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Community POTW #005

Discussion in 'POTW Collaboration' started by Serebii, Dec 22, 2019.

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  1. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

  2. BillyBobJoe

    BillyBobJoe Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, Meteor Assault is just Fighting Giga Impact. Meaning no one will use it due to the recharge unless they are Dynamaxing.
    Scrappy is the better ability, being able to block Intimidate on a physical attacker is a major boon.
  3. Luthor

    Luthor Well-Known Member

    So is this covering Farfetch'd as well?
  4. Galefuun

    Galefuun Pokémon fan

    Sirfetch is one of those few Pokemon that many tend to underestimate. Thanks to its Scrappy ability Ghost types it checks ghost types such as Aegislash and Dragapult. It has a Sky High attack alongside a large move Pool that can make it unpredictable to counter. With a sword dance boost this thing can be impeccable warbreaker able to 1shot Corsola with a Close Combat. Unfortunately Sirfetch'd is very slow being outspeed by other strong special attackers. You are also hard countered by bulky physical tanks such as Mandibuzz, Toxapex, Corviknight, and Corsola. The latter can shut you down with Will-o-Wisp or use Strength Sap to recover it's Hit Points. Fairy and Psychic also hard it to oblivion. Like I said before do not underestimate Sirfetch'd as it can be a hard threat in the right situation. Here's my moveset moveset.

    Sirfetch'd @ Assault Vest

    Ability: Scrappy

    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Sp.D

    Adamant Nature

    - First Impression

    - Close Combat

    - Poison Jab

    - Knock Off

    First impression is there as a means to out speed threats who other wise threaten to take it out as well as a strong answer to faster Psychic and Dark types. Close combat is going to be your main STAB move and boy does it hit hard. Make sure Scrappy is your ability as you could also hit Ghost types in your way. Your next option would be knock Off. Knock Off hits Psychic types super effectively but also takes out the opponent's item. Poison Jab is for Fairy types. Assault vest helps your week special defense.


    Ferrothorn: Ferrothorn can check fairy and psychic types as well as certain flying as well as potentially take them out and set up Spikes or Rocks.
    Hatterene: Hatterene has a lot of support moves that greatly benefit Sirfetch'd. Aromatherapy can heal its status effect light screen can reduce it's damage on special attackers and Trick Room while situational can make Sirfetch'd a strong sweeper.
    Corviknight/Mandibuzz: Two good defoggers with very different purposes. The one that's right for you depends on your team.
    Corsola: Very bulky I can stop physical attackers thanks to its will-o'-wisp as well as Strength Sap.
  5. GeeGee

    GeeGee Late to the party

    +135 Attack is monstrous, hitting like a bus and denting anything that doesn't resist it
    +solid movepool with a ton of coverage options meaning its hard to wall Sirfetch'd
    +Scrappy got a HUGE buff in blocking intimidate, preventing the duck from being crippled and still allowing it to smack up ghost types, especially aegislash

    -65 speed means Sirfetch'd is gonna get outsped majority of the time
    -62/95/82 bulk is not great, that low HP really drags it down
    -As a pure fighting type, it really doesn't have any advantage over Conkeldurr, Kommo-o, Hawlucha or even Falinks

    Standard Bird
    Ability: Scrappy
    Item: Choice Band/Life Orb
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    Ev's: 252 ATK/ 4 SPDef/ 252 SPE
    -Close combat
    -Poison jab
    -Knock off
    -Brave Bird/First Impression

    Pretty standard duck here. Close combat is the main stab, poison jab hitting fairy types, knock off hitting psychic and ghost types. First Impression can be used to grab a sneaky kill, especially when boosted by choice band. Brave bird can be used when dynamaxed to turn into max airstream to boost speed, as well as free yourself from being locked into a single move. Life orb can be used over choice band so you don't have to switch or dynamax after using first impression, but the recoil damage combined with Sirfetch'd's frailty will quickly wear it down.
  6. Divine Retribution

    Divine Retribution Master of the freak show

    It's also worth pointing out that Max Knuckle coming from Meteor Assault only has 5 more BP than coming from Close Combat, and both are weaker than their base moves on the first use due to how Max Knuckle works (100 BP for Meteor Assault, and 95 for Close Combat).
  7. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    Smogon Fan: Meteor Assault sucks. Sure it's stronger than Close Combat but it's a recharge move. With that slow speed and average defenses, Meteor Assault is just downright terrib-


    Smogon Fan: Uh... I mean. Sirfetch'd signature move is actually really good... yeah... o-once you get used to it's weakness of course.

