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  1. Mestorn

    Community POTW #106

    Hydreigon as the Psuedo Legendary of the 5th Generation and ace of Ghestis' team, Hydreigon has a reputation as dark as its secondary typing. Initially Hydreigon was written off for its subpar below base 100 Speed in a generation ruled by faster Dragon and Fighting types, but its excellent...
  2. Mestorn

    Community POTW #105

    I was expecting Giratina :P Joking aside, Palkia, like Dialga has remained a consistent footnote throughout the generations. The loss of Mega Evolutions and Primal Groudon has beathed new life into Palkia. Water Dragon is an amazing typing, the only resists being Water Fairy, Water Steel, Grass...
  3. Mestorn

    Community POTW #104

    Dialga, the ruler of time, has had a tumultuous history. One of the best Pokémon introduced in its debut Generation, Dialga's main claim to fame is its Dragon Steel typing. A Dragon type not weak to Ice and Dragon was rare and Dialga had the defenses to prove immensely frustrating to take down...
  4. Mestorn

    Community POTW #103

    Zamazenta, the cover Pokémon of Shield and counterpart to Zacian... How did Game Freak drop the ball this badly? You'd think that Gamefreak would try to make the two cover Pokémon balanced to the point that they would be each other's counter. Nope. Zacian is FAR better than Zamazenta due to its...
  5. Mestorn

    Community POTW #102

    I feel Cute Charm is far too unreliable. There are Physical moves that don't make contact (Earthquake, Rock Slide, Gunk Shot, etc.), and Attract is a very weak status. Yes it still has the 50% of not attacking unlike Confusion, but it is easily blanked by same gendered Pokémon and pokémon that...
  6. Mestorn

    Community POTW #102

    "But Sylveon and Hydreigon aren't in the same Egg Group!" "Fool! Love transcends the boundaries of Egg Groups!" Joking aside, the generational shift was rough for Sylveon. Not that it had its tools removed. I mean Heal Bell is now transfer only, but otherwise all of Sylveon's moves are still...
  7. Mestorn

    Community POTW #101

    Gourgeist the Halloween Pokémon. Like Delibird, its other Holiday themed counterpart it has a weird gimmick -in this case a multitude of sizes that shuffles its Attack, HP and Speed. And like Delibird, they are plagued by a myriad of common weaknesses and their stats remain poor, preventing them...
  8. Mestorn

    Community POTW #100

    Runerigus draws immediate comparisons to its Unovan counterpart Confagrigus, in stats, ability and difficulty to spell. Their stat lines are near identical bar swapping around Attack and Special Attack. Which would suit Runerigus just fine, as STAB Earthquake is a treat, but STAB Earth Power off...
  9. Mestorn

    Community POTW #099

    Porygon2 already had a POTW: https://www.serebii.net/potw-swsh/233.shtml Porygon-Z, the Evolution to Porygon2 has the troubled history you would expect of an illegal upgrade, whose main benefit is that Porygon2 (the official upgrade) can use Eviolite. Porygon-Z has some obscene highs: its...
  10. Mestorn

    Community POTW #098

    Aggron, the pokémon who won the name lottery several times over (JP: Bossgodora; FR: Galeking GR: Stolloss). Sadly this success in naming does not equate to success on the battlefield. Despite having the amazing Rock Head + Head Smash combo, Aggron is painfully slow. And while its physical bulk...
  11. Mestorn

    Community POTW #097

    Scolipede entered generation 5 as a decent bug type, with impressive Speed, Swords Dance and workable attack alongside Spikes, but was generally outclassed by Accelgor for the Spikes department, and Heracross/Scizor for Offense. However, Generation 6 that all changed when Game Freak changed...
  12. Mestorn

    Community POTW #096

    The Steel Flying type is good. Like really good. The number of times Pokémon run coverage just because they are otherwise shutdown by Steel Flying types is a testament to how good the type is and how good the Pokémon that possess it are. And thus Corviknight reigns supreme as the best early game...
  13. Mestorn

    Community POTW #095

    Wow, you guys are nuts/amazing... I really don't have much to add in the terms of sets. Partners Torkoal and Kantonian Ninetails are far and away the best options, being able to seemlessly setup Sunny Day, while proving to be great pivots into the Ice type attacks Venusaur hates, as well as...
  14. Mestorn

    Community POTW #094

    Arctozolt, one of the horrifically mishmashed Chimera Fossils introduced in generation 8. And while the Electric Ice combination has been done before with Rotom-Frost, Arctozolt stands out for its physical prowess especially with the potent Bolt Beak, which can reach a blistering 170 Power...
  15. Mestorn

    Community POTW #093

    Blaziken first captured fans hearts in the hands of Harrison, proving it did not need its prodigious fire power to dispatch Bayleef's Razor Leaf before beating Ash's Charizard in a concerted effort of the writers to prevent Ash from winning any league. But nitpickings of plot aside, Blaziken has...
  16. Mestorn

    Community POTW #092

    The living embodiment of a paper cut turned up to 11 returns to terrorize once again. While Rillaboom is the de facto Grass type thanks to Grassy Glide + Grassy Surge being so strong, Kartana continues to prove why the Grass-Steel type combination is so strong... while having Attack ever higher...
  17. Mestorn

    Community POTW #091

    Hailing to goblins and trolls of yore few Fairies have been as blatantly malevolent as Grimmsnarl. Which suits Grimmsnarl just fine as it is another proud user of the Prankster ability -one of the best in fact. Despite Prankster having been nerfed to fail against Dark types, there are few...
  18. Mestorn

    Community POTW #090

    Tapu Koko is an interesting case where its Attack is significantly higher than its Special Attack, but everyone runs Special because the movepool is better. In hindsight this isn't surprising, the Electric and Fairy types are notorious for having shoddy Physical options, with the only widely...
  19. Mestorn

    Community POTW #089

    One of the Dragons introduced in Gen 6, Dragalge was an interesting Pokémon, not for concept since seahorse pokémon have been done before with Kingdra drawing a little inspiration from leafy snapdragons, but for typing, being a non-Uber Dragon that did not fear Fairy types. That and having a...
  20. Mestorn

    Community POTW #088

    Umbreon had been quietly accruing amazing tools as the generations go on. Wish in Generation 3, Yawn in Generation 4, and Foul Play, Inner Focus and Snarl in Generation 5. Umbreon has quite the meaty support movepool and the stats to compliment it. Foul Play in Generation 5 is perhaps the...
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