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Reuniclus Discussion

Discussion in 'Older Gens' started by lucario44444444, Sep 21, 2011.


Best Reuniclus set?

  1. Calm Mind

  2. Trick Room

  3. Trick

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  1. We all love this jelly blob! Don't we! Anyway, here is the sppf discussion for Reuniclus!!!!(I clipped most of this from smogon lol)



    Type: Psychic

    Tier: OU


    HP 110
    Atk 65
    Def 75
    SpA 125
    SpD 85
    Spe 30



    Grants immunity to damage from weather effects.

    Magic Guard

    Prevents indirect damage.


    Pokemon heals 1/3 of its maximum HP on switching out


    Reuniclus is an anomalous Pokemon to say the least. Even though it has an awful typing and an even worse Speed stat, it is still one of the most threatening sweepers in the metagame. Reuniclus has the bulk, power, and movepool to be an effective sweeper through the use of either Calm Mind or Trick Room. In addition, its Magic Guard ability is among the best in the game, allowing Reuniclus to avoid the wildly popular entry hazard and sandstorm damage, as well as letting Reuniclus abuse Life Orb by preventing recoil. Despite all its strengths, not all is perfect for Reuniclus. Its counters, such as Tyranitar, Scizor, and Jirachi, are among the most popular in OU, which can make it very difficult for it to sweep. However, with a bit of proper team support and some intelligent playing, Reuniclus can easily rip through virtually any type of team.

    Reuniclus has a shallow movepool, however, he has Trick Room and Calm Mind, 2 ways to let it succeed!

    Calm Mind

    Reuniclus @ Leftovers / Life Orb
    EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 SpA
    Trait: Magic Guard
    Bold nature
    ~ Calm Mind
    ~ Recover
    ~ Psychic / Psyshock
    ~ Focus Blast

    Despite its terrible Speed and relatively bad typing, access to useful sweeping moves and excellent stats make Reuniclus one of the most prominent threats in the Black and White metagame. With Calm Mind, Recover, and a ton of defensive bulk, Reuniclus becomes a potent sweeper that is extremely hard to take down. Reuniclus separates itself from other Calm Mind users thanks to its ability, Magic Guard, which means it doesn't care at all about the Achilles' heel of other bulky sweepers: Toxic damage. As such, Reuniclus can easily defeat Blissey and Chansey one-on-one, and most stall teams will crumble at its hands.

    Calm Mind is the crux of the set, allowing Reuniclus to boost its fantastic Special Attack and modest Special Defense to higher levels. Thanks to Recover, Reuniclus can heal off damage it sustains while it sets up, and the ability to heal at any given moment along with the boosts that Calm Mind provides make Reuniclus very difficult to counter. Psychic and Focus Blast are Reuniclus's attacks of choice, and they provide excellent coverage alongside one another. Psychic is Reuniclus's obligatory powerful STAB attack, whereas Focus Blast is necessary to combat Reuniclus's main counters that resist Psychic. Psyshock is a decent option over Psychic mainly to defeat Calm Mind Latios and Latias, but it has little utility other than that, as it isn't required to beat special walls like Blissey. Although the accuracy of Focus Blast can be a letdown sometimes, it is inadvisable to use Hidden Power Fighting in its place because it only does a paltry 45% to max Special Defense Tyranitar after a Calm Mind, while Focus Blast will OHKO the same Tyranitar after it has taken Stealth Rock damage twice. The purpose of this set is to gradually set up for a sweep, so a Bold nature with max Defense is required to absorb hits from the likes of Gliscor and Ferrothorn. Leftovers is also crucial, as it allows Reuniclus to escape the 2HKO from Sassy Tyranitar's Crunch. However, Life Orb is still a perfectly usable alternative to take advantage of Magic Guard and for more immediate power.

    Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
    Reuniclus is very difficult to beat due to its power and longevity, but there are several very common Pokemon that can counter it well. Bulky Scizor is easily Reuniclus's most legitimate threat, as it can take multiple Focus Blasts and retaliate with powerful Bug Bites. Although a +1 Focus Blast will almost OHKO, Tyranitar can come in freely on Psychic or Calm Mind and threaten with either Crunch or Pursuit. Latias with Roar is an excellent counter to Reuniclus, as it can set up its own Calm Minds and Roar Reuniclus to prevent Reuniclus's own setup. However, Latias will lose if Reuniclus carries Psyshock and will have to rely on a critical hit if Reuniclus is the last Pokemon on an opponent's team. Psychic-types with Taunt, such as Mew and Deoxys-D, can prevent Reuniclus from setting up, but they will be forced to outstall it since they will struggle to do any meaningful damage to Reuniclus. Jirachi with investment in Special Defense is an excellent Reuniclus counter; it can paralyze and usually flinch its way past Reuniclus with Iron Head, while also healing itself with Wish in the process. Defensive Metagross works similarly, and although it isn't nearly as bulky as Jirachi, it can fire off very powerful Meteor Mashes to wear down Reuniclus. Despite its rarity and general lack of utility, Spiritomb is probably the best Reuniclus counter in existence, being immune to both Psychic and Focus Blast, and able to trap Reuniclus with Pursuit.

