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Nov 1st, 2009
This discussion is about Tyranitars many viable movesets.
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Nov 1st, 2009
How about a moveset that won't get used?
An atypical tyranitar set. Starting poke. Tricker/shuffler sets combine for an odd combo, but a good shuffler. With its high attack, tyranitar makes good use of pursuit. I've never tried it, but I wonder if it would work...
Dec 27th, 2009
Since no one is posting, I'll post. This is a very weird Tyranitar. A SubCurseTar, heh. How about that? lol.
Ability: Sand Stream
EV: 252 HP / 92 Atk / 160 SpD
This set is not tested yet, so I don't know whether it will work or not. Anyways, to explain the Moves, EV's and Nature. If Tyranitar hides safely behind a Substitute, it can easily get a Curse or 2, and if that happens, Tyranitar will be hard to take down. Payback is your STAB move, why not Crunch? Crunch only has 80 BP(120 w/ STAB) while Payback has 100 BP(150 w/ STAB). Tyranitar is very slow without speed EV's so 100 BP. Payback can easily take down pokemon like Latias, Azelf, Celebi, Cresselia, Dusknoir, Rotom formes and other. If you play this properly and you always keep Tyranitar's Substitute, you can beat every threat. Earthquake solves you problem against Lucario, Scizor, Tyranitar, Metagross, Magnezone, Jirachi, Forretress, Empoleon and Electivire. Like I said, If you can keep Tyranitar a Substitute then you can beat Salamence. Salamence takes
53.78% - 63.44%
from unboosted Payback, add in Stealth rock you have Salamence taking
78% - 88%
, hmm....I think were forgetting something, ah.. Add in Life Orb and Residual damage, Salamence takes
94% - 104%
. So, there, I haven't tested yet but what do you think?
The calculations assume that Stealth Rock is on the field when it switches in.
The 94% - 104% assumes that Salamence attacks.
Jan 20th, 2010
I had an idea built around utilizing Tyranitar's Sandstream ability and grabbing Skarmory and Empoleon as a three man 50's team for the Battle tower. does anyone know a good moveset for a lead Sandstorm 'Tar?
Jan 21st, 2010
Have you checked out the Smogon strategy-dex? It shows all the Pokemon in the game and a few movesets which work well. Go to Tyranitars page and scroll down to "lead" here
Everyone go check out my "cool stuff" thread in the groupe!
Mar 29th, 2010
love tyranitars dragon dance set
Jul 29th, 2010
T-Tar @King's Rock
200 HP/252 ATK/ 52 SP ATK
EV's are for mostly atk but some special in case of a physical wall. All moves have some chance of flinch that's increased by the rock. And the nature is +Atk and -Def since he attacks from both sides. So what do you guys think ? oh and sorry if it sucks ='(
Sep 4th, 2010
Horrible. The above set is HORRIBLE.
On another note, here is the set that i use.
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Nature: Jolly / Adamant
- Dragon Danc
- Stone Edge
(Tested, huge success.)
Stops Pokemon like Blissey and Rotom-Forme from hurting Tyranitar with Toxic/Thunder Wave and Will-O-Wisp/Thunder Wave/Confuse Ray and turn them into a set-up bait. Counters the famous SkarmBliss by stopping Skarmory from phazing Tyranitar using Taunt and being able to set up on it's poor Drill Peck/Brave Bird, stops Blissey from using status moves and Softboiled and set up on one of it's Seismic Toss.
Best counter is Bronzong with Gyro Ball, it resists Earthquake with it's ability and resists Rock-type moves. Breloom also checks this set with resistances to Ground- and Rock-type moves.
Also completely wrecks Stall teams.
Sep 18th, 2010
Tyranitar @ Focus Sash
Adamant 160 Hp 252 Atk 98 Spe
This works as an unorthodox lead , Tyranitar's main problem is his typing therefor
we have focus sash to protect us from the occasional Crit or SE Stab Move
The second problem we have is its horrible low speed stat of Base 61
This means that the opponent wil hit us first most of the time but with focus sash
we can survive the fatal blow , Thunderwave him , break his sash with sandstorm , outspeedt him next turn and either kill it or Stealth rock we have stil gained advantage either way even if the kill us we have sandstorm , SR and he is crippled
This lead is played like a normal suicide lead and therefor it also has the same problems as those mainly Taunt and Priority.
Good team mates for this one are CM Suicune , Bulky Gyara , SD gliscor, Subsplitt Rotom ...
The ev's and nature are just the same of the CB tar set because it isnt really
a special tar it gets walled just as easily as others and its main job is to cripple the
lead , and get rocks up if you get more out of it it has actualy outlived its purpose
and leaves you with disadvantage doing so... Have fun with it :p
Jul 4th, 2011
I use my Jolly 252 Atk/4 HP/252 Spe Tyranitar in every match.
Dreadonaut (purposely spelled wrong)
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