Making my pick for tonight, the rest to come later:
HOU vs JAX - Originally had the Texans, then I saw the previous matchup in Houston.
- 12/5/2013 3:08:39 PM Posted in: Sports
12/5/2013 2:46:20 PM
I actually considered Kelfki but opted for Sableye since Togekiss can Thunder Wave. Plus Sableye has a Recovery option which makes it that much more useful.Posted in: Competitive Rate-My-Team (6th Gen)
12/5/2013 10:20:46 AM
Isn't evasion boosters of any kind banned in OU though?Posted in: Competitive Rate-My-Team (6th Gen)
12/5/2013 3:56:31 AM
So a few years ago, I had an offensive team which worked pretty well for me back in Gen IV. Now, I have fine tuned that team into one that plays similar to it. The team itself is offensive. A few set ups by Froslass, Togetic, and Sableye, some support by Starmie, revenge killing by Dugtrio, all leading up for Scizor to pick off.Posted in: Competitive Rate-My-Team (6th Gen)
Now for the team...
Froslass @ Focus Sash
Ability: Cursed Body
4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
The Suicide Lead set will, of course, lead off the team. From the get-go, I have the option to go for Spikes which is all but guaranteed due to the Focus Sash. Of course, for other leads, I can Taunt them (man will that ruin a Smeargle's day). Then if my opponent decides to attack, I can opt for a Destiny Bond to try to take down the opponent with me. An additional strategy that could be used later is to Taunt the opponent and then go for Destiny Bond since it's either a switch or attack. Ice Beam was selected over Shadow Ball in the 4th slot simply because it hits more Pokemon (only one Pokemon is immune to it).
Dugtrio @ Focus Sash
Ability: Arena Trap
252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Dugtrio serves as the Revenge Killer for the team. Arena Trap will force almost all Pokemon to battle it making it useful to pick off any Pokemon that needs to be finished off. Reversal is put in to make use of the Focus Sash should it kick in. With 120 Base Speed, Jolly, and 252 Speed EVs, it will outspeed most Pokemon. Sucker Punch is a priority move that will catch any Pokemon that attacks. Earthquake provides some STAB Power and Stone Edge will catch Pokemon like Zapdos and the ever-so-popular Talonflame.
Starmie @ Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
- Rapid Spin
- Hydro Pump
The is the one set that I recycled from my previous team in Gen IV. The use of Rapid Spin is vital as it keeps the Focus Sash of Dugtrio and possibly Froslass in tact. However, unlike most Rapid Spin sets, this one can also attack offensively through its modified Life Orb set. Recover is set in to shrug off some damage and to give Starmie longevity. Thunderbolt is in for some coverage, although it and Hydro Pump is not perfect as a combo as 2 types resist both. I could have opted for Ice Beam, but Hydro Pump with STAB hits more things for more damage.
Sableye @ Leftovers
252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SpD
When my friend first showed me this, Prankster became one of my favorite abilities. With Status Moves now having a priority, I can invest less on Speed and more on Defenses to compensate for the rather abysmal stat. Much like Froslass, it will Taunt any Pokemon that tries to set up *cough* Aegislash *cough*. For any Physical Hitters or Pokemon that can't be hit with Thunder Wave, Will-O-Wisp can be used to cripple their attack. It works well with Mega Scizor's boosted Defense and will help with the final setup process. With the EV invested in HP, and the Defenses, and with Prankster, Recover is that much more useful shrugging off any damage that it has taken. For a final spot, Foul Play is used. Sableye doesn't have a respectable Attack stat, so I'll use the opponent's instead.
Togekiss @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
248 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe
For Pokemon that can't be burned, I can inflict Paralysis on them with Togekiss. Following the offensive nature of the team, Togekiss can use Serene Graced Air Slash and Paralysis to annoy opponents with either a flinch or inability to move in the turn. This will allow Leftovers to heal some extra damage. Roost is also a viable option since many of the opponents it faces will be Paralyzed. Dazzling Gleam is set as a forth move for STAB (plus the majestic animation). I've also considered Ancientpower on Togekiss since it will have a higher chance of boosting all stats than normal, but I felt that Thunder Wave will help more in the long run.
Scizor @ Scizorite
4 HP / 252 Att / 252 Spe
The final Pokemon and the finisher of the team is Scizor. Once the team has successfully set up my opponents with hazards and status ailments, Scizor can be sent in to land final blows. I put up Adamant over Jolly since the main move is Bullet Punch. The raised defenses from the Mega Evolution will give a higher likelihood of setting up a Swords Dance or two. Thief got a major boost this Generation and is boosted even more through Technician. I opted for Aerial Ace over Bug Bite for coverage. Many Pokemon resist a Dark/Bug/Steel combination and by switching Bug to Flying, only Bisharp resists all 3 moves.
So this is my team, thoughts, opinions, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
12/5/2013 3:06:29 AM
http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/oubeta-67523586Posted in: PokeCasual Clubs
Just got a nice come-from-behind win on Showdown!.
12/3/2013 3:46:53 AM
Posted in: PokeCasual Clubs
I've lost the thing [you should know what I speak of green] so I can't play Ouendan nor Elite Beat Agents for that matter :/Quote from greenskeletonWelcome to the club. Hope you have a good time here!
I'm assuming you're sticking to your current username ice?
@Andrew: I remember when i first saw that avy, i thought it was some character from street fighter or something.
12/1/2013 10:13:12 PM
Posted in: PokeCasual Clubs
No, it's my alt name. When I changed to JackMasterAndrew, I also requested that my friend's account (that he gave to me) be changed to Diarkia124.
12/1/2013 9:58:06 PM
I hated the game until my friend showed me how it worked. It's kind of like Minesweeper.Posted in: Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver
12/1/2013 9:44:17 PM
I thought the name change month was always November.Posted in: PokeCasual Clubs
12/1/2013 9:02:00 PM
****, shoulda stuck with the Falcons.Posted in: Sports
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