Originally Posted by Fat Temp V1
You're entirely right in what you say, all of the mons and sets in the OP have much superior sets, with items that suit much better than gems. Although, as evidenced by Sharpteeth's Sandslash, Gems function more on things that have a much more specific role, rather than just trying to take on the metagame. Its these mons that fill the more niche roles that Gems really benefit. Aside from Flying Gem Gliscor the only other Gem you'll often see on a high usage OU mon is Rock Gem on Terrakion with the SubSD set.
Agreed. That Sandslash is very interesting. The idea of the thread is great, and I'm not knocking gems, but the OP's sets leave a lot to be desired.
On a side not, Rock Gem Terrakion is such a pro; it's the only Terrakion I use. Absolutely love it. That OHKO on Gliscor is wonderful.
@Boondocker: If that's your argument against Flame Orb Conk, then it seems even sillier to run an Ice Gem that you're only going to use to break a Sub. Also, after just one Bulk Up you always break Gliscor's Sub with Drain Punch. Gliscor is just going to get set up on trying to stall you out, and with Flame Orb you prevent the Gliscors that run Toxic from Toxic-ing you and forcing you out in addition to the boost, as opposed to having no item and being sad.