I finally got a chance to test Arghonaut today, and Im impressed. The set Ive had the most success with has been:
Arghonaut (M) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 Spd
Impish nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Mach Punch
Think skarm, zaporeon, and particularly steelix in UU. These pokemon make good roarers because they can switch in on a number of highly used pokemon and wall them so utterly that the opponent is almost guarenteed to switch out, or do an extra 10% net damage with their resisted moves. Take the example of Vaporeon, who can easily switch in on and wall just about any heatran... scarfed, specsed, sub, etc. With SR up, roar is on average going to do a hell of a lot more damage to your opponents team than if you had just surfed into their blissey. Ive tested roar vaporeon before and it gets to the point where you can just blindly switch in to heatran and roar every time, while occasionally wishing. The only thing I end up needing surf for is those weird situations where vaporeon has to try and beat something 1v1.
Anyway, the point is that Argho, like vaporeon, walls the shit out of some pokes. Some of the most highly used ones, in fact. This set hardly even needs attacks; just pack it alongside a stealth rocker and a rotom and switch it into tyranitars, its that irresistible. Plus, it has the advantage of not caring about the stat ups it phazes, unlike those other roarers I mentioned who have trouble taking bosted attacks. (damn you infernape)
The ev spread isnt anything special. I figured hed need it to take power whips a from rev and such. The real magic of this set comes from the move roar. If anyone could suggest an ev spread that hits a magic number, like 2hkoing strata with mach punch, that would be nice.
If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face.
Last edited by Drybones; Jan 18th, 2009 at 2:27:16 AM.