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(Ubers/OU) Stupid things you've seen on the ladder

Discussion in '6th Gen' started by UbersSuck20, May 1, 2014.

  1. Ace Trainer Riana

    Ace Trainer Riana Well-Known Member

    I ran into a weird Tentacruel set. It was using Toxic/Hex/Venoshock/Protect. The only viable reason I can think of is not having Scald TM.
     
  2. I can't tell you how many times I've played against a team that looks pretty standard until they whip out their Slash Garchomp and whatnot. I might try to save some replays in the future when I see this kind of thing because it's actually quite humorous how I have to change the way I play once I find out that my opponent isn't actually very good.
     
  3. PokemonMegaBeast

    PokemonMegaBeast Im Still Here!

    Well thats unusual but when you think about it maybe he was running them because of serene grace boosting the chance of raising all the stats
     
  4. Lord Fighting

    Lord Fighting Bank Ball Collector

    Just battled someone who uses a weak armour + white herb skarmory which was also probably heavily invested into attack since it killed my Exploud with a crit after stealth rock damage.

    I also saw them use a trick Rotom-w but it was tricking a lagging tail.... As well as a Manetric tricking choice specs but then without volt switch. That's probably not that uncommon though.

    A power up punch Snorlax was also used and when in trick room, it was my mega gardevoir against a drapion and the drapion was faster but it went for toxic spikes instead of killing me.

    All in all a very weird battle.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2014
  5. Apollo77

    Apollo77 John Doe

    Just saw a guy running a Mega Alakazam with Psychic, Future Sight, and Dream Eater. So confused.

    He's also got Frenzy Plant Chesnaught. Whyyyyy
     
  6. Clone™

    Clone™ Ded

  7. Disaster_Lord

    Disaster_Lord Sad Bayleef is Sad.

  8. Lord Fighting

    Lord Fighting Bank Ball Collector

    -Rest Blissey
    -Muddy water Goodra
    -Aqua Tail + Endeavour Azumarill
    -Endeavour Swampert

    My mind almost exploded after seeing these sets.
     
  9. ger9119

    ger9119 Well-Known Member

    I think seeing Ninjask in general in the early ladder is pretty stupid, also seeing the assorted starter pokemon with frenzy plant/blast burn and hydro cannon is also pretty stupid.
     
  10. Ryuken

    Ryuken Steel User

    Last edited: Jul 18, 2014
  11. BlueLatios175

    BlueLatios175 Sayian

    Ferrothorn w/Rocky Helmet
    N00bs who use legends
    Kangaskhan
    Gengar
     
  12. Cipher

    Cipher Nothing to be done

    I'm using Showdown to test a doubles team and running a Charizard Y named Charizard X. 1) That's the most obvious subterfuge of all time. It's basically a joke. 2) Charizard X almost never shows up in Doubles. 3) I send it out next to Venusaur for Christ's sake.

    It's been attacked with Dragon moves twice on turn one. Twice! I can't even believe that's real life.

    Also one of those was from a Draco Meteor Garchomp, so there's that.
     
  13. Ace Trainer Riana

    Ace Trainer Riana Well-Known Member

    I saw a Gravity Landorus, which might have a niche, but they used it against my Medicham late in the battle

    And when playing Ubers, I found a UU team.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014
  14. Clone™

    Clone™ Ded

    So um, tell me whats stupid about any of those.
     
  15. Rocxidi

    Rocxidi ס₪₪₪§€ΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞ7

    You're basically giving a Pokemon an item that does exactly what its ability does. No recovery outside of Leech Seed males lefties more useful imo. Also leech seed doesn't work when the opponent sweeps you.

    Speaking about a game that was created to be played on an actual console rather than simulators, the use of legendaries with 6IVs and beneficial natures is something that shouldn't be happening. You ban Mega Kangaskhan but you allow 6IV Timid Keldeo and 6 IV Jolly Landorus to do whatever tf it wants. Yeah, Wi-Fi is broken.

