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15th Sep '17 10:10:30 AM TheOrbOfConfusion
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* AttackBackfire: Commonly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] with Pokémon that have these abilities; one popular application in Generation IV was to switch Gyarados out for an Electivire that could the incoming Electric-type attack and gain a speed boost. Doubles play [[UpToEleven takes things further]] with sets that are ''built'' to capitalize on friendly fire -- [[http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/pokemon/palossand/ this sample set for Palossand]] works in tandem with a Smeargle that knows Water Shuriken to become a powerful MightyGlacier in a single turn. [[note]]Water Shuriken is an increased-priority move that hits two to five times per use. Thanks to Palossand's ability, each of those hits will provide a two-stage increase to its defense, meaning that anything above two hits will maximize its defense. This also activates Palossand's Weakness Policy, doubling its Attack and Special Attack, and Smeargle's poor Special Attack will ensure that no significant damage is dealt in all this. Once Palossand's turn rolls around, it can use Amnesia to raise its Special Defense and finish the turn with every one of its stats doubled or better... [[DumpStat except Speed]].[[/note]]

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* AttackBackfire: Commonly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] with Pokémon that have these abilities; one popular application in Generation IV was to switch Gyarados out for an Electivire that could take the incoming Electric-type attack and gain a speed boost. Doubles play [[UpToEleven takes things further]] with sets that are ''built'' to capitalize on friendly fire -- [[http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/pokemon/palossand/ this sample set for Palossand]] works in tandem with a Smeargle that knows Water Shuriken to become a powerful MightyGlacier in a single turn. [[note]]Water Shuriken is an increased-priority move that hits two to five times per use. Thanks to Palossand's ability, each of those hits will provide a two-stage increase to its defense, meaning that anything above two hits will maximize its defense. This also activates Palossand's Weakness Policy, doubling its Attack and Special Attack, and Smeargle's poor Special Attack will ensure that no significant damage is dealt in all this. Once Palossand's turn rolls around, it can use Amnesia to raise its Special Defense and finish the turn with every one of its stats doubled or better... [[DumpStat except Speed]].[[/note]]
15th Sep '17 9:57:48 AM TheOrbOfConfusion
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* AttackBackfire: Commonly [[InvokedTrope invoked]] with Pokémon that have these abilities; one popular application in Generation IV was to switch Gyarados out for an Electivire that could the incoming Electric-type attack and gain a speed boost. Doubles play [[UpToEleven takes things further]] with sets that are ''built'' to capitalize on friendly fire -- [[http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/pokemon/palossand/ this sample set for Palossand]] works in tandem with a Smeargle that knows Water Shuriken to become a powerful MightyGlacier in a single turn. [[note]]Water Shuriken is an increased-priority move that hits two to five times per use. Thanks to Palossand's ability, each of those hits will provide a two-stage increase to its defense, meaning that anything above two hits will maximize its defense. This also activates Palossand's Weakness Policy, doubling its Attack and Special Attack, and Smeargle's poor Special Attack will ensure that no significant damage is dealt in all this. Once Palossand's turn rolls around, it can use Amnesia to raise its Special Defense and finish the turn with every one of its stats doubled or better... [[DumpStat except Speed]].[[/note]]
21st Jul '17 2:42:48 AM flamemario12
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*** Marshadow is banned in SM OU almost instantly after its introduction in July 2017. The reasoning was its unique type combination providing unresisted coverage, excellent speed tier, and most importantly it's SecretArt: Spectral Thief, and its corresponding Z-Move: Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.

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*** Marshadow is banned in SM OU almost instantly after its introduction in July 2017. The reasoning was its unique type combination providing unresisted coverage, excellent speed tier, and most importantly it's its SecretArt: Spectral Thief, and its corresponding Z-Move: Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.
10th Jul '17 6:50:44 PM flamemario12
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*** Mega Metagross had gotten a suspect test in Gen 6, but it was finally banned come Gen 7. A mixture of speed of Mega's being calculated on the turn of evolution, Terrain becoming a viable field of play thanks to the Tapu's and general shifts in the metagame that heavily favored it all contributed to it finally leaving.
*** Marshadow was banned in SM OU almost instantly after it's introduction in July 2017. The reasoning was it's unique typing providing unresisted coverage, excellent speed tier, and most importantly it's SecretArt: Spectral Thief, and it's corresponding Z-Move: Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.

