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Acrobat Gliscor (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by elDino, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. elDino

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    DONE

    CREDIT to Al_Alchemist and Eo Ut Mortus for the set and the skeleton

    QC Approved: 1/3 Delta 2777, 2/3 wilson46, 3/3 Iconic
    GP Approved: 1/2 NixHex, 2/2 Snorlaxe

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    [SET]
    name: AcroBat
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Acrobatics
    move 3: Earthquake
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Flying Gem
    ability: Sand Veil
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set passes up the use of Gliscor's fantastic ability to wall a variety of dangerous threats, and instead acts as an excellent lure to many of its usual switch-ins. This set is derived from the one that was so popular in Little Cup for Gligar before it was banned from the tier, and it shows great effectiveness in OU. This set can abuse Sand Veil to the fullest, allowing Gliscor to get up a Substitute with ease, before it can Swords Dance up and wreak havoc with its +2 Flying Gem boosted Acrobatics.</p>

    <p>The moves listed allow Gliscor to reach its maximum offensive potential. Substitute is used, as when Gliscor first switches in, most opponents expect it use Protect to activate Toxic Orb. This Gliscor, however, can Substitute, and then Swords Danceup before wrecking the switch-in with an extremely powerful attack. Acrobatics, when boosted by a Flying Gem, can OHKO even Rotom-W, which resists the attack, after Stealth Rock. Sand Veil Garchomp has nothing on this.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The two attacking moves on this set are obvious. Acrobatics is there to give a
    110 Base Power attack, before STAB and the Flying Gem boost, while Earthquake is used for Gliscor's other attack, as it too has STAB, and it provides excellent coverage in conjunction with Acrobatics. Support moves shouldn't really be considered, since a +2 Acrobatics is going to cripple a wall just as much as, say, being inflicted with Toxic poison would; change to a more defensive set if you're going to bother with this.</p>

    <p>You can, however, choose to run different attacking moves, and Roost is also acceptable. Fire Fang isa solid choice, since at +4, Gliscor has a chance to 2HKO physically defensive Skarmory, and the standard variant is always 2HKOed, even at only +2. Roost can be used to recover lost HP, allowing Gliscor to create more Substitutes, but then Gliscor has to give up either Substitute or an attacking move, and most of the time it just really isn't worth the loss.</p>

    <p>Also, Gliscor
    is better off without a coverage move most of the time, as Acrobatics is capable of dealing catastrophic damage. These calculations show just how immensely powerful Gliscor's Acrobatics can be.</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs. 112 HP / 0 Def Modest Rotom-W: (83.64% - 98.14%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Modest Rotom-W: (92.98% - 109.09%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 252 Def Bold Slowbro: (81.73% - 96.19%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 0 HP / 4 Def Timid Thundurus: (106.35% - 125.42%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 252 Def Bold Milotic (101.27% - 119.04%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 184 Def Bold Porygon 2 @ Eviolite: (69.79% - 82.09%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 184 Def Impish Gliscor: (86.72% - 102.54%)</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Each of the above Pokemon is then subsequently outsped and 2HKOed, bar
    Choice Scarf Rotom-W, which is OHKOed after Stealth Rock.</p>

    <p>When one looks at this set, one may be thinking: "Aren't I giving up all of Gliscor's potential defensive prowess by running this set?" Well, you'd be wrong to suggest this, as Gliscor can still take on most physical sweepers without too much difficulty, although it must beware of switching into Excadrill often, as a +2 Life Orb Adamant return will OHKO, and a +2 Air Balloon has a chance to with some prior damage. This Gliscor can also take a Scald from any defensive bulky Water-type, before KOing back with Earthquake or Acrobatics.</p>

    <p>As this set is so excellent at removing Rotom-W, Pokemon that do well when it is removed work excellently as teammates. Pokemon such as Excadrill and Terrakion, which appreciate the removal of Rotom-W and other bulky Water-types such as Slowbro, work wonders here. Tyranitar or Hippowdon is an essential teammate, as it activates Sand Veil, which allows Gliscor to dodge some crucial moves. For example, Rotom-W only has a 46% chance to hit with Hydro Pump twice in a row, which means Gliscor can grab a 2HKO a lot of the time on its arch nemesis.</p>

    <p>A few Pokemon do beat this set, though, and Skarmory, OU's best bird, is one of those. It can simply Whirlwind away Gliscor, or even set up a layer of Spikes if it dares to do so. Bronzong is in the same boat, and it has Hidden Power Ice to annihilate Gliscor, sending it to its grave. Magnezone is an example of an exemplary teammate to get rid of those nasty Steel-types, and it allows Gliscor's team to perhaps form a Dragon-type + Magnezone combination. Back to counters, if Gliscor is without a Substitute, anything faster with a super effective move can take it out, including but not limited to Thundurus, Choice Scarf Politoed, and Starmie. They must beware of a potential miss, however.</p>
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    You can do the writeup now, as Iconic stated that this would have full QC approval when presented.

