Not that great set tbh. Better off using Swampy as a Wallbreaker.Could somebody help me on my Rain Tank Swampert set? I just bred and RC'ed this to 100 on my SS, so feel free to suggest SR, as I still have access to it. The set takes advantage of Swampert's typing, his natural bulk, and his high base 110 Attack.
232 HP/252 Attack/24 DefWaterfall
Hammer Arm/Stealth Rock/Toxic
Ice Beam/Stealth Rock
Takes hits and deals them.
Recommended change. Machamp as a lead is also outclassed by a lot.vandslaux: Looks solid, although Swampert is very outclassed this generation. That's probably about as good as Swampert is going to get, but Swampert isn't all that good anymore.
pseudo pro: Seems like Skill Link Cloyster still outclasses it. You're trying to make it bulky and defensive, and then break all those defenses so you can sweep. You should probably just pick one or the other; trying to overextend like that, expecially on a NFE Pokemon with Eviolite, will backfire more than it will work. Probably still usable, just not wise.
Machamp @ Life Orb
Ability: No Guard
EVs: 252 Attack / 240 HP / 16 Special Defense
This varies from the traditional Dynamicpunch Lead Machamp in 3 ways. Number one, it uses Life Orb over Lum Berry; I have the Life Orb available to my team (no one else on the team has claimed it yet) and I'd rather have more power over getting out of status, but I can change it if the Lum Berry is critical. Number two, the 4 EVs put into Speed to outrun "max Speed Blissey" according to Smogon's writeup are put into Attack so it maxes out to 252; this seems like a small change to me, and I need him to have as much brute strength as possible to make up for his other shortcomings. Number three, Fire Punch over Payback; Dark and Fighting gives unresisted coverage, and Machamp certainly has the Speed to utilize Payback, but I've been wracking my brain for the last few days trying to come up with something to fill the last slot on my team, and a physical Pokemon with access to the type combination Fighting-Fire-Ice-Rock is what I determined I need.
How about this as a Weather counter?
Gastrodon holding Leftovers
Ability: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP, 128 Defense, 128 Special Defense
4) Earth Power
This guy helps to counter weather. He walls and toxic stalls most pokemon commonly found in a rain team, with the exception of Ludicolo; against sun he'll set up rain and against sand he has EQ to deal with excadrill and rain to put the others out of action. Recover is for recovery.
Articuno @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure / Snow Cloak
EVs: 252 HP / 176 Defense / 80 Special Defense
- Substitute / Reflect / Ice Beam
- Mind Reader
- Sheer Cold
Ummm, what is the first pokemon meant to be? It looks like a furret... I'm guessing it's meant to be ampharos...
I like the raticate though, nice set.
what ive noticed during online play is how everyone loves thundurus which i can understand. hoxever i think it makes its friend tornadus feel left out so i trhought i might as well look at it myself.
252 Sp.atk, 252 Spd, 4 hp
like its friend its gets taunt and a boosting move, however its agility and not nasty plot, oh well. focus blast and dark pulse get perfect coverage which could make this a great sweeper.