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La Volpe
That alolan Raichu is so cute omg.
Lanturn
well they released the japanese video now on their youtube. Cool stuff. Note that Team Skull's pokemon are not in Pokéballs, but Ultra Balls and such.

Blazevoir
And here's the English trailer:

Faust


Loving this thing already.
Navizel
it's ya boy guzma
Blazevoir
Lmfao, epic pic, Faust XD
EneT
Ummm... I don't know if anyone else here plays competitive pokemon or not but I just got back to playing pokemon showdown after a 2-3 year hiatus and damn the competitive meta seems so different. Clefable is so much cancer now; I love it.
Navizel
competitive what? smogon? vgc 15/16?
Lanturn
GG anime.

Live Pokémon Sun/Moon stream at Gamescom starting shortly: https://www.twitch.tv/nintendodeutschland


New Content:

During the Gamescom presentation by Battle Director Shigeki Morimoto, we learned some new information about Sun & Moon. First, we saw a new Z-Move used by Pikachu which was Normal-type called Hyper Sprintangriff in German, translates to Hyper Sprint Attack. In addition to this, a world first reveal came which showed a new Pokémon, Turtonator, which is Fire/Dragon-type with the ability Shell Armor and a new move called Shell Trap which will cause the opponent to get hit by an explosion of damage if it hits Turtonator in the same turn.

Note English name is Turtonator.



EneT

Navizel wrote:

competitive what? smogon? vgc 15/16?
smogon obvs; vgc mostly consists of weird double battles.
Navizel

EneT wrote:

Navizel wrote:

competitive what? smogon? vgc 15/16?
smogon obvs; vgc mostly consists of weird double battles.
meh. I like VGC more cause it's much more fast-paced. But yes, Clefable is viable now since it became a Fairy and got a +10 on SpA. Heck, even Clefairy is viable in VGC because of Friend Guard.



btw do steps count toward egg hatching when you're offline in Pokemon Go?
Hika
nope @ Navi

I don't think it has background app refresh properly enabled but that's just what I think
Cause I haven't tried
Blazevoir
Another unannounced trailer:

Razzy
I think Stufful just made my heart melt <3

also, no, you have to have the app open on your screen in order for distance to count
Lanturn
Well I just found my favorite fighting type for this Gen... And I don't mean that cute little bear. It's got a tag sticking out of its butt.

Sandcastles look great still. I love the shovel that spins on Palossand's head.

ps. Someone should really update the opening post.

http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com
Blazevoir
I can't do that anymore, orz...
EneT
lol, this full team Mega-Lopunny sweep I did was pretty funny.
http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-421526629

Oh yeah if anyone here has competitive knowledge/experience I would appreciate some help by rating my pokemon team. Missing 2 generations of competitive has just made me an absolutely clueless, terribad player and ever since I started playing again I've made a bunch of horrible teams. This is the first Mega Lopunny-based team I've made; I've only made Mega Gardevoir and Zard X based teams prior to this one.
Fresh Jordans (Lopunny-Mega) (F) @ Lopunnite
Ability: Limber
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Return
- Fake Out
- Ice Punch

Flame Nommer (Heatran) @ Leftovers
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Lava Plume
- Toxic
- Protect
- Stealth Rock

KFC (Talonflame) (M)
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics
- Roost
- Swords Dance
- Taunt

Magic Mike (Amoonguss) (M) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 168 Def / 92 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Spore
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Clear Smog

Anal Plug (Excadrill) (M) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Rapid Spin

Cancer (Clefable) (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Heal Bell
- Wish
- Protect
Navizel
KFC (Talonflame) (M)
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics
- Roost
- Swords Dance
- Taunt
uhhhh. 120 of BB>110 of Acrobatics. No items is terrible. You might as well use Hawlucha instead of Talonflame. Not sure about SD.. try overheat/flare blitz.

EneT wrote:

lol, this full team Mega-Lopunny sweep I did was pretty funny.
http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-421526629
not sure about the Fake Out on Turn 12. Mega Lopunny is faster anyway.
EneT
You should pretty much use Fake Out whenever you can; it has priority+3 and will always flinch the enemy, doesn't matter if it's not effective, it's close to a no counterplay move that can only be used the first turn the user is in battle.


The purpose of the Talonflame is to be a priority attacker and kill the things Mega Lopunny has trouble killing such as Keldeo and Tech Breloom. Reason I don't go BB/Flare Blitz is because Acrobatics along with stealth rock support is enough to OHKO the things I need Talonflame to kill. I also don't need Flare Blitz since I don't really need a fire type move other than the Lava Plume Heatran has; any threat that has a weakness to fire such as Scizor or grass types are walled off by my team, anything else is dealt by Mega Lopunny and Choice Scarf Excadrill. The Talonflame isn't supposed to function as a sweeper, it's a priority user/revenge killer that I need alive to support Mega Lopunny, so unnecessary damage from recoil on a pokemon that is already easy to kill is unneeded. I go for HP EVs instead of Speed EVs because it already has priority with Gale Wings and the HP allows it to be a pivot into steel types forcing them to switch out, believing I have OHKO capability with Flare Blitz.

TL;DR It's a counter to Mega Lopunny's counters.
Also, isn't Overheat a special move? Would be weird to make Talonflame a mixed attacker.

I've tried playing with a team a high ranking player gave me and I've reached 1600 elo with it(Pro status is around 1800+) so my game knowledge is still there, I'm just lacking in teambuilding because all the X&Y pokemon are new to me and all the new moves/type weakness changes/megas are something I still need getting used to.
Endaris
If you use a pokemon with acrobatics for competitive you should definitely use a flying gem over no item as the gem will be consumed before the game checks whether or not you hold an item.
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