There are many other drizzle pokemon. Those are generic. Theres still tornadus who can set up tailwind mad hurricane away. Not to mention amoonguss gets his fire weakness cut, but this year will be the year of weather, andi agree with mattj sun doesnt get any love.
HERE. That thread's kind of outdated. I'll *hopefully* be posting a new one for the '12 season with all my mons from all gens this coming weekend. It's a lot of work. Long story short, you play to earn points that you can use to "buy" whatever pokemon I have to offer (hundreds of RNGs). If you don't have an amazing team to begin with that's not a problem. Just show up and play in the tourney with whatever you have. You don't have to win first to get points. Everyone gets something. You just get more if you do better.
Last edited by mattj; 25th September 2011 at 6:13 PM.
That's cool. I might participate at those tournaments (if only for the prizes) if I can find some free time to do so. I would like to play VGC in a way that doesn't involve driving 400 miles.
I'm usually on the lookout for a battle. Unfortunately at the time, they'll have to be flat though. XD On another note though, I'm fairly easy going, and I came to enjoy myself with the game series, not fret.
Tracking down Evolutionary stones *namely Fire, Dusk, Thunder* alon9g with Razor Claws
White FC- 5329-0304-2772
I need to draw the other legendaries...
My parents were about to give up on the trip since the closest one last year was in Georgia, luckily, they happen to have one in Virginia, so I might be able to make it after all. I'm just glad that these VGCs exist. If they didn't, I would probably have no good reason to be here. I already got enough riot from what I posted on the "Whimsicott Discussion" thread about the viability of a Specs set. You can already tell from that that I am inexperienced with singles or never played a Smogon match before.
awesome, the new tread is up
im thinking of TR for this years VGC, tho im not sure yet
also, wtf happened to the atlanta VGC, now its in some random locatio in florida
I chase the dream, not the competition.
So this year's rules essentially mean that every Doubles Random Matchup battle is practice for the VGC's? That's great news for me. Between the 2010 and 2011 VGC's I had a grand total of 1 practice battle prior to the competitions. This time I have many practice battles under my belt without even realizing.
DW females for trade:
Okay, so here I was trying to think of a good Flying type to replace my Togekiss since I needed a pokemon in general that could counter Salamence and Garchomp, and after a while, I came up with this guy:
Anyway, here was the set I had in mind.
Gyarados @ Muscle Band/Charti Berry/Wacan Berry
EVs: 252 Atk/164 HP/92 Spd(Should've gone for 100)
- Dragon Dance
- Ice Fang
- Thunder Wave
I needed someone that can give T-Wave support so they could put Salamence, Garchomp, and maybe Dragonite, in their place. I gave it DD so it can boost its Attack to recover from Intimidate and KO the Dragons w/ Ice Fang. Sure he has the 4x weakness to Electric, but I rarely see that outside of rain, which I wouldn't be using him against anyway with my team (barring Rotom, of course). DD gives him just enough speed to outrun an un-scarfed Salamence. He would've been able to outrun Garchomp under regular conditions, but the I found out that when 113 speed gets a +1 boost from DD, the total rounds down to 169. I'm going to fix this later b/c I have no EV-lowering berries.
Last edited by PokeMaster366; 26th September 2011 at 7:16 PM.
^Garchomp says **** you T-Wave.
Credit to Blue Harvest for the amazing banner.
Respectfully, what does gyarados do to counter dragons that togekiss can't? Togekiss is bulkier, doesn't have that terrible 4X weakness to Electric, is only 1 point slower, has priority to make up for its speed, and has an incredible ability/moveset combo. Give it HP I 70 and it'll kill either dragon more effectively than Gyarados ever could.
I realize that Gyarados is an incredible mon in singles, but it has never been very effective in VGC.
I thought the VGCs were just Unova pokemon. ???
Credit to Beck for the RNG userbar.
As of August 18th 2012, I resigned as a CG leader.
Last edited by mattj; 27th September 2011 at 1:57 AM.
Hail is p BADASS this year.
I mainly say this because Moof tried to convince me to [counterteam Huy and Solace] and run Hail. =D
[17:29] <&dragonuser> masturbating for the rest of the day does sound really tempting