Some feedbacks I have on the latest reveals so far:
[*]Instead of calling these new forms "Alolan forms", they could've listed them as "subspecies". This would open up new possibilities for upcoming gens and remakes to develop new typing of the same pokemon -- while still retaining a sense of consistency. Imagine, if they were doing 8th gen someday and wished to implement this new typing to older pokemon that would appear in that game, what would they call them? "Alolan forms that went astray to a new region"? Gimme a break!
Hey who's my opponent for ou Tour?
Whenever you can.
Also, real talk, when is the last time someone saw Breloom? I felt like I hadn't seen one since the musketeers were released but today I ran into a toxic heal loom and it blew my mind. I remember 4th gen and very early 5th gen I was always super worried about it
The **** is this thing
I rarely see it on the ladder, might've seen it once like several weeks ago
I didn't see the Jellyfish thing's resemblance to Lillie at first glance, but after reading its description, it became pretty obvious to me.that's 100% the lillie girl and the new team revealed today is going to end up being the villains calling it now (this thread is pretty interesting)
On the flip side, Pokemon has long been criticized for not mixing up the formula enough.does it seem like they're trying to add too many things into s&m or is that just me?
that's 100% the lillie girl and the new team revealed today is going to end up being the villains calling it now (this thread is pretty interesting)
jangmo-o and type:null are both p cool
does it seem like they're trying to add too many things into s&m or is that just me?
I'm a huge fan of Type: Null. I kind of wish it had a real name, but at the same time, not having a real name is kind of a novelty.
I didn't see the Jellyfish thing's resemblance to Lillie at first glance, but after reading its description, it became pretty obvious to me.
And I agree that those Aether people have got to be the real bad guys. Team Skull doesn't seem big and ambitious enough to have any huge plans. They're just some gang of thugs.
On the flip side, Pokemon has long been criticized for not mixing up the formula enough.
Pokemon was getting kind of stale for me. I'm getting really excited by all these huge new things.
Oh ye, I'm getting this game. I like where this is going *-*Pokemon was getting kind of stale for me. I'm getting really excited by all these huge new things.
Pelipper @ Leftovers
Ability: Keen Eye
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Provides Defog support and has some nice defensive synergy with Audino. Audino sponges all the Volt Switches and Tbolts that are sure to target Pelipper (from Rotom, Zebstrika, Electrode, etc.) while Pelipper can switch into Fighting moves (thought it has to be wary of TPunch from Monferno although TPunch isn't that common oddly enough) and Scald rock/steel types (can also spread burns). U-turn from a slow mon gives switch initiative as well, which can come in handy. Roost is self-explanatory.
Kadabra @Life Orb
252 Sp Atk 252 Spe 4 Sp Def
- Shadow Ball
- Energy Ball
- Dazzling Gleam
Kadabra is a very great special attacker despite being not fully evolved. Timid nature means we can outspeed most of the Pokemon in the tier, Magic Guard + Life Orb combo is a must have on this fella, as you get the boosted damage with no recoil! Psychic/Psyshock are standard STAB and it really depends on what you prefer, both are situational though as one hits based on Def and the other on Sp Def! Shadow Ball allows us to hit Ghost types like Misdreavus and Psychic types like Grumpig and Beheeyem super effectively, which are some Pokemon Kadabra has trouble with. Energy Ball is a great coverage move which allows us to hit more defensive Pokemon in PU like Lapras or Dewgong, while hitting offensive ones like Floatzel, Kingler, and Basculin even harder. Dazzling gleam gives us coverage over Dark and Dragon, which allows us to threaten Pokemon like Altaria, Cacturne, and Vullaby. Kadabra gives us a lot of coverage against the commonly used Pokemon in PU, if we go with it, all we really have to worry about are Pokemon like Mawile and Bastiodon.
Emo Doge (Furfrou) @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
- Cotton Guard
- Secret Power/Headbutt
The perfect wall for defensive attacks, since audino will be the SDef wall.
This emo doge can resist a lot of pain, and without fighting stab attacks its almost imposible to beat with physical attacks, unless the opponent boost itself, but for that we have Roar.
If the opponent only have Physical attackers left, this doge can just boost with Cotton Guard and wait for the rocky helmet to do the dirty work, roaring from time to time to avoid boosting(just in case of a critical hit or something like that, as i said its almost impossible to beat this doggo without fighting stab moves)
Rest just to heal in case of being a bit lower of hp (and for the lolz) and of course for status cure( the opponent WILL try to poison this dude when he realises that its a ****ing indestructible wall)
In some extreme cases, rest serve for the PP stall too (wich is kinda disgusting but win battles sometimes) specially if rocky helmet is "knoffed".
This set works awesome when the opponent field is mined (stealth rock or spikes or whatever) because you can destroy teams just roaring. Also the set works extremely well if the opponent is poisoned or burned(burn halves attack but poison is faster in lowering hp)
For the last move this pokemon have a lot of options, i prefer Secret Power for the stab and the paralysis 30% chance, but it depends on the other teams members sets too.
I mean, if we are running toxic or WoW, i prefer that extra damage over the paralysis and in that case i prefer Headbutt for the stab and the flinch chance.
But this monstah have some other interesting options for this last spot, like u-turn, wild charge ,zen headbutt, etc
Actually i would have suggested this pokemon as the first one for the team but i was not in time :c
And here they are! The fancy four. Quite the turnout for second team members so let's get on it!
Stunfisk @ Leftovers
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe
- Stealth Rock
- Earth Power
Speakin of pulverized pancakes, here comes PU's premier physical wall; Stunfisk! The EV spread is for an odd number of HP and the speed is to outspeed Hippopotas by 2 points. Really feelin Stunfisk would work great with Audino as she can take on the special moves that would really threaten Stunfisks' safety and Stunfisk can soak up physical attacks such as Monfernos Close Combat, Dodrios Brave Birds, and the like and threaten them with the Static chance. Which is especially important as anything physical will be especially reluctant to click an offensive move with the paralysis chance lurking. A rocker, Discharge to further increase para chances and and Earth Power to round out coverage for opposing Electric types, Steel types, and Rock types especially for Audino. Toxic can work extremely well with Audinos wishing for obvious reasons. Really, i'd say both of them form a pretty unique defensive core. You'd be surprised at just how tanky this flapjack is.