What if Drifblim got Roost?
Drifblim is a pretty cool Spinblocker, but the fact of the matter is that there are absolutely zero spinblockers in the tier that are capable of healing themselves. While Drifblim isn't exactly the most bulky thing, it stands out for doing one thing very, very well - disruption. Thanks to its typing it has quite a few options to swich into, mainly Choice Fighting-type moves which are somewhat easy to predict (and also the occasional Earthquakes). Imagine the current AcroBlimp set, but instead with Roost over Substitute. It would be able to perform its role multiple times (when you think about it, Drifblim can really only do what it needs to once and then pretty much just die). In addition, if there is a set that runs Substitute, then Drifblim could just use Roost to heal damage from the move, which is much more efficient that Leftovers. Finally, Roost allows it to take a Rock move from something like a Sawk in case it tries to predict around it (or bluff some item, even though that case is very rare) as well as Ground (or Rock) Pokemon that try to get through it with Stone Edge after Drifblim switches in on Earthquake - they may be able to do it in with a Burned Stone Edge after 2 turns, but they will never succeed if Drifblim can Roost and possibly stall them out a little bit. Even then, a spinblocker that isn't Frillish with instant recovery would be really nice to have.
What if Zebstrika got Flare Blitz?
While the electric zebra needs a lot more than just Flare Blitz on the physical side... its a good start at least. With Wild Charge and Flare Blitz, it has enough moves so then it can utilize its better Attack rather than its Special Attack for its two main moves. While it doesn't get as powerful of a Hidden Power Grass, Zebstrika wasn't beating Rock or Ground-type Pokemon in the first place oftentimes. Hidden Power Ice was literally for 2 Pokemon as well. Also, using Wild Charge is huge for beating Ludicolo, since Ludicolo is more vulnerable on the physical side than the special side, and Zebby has the niche of outspeeding it in the rain. In addition, it could actually use Sap Sipper for something userful, and having a 120 BP super effective move to smash Amoonguss with would be very nice. Also, it gets a free switch in on Ludicolo if it is using Giga Drain and Chlorophyll users spamming Solarbeam. It could still run Volt Switch to scout for stuff, since its Special Attack isn't unusable uninvested. It wouldn't really be devastating, but I think it would be more effective at its role. Also, Overheat can be annoying with the Special Attack drops, so being able to not have to switch out every two seconds is nice.
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Last edited by Swamp-Rocket; Dec 10th, 2012 at 5:29:34 PM.