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    Default Research Month: October


    *Credit to Lunar for the awesome banner

    Purpose:

    With the change from BW1 to BW2, many once potent threats dropped in usage and new threats rose. Currently many people are arguing that BW2 is growing stale and some players are even going as far as saying that there are only 10-15 "usable" teams in the metagame. The purpose of this thread, and challenge, will be to show that BW2 is full of surprises and effective pokemon. Every month your hosts, me and user Makaveli, will post three Pokemon we consider viable in the current metagame, but underappreciated. This challenge will involve teambuilding and laddering, but don't worry if these things can sometimes be difficult. The secondary purpose of this thread is to help new battlers get into teambuilding by offering advice and suggestions. With that being said, feel free to post your teams in the thread asking for suggestions. Likewise if the challenge is easy to you, make an effort to help newer players with their challenge. We as a community are constantly learning, so respect and a good attitude are required.

    The Challenge:

    Every month three Pokemon will be listed by the hosts, and at least one of these Pokemon is required to be on your team. These Pokemon will be very viable in the OU metagame, and this will hopefully inspire some more creativity in everyones day to day teambuilding. Achievements in this tourny will be based on how your team does on the ladder. Both the PS and PO ladder will be acceptable, although different requirements will exist for each ladder. Needless to say, when doing this challenge new alts need to be used by participants. People who achieve high rankings on the ladder will be recorded in the hall of fame, and will be given a reward. When posting ladder achievments, please post a screenshot or "/ranking" of your rank, along with the team you used. By posting the team you used you can serve as an example for other users who may be having some trouble with the challenge. We want to encourage discussion, so if you are having trouble, feel free to post asking for advice. Even if you are doing well try to post; saying what works, what doesn't, and what were your experiences using these Pokemon.


    Pokemon of the Month: October

    Zapdos
        Spoiler:- possibilities:


    Mienshao
        Spoiler:- possibilities:


    Snorlax
        Spoiler:- possibilities:


    *If you have other suggestions for sets that these three Pokemon can run, feel free to post them!

    Sign Ups:
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    serebii username: 
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use:
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt):


    Participants
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    Hall of Fame
    *The Hall of Fame will encompass achievements from all months
    **For PS rankings, you must have a dev of 65 or less

    Gold:
    (1500+ on PO, 1900+ on PS)
    ~Eranu - Hail Offense with Virizion
        Spoiler:- team:

    Silver:
    (1400+ on PO, 1800+ on PS)
    ~Rairyan - Sand Offense
        Spoiler:- Team:

    ~Psilo -Sand Offense with Bronzong and Chandelure
        Spoiler:- team:

    Bronze:
    (1300+ on PO, 1700+ on PS)
    ~Eranu - Deo-D Offense with Chandelure
        Spoiler:- team:


    *Because of PS's glitchy ladder and random resets, it is recommended to ladder on PO

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    Please take Screenshots of your final rankings.

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    serebii username: Eaglehawk
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: All three
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be a new alt): Bowls of Nuts for both PS and PO
    Ladder Ranking: PO is 1287

    I assume this is reserved now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglehawk View Post
    serebii username: Eaglehawk
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: All three
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be a new alt): Bowls of Nuts for both PS and PO
    Ladder Ranking: PO is 1287

    I assume this is reserved now.
    the alt you start with needs to be untouched (I clarified the sign up code), so if you could just edit in/post a untouched alt then you can start the challenge



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    I was just wondering if I can represent my clan for this event, because I'm introducing this to the clan as a cool groupwork activity thing. Is that okay?

    EDIT: I registered it.
    Join the Tutor Program. Started by JRCxyz & Salavoir

    [In Clan Memoriam]
    RIP Battling Academy, even though I just joined.
    Memories are eternal.

    RIP Toothpaste Clan. You kept my teeth clean.
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    serebii username: Soperman
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: Virizion
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): Makomander (will only be doing PO)

    You know, it's interesting, but I haven't battled a single Therian while laddering since last month. Admittedly, I only battled once or twice a week, but still...


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    serebii username: Lunar.
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: Bronzong
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): ILoveKierra
    †RIP 04/16/1994-10/13/2012†

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    Don't post only when you reach a ladder ranking worthy of archive. Try to post frequently saying where you are on the ladder, and what you used to get there. Other participants can help with your team, if you post it, and it can help spur discussion on uses for these Pokemon in the meta.

