Aug 16th, 2012, 7:33:35 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
On a meteor. Or something.
Originally Posted by Fat Shovel
nyway, I have a bad Kingdra set that has led me to many victories on many occasions, due to the diverse moves that I provided. It is very similar to the already posted "Mixed Dragon Dance," however, it was made for a sun team as a counter to Heatran (meaning obligatory Water Stab is nullified), so I had to work my way around it's walling my Kingdra.
Kingdra @ Life Orb
Trait: Swift Swim
EVs: 144 Spd / 112 Atk / 252 SAtk
- Dragon Dance
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Ice Beam
Dragon Dance is definitely physical wall bait, especially when the sun is up. HP Ground, as stated, is there to hit opposing Heatran which have the potential to really hurt sun teams. Hp Fire used to be in this spot, but I never found it as useful. In any case, I believe HP Ground and Ice Beam receive near perfect if not perfect coverage, while Outrage is one of the best Stab moves. This is especially the case after some Dragon Dances.
The Evs are a little arsed, as all I did was swap them around from the "Mixed Dragon Dance" set to see fit to my new set. Max Special attack because Outrage + Dragon Dance, and Dragon Dance boosts speed whilst Life Orb allows for stronger attacks on the special side. Mild Nature allows for maximum special attack, while taking out defense in the process (Mind you, this is made to combat Heatrans, which are generally Special Attackers).
My favourite kind of Pokemon are ones that can potentially hit from both sides. Not only does this make the opponent have to predict better, but it can also confuse them. Kingdra is a really great Mixed attacker, and Dragon Dance helps it achieve maximum confusion with it's special moves.
The only problem I see with excluding Hp Fire, is Ferrothorn. But, with teammates such as Sunny Day Heatran, I think this Kingdra does good to it's name, without making me have to sacrifice a team slot for something "better," for the simple case of it being able to reliably take out opposing Pokemon, rather than just surprise them and then get taken out one hit.
It looks good. However, I'm questioning the use of Ice Beam here. Dragon and Ground already have near-perfect coverage, and nothing that resists both is weak to Ice. There are better options available. I would suggest Hydro Pump as a special STAB, since it tears through Skarmory, which would otherwise be this set's biggest counter imo. With your EVs, Hydro Pump gets a guaranteed OHKO on physically defensive Skarm after rocks, and a guaranteed 2HKO in sun after rocks. The only problem I can see with that is not having great coverage if you don't want to lock yourself into Outrage. If that's a problem, I'd suggest Dragon Pulse instead.
Anyway thats just a theorymon so take it with a grain of sand.
That's all I have to say.