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Discussion in 'Older Gens' started by Ragnarok, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Zachmac

    Zachmac Well-Known Member

    HP always improves defensive capabilities more then other stats, unless it's got massive HP and pitiful defenses.

    Go for max HP. Definitely.

    BTW, if you're using dusklops, it's best to half teammates who know wish and/or heal bell.
     
  2. Serpentine

    Serpentine Pokemon Breeder

    I'd rather have Aromatherapy since I like Grass Pokemon. Also I'm teaching him Pain Split and giving him an Eviolite.
     
  3. Ludwig

    Ludwig Well-Known Member

    It will survive better if it got wish support, or uses rest. Either rest with heal bell/aromapherapy support or restalk. Restalk is risky in 5th gen due to sleep count reseting when you switch, but it is still successful, especially in 3v3 singles on random matchup because you will likely switch less.
     
  4. I have pokemon that im using rage power to sheild. If the rage power pokemon needs to attack, would you use protect or make a substitute to protect the other one.

    I think sub because it would protect in the case a rage power fails.

    so protect or substitute for the last move
     
  5. Rhys29

    Rhys29 Encore

    Well, I have to say you gave me more information than I bargained for. I did like the idea of Volbeat, but I don't see Nidoking threatening as much without his Speed boost. Salamence, Jirachi, Celebi, Starmie, Landorus, Terrakion, Dugtrio, Haxorus, Latios/Latias etc. all outrun and have the potential to OHKO.

    A BP Chain. I used to play this a long time ago. I was more looking for a single teammate that I can use to pass either Quiver Dance or Shell Smash. BP Chains are nice to pull off, but difficult to keep momentum (especially since Trap Passing doesn't work any more T^T).

    Uh, yes, those were my Evs... I would like to avoid Baton Passing Ingrain. It takes up another slot on Smeargle and on top of that, if somehow I'm being walled to death or run into something that can threaten Nidoking (ex: CB Weavile or Sp.D Swampert), there's no way of protecting him. I haven't seen much phasing, so I'm not that worried about it.


    In addition, a new question: has Moxie Heracross been released yet? And if so, has it had any affect on the metagame?​
     
  6. Serpentine

    Serpentine Pokemon Breeder

    No Moxie Heracross. And it would affect the metagame, but it's easily countered by a powerful flying attack.

    Oh, if that's what you want I'd say Gorebyss or Huntail is your best bet. They can Baton Pass, use Aqua Ring, and use Shell Smash. You're not tied down like with Ingrain, it's only one Pokemon, only downside is your lowered defenses, but you'll be fast and have a strong attack.
     
  7. ChaosBlizzard

    ChaosBlizzard Crit Happens.

    For a standard DD Haxorus, is 136 a good amount of Speed EVs? After one DD, it just edges out positive nature base 130s who don't have Scarf. Is there really any reason to run any more or less Speed than this? Everything else can go into HP, which is cool.
     
  8. Vandslaux

    Vandslaux Well-Known Member

    LO Jolteon: Rain counter? Outruns ScarfToed, outruns +1 DDNite and hits w/ HP Ice, has SE Thunderbolt for Tentacruel, and he outruns every non-Scarfed Rain abuser and gets SE moves vs several common Rain abusers, like Latios, Tornadus, and Starmie. LO Thunderbolt also 2HKOes Scizor. Only screwed vs Scarf Rotom-W, but I can switch in on Volt Switch and gain momentum with my own Volt Switch on the obvious switch, and Ferro.

    And what are some good teammates for Jolteon? Obviously, something that can take on Sand, like Skarm, and he can also provide Spikes for making Jolteon's job easier: hit hard, hit fast.
     
  9. -Unicorno-

    -Unicorno- Think Magical!

    Im currently making a team so far and I have 2 pokemon in mind.
    I'm using this set for a scrafty, and I plan to use a Latios also, any ideas for a moveset?
    Scrafty @ Leftovers
    Jolly/Moxie
    252 Atk 252 spd 4 HP
    -Dragon Dance
    -Hi Jump Kick
    -Crunch
    -Ice Punch
     
  10. floatzel98

    floatzel98 → s o a r i n g

    Lum berry can be used on Scrafty. I would just go to Smogon for move sets.
     
  11. thatjeremykid

    thatjeremykid .Memento.Mori.

    DW Dragonair

    I've been thinking about it lately, Dragonair gets Marvel Scale in the DW, boosting it's defense when it's status'd. Would an Eviolite Dragonair using Rest, Sleep Talk, Dragon Dance and maybe Dragon Tail be beastly er wha? i'm thinking 252HP EV's and split the rest in defenses with a +SpDef nature.
    I don't know, it's food for thought i guess.

    And an unrelated question as well, passing Wish is as simple as switching to the receiver, right? I've never played much with it.
     
  12. floatzel98

    floatzel98 → s o a r i n g

    I don't think you can get sleep talk with Marvel scale because it's a DW ability. I might be wrong though. Shed skin usually works better anyway since you will have another slot for an attack.
     
  13. DragonXmicro

    DragonXmicro 何これ?かえったね。

    Likin the dragonair idea. And yes, epic

    Yea, wish is just healing by 1/2 casters hp on whomever is out when it comes true
    Ninja'd
     
  14. thatjeremykid

    thatjeremykid .Memento.Mori.

    ah, you're right. it can't get sleep talk, and has no reliable recovery to use with a toxic/flame orb. i was hoping i could make a crazy phazing wall.
     
  15. richm88

    richm88 shiny hunter

    Anybody know a goodmovest I could give my EV trained emboar
     
  16. ChaosBlizzard

    ChaosBlizzard Crit Happens.

    Emboar

    * * *

    I'm looking for a reasonably bulky physical attacker to use in OU who can survive long enough against a rain team that's lost its Politoed or a sand team that's lost its Tyranitar to set up Sunny Day as interference weather. Preferably it could also benefit from its own sun in some way, either Chlorophyll or Leaf Guard or being a Fire-type or what-have-you. Any suggestions?
     
  17. richm88

    richm88 shiny hunter

    Thanks for that.very helpfull
     
  18. wildbiscuit

    wildbiscuit One Tough Cookie

    Off the top of my head, I'd say Arcanine might do this.

    You'd have to watch out for Stealth Rock, though.
     
  19. Zachmac

    Zachmac Well-Known Member

    Dragonite maybe? DD/Dragon Claw/Fire Punch/Sunny Day?

    It could also boost the HP fire of the lati twins.

    Don't get boosted STAB, but their coverage moves become more reliable.
     
  20. Ludwig

    Ludwig Well-Known Member

    Tangrowth. Assuming that only physical bulk is enough.
     

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