Isa: I would rather play NU than UU but both work, I would enter
Feb 12, 2014 16:24:54 GMT 1
Ernesto: I haven't been able to fix my PO issues in this computer (my laptop is still not working), but if I manage to do it I'd certainly love to play some UU. Then we could maybe do what Jorgen was saying.
Feb 12, 2014 16:46:38 GMT 1
Isa: What PO issues do you have? What OS do you run?
Feb 12, 2014 17:46:18 GMT 1
Ernesto: Windows 7. I don't really know why it happens; like in the teambuilder I select Starmie and a Tauros sprite appears, and I think 'whatever' but it says it can't learn Rapid Spin. This also happens when I watch battles, and I have the last version :\
Feb 12, 2014 18:00:24 GMT 1
Isa: i assume you've reinstalled a few times?
Feb 12, 2014 22:26:43 GMT 1
Ernesto: Yea, I did, this happened since before gen VI was a thing. If I knew exactly what isn't getting installed properly or what's affecting the database (assuming that's the issue) I might be able to change it, but I'm not so well versed on this stuff.
Feb 12, 2014 22:41:01 GMT 1
Ernesto: Damn, I uninstalled PO, rebooted my computer and tried your version and it's still happening. I don't really know how :\
Feb 13, 2014 2:03:34 GMT 1
Isa: ask on the PO forums?
Feb 13, 2014 15:44:53 GMT 1
Ernesto: There's prolly something that I'm missing because it's really weird that Kangaskhan appears as Normal/Fairy, lol. If anything, I'll try playing when I get my laptop back, since I understand it a bit more
Feb 13, 2014 16:31:22 GMT 1
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Feb 23, 2014 3:34:12 GMT 1
sagmypants: Are you guys ever gonna do a GSC Smogcast?
Feb 26, 2014 19:34:16 GMT 1
Isa: We're not Smogon, so I doubt it
Feb 26, 2014 19:50:01 GMT 1
not smogon: we ain't the guys in charge of those. i suppose a few of us could ask to run one if we wanted to. even then it'd probably have to be a general old-gen (1-3) cast. maybe when the fabled old-gen tour is on the horizon?
Feb 26, 2014 19:51:56 GMT 1
I'm assuming we're doing something akin to 2k10, where we just take the familiar BL name and try to make that a playable tier of sorts. Given that:
Vap is definitely OU Charizard probably belongs in OU due to power and historical usage, not so much on current usage Clefable stays in BL. Barely used at all in OU, and it doesn't have the power or historical usage to bump it up. Definitely a step above the UUers, though. Dnite to OU, definitely. Espeon to OU... yeah, it's got pretty healthy usage Muk usage is creeping upward. It's probably OU-worthy. Smeargle to BL, definitely.
Other considerations: Slowbro to BL. Slowking can probably stay. Chansey probably deserves a second glance as a UUer as well. Imo, Venusaur kinda just looks wrong in UU, but as I think about it, that's where it belongs. Aerodactyl might be UU-worthy. Tenta probably deserves another shot at OU glory. Then again, I've only really seen Tiba use it as of late. Buzz is one to look at in UU. Not suggesting a bump to BL, just a look.
An NU tier would be helpful, and would probably, off the top of my head, include the following:
Yeah Clefable is probably BL... idk. Same as tenta imo.
As for lower tiers all I can do is speculate though. I agree with Aero (too many waters and electrics to some extent). Buzz is a really good sweeper in UU with no hard counters (it is not switching into anything though).
As for Bro/Chansey idk. It's different meta though. I don't really think they pretty hard wall a lot of things in UU (like Skarm/Cune in OU at most, probably, and they are still in OU; on the other hand Skarm/cune in Ubers is stupid). Pretty good supporters for sure though (bell, growl, twave, screens... you know).
Regarding NU... i'll be speculating even more here... but Flareon seems to strong for NU imo with growth, pass and hitting hard from both sides. And Granbull will have UU usage if Chansey is moved up to BL I guess...
