Pokemon Showdown! Username: vwgold
Hall of Fame Standing: None
Dark Horse Pokemon Currently Working With: Deoxys-d
Current Ladder Standing on Pokemon Showdown!: 2043
Deoxys-Defense @ Tanga Berry
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
- Night Shade
- Stealth Rock
How did you choose your Dark Horse Pokemon for this project? What lead you to choose the Pokemon you did? Did you have regrets or were you happy with your selection?
I've played with Deoxys-defense before and it surprised me how well it does. Finding out it had less than 5% usage surprised me and I wanted to prove it belongs much higher.
How did you go about building a team for your Dark Horse Pokemon? Which kinds of teammates did you consider? What factors contributed to the team you created?
Since Deoxys-d is mainly for setting up hazards i decided to go with an offensive team. i threw gengar and dragonite on since gengar is the only offensive spin blocker and dragonite destroys a lot after hazards. Then i threw on genesect since it forces switches which, with hazards, is important. Then i threw on alakazam so i could revenge kill pretty much any poke that set up on deoxys-d thanks to focus sash. Lastly i decided to use breloom since i've tried it before and the choice band set stunned me. i decided to pick a swords dance set since, after a swords dance, mach punch and bullet seed can sweep pretty easily. I used to run lucario over breloom, but after testing breloom fitted better.
Do you think it is more difficult or less difficult to ladder with a Dark Horse Pokemon? Why? Does the element of surprise play a factor in your battles? Is it easier to fight with a "highly used"" team or with Pokemon that are less common?
I don't think it was harder. In fact, i find it easier to battle with deoxys-d offense than with standard teams. How easily it sets up hazards is great for offense.