Trace: An ability that copies the opponent’s ability.
    Tran: Heatran
    Trapper: Refers to any Pokémon which has access to any of the following; Pursuit, Mean Look, Shadow Tag, Arena Trap, or Magnet Pull.
    Tres: Moltres
    Trick: A move that trades held items with the opponent. Commonly used with Choice Items in order to lock them into a specific attack.
    Trode: Electrode
    TSpikes: Toxic Spikes. An Entry Hazard that gives the Poison status effect to anything that
    switches in, barring Flying-types, Levitators, Steel, and Poison type Pokémon. You can set up
    two layers of TSpikes, the first one dealing normal poison damage, and the second one causing
    badly poisoning, similar to Toxic.
    TTar: Tyranitar
    TWave: Thunder Wave
    Type Resist Berries: A term used to describe berries that halve damage against a specific super-effective attack.

    U

    Umbre: Umbreon
    Unaware: An ability that ignores the effect of any set-up moves used by the opponent for as
    long as it is active, barring Speed.

    V

    Vap: Vaporeon
    Vappy: Vaporeon
    Veno: Venomoth
    Venu: Venusaur
    Vire: Electivire
    Viri: Virizion
    Vital Spirit: An ability that provides immunity to the Sleep status.
    Volt Absorb: An ability that causes the user to be immune to all Water-type attacks, and that
    heals 25% of its max HP upon getting hit by one.
    Voltlos: Thundurus
    V-Wave: Vacuum Wave

    W

    Wacan: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Electric-type attack.
    Water Absorb: An ability that causes the user to be immune to all Water-type attacks, and that
    heals 25% of its max HP upon getting hit by one.
    Weather War: A term commonly used in Gen 5 where both teams are weather teams, trying to
    eliminate the weather starter from the foe team while preserving one of their own, for
    instance Politoed versus Tyranitar.
    Weather: Refers to Rain, Sun, Sandstorm, and Hail.
    Windlos: Tornadus
    Wobb: Wobbuffet
    Wonder Guard: An ability that negates all damage done by attacks that are not “super-
    effective”. Is still vulnerable to any indirect damage.
    WoW/W-o-W: Will–o-Wisp
    WW/WWind: Whirlwind

    Y

    Yache: A berry that halves the damage done by a super effective Ice-type attack.
    Yama: Hariyama

    Z

    Zam: Alakazam
    Zappy: Zapdos
    Zard: Charizard
    Zen: Zen Headbutt
    Zone: Magnezone
    Zong: Bronzong
    Zoro: Zoroak




    Test yourself!


    If you are wondering about any of the answers you can just CTRL+F or PM/VM me, I don't mind!

    Brain chuggers!

    1) What is ScarfChomp short for?


    2) CeleTran is a nickname for an infamous combination of two pokemon that damned near resist every type together. Which two pokemon make up this combo, and which type(s) do they not resist?


    3) For some reason, my opponent keeps yelling in the chat that "Your Ferro is no match for my SubRise Zone". What is he talking about, and why should I be vary, especially if my main way of taking out steels is by using EarthQuake?


    4) Why is it in general not the best idea to put a Focus Sash on a pokemon that doesn't lead off in a battle?


    5) I have a Lucario with the following moveset:
    SD/CC/ES/BP. Identify the moves, and give the set a fitting nickname.


    6) My opponent used the move Gravity a few turns past, and is currently using a Mamoswine. Why would it be a bad idea to switch my Bronzong into it, which otherwise would wall its STABs completely?


    7) Why is it in general not necessarily the best idea to put a lot of Life Orbs as held items on a team with Tyranitar?



