Originally Posted by Fat /B/utterfree
Each of Rhydon's sets, be they the Tank Eviolite or even the Rock Polish set, has a hard counter in Crawdaunt
I might not play RU anymore, but just that is enough to disqualify everything else you said. Crawdaunt is not a hard counter to anything, not even Slowking. Crawdaunt cannot switch into SpecsKing and even Defensive will break its Subs with Scald or potentially burn it if it tries to DD. To humor you, I'll even post some calcs to show how ludicrous that statement was.
- 252 Atk Rhydon (+Atk) Earthquake vs 4 HP/0 Def Crawdaunt: 76.49% - 90.67% (2 hits to KO)
- 252 Atk Life Orb Rhydon (+Atk) Earthquake vs 4 HP/0 Def Crawdaunt: 100% - 117.54% (Guaranteed OHKO)
- 0 Atk Rhydon Earthquake vs 4 HP/0 Def Crawdaunt: 57.46% - 68.28% (2 hits to KO)
Crawdaunt is a terrible switch into Rhydon, especially the Rock Polish set which just plain OHKOes and even Defensive Rhydon is getting in a pretty solid 2HKO. Defensive Rhydon by the way can actually live an Adaptability Waterfall from Crawdaunt [252 Atk Adaptability Crawdaunt Waterfall vs 252 HP/252 Def Eviolite Rhydon (+Def) : 67.63% - 81.16% (2 hits to KO)]