Amoonguss is a defensive mon and does nothing to counter the offensive slaughter that some teams have. To understand how strong Rain is in the VGC 2018 format, you can look to Episode 13 of ... in the rain, Thunder is 100% accurate. Incineroar (ガオガエン, Gaogaen) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.It was confirmed as a playable character alongside Ken and Piranha Plant on November 1st, 2018. Dragonite had good intentions, but is countered way to har by the most comon Pokemon in VGC, such as Incineroar, Xerneas, Fini, Koko, Kyogre, etc. While the Pokémon isn’t quite as essential in the 2020 format following his introduction in series three, Incineroar is still a mighty defensive force. About []. I also needed to bring Incineroar to underspeed Groudon and counter Lunala, and Xerneas is just good. Powerful STAB moves allow Incineroar to dish out serious damage as well, causing teams to heavily favor this Pokemon in lieu of others like Arcanine. Dark Type STAB is amazing at covering the plethora of Trick Room setters, as well as the likes of Mega Metagross and Aegislash. Discussion. In more recent years, Aaron has been focused on creating online content. As talked about in our September metagame coverage, Incineroar consistently can average 90% usage at Regionals so far which means there's a reason this Pokémon is seeing an insane amount of usage and … The scene saw first-hand how dominant Incineroar could be during the Sun and Moon Series of VGC 2019 where Incineroar’s usage hovered around 80% across online ladder and tournament statistics. In recent times, it has been rare to see a Top Cut without Incineroar being on the majority of teams; but that could change during VGC 2019’s Ultra Series. Incineroar. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts . Incineroar is a controversial issue within the VGC community, mostly because of his dominance throughout the 2019 season with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Glastrier is commonly paired with Dusclops so it can attack first while Trick Room is in effect, which can enable several lines of play. VGC 2019 Pokémon Spotlight #4 – Incineroar posted by Temple, on October 15, 2018, No Comments. Because of this combination, Glastrier is poised to be the most impactful Ice-type Pokémon of all time in VGC. It is a dedicated very niche Xern counter, otherwise use Incineroar. NO RULES! Lead Whimsicott+X, swap Incineroar in and prioirty Misty Terrain. It has a short snout with a small red nose, bright green eyes with yellow sclerae, and tiny, pointed ears. Incineroar’s has also lost an important tool in Knock Off, due to the move being a tutor move, which won’t be legal to use in VGC 2020 as for now. Element-17 2 years ago #2. The Pokémon Players Cup is an online tournament made by The Pokemon Company International. THE CAT IS BACK. Log In Sign Up. Large tufts of red fur extend from its cheeks, and much of its face is also red. Submit results! Thank you to this month's patrons: {{patron[0]}}, and . Incineroar is a Fire/Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7.It is known as the Heel Pokémon.. As its fighting spirit increases, the flames that Incineroar produces within its body burst from its navel and waistline. In addition, it learns Fake Out and Knock Off, both of which are very useful utility moves. Incineroar is a bipedal, feline Pokémon with a muscular build. 31. The 2018 Pokemon World Championships VGC format is quite different compared to last year’s limited Pokemon pool.The release of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon came with access to multiple powerful Legendary Pokemon and other past favorites like Landorus-Therian Forme (Landorus-T) and Salamence, granting players a broad number of Pokemon to choose from. Fire Type STAB gives the team a solid answer to the Steel Type Pokemon that resist multiple Types, like Mega Mawile and Ferrothorn. Perhaps players were deterred in … This is comparable to … Hey guys super nervous to release this one as it's my first real guide video but I hope you guys enjoy it! User account menu. It has Intimidate to counter your physical attackers, Parting Shot to swap out and hinder opponents further, Fake Out to make an enemy flinch, and Flare Blitz along with Darkest Lariat to deal damage. 334. #{{ rank }} {{ name }} {{ cp }} CP Usage throughout all Top Cut/Day 2 finishes, weighted to that Pokemon’s total CP earnings throughout all Top Cut/Day 2 finishes. Incineroar will likely take the two expanding forces. Posted by 7 months ago. Incineroar is the last new fighter revealed for the base game in Super Smash Bros. Press J to jump to the feed. In the heat of battle, Incineroar shows no concern for its opponents - and sometimes even launches attacks that strike the opposing Trainer! Venusaur’s introduction to VGC 2020 saw it quickly take the spot of the top Grass Type Pokemon in the metagame, which puts it in great stead as Incineroar’s partner in crime. The lack of Levitate users and Flying-types amongst the most used Pokémon, coupled with the presence of Ground-weak Pokémon such as Incineroar and Stakataka have given Groudon a solid place in the current metagame. With intimidate Incineroar can force switches and pressure physical attackers. After 5 moves, disrupts with 4 Incineroar. Torracat - Its only niche really over Arcanine and Incineroar is Taunt and having both Fake Out + Roar/Taunt. Jynx - It may have a niche of having FO + Lovely Kiss and high speed and decent power with Dry Skin. Since then, he's won five Regional Championships and two National Championships. Incineroar's fire typing can help Rain teams against opposing steel types like Ferrothorn. Grab hitboxes circumvent counters completely, and don’t even activate the second part of