1. New to the forums? Check out our Mentorship Program!
    Our mentors will answer your questions and help you become a part of the community!
  2. Welcome to Smogon Forums! Please take a minute to read the rules.

Ask A Little Question, Get A Little Answer

Discussion in 'BW LC' started by Dubulous, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Caledrith

    Caledrith

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    188
    Ty EM. I got my shineys for them :D. Ok, so now i need to find a good physical wall. Help?
  2. Maxb

    Maxb

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Slowpoke is good
  3. Chieliee

    Chieliee

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,811
    Ferroseed too
  4. Monicro

    Monicro

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    What's a good bug type to round out my team's resistances (2 of my pokemon are weak to fighting and ground and I could really use a pokemon resistant to both)? I would go with Scyther or Yanma but they're banned so they're out. I was thinking Karrablast maybe?
  5. Elevator Music

    Elevator Music
    is a Forum Moderatoris a Site Staff Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7,742
    It generally depends on the rest of the team, but Shelmet is a good Bug-type as it is capable of easily walling most Fighting- and Ground-types.

    Alternatively if you need a different Pokemon, you could use something like Gastly who is immune to both Fighting and Ground, or a Flying-type such as Wingull or Ducklett?
  6. Caledrith

    Caledrith

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    188
    Ok, how do you get hydropump on Staryu. It cant learn egg moves because you have to breed with ditto.
  7. PoJ

    PoJ

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,695
    Your only option for getting HPump (Or any level up move, like Recover and Rapid Spin) is to breed in RSE (It might be only Emerald) and use the Pomeg Glitch.

    Edit: Not sure if that link explains the glitch very well, but it shows a video for it.
  8. HellFireVio94

    HellFireVio94

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    43
    Sup? I'm a little new here, and I was wondering where I could post my Little Cup team. And where the rules of the L.C are?
  9. Diana

    Diana This isn't even my final form
    is a Pokemon Researcheris a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,394
    You can post your team here, though make sure to read the RMT rules before posting there.

    LC rules are here. Hope that helps!
  10. HellFireVio94

    HellFireVio94

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    43
    Cool. Thanks!
  11. Lady Shinki

    Lady Shinki

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    408
    Just for a bit of activity, has anybody tried Baton Pass in LC?

    Whether it's teams dedicated to setting up something like Stored Power Eviolite Munna or SD+RP Gligar going to Totodile, is it a viable strategy?
  12. Drifloon

    Drifloon

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    199
    Gligar is banned though... .-.

    Anyways, I really doubt that LC Baton pass is viable because unlinke OU, hyper offense is a viable play stall and baton pass will just fall to its hard attacks. There's also no Espeon so yeah :x
  13. Antar

    Antar Self-anointed Czar of LC UU
    is a Battle Server Administratoris a Programmeris a Super Moderatoris a Community Contributor
    Official Data Miner

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    3,149
    And Natu only gets Baton Pass through purification in XD (read: not legal for Little Cup)
  14. PoJ

    PoJ

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,695
    Baton Pass chain teams are actually viable if you can build the team really well. I've faced one Baton Pass chain team and I lost like 6 or 5-0.... so either Baton Pass chains are amazing or I really suck (Which could be it). :P
  15. Lady Shinki

    Lady Shinki

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    408
    Oh, Gligar got banned this gen?

    I only messed around with LC a tiny bit last time, so I wasn't too sharp on the details other than that knowing that Scyther is a broken piece of shit. I just figured that with the relative lack of phazing due to hyper offensive play, that baton pass could find a way to set up on good matchups and bp out into another member of the chain.
  16. Zephyr

    Zephyr Life Stream
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,325
    It wasn't banned this generation persay, but it was banned in the last round of suspect testing. (So yes, it is banned.)
  17. Dodobird133

    Dodobird133

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    I want to learn the little cup meta, but it seems like the Smogon PO server's LC is dead. Where can I go for battles?
  18. Drifloon

    Drifloon

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    199
    You might just be coming on at the wrong times, there's almost always 1 or 2 people on.
  19. Brophlosion

    Brophlosion

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    215
    This may sound like a dumb question. But is Evolite allowed in this tier? That sounds way to overpowered.
  20. PoJ

    PoJ

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,695
    Yes, Eviolite is allowed. Imo, it's not really broken. I think it balances out the tier and makes some potentially broken things easier to keep in check. That's just me, though :P
  21. Brophlosion

    Brophlosion

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    215
    Alright. I have no clue(Don't really play LC) I'll try testing it. You'd think it would be crazy broken. ty.
  22. Ray Jay

    Ray Jay "The sky's the limit, okey-dokey!"
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus
    Mentor

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,692
    Some would argue that it is. A team of 6 pokes with evoilite is not uncommon, and for good reason.
  23. HellFireVio94

    HellFireVio94

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    43
    I'm going to retry this LC thing again. I'll try Scraggy, Togepi, Archen, Snivy, Mareep, and Dratini. Now, from what I understand, there are move combantions that are "illegal" and EV training is limited? First, can I have some sort of chart on illegal move combos? And I wanna train Scraggy with Attack and Speed, along with some HP. Is there a calulator that can tell how much EVs are in each stats have so I can post that information too?
  24. Ray Jay

    Ray Jay "The sky's the limit, okey-dokey!"
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus
    Mentor

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,692
    Ok, answering your question one part at a time:

    EVs: There are calculators out there, for sure. However, the best way is to simply open up Pokemon Online, change the Pokemon's level to 5, and then mess around with EVs until you see how many it takes to go up a stat.

    Move legality: Most moves that a Pokemon gains by level up are legal, provided that the Pokemon is not genderless. For example, Golett learns Shadow Punch through level up, but is illegal as it is genderless. Other move legality / combo issues arise from Dream World abilities, which are not compatible with 4th gen move tutor moves or 4th gen TM moves.

    Thanks and hope I helped!
  25. HellFireVio94

    HellFireVio94

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    43
    This helped alot! But how about this set up?
    Scraggy, Male
    Item: Evolite
    Ability: Shed Skin
    Moves:
    Rest
    Bulk Up
    Brick Break
    Zen Headbutt
    Would this be OK to use? Brick Break covers Dark, Steel, Rock, Normal, and can hammer more damage with Bulk Up. Zen Headbutt can take care of Poison and Fighting, plus more with Bulk Up. Rest heals 100% HP and can restore sleep quickly with Shed Skin. Bulk Up's Defense gain is used in combo with Rest/Shed Skin. Although Speed would be it's enemy, if it's stats with Bulk up are 3x used with Bulk Up, Scraggy could possibly OHKO any Pokemon, because everything can be hit. As I recall, Sableye and Spiritomb are banned from LC, correct? So Dark-Ghost typing isn't a worry.

    EDIT: I actually am forgetting Zen Headbutt because he can learn moves like Stone Edge and Payback, which might be useful. Any thoughts?
    Stone Edge beats: Flying, Bug, Fire, and can OHKO (with Bulk Up) almost all enemies.

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)