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Old August 20th, 2018 (7:29 PM). Edited August 20th, 2018 by 5qwerty.
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I was wondering if anyone has delved deeper into any of the Other Metagames (OM) that Smogon has to offer. These OMs usually bend some kind of rule or add some new mechanic into the game to make different things more interesting.

A simple example of an OM is STABMmons, where a Pokmon can learn any move that it (or any of its evolutions) shares a type with. So for examples, Araquanid would be able to use any Bug-type move and Water-type move. This is limited to Pokmon types that you can have in the Overworld - for example you can't have a Mega Gyarados in the Overworld, so you wouldn't be able to give normal Gyarados any Dark-type moves in this format.

Here is a link to the Smogon OM thread about STABmons.

A more complex example of an OM is one of the OMs of the month right now on Pokmon Showdown: Benjamin Butterfree. In this format, when an evolved Pokmon faints, it reverts to its pre-evolution with full health and reset stat boosts. This seems simple enough, but the reason why I call this complex is because it changes the mechanics of the game, whereas STABmons only changes teambuilding.

Here is a link to the Smogon OM thread about Benjamin Butterfree.

Do you play any OMs? Do any of these OMs seem interesting to you? Would you be interested in playing these some time in the future?
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Old August 27th, 2018 (8:30 AM).
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Back when I actively battled, I loved to play Balanced Hackmons. Since I'm no longer really super serious and competitive in battling, I'd be down to play some OMs. STABmons seems cool too, but the thought of certain Steel-type stuff using Shift Gear is terrifying.
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Old August 28th, 2018 (3:01 PM).
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I haven't played it enough but I really like Mix-and-Mega. It's a lot of fun to Team Build for and see what others come up with.
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