Originally Posted by Fat Lee
itt hitmontop gets outclassed by a fusion of breloom, scizor, weavile, mienshao, bisharp, terrakion and lucario.
fake out+mach punch+sucker punch allows you to revenge a bunch of stuff that breloom could only dream of and the bulk allows you to switch into stuff like scarf terrakion or latios in a pinch. you're also seriously underestimating how much a LO Close Combat hurts. technitop is a great utility pokemon to have on your team as he gives you a safety blanket that not many non-choice'd pokemon can hope to offer.
when did we become so hyper-critical with regards to what gets a set and what doesn't that people are sitting here and saying, without a hint of irony, that 'breloom is a better user of mach punch and terrakion is a better user of CC and Ambipom is a better user of Fake Out and Bisharp is a better user of Sucker Punch thetefore technitop shouldn't get a set.' do me a favour...
It's not about being outclassed, Technitop is just a bad Pokemon in OU. 3 of its moves are dedicated priority moves, one of which doesn't even work past the first turn. It's only claim to fame is revenge killing, but it doesn't do do anything else. I just don't think being a good revenge killer alone is enough to justify having a set, especially when you consider it loses to a lot of good of Pokemon. It doesn't revenge kill every sweeper in the metagame; it really only gets Terrakion, Hydreigon, Lucario, Starmie*, Latios*, Alakazam, Kyurem and Mamoswine. (you need to gamble if you want to revenge kill Starmie or Latios and you only get one chance, if your opponent sees through Sucker Punch, you're dead in the water)*
I can admit that a well played TechniTop is probably on par / better
at straight up revenge killing than Breloom/Scizor, but it has nothing else to offer. Breloom can Spore / Sweep & Scizor is... well Scizor. What else can it do outside of revenge killing besides being able to tank a Close Combat from Scarf Terrakion?