And now for some light hearted fun in the replays department:
ALL HAIL KING SHUCKLE
Shuckle (F) @ Stone Plate
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Def
IVs: 0 Spd
- Rock Slide
- Power Split
- Gyro Ball
This set is not for the eyes of men. Beware thyselves, for the queen of doubles has arrived. Sporting a massive 612
attack after power splitting Kyurem-B and getting memento setup by her old pal Whimsiscott, this Shuckle set completely rips apart Doubles. I fear for the safety of the metagame if this monster does not get the boot to Doubles Ubers ASAP.
In all due seriousness, this is a textbook case of "What not to do" in a doubles battle. My setup in this fight is extremely complicated, extravagant, and hell even over the top. The gameplan is to turn 1 suicide Whimiscott with memento into Shuckle, thus giving it +2 attack. Then we send out Kyurem-B, who after power split raises Shuckle's attack to 612. Jynx is insurance against rain teams - you can turn their super dangerous water type attacks into healing
for shuckle with skill swap (the only pokemon who has both skill swap and a water immunity ability), thus completely turning the usual counters on their head. Latias is just there to be a heal pulse/helping hand bot.
How do you stop this presumably unstoppable onsalught, you ask? Well for starters, most Swift Swim abusers outspeed and really put the hurt on Shuckle if you get in fast, leaving the team effectively crippled beyond repair. Secondly, while it has a lot of defense, it's still far from immortal - a few strong attacks like draco meteor should do the trick eventually. Thirdly, this battle shows the utility a Taunt user can bring to the team - one taunt, and my shenangins would be over. Finally, this battle teaches you a important lesson: shoot the medic first
. If someone's relying on heal pulse to keep a monster of a setup pokemon alive, kill the heal pulser first.