| 88 | Zangoose | 465 | 0.908% | 351 | 0.829% |
Im surprised people arent using Zangoose more tbh, its a really good wallbreaker and late game cleaner in the RU metagame. With the addition of a toxic boost facade to its arsenal, zangoose is one of the hardest pokemon to switch into in the tier, not even physically defensive cresselia can take two toxic boost facades from this nigga, he has excellent coverage in close combat and night slash, and even has decently powerful priority to top it all off. If your really ballsy and have pursuit support, you can even slap swords dance on him to OHKO pretty much the entire tier. Zangoose's only 100% counter is spiritomb from my experience, and tomb isnt that hard to play around imo. Zangoose may suffer from relative fraility and being on a timer, but from my BW2 experiences with the mighty mongoose, it isnt uncommon to be on a 3 turn timer and get 3 KOs in 3 turns, im just wondering why people havent thought to use this guy more? Oh ya, here are some damage calculations of the sheer bone crushing power zangoose has going for it.
Toxic boost zangoose Facade vs 252/144 Slowking: (140 Base Power): 319 - 376 (80.96% - 95.43%)
Toxic boost zangoose Facade vs 252/252+ Cresselia :493 Atk vs 372 Def & 444 HP (140 Base Power): 199 - 235 (44.82% - 52.93%)
Toxic boost zangoose Facade vs 252/252+ Tangrowth:493 Atk vs 383 Def & 404 HP (140 Base Power): 195 - 229 (48.27% - 56.68%)
Toxic Boost zangoose Close Combat vs 252/220+ Steelix:493 Atk vs 541 Def & 354 HP (120 Base Power): 158 - 186 (44.63% - 52.54%)
Toxic boost zangoose Facade vs 172 hp/0 Escavalier: 493 Atk vs 246 Def & 321 HP (140 Base Power): 150 - 177 (46.73% - 55.14%)
Toxic Boost zangoose Facade vs 0 hp / 0 Defense Durant 493 Atk vs 260 Def & 258 HP (140 Base Power): 142 - 168 (55.04% - 65.12%).
Also, one of zangoose's best counters, cofagrigus is now UU, so keep that in mind!
16:46 <TLCNU> Esca literally is 2HKO'd by Stoutland Fire Fang
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Last edited by Molk; Nov 2nd, 2012 at 2:40:55 PM.