    Decipher the set names;

    1) NP MixApe
    2) TrickScarf Rotom-W
    3) SDef SD Scizor
    4) CM Rank
    5) BU Croak
    6) SD BP Scor
    7) Air Balloon Tran
    8) AgiliGross
    9) DD Bulky Gyara
    10) MixMence
    11) SD YacheChomp
    12) JelliTaunt
    13) TR Rank
    14) QD MSun Volcorona
    15) CB Azu
    16) SD RP Terra
    17) SubSplit Gar
    18) NP Luke
    19) Specs Lati
    20) Double Dance Dra
    21) RS Starmie
    22) TechniTop
    23) CB Meta
    24) DD Babiri Tar
    25) SubSeed CM Bi

    If you enjoyed solving these small tasks, I might write up some more.. ;)

    If there is something that you guys feel should be added, just post it here really. You are part of the userbase that actively uses this kind of jargon, your word is pretty much synonomous lol.
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    Old June 22nd, 2011 (3:49 PM). Edited June 22nd, 2011 by flamehaze94.
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      OOOO I love questionaires. I think I can answer most of them.

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Opposite Day View Post
      1) What is ScarfChomp short for?

      Choice Scarf Garchomp.


      2) CeleTran is a nickname for an infamous combination of two pokemon that damned near resist every type together. Which two pokemon make up this combo, and which type(s) do they not resist?

      Celebi + Heatran. Together they resist everything except Rock type moves.



      3) For some reason, my opponent keeps yelling in the chat that "Your Ferro is no match for my SubRise Zone". What is he talking about, and why should I be vary, especially if my main way of taking out steels is by using EarthQuake?

      [B]Magnezone gets a free Substitute against Ferrothorn and can then use Magnet Rise to make itself immune to Ground type moves for a number of turns. Plus, Magnezone has a great SpA stat that can threaten any team without a strong Fire or Fighting move once it gets a Magnet Rise.B]


      4) Why is it in general not the best idea to put a Focus Sash on a pokemon that doesn't lead off in a battle?

      Entry hazards like Spikes or damage weather Sandstorm will remove the Sash upon switch in making it useless.


      5) I have a Lucario with the following moveset:
      SD/CC/ES/BP. Identify the moves, and give the set a fitting nickname.

      Swords Dance / Close Combat / Extreme Speed / Bullet Punch. Nickname is the OU EXTREME KILLER.


      6) My opponent used the move Gravity a few turns past, and is currently using a Mamoswine. Why would it be a bad idea to switch my Bronzong into it, which otherwise would wall its STABs completely?

      Gravity makes Levitate users such as Bronzong susceptible to Ground type attacks.


      7) Why is it in general not necessarily the best idea to put a lot of Life Orbs as held items on a team with Tyranitar?

      I do that all the time 0_o... well Sandstream + Life Orb will make your Pokemon's life short if they're not immune to Sand damage.



      Decipher the set names;

      1) NP MixApe Nasty Plot Mix Infernape
      2) TrickScarf Rotom-W Choice Scarf Rotom-W with Trick
      3) SDef SD Scizor Specially defensive Swords Dance Scizor
      4) CM Rank Calm Mind.... Rankurusu? lol
      5) BU Croak Bulk Up Toxicroak
      6) SD BP Scor Swords Dance Bullet Punch Scizor
      7) Air Balloon Tran Air Balloon Heatran
      8) AgiliGross Agility Metagross
      9) DD Bulky Gyara Bulky Dragon Dance Gyarados
      10) MixMence Mix Salamence
      11) SD YacheChomp Swords Dance Yache Berry Garchomp
      12) JelliTaunt Taunt Jellicent
      13) TR Rank Trick Room Reuniclus
      14) QD MSun Volcorona Quiver Dance Morning Sun Volcarona
      15) CB Azu Choice Band Azumarill
      16) SD RP Terra Swords Dance + Rock Polish Terrakion
      17) SubSplit Gar Substitute + Pain Split Gengar
      18) NP Luke sucks
      19) Specs Lati Choice Specs [email protected]
      20) Double Dance Dra Rain Dance + Dragon Dance Kingdra
      21) RS Starmie Rapid Spin Starmie
      22) TechniTop Technition Hitmontop
      23) CB Meta Choice Band Metegross
      24) DD Babiri Tar Dragon Dance Babiri Berry Tyranitar
      25) SubSeed CM Bi Substitute + Leech Seed + Calm Mind Celebi

      If you enjoyed solving these small tasks, I might write up some more.. ;)
      *fistpumps* I think I got 100% on that quiz.

