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User PorygonZangoose

Member for: 4 months (since May 31)
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Gender: Male
Country: United States of America
Favorite Pokémon: Zangoose, Salamence, Tyranitar
Friend Codes: 3Ds Friend Code is: 2166-2145-0001 Mii's name is Zangoose50.  I have the game Ultra Sun. My character's name in Ultra Sun is Walter.
Name in Showdown: Zangoose373
Character's name in Pokemon X: Zangoose2020
Discord name/tag: PorygonZangoose#4974
About me: So, if anyone happens to come across my wall, I'll be on vacation from September 29th through October 4th, so I won't be active during that time frame until later on October 4th when I get home.

I'm starting this Abra with the ability Synchronize service for the games X/Y, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.  Here are the requirements:
1: Which Nature you need
2: Wheter you want an Abra or Kadabra (Kadabra will evolve into Alakazam
3: Wheter you want IVs or not
4: Friend code
The natures I'm accepting is the following:
Lonely
Adamant
Brave
Naughty
Bold
Relaxed
Impish
Timid
Hasty
Jolly
Naive
Modest
Quiet
Rash
Mild
Calm
Sassy
Careful
Please wall me if want to catch a Pokemon with a certain nature. I will provide you with an Abra with that nature with the ability Synchronize.

New inspirational quote of 2020: "Um."- PorygonZangoose
9/1/20: reached 500 points

Activity by PorygonZangoose

Score: 240 points (ranked #126)
Questions: 8 (5 with best answer chosen)
Answers: 9
Comments: 18
Voted on: 5 questions, 0 answers
Gave out: 5 up votes, 0 down votes
Received: 21 up votes, 0 down votes

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I can't claim to be anywhere near the best competitive player... but I do know I'm better than most. :p
(If you want a number to put to it, my peak in OU this generation is/was in the 1790s with ~75% GXE, though I haven't laddered seriously in a while, partly because OU is overwhelmed by stall right now.)
I'm not 100% sure what you mean by a battle style, but I'll say that I try to think long-term when I'm playing, and play fairly safely until I see the opening to win the game. This is probably more of a symptom of the teams I play (i.e. balance/ bulky offence) than my own playstyle, though.
1 day ago by Fizz
Thanks. Mods sometimes become the antagonists, so I'm glad there are people who don't feel that way about me :p

Re Empoleon EVs: I guess the question you should be asking is *why* you want Def and SpD to be equal to begin with. You want EVs spreads to boost your most important stats (obviously) and to give you tangible advantages in common matchups (e.g. running extra speed to hit a benchmark, or extra HP to survive an OHKO). Does the EV spread achieve something like that, or are the stats balanced 'just because'?
To answer more succinctly: it might happen by coincidence that you run an EV spread that makes Def and SpD equal, but it's not something you should set out to achieve.

Re usage stats: You can't always discern checks from counters by looking at the stats only -- but the Pokemon that perform well in those listings are more often counters than checks. The data tells you how often each the Pokemon KOs the main Pokemon you’re looking at, and how often they force it to switch at any point (hopefully that answers your second question?). The percentages are then combined and weighted to give a measure of 'confidence' about that Pokemon's performance in the matchup. (That's the number that appears beside the Pokemon's name.)
A Pokemon that counters another is going to KO it or force it to switch in more situations than one that merely checks it, so you'll generally see counters in those stats. Note that the stats don't necessarily tell you the *best* way to counter the Pokemon -- they're just figures that tell you how the recorded matchups played out, for what it's worth. Exeggutor is listed as the #1 Rotom-W counter in the page you linked; and as much as Exeggutor probably does counter Rotom-W, I can guarantee that listing only looks the way it does because of low sample size. Exeggutor is not a good Pokemon in UU overall.
In short, the stats are useful to give you some pointers about what happens in the metagame, but you can't treat them as absolute, and you need to gain your own experience to put them in context. One way to trim the fat is to look at the stats for higher-rated games, so the random mon that Jeremy took into the lower ladder doesn't distort your perception. This page for 1500+ Elo rates Roserade as the top Rotom-W counter in UU, which is a bit closer to the truth (https://www.smogon.com/stats/2020-08/moveset/gen8uu-1500.txt). Just remember that there is less data for high-rated games, so the list of counters might thin out if you go to the 1760+ page.
This ended up quite the tangent -- hopefully it all makes sense!

Re guess answers: If you don’t know what you’re talking about, then you’re probably just guessing. If you’ve got some experience or found something on the internet that gives you an informed opinion, then you’re not guessing anymore (but you still might not always be right).
2 days ago by Fizz
Um... Thunderbolt, maybe? Or Hypnosis? I'm not very well-versed in DP, sorry.
2 days ago by Mega-Blade X
For some reason, people don’t talk to me very much. Although I’m pretty introverted, so I don’t mind :p
3 days ago by KRLW890
Awesome! What inspired you choose this name?
4 days ago by ASS8666
lol I mean I always say you need one fast Pokemon on a TR team but i never thought of Torkoal
4 days ago by ~MegaCharizardY~
Yeah, lol. Also, your team was pretty good.
4 days ago by ~MegaCharizardY~
Oh, I understand now! Sorry for not getting it, lol. You could take a picture of the screen and upload the picture to imgur or something, but that's sort of a hassle.
4 days ago by Mega-Blade X
A world of a super world? Sorry, I don't quite understand what you mean.
4 days ago by Mega-Blade X
Not sure. You could send me the ID though, I'd love to give it a play.
4 days ago by Mega-Blade X