Anwyay, I think we can at least make these changes for now: Vap to OU Dnite to OU Espeon to OU Muk to OU Smeargle to BL
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2012 17:55:32 GMT 1 by Crystal_
Not really. It's still pretty good. Missy forces your opponent to switch to a phazer each time (and it's probably the pokemon that most forces you to run a phazer in every team) and it's great Snorlax coverage, best spin blocker, immune to explosions, cross chop etc. And he is used more than other OUs like Alakazam, Muk and Blissey anyway.
PO stats seem better now. Pgon2 is a shame though. And I definitely think Zam doesn't belong to OU. I'm moving it unless you guys don't agree.
Im partial to wait before changing the UU tier (and making a NU tier). I'm going to make UU tourns in the future for those that want to participate, so we will get closer to the meta after we play them.
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2011 14:58:29 GMT 1 by Crystal_
Exploders help Zard. Cloy for Starmie, Lax for Cune, Gar for Kou. Paralysis helps him luck things. Light screen is handy, but hard to pass to Zard within a useful timeframe, and dedicating a mon to LS probably isn't too practical. Honestly, even with support, Zard usually needs a little luck on its side to work (RS flinches, fps, bad talks, etc.), but boy is it good at straight-up winning the game for you if it gets that luck.
So I guess Cloyster and something to paralyse Zapdos/Raikou (not really sure what is best for this role), then hide Charizard until you get an opportunity, bring it out, and sweep. I do like how it works against Steelix since that's really popular without Rock Slide now, could play some mindgames with the 50/50 between Fire Blast and Belly Drum in that matchup. I might give zard a better try.
Charizard might also be able to wear down Raikou by himself though. A lot of offensive teams pack Steelix and Eggy which are great for giving Zard opportunities to drum, while other drummers tend to have a much harder time drumming vs offensuve teams. Anyway, charizard is one of these "unreliable" things that either kills everything or just dies without doing anything.
Anyway, as for the tiers there are some things that are really difficult to place. Charizard is one of them. Pgon 2, Espeon, Muk, Tenta, Rhydon, maybe Zam and Quag could be OU too. But anyway, depite Zam usage stat being "high" in PO, i'm pretty sure that out of the 6'6%, at least about 5% is from bad players.
The PO tier list was basically just Borat dictating the tiers to PO. I know, after seeing them in OU, he started objecting to Kingdra and Slowbro in there.
Imo, Slowbro and Chansey should probably be moved out (yes, Chansey is really good, it shuts down a lot of random offense and forces you to either use it or die to status; same with Slowbro, once it gets in it basically shuts down any and all offense you can mount against it, forcing you to either lose or to play your own slow stally team with Slowbro on it). Meanwhile, Kingdra and Ampharos really aren't that big a deal in UU; they're good, but not broken-good (though without Bro and Chansey, Kingdra might be in the realm or broken-good after all, and would at least warrant a look).
Kingdra is still cursing in uu. And pretty good at it given no Zapdos/Raikou to break it from the special side. Surf/HP is plenty to get rid of most phazers in uu. Feel free to disagree with me in UU, but please, back it up with more than theory. Try it. You'd be surprised. It can be every bit as slow as OU if you want it to be. Didn't make the Bro/Kingdra decision seeing them in OU, but in UU play. Stalls are dominant with them.
@ew: Zard's still good. Probably not as good vs the generic stalls where pretty much every poke bar skarm is threatening it, but pretty much an instant 50% win vs most offensive teams. Zapdos/Raikou (pretty easy to toss around) are pretty good at paraing Raikous, and you have a 50/50 shot vs Zapdos from the getgo, even higher if they run thunder which "most" do. And you won't have to worry about cune/starmie for most offensive teams. And really, Flinch can literally win lost games. He's somewhat anti-meta imo.
