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Get in here m8s. show your love for the super psychic robot
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Aegislash is better.
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I prefer Magnezone
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I cant find any fanart of mega metagross that has the correct amount of legs
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>>21612008
I wonder why the X was turned blue on the mega.

I kind of prefer assault vest metagross on my UU team
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>>21612008
Fuck yeah op. I run metagross even now.. I'll give megagross a go, but I'll most likely end up sticking with my current set.

All these fags with their opinions on who is better
Make your own thread and stop shitting up the gross boss'
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>>21612054
I battle ou and it puts in the work more than some expect it too. Good days.
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Love the 'Gross, wish I had more art of it.
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I'm going to name my ORAS Metagross "Tachikoma". I've been watchinga little too much 'Ghost in the Shell' lately.
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>>21612398
Nice. I never thought of that.
Fits really well though. What with metagross' supposed intelligence and all that jazz.

Good taste confirmed anon.
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>>21612008
It's in my top ten favourite pokemon, definitely. Don't like the mega, though. Why the gotta make the X a different colour and make it all weird? The original design was perfect.
Found it quite useful competitively, actually, despite the unfortunate acquisition of a dark and ghost weakness
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It would be the coolest pokemon to have irl as well. You could just hang out on its back whilst it floats you about.
Also it's super smart, it could solve all your practical problems.
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>>21612036
>not running metagross on every team
pleb
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>>21613053
This
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>>21612008
Metagross is shit. Fuck off
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You seen the shiny mega meta gross plush?
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>>21613370
>>21613053
Epic samefagging tripfag.
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>>21613431
>implying
jvk - X 0103 9938 6308 #ieYP$Vm&
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>>21613462
Post a screenshot then, fag.
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>>21613476
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>>21613506
NIce shop nerd.
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>>21613476
>Implying a screenshot can prove anything
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>>21613509
nice me.me
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>>21613517
>>21613533
samefag.
What are you trying to prove tripfag?
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>>21613431
I'm that other guy.
Is it so hard to believe that metagross is a bro to several people?

Smogon has it listed as uu when it OHKO's Tyranitar and it can rape like half of OU.
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>>21613575
>>21613557
Epic
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>>21613617
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>>21612398
>>21612495
Was having a discussion on this last night. The red Tachikomas couldve inspired Galvantula, while Metang is very clearly based on the blue ones
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>>21613658
Even more epic.
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>>21612054
Bitches dont know about that Grass Knot
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>>21613665
Just pretending to be retarded, yeah yeah we get it.
Your post is up voted mister epik
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>>21613691
You sure got me tripfag, fuck off with your samefagging.
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>>21613712
You sure got me anon I am samefagging everywhere and nothing you can do to stop me.
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>>21613783
Anon pls. Pls anon stop responding to him. Obvious troll is obvious.

Don't want to derail this glorious psychic space tank thread.
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my Heart is bleeding... Metagross is so damn useless in OU, it will ever be my favorite Pokemon...I hope so much for Mega Metagross X/Y or something like this....
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So does /vp/'s collective unconsious still erroneously think that Mega Metagross is somehow bad?

Seriously where the fuck did that shit come from. Literally everywhere else I've been has been praising it. Tough Claws boosted 145 Atk, with amazing defensive stats, a shit ton of resists for switch-ins, crucial 110 Spd and coverage in Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, Rock Slide/Stone Edge, Meteor Mash, Zen headbutt, EQ and Brick Break/Hammer Arm. That's fucking amazing.

The only real issue is reasonably has is 4mss, so it'll require team mates.
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>>21613811
But it isn't useless in ou..
you need to git gud.
A well balanced team can support it and let it shine. My current ou team has like 3-4 uu mons, metagross included, and I do fairly well.
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>>21613857
>>21613898
First of all, Metagross doesn't even get Stone Edge, and even if it had it it's not a contact move.

The elemental punches, which are the only coverage moves worth a shit are weak even with the TC boost, Zen Headbutt and Meteor Mash are innacurate, weak and have shit coverage, Hammer Arm is shit because it drops your speed, aka the one stat that got a +40 boost in the first place.