    Also, we're allowed to do full sets now?
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    QC Approved (1/3)

    Mention Magnzone as a partner to take care of Skarmory (and Bronzong if you run Magnet Rise).
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    Ah!

    QC Approved 3/3
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    [SET]
    name: AcroBat
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Acrobatics
    move 3: Earthquake
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Flying Gem
    ability: Sand Veil
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set passes up the use of Gliscor's fantastic ability to wall a variety of dangerous threats, and instead acts as an excellent lure to many of its usual switch-ins. This set is derived from the one that was so popular in Little Cup for Gligar before it was banned from the tier, and it shows great effectiveness in OU. This set can abuse Sand Veil to the fullest, allowing Gliscor to get up a Substitute with ease, before it can Swords Dance up and wreak havoc with its +2 Flying Gem boosted Acrobatics.</p>

    <p>The moves on the set listed allow Gliscor to reach its maximum offensive potential. Substitute is used, as when Gliscor first switches in,(comma) most opponents expect it use Protect to activate Toxic Orb. This Gliscor, however, can Substitute, and then Swords Dance up, before wrecking the switch-in with an extremely powerful attack. Acrobatics, when boosted by a Flying Gem, can OHKO even Rotom-W, which resists the attack, after Stealth Rock. That shows how much of a beastly bat this Gliscor is. Sand Veil Garchomp has nothing on this.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The two attacking moves on this set are obvious. Acrobatics is there to give a 130 110 Base Power attack, before STAB and the Flying Gem boost, while Earthquake is used for Gliscor's other attack, as it too has STAB, and it provides excellent coverage in conjunction with Acrobatics. Support moves shouldn't really be considered, since a +2 Acrobatics is going to cripple a wall just as much as, say, being inflicted with Toxic poison would; change to a more defensive set if you're going to bother with this.</p>

    <p>You can, though, however, choose to run different attacking moves, and Roost is also acceptable. Fire Fang is an acceptable choice, since at +4, Gliscor has a chance to 2HKO physically defensive Skarmory, and the standard variant is always 2HKOed, even at only +2. Roost can be used to recover lost HP, allowing Gliscor to create more Substitutes, but then Gliscor has to give up either Substitute or an attacking move, and most of the time it just really isn't worth the loss.</p>

    <p>Also, Gliscor can do is better off without a coverage move most of the time, and these calculations show just how immensely powerful the Acrobat's Acrobatics can be.</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs. 112 HP / 0 Def Modest Rotom-W: (83.64% - 98.14%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Modest Rotom-W: (92.98% - 109.09%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 252 Def Bold Slowbro: (81.73% - 96.19%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 0 HP / 4 Def Timid Thundurus: (106.35% - 125.42%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 252 Def Bold Milotic (101.27% - 119.04%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 184 Def Bold Porygon 2 @ Eviolite: (69.79% - 82.09%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 184 Def Impish Gliscor: (86.72% - 102.54%)</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Each of the above Pokemon is then subsequently outsped and 2HKOed, bar Choice Scarf Rotom-W, which is OHKOed after Stealth Rock.</p>

    <p>When one looks at this set, one may be thinking: "Aren't I giving up all of Gliscor's potential defensive prowess by running this set?" Well, you'd be wrong to suggest this, as Gliscor can still take on most physical sweepers without too much difficulty, although it must beware of switching into Excadrill often, as a +2 Life Orb Adamant return will OHKO, and a +2 Air Balloon has a chance to with some prior damage. This Gliscor can also take a Scald from any defensive bulky Water-type, before KOing back with Earthquake or Acrobatics.</p>

    <p>As this set is so excellent at removing Rotom-W, Pokemon that do well when it is removed work excellently as teammates. Pokemon such as Excadrill and Terrakion, which appreciate the removal of Rotom-W and other bulky Water-types such as Slowbro, work wonders here. Tyranitar or Hippowdon is an essential teammate, as it activates Sand Veil, which allows Gliscor to dodge some crucial moves. For example, Rotom-W only has a 46% chance to hit with Hydro Pump twice in a row, which means Gliscor can grab a 2HKO a lot of the time on its arch nemesis.</p>

    <p>A few Pokemon do beat this set, though, and Skarmory, OU's best bird, is one of those. It can simply Whirlwind away the Gliscor, or even set up a layer of Spikes if it dares to do so. Bronzong is in the same boat, and it has Hidden Power Ice to annihilate Gliscor, sending it to its grave. Magnezone is an example of an exemplary teammate to get rid of those nasty Steel-types, and it allows Gliscor's team to perhaps form a Dragon-type + Magnezone combination. Back to counters, if Gliscor is without a Substitute, anything faster with a super effective move can take it out, including but not limited to Thundurus, Choice Scarf Politoed, and Starmie. They must beware of a potential miss, however.</p>


    Fine job.

