Finally got around to actually posting my hall of fame registraion. Mew is such an awesome pokemon. Fun project, pretty cool idea for spreading the word about under-utilized pokemon, may try it again next month.
Pokemon Online Username:Booorego
Dark Horse Pokemon:Mew
Screenshot of Top 80 Ladder Ranking:
Dark Horse Pokemon Complete Set:
(With a decription as well! Be warned, it is kinda long.)
Here's the team I used to get into the top 80 this time around, with brief descritions (don't worry, they aren't nearly as long as mew's was :D):
Metagross @ Leftovers
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 240 HP / 80 Atk / 168 SDef / 20 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Meteor Mash
- Bullet Punch
- Stealth Rock
Bulky all around tank and stealth rock setter, his special defense evs let him battle lati@s, gengar and alakazam, all of whom can give mew trouble.
Rotom-W @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 164 SAtk / 92 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
My main answer to mew’s biggest enemy, heatran. I’m running a more specially defensive spread in order to take water attacks from offensive rain teams better. Hidden power fire usually one shots scizor out of rain (also 2hkos unsuspecting ferrothorn), so this guy is probably my most reliable answer to scizor.
Landorus (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge
- Rock Slide
Standard set here, rock slide is run because I have much more effective ways of dealing with gliscor and I can’t afford to miss against a +1 volcorna, the attack is also handy for finishing off weakened gengar and dragonite.
Tentacruel (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Liquid Ooze
EVs: 220 HP / 244 SAtk / 44 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
- Hydro Pump
- Rapid Spin
- Giga Drain
Probably the “weak link” if I had to pick one. Still a decent pokemon on this team, gets rid of hazards, is another check to heatran, gengar and some hydreigon, giga drain lets me stick it to rotom and gastrodon. and helps take off some of the preassures of being a water resist of of rotom. I never tried it out but starmie seems like he’d be a fine replacement for this guy in theory.
Cloyster (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 248 HP / 84 Atk / 162 Def / 16 SDef
Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
- Icicle Spear
- Ice Shard
Another Dark Horse Pokemon! This one joined the team a bit late to be in the hall of fame, though. Physically defensive cloyster is honestly not nearly a bad as you’d think a defensive grounded ice type would be......if you have rapid spin support. He 100% hard counters all physical dragons from dd nite to cb haxours and is a fantastic counter to thoese pesky gliscors and checks landorous.
Mew @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 160 Def / 98 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
It’s the Dark Horse himself, Mew! I kinda went over mew’s perks and whatnot in the set description above. Just remember, mew is a supporter, and is often not the star of the show (although he has helped me come back from a great many games). On this team for example, his ability counter fighting types and prevent defensive pokemon that would gladly set up on cloyster,metagross and choice locked landlous form setting up makes him a wonderful asset to this team.
TL;DR Taunt-Wow Mew is a fantastic pokemon, try him out.
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about this mew set or even just the team I ended up using.