The "amazing bulk" it's actually pretty subpar thanks to it's common weaknesses, if steel hadn't gotten a defensive nerf this generation it would have been fine, but no.

It didn't need 150 defense to begin with, or 105 special attack, 80 HP/160 Atk/140 Def/100 SpA/110/SpDef/110 Spe is a much better spread, if shit like Gengar and Gallade can have optimal spreads why not Metagross too?

Because gamefreak hates this pseudo, what with the nerfed signature move, shitty movepool by pseudo standards, worthless hidden ability and underwhelming mega evolution, enjoy that event Salamence with Extreme Speed while Metagross doesn't get Shift Gear.
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>>21614498
You're clearly not understanding the role M-Gross is meant to serve and getting butt blasted about no understanding.

He's not supposed to be a sweeper that OHKOs the entire metagame. That shit would be broken. So yes, it's bulk is amazing as it's meant to be used to switch in. It has common weaknesses, but it also has a shit ton of common resists. This is the same reason Steel/Fighting was such a sought after typing back in 4th gen-- it had common weaknesses, but it's huge amount of resists allowed for easy switch ins. M-Gross' speed is key to that. It's defense allows it to even survive SE attacks, by the way. So yes. It's defense is fucking amazing when considering its role.

Ice Punch is weak with it's base power, sure, but you're using Ice as a coverage move, in which most things you'll be hitting are 4x weak to it. Ice doesn't need that huge strength.
Zen Headbutt and Meteor Mash have 90 accuracy. That's hardly innacurate. Also the coverage of those two alone aren't great, but it can hit any type in the game with its supporting moves.

M-Gross is meant to punch holes through teams. It does this through customizable coverage along with insane speed and bulk, allowing it to effectively 2HKO a huge range of threats. If you can't figure out how to make it work with the shit ton of tools and coverage options it has available, then this is a serious case of git gud.

Reminder that /vp/'s shitty competitive mindset is literally the only place that isn't praising M-Metagross.
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>>21614641
What EV spread is useful for metagross?
Its so weird seeing all the max speed spreads when its still really bulky.
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>>21614658
You don't need the trip to post here buttscab :^)
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>>21614677
If I take off the trip, will i die?
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>>21614677
It's absolutely necessary.
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test
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>>21614770
>>21614744
>>21614688
>>21614658
Samefag
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>>21614688
>>21614744
>>21614770
>>21614773
Brothers!
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>>21614658
The EV's will likely evolve with the meta, but your standard 252Atk/252Spd/4Hp is what I believe most are running right now.

You'll see more variations of this in the future. I don't have access to the calcs atm, but I believe with a little def investment M-Gross can survive Mamo EQ's even after Rocks.

M-Gross will be the type of pokemon that has a shit ton of micro spreads both moveset and EV spread wise because of it's malleability.
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>>21613898
i bet I destroy you 6:0 1500elo kiddo stfu with your gid gud shit, its way too old now.
metagross sucks compared to other non-megas.
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>>21613857
it sucks cause of typing and no boosting moves.
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>>21615885
>>21614804
>>21614773
Brothers !

>>21614820
I was actually considering a more tanky set. Tentacruel has 100 speed but people tend to pour into its defenses more anyways.

Something like 236 HP / 252 Atk / 16 Spe Jolly would out speed mamoswine with a +spe nature
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>>21615835
Well battle me than.
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>>21612008
Been trying for years to get a shiny Metagross and almost a year now on X trying for one. I restart my search every gen. Its bittersweet that we get one in ORAS, but I'm still trying for a legit one! Pray for me.
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>>21619347
go into steel friend safari with metang

run in safari

get shiny metang

profit
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>>21619383
I have a steel safari with Metang but no luck either. Besides I want one to be some what competitive with nature and IVs, thats why i am breeding.
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>>21613783
Fuck off
>>21613809
>Anon
How's your fisrt week here doing kid?
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>>21619965

Spend $20 on a powersaves. Powersave's alter your trainer ID if you makr a pokemon shiny so as long as you yourself found it shiny then you can alter it's stats without feeling like you'recheating.

