Originally Posted by Fat Hozu
this time. Team info
. Battle vid #51-76533-03725 is where I lost. Guts Machamp OHKO'd Durant, while an untimely crit from Lucario's Shadow Ball ended Latias early. Needed that second CM so Sub could live after a Shadow Ball, then I could setup.
Might Focus Sash be a better choice than the Wide Lens on Cloyster? At +6, Cloyster ends up using Icicle Spear a LOT more than Rock Blast (as it still OHKOs most things that resist it), so in many battles, the Lens doesn't really help you, while the "extra life" from the sash proves highly relevant, particularly given your lowered defenses from Shell Smashing. Plus, in "last enemy pokemon" situations, Sash allows you to safely go for a 100% 2HKO with Icicle Spear on even bulky resisters, meaning you don't need to use Rock Blast as much as you do when Lens is equipped and you might die to the counter attack if the first attack doesn't OHKO. Finally, Sash can let you play a more traditional Peterko style "Shell Smash once then sweep" game in the uncommon situation where Cloyster has to come in on an enemy that has not been Entrained.
Also note that even with the Lens, you have a 1% chance of missing once with Rock Blast, which is equal to the 1% chance you have of missing twice in a row without it (with the Sash keeping you alive after the first miss).