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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    boooooooo

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    which makes no sense alakazam has a huge sp a and great speed.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    1. Tiers are based on usage, not quality
    2. Fuck that though because the two tend to correlate. Alakazam has crazy speed and attack power but a stiff breeze knocks him over and his movepool is pretty shallow.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2010
    Like I said, that rating is not entirely based on Alakazam's actual goodness as a Pokemon. It just apparently isn't used very often in the current OU metagame.

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Not gonna lie though, these movesets and trainin guides and what not are pretty helpful so far

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    which makes no sense alakazam has a huge sp a and great speed.

    Pure psychics suck pretty bad though

    Pure anything sucks pretty bad

    Edit: agree with SR. It is the glass cannon-ist of glass cannon pokes. There's psychics that can actually take a hit that are just straight up better than alakazam

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2010
    Except pure normals. :P

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Pure Awesome Pokemon aren't. Like Dragonite and Typhlosion.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    which makes no sense alakazam has a huge sp a and great speed.

    Pure psychics suck pretty bad though

    Pure anything sucks pretty bad
    Pure water or steel are both pretty good

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    which makes no sense alakazam has a huge sp a and great speed.

    Pure psychics suck pretty bad though

    Pure anything sucks pretty bad

    so make it a lead and tear through shit, it has enough versatility that it can knock down a shit load of pokemon

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    which makes no sense alakazam has a huge sp a and great speed.

    Pure psychics suck pretty bad though

    Pure anything sucks pretty bad
    Blastoise and Feraligatr, mofo

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    the metagame smogon uses is essentially poop from a butt

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Beasteh wrote: »
    the metagame smogon uses is essentially poop from a butt

    Not really, the only weird thing about it is manipulable hidden power

    and really that makes Alakazam better, not worse

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    which makes no sense alakazam has a huge sp a and great speed.

    Pure psychics suck pretty bad though

    Pure anything sucks pretty bad

    so make it a lead and tear through shit, it has enough versatility that it can knock down a shit load of pokemon

    Can't see it happening, I'd just pull out a combo steel type /combo dark type and stop that shit right there

    Or a SP Wall

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited June 2010
    every time one of you butts links pokemon music i end up listening to the red/blue music on youtube for like hours

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    which makes no sense alakazam has a huge sp a and great speed.

    Pure psychics suck pretty bad though

    Pure anything sucks pretty bad

    so make it a lead and tear through shit, it has enough versatility that it can knock down a shit load of pokemon

    Unless the other guy's lead has a priority move + a focus sash

    which

    incidentally

    most of the them do!

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    focus blast will kill a dark type pretty fast
    are steel types weak against grass? because alakazam can learn energy ball.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I love alakazam

    trainin one right now

    is HP Dragon any good?

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Rent wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    which makes no sense alakazam has a huge sp a and great speed.

    Pure psychics suck pretty bad though

    Pure anything sucks pretty bad
    Pure water or steel are both pretty good

    Water type in general is awesome, and steel as a typing is just too goddamn strong

    Funny how gen 2 offers up two types to weaken psychic; one is well balanced and the other is just straight-up broken good

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  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    focus blast will kill a dark type pretty fast
    are steel types weak against grass? because alakazam can learn energy ball.

    nope, but focus blast takes care of them too

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    or am i thinking of grass knot
    i think i am thinking of grass knot

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    steel is a lot of things, but broken good is not one of them

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
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    are steel types weak against grass? because alakazam can learn energy ball.

    No, resistant in fact

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    well focus blast will tear a huge hole in it anyway

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    okay, what does OU mean in smogen's tier system

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

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  • SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Steel is far from broken. Weak against Fire, Fighting and Ground is not exactly awesome. Especially considering how often you see EQ and any Fighting attack to deal with Darks.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    okay, what does OU mean in smogen's tier system

    Overused

    it's a pokemon that sees a lot of use in competitive battles

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    yeah being weak to the most common move in the game is kind of lame for steel

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2010
    redhead wrote: »
    every time one of you butts links pokemon music i end up listening to the red/blue music on youtube for like hours

    there is a lot of gold and silver music, too

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited June 2010
    yes but i'm not as nostalgic for those games because i never played them

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    redhead wrote: »
    yes but i'm not as nostalgic for those games because i never played them

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=120592

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  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I could listen to the Vermillion City music forever

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    redhead wrote: »
    yes but i'm not as nostalgic for those games because i never played them

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=120592

    i was actually about to make that post myself

    i consider it a personal failing

    but apparently not one i'm in a hurry to rectify

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  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    you've at least played the remakes, right

    right

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited June 2010
    n-nnn

    i refuse to testify!!

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  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    pleading the fifth, huh

    that can't protect you forever

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Member of Twin Club Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I've heard enough. redhead, I sentence you to buy AND play either Heart Gold or Soul Silver. The choice between the two can be made at your discretion.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    okay, what does BL mean then

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

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  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Borderline

    something between Underused and Overused

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2010
    It's generally used for things that are too powerful for UU play, but aren't quite OU material.

    @nealcm @faynor
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