Was on the fence on venusaur... saw it as a more well rounded Victreebel, faster, bulkier, and without real STAB. The set I had in mind was SD, Synthesis, HP Ground, Return/BS/DE. Anyone care to argue for it? Venusaur is probably the only "shit" pokemon in the BL list if it were there though. This is strictly "banlist thinking".
That said, while I do like Espeon a lot, I really think you guys are lying to yourselves if you find her to be truly an OU. She's not used that much. And at her best, she's still a "surprise" pokemon. I don't think she deserves the OU slot.
Porygon2 should be BL. No questions asked.
Zam can probably step down from OU, but tbh, his usage still warrants OU, but let's be serious, he's a BL pokemon at heart.
Rhydon gets BL listed imo, as long as HP legends are in effect. It's still ridiculously good, but still.
Zard is a toss up imo.
That would make keep the BL tier more balanced, playable tbh. Doesn't cram the OU space with "lies".
Also, I think Articuno deserves a shot at UU. Maybe Entei too. Probably not Entei though. But Articuno has VERY little going for it.
Also, I think at the time, I felt like Smeargle and Quagsire was kinda a toss up in UU. I knew one of them should be banned, since agi/drum quag is simply unstoppable in UU, and figured quag to be the lesser of the two evils (and smeargle was more widely used anyway).
There's still Amphy to blast it on the special side, though, although I've never really thought of Kingdra as a Curser. Idk, I guess just the lack of Physical STAB kept me from thinking of it as such. I personally always saw it more as a para-spreading Talker that walls mixed offense like Nidoqueen and keeps physical setup offense from starting up.
I guess one of the bigger problems with kingdra cursing in OU was that... snorlax was better at it. And Kingdra didn't really have the option of just surfing/HPing it to death as it does in UU. I haven't run the damages, but it seems like curse/DE has a fairly good shot of killing amphy before it succumbs to thunder?
And Kingdra has the option of running Resttalk, which might even be better. How good is piloswine at roaring anyway?
Honestly, I see Blastoise as the premier (P)hazer in UU if people decide to start carrying one.
Curse + DE is killing Amphy as fast as it's killing Raikou (3HKO at +1). And I'm pretty sure that Thunder is a 2HKO after DE recoil. Kingdra gets put in the unenviable position of praying for Thunder misses if it's going to get past Ampharos alive.
I have never played UU, so I will let you guys decide about it. An UU tourn will be happening "soon" (when OU#2 finishes I guess, if you guys want it), so my aim here is to define which things will be allowed / banned for this tourn, and when it finishes, decide is everything is fine or if something is wrong.
OU: I'm not a big fan of BL being bigger than OU because BL is mainly a ban tier after all, but I guess if something lacks OU usage it should be moved back to UU/BL. But having enough usage or not is still pretty subjective anyway.
Usage (from ranked stats as it is a lot more accurate) of the conflictive pokes (December / November / October / September):
Other OUs with "low" usage for making comparisons: Jolteon: 7'80% / 20'60% / 27'43% / 14'87% Blissey: 5'64% / 7'74% / 7'89% / 10'93% Heracross: 6'95% / 7'60% / 8'97% / 11'36% Missy, Forr, Dnite, Umby and Nidoking have pretty similar stats too, around 6-12%. (well, Jolteon was higher than I expected)
So there's a relevant difference between both goroups (like 4% vs 8% on average) so I'd either place all seven in BL, or all seven in OU.
Last Edit: Dec 20, 2011 19:26:26 GMT 1 by Crystal_
What are Muk's viable movesets? The one on Smogon seems decent but I'm sure that's not the only viable one; Mean Look is only mentioned in other options for example. I'm guessing there's that one, curse + rest + sludge bomb + sleeptalk/explosion, mean look + 3 attacks?
Of the rest that were mentioned, the ones that have seemed really effective to me are Espeon, Porygon2, and Rhydon. I think they all have the potential to be OU, but it is true that the amount they are used doesn't really support that.