Dec 18th, 2012, 9:56:31 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Originally Posted by Fat RaikouLover
Volcarona is godly!!! Okay I have a few suggestions. I've been screwing with this beast lately.
For starters, Bulky Quiver Dance is the best set by far and should probably be at the top. Yeah offensive this that whatever. Bulky QD is better because of Roost, which allows the threat of a Volcarona sweep to be prolonged until the end of the battle. It also can WALL Scizor, Breloom, and Conkeldurr in a pinch, which can be pretty significant. Why not capitalize on that? Pokemon that can function both offensively and defensively are easier to fit on teams. With the offensive sets, you usually only get one chance to sweep.
Also, make sure you don't harp too much on support. Volcarona actually doesn't need that much support to be a monster.. really only Rapid Spin. You do not need Sun to use it... just saying.
name: Bulky booster
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Bug Buzz (Hurricane, AC)
move 3: Fiery Dance / Fire Blast
move 4: Roost (Rest, AC)
item: Leftovers (Chesto, AC)
nature: Bold / Modest
evs: 232 HP / 164 Def / 112 Spe
You want the HP closer to max to take advantage of Quiver Dance. This puts it at 369 HP, which means you can switch into SR twice and have optimal leftovers recovery. Put the rest in physical defense. Make sure you mention that 264 Speed is awesome, because you outspeed Jolly Breloom by a point before Quiver, you outspeed Jolteon at +1 (benchmark for OU), and Scarf Latios at +2.
Fire Blast is good enough to get a slash. It always is. Make it so, number one.
Okay, Chesto Rest is just worse than Roost because Quiver Makes you faster. Yeah, it is a one-time status heal, but it is just a lot worse than Roost. I would mention it but it's not good enough for slash (comparatively speaking) because Roost is so baller.
I would also mention Hurricane and I will explain in the next set why. Hurricane works in tandem with Fire Blast or Bug Buzz on a rain team. Hurricane / Fire Blast combo is preferable though. Volcarona is a good fit to counter Breloom and Ferrothorn on Rain teams. Bold is the best nature, but Modest is best if you do go the Rain route because they generally have less trouble with things like Scizor and Conk and can use the extra 10% damage on Ferro. Even uninvested in the rain, Fire Blast does ~80% to Ferro, which effectively puts him out of commission. Plus, using that combo on a Rain team and you can buy an easy 6-0 sun sweep since 90% of sun teams lose to other Volcarona.
For the Bulky Booster set, I'd just like to point out that an EV spread of Timid nature w/ 232HP, 252Def, 8Sp.Atk, and 16Spe gets you the same stats as your spread but with 2 extra stat points in special attack and defense.
It's minor, but every point counts!