Originally Posted by Fat Sidfrid
I've been thinking for a good Ground Type pokemon to fit in my electric type weak rain team, on my path I crossed with many good pokemons (Sand Force Hippowdon, Garchomp, Rhyperior, Krokodile, Landorus-I, Landorus-T) but most of then come with a Grass weakness that I don't like, some other come with an Ice weakness that I din't want to take the risk. But there was one that stand out the most: Excadrill
Since I run a mono wheather team (just have DrizzleToad) I won't see the benefit from a Sand Rush Excadrill, on nuggetbridge I saw a Mold Breaker Exca that looks like a good idea, but I felt that he was missing something.... Bulk.
On the Uber subforum I found examples of Bulky Excadrill, but all of then was biased for a 1 Vs. 1 metagame (duh!)
My simple question is: Do you think that a Bulky Excadrill could be viable in the VGC2013 metagame?, of course if this Excadrill is Bulky, Sand Rush is a lesser option in favor of Mold Breaker, IMO.
(In your comments don't restrain the bulky exca to my needs of a check to electryc type, think about him on a broader aspect)
Not really, it just doesn't have the stats. =/
If you want a pokemon that isn't weak to grass, and resists Electric, try Lightningrod Zapdos. It can fill a bulky role quite well. This is what I would use because it draws the attacks in, to up it's special attack. So I would go with this. Your just gonna have to take the ice weakness. With the Lightningrod, you can afford to drop Ev's out of special attack into it's defenses.