Originally Posted by Fat Helios
Is it just me, or does Honchkrow get the jump on two thirds of your team?
Yes I know he doesn't appear often and yes he's kinda fragile and hates rocks, but he doesn't care too much about scarf (with his basic set) nor taunt (again, basic set). Whilst he doesn't like scarf or toxic too much, Swampert also dents this team pretty well with ice punch, waterfall and EQ, and is much more common. Skarmory walls two of your pokemon and has a lot of switch opportunities, though again, doesn't like scarf.
Haven't seen any Honchkrow on the CAP Server, but I don't imagine I'd have too much trouble. Mainly because Honchkrow's only answer to Rotom-A is Sucker Punch, given Thunderbolt takes it out. BulkyKrow are slower and Choiced Krow's are rendered largely ineffective if I play properly.
I addressed Swampert a little earlier. Generally speaking I've run into two varieties: The Stealth Rock lead and the Choice Bander. The SR Lead gets Tricked, and subsequently walled. The Bander deals more damage when it gets a hit in, but with Vaporeon absorbing Waterfall, Flygon floating over Earthquake and resisting Stone Edge, and Heatran and Vaporeon taking laughable damage from Ice Punch, i've not run into one I couldn't address.
Skarmory has given me some trouble since after it gets Scarfed it spams WW, but if it isn't the only pokemon it walls are Kitsunoh and Flygon. Taunt renders it largely useless, Togekiss can try and paraflinchax it after it gets paralyzed, Rotom and Heatran easily KO it, and Vaporeon can deal decent amounts of damage with Surf.