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    Serebii username: Phoopes
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: Virizion
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): Verizon (PS only)
    Hi, I'm part of the staff on Pokemon Showdown!, if you have any questions or need any help, VM or PM me.

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    serebii username: Zachmac
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: Virizion, and perhaps Bronzong, but maybe not.
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): Zachmac R. Month

    ...Yep, I'm still alive. Just really rusty. I think this will be a good way to introduce me to the new metagame.

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    So far, I've had a ton of success through stall, in case anybody needs help for an idea for a team or something.
    Possibel suggestions: Virizion could be used in a FWG core, while Bronzong is decent for TR teams. I find Restalk works best for me.


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    i might do this....maybe

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    serebii username: Eranu
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: Bronzong and Virizion
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): Kurosakii

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    serebii username: 5221A
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: Bronzong
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): [RM] anziliero

    I guess I'll join, may be fun. Never used one of these Pokés out side of UU and 4th gen.

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    serebii username: Rairyan
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: viz
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be a new alt): Just like dancing 2

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    serebii username: Jets
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: bronzong
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): BRONZONG WIN

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    Ok lets start a discussion topic~

    Lots of people are choosing Bronzong or Virizion (both do pretty well vs some of Rain's biggest threats), do you think that is the reason they are being picked more than chandelure? Or is there another reason that both Bronzong and Virizion seem more viable? Likewise is there anything you see detracting from Chandelure's usage in the metagame? Anything helping it?

    DISCUSS



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    serebii username: EmeraldGoblin
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: Virizion and Bronzong
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be a new alt): DemianGoblin
    Ladder Ranking: n/a (I dont usually play to rank OU, but now i will!)

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    Got to 1700 precisely using a shitty deo-d team. Will try to get to 1800 later but the ps ladder sucks too much so ill do it on po after kyurem-b gets banned again.

    ou 1700 82 1892 ± 88 (provisional) 22 6 0

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    yea it is heavily recommended to ladder on po ladder (even with kyu-b, its actually not on too many teams), mainly cuz ps ladder is broken rite now.

    Anyways congrats eranu on being the first bronze medalist we have



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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonuser™ View Post
    Ok lets start a discussion topic~

    Lots of people are choosing Bronzong or Virizion (both do pretty well vs some of Rain's biggest threats), do you think that is the reason they are being picked more than chandelure? Or is there another reason that both Bronzong and Virizion seem more viable? Likewise is there anything you see detracting from Chandelure's usage in the metagame? Anything helping it?

    DISCUSS
    Chandelure just doesn't have the stats or typing the other two do. Fire is a purely offensive type, while Ghost can sort of do both. Unfortunately, it has neither the Speed nor the Hp or Defenses necessary for its role. And there's the fact that Fire is the worst defensive typing in the game.


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    Chandelure just needs a little more speed by giving it a scarf for example. It demolishes sun teams and functions as a spin blocker by being able to ohko every spinner in the game. Fire Blast ohko's nearly everything after a Flash Fire boost too.

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    serebii username: Chidori__O
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: All three of them (Chandelure, Virizeon and Bronzong)
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): ChidoriO[Challenge]

    I really love being original considering on PO I made it to 1250 with my original team. But I can't get passed that part so I'm hovering there. I just made this new profile. I'm gonna do it on PO (the challenge). Now I just have to make the team...
    http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthr...8#post15775448 I'm back guys. Kind of. I won't be really active and sorry for any inconvenience I've caused!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chidori__O View Post
    serebii username: Chidori__O
    Pokemon(s) you plan to use: All three of them (Chandelure, Virizeon and Bronzong)
    Ladder alt (remember it needs to be an untouched alt): Chidori_O[Challenge]

    I really love being original considering on PO I made it to 1250 with my original team. But I can't get passed that part so I'm hovering there. I just made this new profile. I'm gonna do it on PO (the challenge). Now I just have to make the team...
    if you have trouble getting to the hall of fame mark feel free to post your team here, asking for critiques/suggestions. Also if you want help with your team cores you can also post them here. Having discussion like that will help EVERY participant as they make their own teams.



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