    Pokemon that can beat the wildly popular Scizor and Tyranitar are usually the best partners for Reuniclus. Fighting-type Pokemon pair particularly well with Reuniclus, because they resist Scizor's Bug- and Tyranitar's Dark-type STABs, while Reuniclus covers their weakness to Psychic. Infernape gets a special mention for being able to take Scizor's Bullet Punches despite its frailty and hit back with a powerful Fire-type attack. Conkeldurr is a fairly solid partner for Reuniclus, since it can boast being one of the best Tyranitar counters in the game, and it can also hit Scizor with powerful Drain Punches. Although it doesn't contribute as many useful resistances, Rotom-W pairs extremely well with Reuniclus thanks to its excellent defenses, and it can hit Scizor and Tyranitar with either Will-O-Wisp or Hydro Pump. A Tyranitar of your own, particularly Pursuit variants, can prove useful for eliminating Latios and Latias, and it can hit Mew and Deoxys-D hard, assuming it avoids Will-O-Wisp from the former. Heatran is a good Reuniclus teammate; it is a fantastic Mew counter, and it can also deal with the likes of Scizor and Deoxys-D. You'll find that Reuniclus is quite easy to fit onto most teams thanks to its combination of bulk and power, especially those that are weak to stall.

    Trick Room

    Reuniclus @ Life Orb
    EVs: 192 HP / 64 Def / 252 SpA
    Trait: Magic Guard
    Quiet nature
    ~ Trick Room
    ~ Psychic / Psyshock
    ~ Focus Blast
    ~ Shadow Ball
    Reuniclus's low Speed and excellent Special Attack make it a natural candidate for a Trick Room sweeper. Magic Guard further adds to Reuniclus's potent sweeping capabilities, as it is not affected by residual damage, including Life Orb recoil, sandstorm, and entry hazards. Whereas most Reuniclus use Calm Mind and Recover to break down stall, this set gives fast offensive teams a great deal of problems thanks to its excellent coverage and ability to outpace virtually all Pokemon when Trick Room is active.

    The idea of this set is to come in on a non-threatening Pokemon, such as Conkeldurr, set up a Trick Room, and attempt a sweep. With a Quiet nature and an IV of 0, Reuniclus reaches a Speed stat of 58, allowing it to outpace every common Pokemon bar minimum Speed Ferrothorn after it sets up Trick Room. The three listed attacks provide Reuniclus with perfect coverage, and they each have a solid Base Power to take advantage of Reuniclus's great Special Attack. Despite its relatively bad coverage, Psychic is still a very solid STAB that hits anything that doesn't resist it very hard thanks to Life Orb and the investment in Special Attack. As always, Psyshock is an option to 2HKO Blissey after Stealth Rock and hit Jellicent harder, but its lower Base Power makes it weaker against most opponents. Focus Blast and Shadow Ball are excellent auxiliary attacks for Reuniclus, nailing the Dark- and Psychic-types, respectively, that resist Psychic. Unlike Calm Mind variants, Trick Room Reuniclus has little to fear from Tyranitar, as Focus Blast OHKOes all versions regardless of its EV spread or nature. Although Shadow Ball is necessary to hit the likes of Latios, Latias, and Mew super effectively, Hidden Power Fire is still a worthwhile consideration in its place to lure and OHKO Scizor, who is one of the most common counters to Trick Room Reuniclus.

    Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
    Blissey (and by extension, Chansey) is public enemy number one. She or her pre-evolved form can come in on any Reuniclus that lacks Psyshock and wear it down with Seismic Toss while healing off any damage she sustains with Softboiled or Wish. Scizor will hate taking a Focus Blast, but Reuniclus can't OHKO him without Hidden Power Fire, whereas Scizor can easily KO back with Choice Band U-turn or an unboosted Bug Bite followed by a Bullet Punch. Although other bulky Steel-types won't be able to keep up with Reuniclus, Jirachi deserves mention as a solid counter thanks to its neutrality to Focus Blast, as well as its ability to stall turns of Trick Room with Wish and Protect. Jirachi will have to be wary of a Special Defense drop, but it will still be able to paralyze Reuniclus with Body Slam or Thunder Wave and flinch it with Iron Head. For these reasons, Infernape is a fantastic partner for Reuniclus, thanks to its ability to OHKO Blissey, Chansey, Scizor, and Jirachi with its powerful STABs. It can also use U-turn to scout and potentially allow Reuniclus to come in for free. Conkeldurr is another excellent partner for Reuniclus, as again, it can take out Blissey and Chansey, and its typing pairs nicely with that of Reuniclus. Gliscor is a solid choice to use alongside Reuniclus due to the fact that most Blissey and Chansey don't have Ice Beam. It also beats most Scizor variants as long as it runs Taunt, and it is a very solid Jirachi counter as well. Since Trick Room Reuniclus is a fantastic way of luring and OHKOing Tyranitar, Pokemon that take advantage of Tyranitar's absence make decent partners. Latios and Latias, despite sharing similar weaknesses with Reuniclus, are probably the best examples, as many teams will fall without Tyranitar to counter them.

    Flame Orb

    Reuniclus @ Flame Orb
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
    Trait: Magic Guard
    ~ Trick
    ~ Calm Mind / Focus Blast
    ~ Psychic
    ~ Recover

    Other Options

    There aren't many other viable options for Reuniclus to run. A Choice Specs set may sound nice for more immediate power, but it is outclassed by Life Orb in virtually every sense thanks to Magic Guard. A three attack set with Recover and max Special Attack is also a possibility, although Reuniclus is far too slow to attempt a sweep without any defensive investment.

    Checks and Counters

    Reuniclus's diversity can make it difficult to counter, although each set is perfectly beatable. Calm Mind sets will struggle against Tyranitar and Scizor thanks to their good Special Defense and super effective attacks. Scizor also fares nicely against Trick Room variants due to its ability to take a Life Orb Focus Blast and KO Reuniclus back. Bulky Steel-types like Jirachi and Metagross can also prove to be good counters as long as they invest in Special Defense. Psychic-types such as Mew and Deoxys-D can come in thanks to their resistances to Psychic and Focus Blast and Taunt Reuniclus to prevent it from using Calm Mind. Victini also resists Calm Mind Reuniclus's attacks, and it can severely damage Reuniclus with either V-create or U-turn. Spiritomb is considered one of the best Calm Mind Reuniclus counters thanks to its immunity to both of its attacks, allowing Spiritomb to either set up its own Calm Minds or damage Reuniclus with Pursuit. Trick Room Reuniclus without Psyshock will be stopped entirely by Blissey and Chansey due to their enormous Special Defense and their ability to heal off any damage they sustain. Latias is considered one of the best overall Reuniclus counters, as it is able to handily defeat Calm Mind, Trick Room, and Trick Orb variants by using Calm Mind and Roar. However, any Calm Mind Reuniclus with Psyshock will be a big problem for Latias.

    Dream World

    Reuniclus receives Regenerator through Dream World, which is an amazing ability that heals Reuniclus each time it switches out. However, it is usually inferior to Magic Guard, as immunity to damage from Stealth Rock, Spikes, weather, status and Life Orb recoil will generally be more useful than an extra 33% HP each time Reuniclus exits a battle.

    Anyway, this is not for discussing"Oh Whimmmmsicottt es sooo muk bettttttter cause it have prankster which is bset abilityttrtrer in Ouuu!!!!!" Its for disussing the future of this pokemon, and options for this pokemon. You MAY question how good this pokemon is. But its pretty clear that A: WHIMMSICOTTSUX And B: Reuniclus is awesome



  2. Soperman

    Soperman The One and Only

    I dont understand why focus miss is so common on jelly blob. What does it cover that other pokemon cant?
    Besides that, I love him. Hes so amazing. He also works amazingly in TR teams.
  3. kaiser soze

    kaiser soze Reading ADWD

    Fighting is a good complement to Psychic. Sets like TR and CM don't work as well when you need to switch out. Focus Blast hits Darks (very important), Steels (which resist pretty much everything else Reuni has) hard (as well as Normal/Ice/Rock).

    Kinda wish we did a thread on a less-popular mon. It's easy to make sets for the obviously good ones, we need to be challenged.
  4. PokeMaster366

    PokeMaster366 Well-Known Member

    Too easily raped by Bug-types and is major Taunt bait. No-damage life orb gives it a niche, but regular sets are WAY too predictable.
  5. Haru Glory

    Haru Glory 3DS: 1864-9474-4763

    He's a great Pokèmon overall, perfect for TR teams.

