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Old January 9th, 2017 (5:49 PM).
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I have been very curious about Mudsdale...
What tier is it & what are good movesets for it?

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I have been very curious about Mudsdale...
What tier is it & what are good movesets for it?
It's tiered in UU (or below) for now. It's not good enough in OU because of its shallow offensive move pool and lack of recovery outside of Rest. I don't know any good Mudsdale sets commonly run, but start with any of these:
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide/Heavy Slam/Roar
-Rest
-Sleep Talk
Nature: Impish
EVs: 248 HP/252 Def/8 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Stamina

or
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide
-Heavy Slam
-Close Combat/Superpower
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Def
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Stamina

To be honest, Hippowdon, Therian Landorus, Garchomp, Gliscor, and Zygarde (and Gastrodon to a lesser extent) outclass Mudsdale as a bulky Ground Pokemon.
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It's tiered in UU (or below) for now. It's not good enough in OU because of its shallow offensive move pool and lack of recovery outside of Rest. I don't know any good Mudsdale sets commonly run, but start with any of these:
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide/Heavy Slam/Roar
-Rest
-Sleep Talk
Nature: Impish
EVs: 248 HP/252 Def/8 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Stamina

or
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide
-Heavy Slam
-Close Combat/Superpower
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Def
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Stamina

To be honest, Hippowdon, Therian Landorus, Garchomp, Gliscor, and Zygarde (and Gastrodon to a lesser extent) outclass Mudsdale as a bulky Ground Pokemon.
Tch...
Had a feeling that it would be UU...
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Old January 10th, 2017 (6:25 PM).
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Does anyone think Non Mega Khan will be useful this year?
Its mega evolution was the only reason it literally ever saw any use at all, so I find it highly unlikely regular Kangaskhan will suddenly become useful.
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Its mega evolution was the only reason it literally ever saw any use at all, so I find it highly unlikely regular Kangaskhan will suddenly become useful.
I am looking for a 6 member and the z item likely Would Snorlax be suitable
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I am looking for a 6 member and the z item likely Would Snorlax be suitable
I don't think so. Even if you're thinking about using Pulverizing Pancake on it, don't, since you have to spend a moveslot on Giga Impact, a subpar attack in general. If you're looking for some viable Z move users, there are Tapu Bulu (Grass), Arcanine (Fire), and Garchomp (Ground):

Tapu Bulu:
-Wood Hammer
-Horn Leech
-Superpower/Taunt
-Protect
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/192 Atk/4 Def/36 SDef/20 Spe
Item: Grassier Z

Arcanine:
-Flamethrower/Overheat/Burn Up
-Snarl
-Will-o-Wisp
-Roar/Protect/Helping Hand/Morning Sun
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 HP/100 SDef/156 Spe
Item: Sitrus Berry/Firium Z/Safety Goggles
Ability: Intimidate

or
-Flare Blitz
-Wild Charge
-Extreme Speed
-Protect/Close Combat/Crunch
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Firium Z/Life Orb/Choice Band
Ability: Intimidate

Garchomp:
-Dragon Claw
-Earthquake
-Rock Slide/Poison Jab
-Protect
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Groundium Z/Focus Sash

If you're looking for a bulky Normal, just use Porygon2 because it's very bulky with Eviolite and still hits decently hard:
-Trick Room
-Tri Attack/Thunderbolt
-Ice Beam/Shadow Ball/Toxic
-Recover
Nature: Quiet
EVs: 252 HP/156 SAtk/100 SDef
Item: Eviolite
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How can a Meteor Form Minior outspeed a Carracosta whose Speed was raised by two stages due to Shell Smash? Is this only possible if the Minior was scarfed? This happened to me in Battle Spot and I'm slightly confused as to why.
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How can a Meteor Form Minior outspeed a Carracosta whose Speed was raised by two stages due to Shell Smash? Is this only possible if the Minior was scarfed? This happened to me in Battle Spot and I'm slightly confused as to why.
Did Minior use its own Shell Smash on a previous turn? Does your Carracosta run no Speed EVs whatsoever? (not recommended because Carracosta needs all the Speed it can get on Shell Smashs sets)
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Did Minior use its own Shell Smash on a previous turn? Does your Carracosta run no Speed EVs whatsoever? (not recommended because Carracosta needs all the Speed it can get on Shell Smashs sets)
I don't believe they did. I have saved the Battle video for this though so I can recheck this. And no I don't, but I am definitely going to change it after this mess. I can believe if a pokemon that is renowned for its speed can still beat the turtle after a Shell Smash, but Minior's speed stat isn't that daunting? Hmm. Perhaps I'll go and crunch some numbers concerning this matter.
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I don't believe they did. I have saved the Battle video for this though so I can recheck this. And no I don't, but I am definitely going to change it after this mess. I can believe if a pokemon that is renowned for its speed can still beat the turtle after a Shell Smash, but Minior's speed stat isn't that daunting? Hmm. Perhaps I'll go and crunch some numbers concerning this matter.
Your Carracosta's Speed IV should be taken into account also. A Speed IV of 31 is preferred in competitive battling to ensure that an offensive Pokemon outspeeds as much as possible.

