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Who'll Stop The Rain (Bergmite) @ Damp Rock
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 5
EVs: 236 HP / 116 Def / 156 SpD
Careful Nature
- Rain Dance
- Rock Smash
- Rock Tomb
- Rock Polish

Bergmite is also a fan of classic rock, as it enjoys listening to it when he is not sinking ships and dreaming of becoming a table. Bergmite excells at setting up the rain for a boosted Hydro Pump, as nothing really can OHKO it. It's absolutely massive defensive stats ensure that rain is set up for it's fish friend, not food. Bergmite, after setting the Rain up, realizes that he has done a job well done and decides to go back to his pastime of listening to rock. Rock Smash has a 50% chance of lowering the target's defense, which Bergmite uses because he assumes that Carvahna is a good set, boasting it's 85 attack stat. Poor Bergmite. Despite that, Bergmite also has Rock Tomb, with a 100% chance of lowering speed, Carvahna can come right in and not waste any of it's rain turns protecting. Finally, Bergmite has Rock Polish in case it has the extra turn to outspeed something and set the rain even faster. Bergmite really does like to polish his subpar skills on the guitar, in the hopes that he can have a career in the future as an indie rock band. It doesn't look like his future is going very far yet, so the rain really fits his current personality of edgy on the outside, depressed on the inside. Just like me!
 
Aye, how holy is Thee! (Croagunk) @ Eviolite
Ability: Dry Skin
Level: 5
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 132 HP / 28 Atk / 196 Def / 116 SpD / 36 Spe
Impish Nature
- Bulk Up
- Drain Punch
- Gunk Shot
- Sucker Punch​
***

A stoned little toad that ups its bulk is the perfect toad for thee!

And asketh the fool in naive curiousity, "Why, Good Lord!, might that be?"

Why, for the simple fact that the toad makes croak the foes which coincide nigh exactly

with those so passionately resented by the speedy young fish we see!

Flower pot.

And if thou see not

what is so brilliantly thought

by our Most Holy of Gods!

then His Most Emminency!

shall list with expediency

the foes which the toad doth defeat

and thou shall cry

with marveled delight,

"Aye, how holy is Thee!"


***

* Porygon

* Magnemite

* Chinchou

* Snubbull

* Spritzee

* Ferroseed

* Cottonee

* Chespin

* Shellos

* Mienfoo

* Timburr

* Foongus

* Snivy

* Skrelp

* Scraggy

* Tirtouga

* Pancham

* Riolu
 
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Best set -
The Li'l Lava bug who could -

Larvesta @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 76 HP / 236 Def / 156 SpD / 36 Spe
Impish Nature
- U-turn
- Flare Blitz
- Will-O-Wisp
- Morning Sun

They both help each other out like the good friends they are, covering each others weaknesses:
Fire burns grass.
Bug infests(?) psychic (and grass types (and dark types)).
What more could you need?!
...
But that isn't all! Oh no, along side Flame Body (the hottest new fashion this year) Will-O will-stop any pesky fighting types from getting at Carvanha!

It's an all-in-one bundle of flaming, buggy joy, sent straight to your heart.

Atk goes well with Carv's SpA too which is always nice. Oh and morning sun is there to brighten everyone's day. And keep it alive to help out more.
 
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Good heavens you guys are incredible (cwl) but since you guys are so good imma need you to start specifying whether you'd like your set considered for Best Set, Best Meme, or both, so that I don't leave anybody off of a list they wanted to be on. We cool?

Tagging WaterlessMelon Coconut. Infamy Dhaora cause you've already posted n_n
 

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Best set:
@ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Hustle
EVs: 236 HP / 156 Def / 76 SpD / 36 Spe
Bold Nature
- Baton Pass
- Nasty Plot
- Morning Sun
- Dazzling Gleam

Toge can wall Fighters and safely get in the menace that is +2 Carvanha. I'm pretty sure everything bar Croagunk dies to +2 special Carv after sr (Lileep, Porygon, Spritzee, Mienfoo, Timburr--for what it's worth--, Shellder, Foongus, Pawniard, Frillish, and Axew all die). The only downside is the lack of prio, yet this doesn't really mean that much because Honedge pairs well with Carvanha, Pawniard's sucker doesn't kill, and Timburr is less used now than ever. So yeah strong mon. Plus it is cute!
 
Best set:

Ponyta @ Eviolite
Ability: Flame Body
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Def / 76 SpD / 196 Spe
Impish Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Flame Charge
- Will-O-Wisp
- Morning Sun

Offencive synergie: beats all the counters besides Munchlax and Timburr.
Beautifull 16 defence allowing it to take better hits from Fletchling, Mienfoo, Pawniard and even Aipom but also take advantage of the current meta having enough to outspeed the 17 tier what holds Drifloon. It's type shows offencive pressence beating pokemon like Ferroseed, Foongus, Cottonee but also defencive coverage beating Spritzee, Snubbull, Cottonee and Foongus however it still minds the status being Paralysis and Sleep.
Once going to +1 it's no longer weak to Diglett. Classic but still good as it used to be.

PS: I am not the one that made this set originally.
 
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Aye, how holy is Thee! (Croagunk) @ Eviolite
Ability: Dry Skin
Level: 5
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 132 HP / 28 Atk / 196 Def / 116 SpD / 36 Spe
Impish Nature
- Bulk Up
- Drain Punch
- Gunk Shot
- Sucker Punch
***

A stoned little toad that ups its bulk is the perfect toad for thee!

