Paraplegic: 4. None are truly safe, this gen's meta changes have already made OU staples like Tyranitar and Magnezone drop to UU for the first time. I think this mon has a niche but its usually quite hard to justify this over kyube on most compositions. Press J to jump to the feed. Landorus-T can also be used as a lead due to its natural Speed paired with Choice Scarf and U-turn, which can be used to scout the opponent's set and pivot into a better teammate. Today's sample team is for OU and was provided by Alpha Ruiners and team France member Kory2600. I kinda hated battling him since he was so commonly used but feel sorry for all you Landorus mains out there. This is why having a Rapid Spin user or a Pokemon with Magic Bounce on its team can be very favorable. With the exception of Pokémon banished to the Uber tier, every Pokémon can be used in OU, including Pokémon from UU, RU, NU, and PU. A Pokemon moving from UR to Ranked must receive both a majority and at least 3 votes of "yes" in order to be Ranked. It got noms to go to both 2 and 4 but I think heatran is pretty accurately placed in tier 3 tbh. Smogon is the largest competitive Pokemon community on the internet. Access to a wide array of coverage moves makes Landorus harder to defensively handle. Paraplegic: 4. Landorus-T also works well with Electric- and Rock-type Pokemon such as Rotom-W, Raikou, Mega Diancie, Terrakion, and Tyranitar. Clarifying if Urishu-R should be tier 3 or 4? Gravity Landorus-I was one of the most ridiculous pokemon to play against. Paraplegic: My nom. Kit-Kat Landorus-T. After pulling the general idea of the set off of a Smogon page around 7 months ago, I have used and loved this set a lot, and it took me a while to perfect it. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. It's pretty usual to find yourself dealing with Landorus when battling in the 8th generation meta. yes. There are a couple changes to the VR that, when I step back and think about them, seem pretty obvious to me. Paraplegic: No, boomer is super splashable and really good but it isnt as good of a standalone mon as the two I have pegged above it imo. Landorus's only … Its glossy plumage is mostly brown with cream-colored underparts and flight feathers. This mon is epic and is so good for positioning. 99.5k. However, my bet of something that will stay for a long time is Heatran: its combination of stats, typing, and ability isn't likely to be matched by any other pokemon imo, and it has proven over and over it can last in metas dominated by ground types. Special Landorus-T with Life Orb. Dark types are good, especially ones with good spdef. While all non-Uber Pokémon can be used in OU, only those Pokémon that make up at least ~3.41% of total weighted usage in the tier are designated OU. Paraplegic: God no. It doesnt see the usage to justify 3 currently but I think its a way better mon than all the trash we have down in 5 lol. I *still* think this mon has some amount of potential, especially in a ghost horse meta, but tier 5 is the only thing you could really justify. [Please excuse our look during the redesign :)]. The center feathers of its crest are yellow, while the outer feathers are red. You can't really go wrong by using these Pokemon. Gigalith is just garbage. It certainly still needs to be respected as a threat or it can and will fuck you up, but its ceiling really isnt anywhere near as high as it was in sm and I think this ranking better reflects that. This meta is like a perfect storm for it to succeed in. With Sand Force, Landorus's ground/rock/steel attacks do 1.3x in sandstorm; immunity to it. With the drastic shift from the release of Crown Tundra, the VR Council decided to entirely redo the VR. Landorus-I has been banned from OU by a 75.5% supermajority. https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen8doublesou-534198, Resource - 2020 Doubles Invitational Teams, Replays, and Usage Stats | Smogon Forums, https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8doublesou-1252993806-a4miseio0t8jx7c0r990njw7b0pfbc4pw, https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8doublesou-1259542508, https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8doublesou-1255256994. Paraplegic: Yes. /r/Stunfisk is your reddit source for news, articles, analyses, and competitive battling discussion for Pokémon VGC and Smogon. Pokemon that are generally strong, but less powerful than those in Tier 2. I dont think this mon is that good in this current meta, and while Im fine with it being tier 4 I couldnt in good faith vote it to move up. Better SR HP Ice for Lando mirror match and Mega Salamence though. Its head has a decorated crest that is nearly as long as its body. Landorus is typically in Incarnate Forme but, if captured in Pokémon Dream Radar, it will be in the Therian Forme for Black 2 & White 2.All forms can be switched using the Reveal Glass I realize Smogon has a similar set on their Landorus-T analysis page, but I didn't use Smogon … Tentacruel offers excellent coverage with Landorus-T for defensively oriented rain teams, while Kabutops is a good offensive rain spinner. On the planet that let clef have 40%+ usage for 9 months and did nothing. ... and competitive battling discussion for Pokémon VGC and Smogon. Nihi is so amazingly good at breaking teams open and its total package is just so good and useful. Paraplegic: No. I was one of the people who nommed this. Drop it here on Stunfisk! 115 spatk with a free double life Orb boost without recoil hits like a truck without wearing it down, 101 speed being excellent this gen as 100 is a huge benchmark to outspeed this gen (was bigger pre dlc but still a major speed tier after) it may only have a few moves to abuse, but sludge wave, STAB earth Power (very important), focus Blast, and possibly psychic are so oppressive that there were few defensive answers. I feel zero sympathy for Landorus mains, ever. