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Magcargo

Male, from Under TROP's Bed

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Won't be active for a while due to IRL problems. May 18, 2014

    1. ScraftyIsTheBest
      ScraftyIsTheBest
      Srry for late response, anyways, Chandelure being the boss! Also nice job going for Flame Body>Flash Fire, made that P2 cringe (and ensures that it can't hard counter it!)
    2. ScraftyIsTheBest
      ScraftyIsTheBest
      Well, you don't have to worry about your 500th post anyways. To be honest, the 1000th post is far more valuable than the 500th.
    3. Sciztar
      Sciztar
      How did you like the guide by the way?
    4. Sciztar
      Sciztar
      oops thanks i forgot
    5. JoshuaMunoz
      JoshuaMunoz
      DELETE YOUR OLD POSTS. GET RID OF THE EVIDENCE. DON'T WASTE IT ON THAT :(

      [hide] nah jk congrats though :) [/hide]
    6. Worldtour
      Worldtour
      thanks!

      To me Heracross is S-Ranked but I'm not even going to bother nomming it.
    7. Chou Toshio
    8. jc104
      jc104
      Well, first of all, it's not definitely removed yet. Still there for the time being.

      I think the main problem is that a special substitute set is largely better, as it can reasonably run Life Orb, giving it far more power (even in sand, it's more powerful). The special moves also give it better coverage and hence fewer counters. The last thing you want when running a sub set is hard counters.
    9. Fridge
      Fridge
      Because I'm drunkY
    10. JoshuaMunoz
      JoshuaMunoz
      Lol, I posted my comment like 6 seconds before you posted yours.

      500 vm
    11. JoshuaMunoz
      JoshuaMunoz
      YOU POSTED A POST. GJ!!! :D
    12. Fridge
    13. InsaneDragoniteHD
      InsaneDragoniteHD
      Hello Magcargo that killed the other one.
    14. JoshuaMunoz
      JoshuaMunoz
      Here's a little tip if you want to preserve your 500th post; delete previous posts and make new ones! or make an RMT or something like that, lol.
    15. gamer boy
      gamer boy
      Ur all talking about pokes u like and why, so I'm just gonna put this out there: I like furret because it can trick and focus punch, as well as being epic cute XD
    16. Punchshroom
      Punchshroom
      Ah, a Solar Power Zard, should've expected it after seeing Lefties. You could also go for FLCL's Power Herb Zard for a surprise Solarbeam that can catch its switch-ins off guard.
    17. Punchshroom
      Punchshroom
      That battle had some misplays here and there, like why did you Fire Blast Alomo when any other move could KO it and the fact the guy played recklessly with Alomo. However regarding Zard itself, it generally thrives in FWG cores, with the Grass mon absorbing SE hits and the Water dispatching of problematic pokemon for Zard or vice versa. I'm no team rating expert, but I'd say you're on the right track.
    18. Worldtour
      Worldtour
      I made a small mistake about Milotic. I accidentally said it got Roar but I forgot it doesn't and it instead knows Haze. It also learns Dragon Tail as well if that isnt fine. Haze does prevent it from being set up on regardless though so its not much of a difference, as I think Ice Beam breaks Kingdra's subs anyway. Sorry about that slight mistake.
    19. Punchshroom
      Punchshroom
      The beautiful thing about Zard is that all of his sets work in this meta. LO Roost Zard can stick around to wreak havoc even with SR on the field; Scarf Zard can sweep with Fire's awesome coverage; SunnyZards melt faces; even SD Zard can lay a beating on its usual SDef counters.
    20. Punchshroom
      Punchshroom
      Sawk can be good for anti-SR, Rock resist or special wall crushing; Roselia or Seismitoad can take Water and Electric attacks and setup Spikes or SR respectively, easing KOes for Zard.
    21. Don Honchkrorleone
    22. Gary2346
      Gary2346
      Don says to get on Showdown.
    23. Worldtour
      Worldtour
      There are a few reasons that I like Milotic that I will explain. Namely, it isn't really outclassed by Water-types imo and its usually one that I go for a lot, even though most people don't like it.

      Milotic is one of only three viable bulky waters in the tier with an instant recovery move, with the others being, as you mentioned, Slowking and Slowbro. I hate getting worn down over the battle, especially considering that Fire-types are all over the place out there. If you get worn down and you encounter a Life Orb Darmanitan or Chandelure, you're screwed. However, that's where Recover comes in handy.
      The reason why I like using Milotic over Slowking and Slowbro comes down to a few reasons. The first of these is Roar. Although Slowking gets Dragon Tail, it's an extremely weak move and is pretty much a Roar that can miss that occasionally fails against substitutes, and then Slowbro has absolutely nothing at all to phaze its foes. Milotic's lack of a Psychic-typing is both a blessing and a curse – on one hand, it doesn't need to worry about Chandelure's Shadow Ball (it can switch into the move, heal up as it uses Energy Ball, and then pretty good from there), U-turn, Heracross's Megahorn, and Dark moves. Dark moves are everywhere in UU, and the ability to not get destroyed by Weavile, Krookodile to an extent, Bisharp, Zoroark without Grass Knot, and Honchkrow is a nice feature. Milotic also has a decent speed, meaning it can attempt to Scald or Toxic Snorlax before it can do massive damage to the team. Usually, I run Slowbro when I need a bulky water that resists Fighting (which is often), but when I need just a general good bulky water and don't need the additional typings or Stealth Rock, Milotic is usually a good choice in my opinion, and even if it does stop momentum a little bit with its recover spamming, Toxic wears down the opponent, and same with a potential burn. It's also insanely bulky - it has 95/79/125 bulk, and although stats don't make the Pokemon by any means, that's really bulky, especially on the special side. It also makes a good Scald switch in due to Marvel Scale - if that activates, have fun getting through it.

      Otherwise it's not great, but Milotic isn't necessarily outclassed in the metagame imo. I've never thought Milotic was bad and its never hurt my team really, and I feel the same about Gligar, Hitmontop, and to an extent Registeel.
    24. Worldtour
      Worldtour
      Dusclops by far, although I personally think Claydol is the worst Pokemon in UU.

      I've always liked Milotic for some reason.
    25. Don Honchkrorleone
      Don Honchkrorleone
      My eye hurts a bit. I'll try to be there in an hour as Lampião.
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    About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home page:
    http://www.smogon.com/forums/members/magcargo-2.177111/
    Location:
    Under TROP's Bed
    Favorite Pokémon:
    Kyurem-B
    My Characteristic:
    Quick to flee
    3DS Friend Code:
    3368-1022-7382
    I'm a huge Mario and Sonic fan. I like Pokemon too.
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