@Ada - The whole reason I don't like Victini is the same reason I don't use Flame Charge Chandelure, (Tried both of them before and they equally hit like trucks) they're Stealth Rock weak. Sure that would be remedied by Starmie to an extend, but I'd much rather not have SR being an issue to begin with. With Infernape, Lilligant, & Snorlax neutral and Garchomp & now Jirachi resisting Rocks, Ninetales is the only one that has any issues with them.
With Victini being a Pokemon that's forced to switch-out very often, it's really not worth the loss of Speed & good dual-type coverage when SR & V-Create turns Victini into a frailer, pursuit weak Rampardos.
@Byrn - Sawsbuck Double-Edge runs train on Crobat and the rest of the team. Steel-type that's neutral to Fighting is essential to beating the Deer.
And while I'm against replacing Garchomp with Starmie just since Chomp's such an amazing Stall/Baton Pass breaker, if you're going to use a move just to hit Tyranitar, you're better off just using Hydro Pump since Sand will be in play anyway. The only Pokemon on a Sun team that has any business using HP Fighting is Chandelure since it can actually OHKO Tyranitar with it.
Okay, so after trying some Garchomp replacements like Starmie & Landorus, I've came to is conclusion: Garchomp is sort of a glue holding this team together. Starmie wasn't too bad, but Landorus was just disastrous. Stall pretty much has free run over the team if Garchomp is gone. Landorus isn't doing anything to Skarmory or Jellicent. Infernape is just laughed at by Jellicent if it's at full health, otherwise Flare Blitz can take around 50% HP from it. Even Starmie can't deal with Chansey & Ferrothorn, while Rapid Spin helps, without a full power Hydro Pump, it's not beating Gengar or other Ghosts & can't KO Jellicent with Thunderbolt either.
Chansey, Steel-type, Jellicent cores run train on my team. Which is, if you look back through the Team Building process, was the entire reason I added Garchomp in the first place. So Garchomp is kind of...REALLY hard to replace. (Not that I particularly want to.)
On a more positive note, Jirachi is definitely the newest "official" member of the team. Ground weakness is annoy but she's more that good for it. Kind of realized that she's being stretched a little thin though over the course of the battle. She has to be a Back-up Lead, Dragon check, Terrakion, Sawsbuck, Lucario, & Mienshao check, Baton Pass check, General Dragon-Dance check, Check check, Pay check, she just does too much and I have to be super careful to make sure she's only doing what she absolutely needs to. Otherwise she'll get whittled down & predictable and won't be around every long.
I'll save all that for the OP write-up though. I supposed I need to make a brief UU write-up for Durant now as well...
On an even better note, I don't think any one Pokemon it a giant threat to the team anymore with Lucario taken care of!
But now the move Earthquake is my only true enemy. (Part of the reason I was looking into Landorus...just give him Fire Punch, GF...)
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Last edited by Katakiri; May 27th, 2011 at 4:57:29 PM.
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