      Edit: And I did it without looking at the answers either!
      Edit2: O_O
      I missed one... stupid Gliscor has to share the same move abbreviations.
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      Old June 22nd, 2011 (4:27 PM). Edited June 22nd, 2011 by Spinosaurus.
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        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Opposite Day View Post

        1) What is ScarfChomp short for?
        Choice Scarf Garchomp AKA best scarfer ever

        2) CeleTran is a nickname for an infamous combination of two pokemon that damned near resist every type together. Which two pokemon make up this combo, and which type(s) do they not resist?
        Celebi and Heatran. The only type they don't resist is Rock.

        3) For some reason, my opponent keeps yelling in the chat that "Your Ferro is no match for my SubRise Zone". What is he talking about, and why should I be vary, especially if my main way of taking out steels is by using EarthQuake?
        SubRise Zone = Substitute + Magnet Rise Magnezone. By using Magnet Rise, Magnezone is immune to Ground type moves for a few turns. This gives it a free Substitute because it's only fear is Ground type moves against steel types and Heatran

        4) Why is it in general not the best idea to put a Focus Sash on a pokemon that doesn't lead off in a battle?
        Since entry hazards like Stealth Rock exists.


        5) I have a Lucario with the following moveset:
        SD/CC/ES/BP. Identify the moves, and give the set a fitting nickname.
        Swords Dance/Close Combat/ExtremeSpeed/Bullet Pawnch. Swords Dance Physical sweeper I guess?

        6) My opponent used the move Gravity a few turns past, and is currently using a Mamoswine. Why would it be a bad idea to switch my Bronzong into it, which otherwise would wall its STABs completely?
        Cause Gravity grounds Bronzong and makes him vulnerable to Ground type moves.

        7) Why is it in general not necessarily the best idea to put a lot of Life Orbs as held items on a team with Tyranitar?
        Cause sand storm deals damage to non Steel/Ground/Rock type Pokemon, so the Pokemon loses a LOT of health in one turn.



        Decipher the set names;

        1) NP MixApe -Nasty Plot Mixed Infernape
        2) TrickScarf Rotom-W -Choice Scarf Rotom-Wash with Trick
        3) SDef SD Scizor -Specially Defensive Swords Dance Scizor
        4) CM Rank -Calm Mind Rankurusu/Reuniclus
        5) BU Croak -Bulk Up Toxicroak
        6) SD BP Scor -Swords Dance Baton Pass Gliscor
        7) Air Balloon Tran -Air Balloon Heatran
        8) AgiliGross -Agility Metagross
        9) DD Bulky Gyara -Dragon Dance Bulky Gyarados
        10) MixMence -Mixed Salamence
        11) SD YacheChomp -Swords Dance Yache Berry Garchomp
        12) JelliTaunt -Jellicent with Taunt
        13) TR Rank -Trick Room Rankurusu/Reuniclus
        14) QD MSun Volcorona -Quiver Dance + Morning Sun Volcarona
        15) CB Azu -Choice Band Azumarril
        16) SD RP Terra -Swords Dance + Rock Polish Terrakion
        17) SubSplit Gar Substitute + Pain Split Gengar
        18) NP Luke -Nasty Plot Lucario
        19) Specs Lati -Choice Specs Latios (Not Latias since it's inferior when it comes to Choice Specs)
        20) Double Dance Dra -Dragon Dance + Rain Dance Kingdra
        21) RS Starmie -Rapid Spin Starmie
        22) TechniTop -Technician Hitmontop
        23) CB Meta -Choice Band Metagross
        24) DD Babiri Tar -Dragon Dance Babiri Berry Tyranitar
        25) SubSeed CM Bi -Substitute + Leech Seed Calm Mind Celebi

        If you enjoyed solving these small tasks, I might write up some more.. ;)
        I think I will ace this test. Just saying.
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        Old June 22nd, 2011 (5:35 PM). Edited June 23rd, 2011 by champagnepapi.
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        1) What is ScarfChomp short for?

