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The Annoyer – Competitive Pokémon Guide

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The Annoyer is there to well… frustrate and annoy your opponent. The amount of pressure an annoyer puts on your opponent is actually pretty surprising and I’ve seen many people rage-quit because of them.

The Annoyer and a support Pokémon are often very similar and some people use the term interchangeably. Personally I think of the annoyer as a Pokémon that uses non-damaging moves in an offensive way to frustrate the opponent, and a support Pokémon as supporting your team and hurting your opponents in a more passive way.

My three best examples of annoyers are Whimsicott, Sableye and Crobat.

 

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Whimsicott literally exists to ruin your day. With the frustrating ability in Prankster it’s able to always use it’s non damaging moves before you land yours, and with access to protect, leech seed, toxic, sleep powder, stun spore, substitute, encore and taunt, Whimsicott can have a great deal of control over your opponent. You want to feel your opponent out, use protect and then once you know what your opponent’s move is, find a way to shut it down, you can then use toxic to poison, leech seed to drain your opponent’s Pokémon’s health and give it to yours. Alternatively you can paralyse or put your opponent to sleep.

If you’re not too fond of protect then you can easily use substitute and hide behind a wall while continuing to frustrate your opponent who will always be hitting second. Whimsicott is an immensely frustrating Pokémon to go up against just because of the sheer versatility it brings.

 

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Sableye works in much the same way, only rather than having a reliable sleep move (hypnosis is hardly worth mentioning), it has access to will-o-wisp. If Sableye is up against a physical sweeper, protect or burn to cut their attack. It functions in a similar way to Whimsicott except it only has one weakness, fairy, and if you play a game that’s pre-gen 6 it has no weaknesses at all. Sableye suffers in the stats department but with such a great ability it more than makes up for it, Sableye is more or less always viable. It also has one last trick up its sleeve in being able to mega evolve at the last minute and magic bounce back your opponent’s non-damaging moves.

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Crobat is different in that it can function just as well as a speedy attacker, than as an annoyer. Its ability infiltrator allows it to bypass substitutes and dual screens commonly used to protect Pokémon from damage. With its access to confuse ray (which Smogon bans) and toxic it’s able to put on pressure, as well as deal a lot of damage with moves like Brave Bird and Cross Poison.

While the move is banned, if you play the Anything Goes tier all three of these Pokémon can learn double team and are able to raise their evasion, and with Whimsicott and Sableye’s prankster ability, and Crobat’s blinding speed, they’re virtually guaranteed to get the move off first. A tactic so very annoying that it’s banned from Smogon all together.

However your offence can only be effective if you have solid defensive Pokémon to support your team. Which we will cover next time!

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Forges of Corruption DLC adds an explosive twist to the action-packed shooter Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

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Warhammer 40000: Boltgun proved to be an impressively well-crafted shooter, immersing players in the bleak and foreboding world of Game Workshop’s captivating universe. Now, fans can look forward to an extensive expansion with the Forges of Corruption DLC. Get ready to unleash the Emperor’s justice starting on June 18th on both PS5 and PS4.

Auroch Digital’s latest first-person shooter takes players on an exciting new campaign across five distinct environments. Undoubtedly, these pits will be teeming with heretics, including the treacherous Black Legion, who have recently received reinforcements in the form of Terminators armed with Lightning Claws and imposing Helbrutes. The Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher are now available for requisition, providing an effective means of eliminating enemy forces.

In addition, all players can enjoy the new Horde Mode, which offers four levels of difficulty and a unique set of in-game achievements to pursue. An upcoming navigation guide will provide players with a more forgiving experience when navigating through the game’s levels.

Have you acquired Warhammer 40000: Boltgun? Are you interested in experiencing additional content with the Forges of Corruption DLC? Engage in fierce battles against the adversaries of the Imperium in the comments section below.

 

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Sushi Ben Seems Like a Fantastic PSVR2-Based Manga Experience

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Immersing oneself in realistic worlds using the impressive capabilities of Sony’s PSVR2 headset is undeniably fantastic. However, there are instances where stylized visuals can prove to be more effective. Sushi Ben seems to have a good grasp on the concept of delivering a manga-inspired world, which will be available starting on May 28th. This lively release from Big Brane offers a delightful collection of mini-games, allowing players to immerse themselves in the charming atmosphere of a coastal town.

In order to prevent the local sushi bar from going out of business, you’ll have to lend a hand to the local townsfolk and engage in a range of activities to boost trade. As one would anticipate, fishing is the main focus as you embark on angling adventures to catch various types of fish in order to satisfy your customers’ desires.

And that’s not all! There is a wide array of activities to immerse yourself in, such as table tennis, bug-catching, dog walking, archery, and more. Each of these experiences fully utilizes the innovative motion-controlled gameplay that is exclusive to PSVR2. The manga art style in this game is truly impressive, featuring dynamic pop-up comic book panels and other visually stunning elements.

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Online previews of the upcoming Call of Duty game have been released in anticipation of its official announcement next month

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Activision has recently started teasing the upcoming Call of Duty game, captivating fans with a mysterious website and a tantalizing short clip. In this intriguing snippet, the slogan “The Truth Lies” is cleverly superimposed over the eyes of the iconic former USA presidents at Mount Rushmore. The website showcases a vintage television set where users can indulge in a variety of clips across six different channels. Below, you’ll discover the website link and an intriguing video showcasing Mount Rushmore.

Treyarch is the company behind the most recent game, which is likely to be another entry in the Call of Duty Black Ops subseries. The newest rumors indicate that the upcoming release is titled Black Ops 6 and is set to hit the shelves in October. Following the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024, a full reveal will be unveiled.

Billbil-Kun, a former PS Plus leaker, joined in by sharing what they believe to be a blurred image of the game’s key art. The scene reveals a discernible figure amidst a vibrant orange hue. Allow me to present the picture:

With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision, it seems that the company is poised to fulfill its promise of including the upcoming Call of Duty game in the Xbox Game Pass bundle. Nevertheless, adjustments will be necessary for the membership service to accommodate it, potentially resulting in a price increase. The title will be released as per usual on both the PS5 and PS4. Are you eagerly anticipating this year’s release? Feel free to leave your initial thoughts on the teaser- theme in the comments section.

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