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Yanmega Disscusion

Discussion in 'Older Gens' started by Bulletproof, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof Self explanatory.

    Boredom= thread time.​


    Tier: RU

    Notable moves:
    Bug Buzz / Giga Drain / Air Slash / U-turn / HP Fire
    Other Moves:
    HP Fighting / Psychic / Shadow Ball / Protect

    Tinted Lens: "Not very effective" moves have their power doubled.
    Speed Boost: Speed increases one stage each turn

    With two of the most threatening abilities in the game, its no wonder that Yanmega is ripping RU to shreds. With tinted lens, Yanmega spams Bug Buzz in the faces of opponents who watch their resists go to waste. With choice specs, Yanmega can 2HKO the majority of the metagame. Tinted Bug & fighting coverage gives perfect neutral coverage, so Yanmega's two other moveslots are usually occupied by U-turn for fleeing from special walls, and a filler.

    Alternately, Speed Boost boost is like a better scarf without the drawback. After one turn setup with protect or detect, Yanmega outruns almost the entire meta. Otherwise fast Pokemon with rock moves can wipe the floor with him.

    Choice Specs
    Yanmega@ Choice Specs
    Tinted Lens
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Spe Atk / 252 Spe
    Modest (+Spe, -Atk)
    -Bug Buzz
    -Air Slash
    -Hidden Power Fire
    -Giga Drain / U-turn

    A few sets:
    Speed Boost-
    Yanmega@ Life Orb
    Speed Boost
    Modest Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
    EVs: 160 HP / 252 SpA / 92 Spe
    - Protect
    - Bug Buzz
    - Air Slash
    - Giga Drain / HP Fire​
  2. LinksOcarina

    LinksOcarina The true master

    I think the problem with Yanmega is the frailty of it; one flamethrower and it's dead, and a lot of power hitters in the metagame have access to high special attack moves.

    I would think it would be murdered by priority as well that can rip through the defensive's if your not careful, or cripple it with paralysis.
  3. kaiser soze

    kaiser soze Reading ADWD

    Thinking aloud about how well it does on paper in the new RU. This is assuming I'm using the max Speed Choice Specs set with Tinted Lens. Bolded are pokemon that can give it trouble based on typing or speed. It does seem to be able to counter a lot of the Grass and Psychics, but it needs help to take down the Fire types (SR support?).

    Charizard loses speed war
    Alakazam might pack Charge Beam/HP Ice
    Omastar Wins speed war, but watch out for Shell Smash
    Kabutops Wins speed war, but watch out for Rain
    Typhlosion loses speed war
    Entei Loses speed war
    Aggron Wins speed war
    Manectric Loses speed war
    Honchkrow Wins speed war
    Electivire Ties in speed war
    Rotom Wins speed war, but watch out for Scarf
    Rotom-C Wins speed war, but watch out for Scarf
    Crustle wins speed war, but watch for Shell Smash
    Archeops loses speed war
    Galvantula loses speed war
    Mandibuzz WIns speed war
  4. Monster Guy

    Monster Guy Fairy Tale Man

    I love Yanmega. I use the Choice Specs Tinted Lens Set, it can sweep or at least severely damage something. :D

    I usually lead with her (Yes I use a female Yanmega) to get around the Stealth Rock weakness. She can usually KO their lead and damage their next Pokemon as well.
  5. MetalFlygon08

    MetalFlygon08 Haters Gonna Hate

    It's the best Pokemon of it's poor typing (Oh why couldn't you have been Bug/Dragon~)

    It can tear through teams that are not prepared for it, but Stealth Rock keeps it from wrecking place.
  6. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof Self explanatory.

    Bug dragon would have been pretty, sweet because than Dragon Pulse would be completely unresisted with Tinted Lens.
    What Speed EVs do you usually use for TintedYanmega?
  7. Just as an FYI, Yanmega is up for a quick ban from RU. And for good reason too. Tinted Lens Specs Yanmega is pretty much the reason to use it, and it 2HKOs so much stuff in RU effortlessly that it's not even funny.
  8. PokeMaster366

    PokeMaster366 Well-Known Member

    If it had a move to increase its Sp. Atk at will, he would probably be in OU w/ Speed Boost, but lack of that and a versatile movepool keep in RU while his benefits could get him moved to UU.

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