Originally Posted by Fat RaikouLover
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?!
Fake Out 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..
Close Combat 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.
Pursuit 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.
Bulk - 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?
On Close Combat, well, wouldn't you rather be using Lucario or Terrakion if you wanted something to use Close Combat? At least, I would.
Pursuit... Umm... Scizor, Tyranitar, Weavile? If you want Pursuit, use any one of these Pokemon because they do it better than Hitmontop.
Also, Breloom has Low Sweep to similarly deal high damage when it doesn't need to use priority. The power increase from Close Combat is for the most part offset by Hitmontop's low base Attack anyway.
As for bulk.... Scizor has a Steel typing, so in the long run, its bulk will end up being more relevant since it has a good number of resistances unlike Hitmontop. That, and actually good base Attack. The last time I used Technitop was in the Excadrill meta, where Technician Mach Punch was actually useful to revenge Excadrill and Technician Breloom didn't exist. But without either of those factors around... It's hard justifying any usage of Technitop when you have two better options for Technician abusers.