Originally Posted by Fat Ojama
252SpAtk Life Orb Hydreigon (+SAtk) Draco Meteor vs 252HP/252SpDef Hippowdon (Neutral): 73% - 86% (307 - 364 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.
Slack Off etc. Also, I don't see how Hydreigon is attracting Mence's and Luke's checks and counters since it hits on the special side while they both hit on the physical side. Do you really think your opponent will send in slowbro against hydreigon ?
Why would you not give Hippowdon +SpDef EVs? Hippowdon's Careful nature would turn Draco Meteor's 2HKO into a 3HKO thanks to the SpA drop, and in the process, Hydreigon loses 10+6.25+10+6.25=32.5% of its health, more if SR is down.
Hippowdon can comfortably take on any Specs-less versions of Hydreigon lacking Surf, Taunt, or Dark Pulse flinches.
Originally Posted by Fat Gary2346
Rarely used anyway, according to this month's usage stats.
Those usage stats are stupid then. Careful is a MUST on SpDef Hippowdon to avoid MANY 2HKOs. In fact, all of those Carefuls could've probably been my Hippowdon, as that's what I ran.