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Join Date: Feb 2012
Added Defensive Escavalier to my previous post.
The additions are underlined
Also, Absol needs an update to remove Choice Scarf / Band mentions, and include the mixed set.
Base Stats: 65 HP / 130 Atk / 60 Def / 75 SpA / 60 SpD / 75 Spe
Abilities: Pressure / Super Luck / Justified
Absol possesses the strongest priority available in RU, its STAB Sucker Punch, which surpasses the power of even Honchkrow's. So, you can bet your bottom dollar that nearly every set will be based around utilizing this aspect to the fullest extent. Absol is typically seen boosting its already sky-high Attack with Swords Dance and Life Orb, and then punishing the opponent with its Sucker Punch. It will also typically carry Substitute to block status and give it an opportunity to set up due to its frailness. Absol is also adept at putting frail Ghost- and Psychic-types in a checkmate position thanks to its incredibly powerful STAB Pursuit and the threat of Sucker Punch. Additionally, Mixed Absol is a great lure for Pokemon like Escavalier and Tangrowth, thanks to its Fire Blast effectively KOing them.
Added a mention of how Hidden Power Rock, and Giga Drain makes it dangerous.
Base Stats: 80 HP / 70 Atk / 40 Def / 100 SpA / 60 SpD / 145 Spe
Abilities: Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden
Boasting the highest Speed stat in RU bar Ninjask, Accelgor can swiftly devastate its opponents. Speed isn't all that's going for it; Accelgor has great Special Attack and fantastic coverage amongst its attacks. Bug Buzz threatens namely the Grass- and Psychic-types in the tier, with Focus Blast bringing up the rear hitting Normal-, Steel-, and Rock-types. Accelgor also has the option of Hidden Power Rock; Hidden Power Rock hits Moltres, which would otherwise wall Accelgor. Giga Drain is another threat to hit Water-types looking for a free entry. Usually, being a Bug-type is a liability; however, in RU, many common Pokémon are weak to Bug, such as Uxie, Slowking, Tangrowth, and Lilligant. Being a powerful offensive threat isn't all that's going for Acceglor; it has access to the slimly distributed Spikes, allowing it to support its team. However, most people overlook that option because of Accelgor's frailty. Despite not being the most common threat around, Accelgor can rip through teams easily given the opportunity.
EDIT: QC can verify this but Aerodactyl through Charizard doesn't need an update
Braviary needs to be edited to include that it has Roost, and the SubBU set, which can set up on walls.
Typing: Normal / Flying
Base Stats: 100 HP / 123 Atk / 75 Def / 57 SpA / 75 SpD / 80 Spe
Abilities: Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Defiant
One might wonder what makes Braviary such a threat, and one has all the right to do so. Braviary's only stats that stand out are his great HP and Attack. Braviary's defensive stats are below average and his middling Speed stat really holds him back from sweeping. But not all Pokémon can make it on their own; with the right tools, Braviary is a force to be reckoned with. Choice Band lets Braviary crush the opposing walls with his STAB Brave Bird and Return, backed up with a strong Superpower. Braviary's middling Speed stat can be patched up with a Choice Scarf, making him a fierce revenge killer, easily OHKOing huge parts of the tier. Braviary can also set up on unsuspecting walls with his Substitute + Bulk Up set, which takes advantage of his ability to make 101 Substitutes. Although Braviary's movepool is scarce and his abilities aren't too helpful, he is still a powerhouse, and an unpredictable one at that.
Mentioned Superpower / Substitute for Crawdaunt.
Typing: Water / Dark
Base Stats: 63 HP / 120 Atk / 85 Def / 90 SpA / 55 SpD / 55 Spe
Abilities: Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability
Crawdaunt boasts good dual STABs in Waterfall and Crunch, resisted by few Pokémon in RU. It is also granted the Adaptability ability, which is really great for Crawdaunt. Coming off of a good base 120 Attack, Adaptability-boosted Waterfall will drown many Pokémon in a gush of water. Crawdaunt also has ways to boost its already high Attack stat—the most common boosting move it uses is Dragon Dance. Dragon Dance also alleviates the problem posed by its low Speed stat, and with 160 Base Power dual STAB moves to make use of, Crawdaunt can easily sweep a team by itself. Setup is made even easier with Substitute, which allows the lobster to easily boost in front of defensive Pokemon. It can even utilize a Choice Band effectively, spamming its STAB moves without much care; the few Pokemon that resist Crawdaunt's dual STABs won't enjoy taking a Superpower. Crawdaunt makes a deadly sweeper in RU, and is a huge threat that should never be overlooked. However, Crawdaunt has a pathetic base 55 Special Defense, meaning it can be fried like a lobster by a single neutral special attack. Other than its low Speed and Special Defense, Crawdaunt does not have many other flaws. If you don't take Crawdaunt as a serious threat, expect yourself to be pinched where it hurts.
Chincinno isn't on the offensive threat list, does QC think we should add it? (see what I did with the spelling ;))
Don't wanna double post :x
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Last edited by Yonko7; Dec 19th, 2012 at 2:29:52 PM.