Introduction: My first Analysis will be on a strange new pokemon named Lopunny. Like most people, when i first saw this thing's ability, all i could think of was how terrible it would be, but after actually sitting down and pondering on it for a while, i realised that this could be a very powerful pokemon indeed, mainly due to item switching... Name: Lopunny Pokedex Number: 428 Classification: Rabbit Height: 3'11" Weight: 73.4 lbs Base Experience: 178 Growth Curve: Normal/Medium Max Experience (lvl 100): 1,000,000 Egg Groups: Ground/Humanshape Steps taken to hatch: 5120 Base Happiness: 140 Capture Rate: 60 EVs you recieve for defeating it: 2+ Speed Location: Diamond/Pearl: Evolve from Buneary Evolution: Buneary (happiness)--> Lopunny Traits: Cute Charm: When a pokemon makes contact with Lopunny, it has a 30% chance of becoming Infatuated Klutz: Lopunny does not recieve any effects from it's hold items Gender Ratio: 50% Each way, kinda odd if you ask me =================== Moves Level up moves: Mirror Coat — Magic Coat — Splash — Pound — Defense Curl — Foresight 6 Endure 13 Return 16 Quick Attack 23 Jump Kick 26 Baton Pass 33 Agility 36 Dizzy Punch 43 Charm 46 Bounce 53 Healing Wish TMs/HMs: TM01 Focus Punch TM03 Water Pulse TM06 Toxic TM10 Hidden Power TM11 Sunny Day TM13 Ice Beam TM14 Blizzard TM15 Hyper Beam TM17 Protect TM18 Rain Dance TM21 Frustration TM22 Solarbeam TM23 Iron Tail TM24 Thunderbolt TM25 Thunder TM27 Return TM28 Dig TM30 Shadow Ball TM32 Double Team TM34 Shock Wave TM42 Facade TM43 Secret Power TM44 Rest TM45 Attract TM52 Focus Blast TM56 Fling TM57 Charge Beam TM58 Endure TM60 Drain Punch TM68 Giga Impact TM73 Thunder Wave TM78 Captivate TM82 Sleep Talk TM83 Natural Gift TM86 Grass Knot TM87 Swagger TM90 Substitute HM01 Cut HM04 Strength HM06 Rock Smash Egg Moves (with some breeding examples): Fake Tears Persian Fake Out Meowth Encore Seel Sweet Kiss Pachirisu Double Hit Aipom Attract Skitty Low Kick Mankey Sky Uppercut Combusken Switcheroo Persian Thunderpunch Ampharos Ice Punch Smeargle Fire Punch Ampharos =================== Stats Base Stats: HP 65 Atk 76 Def 84 SpAtk 54 SpDef 96 Speed 105 Total 480 =================== Strategic Immunities: Ghost Resistances: None Weakness: Fighting Movesets: Moveset 1: Lopunny (F) @ Flame Orb Trait: Klutz EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 176 Spd Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Switcheroo - Encore - Rest - Swagger OK, this first set relies on the Klutz ability, and the move Switcheroo. The trick here is to switch items with the oponent, giving them a perma-burn (even if they use aromatherapy, it just comes back) and lowering thier attack. Then use of Swagger (which is fine when combined with flame orb) Encore and Rest, to keep the oponent at bay while the burn orb gets to work. When you think you have done enough, just switch the orb back again, and switch out to something that can finish it off. Not the best strategy in the world, as it has a few counters, but this thing is more to confound the opponent than anything else. Moveset 2: Lopunny (F) @ Iron Orb Trait: Klutz EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 176 Spd Impish Nature (+Def, -Sp.Atk) - Switcheroo - Thunder Wave - Rest - Fling This guy basically has the ability to make any opponent's speed fall by about 90%. Switching Iron orb also means that the opponent's pokemon are weak to gound attacks and spikes, great if you dont have a pokemon which is able to use gravity. Fling is more there as a novelty than anything else, as it would be rather funny to use up the oponent's item, and the switch your own one back... still, it needs some form of attack, so why not? Moveset 3: Lopunny (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Cute Charm EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spd / 4 Def Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Batton Pass - Agility - Heal Wish / Charge Beam - Substitute Plays rather like Jolteon as a BPer, and does it rather well with it's high speed. It can pass on speed and subs to the oponents, and has the advantage of being able to cute charm most things which try to hit it. As an added bonus, it gets Heal Wish which is able to heal the next pokemon sent out if it happens to faint, and Charge beam which has a 70% chance of raising Sp.Atk (not for you to use, but for the pokemon you are passing to) Other Options There is a few more things this can do, but dont really work without a decent healing move, like Mirror Coat and Magical Coat. They would be rather surprising if they were able to work though, and would catch quite a few pokemon off guard. There is also things like toxic and attract (not really needed if you are using Cute Charm though) which work on any kind of staller, and dont forget that this thing is really fast too. So there you have it, an unexpected Pokemon can actually do some good. As I said before, when I first saw this guy I thought he was just another weak Pokemon, and he kind of is, but it has great potential. Discuss. ^_^ Note: I'm not sure if anyone did an analysis on Lopunny already, but oh well. I found him really interesting and felt like I should write up a post about him.