the move. Incineroar is now the ultimate counter to Gmax Hat. Slap Snarl on AV Incineroar, and Misty Terrain on Whimsicott. This iteration of the tournament took place from September through December in which players from around the world will compete to prove they're the best and win Travel Awards to a future Pokémon International Championship. Trainers who have played VGC in recent years are well acquainted with the Heel Pokemon Incineroar. To further my point, the high-rate submissions in the UFC are armbars, rear-naked chokes, and guillotines. After requesting, the coach has 30 seconds to add you in game and start Bayonetta’s Witch Time puts the opponent into a slow-motion Matrix-style animation for a period of time. I don’t recall one single-Prize Pokémon with enough HP to survive (before effects), and most multi-Prize Basics are within OHKO range (before effects), though TAG TEAMs are a very notable exception. For those unfamiliar, Incineroar was so powerful in VGC due to its powerful typing and move pool, allowing it to support teammates with its ability Intimidate and flinching move Fake Out. He joined … Dusclops can activate Glastrier's held Weakness Policy with a weak Brick Break or Rock Tomb. Since the release of its Hidden Ability in the 2018 season, Incineroar has dominated every metagame it has been legal in, and VGC 2020 is no different. 4+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 28 Def Stakataka: 43-52 (25.5 – 30.9%) — guaranteed 5HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery; 4+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 28 Def Stakataka in Sun: 66-78 (39.2 – 46.4%) — 71.6% chance to 3HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery Tyler Bunch (credited as "H.D. How to Build a Team with Incineroar He has also qualified for eight World Championships and placed third at the 2013 World Championships. User Info: Element-17. Tapu Koko didn’t have a great Trick Room matchup and Amoonguss didn’t want to deal with Misty Terrain from Tapu Fini, so those were the four I decided on. This is a pretty big blow to Incineroar, as Knock Off was an excellent way of dealing STAB-boosted damage while serving an important utility function in keeping opponent’s items in check (and providing you with the infos on those). One of Pokémon’s most intimidating characters is coming back into the Pokémon Sword and Shield VGC format in March, and the community is already voicing their concerns. Then you can either fake out or start snarling while you tailwind and then switch another attacker in This combines with Intimidate to make it a highly useful counter for these both these Physical attackers. Incineroar is classified as fighter #69. 32. Instead of being intimidated by Incineroar, however, let’s learn how to counter it. He has been competing in the Video Game Championships since 2008. Close. Support us here! Pokemon video game events. EugeneZH. With Mimikyu and Dragapult, two Ghost types, as top threats in the current metagame, Incineroar's Dark typing makes it formidable against teams using these Pokemon. Whether this is your first time playing the format, or you just ran out of ideas, in this VGC 2020-2021 Rental Teams compilation you will find a diverse archive of proven teams ready to use in Pokémon Sword and Shield and online battle simulators.. All teams have been credited to their respective creators, and those active on Twitter are linked as well. 334. Aaron is a VGC competitor, commentator, and content creator. The Hoenn deity of the land is back in VGC19 and it has already proven itself as a top threat in the metagame. That cutesy character grew up into a very big boy with obvious overtones of professional wrestling. Archived. Bulky steel types can use the rain to their advantage to survive fire type moves better. On the 1st of march, Incineroar and the other starters will be legal to use in official Pokemon VGC tournaments. Out of all the tournament battles I have seen with Amoonguss, it seems rare that it actually pulls its own weight better than another mon could have. It saw a lot of play during VGC 2019, but why? Sleep Powder, if it hits, can shut down even Gigantamax Lapras and prevent it from setting up G Max Resonance. Some are close to competitive. 3DS FC: 4382 - 2449 - 5707 IGN: Anthony . The primary reason is that it now has access to its Hidden Ability, Intimidate, which is a very good one, especially in Doubles/VGC. Incineroar brings just about everything a Pokémon can to a team. By the end of VGC 2018, Snorlax was on 11% of teams, and by the end of VGC 2019 Ultra Series, Snorlax was on just 0.4% of teams (source: Global Link stats). Incineroar is something your team needs. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected]. Incineroar is now the ultimate counter to Gmax Hat. Why is Incineroar so strong? The upper half of its muzzle and the top and back of its head are black. Incineroar’s STAB coverage has, over time, become very useful in the VGC metagame. A place to discuss everything about Pokémon VGC and Play! Without a doubt, Incineroar is the most popular Pokémon in the 2019 Sun Series format. Most counters, besides the two listed above, are very close-range effective and require the opponent to be immediately adjacent to the user for the counter to land. This is a common question among newer players who didn’t see Incineroar tear up the scene in VGC18. A lot of your team is countered pretty hard by most physical attackers. Aiming to record every Midseason Showdown, Regional, and National VGC tournament for further analysis. Mega Evolution was also … Returning in Series 3, Incineroar quickly established itself at the top of the usage ladder and has remained there. 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