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Necrozma has potential but no one is using it so justifying a tier 3 rank for it is super difficult. It does the jobs you want it to do on a game to game basis without ever really falling flat and I think theres something to be said about that kind of consistency. Want to contribute? Paraplegic: No. It had 0 counter, every time Landorus-I come in and you have to sack something. The front of Landorus's body is covered in dark pink spots; most of the… Dragon Dance allows Gyarados to perform its role as a sweeper or punch holes early on, if needed. This tier contains either Pokemon that have broad applications on a variety of teams, but are simply less effective than those in higher tiers, or are only particularly useful for certain team styles. Paraplegic: Absolutely not, this is imo the hands down best mon in the tier and it deserves tier 1 above everything else easily. This is the overall usage stats from DWCOP and Invitationals compiled together. I don't know where to post this so I'll just do it here. This may be a bit to late to make it into the nominations, but better late than never. HP Fire on Magnezone to beat Ferrothorn, HP Ice on Landorus-T to beat, well, Landorus-T. ... contact the mods about potentially plugging in the r/Stunfisk Discord or subreddit similar to those who run VGC or Smogon Meta tournaments. Paraplegic: Yes. Smogon's SM analysis also includes Tyrantrum among these checks, but the 50% proc chance and Drapion's lack of access to recovery still make this a poor answer. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Paraplegic: No, I dont think gene is on the level of fini and mew in regards to game to game consistency. 125 attack is also excellent and an unconventional set taking advantage of this is viable but sheer Force life Orb special attacking is what made it so strong. Your wrong its not a free life its a free band/specs since sheer force is x1.5 and not x1.3. They are either quite powerful or offer great team support, and can fit on almost any team. Paraplegic: No, I think mew is, after fini, easily the best mon in the tier. Tyranitar (Gens 3-7 OU) - Tyranitar gets the first mention because it is the only Choice Band user that has been relevant since Generation 3. Since this is basically a preliminary list for a new meta, I'm expecting more nominations than usual to tweak this into something the community as a whole believes is more accurate. it also was a great offensive stealth Rock setter forcing tons of switches to get em up, and could viably run gravity which allowed it to blow past the few immunities that werent destroyed by coverage, calm mind or rock polish for sweeping sets, or u turn to gain even more momentum off of the many, many switches it forced to safely bring in hard counters to the very very few mons that walled it. Pokemon that are generally strong and can easily be placed on a variety of teams, but don't have the same level of prowess as the threats in Tier 1. On its forehead are three, sharp, pink horns arranged in a slight, upwards arch. Sun hasnt seen usage yet and with us having a boatload of good fire resists again I just dont see this mon being effective anymore. Lol that's exactly who I put on my team to fill Lando's spot now. Easily a top two tier 2 tho. OU (OverUsed) is Smogon's fundamental usage-based tier. Vish doesnt see much usage, and is combated quite well by some very common in this meta mons. Drop it here on Stunfisk! Paraplegic: Yes, koko isnt anywhere near as good as it was last gen. Ferro is so passive and I dont see where Im using it over both all the steels and grasses that are better, less passive, and more splashable than it. Paraplegic: My nom. Pheromosa has been banned from SS OU. But what made landorus-I so, strong this gen. As I can remeber lando-T was used so much last gen that Lando-I was almost nowhere to be seen . Pokemon that, while they have a niche in the metagame, often struggle to find situations where they thrive, either because of the support required or their poor matchups. Amoonguss aids the team with its redirection and capability of putting foes to sleep while also serving as a check to Trick Room, while Rotom-W is able to pivot into attacks from many of the metagame's most powerful Pokemon, such as Landorus-T and Mega Salamence, and threaten them with either a … With the ability to dismantle bulkier teams with Calm Mind, sweep through offensive teams with Rock Polish, or just run four incredibly powerful attacks with many backed up by Sheer Force, Landorus-I was a … I think special pult is trash but dd pult is an amazing wincon on a tier 3 threat level imo. The voting slab seemed to have three in support for 3 (SMB, Shrop, MajorBowman) and two in support for 4 (Paraplegic, Z Strats). I was one of the people who nommed this down. Sand also isnt a tier 5 strategy imo between tar and exca. It is a male-only species with no female counterpart. The floor will always be open to discussion, and after a period of time (roughly every month), the viability rankings council will vote on any of the Pokemon being discussed and post the results and reasoning here. Pokemon that dominate a large portion of the metagame. Finally, its defensive typing is excellent with a ton of nice resistances and excellent natural bulk allowing it to survive tons of non water/ice hits and fire back, and as I said before STAB ground is an AMAZING offensive typing. Landorus is a powerful wallbreaker that causes problems for nearly all defensive cores in the tier. Life Orb boosts the power of Landorus's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. We encourage original content and questions for all official battle formats. We encourage original content and questions for all official battle formats. This Landorus-T is a star on bulky offense, since it's a Stealth Rock user that most Magic Bounce … Smogon University. Landorus-T can also opt for a more defensive spread, consisting of 252 HP / 252 Def for greater durability and the ability to survive some of OU's most vicious physical attacks. View strategies and more for Landorus-Therian on the Smogon Strategy Pokedex. Lele is easily on the level of the other tier 3s and above all the tier 4s. Black: Lands visited by Landorus grant such bountiful crops that it has been hailed as “The Guardian of the Fields.” White: The energy that comes pouring from its tail increases the nutrition in the soil, making crops grow to great size. Paraplegic: No, UR. My nom. The meta has been developing for 2 and a half months now since DLC2 came out and maybe this will give the voters a new perspective on tiering mons for the upcoming voting slate. 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