    Here's a set for those who are just bored and want to surprise people as in this is just something for fun.

    Sirfetch'd - Singles
    Item: Choice Scarf
    Ability: Scrappy
    Nature: Jolly (+Spe, - Sp. Atk)
    EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spe
    Meteor Assault
    Close Combat
    Poison Jab
    Brave Bird/Leaf Blade
  8. Mestorn

    Mestorn Wandering Battler

    Ah Sirfetch'd, this fabled evolution of Farfetch'd, a Pikablu for a new generation. Sirfetch'd has breathed new life into everyone's unfortunate duck (and that face LOL). While most of Sirfetch'd's stats are lackluster, a massive Base 135 ATK is hard to ignore, and a great move pool means few targets can switch in safely. While Sirfetch'd needs a lot of support, it is not unreasonable and once Sirfetch'd gets in safely, one of your opponent's pokémon will fall.

    A Knight's Soul
    Ability: Scrappy
    Item: Leek
    -Close Combat
    -Leaf Blade
    -Night Slash
    -Poison Jab/First Impression/Focus Energy
    Nature: Jolly (+SPE, -SATK) OR Brave (+ATK, -SPE)
    EVs: 4 HP/252 ATK/252 SPE OR 252 HP/252 ATK/4 SDEF

    ...Is in his weapon. Farfetch'd's signature item, the Leek also works for Sirfetch'd, boosting all attacks to a 50% crit rate, guaranteeing crits after a Focus Energy or a high crit chance move. Due to how crits work, the overall damage is similar to a Choice Band:

    252 Atk Sirfetch'd Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 24 Def Ferrothorn on a critical hit: 474-558 (134.6 - 158.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
    252 Atk Choice Band Sirfetch'd Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 24 Def Ferrothorn: 470-554 (133.5 - 157.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

    This has the added benefit of ignoring Attack Drops from outside sources and enables Sirfetch'd to switch around its moves, but requires either setup or luck for Sirfetch'd STABs, as none of them have naturally high crit rates. Close Combat is for STAB, Leaf Blade and Night Slash are naturally high Crit Rate moves that offer good coverage. Last move is up for preference. Poison Jab and First Impression hit Fairies and are a high power Priority move respectively. Focus Energy synergizes well with Leek for guaranteed Crits.
  9. Luthor

    Luthor Well-Known Member

    Kantonian Farfetch'd
    Ability: Defiant
    Item: Leek/Life Orb
    -Brave Bird
    -Leaf Blade
    -Knock off/Swords Dance
    -First Impression
  10. Divine Retribution

    Divine Retribution Master of the freak show

    Farfetch'd finally gets a chance to shine... in Little Cup, where its normally abysmal stats are actually quite good for the tier. Galarian Farfetch'd is LC legal, and features mono-Fighting typing, a slightly higher Attack stat than normal Farfetch'd, but a slightly lower Speed. With a very high Attack for LC, decent bulk, good coverage, and access to Swords Dance and the much-coveted Knock Off, Galarian Fafetch'd is quite a force to be reckoned with in LC.

    Farfetch'd-Galar @ Eviolite
    Jolly - Scrappy
    Level: 5
    20 HP, 236 Attack, 236 Speed
    -Close Combat
    -Knock Off
    -Brave Bird
    -Swords Dance

    Farfetch'd's stats may not hold up when compared to fully evolved competition, but as a LC Pokemon, its stat spread is fantastic. Good bulk, amazing Attack, and a usable Speed tier make Farfetch'd quite the threat to prepare for. Access to Scrappy to stop Ghosts from getting a free switch-in, and access to Knock Off in an Eviolite-ridden tier are both fantastic assets that Farfetch'd boasts over other Fighting-types. Eviolite bolsters Farfetch'd's naturally decent bulk, but it can opt to drop Eviolite and Swords Dance in favor of a Choice Scarf and either Defog or Poison Jab.
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