They play completely different. You don't play Technitop as a sweeper because it is not. It is a dedicated revenge killer and it is damn good at it. They play so completely differently it is not even funny like what the hell?!
is what makes it work. Fake Out + Mach Punch is what lets it revenge kill shit, so don't compare that to Breloom in power. Fake Out + Mach Punch OHKOs Alakazam and doesn't care about Sash, for example. Fake Out + Mach Punch is the whole point of the set anyway.. that is why it is called Technitop..
with a Life Orb is Close Combat. Breloom has trouble causing enough damage to things like Jirachi and other bulkier shit that resists Seed Bomb. Life Orb Close Combat is Life Orb Close Combat. If you need to just plow shit, you can do it.
perfectly viable on it as well for certain teams. Once people figure out your shit and want to save something you can pick off a kill.
- Hitmontop is surprisingly difficult to OHKO without a Choice Item unlike Breloom. In a lot of worse case scenarios, you can beat things one on one with a simple Fake Out + Close Combat or Close Combat + Mach Punch. For example, non Choice Band Garchomp loses to Technitop one on one because of pure Bulk. Outrage maxes at 79% and you beat it with Close Combat + Mach Punch. Choice Band Scizor suffers a similar fate. Just examples...
Scizor's as a Technician user doesn't quite do the same thing as Technitop either.. Bullet Punch has worse typing coverage, and again.. it lacks Close Combat. I'm not saying Hitmontop isn't more useful because it certainly is not but it is different
. Why don't people acknowledge different pokemon rather than trying to compare everything?
Originally Posted by Fat LucaroarkZ
In fact, that reminds me - Technician doesn't boost anything on Hitmontop except for Fake Out (lol bad), Mach Punch (outdone by Breloom), and Bullet Punch (Scizor anyone?). On Breloom, it boosts Mach Punch, Bullet Seed, and Low Sweep! Holy shit, that's 75% of a whole set and all of those moves are actually, like, I dunno, good on Breloom! And if you want a bulkier Technician user, don't we have this Pokemon called Scizor? Umm..... Ok, yeah, find me a good reason to use Technitop... Oh wait, there isn't one.
What is with the smug attitude? Technician can boost Pursuit as well, but you don't need to use Technician on your entire set when you have 120 Base Power
Close Combat and 100 Base Power
Stone Edge... At what point does Technician matter? How is that relevant to the set in any way?