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    [GP 1/2]

    p.s. I heard JT Swift did GP checks...
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    [SET]
    name: AcroBat
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Acrobatics
    move 3: Earthquake
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Flying Gem
    ability: Sand Veil
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set passes up the use of Gliscor's fantastic ability to wall a variety of dangerous threats, and instead acts as an excellent lure to many of its usual switch-ins. This set is derived from the one that was so popular in Little Cup for Gligar before it was banned from the tier, and it shows great effectiveness in OU. This set can abuse Sand Veil to the fullest, allowing Gliscor to get up a Substitute with ease, before it can Swords Dance up and wreak havoc with its +2 Flying Gem boosted Acrobatics.</p>

    <p>The moves listed allow Gliscor to reach its maximum offensive potential. Substitute is used, as when Gliscor first switches in, most opponents expect it use Protect to activate Toxic Orb. This Gliscor, however, can Substitute, and then Swords Dance up, up before wrecking the switch-in with an extremely powerful attack. Acrobatics, when boosted by a Flying Gem, can OHKO even Rotom-W, which resists the attack, after Stealth Rock. That shows how much of a beastly bat this Gliscor is. Sand Veil Garchomp has nothing on this.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The two attacking moves on this set are obvious. Acrobatics is there to give a
    110 Base Power attack, before STAB and the Flying Gem boost, while Earthquake is used for Gliscor's other attack, as it too has STAB, and it provides excellent coverage in conjunction with Acrobatics. Support moves shouldn't really be considered, since a +2 Acrobatics is going to cripple a wall just as much as, say, being inflicted with Toxic poison would; change to a more defensive set if you're going to bother with this.</p>

    <p>You can, however, choose to run different attacking moves, and Roost is also acceptable. Fire Fang is an acceptable a solid choice, since at +4, Gliscor has a chance to 2HKO physically defensive Skarmory, and the standard variant is always 2HKOed, even at only +2. Roost can be used to recover lost HP, allowing Gliscor to create more Substitutes, but then Gliscor has to give up either Substitute or an attacking move, and most of the time it just really isn't worth the loss.</p>

    <p>Also, Gliscor
    is better off without a coverage move most of the time, as Acrobatics is capable of dealing catastrophic damage. These and these calculations show just how immensely powerful the Acrobat's Gliscor's Acrobatics can be.</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs. 112 HP / 0 Def Modest Rotom-W: (83.64% - 98.14%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Modest Rotom-W: (92.98% - 109.09%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 252 Def Bold Slowbro: (81.73% - 96.19%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 0 HP / 4 Def Timid Thundurus: (106.35% - 125.42%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 252 Def Bold Milotic (101.27% - 119.04%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 184 Def Bold Porygon 2 @ Eviolite: (69.79% - 82.09%)</li>
    <li>+2 Gliscor Flying Gem Acrobatics vs 252 HP / 184 Def Impish Gliscor: (86.72% - 102.54%)</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Each of the above Pokemon is then subsequently outsped and 2HKOed, bar
    Choice Scarf Rotom-W, which is OHKOed after Stealth Rock.</p>

    <p>When one looks at this set, one may be thinking: "Aren't I giving up all of Gliscor's potential defensive prowess by running this set?" Well, you'd be wrong to suggest this, as Gliscor can still take on most physical sweepers without too much difficulty, although it must beware of switching into Excadrill often, as a +2 Life Orb Adamant return will OHKO, and a +2 Air Balloon has a chance to with some prior damage. This Gliscor can also take a Scald from any defensive bulky Water-type, before KOing back with Earthquake or Acrobatics.</p>

    <p>As this set is so excellent at removing Rotom-W, Pokemon that do well when it is removed work excellently as teammates. Pokemon such as Excadrill and Terrakion, which appreciate the removal of Rotom-W and other bulky Water-types such as Slowbro, work wonders here. Tyranitar or Hippowdon is an essential teammate, as it activates Sand Veil, which allows Gliscor to dodge some crucial moves. For example, Rotom-W only has a 46% chance to hit with Hydro Pump twice in a row, which means Gliscor can grab a 2HKO a lot of the time on its arch nemesis.</p>

    <p>A few Pokemon do beat this set, though, and Skarmory, OU's best bird, is one of those. It can simply Whirlwind away the Gliscor, or even set up a layer of Spikes if it dares to do so. Bronzong is in the same boat, and it has Hidden Power Ice to annihilate Gliscor, sending it to its grave. Magnezone is an example of an exemplary teammate to get rid of those nasty Steel-types, and it allows Gliscor's team to perhaps form a Dragon-type + Magnezone combination. Back to counters, if Gliscor is without a Substitute, anything faster with a super effective move can take it out, including but not limited to Thundurus, Choice Scarf Politoed, and Starmie. They must beware of a potential miss, however.</p>


    rock-solid stuff

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