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  • Member
    June 28, 2016
    And this is my final team :) Capraicorn (Ampharos) (M) @ Ampharosite Ability: Static EVs: 248 HP / 28 SpA / 232 SpD Calm Nature - Rest - Sleep Talk - Volt Switch - Dragon Pulse MGArsenal (Skarmory) (M) @ Rocky Helmet Ability: Sturdy Shiny: Yes EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD Careful Nature - Spikes - Roost - Whirlwind - Iron Head Frogger (Toxicroak) (M) @ Life Orb Ability: Dry Skin EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Sucker Punch - Gunk Shot - Swords Dance - Drain Punch Ivangooze (Goodra) (M) @ Damp Rock Ability: Hydration EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 SpD Calm Nature - Rain Dance - Thunder - Rest - Dragon Pulse Buu (Clefable) (M) @ Leftovers Ability: Unaware EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD Modest Nature - Calm Mind - Moonblast - Stealth Rock - Heal Bell Calrissian (Landorus-Therian) @ Focus Sash Ability: Intimidate EVs: 248 Atk / 252 SpA / 8 Spe Modest Nature - Earth Power - Hidden Power [Fire] - Stone Edge - U-turn
  • June 28, 2016

    Hahaha, I just noticed that Landorus' name, Landorus Calrissian, such a good name :D

    I really like this team, especially that Skarmory (that's my second most-used set as well) and I've always been interested in seeing a Mega Ampharos, I've only ever considered using one on a Trick Room team but that does seem like a cool set. Honestly I probably would have swapped out that Clefable for a Florges, but that's just because I really, really like Florges as a defensive fairy type 

  • Member
    June 28, 2016
    Im glad you liked the cleverness behind my landorus' name XD ampharos has always been my favorite, you have no idea how happy I was it got the mega evolution that it did, the additional dragon typing, the stat boost, even the crappy ability can be useful against the likes of mega sceptile, electivire, etc. All in all, its a very bulky attacker, and the volt switch senergizes beautifully with u-turn landorus. As for clefable, I did originally consider florges for my cleric at first honestly, but since everyone and their brother use it as the team cleric nowadays, I went old school. Plus, combine its stealth rock with skarmorys spikes, I took down lvl 100 charizard, venusaur, and blastoise, back to back to back. I have no idea why the guy had all three on his team, but it didnt matter XD Also if youve never thought of using a toxicroak, I highly recommend it, once it gets going, theres no stopping it
  • June 28, 2016

    Oh I love Toxicroak, I used to run a number of different Toxicroak sets but he was definitely one of my staples a year back. But I can't remember what sets I used, I just do know that he's surprisingly diverse with a killer moveset. I mean, I always preferred Poison Touch, but some sets can really work quite well with Dry Skin (especially with your Goodra) so I can imagine that works pretty well. 

    But yeah he does get deadly really fast if your opponent lets you set him up 

  • April 20

    So, I've been playing a lot more Pokemon Showdown lately (getting up to 20-25 games a day now) and I've been playing around in OU far more than I usually do. I've been playing around with the new Sun and Moon Pokemon a bit (to the point where I love Mimikyu now) but I've been running a few more interesting sets that I figured I'd drop by and mention.

    Choice Zapdos

    This is one of the most devastating sets I've come up with simply because nobody suspects that it's coming. Zapdos has long been considered one of the bulkier flying types (because he is), with Roost, Toxic and Defog being common defensive moves and Discharge being his most common offensive electric type attack to get the Paralysis on Poison/Steel types. 

    What my set does that throws this all off is turn it into a Special Sweeper, capable of taking out just about any threat in the game from what I've seen. The combination of Fire, Flying, Ice and Electric gives it so many chances to counter attackers, with Steel/Ground, Steel/Rock types being the only types that can be a little hard to deal with. It also gives it 4x super effective attacks against most of the dangerous types in the Metagame right now (With the Dragons all being overused, Pelliper somehow working it's way up, most of the Ultra Beasts being 4x weak against at least one of his attacks) and with Zap's decent bulk, he can still take a couple of attacks without faltering much. Heatran might be a bit of an issue but their really rare these days for some reason (maybe it's Thousand Arrows?) 

    I've been debating whether to swap to the Scarf to get him an insane level of speed but I think the insane damage he currently deals is good enough.

    Zapdos @ Choice Specs 

    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Heat Wave
    - Air Cutter
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Thunderbolt