I feel zero sympathy for Landorus mains, ever. Landorus-T is a fantastic late-game revenge killer, being able to clean through weakened teams and take on threats such as Keldeo after minor chip damage. There are a couple changes to the VR that, when I step back and think about them, seem pretty obvious to me. 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. They are either quite powerful or offer great team support, and can fit on almost any team. Paraplegic: LOL no. Paraplegic: No. It works well in VGC2018 since it's not affected by Grassy Terrain or opponent's Intimidate, and Earth Power doesn't hit your ally like Earthquake. Its glossy plumage is mostly brown with cream-colored underparts and flight feathers. Easily a top two tier 2 tho. Bro, if you keep removing electric immune moms, Eleki gonna get banned too, and I couldn't handle the Regikid being taken away from me. The voting slab seemed to have three in support for 3 (SMB, Shrop, MajorBowman) and two in support for 4 (Paraplegic, Z Strats). A Pokemon moving from UR to Ranked must receive both a majority and at least 3 votes of "yes" in order to be Ranked. Its Intimidate ability and huge Attack stat allow it to function as an effective pivot with a Choice Scarf, while its decent bulk allows it to fill a more defensive role as a Stealth Rock setter or Assault Vest tank. Its Therian Forme was officially revealed May 12, 2012. We encourage original content and questions for all official battle formats. Landorus's only … I realize Smogon has a similar set on their Landorus-T analysis page, but I didn't use Smogon … 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. 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. If you're interested in the list of changes, I've put them in a hide tag below. Landorus is a phenomenal Ground and Flying-typed Pokemon. OU (OverUsed) is Smogon's fundamental usage-based tier. Definitely a tier 2 level threat imo. The fan-like feathers of its tail are red or brown. On its forehead are three, sharp, pink horns arranged in a slight, upwards arch. Tentacruel offers excellent coverage with Landorus-T for defensively oriented rain teams, while Kabutops is a good offensive rain spinner. 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. Bounce works in tandem with Flyinium Z to give Gyarados access to a 160-Base Power STAB attack in Supersonic Skystrike to hit Tangrowth, Mega Venusaur, and Amoonguss, as well as doing massive damage to bulky Water-types.Waterfall hits popular physically defensive Pokemon like Landorus … This may be a bit to late to make it into the nominations, but better late than never. Lele is easily on the level of the other tier 3s and above all the tier 4s. We encourage original content and questions for all official battle formats. Its beak and legs are pink, and there three forward-facing toes and one backward-facing toe on each foot. Paraplegic: 4. 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. View strategies and more for Landorus-Therian on the Smogon Strategy Pokedex. Landorus Pokémon Serebii.net Pokédex providing all details on moves, stats, abilities, evolution data and locations for Pokémon Sword & Shield Drop it here on Stunfisk! 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 … Landorus has a white protrusion shaped like a short log on top of its head, a jagged white mustache and two pointed orange ears on either side of its head. Although, going Utility (or just full gimmick at this point), you could also run Bulldoze to help these matchups, too. I kinda hated battling him since he was so commonly used but feel sorry for all you Landorus mains out there. Paraplegic: No, I think mew is, after fini, easily the best mon in the tier. Paraplegic: My nom. Paraplegic: God no. 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. With the drastic shift from the release of Crown Tundra, the VR Council decided to entirely redo the VR. 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 Paraplegic: Yes, koko isnt anywhere near as good as it was last gen. The latest round of voting has been completed, anything not voted on during this slate will be included in the next. Today's sample team is for OU and was provided by Alpha Ruiners and team France member Kory2600. Necrozma has potential but no one is using it so justifying a tier 3 rank for it is super difficult. I dont see it at a tier 4 level threat. Kart is super duper scary and all it takes is a free turn to take over games sometimes. Its eyes are yellow with beady white irises and no visible pupils. Clarifying if Urishu-R should be tier 3 or 4? Welcome to the Doubles OU Viability Ranking project, where we rank the viability of Pokemon in DOU. With Life Orb- and Sheer Force-boosted attacks, it is capable of easily OHKOing bulky foes, such as Primal Groudon, offensive Necrozma-DM, Ho-Oh, and Toxapex. 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 … Smogon is the largest competitive Pokemon community on the internet. Landorus-T also works well with Electric- and Rock-type Pokemon such as Rotom-W, Raikou, Mega Diancie, Terrakion, and Tyranitar. Paraplegic: I was one of the people who nommed this. Is landorus-I strong because of the sheer force + life orb combo? Landorus-T backs up their subpar Defense in return. This is why having a Rapid Spin user or a Pokemon with Magic Bounce on its team can be very favorable. Its definitely on the level of the other 2s imo. Landorus-I has been banned from SS OU. Paraplegic: No. Paraplegic: 3. Good riddance Landorus-I. Want to contribute? I was one of the people who nommed this. Moves. 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. 99.5k. Ghost horse is EASILY one of the scariest mons in the tier and a sure in for 2 imo. [Please excuse our look during the redesign :)]. 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. Pokemon that are generally strong, but less powerful than those in Tier 2. 