Wait a second, there isn't a choice scarf set on site already? Damn, you'd think this would be a no brainer. Guess it just goes to show we still have work to do eh?
Anyway, just want to quickly point out Hypnosis has 60% accuracy, not 55% (nitpicking but we don't want bad info going on site right?). I also really don't like the idea of getting locked into Destiny Bond or Hypnosis, as they give the opponent opportunities to set up but they certainly can have use. Destiny Bond in particular catches my fancy, as it's not something people see coming and can easily remove a key member from their team... assuming your prediction skills are sharp of course.
Also I'm so happy someone other than me mentioned Mamoswine as a partner, everyone seems to forget about him for some reason despite the fact he kicks major ass. Get's owned by Scizor and has difficulty switching in, true, but still. ASS.
Speaking of Scizor, I have a bit of an issue with this point here:
- PURSUIT. Tyranitar and Scizor are this set's worst opponents, if you see them on the opposing team be very careful. Carry a good counter for them always, Terrakion is good for Tyranitar, Gyarados is good at taking care of Scizor.
The issue I have with this isn't that those Pokemon don't counter those two (they do) it's that the don't solve the issue. It doesn't matter if you can switch out to them from Gengar and counter the pursuiter, Gengar still dies. And if you bring those in against the pursuiter in question earlier in the match, they'll just switch out and come back to haunt Gengar later (haunting the ghost, damn they're good!). I mean, no one in their right mind is going to keep Tyranitar in on Terrakion or Scizor in on Gyarados. No, what you need are LURES, and thankfully both of those Pokemon have convenient 4x weaknesses to capitalize on. Expert Belt Jirachi makes a good lure for Scizor, and Tornadus is spectacular at luring in and KOing Ttar with Brick Break (best used in rain otherwise experience players will expect it). Celebi is a decent Scizor lure against inexperienced players, but HP Fire is common enough more experienced players will know better. There are probably better lures than this available but again, I'm too tired to think straight. I just know that Gyarados and Terrakion aren't going to be stopping Gengar from getting pursuit trapped any time soon.