I have struggled to find a Cryogonal for weeks in my copy of White.
My Battle Subway streak was halted by a dickhead Cryogonal who spammed Sheer Cold at my entire team.
Guess what I did to the shiny one I found.
Like a boss.
Ghetsis, obviously. I had to stall it out of Focus Blast PP so I could HJK it with Scrafty.
More Revive-stalling ensued.
None of the others are really that challenging, although the Champion-esque NPCs are sort of hard. They all lead with easy-to-set-up-on Pokemon, though.
dragon/ground hits everything except skarm and lev zong so that works with water
slack off / bulk up / return / shadow claw should be fine for in-game, just switch away from rocks/steels (or use BB instead of shadow claw and do the same for ghosts).
not much to say really
We'll see a BL list being formed at some point once OU is better organised. It's a bit early still to concentrate on the lower tiers.
I really hope Zapdos (along with Starmie and Gengar) makes it back into OU though. :[
A Pokemon being reliant on an item to perform well isn't new. (CurseLax only really worked because of Leftovers, Blissey, Scarf Flygon, to a lesser extent CB Scizor.) I really don't see why the Eviolite should be banned if it improves the metagame's variety.
Dragonite @ Life Orb
4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant / Jolly
- Dragon Dance
- Dragon Claw / Outrage
- Earthquake / Fire Punch
You either have trouble with Heatran or Skarmory. I'd go with Fire Punch for Ferrothorn, but to each his own. You could also drop...