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  1. Gary

    Resource Ultra Sun & Moon OU Reservation Index (READ FIRST THREE POSTS BEFORE POSTING)

    Gen VII OU C&C Index If you are new to C&C and analysis writing standards, look over these threads before posting: Spelling and Grammar Standards Generation 7 Analysis Format Grammar-Prose Team Queue Welcome to the official Ultra Sun & Moon OU analysis Reservation thread. Here, you may reserve...
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    Metagame USUM Metagame Discussion

    ULTRA SUMO is finally here, and while it hasn't brought nearly as many changes as ORAS or a new generation, it's still going to shake the meta with the new changes. Here you can discuss all aspects of the current metagame, such as your overall thoughts on it, viable or underrated sets, meta...
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    Metagame [SPOILERS] ULTRA SM - Speculation & Discussion

    *Picture stolen from RU version* With ULTRA SUMO about a week away from release, I think it's time to start talking about what OU might look like with all the new move tutors, Ultra Beasts, level up moves, egg moves, etc. The moderation on this thread will be generally relaxed, but here are...
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    OU Volcanion (Revamp)

    [OVERVIEW] Volcanion's great offensive typing and high Special Attack stat make it a solid balance breaker. Water Absorb allows it to take full advantage of Toxapex, a staple on many balance teams, as well as pressure offensive Water-types such as Greninja and Keldeo. Volcanion also has access...
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    OU Kartana (Sub SD)

    [SET] name: Sub SD move 1: Substitute move 2: Swords Dance move 3: Leaf Blade move 4: Sacred Sword item: Fightinium Z ability: Beast Boost nature: Jolly evs: 8 HP / 188 Atk / 60 SpD / 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] Moves ======== Substitute allows Kartana to set up on passive defensive Pokemon, such...
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    OU Diancie

    I cucked Leo chofl [OVERVIEW] Mega Diancie's strong offensive capabilities and above average Speed stat make it a top-tier pick in the OU metagame. Its Rock / Fairy typing along with good coverage options in Earth Power, Psychic, and Nature Power make it very difficult to switch into reliably...
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    OU Gallade

    [OVERVIEW] Mega Gallade's high Attack stat and access to Swords Dance allow it to function as a solid wallbreaker. Its above average Speed stat puts it ahead of Pokemon such as Mega Charizard Y, Garchomp, and Keldeo. While it faces competition from Mega Medicham as a wallbreaker because of its...
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    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread v4

    Marshadow has been banned after a very short stint in OU, and now three new Megas have been released within the last week; Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, and Mega Lopunny. World Cup is also entering its second round. As always, remember these simple rules: No theorymoning. Have some sort of...
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    OU Landorus-T (Flyinium Z)

    (QC decided on separating this from the Rockium set because it's good enough to be a standalone) QC: GP: [SET] name: Flyinium Z move 1: Earthquake move 2: Fly move 3: Smack Down move 4: Stealth Rock / Swords Dance item: Flyinium Z ability: Intimidate nature: Adamant / Jolly evs: 252 Atk / 4...
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    Metagame Metagame Discussion Thread v3

    Third edition of the meta discussion thread! The sexualized cockroach herself, Pheromosa, has just been banned from OU. Much like the previous versions, the rules here are pretty relaxed, but please no theorymoning. Mega Medicham was just released yesterday, which should certainly shake things...
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    Issues with OU Suspect Testing

    Alright so I know I'm probably going to get a ton of hate from this because it's a pretty controversial topic but please bear with me. Stuff like this is usually taboo to talk about but I know plenty of people that share the same feelings as me and I think this needs to at least be put out...
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    Resource SM OU Viability Ranking Thread

    (Banner made by HotFuzzBall) *Credit to PK Gaming for OP* Welcome to the official OU Viability Rankings topic. You should know the drill by now; In this thread, we as a community will rank every single usable Pokemon into "tiers." In this thread, you're encouraged to post your thoughts and...
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    FU Resource Thread

    GENERAL FU RESOURCES THREAD disclaimer: posts with suggestions will be deleted after they have been taken into consideration to keep the thread clean FU Sample Sets Because FU is still a young tier that is constantly changing, newcomers to the tier may find it difficult to build teams or...
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    FU Viability Rankings

    FU Viability Rankings Welcome to the official FU viability rankings. Just like every other ranking thread, we as a community will be ranking Pokemon found in the FU metagame by their viability. Keep in mind that a lot of Pokemon are still being tested, thus many have yet to be ranked...
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    ORAS FU Metagame Discussion (old)

    ORAS Forgot to Use Credit to brightobject for the amazing banner! Introduction Welcome to the FU Metagame for X&Y! Because PU wasn't enough, Forgot to Use allows all the PU Pokemon that are 3.4% or lower in the 1760 usage stats to be used. Surprisingly, there are quite a lot of decent...
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    OU Tyranitar

    Overview ######## Tyranitar has been one of the most successful Pokemon in OU ever since its introduction, and it's not hard to see why. Due to the sand it brings, it gains enormous special bulk that helps it fulfill a number of roles. Its impressive attacking stats, complemented by its wide...
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    OU Starmie

    Shootingstarmie is a lazy ass bitch Overview ######## With the multiple changes to the OU metagame, Starmie isn't as effective as it once used to be. Defog is often the more preferred method of removing entry hazards, and Excadrill is the prime OU offensive Rapid Spinner, leaving little room...
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    OU Scizor

    Taken over from ShootingStarmie + written by CyclicCompound Overview ######## Scizor's versatility and resilience give it a huge presence on any team, and its extremely flexible Mega Evolution has the power, bulk, and utility to back it up. Offensively, Swords Dance allows Scizor to rip...
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    Heracross

    You bitches thought I was bad..... Overview ######## With the addition of a Mega Evolution to its arsenal, Heracross no longer has to worry about being completely overshadowed by the other Fighting-types that reside in OU. Sporting a gigantic base 185 Attack stat and extremely powerful STAB...
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    Azumarill

    Overview ######## Don't be fooled by its cute and seemingly harmless exterior, because Azumarill happens to be one of the most threatening Pokemon in OU. Gifted with an amazing ability in Huge Power, which gives it a massive Attack stat nearly equivalent to that of Groudon, Azumarill is no...