        A Garchomp equipped with a Choice Scarf.

        2) CeleTran is a nickname for an infamous combination of two pokemon that damned near resist every type together. Which two pokemon make up this combo, and which type(s) do they not resist?

        Celebi and Heatran; Rock, Cosmic.


        3) For some reason, my opponent keeps yelling in the chat that "Your Ferro is no match for my SubRise Zone". What is he talking about, and why should I be vary, especially if my main way of taking out steels is by using EarthQuake?'

        Ferrothorn can't switch out because Magnezone has the ability Magnet Pull, which traps steel types. Ferrothorn most likely can't do anything, while Magnezone can set up a Substitute on it and then destroy it easily. Earthquake doesn't help here, because Magnet Rise allows the Pokemon that used it, to be immune to Ground Moves for 5 turns and thus you can't hit Magnezone with EQ. Magnezone can also Beswath Ferrothorn for Super-Effective damage.


        4) Why is it in general not the best idea to put a Focus Sash on a pokemon that doesn't lead off in a battle?

        Entry Hazards and weather can break it's Sash.

        5) I have a Lucario with the following moveset:
        SD/CC/ES/BP. Identify the moves, and give the set a fitting nickname.

        Swords Dance-Close Combat-Extremespeed-Bullet Punch. The set is SD Lucario, but if I had to nickname it, I'd probably call it "El bandito".

        6) My opponent used the move Gravity a few turns past, and is currently using a Mamoswine. Why would it be a bad idea to switch my Bronzong into it, which otherwise would wall its STABs completely?

        [because your Bronzong has Heatproof lololololol] Gravity negates Levitate, so Bronzong will take a hit from a Pokemon with over 350 Attack using a STAB Move with over 100 Base Power for Super Effective Damage. Aka Dead Zong.

        7) Why is it in general not necessarily the best idea to put a lot of Life Orbs as held items on a team with Tyranitar?

        Because with Life Orb and Sandstorm Damage, they lose 16.5% of their health, each turn.

        Decipher the set names;

        1) NP MixApe=Nasty Plot Infernape with both Physical and Special Attacks and EVs. 4 Wall Break.
        2) TrickScarf Rotom-W-A Rotom-W holding a Choice Scarf and knows Trick.
        3) SDef SD Scizor=Specially Defensive Swords Dance Scizor
        4) CM Rank=Calm Mind Reuniclus
        5) BU Croak=Bulk Up Toxicroak
        6) SD BP Scor=Swords Dance Something Gliscor
        7) Air Balloon Tran=Heatran Holding an Air Balloon 4 Ground Attacks
        8) AgiliGross=Metagross with agility
        9) DD Bulky Gyara=Bulky Dragon Dance Gyarados
        10) MixMence=Salamence with both Physical and Special Moves
        11) SD YacheChomp=Swords Dance Garchomp holding a Yache Berry 4 Ice Moves.
        12) JelliTaunt=Jellicent with Taunt 4 Rank.
        13) TR Rank-Trick Room Reuniclus
        14) QD MSun Volcorona-Quiver Dance Volcarona with Morning Sun
        15) CB Azu=Choice Band Azumarill
        16) SD RP Terra=Terrakion with Swords Dance and Rock Polish
        17) SubSplit Gar=Gengar with Pain Split and Substitute
        18) NP Luke=Nasty Plot Lucario
        19) Specs Lati=Latios with Choice Specs 4 Meteors
        20) Double Dance Dra=Dragon Dance Kingdra?
        21) RS Starmie=Rapid Spin Starmie
        22) TechniTop=Hitmontop with Technician
        23) CB Meta=Choice Band Metagross
        24) DD Babiri Tar=Dragon Dance Tyranitar holding a Babiri Berry
        25) SubSeed CM Bi=Leech Seed Substitute Calm Mind Bivalves


        Didn't look at the term list at all. ;D


        Also, you might want to add terms that refer to Pokemon, like "Mons" or "Pokes".
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        Old June 22nd, 2011 (5:55 PM).
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        Brain chuggers!

