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Ampharos (Update) [WIP]

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by Arcticblast, Aug 4, 2013.

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  1. Arcticblast

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    fuck Eel

    • adorable
    • Overshadowed pretty hard by Eelektross, who is infamous for its mixed attacking prowess and Levitate, and several other NU Electric-types
    • Ampharos actually has a lot of things that these Pokemon don't
    • Highest Special Attack of all NU Electric-types
    • Its low Speed lets it invest more in bulk, allowing it to take hits many other Electric-types would crumple to
    • not SR weak like the Rotom formes
    • somewhat shallow movepool, but has the exclusive Heal Bell, which allows it to fill a niche that other Electric-types in NU simply can't
    • Did I mention it's adorable?

    name: Tank
    move 1: Thunderbolt
    move 2: Signal Beam
    move 3: Focus Blast / Volt Switch
    move 4: Heal Bell / Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb / Magnet / Choice Specs
    ability: Static
    nature: Modest
    evs: 172 HP / 252 SpA / 84 Spe

    • This set attempts to utilize Ampharos's unique traits to their fullest
    • Good bulk allows it to take several hits, while its power allows it to easily retaliate back
    • that Thunderbolt is simply awe-inspiring, dealing massive damage to anything that doesn't resist it
    • Signal Beam hammers Grass-types that think they can switch in on Thunderbolt
    • Focus Blast, Volt Switch, and Heal Bell are all viable options for the last two slots
    • Focus Blast hits Normal- and Rock-types like Kangaskhan and Golem hard, Heal Bell
    • Speed EVs outspeed uninvested base 65 Pokemon such as Alomomola

    name: Specially Defensive
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Discharge
    move 2: Heal Bell
    move 3: Toxic
    move 4: Volt Switch / Focus Blast
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Static
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD

    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Volt Switch
    move 4: Heal Bell / Toxic
    item: Light Clay
    ability: Static
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    name: Agility
    move 1: Agility
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Focus Blast / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Leftovers / Life Orb
    ability: Static
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    other sets will probably be unchanged but might need testing, still working on this ofc
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
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  2. hollywood

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    Not sure how I feel about Agility. If you are going to use it though, I doubt I would run Sub over some kind of coverage move (I'm thinking Signal Beam right now, but I'm not entirely sure). I'm also not thoroughly convinced on dual screens. I feel like it would fit fine in the OO, but I do see the merit of using it (slow Volt Switch to bring out a teammate safely). Other two are definitely fine for me.
  3. hollywood

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    @Arcticblast how is this coming? You're past your deadline, so it'd be great if we could get this finished up asap!
  4. ebeast

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    @Arcticblast It's been well over a month now, so I'm going to have to move this to Locked/Outdated and let someone else reserve Ampharos.

    EDIT: Also 1k post. This is for lasagne :) flcl is gay lol
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