Keep in mind that Meteor Minior has 60 base Speed while its Core form has 120 base Speed (when Shields Down activates at 50% HP or less).
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Your Carracosta's Speed IV should be taken into account also. A Speed IV of 31 is preferred in competitive battling to ensure that an offensive Pokemon outspeeds as much as possible.

Keep in mind that Meteor Minior has 60 base Speed while its Core form has 120 base Speed (when Shields Down activates at 50% HP or less).
Yup! I have, thanks. I've got 31 IVs in Speed for this guy, and I am sure it was Meteor Minior that got to my turtle. I have totted up the math as well and as it turns out, without any EV investment in Carracosta's speeed, a scarfed Meteor Minior (assuming it has 31 IV and 0 EV in speed and a favourable nature that doesn't harm Speed) can still outrun the turtle!

Carracosta after Shell Smash: Speed - 358
Scarfed Meteor Minior: 360

At least two points! Dang! I have learnt my lesson, haha.
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Is Levitate not a Gengar ability anymore?
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Old January 11th, 2017 (1:24 PM). Edited January 11th, 2017 by Frozocrone.
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Correct. Gengar now has Cursed Body.
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Correct. Gengar now Cursed Body.
Well thats a bunch of crap lol
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Well thats a bunch of crap lol
Now you can Disable that Earthquake instead of avoiding it. Isn't that so much better?!
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Now you can Disable that Earthquake instead of avoiding it. Isn't that so much better?!
If cursed body was a 70% chance of working yes but its only 30 so that sucks. Also with cursed body it has to be a contact move to disable it. So that doesnt apply to earthquake.
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If cursed body was a 70% chance of working yes but its only 30 so that sucks. Also with cursed body it has to be a contact move to disable it. So that doesnt apply to earthquake.
Wrong. Cursed Body works on all offensive moves. That being said, Gengar is still too frail to take advantage of it.
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If cursed body was a 70% chance of working yes but its only 30 so that sucks. Also with cursed body it has to be a contact move to disable it. So that doesnt apply to earthquake.
Don't worry, I was being sarcastic. There are two reasons why Gengar dropped down to Alpha UU and Cursed Body was one.
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There are two reasons why Gengar dropped down to Alpha UU and Cursed Body was one.
So what was the other reason then?
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So what was the other reason then?
Power creep.

A lot of OU monsters have dropped too (such as Dragonite, Keldeo, Gliscor, Latias). I think Gengar will be great in UU, but it's glory days in OU are long gone.
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https://pokemonshowdown.com/damagecalc/

It's already been updated. You can fiddle with the base powers of moves if you have to.
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Old January 16th, 2017 (10:46 AM). Edited January 16th, 2017 by WANDERING-POKEMON-TRAINER.
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Here's what I'm thinking.

Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Bold
Moves: Haze, Toxic, Sleep Talk, Recover

But then I though to myself, "Wait, wouldn't a simple taunt completely shut down my Toxapex?" I could always switch out Sleep Talk with Infestation, and then I'd be good. But I feel like I need Sleep Talk with me just in case, ya know (Naruto reference). Everyone knows Toxapex is a beast so they'd definitely try and put me down so they could have their way with me. Aahhhhhh, I don't know what to do! Hellllpppp!

So then I thought I'd go with...

Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Rgenerator
Nature: Bold
Moves: Haze, Toxic, Scald, Recover

What do you guys think?
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The second Toxapex set is the best set because it's not complete Taunt bait, which the first set is. Sleep Talk is best used with Rest to avoid being a sitting duck, or on Choice sets (on Pokemon with rather shallow move pools) so the Pokemon can do something while it's asleep.
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