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. The rankings and tier descriptions have been assigned to describe each Pokemon's state within the metagame, and the Pokemon in each tier are listed in alphabetical order. JavaScript is disabled. You must log in or register to reply here. Gravity Landorus-I was one of the most ridiculous pokemon to play against. Access to a wide array of coverage moves makes Landorus harder to defensively handle. 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. ... and competitive battling discussion for Pokémon VGC and Smogon. While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, it has a second Forme activated by using the Reveal Glass.Its original Forme, Incarnate Forme, will then become Therian Forme. The nom says lele struggles with the terrain nerf and rilla being so common, but imo lele should be seen as a utility mon first and foremost this gen rather than an offensive piece, and I actually find it pretty useful in combating rilla teams if you position well due to the disruption that psychic terrain can cause to fake out heavy compositions. I think special pult is trash but dd pult is an amazing wincon on a tier 3 threat level imo. Temporary art by AmirAlexander, with edits by talkingtree, Level 51, and GenOne Welcome to the Doubles OU Viability Ranking project, where we rank the viability of Pokemon in DOU. It's pretty usual to find yourself dealing with Landorus when battling in the 8th generation meta. Paraplegic: My nom. Landorus is a legendary Special Sweeper. 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. 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. Want to contribute? Landorus-T is a versatile threat in the Battle Spot Singles metagame capable of functioning as glue for many teams. 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. Its head has a decorated crest that is nearly as long as its body. 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. 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. You can't really go wrong by using these Pokemon. 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. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Landorus (Japanese: ランドロス Landlos) is a dual-type Ground/Flying Legendary Pokémon.. Paraplegic: 4. Drop it here on Stunfisk! Paraplegic: 5. The council consists of experienced players who have different styles and perspectives to offer to the table when deciding the strength of any individual Pokemon. 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. This mon is epic and is so good for positioning. Paraplegic: Yes. On which planet is a 125/115/101 offense Pokémon with a free life orb for an ability (and 0 recoil on held LO) and one of the best stabs in the game even considered OU worthy to begin with? Better SR HP Ice for Lando mirror match and Mega Salamence though. Landorus-T cannot do much to Spikes users such as Skarmory, Forretress, and Ferrothorn. Often it got a kill every time it got in safely before being forced out by revenge killers because nothing could safely switch into 2 hits, I think even blissey was 2hkoed by a modest focus Blast though Imo timid was the much better set so youd just go for some slight chip damage. 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. Paraplegic: No, incin is obviously good but its certainly not tier 1 good in my humble opinion. Landorus-T is also a great partner, as it provides another Electric immunity and Stealth Rock support. It had 0 counter, every time Landorus-I come in and you have to sack something. Landorus-T takes the Ground- and Electric-type moves that they don't appreciate, and they take out the Water- and Ice-types that Landorus-T struggles against in return. It is because of zapdos-galar's defiant and articuno-galar's competetive or am I missing something out? 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. 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 . 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 got noms to go to both 2 and 4 but I think heatran is pretty accurately placed in tier 3 tbh. Paraplegic: Yes. Paraplegic: 5. In Gens 3-5 Tyranitar was always top 3 in usage, and CB Tyranitar was one of many sets that it can run. On the planet that let clef have 40%+ usage for 9 months and did nothing. Gigalith is just garbage. idk how i put the sprit but is heatran 3-->2. These users have the ultimate say on shifts in Viability Rankings tiers. My nom. yes. Dark types are good, especially ones with good spdef. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. So the only safe response was revenge killing but your whole team is getting picked off when it comes in safely which it has shown it does very consistently. I was one of the people who nommed this down. Paraplegic: Absolutely not, this is imo the hands down best mon in the tier and it deserves tier 1 above everything else easily. The front of Landorus's body is covered in dark pink spots; most of the… 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. In Incarnate Forme, Landorus is an orange, muscular humanoid Pokémon, which resembles a genie. Welcome to a Pokemon Showdown OU Team Building video based around Landorus-T for Smogon Sun and Moon OU. Paraplegic: UR. Pokemon that dominate a large portion of the metagame. Paraplegic: No, UR. With Sand Force, Landorus's ground/rock/steel attacks do 1.3x in sandstorm; immunity to it. 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. Overview. 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. 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. Paraplegic: No. It is a male-only species with no female counterpart. Press J to jump to the feed. Trainers. # throwbackthursday Its Fighting-type moves STAB have great neutral coverage while also hitting top-tier Pokemon like Tyranitar and Blissey super effectively. 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. 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. 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