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  1. NU Tier Discussion Request Thread

    I've seen some magnetons lurking around in NU, so escavalier isn't exactly the safest option, even if it decides to run drill run. Escavalier's recovery is pretty much limited to a rest sleep talk set, not sure if people run that or not. It's probably decent but you miss out on pursuit trapping. If it doesn't run rest, then linoone just needs to wait around until escavalier is 50-60% to set up, which is pretty doable. Mismagmius is an option, but it has to be running timid, and it can't be running a sub cm set or else it will lose. Linoone can always run jolly to mess up haunter as well, although I imagine jolly linoone will miss out on some kos. Both ghost types are also prone to pursuit trapping, although not sure how prevalent that is. Defensive normal resists have existed in every meta where linoone was banned, so I wouldn't say that's a compelling argument to me on why it's not overpowered. Crustle/amoonguss/tangrowth/armaldo/golem all fall to the flail set you love so dearly, although flail means you're giving up seed bomb, which probably doesn't matter too much anyways. Sturdy users could work, but unless you have fairly dedicated hazard removal, stealth rock/spikes/toxic spikes will most likely ruin any plans with sturdy. Also it seems like you're forgetting that linoone is usually the last pokemon revealed in the match, late into the game, so the odds of someone keeping a sawk at 100% throughout the entire match on the off chance that the opponent might be running linoone, is pretty slim. My main issue with linoone is that it has a +2 priority stab extreme speed, which makes it very deadly vs an offensive team. You might think, oh if I'm running offense, then linoone won't have a chance to set up, but that's generally incorrect, unless you run 6 things with fighting coverage or strong stab moves. An offense team can't just rely on a priority user or a scarf pokemon to deal with linoone, unlike other set up sweepers, which can be dealt with scarfers or +1 priority. We're probably not going to take any action with NU currently since we're still ironing things out in OU and UU before we really touch NU, so whatever can go wild in NU currently.
  2. [PSL 9] Betting thread

    @Kimikozen owes me 200k
  3. [PSL9] Week Seven

    won, gg https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7lc-719503348 let's finish them off OPA!!
  4. [PSL9] Week Seven

    me vs yetto after coolio vs golden
  5. OU Tier Discussion Request Thread

    252+ SpA Life Orb Blissey Psychic vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Conkeldurr: 146-172 (81.1 - 95.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO easy solution
  6. [PSL 9] Betting thread

  7. [PSL9] Week Six

    after some spooky predicts, the winner was decided http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7lc-716200327
  8. [PSL9] Week Six

    https://play.pokemonshowdown.com/battle-gen7lc-716200327 bla
  9. [PSL 9] Betting thread

    1mil on me vs coolio and 1mil on one punch apes beating roy rogers inc
  10. [PSL9] Week Four

    Me vs goldeneyes in like 10 minutes
  11. [PSL9] Week Three

    Non mega sableye stall teams are still around, but now they run 2-3 defoggers. The one I'm thinking of had defog mega zard+defog gliscor+defog skarm, although I think zard dropped defog in later iterations of the team. Zapdos is another good choice for a defog combo.
  12. [PSL9] Week Three

    won in a close match, gg http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7lc-704636331 lets get it apes!
  13. [PSL9] Week Three

    Do it
  14. [PSL9] Week Two

    Me vs Lkrenz in 10
  15. Sand Stream in UU

    Gigalith didn't have sand stream in gen 5, a gen 7 addition. It does appear that they banned weather in UU, but I think it's more because weather setters were less common in play, so if you brought a hippo into battle and your opponent didn't have any other weather setter (aka vulpix / snover), then your stoutland etc would be at an advantage the entire match. This is just speculation though on the reason why, I can't seem to find any threads specifically where they banned weather (except for a snow warning thread). As for our meta, I'm gonna go ahead and say no. Sand veil is really not that overpowered, especially when it's only lasting about 3 turns. Realistically a sand veil user needs to run substitute+a set up move to potentially take advantage of misses, and even then, it's not a guaranteed chance you got a free turn due to a miss.

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