Originally Posted by Fat Gold Geno
I look at Scrafty and imagine D/P Elecivire: It got a bunch of hype in the beginning, then people started asking the big questions: What does this thing do, is it really as good as its cracked up to be and HOW THE FUCK did it manage to keep being OU for so long?
compare Scrafty to Noobivire.
First of all, Rest+ShedSkin is serious business for recovery. Scrafty is one of the few (if any) Pokes who can efficiently use Rest because of Shed Skin and solid defenses.
Secondly, Scrafty and Noobivire serve two inherently different roles. Scrafty is a bulky Physical sweeper, or a tank. Noobivire is a glass cannon who tries to go mixed and fails miserably.
Thirdly, Noobivire has to switch in to use its ability in order to be good in the long haul. Scrafty can just hit things like a truck and get Moxie boosts, or proceed to laugh at Sableye (or any other status-er) with Shed Skin mechanics, or Rest+ShedSkin.