Here's this one from an official tourney, 2 different peeps. Think it was a week or so ago. Definitely something else.
You guys got replays?
Also would you guys still be interested in giveaways? It's been so long but with sunnymoon just around the corner, I gotta know if anyone's looking for comp mons. They'd all be 5 IV and with egg moves of course. A matching ball usually to!
Time to take a dive into PU; home of the lesser known threats and mons that come together to make up this interesting little tier. With 6 votes and runner up being monotype, this tier was the one which was wanted the most and shall be the one we'll now jump right into!
I dont think we've done a PU Clan-Create-A-Team before so this should be somethin else!
So without further ado, let's get it started! First things first, we have to suggest a Pokemon to build around. Usually this Pokemon is an offensive mon of some sort, whether it be a bulky set up build or fast offensive build, it all comes down to what you all suggest and what gets the most votes! Give it some thought though, PU is filled with dudes rarin to make their mark.
So now without further further ado, let's get it poppin.
So this is p basic Audino in PU. It's by far the best Wish passer in the tier due to having Regenerator and high HP and defenses. Wishtect is almost always going to be on this guy, Double-Edge is it's best move by far and since it's attacks stats are an even 60/60 you can use attack just as well as special attack. It can be used to finish off less bulky/frail Pokemon or you can trick an opponent into thinking you'll wishtect or switch the next turn and BAM. Double-Edged like that. Encore is to provide safer switch-in opportunities by predicting status moves or the like, slashed Heal Bell for the amazing party status heal and Toxic for those pesky sashed Shedinjas, or to just whittle down an opponents HP/status them if you can't hit them, it's especially good against Dusclops/Dusknoir. Overall, working around Audino is quite easy due to it's Normal type and superb defensive abilities, with no Megas in this tier, there's not much to worry about. Especially since Machoke just got the banhammer. The only other Fighting type is Monferno, and it doesn't see too much use due to being hella frail. Other than that we'll need a Pokemon to break through Pokemon like Probopass and Mawile who totally wall and counter our lovely little nurse.
Pawniard @ Eviolite
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Iron Head
- Swords Dance
Hold Up Hold Up HOLD UP
Look at this Pokemon.
Now look at your team.
Is it on it? If not, you're DEFF doing something wrong.
Pawniard is unarguably, both objectively and subjectively, without a shred of doubt, and meteorlogically proven, to be the BEST Pokemon in the PU tier (and ever).
Lemme tell you why
This set is the bread and butter of Pawniard and its evolved form; Bisharp. Did I mention Bisharp is also very, very good? Well if I didn't there it is. Anyways, with an Adamant nature, you're hitting very hard. Pawniard tries its hardest to be fast, but with all that coolness weighing him down that unfortunately is not possible, BUT because Pawniard is so cool it was granted Sucker Punch to bypass its speed and knock out the tiers speedier threats such as Floatzel, Grumpig, Kadabra, Choice Rotom-F with a bit of prior damage and the like. Knock Off is its main way of getting ensured damage off and can knock off Eviolites on annoying things such as Vullaby, Monferno on the switch, and others! Iron Head is plain STAB, or it would be plain STAB if it wasn't on Pawniard! And since it is, Pawniards Iron Head is COOL STAB. The coverage it provides is what allows it to really threaten Mawile, Vullaby, Golem and the rare Clefairy and just working really well in tandem with its Dark STAB in general. Let's get to the Swords Dance part. With Swords Dance and Pawniards fantastic coverage, you can absolutely demolish teams usually late game! Boosted Pawniard does great against the more weakened teams, so its imperative we get things into range of its attacks, for this, hazards are absolutely recommended.
+2 252+ Atk Pawniard Iron Head vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Golem: 342-404 (113.6 - 134.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Pawniard Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Floatzel: 174-205 (55.9 - 65.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252+ Atk Pawniard Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Floatzel: 348-409 (111.8 - 131.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 252+ Atk Pawniard Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Stoutland: 235-277 (75.5 - 89%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252+ Atk Pawniard Iron Head vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Eviolite Vullaby: 124-147 (36.1 - 42.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
+2 252+ Atk Pawniard Iron Head vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Vullaby: 186-220 (54.2 - 64.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
In the early 2 mid game, Pawniard should be knockin things off at all times! Well not all times, but knock off is pretty spammable in this tier and is especially rare and helpful in PU. Pawniard has wonderful defensive typing for this tier and resists a lot of the tiers popular STABs. It isn't terribly bulky even with Eviolite but it can be the necessary bulk needed to survive an attack and SD up. Before gettin into position though, the time's gotta be just right! Removing items is super nice especially on bulkier things so this dude or the teams' other dudes can break through the opposition! Really, it's great being Pawniard and being so good at the things it does! Speed an issue? Sucker Punch. Got an item you wanna remove for itself or general helpfulness, maybe a Scarf or Eviolite? Knock that thing off. Late game lookin clean? SD up and take that win. It's A rank for a reason! It's mere PRESENCE straight up DETERS the use of Defog, since its a free SD, so we can afford Spikes and Stealth Rock a little more on this team. Which are good in general, to bring things into range of Pawniard and pals and very recommended. Don't you understand how cute/cool this guy is? He can be both! I mean, you gotta have someone super great a couple tiers down there, right?
HOWEVER, not everything is great for this little dude. This tier has some things that bully this cute mon. Fortunately, because it bullied Pawniard too much, the formerly S rank Machoke was banished out of PU! Means one less thing for Pawniard to be bothered by, but of course, things like Monferno, it's no.1 bully/counter can be an absolute pain. We'd absolutely need mons to take care of it for sure. Pelliper can also be a pain with its bulk and access to Scald, but must be wary of using its Defog. Stunfisk is surprisingly bulky and can threaten Pawnairds safety with an Earth Power and Static so gettin rid of that is key to. There's also the status and mindgames that come with the nature of Pawniard and Sucker Punch. Pawniard is quite the player Pokemon, so do your best to bring it into favorable situations where prediction won't cost you too much if things go south. No worries though, because Pawniard is so great, things are bound to go GREAT for you.