        1) What is ScarfChomp short for?

        Choice Scarf Garchomp

        2) CeleTran is a nickname for an infamous combination of two pokemon that damned near resist every type together. Which two pokemon make up this combo, and which type(s) do they not resist?

        Celebi and Heatran. Rock is still unresisted.


        3) For some reason, my opponent keeps yelling in the chat that "Your Ferro is no match for my SubRise Zone". What is he talking about, and why should I be vary, especially if my main way of taking out steels is by using EarthQuake?

        That Ferrothorn is weak against Substitute Magnet Rise Magnezone because it's ability Magnet Pull traps it in, while it is easily able to set up a Substitute and Magnet Rise while Ferrorthorn can't really touch it. It's more than likely carrying HP Fire to kill it as well. You can't take out this Magnezone because Magnet Rise makes it immune to Ground type attacks like Earthquake temporarily.

        4) Why is it in general not the best idea to put a Focus Sash on a pokemon that doesn't lead off in a battle?

        Entry hazards break your sash the second you switch in, plus any weather effects will nullify it as well.

        5) I have a Lucario with the following moveset:
        SD/CC/ES/BP. Identify the moves, and give the set a fitting nickname.

        SDLuke is cute with Swords Dance, Close Combat, Extremespeed, and Bullet Punch.

        6) My opponent used the move Gravity a few turns past, and is currently using a Mamoswine. Why would it be a bad idea to switch my Bronzong into it, which otherwise would wall its STABs completely?

        Gravity gets rid of the ability Levitate that Bronzong (most likely) has, so Mamo can hit it with Earthquake easily and kill it.

        7) Why is it in general not necessarily the best idea to put a lot of Life Orbs as held items on a team with Tyranitar?

        The residual damage from both Life Orb and Sandstorm will wear your team down quickly.

        Decipher the set names;

        1) NP MixApe Nasty Plot Mixed Infernape
        2) TrickScarf Rotom-W Trick Choice Scarf Rotom-W
        3) SDef SD Scizor Specially Defensive Swords Dance Scizor
        4) CM Rank Calm Mind Reuniclus
        5) BU Croak Bulk Up Toxicraok
        6) SD BP Scor Swords Dance Baton Pass Gliscor
        7) Air Balloon Tran Air Balloon Heatran
        8) AgiliGross Agility Metagross
        9) DD Bulky Gyara Dragon Dance Bulky Gyarados
        10) MixMence Mixed Salamence
        11) SD YacheChomp Swords Dance Yache Berry Garchomp
        12) JelliTaunt Taunt Jellicent
        13) TR Rank Trick Room Reuniclus
        14) QD MSun Volcorona Quiver Dance Morning Sun Volcorona
        15) CB Azu Choice Band Azumarill
        16) SD RP Terra Swords Dance Rock Polish Terrakion
        17) SubSplit Gar Substitute Pain Split Gengar
        18) NP Luke Nasty Plot Lucario
        19) Specs Lati Choice Specs [email protected]
        20) Double Dance DraRain Dance and Dragon Dance Kingdra
        21) RS Starmie Rapid Spin Starmie
        22) TechniTop Technician Hitmontop
        23) CB Meta Choice Band Metagross
        24) DD Babiri Tar Dragon Dance Babiri Berry Tyranitar
        25) SubSeed CM Bi Substitute Leech Seed Calm Mind Celebi

        Didn't look at anything =3
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        Old June 23rd, 2011 (7:22 AM).
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        Baw, guys, at least spoiler your answers. :(

        Anyway this is a fantastic resource for newer players, Oppo. Great job! :B
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        Old June 25th, 2011 (12:59 PM).
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          Good job with this needs to be stickified
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