Player of the Week 45: Vubon

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Banned deucer.

Favorite Pokemon: Gible
Most Used Pokemon: Mienfoo
Most known for: Joining b101 9 times to learn lc
Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a 18 year old currently doing A levels from Bangladesh and i like sports alot, football is my favourite sport and im a huge fan of AC Milan and Italy since i was 7/8 years old because Paolo Maldini and Fillippo Inzaghi were too damn classy allthough i was never good at playing football and basketball is the only sport i was decent at until i broke my left wrist by falling on a poorly constructed clay court. ending my days as a point guard. I got a soft spot for Action RPG's such as Diablo3,Torchlight2, DragonAge:Origins and Inquisition and Yes Skyrim(still trying to finish it 100%). Im also a DC fanboy however Elizabeth Olsen aka Scarlett Witch is slightly making me change my mind.

How and when did you get your start in LC?
I first played LC around XY in a tour on the Tournaments Room and quickly liked it and started laddering immediately after the tour ended.

What is your favorite aspect of LC?
Fast paced gameplay and also the freedom to use any mon and playstyle according to my will and still be able to compete effectively against solid teams. I enjoy the creative freedom LC mons provide as they can be customized to perform what you want.

Is there any mon, playstyle, etc that you feel is underrated in LC?
Well this is obvious, i feel Gible is highly underrated as it has a fantastic typing and its ability allows it to get chip damage on contact moves slightly weakening foes in order to get KO with with its strong STAB moves, im talking about the Special attack set as imo its more useful then the Physical one(I hope the QC lets me do the revamp which i so dearly want), in short Gible is not 'horrible'.
Other mons i feel underrated are Rufflet,Piplup and Tyrunt.

Anything you find overrated?
Spritzee and Ferroseed, they are major momentum killers and really not fun to use, i usually avoid using them unless in dire need of the team.

What players do you look up to / are good friends with?
Heysup, there's no one that inspires me more as a player then this guy and he's been so supportive of me and he's the only player i enjoy haxing on a regular basis(with no remorse :p). I admire ZoroarkForever as a teambuilder and as a player very much and absolutely love his builds. Quote and coconut are two users i adore and look up to as Community members. Shouts to my friends Crystalites, BASED Infamy, Eniigma, Cydrolic, fran17, Alice Kazumi, Arii Stella TheFenderStory, thetalkingtree, rhydonphilip for making PS a fun experience and also to former LC people DeathxShinigami and Yagura.

And last but not least, Corporal Levi, i cant thank you enough for being there for me since i first started playing LC, your a gem of a person and probably one of the nicest persons on the site.

Also the entire LFC, you people are fun.

What's your favorite playstyle and why?
Bulky offense, as it allows me to maintain a balance between defense and offense.

What are your thoughts on Drifloon in the current metagame? Do you think the metagame would be healthier without it? Why?
The meta is probably changing because of it and more over it can win matches on its own against unprepared teams. There are ten checks listed for the Physical set in the Roles Compendium and from the ten only five has high usage. I think this is a good time to see increase in usage of less used mons such Amaura and Larvitar, Nosepass or come up with new checks such as Guts Shinx, Charge Beam Bronzor or Lum Berry Pawniard maybe? Moreover the cores that form around Drifloon are very strong overall.
Allthough i dont think Drifloon is broken, its a tough mon to beat once Unburden is activated but its not impossible to beat it. One things for sure, Drifloon's changing the meta.

Do you think ladder will ever be good again?
"Not as long as PURPLEDOOSH is playing on it" -@Nineage
Jokes apart, the only way i see the ladder improving is if all the top lc players starts to ladder on a regular basis, which i think is a bit too much to hope for.

How did you choose your nick and why do you stick around with it?
In our language Bengali the name Vubon means 'Earth', the name represents a bit of cultural value and so i decided to keep it.

Any predicts for Sun/Moon? Do you like the game so far?
We have a Grass/Flying type starter so far, im guessing Litten's final evolution being a Fire/Rock type and Poplio's to be Water/Ice. I'm hoping for a baby Skarmory though.

You're one of the newest players in LC Community, how was your job to get into the community?
It wasnt hard, i enjoyed playing the metagame and wanted to contribute to it in a positive manner and some of the community members showed me how i can and later on i was accepted as a part of the community, im glad to be a part of it as i made some new friends.


How do you feel about you from now and you from 3 months ago, when you were not in LC Chats? Do you think you somehow improved?
In terms of metagame knowledge, Yes i have gained alot from being in the LC Chats and despite my horrendous records in the recent POWC and LCPL, i personally feel i probably have become slightly better as a player.
Is there any advice that you'd like to pass on to new LCers?
Have Fun, LC is a fun tier so dont forget to have fun while playing it. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it, mostly everyone tends to help out and you'll be surprised to see how helpful people in the LC Room are. Don't hesitate to try out certain mons just because other people say its bad, judge by using it yourself. If you really are interested in learning LC in depth then sign up for B101, all LC tutors are great and can help you learn fast.

Most importantly, Don't post in the viability rankings until you obtain adequate knowledge of the metagame. :p


Lastly, do you have a team you'd like to share with us?
This is the team i used against Starmaster in POWC. Its built around Scarf Porygon and is a fun team to use.
Porygon @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Download
Level: 5
EVs: 36 Def / 240 SpA / 196 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tri Attack
- Psychic
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Mienfoo @ Eviolite
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 5
EVs: 196 HP / 196 Def / 116 SpD
Impish Nature
- Acrobatics
- Drain Punch
- Knock Off
- U-turn

Drifloon @ Berry Juice
Ability: Unburden
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 36 Atk / 84 Def / 84 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Recycle
- Will-O-Wisp
- Acrobatics
- Defog

Cranidos @ Berry Juice
Ability: Sheer Force
Level: 5
EVs: 156 Atk / 116 Def / 212 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rock Slide
- Stealth Rock
- Zen Headbutt
- Fire Punch

Chinchou @ Berry Juice
Ability: Volt Absorb
Level: 5
EVs: 76 HP / 212 Def / 152 SpA / 60 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 1 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 SpD
- Scald
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Heal Bell

Abra @ Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
Level: 5
EVs: 240 SpA / 200 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 1 Atk / 30 Def / 30 SpA / 30 SpD / 30 Spe
- Psychic
- Dazzling Gleam
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Energy Ball
 
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I still remember when you used to pm me about LC ladder being so hard hehe n~n

Welcome to the LC community, looking forward to seeing you more in the LC room ~ !
 
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I remember way back then ago when I used to witness your weird team building in battle (during the time of you getting tutored I guess) and how I would
always slap you on ladder, but it was fun back then and there's always memories
I'll share with you pal. It's a shame you dicked off during powc and we split apart jej. Congrats though -
 

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"guts shinx and charge beam bronzor"
This is like Fletchling all over again with the ridiculous counters being brought up.
 
Grats on potw friend

I will always enjoy randomly battling you when its night in my area and seeing all of your cool teams

keep on being awesome!
 
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you better stop asking me for pokégirls skype now that you're famous!
also opinions on milan being so bad right now
 
Grats on potw friend

I will always enjoy randomly battling you when its night in my area and seeing all of your cool teams

keep on being awesome!
Praise Rufflets

you better stop asking me for pokégirls skype now that you're famous!
also opinions on milan being so bad right now
no amore mio, cant stop :D

because the chairman wasted all of his money on escorts lol

you better stop asking me for pokégirls skype now that you're famous!
also opinions on milan being so bad right now
dafuq is infturn ? i know of a lord squad named Infamy's Volt-turn only


Vubon is cute
says the cutest user himself
 
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