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*** Mega Metagross had gotten a suspect test in Gen 6, but it was finally banned come Gen 7. A mixture of speed of Mega's being calculated on the turn of evolution, Mega Evolution, Terrain becoming a viable field of play thanks to the Tapu's and general shifts in the metagame that heavily favored it all contributed to it finally leaving.
*** Marshadow was is banned in SM OU almost instantly after it's its introduction in July 2017. The reasoning was it's its unique typing type combination providing unresisted coverage, excellent speed tier, and most importantly it's SecretArt: Spectral Thief, and it's its corresponding Z-Move: Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.
10th Jul '17 12:35:15 PM Superjustinbros
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*** Marshadow has the honor of being banned to Ubers ''before it was even officially released''. The reasoning was it's unique typing providing unresisted coverage, excellent speed tier, and most importantly it's SecretArt: Spectral Thief, and it's corresponding Z-Move: Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.

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*** Marshadow has the honor of being was banned to Ubers ''before it was even officially released''.in SM OU almost instantly after it's introduction in July 2017. The reasoning was it's unique typing providing unresisted coverage, excellent speed tier, and most importantly it's SecretArt: Spectral Thief, and it's corresponding Z-Move: Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.
8th Jul '17 2:59:55 AM EternityofSpirits
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*** Mega Metagross had gotten a suspect test in Gen 6, but it was finally banned come Gen 7. A mixture of speed of Mega's being calculated on the turn of evolution, Terrain becoming a viable field of play thanks to the Tapu's and general shifts in the metagame that heavily favored it all contributed to it finally leaving.
7th Jul '17 7:43:58 PM Superjustinbros
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*** Marshadow has the honor of being banned to Ubers ''before it was released''. The reasoning was it's unique typing providing unresisted coverage, speed tier, and most importantly it's SecretArt, Spectral Thief, and it's corresponding Z-Move, Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.

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*** Marshadow has the honor of being banned to Ubers ''before it was even officially released''. The reasoning was it's unique typing providing unresisted coverage, excellent speed tier, and most importantly it's SecretArt, SecretArt: Spectral Thief, and it's corresponding Z-Move, Z-Move: Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.
7th Jul '17 1:29:09 PM Superjustinbros
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** In Generation 7:
*** Pheromosa was banned in SM OU within the first few months of the metagame thanks to her splendid GlassCannon build, balanced physical and special attacking stats, and a very wide array of different coverage options to destroy anything that challenges it. Not even the priority users and Ghost-types of the OU tier were able to keep it in check.
*** Marshadow has the honor of being banned to Ubers ''before it was released''. The reasoning was it's unique typing providing unresisted coverage, speed tier, and most importantly it's SecretArt, Spectral Thief, and it's corresponding Z-Move, Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike.
2nd Jul '17 10:07:21 PM Dattix
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** The Baton Pass Clause limits the player to one user of the move Baton Pass on each team. This clause came about in Generation VI due to the discovery of several overly-powerful team combinations that required multiple users of the move, and shutting it down being something of a crapshoot (requiring Haze or a SwitchOutMove to pull off)

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** The Baton Pass Clause limits the player to one user of the move Baton Pass on each team. This clause came about in Generation VI due to the discovery of several overly-powerful team combinations that required multiple users of the move, and shutting it down being something of a crapshoot (requiring Haze or a SwitchOutMove to pull off)off). Although later it was just banned from OU altogether.
10th Jun '17 10:00:51 AM HasturHasturHastur
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** Xurkitree has absolutely horrifying Special Attack plus Tail Glow, which raises it to truly obscene levels, and [[KillStreak Beast Boost]] will raise it even more with each kill. Unfortunately, that's literally all it has, as the rest of its stats are thoroughly mediocre at best, and there is literally no way for Beast Boost to boost anything other than Special Attack due to its stat distribution, preventing MinMaxing to help boost its Speed instead. The end result is a slow, fragile, and predictable Pokemon that can reduce things to ash but probably won't get to do so; while it currently is in the lower tiers of OU and can be effective with proper setup, general consensus is that there are plenty of less extreme but more dependable special wallbreakers out there.

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** Xurkitree has absolutely horrifying Special Attack plus Tail Glow, which raises it to truly obscene levels, and [[KillStreak Beast Boost]] will raise it even more with each kill. Unfortunately, that's literally all it has, as the rest of its stats are thoroughly mediocre at best, and there is literally no way for Beast Boost to boost anything other than Special Attack due to its stat distribution, preventing MinMaxing to help boost its Speed instead. The end result is a slow, fragile, and predictable Pokemon that can reduce things to ash but probably won't get to do so; while it currently is in the lower tiers of OU and can be very effective with proper setup, general consensus is that there are plenty of less extreme but more dependable special wallbreakers out there.
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