this is true actually. i made this one team with gyarados+magneton and i noticed it was wrecked by special tar and had nothing for last pokemon curselax, so i put restalk machamp on it with the EVs listed in the analysis here, but then when i went into netbattle's damage calc i figured out that hariyama can match that set's 352 attack with extra physical defensive bulk, and also has access to THICK FAT which makes it an even better counter for fire blast tyranitar. however, hariyama is lacking a bit in speed, but that doesn't matter too much because all of the things you need it to beat are pretty slow.
300 attack return to machamp with 252 hp/120 def = 37-43%
300 attack return to hariyama with 12hp/252 def = 35-41%
176 evs to make 352 attack (guaranteed to 2hko +1 def snorlax), then you can choose to tuck the rest of the evs in speed or s.def, it doesn't matter too much which. if you really need hariyama to counter like... regice or porygon2 or houndoom or something, you can give it tons of s.def instead and scrimp on def evs. its huge hp and even defenses makes it more versatile as a tank.
<&spies> FUCK i just SNEEZED and made a MESS
Last edited by shrapn3l; Jul 7th, 2012 at 6:12:57 PM.