Nope, I've used it myself.Is the ban still in place if Kingdra used rain dance it self?
Nope, I've used it myself.
The problem is that drizzle calls endless rain simply by sending a pokemon in. Rand Dance eventually fades, and Kindgra has to go through the trouble of setting it up. It's no more broken then Dragon Dance, IMO.
Oh, I was comparing the ability/move combo to the move dragon dance, not the individual sets for Kindgra.Correct although dragon dance isn't even a recommended set for Tyranitar anymore due to all the newer stuff in b/w/b2/w2. Also the Drizzle/swift swim combo ban only for competitive play and is allowed for competitive doubles and ds online play although it is considered cheap.
I'm fairly new to the competitive scene, so I just found smogon. In official battling events (The 2013 Winter Friendly for example), do people still follow things like the evasion clause, tiers, 1HITKO+lock-on, etc.? basically the 'hax' parts of battles. I feel at a loss, if people ranked higher would use it i'd feel cheated. Although, from seeing team building guides, strategies and whatnot, it seems restrictions exist?
Oh, and are there any full guides on IVs? I've been having to jump around a few sites trying to figure out all I need to know.
Thanks! That helped a lot ^_^ If the IVs judge says one stat has the best potential followed by 'this stat is also good' and they can't be better, does this mean both stats are at 31?
So I hear Unown has some potential in OU, is this really true?
Also, is Darmanitan with Belly Drum and Zen Mode an alright idea? maybe with leftovers?
Yes.Thanks! That helped a lot ^_^ If the IVs judge says one stat has the best potential followed by 'this stat is also good' and they can't be better, does this mean both stats are at 31?
Unequivocally no.So I hear Unown has some potential in OU, is this really true?
Fire/Psychic is about the worst typing possible in terms of not being revenge killed, and between Zen Mode's abysmal speed and the fact that it is necessarily at less than half health, it will almost certainly go down before it can get an attack off. Regular Darmanitan is a high-risk high-reward Pokemon in UU as it is; Zen Mode is, like redcharizard said, a gimmick that doesn't work.Also, is Darmanitan with Belly Drum and Zen Mode an alright idea? maybe with leftovers?
what do you guys think of the doubles combo of a magic guard alakazam @ focus sash and specially defensive cofagrigus @lefties as leads, then first turn switching out cofagrigus for a regigigas @life orb and having kazam use skill swap on gigas? is it competitively viable? it sounds awesome to me, but id like a more experienced player's opinion
ok, that makes sense, thanks for the feedback!Not bad if your going for the whole switch in when its the opponent uses a ghost type move strategy but with team preview it can be predicted and countered. If alakazam gets koed by 2 attacks or hit with fake out then another move your strategy falls apart and fake out is pretty common.
Ferrothorn, Gastrodon, and Rotom-W are all popular choices.I'm looking at my OU team, and I need a general counter for Rain teams (again, GENERAL, and without using any other weathers). The best I've got right now is Thunder + Clam Mind Reuniclus. Any suggestions?
I was considering using Me First on my Accelgor, so if Accelgor used me first, and the opponent's, for example, Latios was going to use Draco Meteor on Accelgor,
Would the damage done on Latios by Me First after turning into Draco Meteor depend on Accelgor's or Latios' SpAtk?
It would depend on Accelgor's s.atk and most people woundn't waste draco meteor on Accelgor when another attack would ko it due to its low defenses. Accelgor is in RU or UU so its not seen that often and me first is a bit of a gimic though it does have its uses.