    Speaking of which, I think what he meant are Japanese noobs with the following team: Kanghaskan @ Kangaskhanite, Gengar @ Gengarite, Azumarill, Rotom, Garchomp, and Aegislash. Go make original teams.

    However, it seems like some of these things are off topic, so I may be wrong.
     
  16. Onyx Tanuki

    Onyx Tanuki Very very dramatical

    Honestly not sure why Gengar or Rocky Helmet Ferrothorn would be considered stupid. Gengar is a pretty boss pokemon as it is, with immunity to Ground, Normal, and Fighting moves as well as Toxic and Poison status. It makes an incredible sweeper and has enough utility moves to make a lot of trolly sets. As for RH Ferro, it works fairly well as a countermeasure against Talonflame; between Iron Barbs, Rocky Helmet, and recoil from Flare Blitz used on a fully defensive Ferro, Talonflame (assuming no HP investment) will be losing nearly 2/3s of its HP. If it's coming in on Stealth Rocks, that means it's gonna be sacrificing itself to take out Ferrothorn, and if not, then it's either going to have to Roost next turn or, if it's Banded and is stupid enough to stay in, is easily taken on by a defensive Fire type or anything with Flash Fire.

    As far as legendaries, why would they be stupid? They're still subject to the tiering system. And that's also why ALL pokemon have the chance to have 31 IVs in simulated battles. Yeah, Mega Kangaskhan is banned to Ubers, but in Ubers it's allowed to have perfect IVs, just like Keldeo and Landorus are allowed their perfect IVs, and just like they'll be facing opponents with perfect IVs. The fact that EVERYONE is allowed to set their pokemon up that way means everyone WILL set them up that way, unless they have a reason for wanting a different number (such as reducing some to get a particular Hidden Power, or minimizing Attack to minimize Foul Play damage, or reducing Speed to get a stronger Gyro Ball or better speed in Trick Room). The only way that'd be unfair is if Wifi players could face teams created with a simulator, which isn't really possible. Unless you're directly copying your teams into the simulators right down to their actual IVs, which is just plain dumb.

    Kangaskhan, though, I agree with. It has no business in OU or UU. Ubers, yes, on account if its Mega evolution's fantastic ability not only making it amazing with Power-Up Punch, but also making its defensive variant have a double-strength Seismic Toss that can even break Blissey's Substitutes. Normal Kangaskhan though? No. Hell no.
     
  17. Shinjick

    Shinjick semi pro trainer

    one of the stupidest things I ever saw was in a double battle in free battle mode encoring slacking and belly drum charizard no not mega just plain old charizard what really is funny tho is it actualy worked I was encored into a boosting move then was swept by Charizard due to the unexpectedness of it all slacking and encore why? I know that its not exactly OU but its so stupid and funny thought I'd put it here anyway since I was using OU pokemon at the time in the free battle but if you disagree then I'll remove this post
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
  18. Disaster_Lord

    Disaster_Lord Sad Bayleef is Sad.

    Do you realize how easy it was in dppt era to rng stuff bro u still git my 6iv calm heatran from that game. 6Iv legends are easy and so 4iv 5 gen events it took me a but to get adjusted to it but its possible without the use of an exterior device unless you count a crhonometer and a calculator as hacking.

    Tobstay on topic a guy who just loved 150 bp moves hyper beam porygonz, hydrocannon protean ninja non mega hypervoice and hyperbeam gardevoir with pixie plate and gigaimpact megapinsir. I have no words to describe how he tougth having those 4 on a team was a good idea.
     
  19. Derpchomp

    Derpchomp Active Member

    A mewtwo used thunderbolt on my garchomp three times while I swords danced :D
     
  20. jon199

    jon199 Well-Known Member

    Well, the other day a person tried to set up a focus punch from a regular Heracross on me. I was going to commend the person for having guts, until his Magmortar switched in and tried to do the exact same thing. -_-

    There is a fine line between guts and stupidity.
    *On a side note, this was in triples. Trying to focus punch in triples is not a good idea, no matter what the situation.
     

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