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Community POTW #077

Discussion in 'POTW Collaboration' started by Serebii, May 6, 2018.

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  1. Serebii

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

  2. TheIceCream

    TheIceCream User of Ultra Beasts

    A Pokemon based on a Bamboo Rocket. Who ever thought that would be a Pokemon? Well now that it is, and an Ultra Beast at that, Celesteela does give it lots of room for a place in the competitive scene. Good Offenses and Defenses at around the same level means that you have the ability to control which stat you want to get boosted by Beast Boost. It also has a pretty decent movepool and a cool typing. Overall, a pretty solid Pokemon.

    Positives:
    + 101/107 Offenses and 103/101 Defenses means that Celesteela can take hits and hit back. 97 HP helps it as well.
    + Beast Boost allows you to boost one of those stats depending on your EV Spread, so there are many ways to run Celesteela
    + Steel/Flying as seen with Skarmory, is a great Defensive type, resisting many moves and only being weak to 2 types
    + A good movepool with moves such as Leech Seed, Heavy Slam, Flamethrower etc.
    + A Bamboo Rocket, never forget that

    Negatives:
    - 61 Base Speed isn't great. It's to slow to be used normally and too fast to be used outside of Trick Room
    - Its 2 weaknesses, Fire and Electric, are very common
    - Beast Boost is good and all, but unlike the other Ultra Beasts, which are usually very offensive, Celesteela is very defensive and can struggle getting KOs
    - Running Flamethrower and Heavy Slam means you have to run mixed. That's not always a good idea.

    Abilities:

    Beast Boost:
    It's pretty good, since you can essentially choose what stat you want to boost with Celesteela, however, getting the KOs in the first place can be problematic.

    Counters: Heatran takes nothing from a Heavy Slam due to Double-Resistance and it weighing almost the same and takes nothing from a Flamethrower due to Flash Fire. It can then retaliate back with a Fire Move, usually 2-shotting Celesteela. Zapdos usually takes little and can whittle Celesteela down with some T-bolts. Incineroar in Doubles fairs well too and so does other fire types such as Charizard Y and Torkoal.
     
  3. XaelOstigian

    XaelOstigian Competitive...kinda

    In an Ultra Space world of hyper-offensive Ultra Beasts, Celesteela is a contrary maiden even more peculiar than Princess Kaguya herself with her balanced stats and a movepool geared towards defense with just enough bells and whistle like Flamethrower to block her counters. Despite not being another standard offensive or speed boosting Ultra Beast, Celesteela is actually one of the most commonly used UB's in the game and will serve you well on most teams.

    Set Name: Princess Kaguya (Sub-Seeder)
    Ability: Beast Boost
    Item: Leftovers
    Nature: Impish
    EV's: HP: 252 Def: 156: Sp. Def: 150 (I like balance okay) (-_-)'

    Moveset:
    Heavy Slam
    Leech Seed
    Toxic/Flamethrower
    Substitute/Protect

    A non-Grass type learning Leech Seed that isn't named Smeargle? BLASPHEMY! Though I suppose it does still look like a bamboo shoot, and alternate dimensional monsters tend not to obey laws of common knowledge despite its Kaguya Rocket inspiration.
    A pretty straightforward defensive set. Use Leech Seed to drain your target's health while maintaining your own. Toxic to hasten your target's demise or at least poison Grass types that are immune to your seeds and are not also part Poison or Steel type, though Flamethrower is a less passive option for dealing with Grass and Steel types if you prefer. Substitute creates a safety buffer to block status attacks, though Celesteela already has a natural immunity to opposing Toxic-users, so if you want you can sub in with Protect instead to buy a turn for the Leech Seeds, Toxic, and Leftovers to work their magic. Heavy Slam is there to keep Taunt users from completely grounding this rocket and even does respectable damage thanks to how ridiculously heavy this girl is compared to most targets, and if you score a knockout with it you get a nifty defense boost which is always welcome on a defensive Pokemon.
     
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