OU is defined by standard sets. We see a Landorus Therian and assume its either a choice scarf revenger or a offensive pivot. However, people can make use of creative or underrated sets to gain an advantage in a match, turning normal answers into set up baits or useless in front of them. This thread is devoted to discussing underrated pokemon, their sets, as well as creative sets for common pokemon.
What is a Good Creative Set
- The set pulls off a role without being outclassed by another pokemon. It is very important to know the difference between competition and outclassed.
- Takes advantage of current trends in the metagame
- It is successful. You may post calculations or replays to prove it, but make sure they are reasonable
What is a Good Underrated Set
- A less common, yet effective set ex. Bulky Charizard x vs Standard Charizard X
- Takes advantage of key points and trends in the metagame
- These sets are generally able to beat their normal answers ex Mixed Mega Garchomp easily beats answers for Swords Dance Mega Garchomp
Any crappy gimmacks will be deleted and infracted
What constitutes a crappy gimmack
- Using something that has no business in OU for the sack of using it in OU ex Zwelious
- Moves sets that are inferior to current movesets as well as horrible outclassed by other pokemon
- No ubers
Basically none of this
Blissey (F) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Natural Cure (or Serene Grace for 60% paralyze, 20% burn, 20% freeze)
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Spd / 252 SAtk
- Fire Blast
- Focus Blast
For a special wall, Blissey hits surprisingly hard, reaching a special attack stat of 410 after all is added up. The movepool is to ensure that blissey hits as hard as possible, but some moves can be swapped out if they must (ice beam for blizzard, thunderbolt for thunder, etc.). This combination hits 10 out of 18 types super effectively. This set also makes a very good special tank and will catch many things like ferrothorn off guard.