Announcement np: SS OU Suspect Process, Round 4 – Fish away from Water


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Hey everyone else, the OU tiering council has made a decision to suspect test Dracovish.

Dracovish happens to be a typical hazard in the Overused metagame considering that the start of generation. An 85 base power move that doubles in power when attacking first (including on switches), Dracovish has become one of the most fearsome wallbreakers in the OU metagame with use of Fishious Rend. As a result of Fishious Rend’s power that is absurd along with Dracovish’s cap ability, Strong Jaw, Dracovish is effective at ripping through perhaps the sturdiest Water-type resists. Its amazing wallbreaking potential happens to be centralizing into the metagame that is current where Fishious Rend switch-ins are few in number.

Dracovish operates two main sets within the current metagame: Selection Scarf and preference Band. An option Scarf boosts Dracovish’s speed, usually making sure it’ll go first, gaining an electric boost against offensive Pokemon that it might otherwise struggle to defeat. The Choice Band set trades the speed and revenge killing potential of the Choice Scarf set for incredible wallbreaking power on the other hand. The set does not have any real counters and is effective at almost 2HKOing the bulkiest Water-type resists, such as for example Ferrothorn and Toxapex.

The option Scarf set is a headache that is absolute unpleasant groups to manage, outspeeding and OHKOing typical Pokemon that will typically simply simply take neutral assaults, such as for instance Togekiss and Jirachi. Selection Scarf Dracovish outspeeds the complete unboosted metagame club Zeraora and Dragapult, which makes it extremely tough to test, as an extremely quick Pokemon which also functions as a wallbreaker against unpleasant teams specially. Common pokemon that is offensive aren’t getting OHKOed, such as for instance preference Scarf Hydreigon and Dragapult, aren’t with the capacity of using numerous hits from Dracovish, basically rendering them become one time switch-ins. Slower unpleasant Pokemon, such as Kyurem and Life Orb Hydreigon, are 2HKOed, so they cannot properly switch into Dracovish after all, and unpleasant teams are pushed to restrict Dracovish from switching in.

The decision Band set is perhaps the essential effective wallbreaker in the tier, shredding through balanced teams which have few Pokemon that will outspeed and revenge destroy it. This set is bewilderingly effective, almost 2HKOing perhaps the sturdiest resists, such as for example Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Offensive resists that will behave as a one time switch for preference Scarf sets are not capable of switching into option Band because they are vunerable to getting OHKOd with reduced damage that is prior. For just about any non-resist, solution Band Dracovish is with the capacity of OHKOing the tier that is entire.

Nonetheless, Dracovish just isn’t a pokemon that is perfect any means. Dracovish’s middling speed stat ensures that it’s slower than most unpleasant Pokemon with all the Choice Band set and does mean so it does not outspeed the quickest threats into the metagame, particularly Zeraora and Dragapult, despite having a selection Scarf boost. Because of this, Fishious Rend is not doubled in energy, which makes it quite a bit weaker and failing continually to do sufficient damage to opposing Pokemon. This could also be mistreated by defensive Pokemon, such as for instance Baneful Bunker Toxapex, which could make use of Baneful Bunker multiple times in a row as a result of decreased power of Fishious Rend even when it fails. Furthermore, Dracovish’s admittedly mediocre base 90 assault stat means its coverage techniques have become poor when compared with a boosted Fishious Rend, rendering it hard to beat checks like Seismitoad and Toxapex (while using the Choice Scarf set) without forecast. Finally, Dracovish is practically constantly limited when you’re choiced, and thus Water immune Pokemon usually takes advantage of it well and it will be forecast reliant in a few associated with aforementioned match-ups or stopped by Safeguard.

  • To attain voting requisites, you have to reach A gxe that is minimum of with at the least 40 games played in the Pokemon Showdown! OverUsed (OU) ladder
  • You need to signup with a newly registered account on Pokemon Showdown! that begins because of the appropriate prefix for the test that is suspect. The prefix will be OUTZ for this suspect test. As an example, we might signup aided by the ladder account OUTZ SUAPAH.
  • Laddering with a merchant account that impersonates, mocks, or insults another Smogon individual or breaks Pokemon Showdown! rules can be disqualified from voting and infracted. Moderator discernment will be reproduced right here. If you have any question or hesitance when coming up with the alt, pick another name just. You can find unlimited opportunities and now we experienced difficulty because of this over over repeatedly. You should be able to exhibit decent enough judgement here if you wish to participate in the suspect. We shall not be lenient.
  • We are utilizing the regular OU ladder because of this suspect test. We shall never be creating a brand new suspect Ladder. At the start of every battle, you will see an statement denoting the ongoing suspect with a website website website link for this thread.
  • The aspect being tested, Dracovish, would be allowed from the ladder.
  • Any kind of voting manipulation can lead to quick and punishment that is severe. You might be a lot more than welcome to state your argument to as many individuals as you therefore please, but do not utilize almost any underhanded techniques to have a result you would like. Bribery, blackmail, or just about any other variety of strategy utilized to sway votes should be managed and sanctioned.
  • Usually do not attempt to cheat the ladder. We’re going to determine if you didn’t actually attain voting requisites, therefore do not do so. Harsh sanctions may be used.
  • Unlike previous tests, we shall be publishing the voting recognition thread right after this thread. Your voting requisites are going to be verified by way of a Council user or OU moderator, to which we will edit in confirmation. Please avoid getting decidedly more games before getting verified.
  • The suspect test will carry on for 14 days, enduring until May 31st at 11:59 pm (GMT-4), after which we are going to place the voting thread up in the Blind Voting subforum.

This thread will likely be available to enable all users to share with you their ideas on this test that is suspect consult with one another their ideas. Nonetheless, this thread will likely be strictly moderated, moreso than the OU forum thread that is average. Our moderators will apply discretion about what is acceptable. Please read and retain in head listed here before posting:

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