And asketh the fool in naive curiousity, "Why, Good Lord!, might that be?"

Why, for the simple fact that the toad makes croak the foes which coincide nigh exactly

with those so passionately resented by the speedy young fish we see!

Flower pot.

And if thou see not

what is so brilliantly thought

by our Most Holy of Gods!

then His Most Emminency!

shall list with expediency

the foes which the toad doth defeat

and thou shall cry

with marveled delight,

"Aye, how holy is Thee!"


***

* Porygon

* Magnemite

* Chinchou

* Snubbull

* Spritzee

* Ferroseed

* Cottonee

* Chespin

* Shellos

* Mienfoo

* Timburr

* Foongus

* Snivy

* Skrelp

* Scraggy

* Tirtouga

* Pancham

* Riolu
best set AND best meme!
 
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Amaura @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Refrigerate
Level: 5
EVs: 60 HP / 220 SpA / 228 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Blizzard
- Earth Power
- Thunderbolt
- Ancient Power

Amaura does a very similar thing to Snover here, setting up hail for Carvanas blizzard and generally weakening/killing a lot of Special carvs checks, like Ferroseed and Chinchou. It also switches into Fletch sometimes and generally has some nice synergy.
 

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I got a job so I forgot about this :O

Please vote for two submissions you feel are the best based on how they fulfill the niche and contribute to a team as a whole. Vote for the two you prefer, in order, with your first preference on top. I'd also ask that you vote by using the username, as it's possible users could submit the same Pokemon with a different set. In addition, I'll also open votes for the best meme set, cause who doesn't like meme sets?

BEST SET:

WaterlessMelon - Defensive Snover

Infamy - Bulk Up Croagunk

Dhaora - Standard Larvesta

Fiend - NastyPass Togepi

rhydonphilip - Standard Ponyta

Blither - Choice Scarf Amaura


BEST MEME:

Coconut. - Bergmite, the fan of classic rock

Infamy - Aye, how holy is Croagunk!


here's a c/p of the voting structure:

Best Set 1:
Best Set 2:
Best Meme:

I'll submit my vote as an example vote:

Best Set 1: Infamy
Best Set 2: WaterlessMelon
Best Meme: Coconut.

gooooooooooooo vote! It'll close in /!\ a couple days /!\
 

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Best Set 1: Melon
Best Set 2: Fiend
Best Meme: Coconut
 

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ASSIGNMENT #4

Builders, your niche assignment is as follows:

NICHE PROFILE: Mission Impossible 1
OBJECTIVE: Find a Pokemon that can remove certain threats without being weak to others!
  • Pokemon must be able to defeat Defensive Ferroseed in a 1v1 scenario.
  • Ferroseed will not switch out until it is KOed.
  • Once Ferroseed is KOed, the foe will bring in a Life Orb Diglett.
  • Pokemon must avoid being KOed by said Life Orb Diglett.
  • Stealth Rock is up on both sides of the field.

Ferroseed @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 84 HP / 36 Atk / 188 Def / 148 SpD / 36 Spe
Careful Nature
- Bullet Seed
- Stealth Rock
- Thunder Wave
- Knock Off


Diglett @ Life Orb
Level: 5
Ability: Arena Trap
EVs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Memento
- Substitute


You have through Saturday, July 9th to submit your sets!
 
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Best Set
Fletchling
Ability: Gale Wings
Level: 5
EVs: 76 HP / 200 Atk / 12 Def / 40 SpA / 180 Spe
Naughty Nature
- Acrobatics
- Overheat
- U-turn
- Swords Dance

This little bird can press overheat on the ferro
40 SpA Fletchling Overheat vs. 84 HP / 148+ SpD Eviolite Ferroseed: 20-24 (90.9 - 109%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
and if you dont get the 6.3% chance dont worry! Ferro cant touch you and you kill bck with priority acro.

Diglet comes in with a life orb and no sucker punch lol bop.
200+ Atk Fletchling Acrobatics (110 BP) vs. 36 HP / 0 Def Diglett: 19-24 (105.5 - 133.3%) --
guaranteed OHKO
Ez kills Ez life.
 
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Fiend

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Best set:
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Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 5
EVs: 36 Def / 200 SpA / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 9 HP / 30 Atk / 30 SpA
- Protect
- Fire Blast
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Baton Pass

It OHKOes Ferroseed who 3HKOes and is able to beat Diglett and or baton pass out of it. Speed boost makes it faster than Diglett after one turn, and if you're scared of missing Flamethrower KOes Ferroseed and Diglett. It also lives Sucker Punch after SR and 2 LO rounds, which is nice.

Meme:
@

Ability: Sap Sipper
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Atk / 20 Def / 20 SpD / 228 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Me First
- Flame Charge
- Wild Charge
- Substitute

Flame Charge 2HKOes Ferroseed regardless of hazards, while boosting this quirky electric zebra beyond the speed of even Scarf Diglett. Blitze gets even stronger from Bullet Seed too, forcing Ferroseed to click Knock Off or otherwise being literally useless. This incredible speed allows for the thunderous horse to use Me First to OHKO Diglett, who will always click Earthquake with that set. However, even still the Zebra can click Substitute in order to force Diglett to attack it, forcing Diglett into a losing position even if it Substitutes or Sucker Punches the first turn.
 
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