    And, why he's going to get banned? At least that's what I've heard on PO servers.
  6. shadow_burnt

    shadow_burnt HEAD BUTT GO!

    This screams TR as mine is level 83 and only 54 speed, quiet is excellent nature for it, but I saw when my friend was on wif-fi she ran into a physical based reuniclus, how does that work out? But the suprise from it is good, capable of taking down her Usaring in 2 dizzy punches. ( she does OU) I really hope to see more of the jelly bear, mostly cause it can be called gummy bear and a pokemon can crunch it :) ( sorry bout the bad joke >.>)
  7. Latias_

    Latias_ Passive voice

    "Gummy bear"? Reuniclus is based off the process of mitosis, in which an eukaryotic cell separates the chromosomes in its cell nucleus into two identical sets in two nuclei, which is replicated in the evolution from Solosis (which represents a single cell) to Duosion and then to Reuniclus.

    Also I think you should include the trick+flame orb set, as it is useful in crippling Tyranitar and Scizor switch-ins.
  8. Umm, do you really need to get into the specifics?

    Anyway, Reuniclus sucks whenever I use it. It seems that it's only good for dedicated Trick Room teams.
  9. Vandslaux

    Vandslaux Well-Known Member

    physically defensive Bold Reun is probably his best set atm.

    Reuniclus @Life Orb
    Magic Guard
    252 HP/252 Def/4 Sp. Atk
    Calm Mind
    Focus Blast

    Uses SO many walls as setup bait. Only walls it can't set up on are SD Gliscor and Skarmory. And maybe Quagsire/CB Ferro.
  10. Calm Mind Reuniclus is the best stallbreaker in the game BAR NONE.
    Trick Room Reuniclus is the best way to beat heavy offense bar Excadrill.

    No. As long as you keep it away from Tyranitar, Scizor, or Jirachi, you can clean up half the metagame with it.
  11. Porgon-XYZ

    Porgon-XYZ Wut are you saying?

    So far I have found him EXTREMELY useful. I run the trick room set and thanks to his horrid speed, I can outspeed basicly everything under it. His bulk has helped me alot, surviving Tyranitar's crunch won me the game once, and he has enough power to wreck throw teams without set up! He's 10/10 for me.
  12. shadow_burnt

    shadow_burnt HEAD BUTT GO!


    but anyway, floating gummy bear is fun to use, well worth a TR team try, shouldn't be dissapointed in correct EV's.
  13. manifesto

    manifesto HxC

    Okay, hold on...Reuniclus doesn't take damage from Life Orb? It just got a billion times better for me.

    That being said:

    I use this set for Reuniclus:

    252 HP/252 SpA
    XXXX Nature (I don't care as long as it doesn't reduce SpA since I don't compete outside of my circle of friends)
    Item: Leftovers

    Trick Room
    Focus Blast

    Personally, I just like the survivability of Reuniclus better than anything else. I'm debating doing a better EV setup but this Reuniclus has been doing very, very well for my purposes. I'm thinking about going with a Calm Mind setup or just giving it Life Orb since apparently it doesn't do any residual damage to Reuniclus which a free 30% boost to attacks is just insanity and totally worth it.
  14. Rezzuréct

    Rezzuréct Allez Les Bleus!

    This Floating Gummy Bears can do much thing my team. I used this set

    Reuniclus (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Calm Mind
    - Psyshock
    - Focus Blast
    - Shadow Ball

    and it's good enough..
  15. AudinoGlitch

    AudinoGlitch Weird Person

    It seems that the OP has an unnecessary grudge on Whimsicott.

    Anyways, Reuniclus makes a good partner to Conkuldur especially on a trick room team. Focus Blast might be replaced because Conkuldur's Bulk Mach Punch is pretty much a killer to.....three fourths of the metagame.

    You sure? BOAH TTar is a nice stallbreaker.
  16. NOt as good as Reuniclus
  17. 3.14kachu

    3.14kachu 2.72pic √(-1)nventor

    Okay, if we're coming up with very rarely used sets, I would recommend the Staller-Reuniclus-that-Does-No-Damage, the All-Out-Offensive-Reuniclus-with-Neither-Calm-Mind-Nor-Recover, and, my personal favorite, the Physical-Reuniclus-that-Almost-Beats-Up-Weedle-with-Its-Dizzy-Punch.

    Yeah, Reuniclus has 4 usable sets at most.
  18. Oh yeah pplz

  19. mudkips

    mudkips Awwwww Yeah!

    I heard it was going to get banned?
  20. PokeMaster366

    PokeMaster366 Well-Known Member

    What's going to get banned again?
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