Seriously, it takes a lot of work and luck to end up with a shiny, well IV'd, hidden nature, egg move pokemon that is legit. Of course nobody would want Metagross' shitty HA. My point is to find the shinies legitimately then bypass the tedium.
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>>21612008
>mega metagross chin is a metang
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>>21626621

Makes sense since he's composed of beldums. Metang looked great and it doubles as an awesome goatee.
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>>21626621
are you sure that's a chin?
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Megagross is A+ rank and probably S soon.

get fucked nerds
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>>21627913
Why the fuck is metagross a crab?
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>>21629695
So, it starts with Beldum, a brain leech that lives in puddles, scavenging for carcasses of other animals to inhabit in. Because of evolution, these creatures gain a particular taste for sturdy parts of dead crustaceans, giving them just enough protection, till they find something bigger.

After a long period of growth, the parasite needs a bigger shell to support their constantly expanding body, so their force to move out of the puddles and search for parts of other dead crustaceans, including organs such as the brain, gathering everything together in one single body shell. This phase is called the "Metang" phase.

The next phase of evolution is called "Metagross" (meta= metamorphoses / gross= grotesque). By now, this creature's capability of adaptation reached its peak. Its original body can now sustain more than just dead parts and leftovers, and starts to become a full, complete body. Using what was once a dead organ, the host starts to overdeveloped the brain, projecting its abilities, such as hallucinations and nausea, as a weapon towards potential predators.
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>>21629712
I still can't see what compelled them to draw metagross as a crab.
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>>21629740
it's not a crab. it's a parasite that builds itself a body out of dead crabs!
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>>21629740
fuck off man, I still can't see why you overthink about it.
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>>21629759
Alright super computer made of dead crabs.
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>>21612036
The X is blue on the shiny because the X is gold on the reg. For both normal and mega Metagross, the shiny form has silver replace blue, blue replace gold, and gold replace silver.
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Seriously, what would be a good team to run with Mega-Metagross? I've wanted to run him for a while, and even hatched a shiny beldum a while back in april. I've heard Hydreigon and landorous-t, thrown around, but what would you fellas recommend?
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>>21631334
I'm gonna run:

M-Metagross
Lucario
Mawile
Ferrothorn
Empoleon
Aegislash
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>>21631426
Any reason why or do you just like steel types
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>>21631440
I like steel, I used to run three steel types on my team, so I just bit the bullet and made a mono-steel team
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>>21631334
Magnezone and Hydreigon are nice partners for it.
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>>21631464
>>21631456
Any sets would be apreciated
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>>21631506
>>21631456
I'll type up my sets for my steel team in a moment after the current restaurant battle I'm in. Also, my opinions should be taken with a grain of salt as I'm a sub-1600 shitter.
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>>21631506
Hydreigon @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- Fire Blast
- U-turn

This one was suggested in the viability ranking thread. revengekills lots of stuff and got momentum in it


for magnezone a trapper set with specs or scarf
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>>21612008
Word
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>>21631575
Thanks!
Also, any general sets I should run on metagross? or does the general one provided on the strat dex good enough
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>>21631594
yeah, those are fine
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>>21631506
>>21631525
My current sets:

Metagross @ Assault Vest
Adamant
Earthquake
Zen Headbutt
Meteor Mash
Hammer Arm

Lucario @ Lucarionite
Jolly
Close Combat
Extreme Speed
Earthquake
Bullet Punch

Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
Adamant
Sacred Sword
King's Shield
Iron Head
Shadow Claw

Mawile @ Life Orb
Brave
Sucker Punch
Iron Head
Rock Slide
Play Rough

Empoleon @ Leftovers
Modest
Surf
Drill Peck
Ice Beam
Grass Knot

Ferrothorn @ Rocky Helmet
Relaxed
Gyro Ball
Power Whip
Stealth Rock
Spikes

I'd also appreciate any advice people have for my team, particularly Empoleon.
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>>21631657
I would recommend shadow sneak on Aegi, seeing as it has no form of recovery and abysmal speed.
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