Originally Posted by Fat Woodchuck
ajc rejected 1/0???
it would be a good idea to expand on the reasons that hippowdon should be run over tyranitar: you've already mentioned threats that Tyranitar loses to in the overview but Hippowdon also loses to all of them except Terrakion. :/
Recovery, neutrality to Fighting, and not getting trapped by dugtrio come to mind as things to list.
You're completely right. Although you don't need to be rude about a reject. Should I put that in the Overview or the first set?
Originally Posted by Fat Super Mario Bro
I agree with the set order. Though, I do think Impish should be slashed before Careful on the Mixed Wall set, since it gets more mileage out of boosting its best stat, and it's nice to have an extra buffer against tough EQ users and Terrakion.
No. I know a lot of 3HKOs (aka chances to Slack Off) turn into 2HKOs when you don't run Careful, one of them off the top of my head being Specs Jolteon and LO Thundurus HP Ice.
Careful is too invaluable for the mixed wall. And Impish doesn't make you any more able to counter Terrakion unless it's scarfed or CB locked into Stone Edge, which Careful can counter anyway. Impish with 252 SpDef isn't beating SD Terrakion or taking a CB CC anyday either.
And don't forget that SpDef Hippowdon's biggest selling point is being able to cockblock those special attackers which will give it a chance to change the weather.
Maybe I should just change the set name to SpDef Hippo so nobody gets confused?